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A Decade In Obscurity

Below is a list of under-the-radar albums from the past decade that I've enjoyed. It's by no means comprehensive. My criteria for defining "obscure" in this case was 30 or fewer votes in 2019, 50 or fewer votes any previous year. I also enforced a 3.5 average rating to curb personal bias. I hope this helps you find some lesser-known gems as we close in on the final month of the 2010's.
1Julian Lynch
Mare


Folk/Pop // RIYL: Family Portrait // 2010
2Colour Revolt
The Cradle


Indie-Rock/Post-Hardcore // RIYL: Brand New // 2010
3Hotel of the Laughing Tree
Terror and Everything After


Alternative/Progressive Rock // RIYL: Manchester Orchestra // 2011
4Papercranes
Let's Make Babies in the Woods


Folk/Psychedelic // RIYL: Hop Along // 2011
5Quiet Company
We Are All Where We Belong


Alternative Rock/Indie-Rock // 2011
6Lanu
Her 12 Faces


Indie-Pop // 2011
71,2,3
New Heaven


Alternative Rock // RIYL: Smashing Pumpkins // 2011
8Sons
Keep Quiet


Alternative Rock // RIYL: Manchester Orchestra // 2012
9Farewell Republic
Burn the Boats


Post-Punk/Noise Rock/Indie-Rock // RIYL: Women // 2012
10Moonlight Bride
Twin Lakes


Psychedelic/Indie-Rock // RIYL: M83 // 2012
11Racing Heart
To Walk Beside That Ghost


Indie-Rock // RIYL: Radiohead // 2012
12Coasta
Sunzal


Indie/Alt-Rock // RIYL: Brand New // 2012
13The Spill Canvas
Gestalt


Emo/ALternative Rock // RIYL: Death Cab for Cutie // 2012
14Husky
Forever So


Folk/Indie Rock // RIYL: Fleet Foxes // 2012
15The Paper Kites
Young North


Indie-Folk // RIYL: Freelance Whales // 2012
16Mree
Winterwell


Indie-Pop/Dream-Pop // 2013
17Steve Mason
Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time


Psychedelic/Indie-Rock // RIYL: The Beta Band // 2013
18Air Review
Low Wishes


Indie-Pop // RIYL: Arcade Fire // 2013
19Run River North
Run River North


Indie-Folk/Rock // RIYL: Of Monsters and Men // 2014
20Mimicking Birds
EONS


Indie-Folk // RIYL: Modest Mouse // 2014
21Ages and Ages
Divisionary


Indie-Pop // RIYL: Fun. // 2014
22S. Carey
Range Of Light


Folk/Lo-Fi // RIYL: Bon Iver // 2014
23The Flaming Lips
7 Skies H3


Psychedelic // RIYL: MGMT // 2014
24Talons
New Topographics


Post Rock // RIYL: Maybeshewill // 2014
25The Rosebuds
Sand + Silence


Indie-Pop/Rock // 2014
26Lost In The Trees
Past Life


Alternative Rock/Indie-Folk // 2014
27Stellar Young
Vessels


Alternative Rock // RIYL: The Killers // 2014
28Restorations
LP3


Shoegaze/Rock // RIYL: The Gaslight Anthem // 2014
29The Rentals
Lost In Alphaville


Indie-Rock // RIYL: Weezer // 2014
30Pompeii
Loom


Post Rock // RIYL: Sigur Ros // 2014
31Robin Bacior
Water Dreams


Folk/Classical // RIYL: Sharon Van Etten // 2015
32Marika Hackman
We Slept at Last


Indie-Folk/Pop // RIYL: Jesca Hoop // 2015
33Patrick Watson
Love Songs for Robots


Dream-Pop/Indie-Folk // RIYL: Nick Drake // 2015
34Civil Twilight
Story Of An Immigrant


Indie-Rock // 2015
35Me and My Drummer
Love Is A Fridge


Indie-Pop/Rock // 2016
36Holy Esque
At Hope's Ravine


Indie-Rock // RIYL: The Paddingtons // 2016
37Astronauts
End Codes


Indie-Folk // RIYL: Brand New // 2016
38Pettersson
Rift And Seam


Post-Hardcore // RIYL: Suis La Lune // 2016
39Nocturnal Habits
New Skin for Old Children


