drake and barnett

Half-time

Alright, so I’m not quite done my list for May yet but since it’s about half way through the year I figured I’d quickly list off my top 25 albums and tracks of 2015 so far. Of course the list is subject to change as usual. There’s already been a load of great releases from huge artists and some unexpected newcomers! Warning: this list feels pretty Pitchfork conformist so I apologize in advance, not really what I was going for, these have all just been excellent records..

Albums:

1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
2. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
3. Jamie xx - In Colour
4. Lower Dens - Escape from Evil
5. Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass
6. Fred Thomas - All Are Saved
7.  Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
8.  Torres - Sprinter
9.  Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes
10.  Björk - Vulnicura
11.  Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon
12.  Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
13.  The Districts - A Flourish and a Spoil
14.  Braids - Deep In the Iris
15.  Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld - Never were the way she was
16.  Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
17.  The Mountain Goats - Beat the Champ
18.  Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - After
19.  A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP
20.  Hop Along - Painted Shut
21.  Shamir - Ratchet
22.  My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall
23.  Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp
24.  Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
25.  Built to Spill - Untethered Moon

Songs:

1.  Sufjan Stevens - No Shade In the Shadow of the Cross
2.  Grimes - REALiTi
3.  Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta
4.  Jamie xx - Gosh
5.  Lower Dens - Ondine
6.  Torres - Cowboy Guilt
7.  Kendrick Lamar - u
8.  Jamie xx - I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (feat. Young Thug and Popcaan)
9.  Natalie Prass - Violently
10.  Tobias Jesso Jr. - How Could You Babe
11.  Alessia Cara - Here
12.  Fred Thomas - Bad Blood
13.  Father John Misty - Holy Shit
14.   Björk - Stonemilker
15.  The Mountain Goats - Heel Turn 2
16.  Sufjan Stevens - Fourth of July
17.  Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best
18.  Braids - Miniskirt
19.  Jamie xx - Loud Places (feat. Romy)
20.  Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker the Berry (feat. Assassin)
21.  Lower Dens - Quo Vadis
22.  Destroyer - Dream Lover
23.  Natalie Prass - My Baby Don’t Understand Me
24.  St. Vincent - Teenage Talk
25.  Chromatics - I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around