Best 20 Albums of 2015

2015 was an extraordinary year for music. Candid memoir-albums were everywhere, keeping pace with their literary cousins; 90’s alt-rock burst forth from those conceived in that decade; and preternaturally gorgeous songs emerged from a gamut of broken hearts.

Here’s the complete playlist, with the exception of Joanna Newsom who is not on Spotify:

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Music to get you out the door

It’s the middle of winter, with perfect storm conditions brewing outside. You’ve settled yourself on the couch in your comfy, ‘at-home’ clothes (more commonly known as pyjamas) when you remember you’re meant to be downtown meeting friends at a bar. A no-show is out of the question and you’ve used the flu-card too many times lately. Now would be the time to put some music on that actually makes you feel like getting out there. I’ve used this technique many times and, apart from a spot of concentrated pre-loading, it’s the next best thing to ensure you fling off your slippers and head on out.

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