This list is based solely on the albums I bought or that were recommended to me by friends in the year 2015 and is in no way reflective or representative of the actual music scene or lists made by ‘proper’ music blogs, websites and magazines which are much more informative and trendier when it comes to putting together ‘best of’ lists. So there.
I had a really good year for buying and listening to new music. In fact I could have done a top 20. But let’s not do that. Special Mentions go to The Drink, Sleater Kinney, Viet Cong, East India Youth, Beach House, Belle and Sebastian, Beirut and Battles. A lot of bands beginning with ‘B’.
10 – Blur – Magic Whip
9 – Deerhunter – Fading Frontier
8 – Tame Impala – Currents
7 – Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh
6 – Everything Everything – Get To Heaven
5 – Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
4 – Floating Points – Elaenia
3 – Joanna Newsom – Divers
2 – Four Tet – Morning/Evening
1 – Sufjan Stevens – Carrie and Lowell