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Chapter 300: Lemon Glow

10s indie rock

So much of the best indie rock takes a cue from the concept of yin-yang, understanding that everything ugly contains the seed of something beautiful and vice versa - the twist of sour lemon complicating the glow. Listen to the hint of distortion beneath the second verse of the sweetly sentimental “Archie, Marry Me,” or the way Conor Oberst’s croak meshes with Phoebe Bridgers’ coo on “Dylan Thomas.” Or take “I Love My Dad,” a plainspoken account of why Mark Kozelek loves his dad, which is a million times more affecting for his unaffected, unbeautiful sincerity.
1. Vampire Weekend


2. Mac DeMarco

Chamber Of Reflection

3. Alvvays

Archie, Marry Me

4. Better Oblivion Community Center

Dylan Thomas

5. Cate le Bon

Are You With Me Now?

6. Beach House

Lemon Glow

7. Big Thief


8. Snail Mail

Heat Wave

9. Sun Kil Moon

I Love My Dad

10. Car Seat Headrest

Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales