i know exactly what you mean, although i can't place the carpenter brut songs you're talking about. but often i'm listening to music, usually noise or weird edm (or anything bfv mentions), and the sounds physically annoy me to a degree that i have to close the tab. i have never understood why anyone would put that in their music.
com truise is up there at the top of synthwave for me, but there are plenty more. kavinsky, timecop, miami nights 1984 (let me know what you think of ocean drive).