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2019.5 - Top 50
50Matt Kivel
last night in america

Lo-Fi Folk - 3.5/5.0
Favorite Song - "Wendy and Roxanne"
49Low Dose
Low Dose

Hard Indie Rock - 3.5/5.0
Favorite Song - "For Sure"
48Kurt Travis
There's a Place I Want to Take You

Alt Pop - 3.5/5.0
Favorite Song - "Lewis"
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1

Alt Rock - 3.5/5.0
Favorite Song - "Moonlight"
46Marianas Trench

Pop - 3.5/5.0
Favorite Song - "Echoes of You"
45The Maine
You Are OK

Pop Rock - 3.5/5.0
Favorite Song - "My Best Habit"
44Holding Absence
Holding Absence

Post-Hardcore/Rock - 3.5/5.0
Favorite Song - "Like a Shadow"
43Kishi Bashi

Folk - 3.5/5.0
Favorite Song - "Marigolds"
42Angelo De Augustine

Folk - 3.5/5.0
Favorite Song - "You Needed Love, I Needed You"
41The Twilight Sad
It Won/t Be Like This All the Time

Indie Rock - 3.5/5.0
Favorite Song - "10 Reasons for Modern Drugs"
The Goat

Rock - 3.5/5.0
Favorite Song - "Black Hole"
39Weyes Blood
Titanic Rising

Psychadelic Folk - 3.6/5.0
Favorite Song - "Andromeda"
38Local Natives
Violet Street

Indie Pop - 3.7/5.0
Favorite Song - "When Am I Gonna Lose You"
37Narco Debut
Strange & Ever - Changing Depths

Post-Hardcore/Alt-Rock - 3.7/5.0
Favorite Song - "Yukon"
36Holly Herndon

Electronic - 3.7/5.0
Favorite Song - "Frontier"
35Tyler, the Creator

Hip Hop - 3.7/5.0
Favorite Song - "A BOY IS A GUN"
34Cat Clyde
Hunters Trance

Country/Folk - 3.7/5.0
Favorite Song - "All the Black"
3355 Deltic
You Could Own An American Home

Emo - 3.7/5.0
Favorite Song "Fulbright"
32Better Oblivion Community Center
Better Oblivion Community Center

Indie Folk - 3.8/5.0
Favorite Song - "Service Road"
31Two People
First Body

Electronic/Trip Hop - 3.8/5.0
Favorite Song - "Phone Call"
30The Gloaming
The Gloaming 3

Irish Post Rock - 3.8/5.0
Favorite Song - "Athas"
29Jessica Pratt
Quiet Signs

Folk - 3.8/5.0
Favorite Song - "This Time Around"
28The Western Den
A Light Left On

Folk - 3.8/5.0
Favorite Song - "A Light Left On"
27Yes We Mystic
Ten Seated Figures

Indie Rock - 3.8/5.0
Favorite Song - "Win Ben Stein's Money"
26Mike Mains and The Branches
When We Were In Love

Pop - 3.9/5.0
Favorite Song - "Underwater"
25Sharon Van Etten
Remind Me Tomorrow

Indie Rock/Folk - 3.9/5.0
Favorite Song - "Seventeen"
24William Tyler
Goes West

Country/Americana - 3.9/5.0
Favorite Song - "Alpine Star"

Butt Rock done right - 3.9/5.0
Favorite Song - "Promise Me"
22Sarah McCoy
Blood Siren

Jazz - 4.0/5.0
Favorite Song - "Boogieman"
21Big Thief

Indie Folk - 4.0/5.0
Favorite Song - "Betsy"
20The National
I Am Easy to Find

Indie Rock - 4.0/5.0
Favorite Song - "Not in Kansas"

Dream Pop - 4.0/5.0
Favorite Song - "Obsessed"
18Laura Stevenson
The Big Freeze

Indie Folk - 4.0/5.0
Favorite Song - "Low Slow"
17The Dangerous Summer
Mother Nature

Pop Punk/Alt Rock - 4.0/5.0
Favorite Song - "Starting Over/Slow Down"
Morbid Stuff

Pop Punk - 4.0/5.0
Favorite Song - "Scorpion Hill"
15Mike Adams at His Honest Weight
There Is No Feeling Better

Indie Pop - 4.1/5.0
Favorite Song - "So Faded"
14Stella Donnelly
Beware Of The Dogs

Indie Pop/Folk - 4.1/5.0
Favorite Song - "Tricks"
13Thank You Scientist

Prog Rock - 4.1/5.0
Favorite Song - "FXMLDR"

Alternative Rock + Post Rock - 4.1/5.0
Favorite Song - "Get Out Stay Out"
11Bad Books

Folk - 4.1/5.0
Favorite Song - "Army"
10State Faults

Screamo - 4.3/5.0
Favorite Song - "Clairvoyant"
Not much to say about this one, mainly because it's so out of my wheelhouse, but that's how I know it's a good one. Incredibly melodic and catchy screamo that I can't get enough of.
9In Her Own Words
Steady Glow

Pop Punk - 4.3/5.0
Favorite Song - "Steady Glow"
Basic pop punk done perfectly right, all with a brilliant vocal performance. The title track remains one of the best, if not the best, mid-tempo songs I've heard in the genre.
8Glen Hansard
This Wild Willing

Post-Folk - 4.3/5.0
Favorite Song - "Don't Settle"
Another benefit of loving musical theatre. From the man who helped create "Once" comes a stupendous album of the brilliantly coined "post-folk" (credit to neekafat!). Relying as much on atmosphere as he does on his lyrics and vocals, "This Wild Willing" is an absolutely enthralling example of what the genre is capable of.
7Craig Finn
I Need A New War

Indie Folk/Americana - 4.3/5.0
Favorite Song - "Grant at Galena"
Another one that plays to my love of storytelling, each track would be brilliant on its own just for the lyrics. Add the layers of instruments (with horns being put to quite good use) and this is an absolutely engaging slice of Americana.
6The Tallest Man on Earth
I Love You. It's a Fever Dream.

Folk - 4.4/5
Favorite Song - "Hotel Bar"
Takes the best of "The Wild Hunt" and adds instrumental flourishes to make it sound like much needed progression without too much change in the sound. Also his best vocal performance to date, while lyrics are as good as ever.
5Kayak Jones
You Swear It's Getting Better Every Day

Pop Punk/Emo - 4.6/5.0
Favorite Song - "Nose Blunt"
Admittedly has grown off of me, but still a pop punk record with plenty to offer. Combining the catchy choruses of pop punk, the emotional capacity of Midwestern Emo, and stronger instrumental capabilities than their peers, this has a lot to offer (even if the lyrics are admittedly lackluster).
4La Dispute

Post Hardcore - 4.6/5.0
Favorite Song - "Fulton Street I"
Combining the intensity of "Wildlife" with the personal touches of "Rooms of the House", "Panorama" might just be La Dispute's masterpiece. Dreyer's vocals and lyrics are as brilliant as ever, but the rest of the band gets their opportunity to shine as well.
3Air Review
How We Got By

Synth Pop - 4.7/5.0
Favorite Song - "You Gotta Love Somebody"
Engaging synth pop that tells the story of the lead singer's foster child being taken forced to bureaucratic and forced to go to a home deemed not fit. The atmosphere is beautiful and the lyrics are heart-wrenching. Since I start my MSW in the fall, this is a another with strong personal connections.
2Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties
Routine Maintenance

Americana - 4.8/5.0
Favorite Song - "Runnin' Towards the Light"
This plays wonderfully into my other love of musical theatre. Tells a brilliant story, incredibly heartfelt, and even more incorporation of Americana elements from the debut.

Indie Pop - 5.0/5.0
Favorite Song - "Strange Flower"
Cliche at this point, but for a reason. Copeland's lush arrangements represent a dreamy haze, while Marsh's lyrics raise questions of love and longing. Enough moments of brilliance to keep this from monotony and to make it endlessly relistenable.
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