Ok here we go! The anxiously-awaited (by 1 or 2 of you) year round up of the top ten favorite, most interesting new albums.
Starting at #10 the interestingly named Father John Misty with the catchy little gem. Especially like the horns on this one
Houndmouth’s album sounded like something old and new at the same time and produced Sedona, 1 of me top 2 or three songs of the year
The # 9 album – Little neon Limelight
Some got upset when Mumford and Songs got away from their jangly guitars and banjos. Not me. Loved this album Here’s Ditmas from #8 album, Wilder Mind
I know this is kind of breaking my own rule but the River reissue has previously unreleased tracks like this great one. #7 The River (reissue)
#6 This video looks like a rolling stones tour video from 1972 and the lead singer is channeling a bit of Freddy Mercury but this song remained on heavy rotation all summer in my running mix
#5 Born on Fire by Ike Reilly, a guy i stumbled onto on Tom Morello’s Instagram feed. GREAT stuff going back ten years crossing from rock to roots to punk.
#4 gives us the only song I’ve ever heard about the DTs. Probably my favorite song of the year. Almost blew up my car stereo with this one
#3 Courtney Barnett might be the best thing to come out of Australia i a long time. This album is great beginning to end. Had a hard time just choosing a song
#2 This band becoming a mainstay in my top 10. I sat on the beach at OBX for a week and listened to this album about 20 times. Love the sentiment in this song
#1 Positive Songs for Negative People produced this excellent song and 2015 was the year of Getting Better . It also produced one of the highlights of my year. A club show in Philly with Paul Scott, Hanna OConnor, Cait OConnor, Erin Campbell and Eric Martin. What’s better than a concert with your kids?….. not much