Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Top albums of 2015

While I apparently listened to a little more music this year than last year, I feel like I "discovered" even less than 2014, which I considered to be a down year for me.  My main reason for stating this is that most of the albums on this list are by artists that I have previously listened to - there are barely any by artists that were new to me this year.  Nevertheless, there's just about enough variety to make this a decent effort.

New for this year, I will link to the full albums (where available) on YouTube, since YouTube Music now makes it possible to find pretty much anything.  I will still include a playlist of my favorite song from each album for those who want a briefer sample of them.

Also, to make up a bit for last year, I will add a couple of albums that I totally missed from 2014 that I really enjoyed this past year.

Top 10
1. Beach House - Depression Cherry
2. Other Lives - Rituals
3. Foals - What Went Down
4. Until The Ribbon Breaks - A Lesson Unlearnt
5. Pictureplane - Technomancer
6. Sóley - Ask the Deep
7. Roots Manuva - Bleeds
8. MewithoutYou - Pale Horses
9. Mew - + -
10. Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth

Best of the Rest
11. Tame Impala - Currents
12. Grimes - Art Angels
13. Big Grams - Big Grams
14. Purity Ring - another eternity
15. Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars
16. MUTEMATH - Vitals
17. Nero - Between II Worlds
18. Björk - Vulnicura
19. Future - DS2
20. Muse - Drones

Missed Albums from 2014
1. Lydia Ainsworth - Right from Real
2. TV On The Radio - Seeds

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