Favourite Albums of 2015
I am going to start doing a list for every year going down from 2015.
- 1.The Cowmen - The CowmenAmazing Comedy/Horror/Country album that deserves much more recognition. Had this on loop for months and provided me a gateway into Country musicians like Johnny Cash.
- 2.To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick LamarObvious pick for this list. Not much needs to be said here. Kendrick delivers bangers and thinkers pulling influences from funk, soul, and jazz with amazing production and classic Cornrow Kenny lyricism.
- 3.Ibn El Leil - Mashrou3 LeilaHammed Sinno is probably one of the greatest vocalists alive right now. His voice playing off almost as an instrument in the mix accompanied by violin and pop-y synth create a beautiful and catchy masterpiece.
- 4.Compton - Dr. DreDre's first album in years and it does not disappoint. The tracks are full of old names and new names that clearly worked with Dre on the songs instead of dropping a verse and leaving. A lot of fun the whole way through and a great showing that Dre still has it.
- 5.If You're Reading This It's Too Late - DrakeDrake caught my attention with this mixtape that dropped seemingly out of nowhere. He seemed to say goodbye to the classic "whiny" Drake and introduced a Drake that is not to be fucked around with. A pleasant surprise with good beats and flows that is a bit front heavy but still averages out to a great listen.
- 6.M3LL155X - FKA TwigsAmazing production by Arca and haunting vocals by Twigs make this five track album leave you wanting much more than five tracks.
- 7.Above Club - We Are The CityWe Are The City take more and more risks every album and with the knowledge of their strange behaviours leading up to this release I was skeptical. Very pleased that all the eccentricity of this trio worked perfectly on this LP.
- 8.Wildheart - MiguelFucking steamy.
- 9.Sour Soul -BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface KillahA great mix of BBNG's modern jazz and Ghostface's old school flows.
- 10.I Love You, Honeybear - Father John MistyA couple duds but the unconventional key signatures and lyricism that Father John Misty brings to the rest of the songs make it easy to look past.