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2015: Your top 5

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    Registered Users Posts: 277 ✭✭ iomega


    The obligatory best of for 2015

    Your top 5 Albums

    Your top 5 songs/singles

    Your top 5 gigs


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  • Your top 5 Albums
    1 - Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
    2 - Father John Misty - I Love you Honeybear
    3 - Grimes - Art Angels
    4 - Deafheaven - New Bermuda
    5 - Tame Impala - Currents


    Your top 5 songs

    1 - Grimes - Flesh Without Blood
    2 - Father John Misty - Nothing Good Ever happens at the Thirsty Crow
    3 - Sufjan Stevens — No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
    4 - Tame Impala — Let It Happen
    5 - Jamie XX - Loud Places

    Your top 5 gigs

    1 - Father John Misty - Whelans
    2 - Godspeed You Black Emperor - Vicar Street
    3 - Mogwai - Cork Opera House
    4 - Wild Beasts - Cork Opera House




  • The obligatory best of for 2015

    Your top 5 Albums

    Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
    Arca - Mutant
    Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
    Miguel - Wildheart
    Floating Points - Elaenia


    Your top 2 songs/singles

    Bjork - Stonemilker.
    Drake - Hotline Bling.




  • 5 albums:

    The Maccabees - Marks to Prove It.
    Four Tet - Morning/Evening
    Marika Hackman - We Slept at Last
    Mac Demarco - Another One
    Jamie xx - In Colour

    5 Singles:

    Tame Impala - Let It Happen
    Ezra Furman - Body was made
    Django Django - First Light
    Roisin Murphy - Evil Eyes
    Deerhunter - Snakeskin




  • Top 5 Albums:

    Everything Everything - Get To Heaven
    Little Comets - Hope Is Just A State of Mind
    EL VY - Return to the Moon
    The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It
    Darlia - Petals

    Top 5 Songs:

    Everything Everything - Fortune 500
    Darlia - Queen of Hearts
    Miike Snow - Genghis Khan
    Little Comets - The Blur, The Line and the Thickest of Onions
    Sufjan Stevens - Should Have Known Better




  • Top 5 Albums
    1. Carrie and Lowell - Sujan Stevens
    2. In Colour - Jamie XX
    3. Art Angels - Grimes
    4. Divers - Joanna Newsom
    5. Ones and Sixes - Low

    Top 5 songs/singles
    1. Loud Places - Jamie XX
    2. Play For Today - Belle and Sebastian
    3. Evening Side - Four Tet
    4. Blood I Bled - The Staves
    5. King Kunta - Kendrick Lamar

    Top 5 gigs
    1. Sufjan Stevens - The Helix
    2. Keaton Henson - NCH
    3. King Creosote - Róisín Dubh
    4. Echo and the Bunnymen - Olympia
    5. Lambchop - NCH


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  • Top 5 albums:
    1. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
    2. Julia Holter - Have You in My Wilderness
    3. Grimes - Art Angels
    4. Torres - Sprinter
    5. Pinkshinyultrablast - Everything Else Matters

    Top 5 songs:
    1. Grimes - REALiTi (demo)
    2. Courtney Barnett - Depreston
    3. Colleen Green - TV
    4. Pinkshinyultrablast - Umi
    5. CHVRCHES - Clearest Blue




  • Albums:
    1 Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People - Infectious, uplifting songs about depression. This guy/girl is a star.
    2 Tame Impala - Currents - Sonically, the best sounding album of the year. Not a lot of guitars, "No worries mate".
    3 Jacco Gardner - Hypnaphobia - 60's style Barrett-esque Soft psych/ baroque pop with subtle krautrock touches.
    4 Courtney Barrnett - sometimes I sit & think.... - It's all about the rambling lyrics and that voice.
    5 Beach House - Depression Cherry - Not their best (that's bloom) but lush & dreamy & I love her singing.

    Singles/Songs
    1 Tame Impala - Let it Happen
    2 Ezra Furman - Restless Year
    3 Tamaryn - Hands all over me
    4 Ezra Furman - Wobbly
    5 Jeffrey Lewis - Support Tours

    Gigs
    1 Ezra Furman in the Academy
    2 Jacco Gardner in the Workman's Club
    3 Beach House in Vicar St.




  • Some of these won't be very alternative/indie but anyway:

    Your top 5 Albums
    Grimes - Art Angels
    Florence + the Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
    Björk - Vulnicura
    Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus and her Dead Petz
    Disclosure - Caracal

    Your top 5 songs
    Savages - "The Answer"
    Beck - "Dreams"
    Lana Del Rey - "Terrence Loves You"
    FKA Twigs - "Figure 8"
    CHVRCHES - "High Enough To Carry You Over"

    Your top 5 gigs
    Beck - Kilmainham Gaol
    Fleetwood Mac - 3 Arena
    U2 - 3 Arena
    Grace Jones - Electric Picnic
    Sinéad O'Connor - Vicar Street
    __________________




  • Not a great year in music IMO (awaits the slagging)

    The best albums were:

    Viet Cong - Viet Cong
    Eternal Summers - Gold and Stone
    Jamie xx - In Colour
    Beach House - Depression Cherry


    Best gig:

    Alvvays - EP
    Chvrches - EP
    Noel Gallagher - Marquee




  • Your top 5 Albums
    Grimes - Art Angels
    Jamie XX - In colour
    Courtney Barnett- Sometimes i sit and think...
    Empress of - Me
    Tame Impala - currents

