A few records that seem to have gone under the radar here and elsewhere:
Disheveled Cuss - S/T: Just found out about this one. FFO of Weezer, I guess, sounds a bit like Ovlov to give a more recent example.
Arboretum - Let It All In: Rock/Folk/Country with great meandering guitar jams.
Tesa - Control: Latvian post-metal. Satisfyingly heavy.
Arvo Party - Electronic in the Jon Hopkins/FourTet mould. But they’ve also released 3 (!) other records this year, 2x ambient and the 3rd sort of sunny Balearic 80s tunes
2nd Grade - Hit to Hit: 24 songs clocking in at 41 minutes, there are a few misses among the “hits”. But at their best they are brilliant small nuggets of indie perfection.