My top 40 records of 2015

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This year was a good one for music. Admittedly, 2013’s Antenna to the Afterworld by Sonny & The Sunsets was the record I listened to the more than any other — a newer discovery for me, but thankfully I found time for a few others.

These are the new records I enjoyed the most in 2015.

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40. Battles – La Di Da Di
39. 75 Dollar Bill – Wooden Bag
38. Stuff Like That There – Yo La Tengo
37. Death And Vanilla – To Where The Wild Things Are
36. Triptides – Azur
35. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
34. Ty Segall – Ty Rex
33. Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
32. Colin Stetson / Sarah Neufeld – Never Were the Way She Was
31. Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire
30. Matthew E. White – Fresh Blood
29. Thundercat – The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam
28. Andy Schauff – The Bearer of Bad News
27. Fuzz – II
26. Deerhunter – Fading Frontier
25. Joanna Newsom – Divers

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24. Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People

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23. Holly Golightly- Slowtown Now!

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22. Herbcraft – Wot Oz

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21. Cass McCombs – A Folk Set Apart

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20. Sonny & the Sunsets – Talent Night at the Ashram

19. Young Guv – Ripe 4 Luv

18. Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside

17. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

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16. J Fernandez – Many Levels of Laughter

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15. Twerps – Range Anxiety

14. Mac Demarco – Another One

13. Chastity Belt – Time to Go Home

12. Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs

11. Beach House – Depression Cherry

10. Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon

9. Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down…

8. Hop Along – Painted Shut

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7. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06

6. Bitchin Bajas – Transporteur

5. Invisible Familiars – Disturbing Wildlife

4. Ultimate Painting – Green Lanes

3. Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars

2. Tame Impala – Currents

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1. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

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My favorite records of 2013

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50. Dirty Beaches – Drifters / Love is the Devil
49. Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back
48. Fuzz – Fuzz
47. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
46. Diarrhea Planet – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
45. Fidlar – Fidlar
44. James Blake – Overgrown
43. Cuushe – Butterfly Case
42. Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
41. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
40. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator 
39. Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat
38. The Mantles – Long Enough to Leave
37. Bent Shapes – Feels 
36. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle

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My favorite music of 2012

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50. Teen: Electric
49. Sun Araw: The Inner Treaty
48. Cat Power: Sun
47. Tallest Man on Earth: There’s no Leaving Now
46. Matthew E. White: Big Inner
45. Port St. Willow: Holiday
44. Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes
43 Eternal Summers: Correct Behavior
42. Wild Nothing: Nocturne
41. Actress: R.I.P.
40. Metz: Metz
39. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.a.a.d City
38. Andy Stott: Luxury Problems
37. Dum Dum Girls: End of Daze
36. Japandroids: Celebration Rock
35. Sufjan Stevens: Silver and Gold

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My Favorite Music of 2011

25. The Weeknd, House of Balloons
24. Cave Singers, No Witch
23. Jay-Z/Kanye West, Watch the Throne
22. Sun Araw, Ancient Romans
21. Fucked Up, David Comes to Life
20. Shabazz Palaces, Black Up
19. The War on Drugs, Slave Ambient
18. Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
17. The Sea And Cake, The Moonlight Butterfly
16. Battles, Gloss Drop
15. Tom Waits, Bad as Me
14. Youth Lagoon, The Year of Hibernation
13. Cults, Cults
12. Yuck, Yuck
11. Washed Out, Within and Without


10. Frank Fairfield, Out on the Open West


9. Wilco, The Whole Love

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