My favorite albums & TV shows of 2015

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This is a travel site (albeit one that happens to have its name taken from a song by Pulp), but if you’re like me, you listen to a lot of music while you’re traveling. Each year I keep a list of my favorite albums, and I thought I’d share my list from 2015 here. If you’re looking for something new to listen to, check it out! I also included some of my favorite TV shows for anyone who is looking for something to watch while traveling this winter. Enjoy & leave any more of your favorites in the comments.

Top Albums 2015

45. Wavves + Cloud Nothings – No Life For Me
44. The Sidekicks – Runners In The Nerved World
43. White Reaper – White Reaper Does It Again
42. Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?
41. Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect
40. The Districts – A Flourish & A Spoil
39. Shamir – Ratchet
38. Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
37. Purity Ring – another eternity
36. Hop Along – Painted Shut
35. FIDLAR – Too
34. Wilco – Star Wars
33. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
32. Belle & Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
31. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
30. Colleen Green – I Want To Grow Up
29. FKA twigs – M3LL155X
28. Worriers – Imaginary Life
27. SOAK – Before We Forgot How To Dream
26. No Joy – More Faithful
25. Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
24. Empress Of – Me
23. Deerhunter – Fading Frontier
22. Jamie xx – In Colour
21. Dan Deacon – Gliss Riffer
20. Torres – Sprinter
19. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
18. Bully – Feels Like
17. Sports – All Of Something
16. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
15. Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Style
14. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
13. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
12. Mikal Cronin – MCIII
11. Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy
10. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Surf
9. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
8. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
7. CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye

I’ve loved CHVRCHES ever since I first heard them a few years ago, and I wasn’t disappointed at all by their 2nd album, Every Open Eye. It’s not a drastic departure from their debut, but in this case that’s exactly what I wanted.
6. Youth Lagoon – Savage Hills Ballroom

Savage Hills Ballroom is the most accessible & polished Youth Lagoon album so far, but it loses none of the intricacies that I’ve loved in his previous work.
5. Built To Spill – Untethered Moon

After so many years and so many albums, it’s amazing that Built To Spill still has it. Doug Martsch is a guitar god.
4. Desaparecidos – Payola

An angry political album that was one of my favorites this year. Sometimes it’s a little shallow & too on-the-nose, but it’s loud and rocks hard enough to forgive that.
3. Grimes – Art Angels

From start to finish, Art Angels is an impressive return from Grimes. California is one of my favorite songs of 2015.
2. Beach Slang – The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us

Another fun, rocking album. A perfect album for a road trip.
1. Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle

This was a last minute addition to the list, and I’m so glad I listened to it. Sprained Angle is best listened to when you have some quiet, perhaps in your bedroom or via headphones on airplane. Powerful & raw, it’s amazing that she’s created this masterpiece at such a young age.

Top TV shows 2015 – in no particular order

You’re The Worst (Aya Cash should win an Emmy)
Mr. Robot (Rami Malek should win an Emmy)
Master of None
Inside Amy Schumer
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Last Week Tonight
Nathan For You
The Leftovers
Halt and Catch Fire

Top TV shows starting former members of The Mighty Ducks
The Affair

Last updated on December 28, 2019

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