About a year ago I was writing my first article on RREVERB, it was the same “best of 2015” formula as you are getting now: 25 of my favourite albums of the year, (see my 2014 list here) along with a Spotify playlist of my best songs of the year. I am a person of few words, but where I did review for the album, you can follow the links to read further…

  1. Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes (my last.fm stats tell me this is BY FAR the album I listened to the most. Rounded. Intense. Perfect.)
  2. Carrie & Lowell – Surfjan Stevens
  3. Ones and Sixes – Low (also providers of my best gig of the year)
  4. Art Angels – Grimes *
  5. Depression Cherry + Thank Your Lucky Stars – Beach House (special mention for releasing two albums in 2 months!)
  6. Fading Frontier – Deerhunter
  7. To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamaar
  8. Little Mourning – Milk & Bone *
  9. In Colour – Jamie XX
  10. I Love You Honeybear – Father John Misty
  11. I Become a Shade – Seoul *
  12. Poison Season – Destroyer *
  13. Currents – Tame Impala (first single Let it Happen was sooo good I forgive other disapointing parts of the album)
  14. B’lieve i’m going down – Kurt Vile
  15. The Air Conditioned Nightmare – Doldrums *
  16. Viet Kong – Viet Kong * (Women! Resurrected!)
  17. Magnifique – Ratatat
  18. Deep in the Iris – Braids *
  19. Secret Life – Moon King *
  20. Star Wars – Wilco
  21. Love Songs for Robots – Patrick Watson *
  22. Escape from Evil – Lower Dens
  23. Mediac – The Most Serene Republic *
  24. Individ – The Dodos
  25. Another Eternity – Purity Ring *

Let me know if you think I missed out on something worthwile: I love a bit of year-end musical banter!

Now for my favourite songs of the year, the list is to long too write up, so here it is in playlist format:

Happy New Year!

* If you are wondering what the asterisk means, they are here as a reminder that we have an AMAZING canadian music scene. 11 out of 25 of my fave albums this year are from The Country Above the United States. Which is now cool again thanks to Trudeaumania, let’s hope our music has the same success in the new year!

Check out all our “top of 2015” articles here!

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Julie was born from a trumpeter dad and a drummer mum with music written in her DNA. She is from this generation that went from listening to vinyl, to creating mixtapes on cassettes, to splurging her early savings on a CD player, to discovering Napster, the iPod and so on... In 2005 she took part in the launch of Radiolibre, Quebec's first music streaming service and in 2006 started Palmares.ca, a francophone MP3 store. She spent 10 years looking after over 80 Canadian radio websites and has a ticket stub diary of over 300 shows.