Exclaim!'s Top 27 Albums of 2016 So Far

15. Modern Baseball
Holy Ghost
(Run for Cover)

With third full-length Modern Baseball found their feet. Assured, confident and more mature, Holy Ghost is a record that retained the band's ability to write a hook that will burrow into your brain while also showcasing how far they've grown as songwriters.

Taking a cue from Outkast, Holy Ghost finds vocalist/guitarists Jake Ewald and Brendan Lukens each contributing their own side to the album, allowing them to delve further into their own psyches to provide a more honest and open approach to their songwriting. Dealing with loss, religion and mental health issues, Holy Ghost is an emotional record from a band figuring out how to grow up on the road — and man, it's a great one.
Conor Mackie