7-O Brother- "You and I"
More of a Radiohead direction than their harder rock edged records of the past. The yare still good song writers able to lure you in with the more subdued direction.
6- Close the Hatch- " Modern Witchcraft"
Many of the bands on this list have a heavy side. You did not think I was going to sing the praises of some castrated bull shit did you ? This one lumbers in a way that borders on being sludge. But the crunch is outweighed by the surreal .
4- Bound- " Haunts"
Like a darker more progressive version of Alcest. This album sweeps you away with it's dream like atmosphere, but still has some balls to it. In many ways the fey nature of what they do now occupies a place Sigur Rios once held for me before they started doing symphonies. .
3-Nothing - "the Great Dismal"
This band has been good at evolving from album to album. They are great at capturing their sound but not being defined by it in a way that hinders the dynamic scope of what they do. Their song writing which pulls from familiar influences continues to captive.
2- Hum - " Inlet"