Sounds like: No-bullshit, ultra-dynamic '90s-style alt rock in the tradition of Liz Phair, the Breeders, and That Dog. Kerry Alexander's lyrics are as sharp as her songs are catchy. Sounds like: Kinda like if Pavement was fronted by a brainy Australian woman. Barnett's lyrics are consistently brilliant, and she has a gift for juxtaposing mundane, funny details with heartbreaking lines about trying to keep your head together. Sounds like: Gorgeous shoegaze music built around electric organ drones and airy guitar arpeggios.
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Indie-pop has become such a wide-ranging descriptor used to describe everything from cutesy, Target-ad-ready tunes full of sickly-cute, faux-happy tunes to rough-and-rugged DIY stuff soaked in noise and the smoldering embers of punk. The comforting side of the music represented here is deceptive. The album in the 1 spot is essentially a horror movie in indie-pop form. In there were a lot of familiar, heavy-hitters who put out amazing music beyond what appears on this list. The second solo album from Sarah Cracknell of St Etienne bested the first, 18 years later. Darren Hayman released an album of socialist chants, a delicate, intimate solo work and the beginnings of a musical travelogue through small English towns.
While most Top lists come out in December, the Spotify Community waited until the proper end of to finish our Top Indie Songs list. So we're presenting it to you this January. The Top Indie songs released last year as chosen by our Spotify Community members and staff. Below our Community members have outlined why they love these songs. You can follow the song playlist here. Sweet atmosphere, haunting organ, crystal guitar, ethereal voices. Among several solid compositions, the song "Turn Away" shows the richness of his songwriting carried by a delicate voice and an electronica sound. Nothing to complain about. Nothing in the middle. I can admit that sometimes her voice can get on the nerves of the listener but, personally, I like her craziness, I like her energy, I like her "punk attitude", especially in this song "SCREAM", out of the album Art Angels.
Over on our Facebook, friend-of- D. Here is how we described the phenomena on Facebook:. It can be a sound more unfamiliar, less expected, and that helps make great, unique music. Go download some Vance Joy, go check out some James Bay. One feels like this is the album that Marcus Mumford always wanted to make; like he wanted to be like when Neil Young was sued for not sounding enough like Neil Young and not like when John Fogerty was sued for sounding too much like John Fogerty. Did you know The Offspring had a new album-less single this year? Their songs just make you happy, and this peppy track is no different. In , the band siblings Gert and Sarah Bettens each started solo projects… and then proceeded to open for each other on tour. The Bettens got back together again in for the stellar record Echo Mountain. A call back to their enigmatic and husky straightahead US East Coast rock-and-roll sound, every track on Phantom Cowboy sounds like it could be right from the Paradise In Me sessions.