Lots of other great records worth checking out from 2015. Here are some other ones I dug:
Xe – Zs
A Year With 12 Moons – Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Fading Frontier – Deerhunter
Thank Your Lucky Stars – Beach House
b’lieve i’m going down – Kurt Vile
Viet Cong – Viet Cong
Oneohtrix Point Never- Garden of Delete
Divers – Joanna Newsome
La Vie Est Belle/Life is Beautiful – Petite Noir
The Agent Intellect – Protomatyr
Painted Shut – Hop Along
Trading Basics – Palm
Vertigo – The Necks
I’m Jason Cooley and I play guitar and sing in Blue Button.
Other things I liked:
Battles – “La Di Da Di”
Thee Oh Sees – “Mutilator Defeated At Last”
Dan Deacon – “Gliss Riffer”
Scharpling & Wurster – “Best Of The Best Show”
Unwound – “No Energy”
Here’s a full list of my fav albums. good job, 2015, you made me proud!!!!! best year a dad could ask for!!!!!
1) Jamie xx – In Colour
2) Kendrick Lamar – TPAB
3) JLin – Dark Energy
4) Arca – Mutant
5) Bjørk – Vulnicura
6) Grimes – Art Angels
7) Disasterpeace – It Follows OST
8) Kuedo – Assertion of a Surrounding Presence
9) Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
10)Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
11)Anthony Naples – Body Pill
12)Floating Points – Elania
13)Drake – If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late
14)Jeff Bridges – SLeep Tapes
15)Rafael Anton Insari – A Fragile Geonetry
I am a music lover who grew up with old school rock music from the 50’s to present. Not to boast, but my music collection keeps growing every time I shop for decent CD’s and vinyl at independent record stores including Pure Pop Records. I relate to most of the music I listen to. They are autobiographical and are soundtracks to my life. Anyway, the albums I chose above are what I think are the best music of the year that you probably wouldn’t hear anywhere else, but your local independent record store.
DGK is a student of philosophy here in Vermont.
Charlie Shatters loves lists almost as much as he loves shitty esoteric music.
Nicholas Allbrook – Ganough, Wallis & Fatuna
Spoon – They Want My Soul
Bass Drum of Death – Rip This
Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World
The Dead Milkmen – Pretty Music For Pretty People
BANKS – Goddess
Julian Casablancas & The Voidz – Tyranny (it’s like, abysmal… but also enchanting)
I’m a Vermont native with a deep respect and admiration for Pure Pop Records. Currently living in San Francisco, listening to as much weird shit as possible and keeping my ear to the ground. I deeply believe in the power of close listening and the preservation of physical media. Keep buying records and supporting local!
The other day I saw a copy of KISS Alive! at FYE for $60. What the fuck is going on?
I’m Brendan. I ride bikes. Because it’s fun. In closing, I’d like to let folks know that music is good.
Peace out cub scouts.