Which of these underrated artists deserve to take home a Grammy Sunday night?
Every year there are plenty of overlooked artists nominated for Grammys, but they're often up against and — lose to — their mainstream contemporaries. When they don't, it's a special kind of treat. Who remembers the "What is an Arcade Fire?!" outbreak of 2011?
Which of these bands do you think deserve to be acknowledged?
Kanye West might have boosted Justin Vernon's music carreer, but his self-titled sophomore album, Bon Iver, speaks for itself. Believe the hype! Check it out here.
This Swedish popstar has been around as long as Britney Spears, but she continues to reinvent herself and push pop music. Body Talk, Pt.3 is only one-third of one of the catchiest albums last year and shines as the conclusion.
These Aussie guys know how to put on a fun show. If you ever have a chance to see them live, don't miss out. Check out Zonoscope here.
The Civil Wars are probably one of the most exciting country/folk acts to burst onto the music scene. Their unbelievable debut album Barton Hollow leaves us wanting to hear what they come up with next.
What more could you want from a fantastic folk album? Helplessness Blues provides an addicting, nostalgic sound that shines a bright light on this Seattle quintet.
Lucinda Williams, a pioneer in the Americana genre, released the emotional record Blessed this year. Be sure to grab a two-disc special edition with exclusive acoustic content of all the tracks.