From now until Jan. 1, Flagpole Music Editor Gabe Vodicka is counting down his top 10 (non-local) albums of 2016.
8. Pinegrove: Cardinal
Is it emo? Is it alt-country? Is it dad-rock made by a bunch of precocious twentysomethings? Cardinal's evasiveness when it comes to genre is part of its appeal. Literate but unpretentious, lush but lean, Cardinal proves that Pinegrove is a philosophical leader among its emo-revival peers.