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I can't keep these songs/albums out of my playlists. I am burning CDs for every week and I feel like I am only cycling out a few songs and keeping a lot of the same ones that I have been listening to for a long time. At this point in my life, I feel like I've been listening to some of the best music that I ever have.
1Purity Ring

"Sleek, sexy, ultra-modern electronic pop with a deceptively dark underbelly." This is quickly making it's way into my favorite albums of all time. The production on this album is phenomenal and the female vocals are some of the best I've heard in a long while.
Sea Change

This album is packed full of songs I could hear over and over again. "Guess I'm Doin' Fine", "Lonely Tears", and "The Golden Age" are all superior Beck songs. Some Beck fans have trouble making a connection with this album, but for me, it wasn't hard at all.
3 Nathaniel Closen

Sometimes there are songs, that you hear, that just seem to drip with emotion, like you can feel exactly what the writer of the song felt when they began to write it. Most songs are created as an outlet of emotion for the songwriter, and here, it really shines through. Incredible piano.
4Tyler Brown
The Hollows

The mellow side...
5Tyler Brown
Comeback City

The upbeat side... (both are incredible)
6TV On The Radio
Nine Types of Light

A couple songs from this album, along with Dear Science, keep making there way back onto my playlists. "DLZ" and "Will Do" are songs that I just keep hearing and I wonder why I am not sick of them yet. I guess they are just too damn good.
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

"Love Like A Sunset" is a longer, climactic song that has one of the most enjoyable "builds" around so it surprised me greatly when it finally all fell through into a well- rounded song that was even better than the build. The first time I heard this song I was driving through St. Louis trying to find my hotel. No one was on the streets and that, plus good music, is always a great feeling. If I could recommend one song on this list for you, to listen to on this day, it would be this one. Touchy synths.
8Pedro The Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

In my mind, this band wears the alt/indie outfit like no other band can. They exemplify the genre for me. They only released a small amount of music and most fans tend to praise Control, an album they released later in their discography. But, I have been stuck on this LP and the EP below.
9Pedro The Lion
The Only Reason I Feel Secure

The lyrics are genius and the melodies are haunting but enjoyable. Some songs to check out by PTL - "Criticism As Inspiration", "The Longer I Lay Here", "Suspect Fled The Scene", and "Big Trucks".
10Nine Inch Nails
The Fragile

I, along with many others, had always praised this album for the front side songs - - But, recently, I have looked through to the instrumentals of this album. Some, people have thought to be fillers, but now I see them as just as perfect as the rest of the album. They each have their place on the album. Trent knows how to write up a goddamn tracklist.
11Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

I had always had a desire to listen to Modest Mouse, in fact, I had even downloaded their entire discography and kept it hidden deep in my iTunes library. I have always had intentions to listen to each album, but had never gotten around to it until I discovered this awesome entity. That would be you guys, here at sputnikmusic. Modest Mouse is one of those bands that I see the most love for around here, along with Radiohead, NIN, NMH, GY!BE, and other iconic artists. Recently, I took the time to listen to each album and I truly enjoyed them all. There are plenty of songs from them that I continue to go back and listen to.
12The Shouting Matches

Justin Vernon surprised the fuck out of me, again. I went to the NPR stream of this album, not expecting too much, and I was blown away. It's not that Vernon and his bros do anything different within the blues genre, it's just that they do it better. Plus it sounds so relaxed, like somebody dropped a puzzle on the ground and it all fell right into place. They make it sound too easy. And, if you want to check out some footage of the guys playing at Coachella, they look like they are having a great time. It looked fun.
Wait For Me

Please don't hate me for the mention of Moby's name on this site. I never was much of a fan of this guy either til I gave his recent discog. a chance. It's really hard to describe. It floats around from genre to genre, but one thing I took away from this album (that's worth mentioning) is the string arrangements. Absolutely beautiful. I rarely can appreciate them like I can on this album. I am not forcing anybody to listen to it, it's just a strong rec.

I can't include this album on enough of my lists. If you haven't heard it yet, please give it a shot. Mew's best, and quite possibly 2003's best. Also, this LP includes my favorite 'opener' of all time, "Am I Wry?" ...
15KiD CuDi

What have you guys heard from this album? Anybody gotten the leak yet? I am planning on picking it up later today, along with that Shouting Matches album. I know that I'll like it, but will I love it? I am a huge CuDi fan, so it's unlikely I'll be disappointed.
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