|Sorta Halfway Thru 2015 Favorites|
Here's my top albums so far in the year.
|1||Father John Misty|
I Love You, Honeybear
One of the best folk records I've ever heard to be honest with ya. It's even made me explore the genre, because FJM has a lot of psychedelic influences in his folk writing; acid folk, whatever you call it. Helped me discover more artists like Nick Drake and Donovan. Favorite Tracks: "I Love You, Honeybear" "Holy Shit" "Nothing Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow"
Just came out and I'm digging the shit out of it! Favorite Tracks: "Gosh" "Girl" "Loud Places"
Very atmospheric, haunting, and shuttering post-punk. I need to re-listen to it soon. Favorite tracks: "Continental Shelf" "Bunker Buster"
The Magic Whip
Wasn't expecting much because Blur usually annoys me besides Think Tank. I was pleasantly surprised, it sounds like a mix of Damon Albarn's latest solo album and Plastic Beach with the traditional band feel. Favorite Tracks "I Broadcast" "My Terracotta Heart" "New World Towers" "Ice Cream Man"
|5||Unknown Mortal Orchestra|
Very nice lo-fi psych pop. It's even got some jazzy grooves to it! Favorite Tracks "Can't Keep Checking my Phone" "Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty"
|6||Twenty One Pilots|
I didn't think these guys were going to get this big. I mean they're basically the newest tumblr craze that Fueled by Ramen's onslaught of pop-punk archive for 15 year-olds has pursued. However, I think these guys have a nice originality to them even if they may get annoying after awhile. Also I'm fairly certain I loved the shit out of this the second time I heard it only because I was stoned. Nonetheless, pretty good, hope they don't go down a dark path. Favorite Tracks: "Heavydirtysoul" "The Judge" "Stressed Out"
|7||Say Lou Lou|
This shit is catchy. Just straight up dreamy and catchy and it wears down near the end but it's got some really strong songs to it. Favorite Tracks: "Julian" "Everything we Touch"
It took me a very long time to get into this artist. I'm still a little unfamiliar with him, but from what I've heard from listening to this album 3 times, I'd say I'm fairly invested in it. Favorite Tracks: "Big Break" "N.M.S.S."
'White Reaper Does it Again" set to be released in July I believe. Can't wait for this record. Loved their EP and the two singles they've released thus far are just dirty, trippy, and sugary punk madness
Loved all 4 singles coming from this so far. Let it Happen is probably going to be in my top 5 tracks of the year.
Alright so they haven't announced any specific album details, but they have done two new singles.
Bang That: Although listening to it makes me feel like a fuck boi, it's nonetheless alright.
Holding On: Better than Bang That, but really didn't strike any major emotion to me. 6/10 at best.
Koi No Yokan
I heard they're doing something with Alice in Chains on their next record, so I assume they're in the process of recording. Seeing them live this year as well at Darien Lake!