The XX - Crystallized
"OMG honey, we have to play The XX because he's *so* relevant. You know, a "real artist" - he even commented on our "so-underground-it's-not-even-on-the-net" music blog once remember?!" - Hipsterette to F*ture Hipster Hubby
Elliott Smith - Between the Bars
People like Elliott Smith exist because someone has to tell someone else during every significantly important time for music that they sound just like Jeff Buckley. Um, meaning, influences include the likes of Jeff Buckley.
Phoenix - Listomania
We are so open to worldly cultures.
The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize?
Do you realize that happiness makes you cry? Of course you don't. And The Flaming Lips are the best band in the world... even if they did reach the peak of their popularity in the early 90s and have since then been painstakingly slowly deteriorating. But that song about the robots is still totally relevant - right?