Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2015: Music Review

It's that time of year again....end of year lists!

Many of you know that I absolutely love music.  I listen to all kinds of genres, but I would say over the years that my taste centers around Adult Alternative and recently a bit of downtempo/deep house.

This year has been a great year for music and just recently, there are several songs that are getting serious playbacks on my MP3 player.

Here are my top albums/songs of 2015 (keep in mind that one of the albums was released in 2014) and they are in no particular order.


Lord Huron - Fool For Love (Strange Trails)

This Indie Folk band from Los Angeles released their second album Strange Trails on April 6, 2015. The band's name was inspired by Lake Huron, the lake which band founder, Ben Schneider grew up visiting, and would spend evenings playing music round the campfire.

Leon Bridges - Coming Home (Coming Home)

Leon Bridges is a soul/gospel singer from Ft. Worth, TX.  His debut album was released on June 23, 2015.

His style resembles 1960s R and B and the Wall Street Journal described him as a "throwback to Otis Redding and Sam Cooke"

Florence and the Machine - Ship to Wreck (How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful)

On June 2, 2015, Florence and the Machine released How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Formed in 2007 in London, this Indie Rock band consists of Florence Welch, Isabella Summers and a collaboration of other artists. Their sound has been described as a combination of rock and soul.

Hozier - Someone New (Hozier)

Hozier is the eponymous debut studio album from Irish recording artist Hozier.  It was released in September of 2014, but this track, Someone New was released as a single on May 11, 2015.