Note: If I had actually done this a year ago, there wouldn't be any differences in the albums I chose but I would have ordered them differently.
10. Architecture in Helsinki - Moment Bends
genre: indie pop / new wave revival
I like Architecture's recent efforts so much better than their initial twee efforts. Not that I don't like twee- I just think they're better suited to 80s style pop music. Seriously, every song on this album is great faux-80s pop. Except for "B4 3D", which is a bad song.
Fave songs: "Escapee", "Yr Go To"
9. Cake - Showroom of Compassion
genre: alt rock? with funk + country influences? IDK man.
This is IMO the best Cake album so far because of it's highly consistent quality. Yeah that's right, it's better than Fashion Nugget AND Comfort Eagle.
Fave song: "Federal Funding"