10 Albums You Need to Hear in April 2015

It feels like every month this year, I’ve found myself saying, “Damn, what a great crop of new music.” Next week, however, wins some kind of prize: five of the records on our recommended April listening will be out on Tuesday, with many of them — like the Mountain Goats’ Beat the Champ, Waxahatchee’s Ivy Tripp, and Toro Y Moi’s What For? — streaming now. We’re in a great stretch of the year for new music, so there’s reason not to check out something new. Allow us to make some recommendations…