Heroes to Zeros
Kicking off with the anthemic “Assessment,” Heroes to Zeros is the opposite of its title, proving again why the Beta Band is one of the best bands in the world, and one of the most underrated. They inspire a Dave Matthews-like following in their native UK but are way cooler, morphing indie, folk and electronica into a mind-melting blend of unassumming warmth. Full of surprises, this is an album that begs to be played front to back on repeat. If you don’t know who the Beta Band is, you should.