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Hello everyone. It has taken well over 13 years as a wallflower to reach the very minor milestone of ten-thousand comments and one-thousand ratings on sputnikmusic.com. It has been a glorious ride, and the time I spend here colours both my virtual and private lives. Whether or not you have been aware of my presence at any point, celebrate with me by listening to one of my unknown or underappreciated favorites. I'll toss in my top tune (or two) from each album. ***Also, let us scrap the last three shitty years and mark 2023 as the unofficial start of the 2k 20s...please and thank you.
1Frog
Frog


indie/alt-country/low-fi performed in basement bowling alleys in New York City

"Nowhere Band"
2Frog
Kind of Blah


"Judy Garland"
3Frog
Whatever We Probably Already Had It


"Something to Hide"
4Frog
Count Bateman


"You Know I'm Down" "Miracle"
5Straw Man Army
SOS


angular and intelligent post-punk with an 80s feel

"State of the Art"
6Vendetta Red
Between the Never and the Now


poison tongue alt rock

"Accident Sex" "Caught You Like a Cold"
7Vendetta red
Sisters of the Red Death


"Vendetta Red Cried Rape On Their Date With Destiny" "Gloria"
8Bayside
Sirens & Condolences


cultish rock

"Masterpiece" "Just Enough to Love You"
9Bayside
Bayside


"Devotion and Desire" "Montauk"
10Bayside
The Walking Wounded


"The Walking Wounded"
11Bayside
Shudder


"I Can't Go On"
12Foxwarren
Foxwarren


Canadian indie/folk/alt - IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRY ONE SONG MAKE IT THIS ONE

"Fall Into a Dream"
13Blood Cultures
Happy Birthday


indie-tronica

"Phospholipid"
14dredg
The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion


alt/art rock

"Cartoon Showroom"
15Everclear
World Of Noise


90s alternative - Art Alexis recorded this album totally broke with an amp that kept catching on fire. Recent remaster makes the album much easier to enjoy.

"Fire Maple Song" "The Laughing World"
16Semisonic
Great Divide


Just pretend you've never heard of this band. Their debut was maybe the definitive 90s break-up album.

"Delicious"
17Metric
Grow Up and Blow Away


Before fully embracing electro-pop, Metric had a groovy and gazey sound that is basically unbeatable.

"Rock Me Now" "The Twist"
18Peach Pit
You and Your Friends


probably my favorite album of the past five years...

"Live at the Swamp"
19Misfits
Famous Monsters


No Danzig = worst Misfits? Nope...best.

"Saturday Night"
20Slothrust
The Pact


fem-fronted rock

"Peach" "Walk Away"
21Screaming Females
All At Once


self-descriptive

"Chamber for Sleep (Part One)"
22Pile
Green and Gray


noisey post indie songwriter?

"Hair"
23Young Jesus
Grow / Decompose


art rock/emo/experimental

"Dirt"
24Young Jesus
Young Jesus


"Storm"
25Young Jesus
Shepherd Head


"Ocean"
26Superdrag
Regretfully Yours


90s buzz bin

"Destination Ursa Major"
27Superdrag
Head Trip in Every Key


"I'm Expanding My Mind" "She is a Holy Grail"
28McCafferty
Sum of All Fears


Apoplectic young man with broken brain seeks acoustic guitar for counsel

"The End" "Something Eyes"
29McCafferty
Thanks. Sorry. Sure.


Angry man loudly celebrates his trauma and dysfunction

"Trailer Trash" "Outlaw"
30McCafferty
Clementine


Broken man loses all, builds sanctuary from rubble

"Mates" "Scarecrow"
31of Montreal
Skeletal Lamping


psych/funk/indie pop

"An Eluardian Instance" "Gallery Piece"
32Teamonade
This Far


emo/alt

"Wreck"
33The Strokes
Comedown Machine


Someday everyone will recognize this as the best Strokes album.

"Welcome to Japan"
34Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve


post-grunge theatrical

"Broken Nose" "Phantom of the American Mother"
35Francis of Delirium
The Funhouse


killer modern grunge w/fem vox

"The Funhouse"
36Moon Panda
What on Earth


dream pop/melty stuff

"Falling"
37Weird Al Yankovic
Mandatory Fun


parody

"Foil" "NOW That's What I call Polka!"
38The Weepies
Say I Am You


folk/singer-songwriter

"Stars"
39Nerf Herder
Nerf Herder


Pop-punk in its purest form

"Golf Shirt" "Nose-ring Girl'
40Toadies
Rubberneck


"Tyler" "I Burn"
41Say Anything
Menorah/Majora


has the best Say Anything songs

"By Tonight" "A Walk Through Hell"
42Tuns
Duly Noted


retro power trio

"We Stand United" "I'll Only Love You More"
43Modest Mouse
Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks


low-key the best MM release

"Willfull Suspension of Disbelief" "So Much Beauty In Dirt"
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