This year, I approached listening to music in a completely different way. I wanted to make sure I was keeping up with listening to newly released music, so I sat down and created a list of artists that were releasing new music in 2015 that peaked my interests. I started with wikipedia and then I looked for recommendations and jotted those down too. Then I got to listening, checking off the albums as I went and making notes of albums and songs I enjoyed. In the end, I managed to listen to over 40 full albums of new music. I think next year I will try for at least 52 albums for the year.
So without further ado, here is my playlist of my favorite songs of 2015. There are a few artists that I squeezed onto the list that I never got around to listening to their full albums. But that’s life, plus I will get around to them eventually.
Ben Folds, “Capable of Anything”
Anya Marina, “Give Me Resurrection
Courtney Barnett, “Pedestrian at Best”
Sleater-Kinney, “Price Tag”
Veruca Salt, “Laughing in the Sugar Bowl”
“Cold War Kids, “First”
Patrick Dennis, “Kissing the Beast”
Oh Spirit, “Mothers Only Daughter”
Dead Rock West, “So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)”
Julianna Hatfield Three, “I Don’t Know What to Do with My Hands”
Brian Wilson (with Kacey Musgraves), “Guess You Had to Be There”
Modest Mouse, “Coyotes”
X Ambassadors, “Renegades”
Rhett Miller, “Wanderlust”
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, “S.O.B”
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, “Another Round”
Note: You must have a Spotify account to listen. If you want an actual CD copy, send me an email, text, or direct message and I will get on that.