Alternative rock gems

A Listmania! list by Mike Mantin (Swansea, UK)
 
Lesser Matters
1.  Lesser Matters by Radio Dept.
The list author says:
  "The best tunes of the year coated with a Kevin Shields fuzz. Essential."
11.28   Used & New from: 1.10
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

You Forgot It in People
2.  You Forgot It in People by Broken Social Scene
The list author says:
  "Beautiful, unpredictable and experimental music."
8.58   Used & New from: 1.35
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Chutes Too Narrow
3.  Chutes Too Narrow by The Shins
The list author says:
  "Each of its 10 tracks is an indie-pop masterpiece. Insanely catchy."
9.12   Used & New from: 1.04
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Blueberry Boat
4.  Blueberry Boat by The Fiery Furnaces
The list author says:
  "Amazing 8-minute tracks linked by some bizarre storyline. Bonkers and brilliant."
10.52   Used & New from: 1.25
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

These Were the Earlies
5.  These Were the Earlies by The Earlies
The list author says:
  "Dreamy Flaming Lips-esque songs with dance elements."
1.83   Used & New from: 0.12
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Concretes
6.  The Concretes by The Concretes
The list author says:
  "Cool and catchy Sweedish pop with a dark edge."
6.99   Used & New from: 0.09
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Untitled 5 Song Ep
7.  Untitled 5 Song Ep by Willy Mason
The list author says:
  "Looks like the new Jeff Buckley, sounds like the new Bob Dylan. Great EP."
8.03   Used & New from: 2.31
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Since I Left You
8.  Since I Left You by Avalanches
The list author says:
  "Hundreds of samples thrown together to make innovative dance music."
8.30   Used & New from: 0.21
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Out Of The Shadow
9.  Out Of The Shadow by Rogue Wave
The list author says:
  "Not much new going on here, but Rogue Wave can pen a seriously good tune."
10.33   Used & New from: 2.49
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Let Go
10.  Let Go by Nada Surf
The list author says:
  "It baffles me that these guys aren't in the indie Big League. Also check out their second album The Proximity Effect."
10.00   Used & New from: 2.46
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Transatlanticism
11.  Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie
The list author says:
  "Same goes for these guys. This is sensitive emo done properly."
Used & New from: 2.10
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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The Lost Riots
12.  The Lost Riots by Hope of the States
The list author says:
  "The best thing to come out of Chichester since... well, ever. Grand and luxurious music."
4.99   Used & New from: 0.11
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

22-20s
13.  22-20s by 22-20s
The list author says:
  "Heavy blues-rock with storming singles. Can also do ballads."
10.00   Used & New from: 0.04
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Decline Of British Sea Power
14.  The Decline Of British Sea Power by British Sea Power
The list author says:
  "The album's a grower but you'll instantly like its finest tracks."
14.78   Used & New from: 0.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Free The Bees
15.  Free The Bees by The Bees
The list author says:
  "Anyone who can't listen to Chicken Payback without dancing has a heart of stone."
3.99   Used & New from: 0.24
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Futureheads
16.  The Futureheads by Futureheads
The list author says:
  "Now deservedly breaking into the mainstream. Great songwriting and killer guitars."
Used & New from: 0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Little Thoughts/Tulips
17.  Little Thoughts/Tulips by Bloc Party
The list author says:
  "A real alternative anthem already. They're going to be massive."
12.88   Used & New from: 0.49
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

stellastarr*
18.  stellastarr* by Stellastarr*
The list author says:
  "Not just another cool NYC band. These guys can actually write songs."
7.31   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Give Up
19.  Give Up by The Postal Service
The list author says:
  "Everyone who listens to this finds it glued to their stereo. It's an electronic masterpiece."
15.28   Used & New from: 0.20
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

The American Adventure
20.  The American Adventure by Electric Soft Parade
The list author says:
  "Brighton boys who write great melodies. Seem to have disappaered somewhere."
1.95   Used & New from: 0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Good News For People Who Love Bad News
21.  Good News For People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse
The list author says:
  "More American alterna-pop. Includes the anthemic Float On."
6.44   Used & New from: 0.47
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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