2015 in music


This was originally gonna lead off with a longish post  with a bunch of thoughts about listening to music in 2015, but it’s New Year’s Eve and I didn’t finish it in time. (According to the rules of online, “best of the year” stuff expires on January 1st.) I did, however, have time to make some lists of music. Here’s some of it I liked from this year.

Top 10 records (alphabetical):

Alex G – Beach Music
Beach House – Depression Cherry
CFCF – The Colours of Life
DJ Paypal – Sold Out
Future – 56 Nights
Gaussian Curve – Clouds
Julia Holter – Have You in My Wilderness
Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
Vince Staples – Summertime ’06


I also blogged about some concerts I went to over at Seattle Times dot com.




Arca – Mutant
Battles – La Di Da
Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars
Briana Marela – All Around Us
Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion
Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Style
CFCF – Radiance & Submission
Colin Stetson and Julia Neufeld – Never Were the Way She Was
Container – LP
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Denzel Curry – 32 Zel / Planet Shrooms EP
Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside
Floating Points – Elaenia
Flying Saucer Attack – Instrumentals 2015
Four Tet – Morning/Evening
Gilligan Moss – Ceremonial EP
Helen – The Original Faces
Holly Herndon – Platform
Jlin – Dark Energy
Joanna Newsom – Divers
Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle
Kode9 – Nothing
Lotic – Agitations EP
Lower Dens  – Escape from Evil
Moire – Gel EP
Mount Bank – Island Life EP
Ought – Sun Coming Down
Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Rae Sremmurd – Sremmlife
Sam Gellaitry – Short Stories EP
Sam Prekop – The Republic
Strategy – Noise Tape Self
Tame Impala – Currents
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
Vietcong – s/t
The Weeknd – The Beauty in the Madness
Young Thug – Barter 6
Zora Jones – 100 Ladies EP


Playlist (Spotify sucks but it has the most songs; shuffle is recommended):