End of Year List, Music

2015 Break Down

Several days ago, I published my top dozen albums picks for 2015. Click here if you just want skim off the cream. The rest of you get out your favorite headphones and dig deeper with me into the year in music 2015. Red font marks members of my top dozen playlist. Orange font signifies additional artists that I don’t want you to miss.

Stellar Under-the-Radar Apple Music Playlist

Stellar Under-the-Radar Spotify Playlist

These artists did not get attention from critics or have low play counts on Spotify. Here’s some exceptional talent that just need a break.

  • Bill Ryder-Jones – West Kirby County Primary
  • Braids – Deep In the Iris
  • Bully – Feels Like
  • Chromatics
  • Deradoorian – The Expanding Flower Planet
  • East India Youth – Culture of Volume
  • Empress Of  – Me
  • Evans the DeathExpect Delays
  • Ezra FurmanPerpetual Motion People
  • Gary Clark Jr – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
  • Georgia – Georgia
  • Ghost Culture –  Ghost Culture
  • Ghostpoet  –  Shedding Skin
  • Grasscut – Everyone Was a Bird
  • La Luz – Weirdo Shrine
  • Lady Lamb – After
  • Ought – Sun Coming Down
  • Palehound – Dry Food
  • Petite Noir – La Vie Est Belle
  • Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer
  • U.S. Girls – Half Free
  • Veruca Salt – Ghost Notes
  • Waxahatchee –  Ivy Tripp
  • The World Is A Beautiful Place  & I Am No Longer Afraid  To Die – Harmlessness
  • Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

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Eccentric Apple Music Playlist

Eccentric Spotify Playlist

Are your tastes a little more sophisticated than your typical radio fare? Spice up your listening diet with these eccentric albums and EPs.

  • Aphex Twin – Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP
  • Autre Ne Veut – Age of Transparency
  • Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh
  • Braids – Deep In the Iris
  • Colleen – Captain of None
  • Deradoorian – The Expanding Flower Planet
  • Destroyer – Poison Season
  • East India Youth – Culture of Volume
  • FKA twigs – M3LL155X
  • Floating Points – Elaenia
  • Georgia – Georgia
  • Ghost Culture – Ghost Culture
  • GrimesArt Angels
  • Ibeyi – Ibeyi
  • Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
  • Kelela – Hallucinogen
  • NaoFebruary 15
  • Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
  • Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
  • U.S. Girls – Half Free
  • Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

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Best of Indie Rock 2015 (Apple Music)(Spotify)

Alabama Shakes | Bill Ryder-Jones | Bully | Cage the Elephant | Courtney Barnett | Death Cab for Cutie | Deerhunter | Django Django | The Dodos | Evans the Death | Gary Clark Jr | Kurt Vile | La Luz | Lady Lamb | Low | Lower Dens | Majical Cloudz | My Morning Jacket | Ought | Palehound | Sleater-Kinney | Speedy Ortiz | Tame Impala | U.S. Girls | Veruca Salt | Waxahatchee | Wilco | The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

Best of Pop 2015 (Apple Music)(Spotify)

Avicii | Belle and Sebastian | Blur | Brandon Flowers | Carly Rae Jepsen | The Chemical Brothers | Chromatics | CHVRCHES | Disclosure | Django Django | El VY | Ellie Goulding | Empress Of | Ezra Furman | filous | Florence + The Machine | George Ezra | Ghostpoet | Grimes | Hot Chip | Hudson Mohawke | Ibeyi | Icona Pop | Imagine Dragons | Janet Jackson | Julio Bashmore | Lana Del Rey | Lianne La Havas | Major Lazer | Mark Ronson | MØ | Mumford & Sons | Neon Indian | New Order | Petite Noir | Shamir | Susanne Sundfør | Viet Cong

Best of Electronic 2015 (Apple Music)(Spotify)

Aphex Twin | Autre Ne Veut | Blanck Mass | The Chemical Brothers | Chromatics | CHVRCHES | Dan Deacon | Disclosure | DJ Koze | East India Youth | Empress Of | filous | FKA Twigs | Floating Points | Georgia | Ghost Culture | Grimes | Hot Chip | Hudson Mohawke | Ibeyi | Jamie xx | Julio Bashmore | Kelela | Leftfield | Major Lazer | NAO | Neon Indian | Oneohtrix Point Never | Roybn | Scuba | Shamir | St. Germain | Vessels

Best of Folk Fest (Apple Music)(Spotify)

Brandi Carlile | City and Colour | Dawes | The Decembrists | Father John Misty | Kurt Vile | Laura Marling | Mumford & Sons | My Morning Jacket | The Mynabirds | Patty Griffin | Sharon Van Etten | Sufjan Stevens | The Tallest Man On Earth | Vanessa Carlton | Villagers | Wilco

2015 Dance (Apple Music)(Spotify)

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2015 Driving (Apple Music)

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2015 Sipping (Apple Music)

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