1.01.2016

Best of 2015: Recap and Spotify Playlist

Here's the top 20 albums again:
  1. Mew +- 
  2. Ryan Adams 1989
  3. Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell 
  4. Twin Shadow Eclipse 
  5. Beach Slang The Things We Do To Find People Who Like Us 
  6. Until the Ribbon Breaks A Lesson Unlearnt 
  7. Mikal Cronin MCIII 
  8. Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves 
  9. Stromae Racine Carrée 
  10. Young Guv Ripe 4 Luv 
  11. Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 
  12. The Districts A Flourish and a Spoil 
  13. Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi 
  14. Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon 
  15. Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion 
  16. Miguel Wildheart 
  17. Brandon Flowers The Desired Effect 
  18. Ben Folds So There 
  19. Ratatat Magnifique 
  20. Joey Bada$$ B4.DA.$$
Beyond that, I listened to a lot of albums this year. 83 from the "IN" list. Here's a full, alphabetized list of the albums that had at least one track on the Best of 2015 list:

A$AP Rocky - AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
Alabama Shakes - Sound and Colour
Alpine - A is for Alpine
BC Camplight - How to Die in the North
Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars
Beach Slang - The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us\
Belle & Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
Ben Folds - So There
Best Coast - California Nights
Bjork - Vulnicura
Braids - Deep in the Iris
Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect
Built to Spill - Untethered Moon
Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion
CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye
Cold Fronts - Forever Whatever
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith - Club Meds
Deafheaven - New Bermuda
Death Cab for Cutie - Kintsugi
The Decemberists - What a Terrible World
The Districts - A Flourish and a Spoil
Django Django - First Light
Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
EL VY - Return to the Moon
Evans the Death - Expect Delays
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
George Ezra - Wanted on Voyage
Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin
GREYCOATS - Adrift
Hop Along - Painted Shut
Husky - Ruckers Hill
I LOVE MAKKONEN - I LOVE MAKKONEN
James Davis - James Davis
Jamie xx - In Colour
Joey Bada$$ - B4.DA.$$
Jose Gonzalez - Vestiges & Claws
Kate Tempest - Everybody Down
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
The Knocks - So Classic EP
Kurt Vile - b'lieve i'm going down...
Kyle - Smyle
Lauryn Peacock - Euphonia
Leon Bridges - Coming Home
Lianne La Havas - Blood
Lord Huron - Strange Trails
Low - Ones and Sixes
Maritime - Magnetic Bodies/Map of Bones
Mew - +-
mewithoutYou - Pale Horses
Miguel - Wildheart
Mikal Cronin - MCIII
Mimicking Birds - Eons
Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves
Mogwai - Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1.
Nadine Shah - Fast Food
Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass
Punch Brothers - The Phosphorescent Blues
Purity Ring - another eternity
Ratatat - Magnifique
Rolo Tomassi - Grievances
Royal Headache - High
Ryan Adams - 1989
Seth Avett & Jessica Lee Mayfield - Elliott Smith Covers
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love
The Staves - If I Was
Stromae - Racine Carree
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
The Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird is Home
Tame Impala - Currents
Tanlines Highlightes
Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon
Torres - Sprinter
Twerps - Range Anxiety
Twin Shadow - Eclipse
Until the Ribbon Breaks - A Lesson Unlearnt
Viet Cong - Viet Cong
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Unravelling
The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness
Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There
Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Too
Young Guv - Ripe 4 Luv
Young Thug - Barter 6

And here is the list of albums that I checked out that didn't even have one track that I got into, 24 albums represented here:

Above & Beyond - We Are All We Need
Ariel Pink - pom pom
The Avener - The Avener EP
Beirut - No No No
Blur - The Magic Whip
Chastity Belt - Time to Go Home
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Dwight Yoakam - Second Hand Heart
East India Youth - Culture of Volume
Future - DS2
The Game - The Documentary 2
Girl Band - The Early Years
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress
High on Fire - Luminiferous
Justin Townes Earle - Single Mothers and Absent Fathers
The Libertines - Anthems For Doomed Youth
Lightning Bolt - Fantasy EMpire
Lonelady - Hinterland
Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Pinkshinyultrablast - Everything Else Matters
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
The Vaccines - English Graffiti
The Weather Station - What Am I Going to Do with Everything I know
Wilco - Star Wars

So, I listened to 107 albums this past year. That feels like a lot. In order to share the fruits of this, here is a spotify playlist you can follow/embed/check out:

Best of 2015 Spotify Playlist

Out of that playlist, there were a few tracks I would seek out to listen to over and over. Those are as follows:

  1. Clinging to a Bad Dream - Mew 
  2. Kelly, I'm Not a Creep - Young Guv 
  3. Style - Ryan Adams 
  4. Formidable - Stromae 
  5. Young & Alive - Beach Slang 
  6. Dirty Cigarettes - Beach Slang 
  7. Blank Space - Ryan Adams 
  8. Run Away With Me - Carly Rae Jepsen 
  9. Suburban Smell - The Districts 
  10. Coffee - Miguel 
  11. Slipping Away - Tanlines 
  12. I've Been Loved - Mikal Cronin 
  13. Bloodlines - Mimicking Birds 
  14. Teenage Exorcists - Mogwai 
  15. My Oh My - Punch Brothers 
  16. Should Have Known Better - Sufjan Stevens 
  17. I'm Ready - Twin Shadow 
  18. Romeo - Until the Ribbon Breaks 
  19. Nest - Young Fathers 
  20.  Ship to Wreck - Florence + The Machine

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