Music of 2015

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Compiled across the year, these are my favourite tracks from the albums I liked in 2015. They’re not ranked; just ordered to keep a nice flow between genres.

Artist Title
SOUR SOUL Ghostface Killah Six Degrees (feat. Danny Brown)
Every Hero Needs a Villain CZARFACE Junkyard Dogs (feat. Juju of the Beatnuts)
Adrian Younge Presents: Twelve Reasons To Die II Ghostface Killah Get The Money
Shedding Skin Ghostpoet That Ring Down The Drain Kind Of Feeling
Blade of the Ronin Cannibal Ox Iron Rose
To Pimp A Butterfly Kendrick Lamar Institutionalized
Dillatronic J Dilla Dillatronic 32
The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam Thundercat Them Changes
Lustmore Lapalux Sum Body
White Men Are Black Men Too Young Fathers Old Rock n Roll
Till It's All Forgotten Farao Bodies
Tough Towns Nevermen Tough Towns
Algiers Algiers Blood
Vulnicura Björk Black Lake
Odyssey / Sonne (Bonus Track Version) Rival Consoles 3 Chords
Damogen Furies Squarepusher Baltang Ort
Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP Aphex Twin diskhat1
Starfire Jaga Jazzist Big City Music
Same as You Polar Bear We Feel the Echoes
Elaenia Floating Points Silhouettes (I, II & III)
The Epic Kamasi Washington The Magnificent 7
Split EP Beak> The Meader
La Di Da Di Battles Tyne Wear
Irreal Disappears Irreal
Heyoon Landshapes Moongee
Everything Else Matters Pinkshinyultrablast Land's End
The Magic Whip Blur Thought I Was A Spaceman
Sound & Color Alabama Shakes Future People
Heavy Love Duke Garwood Disco Lights
Angels & Ghosts Dave Gahan You Owe Me
Sol Invictus Faith No More Separation Anxiety
Cortar Todo Zu Vantablack Vomitorium
II Fuzz Say Hello
Dodge and Burn The Dead Weather Rough Detective
Dust and Disquiet Caspian Arcs of Command
Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress Godspeed You! Black Emperor Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light!’
Solo Nils Frahm Circling

Surprise

Beak> were not a band I had never heard of, and I’m not even sure how I stumbled upon this EP (split with <KAEB, obviously). Spacious instrumental music has always been pretty appealing to me so it’s always great to find more.

Disappointment

The Dead Weather really impressed me with the first couple of albums but unfortunately this time around it felt a little formulaic. It’s one of those albums that just kind of you passes you by as it’s playing the background, with nothing to really grab you.