The Best Music of 2015

The best music of 2015.

Because the first month of 2016 has nearly passed, I thought I should wrap up my thoughts on the past year. I’m usually running a bit behind, you know …

My top 10 films of 2015 were published Friday in the Press & Dakotan. You can find that story here.

And this, my friends, is my unadorned list of favorite albums of 2015:

10. Twin Shadow: Eclipse

9.  John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

8. Icky Blossoms: Mask

7.  Dave Gahan/Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts

6.  Susanne Sundfor: Ten Love Songs

5. The Soft Moon: Deeper

4. Post War Glamour Girls: Feeling Strange

3. Grimes: Art Angels

2. Chvrches: Every Open Eye

  1. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell

Here are a few more highlights from the year:

Girl Band: Paul

Low: Lies

Deerhunter: Snakeskin

School of Seven Bells: Open Your Eyes

Carly Rae Jepsen: Your Type

LA Priest: Oino

Robin and La Bagatelle Magique: Love is Free

Brandon Flowers: Lonely Town

Sarah Bethe Nelson: Paying

Jamie xx: Loud Places


I could honestly keep going and going and going, so I’ll stop here.

Until next time, keep the music alive. Most days, I’d be lost without it …