Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Best Albums of 2015... so far

So, here we are at mid-year, and it's time to recognize some of the excellent releases that have come out in the first half of 2015. As always, I've enlisted the help of some of my friends to provide some additional insight and coverage of the wide musical spectrum. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions, so feel free to leave some feedback (and even your own lists) in the comments section below - or interact at the Life On This Planet Facebook Page. Click on an album cover to purchase - or investigate a release further. Okay, let's get started. - Bret

Bret Helm
Life On This Planet Blog | Audra
(click on titles for more info)

The Black Ryder - The Door Behind The Door
Soko - My Dreams Dictate My Reality
Bill Fay - Who Is The Sender?
Olafur Arnalds & Sara Alice Ott - The Chopin Project
Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes

Jason DeWolfe Barton
Phoenix, AZ | Audra

Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
Arcturus - Arcturian
Bjork - Vulnicura
Leviathan - Scar Sighted

Jack DeJohnette - Made in Chicago
Napalm Death - Apex Predator/Easy Meat
Troyka - Ornithophobia
Enslaved - In Time

Sarah Quarrie
Nashville, TN

Lower Dens - Escape From Evil
Preoccupations - Viet Cong
No Joy - More Faithful
Chastity Belt - Time to Go Home
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Torres - Sprinter
Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl
The Staves - If I Was
Stealing Sheep - Not Real
Marc Almond - The Velvet Trail

Jaymz Todd
Phoenix, AZ | SNMC

Au.Ra - Jane's Lament
Algiers - s/t
MG - s/t
The Helio Sequence
Oddisee - The Good Fight
Disappears - Irreal

Dream Pop Jesse
Phoenix, AZ | SNMC

The Charlatans - Modern Nature
Blur - The Magic Whip
Belle & Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
Jacco Gardner - Hypnophobia
Echo Lake - Era
Bjork - Vulnicura
Lower Dens - Escape From Evil
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
Mew - +-
Pins - Wild Nights

Jonathan Salisbury
Phoenix, AZ | SNMC

Ryley Walker - Primrose Green
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Alabama Shakes - Sound and Color
Froth - Bleak
Kamasi Washington - The Epic
Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated At Last
Jacco Gardner - Hypnophobia
Monophonics - Sound of Sinning
Pops Staples - Don't Lose This
Lower Dens - Escape From Evil

Rob Clark
Chicago, IL

Public Service Broadcasting - The Race For Space
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Alabama Shakes - Sound and Color
Little Brave - Myth Ology
Torres - Sprinter
Admiral Falllow - Tiny Rewards

Brent Berg
Phoenix, AZ | SNMC

Froth - Bleak
Damaged Bug - Cold Hot Plumbs
King Khan & BBQ Show - Bad News Boys
Tuxedo (with Mayer Hawthorne)

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1 comment:

  1. Belle and Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance
    Bella Hardy - With the Dawn
    Best Coast - California Nights
    Tracey Thorn - Songs From The Falling
    The Waterboys - Modern Blues