My Favorite Music Of 2015

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Here is the music I enjoyed in 2015. You can click on the album name and enjoy it too.

Happy New Year!

 

52. Stereophonics – Keep The Village Alive 

51. Anti-Flag – Cease Fires 

50. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

49. Highly Suspect – Mister Asylum 

48. Torche – Restarter

47. Viet Cong – Viet Cong

46. Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect

45. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Style

44. jennylee – Right On 

43. Crows – Better Off Dead 

42. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love 

41. The Struts – Have You Heard 

40. Kurt Vile – b’lieve I’m going down

39. Courtney Barnett – Sometime I Just Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit 

38. Deerhunter – Fading Frontier 

37. Graveyard – Innocence & Decadence

36. The Libertines – Anthems for Doomed Youth

35. Slayer – Repentless

34. Tame Impala – Currents

33. Wolf Alice – My Love is Cool

32. Desaparecidos – Payola

31. Pond – Feels Like Space Again 

30. Muse – Drones

29. Eagles of Death Metal – Zipper Down

28. Motörhead – Bad Magic

27. Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss

26. The Districts – A Flourish and a Spoil 

25. Buit To Spill – Untethered Moon

24. Torres –Sprinter

23. MEW – +-

22. Death Cab for Cutie – Kintsugie

21. The Cribs – For All My Sisters

20. Tobias Tesso – Goon

19. Modest Mouse – Strangers to Ourselves

18. METZ – II 

17. Beach House – Depression Cherry

16. Kamasi Washington – The Epic

15. Sun Kil-Moon – Universal Themes

14. Baroness – Purple

13. Heartless Bastards – Restless Ones 

12. Destroyer – Poison Season

11. Iron Maiden – The Books of Souls

10. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

9. Drenge – Undertow

8. The Arcs – Yours, Dreamily 

7. Editors – In Dreams

6. The Vaccines – English Graffiti

5. The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It

4. Israel Nash – Silver Season

3. Foals – What Went Down 

2. Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear 

  1. LOW – Ones And Sixes 

 

Here’s for a better 2016!

 

ERRATA/OMMISION: Discussing the list with my friends I found that I left out at least two records that should be on the top 10.

 

Are you listening!?

 

Ornette Coleman – Jazz Innovator

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“You don’t have to die to kill and you don’t have to kill to die. And above all, nothing exists that is not in the form of life because life is eternal with or without people, so we are grateful for life to be here at this very moment.”

 

NYT Obit

The King is Gone

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“Growing up on the plantation there in Mississippi, I would work Monday through Saturday noon,” he said. “I’d go to town on Saturday afternoons, sit on the street corner, and I’d sing and play.

“I’d have me a hat or box or something in front of me. People that would request a gospel song would always be very polite to me, and they’d say: ‘Son, you’re mighty good. Keep it up. You’re going to be great one day.’ But they never put anything in the hat.

“But people that would ask me to sing a blues song would always tip me and maybe give me a beer. They always would do something of that kind. Sometimes I’d make 50 or 60 dollars one Saturday afternoon. Now you know why I’m a blues singer.”

TVOTR “Seeds” Review

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My friend Rodrigo Pérez Rembao is an editor of several magazines in Mexico. In one of his many projects he invited me to write a review about a recent music record, a passion that we both share since we were like 6 years old!

I am getting ready to see TVOTR next week here in Dallas. The magazine is still in the works, but he allowed me to share the post (image above) which is in Spanish, so here it is a rough translation:

Seeds – TV On The Radio
With over a decade in tow seems that the future reached the New York band and what was cutting edge is now mainstream. But something always surprises us about TVOTR and his latest album is a pleasant surprise. After stormy years with the loss of the bassist, this sixth album follow the line of novelty pop with influences ranging from rock to electronic. Adebimpe’s voice and guitar Sitek (who in turn produced) equals remind to Bowie that Earth, Wind & Fire. Rock at which you can dance. It’s an album that fits in the best collections and worn with everything and everyone always maintaining quality without complacency.

N.O.