Staff Lists: Our favorite music of 2015 that we didn’t work

Staff Lists: Our favorite music of 2015 that we didn’t work

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Daniel Gill

Top Albums

1. Kamasi Washington – The Epic
2. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
3. Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – S/T
4. Empress Of – Me
5. Helen – The Original Faces
6. Metz – II
7. Wand – Golem
8. Institute – Catharsis
9. Shopping – Why Choose
10. Tamaryn – Cranekiss
11. Destroyer – Poison Season
12. Downtown Boys – Full Communism
13. Holly Herndon – Platform
14. Knxwledge – Hud Dreems
15. Dungen – Allas Sak
16. Fuzz – II
17. Arca – Mutant
18. Low – Ones and Sixes
19. Colleen – Captain of None
20. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06

Favorite Reissues

1. Mariah – うたかたの日々
2. V/A – Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings from London & Lagos 1954-66
3. Arthur Russell – Corn
4. Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
5. Royal Jesters – Royal Jesters: English Oldies
6. Mary Afi Usuah – Ekpenyong Abasi
7. Beach Bullies – We Rule The Universe
8. V/A – Senegal 70
9. Laraaji – All in One Peace
10. The Scientists – The Scientists

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Sophie Gilchrist

Top Albums

1. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
2. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
3. Joanna Newsom – Divers
4. SPORTS – All of Something
5. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
6. Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise
7. Tame Impala – Currents
8. FIDLAR – Too
9. Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
10. Drake x Future – What A Time To Be Alive

Top Songs

1. Toro Y Moi – Empty Nesters
2. No Win – After Your Legs
3. Mikal Cronin – Circle
4. Rihanna – fourfiveseconds
5. Dante Elephante – Never Trust A Junkie
6. No Parents – Take Your Pants Off and Fart
7. Fetty Wap – 679
8. Drake – 10 Bands
9. Kid Ink – Be Real
10. Criminal Hygiene – Withdrawn

Top Concerts

1. Kanye West – FYF
2. Neutral Milk Hotel – Pappy & Harriets, Joshua Tree
3. Alvvays – Echoplex
4. Run The Jewels – Coachella
5. Meatbodies – Burgerama
6. Big Sean – Hollywood Paladium
7. AC/DC – Dodger Stadium Parking Lot (too poor to go inside, but still tight)
8. Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreaks – Hollywood Bowl
9. The Queers – Burgerama
10. The Ty Segall Band – The Smell

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Anton Hochheim

Albums

1. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
2. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
3. Kamasi Washington – The Epic
4. King Cyst – King of New York
5. Sean Nicholas Savage – Other Death
6. Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again
7. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
8. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
9. DJ Paypal – Sold Out
10. Clap! Clap! – Simple

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Nina Leonard

13 things that rocked my music world this year

Courtney Barnett – “Pedestrian at Best”
Torres – “New Skin”
Sufjan Stevens – “Fourth of July”
Girlpool – “Before The World Was Big”
Foals – “A Knife in the Ocean”
Julien Baker – “Sprained Ankle”
Hey Rosetta! – Second Sight ­
The Staves – If I Was
Laura Marling – Short Movie
The Frames – Longitude
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats performing “S.O.B” on Jimmy Fallon
Catfish and the Bottlemen @ The Fonda
Lianne La Havas & Keenan O’Meara @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery