2. Don’t Wanna Fight - Alabama Shakes
3. Alright - Kendrick Lamar
4. On Fire Tonight - Blackalicious
5. Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped in Plastic - SLUG
6. The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt. - Father John Misty
7. Pretty Pimpin’ - Kurt Vile
8. 20/20 - Gaz Coombes
9. Beautiful Blue Sky - Ought
10. Breaker - Deerhunter
11. Fractals - Keep Shelly In Athens
12. Don’t Breath Out- Roots Manuva
13. Come Home Baby - The Charlatans
It probably won't surprise you to hear that The Number One Son listens to far more new music than his old man these days. Anyone on the receiving end of one of my Best Ofs this year doesn't have to be Sherlock Holmes to work out that precious little contained therein was made this year; precious little of it was made this century.
James asked if I'd listen to his 2015 round up and tell him what I thought of it. Like he does every year. But he already knows that Come Home Baby (track 13) was voted my Single of the Year way back in March and that Father John Misty (track 5) can do no wrong. So, instead of a conventional review, here's my pick of the rest. Each one comes with its own concise (some may say lazy) one word synopsis.
'Beautiful Blue Sky'
'Don't Breathe Out'
Keep Shelly in Athens
'Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped in Plastic'