The indie rock scene has become increasingly popular. Indie rock is technically classified as a genre of alternative rock. It typically refers to the underground music scene.
1. The Hold Steady- Stay Positive
This is hands down the best album by The Hold Steady that we have seen. With amazing lyrics and catchy melodies it makes you take a step back, that is how good this album is. This album pulls all of their ideas and stories into one. This album is simply a testament to good music and we can only hope that their next album will be half as good as this one is. This album has secured The Hold Steady as one of the best, if not the best, band in indie rock today.
2. Tv On The Radio-Dear Science
In the five years that TV On The Radio have been recording they have yet to produce and album like this. The vocals are powerful and mesmerizing. The sound of their music will grab your interest and keep you enthralled through the whole record. They say that the third time is a charm and it absolutely is for this band. They have put together an awesome albulm that keeps you listening through every song. Which in itself is an amazing feat. This album is one of the best you will hear this year, hands down.
3. Death Cab For Cutie– Narrow Stairs
This album has a different sound than all of their previous releases. This record has a more introspective and in all aspects a darker sound than we are used to hearing from Death Cab. The lyrics on this album are breath taking and are sung with a truth that cannot be denied. This album is guarenteed to hit you harder than you ever have imagined and is the best we have heard from Death Cab. It seems that as they grow as a band and as individuals their music changes and ages with them. You no longer hear the teenager angst that once drove their music instead an older and more intense sound. If you do nothing else this year, buy this album.
4. Forever The Sickest Kids- Underdog Alma Mater
This album thrives on unique hooks and catchy choruses but still has a unique sound. Its lyrics are easily memorable and offer a variety of different sounds. This band is up and coming on the indie rock scene and there newly released album is bound to top the charts by the end of this year. The uplifting drumbeats and sound give a happy tone to the heartbreak that the album expresses.
5. Cold War Kids– Loyalty and Loyalty
Even in the midst of the indie rock scene, cold war kids has a unique sound that cannot be denied. Their lyrics are completely different from even other indie bands. Their lyrics have a truth behind them and their focus in on the real world and real problems. Their music screams of integrity and rock and roll. This is an album that will be around for a very long time and one that you will never grow sick of listening too.