Bo’s Best of 2015

As I am want to do, below please find my Top 10 Albums and Top 50 Songs of 2015!

Top 10 Albums:

1. Butch WalkerAfraid of Ghosts
2. Mumford & SonsWilder Mind
3. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsChasing Yesterday
4. James BayChaos and the Calm
5. Hop AlongPainted Shut
6. Kurt Vileb’lieve I’m Going Down
7. Beach SlangThe Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us
8. MillencolinTrue Blue
9. Kristen DiableCreate Your Own Mythology
10. The Very BestMakes a King

Honorable Mentions:

Royal HeadacheHigh
Dustin KensrueCarry the Fire
J.D. McPhersonLet the Good Times Roll

Top 50 Songs:

1. LuceroWent Looking for Warren Zevon’s Los Angeles
2. Josh RitterGetting Ready to Get Down
3. Butch Walker21+
4. J.D. McPhersonLet the Good Times Roll
5. FidlarWest Coast
6. DoomtreeMy Own Nation
7. Mumford & SonsBelieve
8. Kendrick LamarKing Kunta
9. Andy GrammerHoney, I’m Good
10. Red City RadioTwo Out of Three Ain’t Rad
11. Awolnation – Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)
12. The Fratellis – Imposters (Little by Little)
13. Metric – The Shade
14. Lil Dicky – Molly (feat. Brendon Urie)
15. Royal Headache – Carolina
16. Death Cab for Cutie – The Ghosts of Beverly Drive
17. Desaparecidos – City on the Hill
18. Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts – Youth Quake
19. Blues Traveler – Matador (feat. Thompson Square)
20. Bloodhoung Gang – Uncool As Me (feat. Joey Fatone)
21. Public Service Broadcasting – Go!
22. Mexican Institute of Sound – La Llama
23. Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
24. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – You Know We Can’t Go Back
25. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds
26. Jamie T – Magnolia Melancholia
27. Major Lazer – Leon On (feat. MO & DJ Snake)
28. Beach Slang – Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas
29. Hop Along – Sister Cities
30. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – Silent Movies
31. Violent Femmes – Fast Horses
32. Crow Bait – Separate Stations
33. Kristin Diable – I’ll Make Time for You
34. Millencolin – Bring Me Home
35. Dustin Kensrue – Back to Back
36. James Taylor – Montana
37. GZA – The Mexican (feat. Tom MOrello)
38. Catfish and the Bottlemen – Cocoon
39. The Milk Carton Kids – Shooting Shadows
40. X Ambassadors – Unsteady
41. Mark Knopfler – Beryl
42. Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box
43. Local H – Mansplainer
44. Hiss Golden Messenger – He Wrote the Book
45. Action Bronson – Only in America (feat. Party Supplies)
46. Jose Gonzalez – With the Ink of a Ghost
47. Leon Bridges – Better Man
48. Jackie Greene – Light Up Your Window
49. Holy Holy – You Cannot Call for Love like a Dog
50. The Barr Brothers – Burn Card

And the rest of the songs I loved this year, in alphabetical order:

Anderson East – Devil in Me
Bhi Bhiman – Up in Arms
Big Wild – Aftergold
Boysetsfire – One Match
Brandon Flowers – Lonely Town
Brian Wilson – The Right Time
Buddy Guy – Flesh & Bone (feat. Van Morrison)
Calexico – Falling from the Sky
Cayucas – Moony Eyed Walrus
Chris Cornell – Let Your Eyes Wander
CHVRCHES – Never Ending Circles
Craig Finn – Maggie I’ve Been Search For Our Son
David Ramirez – Harder to Lie
Destroyer – Dream Lover
Don Henley – The Cost of Living (feat. Merle Haggard)
Elle King – America’s Sweetheart
Enter Shikari – The Last Garrison
Frank Turner– Glorious You
Hit the Lights – Fucked Up Kids
Houndmouth – Sedona
Gang of Youths – Magnolia
Go! Team, The – Reasons Left to Destroy
Imagine Dragons – Shots
Jack Garratt – Weathered
Laura Stevenson – Jellyfish
Libertines, The – Gunga Din
Life of Dillon – Bluebirds
Lord Huron – Until the Night Turns
Mac McCaughan – Our Way Free
Maine, The – Miles Away
Matt Nathanson – Bill Murray
Mikky Ekko – Smile
Mountain Goats, The – Heel Turn 2
Of Monsters and Men – Crystals
Pops Staples – Friendship
Protoje – The Flame (feat. Kabaka Pyramid)
Raury – Devil’s Whisper
Rocky Votolato – White-Knuckles
Ryan Adams – In the Dark
Sam Outlaw – Who Do You Think You Are?
Sharon Van Etten – Pay My Debts
Strung Out – Spanish Days
Sufjan Stevens – No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
Tallest Man on Earth – Sagres
Tal National – Zoy Zoy
Tenement – I’m Your Super Glue
Wale – The White Shoes
Weepies, The – Early Morning Riser
Will Dailey – Castle of Pretending
Wiz Khalifa – See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth)
Zedd – Transmission (feat. Logic, X Ambassadors)

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