BEST ALBUMS OF 2015
This is a compilation of albums that I have enjoyed and listened to most that came out in 2015. (This is in no specific order)
- •Mac Demarco - Another OneMac Demarco is just awesome. This album is as he calls a compilation of love songs, and although they don't have the same humor and wit that Demarco is famous for, it is still a great listen. I also find it absolutely hilarious that he gives out his address in the end of his album which happens to be a 10 minute drive from me.
- •Goon - Tobias Jesso JrHis songs give off that feeling that make you say, "I've definitely heard this song before", but then you realize you haven't since the album recently came out and is pretty great.
- •El Vy - Return to the MoonWho knew Matt Berninger had so many great songs inside of him. I have all of his records that he made with The National, and I absolutely love them. And then he comes along and makes this record with Brent Knopf and it's comes out as a great album. I must have listened to it 65 times easily.
- •Father John Misty -I Love You, HoneybearI had no idea the former drummer of Fleet Foxes had this incredible follow up to Fear Fun inside of him. I loved Fear Fun, yet this album may too it in my mind. This album oozes from beginning to end with touching, witty, hilarious, and as always charismatic songs/lyrics written by Tillman. There's only one thing better than this album....his live performances.
- •The Arcs - Yours, DreamilyDan Auerbach of the Black Keys created The Arcs as a more stoner version of The Black Keys.The album wasn't amazing form start to finish, but it was good enough for me to be compelled to see them live in the Bowery Ballroom, where they rocked. It was their first show of the tour and they were fucking amazing. The best part was the encore when they played a slow version of "Outta My Mind" after they smoked a j backstage. It was legendary!!
- •Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just SitCourtney Barnett Is amazing. I loved her double ep that she released a little while back and this album might just top it. Aside from the lyrics being hilarious and ever so witty, her guitar solos are also unbelievable. Next time you listen to this album, pay close attention to the lyrics in "Elevator Operator". They're so funny!
- •The Tallest Man On Earth - Dark Bird is HomeHe got a lot of shit for veering away from the sound that made him so beloved by fans. But I gotta say that I thoroughly enjoyed this album. Although it wasn't just him and his guitar, it was a great listen with some great songs. So shut up critics.
- •Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan StevensSufjan Stevens is easily up there as one of the best songwriters of the modern era. He writes about literally anything and this album is about the very touching subject of his mothers death. It isn't like Illinois, where he had all the backing vocals and horns, it's just him and his guitar and it is beautiful and tear jerking.
- •José González - Vestiges & ClawsJosé González has come out with a lot of music in the past and has recently started another band named Junip, but this might be my favorite record by JG. There is only one thought that crosses my mind when listening to his soft beautiful voice in this record: WOW
- •Ivan & Alyosha - It's All Just PretendThis album perfectly blends upbeat, fun songs with touching slower songs. The addition of new members seems to have helped this pretty great band. My favorite track has got to be "Bury Me Deep"
- •Julien Baker - Sprained AnkleI actually discovered Julien Baker accidentally at an El Vy show, but man was so happy to. She's very young yet she sings about love and death so elegantly. She is touring again in early 2016 and she is definitely someone you want to be on the lookout for in the future.