Episode 85 – Top 22 Albums of 2015

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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
“Cain”
Buy via BandCamp


19Wilco – Star Wars
“Magnetized”
Buy via Kung Fu


18Make Light – Demo
“Rodeo”
Buy via BandCamp


17

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
“Home”
Buy via Static Motor Records


11Howlo – Howlo
“Shadowlike”
Buy via City of Quality Records


10

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


9

Muler – Unlikely Soldiers
“Toothache”
Buy via City of Quality Records


8

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


7

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


6

Fort Romeau – Insides
“New Wave”
Buy via Ghostly


5

Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
“Crosswords”
Buy via Domino USA


4

Big Nice – EP1
“Ta Dum”
Buy via BandCamp


3

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


2

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


1

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

D. Hixon

http://www.derek-digital.com

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