30. Dolores Haze - I Got My Gun
Swedish quartet offer up a noisy electronic banger that's not shy on punk energy, there's plenty of that to go around, and is what makes the song so incredible.
29. Torres - Cowboy Guilt
Southerner Mackenzie Scott offers up a deliciously askew track, my favorite on her latest LP. Sadly, I missed her when she passed through Nashville.
28. Whorish Boorish - Luckiest Girl
Miami's Rebecca Lima stopped me in my tracks with this contemplative lo-fi track, months later, it still does. With each listen, loveliness builds.
27. Miya Folick - I Got Drunk
Los Angeles artist Miya Folick gets to the heart of the matter directly with “I guess I’ll write you a love song/because I got drunk/ and told you how I really feel about you”. Miya's warbling vocals mesmerized me, this is so much more than booze as liquid courage.
26. Farao - Hunter
Norwegian born London based artist Kari Jahnsen's stunningly gorgeous voice enchanted me on the first listen. Several times through the album, and I've found a impeccably composed debut album. Brimming with confidence, and bold songwriting, 'Hunter' is the North Star in an album full of shining stars.
25. Peaness - No-One
Welsh trio's entirely charming bit of indie-pop band caught my ear with their infectious head bobbing fun. 'No-one' races out of the gates at a breakneck pace and begs to replayed, often.
24. Sasha Siem - So Polite
Gloriously mad, and elegant and graceful, yet playful and maybe bordering on unhinged. Sasha's vocal delivery is damn lovely, and dangerous. Live, it's just as great.
23. Estrons - Make a Man
Welsh indie rocking 4-piece keep getting better with each new track. Belting out bar room rockers is a tough gig with so much competition, but Estrons are up to the task. Fresh rowdy sing-alongs seems to be the band's modus operandi.
22. Two White Cranes - Resilience
Roxy Brennan crafts music that creeps up on you. Upon 1st listen, it's not an instant love, but it lingers and haunts. Like a difficult novel, you can't quite figure out. I find myself revisiting her stunning tales often.
21. Martha Ffion - No Applause
Charming and playful, Irish born artist Martha Ffion astounded me with her breathtaking voice. So damn lovely. Next year at this time, I'll kick myself for making this song #21 when Martha rules the world.