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Underappreciated Albums

Most of these are fairly recent
1 Boat
Songs That You Might Not Like


Maybe it just showed up at the wrong time. This album is stacked with mid-fi 2 minute indie pop gems but isn't strong the whole way through. For fans of: Built to Spill, etc.
2 Saturday Looks Good To Me
All Your Summer Songs


It's pretty lo-fi and was released right between the "lo-fi is cool" eras in the 90s and late aughts. For fans of: Lo-fi beach music
3Islands
Vapours


Everyone still loves Who Will Cut Our Hair... but so move check out this post-Unicorns project. It's a shame because this is one of the best summer albums of the last decade. For fans of: restrained Of Montreal
4Beulah
When Your Heartstrings Break


Maybe if they released this through Elephant 6 it would have been more successful. One of the best albums from that scene. For fans of: NMH and Pop songs with horns
5Bomb the Music Industry!
Scrambles


Probably has to with being too DIY, but I would expect some of the streetlight manifesto fan base to find this album. Funny cause I heard of them through this site and my friend who actually listens to the radio. For fans of: punk with synths
6Mikal Cronin
MCII


He is way more accessible (and makes better music) than buddy Ty Segall and yet still is over shadowed by him. I suspect that this will change with time. For fans of: Most popular rock bands
7Gold-bears
Dalliance


Okay so it's a little to punk and noisey to be considered twee, but its basically made for fans of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. For fans of: tPoBPaH(?) and guitar feedback
8Delay Trees
Delay Trees


A weak follow up hurt this band, but their debut album was fantastic. For fans of: Sigur Ros/Normal length songs/songs sung in a real language
9Big Ups
Eighteen Hours of Static


They get a lot of good press and should be more popular with the punk crowd. I guess good reviews aren't punk anymore. For fans of: fast songs and guitar noise
10 Batida
Batida


This album combines 70s era African pop songs with modern dance beats and hip hop. Not sure how it was overlooked by both the edm and vampy weeks kids. for fans of: VW and Deadmau5 (maybe not)
11Kishi Bashi
151a


It got a lot of attention when it first came out but was completely dismissed in most end of the year lists. For fans of: pop songs with violins/of montreal
12Can
Tago Mago


The next 3 albums are popular, but should be more. Everyone knows Sonic Youth and The Velvet Underground, but only music fans know Can.
13Lucinda Williams
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road


I live in Tx and would expect this album to be very popular here but it just isn't. Maybe her version of country/blues/rock isn't hick enough for everyone.
14YG
My Krazy Life


I have no idea why YG isn't one of the most popular rappers right now. Half the songs on this album are legit club bangers but you rarely hear them.
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