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My 2015 in Music

Happy almost 2016!

This is a shorter list than usual, because this year, for the first time in a long time, I didn’t put music first. I put books and writing and smiling and yoga first instead. Making playlists lost it’s charm. I also listened to an awful lot of podcasts: Serial, All Songs Considered, New Yorker Fiction, Nerdist…the list goes on.

Still I bought a lot of vinyl and went to a good number of gigs. This is a potted look at what will stay with me from 2015.

Record of the Year: Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell 

An unsurprising choice, I love it as much as the rest of the world.

Gig of the year: Twilight Sad at the Barrowlands 

Watching a band who have come so far do so well was quite something. I also watched two of them do an in-store in February at Vox Box music. It was quite something.

New Discovery of the Year (x2) 

Hector Bizerk

I love this band – Drums. Rap. Yes.

Frazey Ford 

What a lady.

I was also listening to lots of other new and old stuff, which I have decided to bullet point for no particular reason…

  • Micah P Hinson (especially the song Patience)
  • Low (Drums & Guns & Ones and Sixes)
  • David Bazan
  • Damien Jurado
  • Nada Surf
  • The Decemberists
  • Sun Kill Moon
  • Dark Dark Dark
  • John Grant
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Villagers
  • Joanna Gruesome

Peace and happy listening x

 

 

 

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Times, They are a Changing

Right now lots of things in my life are evolving. In an exciting way I think. Also it’s spring which promises long beautiful days.

I’m slowly having a little more time to get back in discovering new music, although I’m not a self imposed ban from buying vinyl. Luckily my very good pal sent me the Best Girl Athlete record, which is awesome.

Check it out below along with a couple of other things on my playlist.

Joanna Gruesome are a fun grunge band with a record called Peanut Butter. It reminds me of the 90s.

Angel Olsen is a woman I believe can do no wrong. She is the epitome of cool and I love her. This is a track from the Deluxe Edition of Burn… which I discovered this week.