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Best songs of the year: 2015

meahtenoha
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Time for those end-of-the-year threads we all love and know so well. 

 

Share your favorite track from 2015 here (please just one song per post). 

 

My first vote is for Patrick Watson's "Bollywood". This track knocked me over the first time I heard it The mood of the song is constantly changing, making it a beautiful, complex, emotional six minutes. 

 

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Re: Best songs of the year: 2015

Jazzwhatever
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This is my favorite song of my favorite album of 2015 by Nev Cottee:

 

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Re: Best songs of the year: 2015

blake
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Carrie and Lowell is unquestionably my album of the year, but it's too hard to a pick a single track from it. I'll roll with this one from Beach House instead:

Re: Best songs of the year: 2015

meahtenoha
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@blake wrote:

Carrie and Lowell is unquestionably my album of the year, but it's too hard to a pick a single track from it. I'll roll with this one from Beach House instead:

 


Agreed @blake that was my number one album in my YiM.

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djmikeystrange
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So hard to choose, but I'm going to go with this one off single from a soundtrack to a movie that i never heard of.  The singer is the guy from the 80s band OMD and this sounds just like a classic 80's OMD track.  I love this track!

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So much good songs that it's impossible to chose one. Then finally, I selected 3 but I feel very bad for all the ones I had to put by the side 🙂

 

Ordered by length in this small playlist songs by Tame Impala, Foals and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

 

 

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Re: Best songs of the year: 2015

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A couple of full releases that I think is top notch for me this year as being released. I am gonna cheat a bit and roll with a few sub genres in hard rock and metal.

NWOBHM - Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Tons of great music work going on with this release.

spotify:album:3pIwnbv906QKqV77xMllV7

 

Progressive Hard Rock, probable the last live release, before rarities and other left off material gets release in compilations and box sets that will come sporadically.

 

Rush - R40 Live 

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Thrash - Speed Metal

Slayer - Repentless

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Re: Best songs of the year: 2015

meahtenoha
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I know @Soundofus already mentioned Tame Impala but I also think this track takes a top spot:

 

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Re: Best songs of the year: 2015

TommyWesters
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Oouff! So hard. But I think I must say: "January Street" by Rambling Nicholas Heron. Just because it pinged my strings in such a lovely way and because it seems to be so under the radar still. Rambling Nicholas Heron has released a full albums worth of fantastic singles this year and I deeply recommend checking this out.

 

 

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Re: Best songs of the year: 2015

meahtenoha
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Another 2015 release that I think should be added to the list:

 

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hawnzdynasty
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Cool song here. Thanks!

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hawnzdynasty
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One of the best hip-hop songs from 2015

https://open.spotify.com/track/2cT0z1rbVSGl3lzaYIzMMy

Re: Best songs of the year: 2015

seattleBrent
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While I'm tempted to go with something by Julia Holter or Alabama Shakes, I think I'm going to have to go with "The Scene Between" by The Go! Team. Despite it's somewhat shrill production, it's a really upbeat little number.

https://open.spotify.com/track/51zkFNW2yc7CUpOv8peIm9

 

It's one of the lead-off tracks from my Best of 2015 megamix, a 500+ song playlist that includes selections from several year-end best-of lists including Rolling Stone, Spin, Paste, Pitchfork, NME, Consequence of Sound, NPR, KEXP, and more.

You can find the full playlist here https://open.spotify.com/user/brenta100/playlist/0AtTJpmtYEPwaLA3Z0GPav

 

 

Re: Best songs of the year: 2015

seattleBrent
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Okay, two more...

 

One song I find myself going back to a lot is "Downtown" by Majical Cloudz

https://open.spotify.com/track/5iK8GmW2uiPuUc5CtkZrIK

 

I mentioned Julia Holter in my previous post so I think I need to include her track "Sea Calls Me Home"

https://open.spotify.com/track/0Eg1fYRfNkdJoKlE6SKrjE

 

Re: Best songs of the year: 2015

mangadreamery
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I love Betsy On The Roof, Silhouette and Sea Calls Me Home a lot, but Feel You is my favorite.

 

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FraanTeruel
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He won a mention in this post with this song, is amazing.

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/2sNvitW3TxiTeC9xT9f2ZZ

Re: Best songs of the year: 2015

seattleBrent
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Well, since this post didn't get a huge amount of traction, I'm going to toss out a few more of my favorite fairly obscure tracks of 2015:

 

Rozi Plain - Actually

https://open.spotify.com/track/2LPqwW0qeM9Y0ovTGgdx5J

Sweet little song from London musician. I don't recall which list I found this on, but it was a nice find.

 

Fata Mirage - Maszer

https://open.spotify.com/track/1WOS8RdWV9AhpvoUJRN2kz

This is a KEXP Song of the Day from November. I don't know much about this band. I believe they are from Seattle (where I am also from). Song has a great eastern psychedelic vibe.

 

Jr. Jr. - Gone

https://open.spotify.com/track/3mxMrdo3fJjDbb64nagoXR

This is a quite a catchy little track with a vibe similar to "Young Folks" by Peter, Bjorn, and John

(Also, given that this track has almost 7 million plays, it is far from "obscure"...heh heh)

 

The Space Merchants - Mainline the Sun

https://open.spotify.com/track/4l4MfQbC64XXV9kQRenLI9

Organ-driven psychedelic garage rock. Also a KEXP Song of the Day (from July).

 

All of these are pulled from my Best of 2015 Megamix

https://open.spotify.com/user/brenta100/playlist/0AtTJpmtYEPwaLA3Z0GPav

 

I could easily pull out another 10-20 tracks, but feel free to check out the megamix if you want to hear more.

 

 

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