Essential Listening: The Best Songs Of 2015

Well pilgrims, we arrive at the best songs of 2015. Many of these choices come from the albums I selected on my best albums/EP’s/Mixes/Reissues of 2015 post last week. The reason for this? I know it sounds snobbish, but there’s something weak about going on Soulseek and only downloading that random song you heard on the radio, or from a mix or on some internet podcast, without doing any research into where it came from and whether there’s more to explore. That gets you nowhere if you have any designs on becoming a true aficionado [rolleyesemoticon].

Then there’s my own iTunes account and how I manage it, or, in this case, don’t. I have so many playlists now that the thought of attempting to sort them, and then assign all the stuff I’ve listened to this year to some of them, is thoroughly demoralising. Listening to albums makes my future tackling of such a process (no date or deadline has been set by the way) seem somewhat less daunting. Instead of a random grouping of disparate tracks you downloaded/bought that week, or my case month, when I select an album, particularly a new album, I intend to listen to all of it. This also allows me to leave the music running without having to micro manage what’s playing every ten minutes by keying back into iTunes, and putting those new albums in a playlist, one after another, offers the familiarity of order on repeat listens, which is paramount to sorting the wheat from the chaff when formulating a list such as this.

Once again there’s no order of preference or quality, but I have put them in alphabetical order, just as they appear in the playlist I created in iTunes. I’m disorganised, but not that disorganised.

Alexandria – Blown (Feat. Ethereal)

From the EP ‘Bad’

Bad Guys – Prostitutes

From the album ‘Bad Guyneacology’

Black Zone Myth Chant – If God Is Not Here

From the album ‘Mane Thecel Phares’

Blur – My Terracotta Heart

From the album ‘The Magic Whip’

Bjork – Atom Dance (Feat. Antony Hegarty)

From the album ‘Vulnicura’

CC Not – Vtro V 2.0

From the EP ‘Geo-Fi’

Crotocosm – Fanatic 2

From the EP ‘Fanatic’

D.K. – Licence To Dream

From the EP ‘Love On Delivery’

East India Youth – Turn Away

From the album ‘Culture Of Volume’

Fit Siegel – Carmine

From the EP ‘Carmine’

FKA Twigs – In Time

From the EP ‘M3LL155X’

Floating Points – Silhouettes I, II & III

From the album ‘Elaenia’

Galcher Lustwerk – I Neva Seen

From the EP ‘I Neva Seen’

The Galleria – Calling Card (Feat. Jessy Lanza)

From the EP ‘Calling Card / Mezzanine’

Gnod – White Privileged Wank

From the album ‘Infinity Machines’

Grimes – Flesh Without Blood

From the album ‘Art Angels’

Holly Herndon – Chorus

From the album ‘Platform’

Jam City – Crisis

From the album ‘Dream A Garden’

Jlin – Erotic Heat

From the album ‘Dark Energy’

Kamasi Washington – Re Run Home

From the album ‘The Epic’

Kendrick Lamar – Alright

From the album ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Levon Vincent – The Beginning

From the album ‘Levon Vincent’

Palmbomen – Carina Sayles

From the album ‘Palmbomen II’

Paranoid London – Eating Glue (Feat. Mutado Pintado)

From the album ‘Paranoid London’

Patricia – Mercury In Retrograde

From the album ‘Bem Inventory’

Romare – Rainbow

From the album ‘Projections’

Skepta – Shutdown

From the single ‘Shutdown’

Sleaford Mods – In Quiet Streets

From the album ‘Key Markets’

Vince Staples – Loca

From the album ‘Summertime ’06’

Worriedaboutsatan – All Safe, All Well

From the album ‘Even Temper’

Well, that’s it. Hope you had a nice Christmas and that you’ll have an enjoyable New Year, however and wherever you choose to do it. This blog will resume in early January with a behemoth Premier League update piece, the writing of which I’m already dreading.

About Wichita Lineman Was A Song I Once Heard

Wichita Lineman Was A Song I Once Heard. 'Mediocre blogger and a piously boring and unfunny writer'. Enthusiastic purveyor of the KLF sheep.
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