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My 50 Favorites Things About 2015 In Music
 
 
 
50  Lupe Fiasco  -  Tetsuo and Youth

 
49  Helm  -  Olympic Mess

 
48  Windhand  -  Grief's Infernal Flower


 
47  Natural Snow Buildings  -  Terror's Horns

 

46  Ghost BC  -  Meliora

 

45  Freddie Gibbs  -  Shadow of a Doubt

 

44  Lower Dens  -  Escape From Evil

 

43  No Joy  -  More Faithful
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42  Carter Tutti Void  -  f (x)

 
41  Kolsch  -  1983

 
 
 

40  Blank Mass  -  Dumb Flesh
 

39  The ILYs  -  I Have Always Been Good At True Love

 
38  Neon Indian  -  VEGA Intl. Night School

 
37  Julia Holter  -  Have You In My Wilderness

 
36  Beach House  -  Depression Cherry

 
35  Steve Hauschildt  -  Where All Is Field

 
34  Tribulation  -  The Children of the Night

 
33  Pink Shiny Ultrablast  -  Everything Else Matters

 
32  Low  -  Ones and Sixes

 
31  Cruciamentum  -  Charnel Passages

 
 

 
30  Alex Bleeker and The Freaks  -  Country Agenda

 
29. Kamasi Washington  -  The Epic

 
28  Nicolas Jaar  -  Pomegranates

 

27  COIL  -  Backwards

 
26  Chaos Echoes  -  Transient

 
25  The Holy Drug Couple  -  Moonlust

 
24  Max Richter  -  Sleep

 
23  John Carpenter  -  Lost Themes

 
22  Mastery  -  Valis

 
21  Black Wing  -  Black Wing Is Doomed

 
 
 
 
20  Widowspeak  -  All Yours
 

19  MGLA  -  Exercises In Futility

 
18  Viet Cong  -  S/T

 
17  Prurient  -  Frozen Niagara Falls

 
16  Doomtree  -  All Hands

 
15  Floating Points  -  Elaenia


14  Signor Benedick The Moor  -  El Negro

 
13  Jay Rock  -  90059

 
12  James Welburn  -  Hold

 
11  Bjork  -  Vulnicura

 
 
 
 
10  Majical Cloudz  -  Are You Alone?

 
09  Simon Scott  -  Insomni

 
08  Oneohtrix Point Never  -  Garden Of Delete

 
07  Archy Marshall  -  A New Place 2 Drown


06  Milo  -  So The Flies Don't Come


05  Misþyrming  -  Söngvar elds og óreiðu


04  Kendrick Lamar  -  To Pimp A Butterfly

 
03  Mount Eerie  -  Sauna

 
02  Matana Roberts  -  COIN COIN Chapter 3: River Run Thee


01  Death Grips  -  The Powers That B

 
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Some of my favorite albums of 2015 (in no particular order)
 
 
Phosphorescent - Live at the Music Hall

 
Indigo Girls - One Lost Day

 
Laura Marling - Short Movie

 
Ana Popovic & Milton Popovic - Blue Room

 
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

 
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

 
Vanilla Fudge - Spirit Of 67

 
My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall

 
Django Django - Born Under Saturn

 
Patrick Watson - Love Songs for Robots

 
Tigran Hamasyan - Mockroot

 
Gazpacho - Night of the Demon

 
Other Lives - Rituals

 
Kamasi Washington - The Epic

 
The Leisure Society - The Fine Art Of Hanging On

 
Lights & Motion - Chronicle

 
Indra Rios-Moore - Heartland

 
Chris Potter Underground Orchestra - Imaginary Cities

 
Mathias Eick - Midwest

 
Troyka - Ornithophobia

 
Emily Saunders - Outsiders Insiders

 
Daniel Herskedal - Slow Eastbound Train

 
Maria Schneider Orchestra - The Thompson Fields

 
Nils Frahm - Late Night Tales

 
Destroyer - Poison Season

 
Richard Kapp & The Gowns - Fake

 
Randi Tytingvag - Three

 
Ogre - Plastico

 
Gary Willis - Larger Than Life

 
Veronique Sanson - Les Annees Americaines

 
Blues Pills - Live

 
Darkside - Psychic Live

 
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy Barrowlands Live

 
Aurora Orchestra - Road Trip

 
John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

 
Kariina Gretere - Amber And Fly

 
James Brandon Lewis - Days of Freeman

 
Floating Points - Elaenia

 
Schmieds Puls - I Care a Little Less About Everything Now

 
Anat Cohen - Luminosa

 
Romain Collin - Press Enter

 
Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest - Sylva

 
Avishai Cohen Trio - From Darkness

 
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Appreciate the effort...thanks for sharing. The work by Kamasi is next up for my eval.
 
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What there was a new Coil album?
 
I'm kinda scared to listen.
 
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You heard all thses 50 albums? Best 50 out of 200 lps?
 
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Listening I can do. It's the finding, buying and downloading that's the labourious bit!
Great effort on this list!
 
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Listening I can do. It's the finding, buying and downloading that's the labourious bit!
 
Helps me understand the appeal of ITunes.... but... I .... just... .can't....
 
Sometimes I miss going to the record store, especially when it's almost less of a pain to get a disc and rip it myself
 
 
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  What there was a new Coil album?
 
I'm kinda scared to listen.
 
Im hooked on Love's Secret Domain's - The Snow, so advanced of its time
 
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Wow, the only name I know from this chart is Bjork...Tnx for sharing.
 
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Wow, the only name I know from this chart is Bjork...Tnx for sharing.
Lol! I thought the same thing and I thought I was really into music! Milo & Bjork.
 
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I've spent the past three years listening to every album on 'Rolling Stone's Top 500 albums of all time'. A great achievement but can't stop there. This list has shown me how much more I need to get involved!
Always exciting though, especially through a top end headphone rig.
 
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I've spent the past three years listening to every album on 'Rolling Stone's Top 500 albums of all time'. A great achievement but can't stop there. This list has shown me how much more I need to get involved!
Always exciting though, especially through a top end headphone rig.
ok your top 50 out of that 500?
 
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Might take some time to compile that list! Honestly, there were only 70 odd that I'd listen to again.
Aside from all the classics that I grew up listening to thanks to Mum&Dad, Rumours, etc.
Stand out albums that I hadn't heard before were;

The Smiths - The Queen is Dead.
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul.
The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & the Lash.
The Velvet Underground - & Nico
The Grateful Dead - Live/Dead.
Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings.
Love - Forever Changes.
Santana - Santana
The Police - Syncronicity

Tbh, the list is very flawed in that it's just a list of seminal albums released during the life of the editors who wrote it but I felt it was a worthwhile challenge. My Mum's a musician and teacher who grew up in the 60's & 70's so I had a good grounding to start with.
Sooooooooo much not on the list and sooooo much that could be taken off even for the person who wrote it. But then it becomes a purely subjective.
 
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Excellent list MuppetFace, I've heard about a quarter of the list. Didn't know about the new Coil and Carter Tutti, checking those out later in the week.
I have to say the Beach House, Julia Holter, Majical Cloudz, Low and Bjork would be in my best of the year list as well, and that Viet Cong album is a killer.
 
james444, I like your list as well. Haven't heard most of the jazz on the list, will have to hunt some of those down. Nice to see Jesus and Mary Chain on a current list. I don't feel so old to be enjoying the current New Order and PIL albums that came out this year. I also like the Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, and the Destroyer ablum off of your list.
Kamasi Washington, on both lists, has been on rotation on my AK120II since the beginning of the year, excellent album as well.
 
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