8. "Between Places" - Young Dreams
When Fun. decided to go commercial on their last release (unfortunately), there was a gap left in the indie world that needed filling. Thankfully, Young Dreams have filled that gap perfectly, releasing an album filled with Afro pop guitar riffs, amazing harmonies (Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys would be quite proud of this record), and some great pop writing that also challenges the listener in many ways. There's not a song on here that stands out as being a great single ("Fog of War" comes close though) but despite this the album still manages to be catchy and fun to listen to, and it reveals itself through multiple listens. The true genius of this record is how sustainable it is through repeated listeners, and as a result is highly recommendable. It's nice to see that big harmonies and catchy riffs still have a place in the indie world.