Top Tens

Albums

1) Admiral Fallow - Tiny Rewards

2)The Decemberists - What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

3) Lau - The Bell That Never Rang

4) Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows

5) The Leisure Society - The Fine Art of Hanging On

6) Stornoway - Bonxie

7) The Staves - If I Was

8) Death Cab for Cutie - Kintsugi

9) Danny & The Champions of the World - What Kind of Love

10) Keston Cobblers Club - Wildfire

Good Year this year, I had to leave out albums by Blur, The Unthanks & Idlewild.

Gigs

1) Admiral Fallow - Bush Hall

2) British Sea Power (with Brass Band) - Barbican

3) The Rails - Bush Hall

4) Lau - Colchester Arts Centre

5) Danny & The Champions of the World - Colchester Arts Centre

6) Lau - Union Chapel

7) Megson - Colchester Arts Centre

8) Trembling Bells - Colchester Arts Centre

9) Matt Berry - The Forum

10) Withered Hand - Lexington

Festivals

1) Blur - British Summertime

2) Stornoway - Cambridge Folk Festival

3) Frank Turner - Cambridge Folk Festival

4) The Unthanks - Cambridge Folk Festival

5) Keston Cobblers Club - Cambridge Folk Festival

6) The Proclaimers - Cambridge Folk Festival

7) Show of Hands - Cambridge Folk Festival

8) Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr - Cambridge Folk Festival

9) Joienne Clarke & Ben Walker - Cambridge Folk Festival

10) Bella Hardy - Cambridge Folk Festival

Song of the Year

Richard Hawley - Heart of Oak

 

Top albums of the year

1. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

2. Charlatans. Modern Nature

3. Natalie Prass. Natalie Prass

4. Gaz Coombes. Matador

5. Boy & Bear. Limit of Love

6. Hop Along. Painted Shut

7. Leon Bridges. Coming Home

8. Foals. What went Down

9. Ezra Furman. Perpetual Mutual People

10. Alabama Shakes. Sound & Color

Festival shows

1. Wilco. TURF

2. St Paul & The Broken Bones TURF

3. Public Service Broadcasting. SXSW

4. Natalie Prass. SXSW

5. Soak. SXSW

6. Ibeyi SXSW

7. Viet Cong SXSW

8. Leon Bridges SXSW

9. Alabama Shakes. Field Trip

10. Shakey Graves TURF

Non Festival shows

1. Ride. Danforth Music Hall

2. Johnny Marr. Forum/London

3. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats . Phoenix Concert Theatre

4. Natalie Prass. Horseshoe

5. Pixies. Horseshoe

6. Districts. Horseshoe

7. Ibeyi. Mod Club

8. Primal Scream. Danforth Music Hall

9. Noel Gallagher. Sony Center

10. Norman Blake/Joe Pernice. Dakota Tavern

Song of the year

"Look It Here" Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Jim

 

Albums
1. Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear

2. Israel Nash – Israel Nash's Silver Season

3. Stornoway – Bonxie

4. Jason Isbell – Something More than Free

5. Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat – The Most Important Place in the World

6. Mumford and Sons – Wilder Mind

7. Blur – The Magic Whip

8. Diagrams - Chromatics

9. Songhoy Blues – Music in Exile

10. Public Service Broadcasting – The Race for Space

Gigs

1. Father John Misty – Village Underground 26.2.15

2. Ride – Roundhouse 24.5.15

3. Mogwai – Roundhouse 24.6.15

4. Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat - Wilton's Music Hall 3.6.15

5. Suede – Roundhouse 14.11.15

6. Teleman – Village Underground 27.1.15

7. Matt Berry – Forum 13.2.15

8. British Sea Power – Barbican 24.1.15

9. Mumford and Sons – O2 Dome 9.12.15

10. Jesus Jones – Garage 12.11.15

Song of the Year

Public Service Broadcasting – The Other Side

TV Show

Detectorists

Film

Slow West

Ten Albums listened to the most in 2015' by Terry Banks of Washington band Dot Dash 

1. The Velvet Underground, 1969, Vol. 1

2. The Velvet Underground, 1969, Vol. 2

3. Alex Chilton, Live at The Ocean Club, NYC 1977

4. The dB's, Repercussion

5. The Blue Van, The Art of Rolling

6. The Blue Van, Dear Independence

7. The Replacements, Tim

8. Buzzcocks, A Different Kind of Tension

9. Big Star, Radio City

10. The Jam, In The City

 

 

Washington garage rockers Dot Dash have just released a new video for the song 'Flowers' from their most recent album Earthquakes & Tidal Waves as well as giving away a free MP3 of the same song for Christmas.

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Top Ten albums of 2015 from Julia at Loose Music.

"Our rules at Loose are that we’re never allowed to include our own releases in our Best Of lists, otherwise my list would almost definitely include Frankie Lee, Andrew Combs, Barna Howard, Danny & The Champions Of The World, Joe Pug, Israel Nash & Justin Townes Earle...!"

So with all Loose albums excluded, my list looks like this :-

1.  Sons Of Bill - Love And Logic (2015 European release )

2.  Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free

3.  Kristin Diable - Create Your Own Mythology

4.  Josh Ritter - Sermon On The Rocks

5.  Bop English - Constant Bop

6.  Le Volume Courbe - I Wish Dee Dee Ramone Was Here With Me

7.  Gill Landry - s/t

8.  Ryan Adams - 1989

9.  Found - Cloning

10. Tame Impala - Currents