Top 10 Underrated Bands by katie holt

10. Quinn XCII

Quin XCII is an R &B artist from Michigan. Some of his most popular songs are “Love Me Less,” “Stay,” “Flare Guns,” and “Straitjacket.” His music is not only fun but calming. A perfect artist to listen to while studying or when you need a break from the stress of studying.

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9. Jon Bellion

Jon Bellion is an indie-pop singer from New York. Some of his most popular songs “Overwhelming,” “All Time Low,” “Guillotine,” and “Blu.” His music is super funky and upbeat, but with sophisticated lyrics. Senior Eleanor Mancini says his music will make you say, “Oh word.”

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8. The Lemon Twigs

The Lemon Twigs is a rock band from Long Island. Some of their most popular songs are “I Wanna Prove to You,” “Baby, Baby,” “As Long as We’re Together,” and “Small Victories.” Their albums tell a story that lets you see through their one warped lens. For example, their album Go to School is seemingly about a money, but it’s really about society. Mind blowing.

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7. Chet Baker

Chet Baker is a jazz artist. Some of his most popular songs are “I Fall in Love Too Easily,” “It’s Always You,” “My Funny Valentine,” and “Autumn Leaves.” Chet Baker has been dubbed the “James Dean of Jazz.” His deep, smooth voice made him a jazz favorite in the 1950’s and underrated today.

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6. Bad Suns

Bad Suns is an alternative rock band from California. Some of their most popular songs are “Daft Pretty Boys,” “Cardiac Arrest,” “Off She Goes,” and “This was a Home Once.” This band’s songs deal with relatable events and how one deals with them, even in times of hardship.

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5. Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus is an indie-rock band from Minnesota. Some of their most popular songs are “Buttercup,” “Bambi,” “Way it Goes,” and “South.” While the vocals in their songs remains soft, the instrumentals contrast with an alarming, but beautiful, contrast.

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4. Nothing but Thieves

Nothing but Thieves is a band from Essex plays alternative rock music. Some of their most popular songs are “Amsterdam,” “Sorry,” “Particles,” and “Forever and Ever More.” Their albums contain a variety of songs, never letting an album be boring. Instead, they fill their songs with passion.

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3. Motel Radio

Motel Radio is a “Harmonic Americana” band from New Orleans. Some of their most popular songs are “Streetlights,” “Motel Radio,” “Star of the South,” and “M.I.A.” Harmony is king for this band, always adding a harmony wherever they can.

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2. Flipturn

Flipturn is an Indie Rock band. Some of their most popular songs are “August,” “Chicago,” “Eleanor,” and “Churches.” While their music stands out, their lyrics are emotional and will pull at your heart strings. The lead vocal’s raw emotion stands out in every song.

Photo Credit: Twitter @flipturnband

1. Briston Maroney

Briston Maroney is a KCHS Alum, who starred on American Idol, and plays indie-rock. Some of his top hits are “Caroline,” “Freakin’ Out on the Interstate,” “Under my Skin,” and “Small Talk.” Maroney wears his heart and experiences on his sleeves and creates music that will make you feel what he’s felt throughout his life.

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