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1Agnes Obel

A Danish Folk/Classical singer-songwriter with the most beautiful voice.
Check out Riverside: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjncyiuwwXQ
2David Sylvian
Brilliant Trees

Ex-lead singer of Japan turned singer songwriter, his 1984 debut is one of his strongest works; his eclectic
palette fuses superbly with the pop stylings that gained his original (semi-)fame.
Check out Nostalgia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBupS5PMMsc

The solo project of Spaniard Jordi Ruiz, Exxasens play euphoric space-themed post-rock.
Check out various: http://exxasens.bandcamp.com/album/polaris

"Former vocalist of magic dirt, grungy and sexy. very good." theacademy.
Check out various: http://www.myspace.com/adalitamusic
5Young Circles
Jungle Habits

"Electronic-tinged indie. Reminds me of albums like Kid A and Merriweather Post Pavilion." AliW1993.
Check out Love Hitch: http://youngcircles.bandcamp.com/track/love-hitch
6Buddy Peace
Wolf Diesel Mountain

"A hip-hop mixtape of epic proportions. There's no way to describe how awesome it is, just listen to this mix-
up of Jose Gonzalez/MF Doom" foreverendeared.
Check out Untitled (7): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svyrwxD5-OA

"Led by Jose Gonzalez (who became famous for his solo work and his cover of the Knife song "Heartbeats"),
Junip is his lesser known musical outlet, but equal in quality." foreverendeared.
Check out In Every Direction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7yaHnUPJLE
Purple Switzerland

"A really overlooked Indie-pop affair that dabbles in lo-fi." foreverendeared. Check out Pony=Aluminium:
9Flash Bang Grenada
10 Haters

"Rap duo consisting of busdriver and nocando. they just released their first album and so far i'm the only one
to rate it. " elephantREVOLUTION. Check out Beat My Bitch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qzt1PwFUYw
10A. Armada
Anam Cara

"Cool post rock stuff." Cheesesandwich2. Check out Fall Triumph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-
11Jacobi Wichita
Bonez Malone

"Or everything by them, very underlooked on this site imo" HaloDude442. Check out Violets Aren't Blue,
They're Violet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6oYQvwjXNU
12The Ex and Tom Cora
Scrabbling at the Lock

"Dutch post-punk band collab with cellist Tom Cora" porch. Check out Hidegen Fujnak A Szelek:
13Thinking Fellers Local 282
Strangers From the Universe

"90's experimental/indie rock" porch. Check out Cup of Dreams: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-
14Jackie-O Motherfucker
Fig. 5

"Really texturous and cinematic avante garde. It is very eclectic and strange" TheFonz123. Check out
Beautiful September: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH2zv7X5Sg4
15Meanwhile, Back in Communist Russia
Indian Ink

"Is so emotional it makes you feel uncomfortable, ethereal, and jawdropping" TheFonz123. Check out Delay-
Decay-Attack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgH4ShxqvX4
16Beth Orton
Central Reservation

"The old mouthpiece for the chemical brothers. Although her electronic influences are apparent, she fits the
singer songwriter role effortlesly. Great voice, generic, but well executed lyrics. She didnt reinvent the wheel
but well done" TheFonz123. Check out Pass in Time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9CmUodjYuE
17The King Blues
Punk & Poetry

"Catchy, intelligent & grotesque protest music from London's finest Reggae/Folk/Punk/Ska band." Joshgasm.
Check out The Future's Not What It Used To Be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix8jVVghO2w

"Noise rock fused with post-rock and bloody excellent at that." HSThomas. Check out Meronia:
19Jeff Jacquay
La Cambria

"Rough, introspective acoustic folk. Breathy vocals, very intimate. For fans of early Bon Iver, later Nick Drake.
" Eko. Check out World's Record Trophy: http://jeffjacquay.bandcamp.com/
20Josh Garrels
Love and War and the Sea In Between

"A sprawling opus varying between indie folk, country, hip-hop, gospel, folk, pop rock, pop, etc., mostly along
the lines of indie folk." Eko. Check out White Owl: http://joshgarrels.bandcamp.com/ (FREE DOWNLOAD)
21 A Bunny's Caravan
Draining Puddles, Retrieving Treasures

"Post-rock emo alt rock" Trebor17. Check out Cartwheels Into The Abyss: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
22Young Guns
All Our Kings Are Dead

"Strong, catchy but fantastic sounding alt rock. Sounds like a mix of Lostprophets and Alter Bridge but they
retain their own sound." AnarchistFish. Check out Elements: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23LLlwurdvs

"Spacey Dream Pop/New Wave/Synthrock/whatever" AnarchistFish. Check out M4, Pt II:
24Ludovico Einaudi

