In 2015, I purchased fewer albums than in previous years, but still listened to a significant amount of music thanks to various streaming services and this new revolution called The Internet. There is more music available than ever before, which makes it more difficult to sift through the abundance of mediocrity, yet also means certain musical treasures, when discovered, are deeply cherished. The list is indicative of my eclectic taste, featuring hip-hop, pop remakes, indie grunge, electronic/dance, alt-rock, and plenty in between. These aren't necessarily recommendations for every listener; these are simply the songs and artist who captivated my ears, mind, and heart over the past season of new life.
The follow dozen albums served as my soundtrack for 2015:
12. Ryan Adams - 1989
11. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
10. Laura Marling - Short Movie
9. Passion Pit - Kindred
8. Wilco - Star Wars
7. Josh Garrels - Home
6. Jamie xx - In Colour
5. Bear Carver - In the Dogwoods
4. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love
3. Chvrches - Every Open Eye
2. Torres - Sprinter
1. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
What was your soundtrack for 2015? Share your recommended albums in the comments.