Mid Year List

Half Year Report 2015

Half the year has passed, so I will take a moment to collect my favorite music of 2015 (so far) into easy to use playlists. If you are short on time, go straight to 2015 Midterm Top Dozen Playlist to hear the best of the best. The 2015 Midterm Elite Albums Playlist gathers the best popular albums, and the 2015 Midterm Simply Stellar Under-the-Radar Playlist is for the adventurous who like their music a little fringe. Your extra attention here will pay off with some hidden gems. For the 2015 Midterm Track Dabbler Playlist, I chose one track from every LJR Music selected album. My Eccentric & Experimental Playlist should satisfy the folks who like to stretch the definition of music.

If you need a soundtrack for a lazy day, the Sipping playlist will accompany your beverage of choice perfectly. The soundtrack for a more intense mood is Driving.

2015 Midterm Top Dozen Playlist

  1. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just SitMidterm Top Dozen
  2. Jamie xx – In Colour
  3. Shamir – Ratchet
  4. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love
  5. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  6. Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter
  7. Susanne Sundfør – Ten Love Songs
  8. Braids – Deep In the Iris
  9. Ghoestpoet – Shedding Skin
  10. Evans the Death – Expect Delays
  11. Lady Lamb – After
  12. Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer

2015 Midterm Elite Albums Playlist

These albums were selected based on my personal opinion, music critic reviews, and high Spotify play counts.

  1. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sitmidterm album covers
  2. Jamie xxIn Colour
  3. ShamirRatchet
  4. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities to Love
  5. Alabama ShakesSound & Color
  6. Brandi CarlileThe Firewatcher’s Daughter
  7. Susanne SundførTen Love Songs
  8. My Morning JacketThe Waterfall
  9. Blur – The Magic Whip
  10. Hot Chip – Why Make Sense
  11. Ibeyi – Ibeyi
  12. Belle & Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
  13. The Decembrists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
  14. Florence + the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  15. Django Django – Born Under Saturn
  16. Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
  17. Laura Marling – Short Movie
  18. Lower Dens –  Escape From Evil
  19. MiguelWildheart
  20. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  21. The Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home
  22. Wolf Alice – My Love is Cool
  23. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
  24. Hudson MohawkeLatern


2015 Midterm Simply Stellar Under-the-Radar

These albums were selected based on my personal opinion, music critic reviews, and low Spotify play counts.

  1. Midterm Under the RadarBraids – Deep In the Iris
  2. Ghoestpoet – Shedding Skin
  3. Evans the Death – Expect Delays
  4. Lady LambAfter
  5. Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer
  6. Young FathersWhite Men Are Black Men Too
  7. WaxahatcheeIvy Tripp
  8. VillagersDarling Arithmetic
  9. BullyFeels Like
  10. East India YouthCulture of Volume
  11. Zhala – Zhala
  12. Colleen – Captain of None
  13. GrasscutEveryone Was a Bird
  14. Algiers – Algiers
  15. Ghost CultureGhost Culture
  16. Leftfield – Alternative Light Source
  17. Scuba – Claustrophobia
  18. Dan Deacon Gliss Riffer
  19. Sonny & the SunsetsTalent Night at the Ashram
  20. Zun Zun Egui – Shackles Gift


2015 Midterm Track Dabbler Playlist


Eccentric & Experimental Playlist


Sipping Playlist


Driving Playlist



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