"Gorgeous piano based modern classical." Stokes. Check out Divenire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Long Cold Winter

"Because fuck you, that's why. RULES!" redskyformiles. Check out Gypsy Road:
26 Les Discrets
Septembre Et Ses Dernieres Pensees

"A beautiful mixture of shoegaze, post rock, and folk. Walls of sound accompanied by breathtaking
melodies." InAbsentia. Check out Chanson D'automne: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHToqt0uL4w
27 S
I'm Not As Good At It As You

"Just simple music recorded in the bedroom of a girl with a wonderful voice." InAbsentia. Check out various:
28Subterranean Masquerade
Suspended Animation Dreams

"Crazy, weird jazz rock with some metal. Very original." InAbsentia. Check out No Place Like home:
29 L.W.H.
The Tape Hiss Hooligan

"This thing is fucking nuts, unlike any hip-hop I've heard. Designed for blunt rides." ElectricCity. Check out
Bitin and Shakin: http://lwhmusic.bandcamp.com/track/bitin-and-shakin-ft-western-tink-mondre-m-a-n-
New Brigade

"Art/post punk that brings the fucking trip" puma35. Check out You're blessed:
31Ghost Ship

"Made by Adam Downer...bitches" wonarabbit. Check out But Nothing:
http://ghostship.bandcamp.com/track/but-nothing (FREE DOWNLOAD)
32Nara Leao
Dez Anos Depois

"Let Nara Leao sing you to sleep" robertsona. Check out Samba De Uma Nota So:
33The Caretaker
An Empty Bliss Beyond This World

"A bunch of recently found, never really played, 78 records from the 10-40's. They were neglected for the
better half of a century so they are warped scratched and grimy adding a layer of eerie to the otherwise
homey records...really cool
adam downer approves" wonarabbit. Check out various: http://thecaretaker.bandcamp.com/album/an-
34The Sign of the Southern Cross
Of Mountains and Moonshine

"It's really southern influenced sludge/groove metal and it rules face" jayfatha. Check out Appointed Reaper:
Is You Is

"Nu-jazz band with a great female vocalist. Originally were very electronic-based, but have taken an
increasingly more organic approach with each release to the point where the latest was recorded entirely with
live instrumentation." AsoTamaki. Check out Sweet Child: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIXxt8RxKgg

"Dark and heavy post-rock" InAbsentia. Check out Upon The Boughs Which Shake Against The Cold:
Dying Away In The Deep Fall

"Shoegaze with blast beats!" InAbsentia. Check out Melting (??): http://www.youtube.com/watch?
38The Cancel

"Really good instrumental hip-hop" elephantREVOLUTION. Check out various:
thecancelll.bandcamp.com/album/diversity (FREE DOWNLOAD)
39Twelve Foot Ninja
Smoke Bomb

"To quote Misha Mansoor: "Twelve Foot Ninja are without a doubt the best live band I have ever seen" Unique
alternative rock." Vooligan. Check out Apocolypstik: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLxDgFzLJ3M
40The Jezabels
Dark Storm

"Indie pop with really strong vocals." Joshgasm. Check out Mace Spray: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
41Wild Beasts

"Reminds me of Arcade Fire." Joshgasm. Check out End Come Too Soon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
42Ling Tosite Sigure
Inspiration is DEAD

"Japanese post-hardcore/indie, completely unique sound. Lead singer and guitarist is one of those few
musicians who is channeling himself through his instrument." Captain North. Check out Memories of Sunset:

"Post-metal with a very strong math tinge. It's neither as virtuosic as Animals As Leaders or as cohesively
brilliant as Cloudkicker, but there are strong similarities to both, plus a gratifyingly spacey atmosphere."
NOTINTHEFACE. Check out various: http://grumusic.bandcamp.com/
44A Sunny Day In Glasgow
Ashes Grammar

"Dream pop/Indie shoegaze sort of like a very electronic My Bloody Valentine. The music is warm, rich, and
engrossing without being overbearing or overlong." NOTINTHEFACE. Check out Passionate Introverts:
45Mark Heard
Victims of the Age

"Incredibly catchy 80s rock from a voice very similar to lyndsey buckingham of fleetwood mac." Lakes. Check
out heart of hearts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O84R8R7mH80
46Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

"One of the oldest bands on the Tooth & Nail label. Started out as a My Bloody Valentine-esque shoegaze
band, and is now an indie-rock band with shoegaze elements. This album is somewhere in the middle of that
transition, and is probably their most balanced overall (with the possible exception of 'Dial M')." Masochist.
Check out Easy Street: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3n9TT2QOgY
Modern Bodies

"But I can't write a description that would even be half decent.. :(" Adabelle. Check out Son of CERN:
House of Stone

"Self-made instruments and a voice to send the shivers down your spine." BroodjeWorst. Check out FIRST
BORN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InqUHmX-do8
49Dead in the Dirt

"Blackened crust with lots of hardcore and grind influences." foreverendeared. Check out Few and Far
Between: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VM9YH9IJCU
50Pale Saints
The Comforts of Madness

Alongside Ride, Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine at the zenith of the shoegaze genre. Check out You Tear
The World In Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro05_Ojf7F0
51Nurse With Wound
Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table...

