Mike’s Top 10 for 2015

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

Father John Misty – Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins) [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

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

Houndmouth – Sedona (Live on KEXP)

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

Mumford & Sons – Ditmas

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)

Bruce Springsteen – Meet Me in the City (Live on SNL)

#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

The Struts – Could Have Been Me

#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.

Born On Fire

#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

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – S.O.B. (Official)

#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

Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party

#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

Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands (Official Video)

#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

Frank Turner – Get Better (Lyric Video)

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