Episode 85 – Top 22 Albums of 2015

Episode 85 – Top 21 Albums of 2015 (Artwork - D.Hixon)

My top 22 Album’s of 2015 Album Art mixed as one. (Artwork – D.Hixon)

2015 will go down as the most challenging & rewarding year of my life. Intense is the adjective I’d use to describe a year in which*almost* too much happened. It started with the birth of my Son Dylan – the best thing that’ll ever happen to me. Becoming a Parent is easy, becoming one worth his salt takes some earnest work & humbles you at every early turn.

I lent my Vision Vibes to some great people at WEMF Radio – a perfectly eclectic Family, shout out to Nash, Crespo, Ryan SpaldingFar From Normal, and Andrew Lowery. I also navigated the waters of changing a long time job and career while buying my first Home. It felt like a lot.

All said, future eyes will gleam on 2015 with a favored smile – I’m a lucky man, and through it all, I had some killer music to push me over both the highs & lows. These 22 albums are what stood most out to me in this intensely fantastic year of 2015. Huzzah.

22Steeper – Glitch Root
“Okay: Dark”
Buy via BandCamp

21CFCF – Radiance & Submission
“Blanketed in Snow a Place Returned”
Buy via Bleep

20Man Called War – Naked Animals
Buy via BandCamp

19Wilco – Star Wars
Buy via Kung Fu

18Make Light – Demo
Buy via BandCamp


Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter
“Last Year”
Buy via Slumberland Records

16 Michael O. – Really?
“World Without Meaning”
Buy via Fruits and Flowers

15 Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$
“Save The Children”
Buy via Pro Era

14Toro Y Moi – What For?
“The Flight”
Buy via Carpark

13The Mantles – All Odds End
“Police My Love”
Buy via Slumberland Records

12The Longwalls – Gold Standard
Buy via Static Motor Records

11Howlo – Howlo
Buy via City of Quality Records


Expert Alterations – Three Signs
“Three Signs”
Buy via BandCamp


Muler – Unlikely Soldiers
Buy via City of Quality Records


Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
“How Much a Dollar Cost”
Buy via Amazon


Mac DeMarco – Another One
“Just To Put Me Down?”
Buy via Captured Tracks


Fort Romeau – Insides
“New Wave”
Buy via Ghostly


Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
Buy via Domino USA


Big Nice – EP1
“Ta Dum”
Buy via BandCamp


Woolen Men – Temporary Monument
“Temporary Monument”
Buy via BandCamp


Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down…
“Lost My Head There”
Buy via Matador Records


Floating Points – Elaeina
“Silhouettes (I,II,III)”
Buy via LukaBop

D. Hixon


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