Monday, December 21, 2015

2015: a year in music.

top/favourite albums of the year

01. Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens (Asthmatic Kitty)

recommended track: "John My Beloved"

02. Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Jagjaguwar)

recommended track: "Can't Keep Checking My Phone"

03. Currents, Tame Impala (Interscope)

recommended track: "Eventually"

04. Surf, Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment (self-released)

recommended track: "Sunday Candy"

05. Elaenia, Floating Points (Pluto/Luaka Bop)

recommended track: "Nespole"

06. In Colour, Jamie xx (Young Turks)

recommended track: "Loud Places"

07. Vulnicura, Björk (One Little Indian)

recommended track: "Stonemilker"

08. The Night Took Us in Like Family, L'Orange and Jeremiah Jae (Mellow Music Group)

recommended track: "Do My Best to Carry On"

09. I Love You, Honeybear, Father John Misty (Sub Pop)

recommended track: "The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment"

10. I Cry When I Laugh, Jess Glynne (Atlantic)

recommended track: "Ain't Got Far to Go"

11. E•MO•TION, Carly Rae Jepsen (Interscope/School Boy)

recommended track: "Run Away with Me"

12. Fading Frontier, Deerhunter (4AD)

recommended track: "Living My Life"

13. Divers, Joanna Newsom (Drag City)

recommended track: "Leaving the City"

14. La Di Da Di, Battles (Warp)

recommended track: "The Yabba"

15. Are You Alone?, Majical Cloudz (Matador)

recommended track: "Silver Car Crash"

16. Depression Cherry, Beach House (Sub Pop)

recommended track: "Sparks"

17. Thank Your Lucky Stars, Beach House (Sub Pop)

recommended track: "Elegy to the Void"

18. Portraits, Maribou State (Counter/Ninja Tune)

recommended track: "Natural Fools"

19. Peripheral Vision, Turnover (Run for Cover)

recommended track: "Dizzy on the Comedown"

20. Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit, Courtney Barnett (Mom + Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk!)

recommended track: "Depreston"

HMs/21-38: Ones and Sixes, Low (Sub Pop); Lantern, Hudson Mohawke (Warp); All We Need, Raury (Columbia); To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar (Interscope/Aftermath/Top Dawg); DJ-KiCKS 50, DJ Koze (!K7 Records); Ivy Tripp, Waxahatchee (Merge/Wichita); No No No, Beirut (4AD); Why Make Sense?, Hot Chip (Domino); But You Caint Use My Phone, Erykah Badu (self-released); White Men Are Black Men Too, Young Fathers (Big Dada); Stuff Like That There, Yo La Tengo (Matador); Summertime ‘06, Vince Staples (ARTium/Def Jam); Escape from Evil, Lower Dens (Ribbon Music); Have You In My Wilderness, Julia Holter (Domino); Art Angels, Grimes (4AD); Poison Season, Destroyer (Merge/Dead Oceans); All Possible Futures, Miami Horror (Dine Alone); Lost in New York, Penguin Prison (Downtown)

top/favourite EPs of the year

Nymphs II-IV, Nicolas Jaar (Other People/R&S)

Intermission, Shigeto (Ghostly International)

Hallucinogen, Kelela (Warp/Cherry Coffee)

M3LL155X, FKA twigs (Young Turks)

The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam, Thundercat (Brainfeeder)