I just don't think bands in this "scene" are writing, by and large, as compelling of albums. There are a few exceptions (Gaslight Anthem, for example).
I wouldn't put Gaslight Anthem in as part of the scene
. They're much more than that at this point.
I agree with what is said here. Hell, even a band like The Junior Varsity put out solid albums (Wide Eyed
especially). Never got enough credit. If that album came out today I would love it just as much as I did when it came out in 2005.