These were some of my favourite songs of the year.
Pop song of the year. 80's sax to the max.
Grimes goes more experimental on Art Angels and somehow becomes more accessible.
Wilco put an album out and you're surprized I included it on this list?
Album:No Cities To Love
Don't get mad but I didn't grow up listening to Sleater Kinney. But, hey, this is a really good album. It throws hard punches at you (in the most wonderful way).
Album:Should The Light Go Out
Favourite album of the year. Twin River leaped away from their folks roots into something with more volume and texture... and they totally stuck the landing.
This could be a Springsteen track, if Springsteen was a surrealist.
Album:b'lieve i'm goin down...
Kurt Vile turned down the reverb and turned up the banjo.
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Album:Have You In My Wilderness
My favourite song of the year. The mellowest of mellow gold.
Yeah, this came out last year, but it just barely came out last year. So as far as I'm concerned it qualifies as 2015 material, guys.
My other favourite album of the year. When this track was first released the hair on my arm stood on end for a week.
Album:Dumela 113 - EP
I have no idea what's going on here, but I dig it.
Album:Radio Koko - EP
By far the best song about pants released in 2015. Also, the best summer jam of 2015.
Album:WTF (Where They From) - Single
If this was a tumblr post I'd just post a bunch of celebratory reaction gifs. Missy put on a master class in staging a comeback after a decade away.
Album:Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U
I should not like this. I do not like the three artists involved in this project and yet here I am telling you I listened to this track 1,000 times this summer.
Album:Ceremonial - EP
Feels like Architecture In Helsinki plugged into Ableton.
Album:Deep In The Iris
Album:Carrie & Lowell
This album was surprizingly tough to listen to! The most beautiful songs in the world about the saddest subject in the world.
I first saw Samantha Savage Smith play a tiny show at Sled Island 3 years ago. She finally released an album that captured the style and calibre of performance I witnessed. This was so long overdue.