Favorite Albums of 2015

Every year I become increasingly amazed at the wealth of good music that is out in the world. 2015 was no exception to that, and I am happy to report that many records and bands caught my ear. Here’s the list (honorables, top 10 after the jump):

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Beauty Pill – Beauty Pill Describes Things as They Are
  • Beach House – Depression Cherry
  • Downtown Boys – Full Communism
  • Fred Thomas – All are Saved
  • Gleemer – Moving Away
  • Julia Holter – Have You in My Wilderness
  • Krill – A Distant Fist Unclenching
  • Natalie Prass – s/t
  • Palehound – Dry Food
  • Pupppy – Shit in the Apple Pie
  • Purity Ring – another eternity
  • PWR BTTM – Ugly Cherries
  • Turnover – Peripheral Vision
  • Wavves x Cloud Nothings – No Life for Me
  • Youth Lagoon – Savage Hills Ballroom

10. Adventures – Supersonic Home

9. Spirit Club – s/t

8. Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars

7. Eskimeaux – OK

6. Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle

5. Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp

4. Beach Slang – The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us

3. Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer

2. Elvis Depressedly – New Alhambra

and the #1 record is…

Hop Along – Painted Shut

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