Friday, December 11, 2015

Top 30 Records of 2015: Honorable Mentions

As with most years, I was unable to keep up with all of the new releases and thus there were some great records that I really didn't get to fully absorb and some that just didn't fit on my list.  In some cases these are records that are just a bit outside of my wheelhouse but are great nonetheless (Lights & Motion I'm looking at you).  People that say there's no good new music just aren't listening hard enough because there is a ton of great new music out there and these records prove that point.  I've included a playlist on Spotify for all but two of the releases listed (they weren't available).

30-21; 20-11; 10-1; Song of the Year

  • Chronicle by Lights & Motion
  • Pilot by Lags
  • Strange Emotions / Holy Attitude by Fake Problems
  • Split by Iron Chic / Low Culture
  • Kindred Spirit by Rocky Votolato & Chuck Ragan
  • Make War by Make War
  • Leavin' La Vida Loca by Antarctigo Vespucci
  • Labor of Love by The Connection
  • All A Man Should Do by Lucero
  • A History So Repeating by Gentlemen Rogues
  • The Axis of Awesome by The Bomb
  • Turning Blue by Broken Gold
  • Thrills & Chills by The New Trocaderos
  • We Cool? by Jeff Rosenstock
  • Split Figure by Line & Circle
  • Hello Dirt by Tender Defender
  • Rhythm of Peace by Stephen D. Kent

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