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Best albums of 2015


Best albums of 2015

We've wrapped up the Albums of 2014 thread with the full 2014 playlist here.


Now you can start sharing the albums you recommend from 2015 with the Spotify Community below. We recommend posting a Spotify Play Button following these steps:


1. Right click on the desired song/ playlist. 

2. Click 'Copy Spotify URI'.

2. Go to your Community post. 

3. Click 'Insert/edit link button'

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4. Paste URI.

5. Click Post. 



And remember to give kudos to the albums you also agree belong on the "best of 2015" list. 


I'll get us started with my current favorite for 2015: Panda Bear's new album "Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper".


Want to share your favorite songs of 2015? Join this thread here. 

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Wildfront - Strange Gold ( 2015 )


Nashville-based dream pop band Wildfront was formed in 2013 by Josephine Moore, Krista Glover, and Preston Vaughn. The addition of John Corlew and Pennsylvania-native Devan Kochersperger completed the lineup the following year. 2015’s Strange Gold, though technically a sophomore EP, functions as the first release under their current name. ( )





Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer ( 2015 )


Dan Deacon (born August 28, 1981) is an American composer and electronic musician based out of Baltimore, Maryland.. Since 2003, Deacon has released eight albums under several different labels. Deacon is renowned for his live shows, where large-scale audience participation and interaction is often a major element of the performance.



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The Delta Routine - You And Your Lion ( 2015 )


The Milwaukee-based group releases its fourth album, ( New album 'You and Your Lion' ) and I think it's a standout, particularly because it blends old-fashioned rock 'n' roll with the rootsy sounds you often find down South.( )



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Eternal Tapestry - Wild Strawberries ( 2015 )


For their latest album Wild Strawberries, Portland, Oregon-based psych rockers Eternal Tapestry headed out to a remote cabin in Oregon to isolate themselves while recording, where they produced a set of tracks all named after plants native to the area.

Essential ingredients of their sound remain expanses of sound, culled from improvisations stretched out into infinity

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Brothers Born - Knife Wounds ( 2015 )


Brothers Born is the new, Easthampton-based project of Joel Stroetzel of Killswitch Engage and Michael Wyzik, who’s been part of Red Door Exchange and Storm The Ohio. It’s worth noting up front that Brothers Born sounds pretty much nothing like any of those bands. That said, there are two main directions in evidence here, and the tension between them provides the album’s energy. There are some big rock sounds — the guitars are overdriven and grandiose - but there’s also banjo.

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A lot of stuff here I completely agree with!


Assuming EPs are okay, Cherokee's Teenage Fantasy EP is six tracks of beautifully crafted nu disco.



If not, the Pinkshinyultrablast's Everything Else Matters is a great dreampop/shoegaze album. Definitely recommend a listen.




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Champs - Vamala ( 2015 )


Champs : British pop. Their second album, Vamala, is a dream forty-two minutes




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Prateek Kuhad - In Tokens & Charms ( 2015 )


Prateek is a singer-songwriter from New York/New Delhi, active since 2010. His music can be described as pop rock. He plays several acoustic shows across New York City. His eponymous EP was released in July 2011. New album in 2015 " In Tokens & Charms "



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The moderator - The World Within ( 2015 )


Moderator young Greek producer of 22, with The World Within: A minimalist beatmaker album but effective!




SIX60 - SIX60(Deluxe) (2015)

New album from New Zealand band SIX60 who incorporate various elements of reggae, R&B, soul and electronica into one great sound. 

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The Migrant - Flood ( 2015 )


Considering that The Migrant has released three albums in the last five years - with this, "Flood" being the fourth - it can seem weird that the project isn't more talked about than it is. The moniker is a handle used by Bjarke Bendtsen, aptly chosen since the Copenhagen-based songwriter has also lived in Austin, and maintains a backing band both in Denmark and in Texas, playing shows and releasing his music on both continents.


His music is self-labelled as psychedelic travel songs, which isn't a bad description ( I love )

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Travis Bretzer - Waxing Romantic ( 2015 )


Hailing from the isolated climes of Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), 23 year old Travis Bretzer has an appropriately singular, off-beat take on guitar pop. An adroit songwriter and true troubadour,




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Trust Fund - No One's Coming For Us ( 2015 )


Trust Fund is a Bristol group are fast, nervous, happy indie-pop or sometimes Lo-Fi. The result is interesting anyway



For me, it would either be Vulnicura by Björk or Another Eternity by Purity Ring.


Unfortunately I can't link them, Björk is on an annoying anti-Spotify crusade, and Purity Ring's album isn't officially out for a few days, but still. I'd highly recommend them both.

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Siri Karlsson - The Lost Colony ( 2015 )


Siri Karlsson ( Suede ) is a band of contemporary folk. With vocals, alto saxophone, piano and key harps they create an unorthodox hybrid of instrumental folk, psychedelia and progressive ( )






Two Gallants - We Are Undone ( 2015 )


On February 3rd, the San Francisco based guitar-drum duo Two Gallants are set to release their 5th studio album, We Are Undone, on ATO Records. While singer and guitarist Adam Stephens and drummer Tyson Vogel have stayed true to the two-person format since their acclaimed 2004 debut, Sonically, the thrash blues of songs such as “We Are Undone” and “Some Trouble” is balanced by the austerity of ballads such as “My Man Go” and “There Is So Much I Don’t Know.” ( )





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Close talker - Flux ( 2015 )


Close Talker is an indie rock quartet from the great plains of Saskatoon. ( Saskatoon is a city in central Saskatchewan, Canada.) With subtle earworm melodies and blood harmonies set against tightly wound rhythms they have drawn comparisons to Bon Iver, Local Natives, and Bombay Bicycle Club.
Will Quiring - Vocals, Guitar
Matthew Kopperud - Guitar, Vocals
Jerms Olson - Bass, Vocals
Chris Morien - Drums, Vocals







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Keath Mead - Sunday Dinner ( 2015 )


When he was 16-years-old Keath Mead saw The Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night and soon after, he bought his first instrument, a bass guitar. At 17, he helped a neighbor move and was gifted an old Harmony guitar from the garage. In college, Mead’s roommate had a real guitar (not a junker with rusty strings). Mead started to play obsessively and skipped class to do so. That might be Mead’s musical history in a nutshell. The self-taught musician also plays drums and piano. Sunday Dinner is his debut on Company Records, an LP with a  throwback sound submerged in the pings and glitches of the information age. ( )

To Be Continued!




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Imagine Dragons - Smoke + Mirrors ( 2015 )


Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. The band gained exposure following the release of their debut studio album, Night Visions (2012) and first single "It's Time". Second studio album Smoke + Mirrors reached number one on the Billboard 200, Canadian Albums Chart, and UK Albums Chart. Night Visions peaked at number two on the weekly Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart. According to Billboard, Imagine Dragons topped the year-end rock rankings for 2013; Billboard named them "The Breakthrough Band of 2013", and Rolling Stone named their single "Radioactive" "the biggest rock hit of the year".MTV called them "the year's biggest breakout band".
On January 26, 2015 Imagine Dragons (without notice) released the first song "Shots" off of their upcoming album "Smoke + Mirrors" on Spotify, then later on iTunes. ( Wikipedia )
Henceforth the entire album is on Spotify




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