10-Les Deuxluxes : "Lighter Fluid"
7- The Death Valley Girls - " Under the Spell of Joy"
They have gone in a different direction, but sounds like they are ingesting larger amounts of drugs. They expanded their sound with synths and sax . The bi polar nature of this album goes from peppy anthems kids could sing along with to droning Velvet Underground like hypnosis.
6-En Minor -"When the Cold Truth Has Worn It's Miserable Welcome Out"
5-Blunt Razors- "Early Aught"
The guys from Planes Mistaken For Stars are back. This time it is more stripped down and droning . Not folk, as it is too brooding like a storm that never hits. On the slow core side of rock but rock none the less.
4-Psychedelic Furs- "Made of Rain"
They have aged better than most of their peers. This album doesn't feel dated or like they are parading the memories of their glory days around. These songs are fresh faced and stand on their own two feet.
3- Black Foxxes - "s/t"
They remembered to rock out more on this album. I want them moodier and sorting through their issues like they did on "I'm" not well, so they bounced back from a sophomore slump in a big way.https://abysmalhymns.blogspot.com/2020/10/black-foxxes-st.html
2- Playa Royale- "Bastards"
If you miss when Panic at the Drive in was not getting #meetoo 'ed and rocked out , then this band is for you. They are actually more explosive than Panic was. They have plenty of hooks to an almost pop degree but balance it with good rocking.