By Madison Vain
Updated August 28, 2015 at 05:14 PM EDT
Fabiola Carranza

Canadian songwriter Dan Bejar broke through with 2011’s Kaputt, an exuberant blend of smooth jazz-pop, chugging rock, and amped-up glamfolk. He was only getting started—his follow-up is his most adventurous collection yet. Over 13 tracks, he unspools anthemic power chords, swaggering horns, and gimlet-eyed tales of his journeys around the world, from London to Bangkok. A–