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I'm among the people who prefer to wait until the end of the month to release their lists because I want to hear as many songs and albums as possible, especially for this 00s poll because the 00's are a decade I'm not so familiar with.
I think the AM polls are a great way to share music and that's why I'm starting this thread. Please post the songs (or artists or albums) that you think are not very well-known and deserve a spotlight.
I'll start with Drive-by Truckers. Yes, a southern rock band. Well I've been told it's not the average AMer's favorite style, but I love it myself. And this song is precosely about the South
That last one was for fans of Massive Attack. This is for fans of Van Morrison.
I'll steal my own quote from Petri's own recommendations thread:
Sodastream: Heaven on the Ground
Travis Drageset, for allmusic: “Guitarist Karl Smith's vocals are a lot like those of Stuart Murdoch on a down day, but they work on The Hill for Company because the songs are inspired enough not to sound like just another Belle and Sebastian knockoff. On it muted trumpets fittingly punctuate mournful strings or elegant guitar and bass runs, and emotive lyrics abound.”
David Sheppard, for Q Magazine: “Smith’s thin, reedy voice may not be to everyone’s taste, but his odd, conversational lyrics (unrequited love, ageing, loneliness) frequently intrigue and surprise”. “Heaven on the Ground is a gorgeous Nick Drake ballad as heard though a concrete dividing wall”