RFB 2015 - Top 10’s

18 Dec 2015

A quick roundup of all the music that we've been listening to a lot this year.

Another year, another set of lists. 2015 was great for music and a lot of artists (many of whom we have the pleasure of working with) released some stellar music. So without further ado, here are our selections. 

 

DAN

SONGS

Tirzah - Make It Up

Vince Staples - Senorita

Spring King - City

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

Tame impala - 'Cause I'm a Man

Songhoy Blues - Soubour

MØ - Kamikaze

Jamie XX -  I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) feat Young Thug & Popcaan

Majical Cloudz - Downtown

Acid Arab - Hafia

Honourable mentions:

Melt Yourself Down - Dot To Dot, Holly Herndon - Platform, LA Priest - Oino, Neon Indian - Annie, Royal Headache - High, Novelist - Endz.

 

ALBUMS

Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

Vince Staples - Summertime '06

Shye Ben Tzur / Jonny Greenwood / The Rajasthan Express - Junun 

Holly Herndon - Platform

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi Love

Songhoy Blues - Music in Exile

Nathalie Prass - Natalie Prass

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly 

Honourable mentions: Bill Ryder Jones - West Kirby County Primary, TimeCop 1983 - Reflections, Royal Headache - High, Jlin - Dark Energy, Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy

 

JOE

SONGS

Grimes - Kill V. Maim

Dej Loaf - Back Up feat Big Sean

Oneohtrix Point Never - No Good 

Royal Headache - Another World 

Dilly Dally - Ice Cream

Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me

Our Girl - Level

Julia Holter - Sea Calls Me Home 

Girl Band - Pears for Lunch

Sheer Mag - Fan the Flames

 

ALBUMS

Majical Cloudz - Are you Alone?

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly 

U.S. Girls - Half Free

LA Priest - Inji

Braids - Deep in the Iris 

Protomartyr - Agent Intellect 

Vince Staples - Summertime '06

Ought - Sun Coming Down

Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home

Grimes - Art Angels

 

WOODY

SONGS

Ought - Beautiful Blue Sky

Julia Holter - Feel You

Majical Cloudz - Downtown

Widowspeak - Girls

Thee Oh Sees - Web

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Peasantry or ‘Light! inside of Light!’

ANAMAI - Lucia

LA Priest - Oino

Alva Noto - Xerrox Isola

Tame Impala - Let It Happen

 

ALBUMS

Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?

Ought - Sun Coming Down

Julia Holter - Have you in My Wilderness

Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated at Last

Container - LP3

Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake - Modern Surf Classics

Widowspeak - All Yours

Eartheater - RIP Chrysalis

Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again

Torche - Restarter

 

MIKE

SONGS

Car Seat Headrest - Something Soon

The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face

Loyle Carner - Aint Nothing Changed

Tirzah - Make It Up

Novelist - 1 Sec

Spring King - City

The Internet (feat. Kaytranada) - Girl

Jamie T - Don't You Find

Blur - Lonesome Street

Erykah Badu (feat. Andre 3000) - Hello

Honourable mention: Skepta - Shutdown

 

ALBUMS

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

Jamie T - Carry On The Grudge

JME - Integrity

Blur - The Magic Whip

Vince Staples - Summertime '06

Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness

D' Angelo - Black Messiah

Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass

Archy Marshall - A New Place 2 Drown

Kamasi Washington - The Epic

 

AMI

SONGS

Will Butler - Anna

Father John Misty - The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Aptartment

King Gizzard & The Lizzard Wizard - Bone

Matthew E White - Rock & Roll Is Cold

Courtney Bartnett - Pedestrian at Best

Major Lazer - Lean On (feat MØ & DJ Snake)

Charlie Cunningham - Breather

Marika Hackman - Claude’s Girl

Venn - Real Blood

Pond - Zond

 

ALBUMS

Tame Impala - Currents

Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

Songhoy Blues - Music In Exhile

Micachu and the Shapes - Good Sad Happy Bad

Cass McCombs - A Folk Set Apart

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Paper Mâché Dream Balloon

John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Patrick Watson - Love Songs For Robots

Jacco Gardner - Hypnophobia

Deerhunter - Fading Frontier

 

CONRAD

SONGS

Girl Band - Paul

Dream Wife - Believe

Sauna Youth - Transmitters

The Death of Pop - Gardens

Menace Beach - Medicine

Colleen Green - Grind My Teeth

Girl Ray - Ghosty

Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best

Lana Del Rey - High by the Beach

Jimmy Whispers - I Get Lost in You

 

ALBUMS

Sauna Youth - Distractions

Thee Oh See's - Mutilator Defeated at Last

Chastity Belt - Time to Go Home

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

Elvis Depressedly - New Alhambra

Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie

La Luz - Weirdo Shrine

Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect

Sievehead - Into The Blue

Colleen Green - I Want to Grow Up

 

And just because we found it SO hard to choose just ten each, we've compiled a bumper playlist of 100+ tracks from this year that we thought were killer. Listen below, see you in 2016.

 

 

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