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Overlooked, Underrated, and Underappreciated Alt

Mostly 90's alt, but there's a ton of commercially ignored music that's borderline classic. Here is my compilation of them.
1Eels
Beautiful Freak


The obvious choice would be electroshock blues for this band, but this album has My Beloved Monster, and all of the songs have just been hitting home really hard lately.
2Sparklehorse
Good Morning Spider


The obvious choice but holy shit this album is perfect alternative pop. Creative and varied yet consistent, with excellent production and top tier songwriting. one of the hardest 5s ever tbh.
3Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen


This was awesome. Ben is hilarious and his lyrics are spot on.
4Pavement
Slanted and Enchanted


I was surprised by how much I really enjoyed this album, its lack of perfection just really speaks to me right now.
5Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?


Banger after banger after banger. Great album.
6Fiona Apple
Tidal


This album is also one of the hardest 5s ever, with incredible vocals from piano playing that's takes you away on an ocean of clouds. Dreamy, emotional pop at it's finest.
7XTC
Skylarking


I just really like the beach boys worship on this tbh.
8Violent Femmes
Violent Femmes


Front Bottoms aint got shit on these guys tbh.
9The Rentals
Return of the Rentals


This is great. Low key cars meets weezer, and it works excellently.
10Oingo Boingo
Dead Man's Party


I kinda stick these guys in line with talking heads with how creative and off the wall they are, but no one ever talks about them. They're super catchy so what the hell guys?
11The Thermals
The Body, The Blood, The Machine


Really solid indie/punk, I put this album side by side with the Harvey danger album, solid, fun, and really great car music.
12No Doubt
Tragic Kingdom


Obvious choice, but this album is just so darn fun, and I feel like this has become like a nostalgia album rather than a serious jam y'know?
13The Microphones
The Glow Pt. 2


I've listened to nothing else by this guy, but this album is just...wow. that's all I can say. every listen I hear something new, and am emotionally destroyed a whole 'nother way, having to put myself back together again once it's over.
14The Basics
Keep Your Friends Close


Practically unknown in the states, this band needs more exposure. Gotye is the drummer, and he's not even the best songwriter in the band!
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