Ryan M: Top Albums of 2015

Philadelphia, PA

top ten albums

10Fraser A. Gorman: Slow Gun

A Courtney Barnett protégé and fellow Aussie – fingers crossed, mate.

Standout Track(s): Broken Hands // We’re All Alright

09Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

A definite return to form for the always high risk/high reward artist, who typically requires the listener to pickaxe through a multi-layered and dense production.

Standout Track(s): Mr. Noah

08Tame Impala: Currents

Given their history, the initial listen was like an early season plunge in the sea. Though if one is willing to splash around a bit and warm to the sound, it can invigorate.

Standout Track(s): Yes I’m Changing

07Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There

Whilst I prefereth my YLT feedback-laden, the subtle acoustic version works just f-i-n-e.

Standout Track(s): Rickety // The Ballad of Red Buckets // Awhileaway

06Low Cut Connie: Hi Honey

While the sale of a kidney is far less dramatic than selling one’s soul for rock and roll, it makes their full-on unpretentious 1960’s pastiche all the more real.

Standout Track(s): Danny’s Outta Money // Diane (Don’t Point That Thing at Me) // Me N Annie

05Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell

Childhood pain, despair and anguish soothed sweetly in a gentle falsetto and acoustic accompaniment.

Standout Track(s): Death with Dignity

04Kurt Vile: b’lieve i’m goin down

Making it look ridiculously easy album after album.

Standout Track(s): Life Like This // Pretty Pimpin

03Viet Cong: Viet Cong

So not the Sunday morning let the day slowly unfold with a cup of coffee and crossword puzzle album.

Standout Track(s): Continental Shelf

02Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear

Yo, Father John, what’s with the snark?!?!

Standout Track(s): Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)

01Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think and Somtimes I Just Sit

And I was fearful her wordplay would lead straight to Jason Mraz cleverosity.

Standout Track(s): Depreston // Aqua Profunda!

similarity to overall top ten: 53.33%, 6 matches

similar voters suggested albums

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *