Andrew Thomas Barnes
For the sake of adding to the discussion and not just piggybacking off some of the other great picks here (Spoon! Wild Beasts! Mac Demarco! Etc.), I’ll say Adult Jazz’s Gist Is.
It’s hard finding any big qualms with this list (although I woulda liked to see Deerhunter higher). Glad to see VW so high though, I had kinda written them off after Contra, but Modern Vampires of the City is just fantastic. As others have said Local Natives, Youth Lagoon, Baths, and Jai Paul all would have been at least in the discussion for me.
Voted for Lace Curtains-The Garden Of Joy And The Well Of Loneliness despite it having less than 0 percent chance of winning. Hope Japandroids and Cloud Nothings get a nice voter turnout also.
Abbey Road is the one I have listened to the most so I’ll choose that one.
Das Racist (followed closely by by Cloud Nothings).
And the Hazy Sea
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Maps
Big Boi has a pair of Converse.