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Old 06-24-2015, 02:32 PM   #1
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Half a year has gone by - Best Albums of 2015 so far...

We've almost reached the halfway point of 2015. What are your favorite 10 or 15 albums of the year to date? What album do you keep coming back to?

I like to make sure I'm not missing out on anything.

I will post a list in a bit, but I think Sleater-Kinney and Courtney Barnett are the albums that I have returned to the most. I've already listened to Wolf Alice three times since Tuesday.
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To Pimp A Butterfly and Carrie and Lowell are the obvious choices. I also love the Pinkshinyultrablast album. I'll make a list later.
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Pond (by far my favorite of this year)
Sufjan Stevens
Viet Cong
Jamie XX
Faith No More
Best Coast
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Been something of a slow year so far, but easily my top three are:

Bjork
Sufjan
Kendrick

Two other notables are Viet Cong and Wire.
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I have been avoiding that Best Coast album, but maybe I should give it a shot.
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I have been avoiding that Best Coast album, but maybe I should give it a shot.
It's fun and extraordinarily catchy in places. It sure as hell doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it's worth a listen at least.
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Sufjan Stevens, Father John Misty, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and I actually like the new Helio Sequence album. Edit: Also, the new Robert Pollard solo album.
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The Helio Sequence, Florence + The Machine, Brandon Flowers and Best Coast are my favorites so far.
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Sufjan, Courtney Barnett and Sleater-Kinney for me. I also like the new Speedy Ortiz a great deal.

Biggest disappointments: Passion Pit, Purity Ring.
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I mean, I'm not even qualified to post anymore, as the number of new albums I like dwindles annually. I listened to the Sufjan album one time and just didn't like it at all, despite the interference hype. Ditto for Kendrick. I'm sure I am just missing something with both of those cats.

Father John Misty's album I like a lot, same for the Sleater-Kinney album.

Courtney Barnett's album grows on me with each listen.

The Jamie XX album I like a lot more than expected.

Just one listen for the Wolf Alice album but I'm in.

Biggest disappointment is the Faith No More mess, but, then again, I didn't expect much so I guess the disappointment is based more on hopes than the reality of the situation.
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I forgot about Ivy Tripp and the Natalie Prass album. They are in tier 2 for me, but still worth mentioning.
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You all should listen to Pond.
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Right now off the top of my head I'd also say my favorite is I Love You, Honeybear.
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Kendrick and Sufjan. Best albums since 2012 IMO. There's a huge gap after that, but Panda Bear, Viet Cong and Susanne Sundfor round out my top 5. Been a great year, there's maybe 20-30 really good albums already.
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