the 20 of ‘15

to my ears, 2015 was a bountiful year chock full of bumping tunes & summer jams on constant repeat. it took me a long amount of consideration to whittle this list down to 20, and i’m still not confident i’ve heard it all or any enough to justify these notably superior than the plenty hovering on the sidelines.

so here are the 20 of ’15, listed in chronological order of when they significantly appeared in my life. i’ve accompanied each with a video or single link for instant discovery (*these do not reflect my favorite videos of 2015, which will manifest in a future post*):

  1. ‘God’s Hand’ — Hot Sugar

2. ‘Sour Soul’ — BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah


3. ‘Painted Shut’ — Hop Along

4. ‘Foil Deer’ — Speedy Ortiz

5. ‘Bonfire’ — Bonfire

6. ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’ — ASAP Rocky

7. ‘Easy Easy East’ — Loose Tooth


8. ‘A N D’ — tricot

9. ‘Assertion of a Surrounding Presence’ — Kuedo

10. s/t — Dogs on Acid

11. ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ — BIG SEAN

12. ‘Summertime ’06’ — Vince Staples


13. ‘All Hands’ — Doomtree

14. ‘Professional Rapper” — Lil Dicky

15. ‘Art Angels’ — Grimes

16. ‘RIP Chrysalis’ — Eartheater

17. ‘How To Treat the Ones You Love’ — Donovan Wolfington

18. ‘As It Were’ — Marietta


19. ‘Awkward Pop Songs’ — JANK

20. ‘I’ll Try Living Like This’ — Death’s Dynamic Shroud.wmv

in short, 2015 was a quality year if you looked in the right places. i have high hopes for 2016 to continue the trend & i look forward for the new ones that continue to emerge.

hey, look i made a google play-list for convenience sake (mine + yours) \/\/\/\/\/\/