The list author says: "Sorry but I'm not one of those classy hipsters that are into all the "indie rock" bands. No I don't like Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, or anything similar to that so don't expect to find any of that on my list. These are the bands and musicians I believe are keeping music alive in times where it's being absolutely destroyed by horrible rap music (it's not all bad but stuff like soldier boy, wiz kalifa and the like? come on!) and lady gaga. Mark my words, there will be an album on here that I'm sure you haven't given a chance. I would advise you to do so. I will list the artist's album which I believe has been the best they've released to this date."
"*5/5* -if you haven't heard these guys you may have been sleeping under a rock for the past few years. Meld blues and an almost punk vibe to complete perfection. favorite tracks: 10 A.M. Automatic, Just Couldn't Tie Me Down, Act Nice & Gentle (originally by The Kinks)"
"*5/5* -Two brothers, one on a resonator guitar the other on stand up bass. They pull together their roots influences together for an album that really doesn't have a single bad track on it. favorite tracks: Tried & Tempted, Chocolate On My Tongue, The Truth Is The Light"
"*5/5* -just an absolutely incredible album (and to think this was the third album that these guys kicked out in a single year). The greatest straight up Rock and Roll record to ever come out since the 70's no questions asked! favorite tracks: Oh Lord, Caress, Straight Up And Down"
"*5/5* -My idea of what folk music has molded into in today's time and age. Sean's voice is very unique as well, which adds greatly to the songs. favorite tracks: Alabama Chicken, Smoking Signals, Here We Are..."
"*5/5* -Pretty sure everyone should have heard of Benzo by now, but he's been doing it right for plenty of time now, with his 10th album just being released this month. FFYM will still remain his greatest record in my opinion. favorite tracks: Ground On Down, Burn One Down, Oppression"
"*4.5/5* -Having 10 members in a band really creates endless possibilities for musical territory that can be reached. Watch their performance from Letterman on youtube and you'll get the idea. favorite tracks: Home, 40 Day Dream, Janglin'"
"*5/5* -the work horse of front man Eric D. Johnson. In my opinion, their sound reminds me of the abbey road Beatles with a more modern twist. Of course I'm not putting them anywhere near the Beatles. favorite tracks: Ruminant Band, Singing Joy To The World, Flamingo"
"*4/5* - a drum & guitar duo built up around guitar player Jessica Larabee's songs. The album gets a little uneven towards the end but the good songs on the album certainly are infectious. favorite tracks: Gimme, Release, Wear Red"
"*4.5/5* -absolutely wonderful debut. If you like any newer Alternative Rock you will definitely dig this. Don't really have an innovative sound but they do have a great one. and hey this is only their first album, so look forward to whats next. favorite track: Light Of The Morning, I Know What I Am, Cold Fame"