Soft Swells “Floodlights”
“Because it’s prettier than Nada Surf, more hopeful than Spoon, and less glitchy than Bastille, yet somehow makes us think of all three. That’s a good thing.”
Mike Doughty “Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future”
“Because two words: banjo loop. And because we’re just T-two years ‘til Kanye pinches the idea.”
Tweedy “Low Key”
Because it’s the musical onomatopoeia triple crown winner — sonically, lyrically, and vocally.