296. Badly Drawn Boy

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297. Fleet Foxes

An atmospheric-bluegrass-folk-Beachboyharmony kind of bandwhose debut album is best listened to straight through so that it can wash over you.  The first song below is my favorite of theirs and the second is another really good one put to a claymation video, so heads up to fans of claymation. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

299. The Hold Steady

The 21st Century ’70s Springsteen, Craig Finn writes songs that are anthemic, evocative, and rich with narrative and emotional detail and perceptiveness.  If his talk-singing didn’t become a slog so often, his band would rank much higher.  This song always makes me smile though: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

300. Joseph Arthur

The list of my top 366 favorite bands now becomes a list of the top 300 with Joseph Arthur: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

301. The Good Life

The Good Life’s Album of the Year is an album of a year long relationship and as a sucker for concept albums and songs about the complications of relationships, I eat it up.  I love this (long) song most.  It’s the only one with a female lead vocal on the album: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

302. Jay Reatard

Easily one of the most prolific and promising punk rockers of the young century until his tragic and untimely death earlier this year: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

305. Surfer Blood

The first terrific 2010 debuting band to make the list: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

362. Mountain Goats

The Morning Goats album I own is Get Lonely and it’s one of the very saddest sad sack melancholy wuss-indie acoustic guitar albums you’ll ever hear.  This is music for the pathetically paralyzed and self-pitiful that’s as close to full out emo as you’ll get me to like.  Get out your tissues for this one [Read More...]

363. Fountains Of Wayne

I love power pop and a band with a sense of humor and that’s how Fountains of Wayne, who are sort of a poor man’s Weezer, makes my top 366 favorite bands list: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]