1.) "Get Out The Way" by Mother Mother on Very Good Bad Thing
If I had a superpower it would be to pipe this song into whoever is driving too slow in front of me when I'm driving. It is not just the lyrics though, it has got a good beat and music to it as well.
2.) "Greek Tragedy" by The Wombats on Glitterbug
This song kicks off with some trashcan drums and then before you know it the guitar kicks in with a great hook that drags you through the rest of the song.
3.) "Where You At" by The Bohicas on Where You At
This is a great song to drive to with the windows down. Just a good rock song that knows what it is and doesn't go on too long. Bonus points for the horns at the end.
4.) "Whole Life Story" by Passion Pit on Kindred
The third album out of this indie group is overall decent. Only a few tracks stuck out to me, this one being the best in my opinion.
5.) "Upside" by Allen Stone, released as a single earlier in April
Aside from spelling his first name wrong this is a good track with shades of Bruno Mars coming through.
6.) "For Granted" by Odessa on Odessa
I almost dumped this track from my preliminary list but was glad I gave it a second listen. Her voice just captured me and vaulted it ahead of some other good tracks.
7.) "Until the Night Turns" by Lord Huron on Strange Trails
I had never heard of these guys before listening to this album but this track caught my ear, mostly for the nice mix of indie rock and country.
8.) "I Do Not Feel Like Being Good" by Ryan Adams, released as a part of an EP earlier in April
This is the second short EP released by Ryan Adams this year. This one is an acoustic affair and this track features a detailed guitar work and a bluesy sound.
9.) "Ship to Wreck" by Florence + The Machine, released as a single earlier in April
I've always enjoyed the voice of Florence Welch and this track combines that with a more mainstream sound than I've heard from them before.
10.) "The Wolf" by Mumford & Songs, released as a single earlier in April
There has been a steady drip of singles dripping in advance of the full album releasing in May. This track is another solid one which shows off their new sound.
11.) "XMAS_EVET1 N" by Aphex Twin on MARCHROMT30a Edit 2b 96
The title is a dead giveaway that this is an electronica track. Aphex Twin is hit or miss for me with a lot of tracks which have barely any melody. This one does though, and is all the better for it.
12.) "Mene" by Brand New, released as a single earlier in April
A really good straight ahead rock song which is very reminiscent of 90's grunge.
13.) "Lonesome Street" by Blur on The Magic Whip
Blur is back after an extended absence. Most of the album was so/so for me with this being the one track which caught my ear.
14.) "Stupid Games" by WATERS on What's Real
This track kicks off with whirling electronica but then dives into a solid rock beat. The chorus carries the song for me.
15.) "Buffalo" by Toro Y Moi on What For?
There is a very retro vibe to this track and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. It strikes the perfect tone to end the list with.