My Favorite Things 2015: Music

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Here we are yet again. The year has come to an end and music has been released, now on fridays, for me to rank as my favorite.

As I said in July, I’ve been making Album of The Year lists for around 5 years. The first 3 of were written for publications. This is the second of such description for this very blog. Without the pressure of a deadline and a half dozen similar lists to edit off of my brain, I find making these much more enjoyable.

Even if they don’t serve as a taste-making tool like they once did, AOTY lists hold their utility as reminders of what I once loved. My next project will be rounding up lists of years past and adding them to this blog. [1] Here are this year’s picks.

LP

  • Old Best Friend - Living Alone - iTunes
  • Noah Gundersen - Carry The Ghost - iTunes
  • Hop Along - Painted Shut - iTunes
  • CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye - iTunes
  • Lydia - Run Wild - iTunes
  • Selena Gomez - Revival - iTunes
  • Tori Kelly - Unbreakable Smile - iTunes
  • Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly - iTunes
  • Purity Ring - Another Eternity - iTunes
  • Runaway Brother - Mother - iTunes
  • Tilian Pearson - Perfect Enemy - iTunes
  • Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf - iTunes
  • Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool - iTunes
  • Tommy Boys - Tommy Boys - iTunes
  • The Maine - American Candy - iTunes
  • Death Cab For Cutie - Kintsugi - iTunes
  • Punchline - Thrilled - iTunes
  • The Money Pit - The Money Pit - iTunes
  • The Early November - Imbue - iTunes
  • The Dear Hunter - Act VI: Rebirth in Reprise - iTunes
  • Owl City - Mobile Orchestra - iTunes
  • The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness - iTunes
  • Smallpools - LOVETAP! - iTunes
  • The Wombats - Glitterbug - iTunes
  • Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - iTunes
  • Leon Bridges - Coming Home - iTunes
  • Breaking Benjamin - Dark Before Dawn - iTunes

EP

  • The Japanese House - Pools To Bathe In - iTunes
  • The Japanese House - Clean - iTunes
  • Shapes & Colors - On Display - iTunes
  • Vallis Alps - Vallis Alps - iTunes
  • Wlfpck - Vol. 1 - iTunes
  • YMAEWK - Dogged - iTunes
  • Owel - Every Good Boy - iTunes
  • Aquilo - Calling Me - iTunes
  • Anthony Raneri - Sorry State Of Mind - iTunes
  • Jane Decker - 55 - iTunes
  • JoJo - III. - iTunes

There you have it. That’s what I loved this year. [2] I hope you take a listen and find something you’ll love too. If you do, please consider purchasing via the iTunes links above to support the bands and this blog.

Related: My Favorite Things 2014: Music


  1. Don’t hold me to it.  ↩

  2. It’s incredible to me that some of these came out this same year. This has been one of the most eventful years of my life.  ↩