10. Grimes - Art Angels
by Eric R. Mortensen
This popped-out Grimes album has been a bit of a slow burn, driven in no small part by jams like Flesh Without Blood. Hands-down my favorite song of 2015.
10. Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon
by Anna Hurley
What draws me to Goon is its rich 70's vibe and striking piano chords. The super sad lyrics on almost every track are kind of a bummer, but Can We Still Be Friends showcases Tobias Jesso Jr.'s lovely, mellow voice with a wonderfully retro sound.
10. Maserati - Rehumanizer
by Sasha Barr
I’m a sucker for these sort of instrumental jams, been a fan of theirs for good long time.
10. Travis Scott - Rodeo
by Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch
Kacy Hill’s vocals balance the dark synth tones, and layered instruments on the first few verses provide a foundation for Travis’ hefty third verse.
10. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Paper Mache Dream Balloon
by Richard Perez
Plastic jesters. Breezy psych.
10. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
by Jennifer DeRosa
Good for: Getting ready to go out then changing your mind or grabbing a cup of coffee.
10. Empress Of - Me
by Damien Correll
The best minimal, unconventional pop record of the year, for sure.
10. The Notwist - Messier Objects
by Tara McCullough
Very soothing, minimal electronic tunes. Perfect for an early afternoon spin.
10. The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
by Jez Burrows
Having been a card-carrying Decemberists fan for over a decade, it's hard not to imagine them releasing a record that doesn't do something special to my insides, and this one is no exception.
10. Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete
by Nate Utesch
An abrasive collage of seemingly unfinished avant EDM jammers. A 45-minute retreat for both the halcyon and the insane.