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Top Ten Albums of 2015

This year, instead of compiling a list of our fav albums at the end of 2014, we decided to wait until the end of the official school year and share what we acclaim to be the BEST albums of the year.

ARI ABRAMS, MUSIC DIRECTOR, The Essential Makeout Mix

1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly 

This sums it up

 

 

 

2. Romare - Projections

A lot of layered, cut-and-paste jazzy/bluesy/Afro-centric samples. Very warm, very chill. 

 

 

3. Björk - Vulnicura

Björk don't need no man. Her 9th release is so beautiful and intimate and engrossing. She's the soft, caressing dynamo. 

 

 

4. Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon 

This album is a masterpiece and it makes me feel tingly. 

 

 

 

 

5. Viet Cong – Viet Cong

Militant and synergistic rock. I went to this show with Zach and Radha and the singer, in his drunken stupor, began strumming his guitar with a banana. 

 

 

 

 

6. Levon Vincent – Levon Vincent

Recommended to me by none other than Mr. Henry Begler. Thank you 

 

 

 

7. Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too

They scare me, I dig it. 

 




8. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

Just such a solid piece of work from Lennox. V catchy in its idiosyncrasies.

 

 

 

9. BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul

Quite possibly my favorite meeting of the minds in this Spring 2015 semester. 

 

 

 

 

10. Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes

Jeff Bridges is fulfilling his life's true purpose by whispering sweet nothings into our ears.

 

 

10. Fort Romeau - Insides

(I really couldn't cut one out so there's another 10) I think I've listened to Insides maybe 34 times
 

 

 


ASHLEY HAWKINS, ASSISTANT MUSIC DIRECTOR 

1. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

2. Death Grips – The Powers That B

3. Metz - II

4. Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon

5. of Montreal – Aureate Gloom


SAM HILL, PUNK DIRECTOR

1. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

2. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

3. Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t go Outside

4. Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon

5. Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife

6. Kamasi Washington – The Epic

7. Tigran Hamasyan

8. Built to Spill – Untethered Moon

9. Ex-Cult – Cigarette Machine EP

10. Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

*somewhat in order but don't really like to rank stuff. its all good shit, numbers are arbitrary 


CAROLINE WILLIS, KXSC STREET TEAM, Big Mama's House on KXSC

1. JLin - Dark Energy

2. Death Grips - The Powers That B

3. Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP

4. Future - 56 Nights &  Beast Mode (tie)

5. Romare - Projections

6. Young Thug - Barter 6 N88

7. BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - SOUR SOUL

8. Viet Cong - Viet Cong

9. Lower Dens - Escape From Evil

10. Father - Who's Gonna Get F***** First?


KEN JARVIS, TICKETS DIRECTOR, The Hardest Soft

1. Björk - Vulnicura

2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

3. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

4. Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

5. Jlin - Dark Energy

6. Sleater Kinney - No Cities To Love

7. Kamasi Washington - The Epic

8. Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside

9. Viet Cong - Viet Cong