- Afghan Whigs
- Cloud Nothings
- Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
- Julie Byrne
- Flaming Lips
- Thurston Moore
Really surprised that Priests and Meat Wave aren't on the list. Those two are basically in a 4-way tie with Afghan Whigs and Cloud Nothings for 1st place, with Meat Wave lately being the front runner. Oh, and At the Drive-In would come in right before or after Julie Byrne on the list. Also The Hand released a short EP Volume 3 and it's fantastic.
My 6,7, 8 choices I'm not really even thrilled about. All have great moments but there's either something missing or something I don't like. The new Wavves album and the New Pornographers album might be in this range too.