In case you missed them, here’s PART 1 and PART 2!

(11) A- “Hi-Fi Serious”: This British alt-rock band have been around since ’93. They broke out overseas but never got CLOSE to the recognition they deserve in the U.S. When this album dropped in 2002, A unleashed a whole new brand of pop-punk rock.

(12) Marks Black- “Folks Music”: He’s an Omaha based hip-hop artist who had his breakout success when he got signed to Conor Oberst’s label, Team Love in 2004 and released this gem of an album.

(13) Tokyo Police Club- “Elephant Shell”: This Canadian band hasn’t ever got the recognition they deserve. This 2008 album is one of the few I can listen to all the way through multiple times. NEVER gets old!

(14) The Receiving End of Sirens- “The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi”: Their first album was a staple for me when i was 17. Then a few years later, “The Earth Sings…” was released at the perfect time in my life. It’s written as a story that is best heard all the way through with headphones.  Another TRULY genius album that was over looked.

(15) Now It’s Overhead- Self Titled: I remember buying this album when I was 14 and I still listen to it to this day. Beautifully crafted instrumentally and lyrically. One of those rarely perfect albums that more people NEED to know about.

CHECK OUT THE LAST PART OF MY TOP 20 HERE!