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

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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

 

Ken’s Top Tens 2015

Albums

1 Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

2 Songhoy Blues – Music In Exile

3 Foals – What Went Down

4 Tame Impala - Currents

5 Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear

6 Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool

7 Rachel Sermanni – Tied To The Moon

8 Public Service Broadcasting – The Race For Space

9 Kendric Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

10 Idlewild – Everything Ever Written

Top 10 Gigs

1 Father John Misty – Village Underground

2 Nick Cave – Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

3 Death Cab For Cutie – Brixton Academy

4 Mercury Rev – Oval Space

5 Mumford & Sons – Oslo Hackney

6 King Crimson – Birmingham Symphony Hall

7 Matthew E White – Village Underground

8 Lau – Arts Centre Colchester

9 Calexico – Shepherds Bush Empire

10 Black Mountain – 100 Club

Top 10 Festival Performances

1 Sufjan Stevens – End Of The Road

2 The War On Drugs - End Of The Road

3 Patti Smith - Glastonbury

4 Wolf Alice - Latitude

5 Goat - Glastonbury

6 Florence & The Machine - Glastonbury

7 Ryan Adams - Glastonbury

8 Tame Impala – End Of The Road

9 Giant Sand - Glastonbury

10 Motorhead - Glastonbury

Best Song

Foals – London Thunder

@kenjameswallace

 

Top 10 albums:

1. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
3. Darkstar - Foam Island
4. Jamie xx - In Colour
5. Raury - All We Need
6. Romare - Projections
7. Kamasi Washington - The Epic
8. Oddisee - The Good Fight
9. Brolin - The Delta
10. Ryan Adams - 1989

You can find my top 40 albums, together with comments on the Top 10

Top 10 gigs

1. Atomic Bomb! Live - Royal Festival Hall, London
2. Jon Hopkins - Brixton Academy
3. Sinkane - XOYO, London
4. Public Service Broadcasting - The Roundhouse, Camden
5. Songhoy Blues - Oslo, Hackney
6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Islington Assembly Hall
7. Algiers - The Lexington, London
8. The Gaslamp Killer Experience - Koko, Camden
9. Run The Jewels - 100 Club, London
10. Caribou - Brixton Academy

Top 10 Festival appearances

1. Patti Smith - Field Day, London
2. Beck - BST Festival Hyde Park
3. Son Lux - Visions Festival , London
4. Clark - Field Day, London
5. The Flaming Lips - Victorious Festival, Portsmouth
6. Future Islands - BST Festival Hyde Park
7. Super Furry Animals - Victorious Festival, Portsmouth
8. Peter Hook & The Light - Victorious Festival, Portsmouth
9. Loyle Carner - Visions Festival, London
10. Run The Jewels - Field Day, London

Merry Christmas one and all!

Cheers,

Russell

 

Top Ten Albums of 2015 from Mark Bruce, frontman of The Self Help Group whose album Dead Stars is out now
 

1.  Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell

2.  Other lives - Rituals

3.  Father John Misty-I Love You,Honeybear

4.  Israel Nash Gripka - Silver Season

5.  Tallest Man On Earth-Dark Bird Is Home

6.  Low-Ones and Sixes

7.  Vetiver - Complete Strangers

8.  This is the kit - Bashed Out

9.  Beruit - No No No

10. The Staves - If I Was

@thegroupies

 

Albums

1. Low - One & Sixes
2. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
3. Rozi Plain - Friend
4. This Is The Kit - Bashed Out
5. Calexico - Edge of the Sun
6. The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
7. Father John Misty - I Love You Honeybear
8. Mew - +-
9. Andrew Combs - All These Dreams
10. Moon Duo - Shadow of the Sun

Gigs

1. The Blue Aeroplanes - Fleece, Bristol
2. Sun Kil Moon - Leeds
3. The Decemberists, Bristol
4. Steven Wilson - Manchester
5. The Cadillac Three, Leeds
6. PINS, Brudenell, Leeds
7. Moon Duo, Leeds
8. Calexico, Manchester
9. Death Cab For Cutie, Manchester
10. Fish, Sheffield

Festival Performances

1. Low - EOTR
2. Sufjan Stevens - EOTR
3. The Wedding Present - Deershed
4. John Grant - Deershed
5. Pulled Apart By Horses - Long Division
6. Rozi Plain - Long Division
7. My Morning Jacket - EOTR
8. Chris Wood - Unity Folk Festival
9. Fat White Family - Long Division
10. Blossoms - Live At Leeds

 @kjsmith4082

Albums

If I Was- The Staves

I Love You, Honeybear- Father John Misty

B'lieve I'm Goin Down- Kurt Vile

Young Chasers- Circa Waves

Return To The Moon- El Vy

Born Under The Saturn- Django Django

Get To Heaven- Everything Everything

FFS- FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks)

Green Lanes- Ultimate Painting

Ivy Tripp- Waxahatchee

Gigs

Interpol - Roundhouse

Death Cab For Cutie- Shepherds Bush Empire

FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks)- The Forum

Maximo Park- Roundhouse

Elbow- Hammersmith Apollo

The War On Drugs- Brixton Academy

Foo Fighters- Milton Keynes Bowl

Circa Waves- Under The Bridge

Ryan Adams- De Montfort Hall

Battles- The Dome

Festivals

Goat- Glastonbury

Father John Misty- Green Man

Kylie- BST Hyde Park

Ryan Adams- Glastonbury

Circa- Glastonbury

Beck- BST Hyde Park

Hot Chip- Green Man

Everything Everything- Glastonbury

Slug- Green Man

Elbow- OnBlackheath

Song of the year

I Love you, Honeybear- Father John Misty

@thejoeeley

 

Top Ten Albums of 2015 from Gráinne

1. February 15 EP - Nao.

2. All Yours - Widowspeak.

3. No no no - Beirut.

4. Inside Out OST - Michael Giacchino.

5. Jackrabbit - San Fermin.

6. Snack EP - Deqn Sue

7. Over and Even - Joan Shelley.

8. Headlights EP - Tor Miller

9. Hairless Toys - Roisin Murphy

10. Agus anois an aimsir - Colm Mac Con Iomaire

 

Akarusa Yami - Tom Brumpton (Vocals) sends in his Top Ten albums of 2015

1.  Clutch - Psychic Warfare
2.  Frank Turner - Positive Songs For Negative People
3.  Skindred - Volume
4.  Soilwork - The Ride Majestic
5.  Napalm Death - Apex Predator/Easy Meat
6.  Cattle Decapitation - The Anthropocene Extinction
7.  Deafheaven - New Bermuda
8.  Rolo Tomassi - Grievances
9.   The Man From UNCLE OST
10. SiKTh - Opacities EP

 

Top Ten Albums of 2015 from Seep Away - Dom Smith (Drums) & Max Watt: (Guitar/Vocals)

1.  Marilyn Manson (The Pale Emperor)

2.  Pictureplane (Technomancer)

3.  HEALTH (Death Magic)

4.  Failure (The Heart Is A Monster)

5.  Desaparecidos - Payola

6.  Lamb Of God (VII: Sturm Und Drang)

7.  Turnstile (Nonstop Feeling)

8.  The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing (Not Your Typical Victorians)

9.  The Bastard Sons (Smoke)

10. Pitboss 2000 (The Cult of F*ck Yeah)

 

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