All of these are first time listens and I did thumbs up a few. BTW, I really have too much time on my hands.
30. Typical - Tickle Me Pink
This is the typical guitar screamy stuff I really enjoyed in the late 2000's, but enjoyed enough to easily make my top 5 on this particular here.
29. Daylight - Matt and Kim
This is honestly not the worst by this band, but still simple enough to fall in that Lovelytheband pile of "broken" songs.
28. One More Cup of Coffee - Grouplove
No HD here. Pretty much keep it where you guys thought it would fit. Didn't remind me of the Grouplove I once dug.
27. Garden Grays - Wildcat! Wildcat!
A bit too proggy (progressive) for me. The backup vocals seriously annoyed me.
26. Want To Feel Alive - The Lighthouse and the Whaler
Unfortunately this would have RSVPed my bottom 10.
25. Miracle Aligner - The Last Shadow Puppets
I really enjoyed this one. I have heard of this band. Reminds me of some of the new Blossoms' material. better yet The Heartbreaks. Most active during 2008-2010.
24. Howling - Once A Tree
Slightly more tolerable than Billie Eilish. Sorry but still bottom 10.
23. Hush - Magic City Hippies
Another one I really enjoyed, and it wasn't for the dancing girl in MV. It had some smooth like 70's- 80's going on. Even his weird attempt at rap didn't tune me out.
22. OutRight - Wild Party
I surely would have upgraded this one among you guys' lists. Top 5. This is the stuff I chart. Remember "In and Out" Blonder? Anyway download? Check.
21. Passing Through - Ark & Ocean
ok this sounded better on the second listen. I really enjoyed the dreamy melody.
20. Desperation - 1st Vows
Certain instrument effects are my big pet peeves and this would not have fared well on my list at all.
19. Goddess - Banks
The efefcts on her vocals alone is a tune out. I liked one song from this act. The one that charted on Alt a few years back.
18. House on Fire - Black Taxi
and we are back to what's pleasant sounding to me. Sounds like a moog in the back round. Anyway great melody and vocals. Another Top 10 entry.
17. End Credits - EDEN
I liked one aspect of this song. The female backrounds, but the male? Not one bit. Even the melodic value struck me as kind of sour. Kerosene would have come in handy here.
16. The Shaking of Leaves - Into It. Over It.
It didn't get me to do much shaking. However the vocals reminded me of some Alt bands gone by that I didn't hate.
15. Flower Girl - Sloucher
If the first song was Flower Girl than it isn't that bad. Sounds like a AAA wet dream. which isn't always a bad thing.
14. Murder Your Memory - Title Fight
way too broody for me. The guitars save it from bottom 10
13. Resonance - Home
80's like instrumental. There is a whole youtube chanel dedicated to this vibe. This is what I consider chill; and a fine first listen.
12. Bloodstream - Stateless
Another song that attracted me for the vibe I don't really swing for. The pianos and mellow vocal delivery. Its just that this song did a good combo with them.
11. Stoned, Alone - Teenage Wrist
One of the more guitar oriented songs but with a dream melody in the backround. Anchors my would be top 10.
10. When I Get Home - Post Animal
based on this songs I feel like I might enjoy other songs by this band, but this one is just alright.
9. Cherry - Chromatics
First saw this band on Pale Shelter
charts. another of my would be top 5 songs here.
8. Rill Rill - Sleigh Bells
never quite heard anything like this before. Not exactly pop and not exactly Alt. the two soundworlds kinda meet in a place where it comes together nicely. Most of the effect comes from her vocals which I really enjoyed.
7. On & On - PLTS
I usually help out you guys with the songs with the louder guitar vibes. It's got some Jimmy Eat World vibes. This is another easy top 10 for me.
6. Deathless - Moving Mountains
What do you call this? Loud Folk music? Anyway, Not for me.
5. Darker - Doves
A bit on the mellow side, but still tuff and dark to sound a bit more attractive to me than other songs on the list.
4. Black Mire - Lonely the Brave
Another one I quite enjoyed for the loudness factor. Powerful vocal delivery.
3. Feeling Ok - Best Coast
Note for note the most melodic song on the list. There is a lot of this vibe on the 95 Alt RD we are doing next. I just love a woman's vocals accompanied with loud guitars.
2. Satellites - Mew
So is the band names after Mary Elizabeth Winstead? I know she likes them. This is a great song. Whatever they are doing with the guitars it gives a perfect satellites vibe. At the 2:00 mark the song really won me over .
1. Infinite Cities - The Bright Light Social Hour
It's not too terrible. I like the guitars and music but not really a fan of the way the two male vocals sound. However whatever is going on at the 2:35 mark sounds really intriuging. Like a Hawaiian melody taken to another level. Not bad.
My would be ruff draft of top 30 is based on one time listens. I usually listen 2-4 times before submitting lists. The top 10 and bottom 10 would not change tho
1. Feeling Ok - Best Coast
2. OutRight - Wild Party
3. Miracle Aligner - The Last Shadow Puppets
4. Satellites - Mew
5. Typical - Tickle Me Pink
6. Cherry - Chromatics
7. On & On - PLTS
8. House on Fire - Black Taxi
9. Resonance - Home
10. Stoned, Alone - Teenage Wrist
11. Darker - Doves
12. Black Mire - Lonely the Brave
13. Rill Rill - Sleigh Bells
14. Passing Through - Ark & Ocean
15. Infinite Cities - The Bright Light Social Hour
16. Bloodstream - Stateless
17. Flower Girl - Sloucher
18. When I Get Home - Post Animal
19. The Shaking of Leaves - Into It. Over It
20. Hush - Magic City Hippies
21. Murder Your Memory - Title Fight
22. Daylight - Matt and Kim
23. Deathless - Moving Mountains
24. Garden Grays - Wildcat! Wildcat!
25. Goddess - Banks
26. One More Cup of Coffee - Grouplove
27. Want To Feel Alive - The Lighthouse and the Whaler
28. Howling - Once A Tree
29. Desperation - 1st Vows
30. End Credits - EDEN