Top Songs Of 2015

I just couldn’t narrow it down to a top 50 this year, so this is a top 50 plus a few. A lot of great stuff this year, so I’m happy to celebrate some of my favorites here. If you check it out from top to bottom you’ll get a lot of clues as to what will be on my final albums list. Order is reversed in the playlist, of course (1 on the Spotify list below is actually 57 and vice versa).

Here’s a written list for those of you without Spotify or reading outside the US.

57. Dancing On Glass-St. Lucia

56. Can’t Keep Checking My Phone-Unknown Mortal Orchestra

55. Lights On-Big Grams

54. Cowboy Guilt-Torres

53. Just Friends-St. Lenox

52. Them Changes-Thundercat

51. Born To Shine-Big Grams feat Run The Jewels

50. Heel Turn 2-The Mountain Goats

49. Over & Over-California Wives

48. Virgilian Lots-Of Montreal

47. All Kinds Of You-Ryley Walker

46. Forbidden Knowledge-Raury feat Big KRIT

45. American Dream-Miami Horror

44. Get Right-Arcade Fire

43. Shaolin Monk Motherfunk-Hiatus Kaiyote

42. Fucking Bitches In The Hood-Death Team

41. Teenage Talk-St. Vincent 

40. Always/Never-Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

39. Easy To Love-Ivan & Alyosha

38. Nunca Es Suficiente-Natalia Lafourcade

37. Anonymous-Fort Frances

36. It’s All In Vain-Wet

35. Gain Green-Molehill

34. No One To Blame-Villagers

33. (I’ve Got The) Sanctioned Blues-Ultimate Painting

32. The Singer Addresses His Audience-The Decemberists

31. Moving To Brussels-Bhi Bhiman

30. No News Is Good News-Pops Staples

29. Kimpala Pala-Mbongwana Star

28. The Gold Standard-Marrow

27. Bay Bay-Zigtebra

26. Breakdown In New York City-Dastardly

25. Girl Crush-Little Big Town

24. Dreams-Beck

23. You Are Shadowless, I Am Windowless-Gloom Balloon

22. Summer Dress-July Talk

21. Flare Gun-In Tall Buildings

20. Trouble-Cage The Elephant

19.  Born On Fire-Ike Reilly

18. Your Love Will Blow Me Away When My Heart Aches-Son Little

17. Classic Man (Remix feat Kendrick Lamar)-Jidenna

16.  Miss Understanding-Kamasi Washington

15. Marquee Man-Pony Boy

14. Norf Norf-Vince Staples

13. Batonebo-Odetta Hartman

12. Need A Friend-El Vy

11. Getting Ready To Get Down-Josh Ritter

10. Pull Away-Leon Bridges

9. Random Name Generator-Wilco

8. Shilpa Ray On Broadway-Shilpa Ray

7. Backsell-Desaparecidos

6. Lock All The Doors-Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

5. King Kunta-Kendrick Lamar

4. Lisa Sawyer-Leon Bridges

3. My Baby Don’t Understand Me-Natalie Prass

2. Lousy Connection-Ezra Furman

1. How Could You Babe?-Tobias Jesso jr.

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