Björk, “Biophilia” The queen of all things odd and brilliant returns with this experimental record that just goes to show that Bjork is one of the most innovative artists out there today. Each track on “Biophilia” comes with an iPad app that creates a uniquely interactive musical experience. Feist, “Metals” The captivating songbird from Toronto is back with yet another compelling record. “Metals” is the platinum-selling musician’s fourth album to date and should please fans of her addictive songwriting and graceful vocals. Loney, Dear, “Hall Music” The multi-instrumentalist and exceptionally talented Swede Emil Svanängen brings his U.S. audience his third record released in the States. His layered and intriguing indie-folk sound makes for another bewitching listen. Ben Lee, “Deeper Into Dreams” Recorded at his home studio in Laurel Canyon, Lee crafts his most personal record to date with “Deeper Into Dreams.” The Aussie-born songwriter, who has been making music for nearly two decades now, makes his Dangerbird Records debut with this engrossing and catchy album. We Were Promised Jetpacks, “In The Pit Of The Stomach” These boys from Scotland return with their second record, which once again finds them offering up a dynamic sound, but with a slightly darker approach than their debut. An arresting release for a group of talented musicians still trying to discover their footing in the music world. Crooked Fingers, “Breaks In The Armor” Former Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachmann releases another enjoyable record with his project Crooked Fingers. “Breaks In The Armor” has a strong classic rock vibe to it, but still continues his indie-rock legacy. Marketa Irglova “Anar” Half of the award-winning duo The Swell Season tests the waters with her first solo effort and what an album it is. “Anar” embodies a style quite different from her work with Glen Hansard but just as inviting. Ryan Adams, “Ashes & Fire” Often labeled as alt-country, musician Ryan Adams is one hell of a songwriter. “Ashes & Fire” is an emotional return to form after announcing an indefinite hiatus from music just two years ago for numerous reasons, including being diagnosed with Ménière’s disease. Feast your ears on this engrossing release. Russian Circles, “Empros” Math rock gods Russian Circles have again brought to the table their metal-infused instrumental goodness with their fourth album, “Empros.” As the year draws to a close, expect this release to make a handful of top-ten lists. M83, “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” Everyone’s favorite French electronica artist again brings forth the ’80s nostalgia of their previous release. This dance masterwork is a beauty that will keep you groovin’ throughout Ohio’s cold winter nights.