"One of the only albums that genuinely scares me. Industrial/ambient/ torture chamber music" TheFonz123.
Check out Six Buttons of Sex Appeal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YTUfUe49Cg
52Discordance Axis
The Inalienable Dreamless

"The single heaviest album of all time. Shrieks, sharp guitars, and fast drumming that makes converge look
like pussys. It's not emotional, instead it's cold, smart and immaculate in songwriting. It already gets a lot of
respect but needs more" TheFonz123. Check out The Necropolis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAh4Fbc-
53The Psychic Paramount

"Psychedelic spacey trip. get fucked" RiffOClock. Check out N6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ptLahNL8Bs
Grey Crow

"Very personnal and intense underground rap album, excellent beats and rapping." Tupik. Check out
Suffocate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8AVuwPcOYg
55 Tightrope
The Infinite Being

"for anybody who's into melodic death metal that kind of resembles the black dahlia murder"
HeadbangMastermind93.. Check out Astral Imprisonment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROC-tKtb3Es
56 The Mountaineering Club Orchestra
A Start On Such A Night Is Full Of Promise

(post rock) flalafell. Check out various: http://themountaineeringcluborchestra.bandcamp.com/ (NAME YOUR
57Danny Brown

"Schizophrenic druggy flow with extremely odd beats. Rap that accompishes being dope as fuck and funny at
the same time." OnlyAnchors. Check out Detroit 187: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDXrCG-2IMI
58Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)
What It Takes To Move Forward

"90's midwestern emo with the perfect balance of melody and emotion." JJWins. Check out How To Make Love
Stay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjI4KrIh7bg
59A Winged Victory For The Sullen
A Winged Victory For The Sullen

"Super dreamy ambient drone project that shares one member with Stars of the Lid. If you like SotL, Eluvium,
The Dead Texan, or similar artists you will love this." Aids. Check out We Played Some Open Chords and
Rejoiced: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7L8OQO2qGk
60Mother Mother
O My Heart

"Really really REALLY cheesy but catchy and awesome. Indie-pop with one male and two female vocalists.
Really fun stuff. I know some people here have heard it but only a handful of us actually like it. O My Heart is
an awesome, under-appreciated gem of the Vancouver indie-pop scene." Aids. Check out Burning Pile:

"The most emotion evoking album of 2011 for me. It pulls you in and doesn't let go. Soothing, haunting,
relaxing and eerie all at the same time." clercqie. Check out Soldier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
62Maximillian Colby

"Very influential but under-exposed emo from the early-to-mid 90's. It only has a few ratings but is amazing.
I have no idea why sputnik hasn't jumped all over this."Aids. Check out Sifelaver:
63King Creosote and Jon Hopkins
Diamond Mine

"A pretty little folk album featuring a Scotsmen with a fantastic voice." Stokes. Check out Bats In The Attic:

"A French Converge-esque metalcore band that manages to be darker, if not sometimes more palatable. It's
also got some kickass artwork." Emim. Check out various: http://www.last.fm/music/Nesseria
65Strawberry Girls
Italian Ghosts

"Funky/mathy rock featuring guitarist Zach Garren (formerly of Dance Gavin Dance)." elephantREVOLUTION.
Check out various: http://strawberrygirls.bandcamp.com/
66 O'Brother
The Death of Day

"Progressive Alt Rock with tinges of Post Rock. It's a free download when you join their mailing list."
BenedictVII. Check out Ascension: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXfT8RMeXv8
67Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

"Catchy alternative/indie rock with soaring vocals, and beautiful lyrics. RIYL: Anberlin, Mae, Ivoryline."
InnocentShadow. Check out Birds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-3_dAVJIrQ
68Caravan Palace
Caravan Palace

French "Electroswing". The most classic-old-timey electronic music you will ever find. Check out Star Scat:
Union Black

"This British band fuses metal, reggae, elements of dub and distinct vocals to produce a unique brand of what
they themselves call 'Ragga metal'" Sandders. Check out Warning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Ah, As If...

