This year has thrown up its first tremendous experimental album. The Lasso’s new record, 2121, is cram-packed with diverse sounds, clear influences, and music worthy of repeated returns. It is the most exciting album I can remember listening to for a long time. To excavate 2121 fully will take dozens of listens. The album features an electric mix of collaborations from Future Islands lead singer Samuel Herring, Nashville rapper Namir Blade and Chicago vocalist A. Billi Free. All of whom are marshalled by The Lasso amid some ambitious composing.