07/07/2014 12:51 EDT

Best Indie Albums Of 2014 (So Far)

Yebo Music

2014 is half over, and even though there are still some upcoming releases for the back nine of the calendar that are sure to make many critics’ year-end lists (looking at you, Broncho) we've compiled a group of ten records that have made their stamp already in this year's indie world.

Between a group of relative unknowns, comeback captains, and sophomore successes, the indie (whatever that word even means these days) circles have found themselves in a fine situation partially into the year.

Even though the concept of an album (read: but not a "concept album") is dwindling in favour of hit singles, any of the following will be perfectly suited for your summer road trip; even Mogwai, although that one might only be for the pilgrimage you're taking to visit the ghost towns of Virginia.