William Lim

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Underrated Songs

1Social Distortion
Social Distortion

"Sick Boys" - Mike Ness has one of the best voices ever and the chorus on this is sweet. The average ratings for this band's albums on Sput is crazy but nobody talks about them anymore and that sucks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7vBONoZEAU
2 Antarctigo Vespucci
I'm So Tethered

"Come to Brazil" - sweet solo, Jeff. Those na-na-na's sound like they've been lifted from the soundtrack to "The Lion King". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwyZn7ggsbk
3Nai Harvest/Playlounge
Flower Split

"Buttercups" - instantly lovable, super catchy single from the dorkiest looking fellows in emo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6kuzQCb0hQ
4Terror Pigeon!

"Girl!" - very endearing little quirk-pop song with female singer and cute electronics and intent drums from a group that sounds vaguely like a mix of Los Campesinos!, Crying, Animal Collective and LCD Soundsystem. Weird mix of namedrops but it totally makes sense on their latest album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51CEQ3HhyjY
5 Kevin Devine
Brother's Blood

"I Could Be With Anyone" - Kevin's voice is insane when he strains it. Also the music video is super cute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c8DFfzipZo
6Shiro Sagisu
The End of Evangelion

"Komm susser Tod" - jazzy pop with super depressing lyrics but super happy and catchy parts from that one anime movie. I did an analysis of this for my Music in Film assignment last month; that was fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=didzxUkrtS0
7Genghis Tron
Dead Mountain Mouth

"The Folding Road" - who else misses this band a lot? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C1z0tSLUaQ
Invisible: The Art of Hiding Behind Stained Glass

"Paranoia Agent" - Airo is the best rapper you've never heard. I've talked about him time and time again but he deserves all the cred he can get. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlnzJTSeBc8
9Uyama Hiroto
Freedom of the Son

"Waltz for Life ~song for children~" - I'm not really even sure what that main instrument is at the start of the track but goddamn it's the most mesmerising thing I've ever heard. Anybody not know that this album came out? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woc9Dbe3F3M
10Mutoid Man
Helium Head

"Gnarcissist" - Ben Koller and Steve Brodsky are in a band playing riffy corey sludgy psychy metal with clean vox. Catchy, catchy stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9-253fThaE
11The Great Albatross

"Roots" - this guy Wes from Boris Smile and like one acoustic guitar riff and one melody totaling almost 5 minutes and it's kind of perfect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87u-ngI6c24

"rumor has it" - "Fader" comes out next week but I'm far from done with this album yet. Anyway, "rumor has it" is a textual wonder. Check it: https://soundcloud.com/thriftworks/rumor-has-it
13Georgia Maq
With a Q

"Footscray Station" - Georgia is from my neck of the woods and this is a very heartbreaking song by her that she sometimes opens her shows with and proceeds to bring people to tears right at the start of her set. https://jackknifemusic.bandcamp.com/track/footscray-station
14The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

"The Mess Inside" - the run on this album from "Riches and Wonders" to "Jeff Davis County Blues" serves as a compelling, confronting centrepiece of the album and "The Mess Inside" is a striking track positioned strategically in the middle of the aforementioned run of songs. When John's voice goes into "YOU CANNOT RUN / YOU CANNOT RIDE" he hits the listener hard and leaves the low-key "Jeff Davis County Blues" to pick up the shattered pieces of the album and move it into the last act. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YRWzxYS_nM
15The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

"You Still Believe in Me" - classic stuff, obviously, but people don't really talk about this album anymore as much as they should; I guess it's getting old. Anyway, easily one of my favourite songs of all time. Not going to say anything more, just listen for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSoM2sJ4N1M
16Slime Girls
Vacation Wasteland

"Vacation Wasteland" - chiptune for the summer! You can never have enough chiptune in your life! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wQK9RYw0FE
17P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance in Our Troubled Minds

"Troubled Medium" - YHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-YHAAA-YHAAAAA or whatever Katie is saying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYtDv6qB5MQ
Hello, Again

"Welcome Home" - this is a huge contender for song of the year. Kittyhawk has a bunch of behind-the-scenes peeps from the emo revival scene like Evan Weiss' girlfriend, that one boring frontman from Dowsing, the trumpet player from Joie De Vivre and this guy who played percussion for a bunch of people. Anyway, the album is kind of boring overall but this song is crazy good right from the get-go; the moment that arpeggio hits, the atmosphere of your life kind of changes. Amazing chorus, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4S51kD1BZ0
19Direct Hit!

"Werewolf Shame" - beyond their landmark album "Brainless God", Direct Hit! have a ton of amazing songs. This one is off their split with Mixtapes and Mixtapes did a cover of it, too; there's a video for both their version and Mixtapes' version which is pretty funny (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Ph6ppA4f0). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K69dL-6194
20the pillows

"About a Rock'n'Roll Band" - legendary J-rock band who haven't really put out a consistent album since the '90s but every one of their albums--even the worst ones--has a really awesome song on it and this is one of those awesome songs. One of their best, actually; prepare to get crazy pumped and sing along with the basic phonetics that you can infer from the Japanese lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1pNmDlGg88
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