10. Laura Stevenson and the Cans - Sit Resist
I wasn't expecting much from this one, as I've never really been impressed by 'indie' music, but I really enjoyed this. It 's got a lot of conviction amidst the sweetness of the music - especially in the voice of Laura Stevenson herself.
9. Scale the Summit - The Collective
This one also surpassed my expectations a bit; I'd only listened to Carving Desert Canyons before, which was solid, but this exceeds it in every way. It is tighter, more focused and retains all of the distinct warmth they had before.
8. Iselia - Life from Dead Limbs