"Screamo" IAmHollywood. Check out This Life My Cage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjvW9-38FY8
71William Parker
The Peach Orchard

"One of the finest avant/free jazz albums ever, and as a good a statement as any to prove that jazz over the
last couple of decades is still producing gems." liledman. Check out In Order To Survive:
72Everyone Asked About You
Everyone Asked About You

"Gorgeous, tragically obscure emo EP. Male/Female intertwining vocals that deliver even the tritest lyrics in
such a way that the effect is less 'simpering' than 'wondrous'. Twinkly guitars with raw, lackadaisical
production. Avoid at your peril." Winesburgohio. Check out Paper Airplane, Paper Hearts:
73Kaoru Abe
Solo 1972, 1.21

"Fantastic free jazz album that doubles as industrial strength paint stripper. The first time you hear this your
reaction will be 'I want to press charges for assualt'; repeated listens will garner the appreciation it is due. I'd
still play my Grandmother 'Jane Doe' before I'd play her this, though." Winesburghio. No link found.
Constant Love Forever

"Sarky punk par excellence from good ol' NZ. Liberi Fatali approved." Winesburghio. Check out various:
http://brainsband.bandcamp.com/ (NAME YOUR PRICE DOWNLOAD)
75Cosmic Rough Riders
Enjoy The Melodic Sunshine

"Perfect 60s tinged pop from Glasgow's resident hippies. Songwriting is absolutely stunning." jefflebowski.
Check out Glastonbury Revisited: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QP0y3WGqrQ
76Chelsea Wolfe
The Grime and the Glow

Relinquished. Check out Demons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATWrUIoxRkc
77(The) Slowest Runner (In All The World)
We, Burning Giraffes

"Post-Rock for Godspeed fans. It's really good, believe it." CasinoColumbus. Check out We, Burning Giraffes:
78Grown Ass Men
Too Old To Die Young

"party powerviolence." OnlyAnchors. Check out various: http://grownassmen.bandcamp.com/ (FREE
79Creeper Lagoon
Take Back The Universe And Give Me Yesterday

"One of the best alt-rock albums you've never heard." omnipanzer. Check out Under The Tracks:
80Procol Harum
Grand Hotel

"Fantastic classic prog album, there's so much more to PH than just A Whater Shade of Pale." JamieTwort.
Check out Grand Hotel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sJR4KzqSoo
81Port Blue
The Albatross

"It's dreamy, organic ambient music made by Adam Young (Owl City) and it doesn't suck" ITsHxCTOASTER.
Check out In The Dolphin Tank: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut6cQPvLxcw
82 Darshan Ambient
The Zen Master's Diary

"ambient" flalafel. Check out Evidence Of Light (Prelude): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGawtM4A7iU
83Radical Face

"indie/folk" Douglas. Check out Welcome Home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8a4iiOnzsc

"Triumvirat was a German symphonic prog centered around Jurgen Fritz, a virtuoso classically trained
keyboardist. While ELP-influenced , Triumvirat are sweeter and lighter, but equally challenging." Jethro42.
Check out The School Of Instant Pain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJAfMp5vYS4
85 Glass Vaults
Glass EP

"Ambient/Big Beat/Pop from New Zealand duo. Signed to American label Jukboxr!" nnnope. Check out Set
Sail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HvCYeaB5ok
Some Things You Just Have To Let Go Of

"crazy good melodic hardcore. if you 3.5d love let me go then youll 4 this." OnlyAnchors. Check out various:
http://rescuer.bandcamp.com/ (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Rise of the Obsidian Interstellar

"8-Bit goodness." CasinoColumbus. Check out Jump Error: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNYsO25n-MQ
88Dead Horse
Peaceful Death And Pretty Flowers

"Eccentric crossover thrash. Nice fast riffs, pretty awesome drum fills, and creative songwriting. Perfect for
anyone who has some interest thrash." americanohno. Check out Medulla Oblongata:
89White Ring
Black Earth That Made Me

Wylie-approved Witch House. Check out Roses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsFGEHZ8zyc
90Sights and Sounds

"'It's as if Thrice made love to (Anthony Green) Saosin while listening to Pink Floyd, and Salival was playing
on the TV in the background.' - Quoted from fromtheinside's review." CasinoColumbus. Check out Sorrows:

"really chill riff filled stoner desert rock album with great vocals." Ovrot. Check out Cactus:
92The Ergs!

"catchy, fun, heartbroken pop-punk that doesn't suck" UhhKris. Check out Pray for Rain:
93 Ben Marwood
Outside There's A Curse

"Frank Turner but not Frank Turner" Stokes. Check out They Will Float Your Body Out To Sea:
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