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2015 Best Albums of the Year: Honorable Mentions

And So I Watch You From Afar- Heirs Autre Ne Veut- Age of Transparency Big Grams- Big Grams Bully- Feels Like Heems- Eat Pray Thug Hiatus Kaiyote- Breathing Underwater Ibeyi- Ibeyi Lightning Bolt- Fantasy Empire Mick Jenkins- Wave[s] Rae Sremmurd- … Continue reading

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50. Ratatat – Magnifique

An album from a group that has always struck a nostalgic chord with me, Ratatat will forever remind me of my youth simply due to their work with Kid Cudi on his earlier albums and the fact some of their … Continue reading

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49. Father John Misty – Thank You, Honeybear

The Fleet Foxes really seemed to just fade into history after the Needledrop gave them album of the year in 2011. I appreciated their music to be sure and enjoyed their songs when they were released but to be honest … Continue reading

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46. Passion Pit – Kindred

Another album I think I really allowed nostalgia to cloud my view of, Kindred was an enjoyable listen and was something I returned to periodically through out the year. Passion Pit’s Gossamer though, their release from 2012, is what I … Continue reading

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45. Fred Thomas – All Are Saved

All Are Saved was one of my favorite things Ian Cohen showed me this year. Described as the king of indie music in Michigan, his folksy, care free yet cynical songs immediately resonated with me. I have a soft spot … Continue reading

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44. Steve Gunn and the Black Twig Pickers – Seasonal Hire

Instrumental music took a long time to start to make any sense to me. I was brought up on the Beatles whose music revolved around lyrics so for a long time in my life I was enamored with the idea … Continue reading

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42. Thundercat- The Beyond/ Where the Giants Roam

I think Thundercat may be the most underappreciated artist in the musical world. Having backed both Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar and gaining a lot of critical acclaim from both experiences, I think it is time that he finally starts … Continue reading

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