Indie-Rock // RIYL: Unwound // 2016
40Wildhart
shine


Indie-Pop/Electronic // 2016
41Dot Hacker
N°3


Post-Rock/Experimental // RIYL: Radiohead // 2017
42Greywind
Afterthoughts


Alternative Rock // RIYL: Flyleaf // 2017
43Peter Silberman
Impermanence


Folk/Indie-Rock // RIYL: The Antlers // 2017
44Backwards Dancer
Backwards Dancer


Indie-Rock/Emo // 2017
45Sam Amidon
The Following Mountain


Folk/Americana // RIYL: Nick Drake // 2017
46The Districts
Popular Manipulations


Indie-Rock/Folk-Punk // 2017
47Swarms
Black Chapel Sun


Dubstep/Electronic // RIYL: Phaeleh // 2017
48Tiny Little Houses
Idiot Proverbs


Indie-Pop/Alternative Rock // RIYL: Remo Drive // 2018
49Endless Heights
Vicious Pleasure


Emo/Hardcore // RIYL: Deftones // 2018
50ITEM
Sad Light


Indie/Alternative Rock // RIYL: The Wrens // 2018
51Mastersystem
Dance Music


Indie-Rock // RIYL: Frightened Rabbit // 2018
52Rainbow Kitten Surprise
How to: Friend, Love, Freefall


Indie-Rock // 2018
53Rosehall
The First Requisite Is Life


Folk/Psychedelic // RIYL: Bon Iver // 2018
54Vansire
Angel Youth


Dream-Pop/Hip-Hop // RIYL: Blood Cultures // 2018
55Rad Horror
Anti Teenage Sensation - Part 1


Indie-Rock/Grunge // RIYL: Brand New // 2018
56William Ryan Key
Thirteen


Acoustic Folk // RIYL: Yellowcard // 2018
57Liam Singer
Finish Him


Pop/Classical // RIYL: Mae // 2018
58Lucero
Among The Ghosts


Country/Alternative Rock // RIYL: Sturgill Simpson // 2018
59Exit North
Book of Romance and Dust


Ambient Folk // RIYL: Shearwater // 2018
60Madeline Kenney
Perfect Shapes


Indie-Pop // RIYL: Phoebe Bridgers // 2018
61Allelic
The Smoke of Atavistic Fires


Black Metal/Folk // RIYL: Agalloch // 2018
62Novo Amor
Birthplace


Folk // RIYL: Bon Iver // 2018
63John Nolan
Abendigo


Alternative/Indie-Rock // RIYL: Straylight Run // 2018
64All Get Out
No Bouquet


Indie-Rock/EMO // RIYL: Manchester Orchestra // 2018
65Frog
Whatever We Probably Already Had It


Lo-Fi/Indie-Rock // RIYL: Real Estate // 2018
66El Buho
Camino de Flores


Folk/Ambient/Electronic // 2018
67Wintersleep
In The Land Of


Indie/Alternative Rock // RIYL: Hey Rosetta! // 2019
68Plastic Mermaids
Suddenly Everyone Explodes


Psychedelic Pop/Rock // RIYL: The Flaming Lips // 2019
69where is my spaceship
Never Unhappy


Punk/Rock // 2019
70The Harmaleighs
She Won't Make Sense


Indie Folk/Rock // RIYL: Marika Hackman // 2019
71Shannon Lay
August


Indie-Folk // RIYL: Ty Segall // 2019
72Queen Of Jeans
If you’re not afraid, I’m not afraid


Indie-Rock // 2019
73Modern Nature
How To Live


Indie-Rock // RIYL: Wilco // 2019
74Infinity Shred
Forever, A Fast Life


Post-Rock/Electronic // RIYL: M83 // 2019
75Noel Wells
It's So Nice!


Pop // RIYL: Norah Jones // 2019
76Common Holly
When I say to you Black Lightning


Indie-Folk // RIYL: Haley Heynderickx // 2019
77Foxes in Fiction
Trillium Killer


Ambient/Dream Pop // RIYL: Beach House // 2019
78Low Roar
ross.


Indie-Folk/Post-Rock // RIYL: Sigur Ros // 2019
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