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Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 11:03 am

New music releases I happily paid good money for in 2015

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1.Algiers by Algiers

 2.Beat the Champ by The Mountain Goats

 3.Diet by heCTA

 4.Divers by Joanna Newsom

 5.Eat Pray Thug by Heems

 6.Edge of the Sun by Calexico

 7.Euphoria by Chris Stamey

 8.Faith in the Future by Craig Finn

 9.Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance by Belle and Sebastian


 10.Global Chakra Rhythms by JEFF The Brotherhood

 11.Kathryn Calder by Kathryn Calder

 12.Last Year’s Savage by Shilpa Ray

 13. Meow the Jewels by Run the Jewels*

 14.Nailbiter by Looming**

 15.No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney

 16.Ones and Sixes by Low

 17.Poison Season by Destroyer

 18.Rose Mountain by Screaming Females

19.Star Wars by Wilco*

 20.Still by Richard Thompson

 21.Stuff Like That There by Yo La Tengo

 22.Surf by Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment*

 23.To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar

 24.Untethered Moon by Built to Spill

 25.Wasted on the Dream by JEFF the Brotherhood


26.We are Undone by Two Gallants

 27.Works for Tomorrow by Eleventh Dream Day


Note: I also happily purchased all seven singles released by Ricked Wicky in 2015; one of my favorite releases of the year was the stand-alone single “Taman Shud” by The Drones; The Ex & Ken Vandermark didn't put out an album this year but everything I heard from their tour was flat out astonishing.

Another note: JEFF The Brotherhood is not my favorite band - it is simply the only band I like that also put out two albums in 2015.

What this list says about me: (1) I am old. (2) I practice brand loyalty. (3) I really slept on jazz this year.

*Full disclosure: Title was downloaded free from the artist’s website but I would’ve been happy to pay

** Full disclosure Pt. II: A promotional copy of this title was provided to me by the artist but I would’ve been happy to pay


Scott Faingold can be reached at sfaingold@illinoistimes.com  


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