Paste Magazine has always trended more towards Americana than indie with their musical recommendations, which is a welcome change of pace from the rest of the music blogosphere. Regardless, their selections are always backed with sound reasoning.
There are some unexpected and delightful picks like Laura Veirs and Blitzen Trapper, Free Energy, mixed in with some shockingly high results for Band of Horses, Sharon Jones, and Bruce Springsteen. However, they really should be upset with their choice for number one. Perplexing choice at best. Not that it wasn’t a 50 best album, but certainly not number one.