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Tired of the same old same old “music” featured on Top 40 radio? Unsure how to break free of the auto-tuned, lifeless voices that permeate the popular music scene? Ready for a change but don’t know where to start? Here are Visor reporters Sam and Lily’s definitive lists of the all-time best alternative albums that’ll put you on the right track.

 

Lily’s Picks:

 

  • Phantom Pop by Wild Party

 

Stand out songs: “Lo-Fi Children,” “Life’s Too Short” and “When I Get Older”

 

  • Disappear Here by Bad Suns

 

Stand out songs: “Violet,” “Off She Goes” and “Outskirts of Paradise”

 

  • LOVETAP! by Smallpools

 

Stand out songs: “Dreaming,” “American Love,” “Killer Whales” and “Street Fight”

 

  • Signs of Light by The Head and The Heart

 

Stand out songs: “Rhythm and Blues,” “All We Ever Knew,” “False Alarm” and “Library Magic”

 

  • Little Neon Limelight by Houndmouth

 

Stand out songs: “Sedona,” “Darlin’,” “Gasoline” and “Black Gold”

 

Sam’s Picks:

 

  • Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend

 

Stand out songs: “Step,” “Everlasting Arms,” “Hannah Hunt” and “Don’t Lie”

 

  • Seven + Mary by RKS

 

Stand out songs: “Black and White,” “American Hero,” “First Class” and “Seven”

 

  • Back On Top by The Front Bottoms

 

Stand out songs: “West Virginia,” “Cough It Out” and “Plastic Flowers”

 

  • And The War Came by Shakey Graves

 

Stand out songs: “The Perfect Parts,” “Dearly Departed,” “Hard Wired” and “Only Son”

 

  • Oh Wonder by Oh Wonder

 

Stand out songs: “Lose It,” “Plans”and “Drive”

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