    Your top 5 songs
    Grimes - Realiti (demo)
    Tame Impala - the less I know the better.
    Bicep - Just
    Otherkin - Feel it
    Kendrick Lamarsh - These walls

    Your top 5 gigs
    Alt J in the 3 Arena
    Kasabian in the 3 Arena
    Slaves in the academy
    Run the jewels at Forbidden fruit
    Caribou at longitude
    __________________


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  • Top albums

    1-beach slang - the things we do to find people who feel like us.
    2-The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die-Harmlessness
    3-Mike Krol -Turkey.
    4-Ought -Sun Coming down
    5-Colleen Greene- I Want to Grow Up

    Top Songs

    1-Otherkin Ay Ay- From the excellent 201 EP.A full album must surely be on the cards in 2016.
    2-Built To Spill - Living Zoo
    3-The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die-January 10th 2014.-'Diana,the hunter of bus drivers'
    4-Protomatyr-Why does it Shake? Presumably this what the owners of the workmans will be asking when Protomatyr take to the stage on 31st March.
    5-Modest Mouse -The Best Room. Still a damm good album even if not their magnum opus.

    Top Gigs

    1-R.S.A.G @ EP,Salty Dog with special guests will live long in the memory.
    2-A Place to bury strangers @workmans.
    3-Otherkin AY AY single release @ grand social.
    4-Editors @ Olympia
    5-Flying Lotus AV Show @Vicar St...for the AV.




  • Your top 5 songs:

    1 - El Vy - I'm The Man To Be
    2 - Foals - What Went Down
    3 - Drenge - We Can Do What We Want
    4 - Tame Impala - Let It Happen
    5 - Florence & the Machine - What Kind of Man

    Album of the Year:

    El Vy - Return to the Moon

    Gig of the Year:

    Catfish & the Bottleman - The Academy




  • Albums:

    Jamie xx: "In Colour"
    Grimes: "Art Angels"
    Sufjan Stevens: "Carrie & Lowell"
    EL VY: "Return to the Moon"
    Father John Misty: "I Love You, Honeybear"

    Songs:

    Jamie xx: "Loud Places"
    Tame Impala: "Eventually"
    Alabama Shakes: "Sound & Colour"
    Grimes: "Kill V Maim"
    Sufjan Stevens: "Should Have Known Better"

    Gigs:

    I didn't go to too many this year, so my highlights were mainly Electric Picnic sets. Girl Band, War on Drugs, My Morning Jacket and Blur mainly.




  • Albums: (I listed my top 10)
    1| Harmlessness | The World is a Beautiful Place & I'm not afraid to die
    2| Time to go Home | Chastity Belt
    3| My Love is Cool | Wolf Alice
    4| All of Something | Sports
    5| Sprained Ankle | Julien Baker
    6| What Went Down | Foals
    7| Thank Your Lucky Stars | Beach House
    8| Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit | Courtney Barnett
    9| Honeymoon | Lana Del Rey
    10| To Pimp a Butterfly | Kendrick Lamar

    S/O to albums from Beach House (First album of the year 'Depression Cherry'), The Libertines, Wavves, Chvrches, The Weeknd, Jamie XX, Bully and Mac Demarco who narrowly missed out.

    Songs:
    The Wonderwhy | Wolf Alice
    Dead Fox | Courtney Barnett
    We Can't Live Here Forever | The World is a Beautiful Place and I'm no Longer Afraid to Die
    Loud Places | Jamie XX/Romy
    Terrence Loves You | Lana Del Rey

    Gigs:
    The Strokes, Beck, Future Islands | BST Festival, Hyde Park, London
    Fleetwood Mac | 3Arena
    The Libertines | 3Arena
    Wolf Alice | Longitude, Marlay Park
    Best Coast | The Academy




  • Albums:
    Currents - Tame Impala
    Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens
    Simple Songs - Jim O'Rourke
    To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
    New Bermuda - Deafheaven

    Songs:
    Let It Happen - Tame Impala
    Yes, I'm Changing - Tame Impala
    Should Have Known Better - Sufjan Stevens
    The Blacker The Berry - Kendrick Lamar
    Welcome To New York - Ryan Adams

    Gigs:
    Ryan Adams - Olympia
    Ennio Morricone - 3 Arena
    Gary Numan - Olympia
    J Mascis - Whelans




  • Albums
    1) Everything Everything - Get To Heaven
    2) Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space
    3) Foals - What Went Down
    4) Mew - +-
    5) Jamie XX - In Colour

    Tracks
    1) Everything Everything - Spring/Summer/Winter Dread
    2) Warpaint - I'll Start Believing
    3) Foals - Mountain at My Gates
    4) Jamie XX - I Know There's Gonna Be Good Times
    5) Public Service Broadcasting - Go!
    Honourable Mention to Major Lazer/Mo - Lean On...it might not be the most indie thing ever but catchiest tune of the year by a long shot.




  • @ suas11

    Re: Gary Numan @ The Olympia?

    Numan played one Irish gig in 2015, at the Cork Opera House.




  • Albums

    Mercury Rev - The Light In You
    Gaz Coombes - Matador




  • Florence and the machine-How big, how blue, how beautiful
    Wolf Alice-My love is cool
    Bjork-vulnicura
    Nostalghia-Chrysalsis
    Lana del rey-honeymoon

    Songs
    FATM-Queen of peace
    Fatm-Delilah
    Fatm-what kind of man
    Lana del rey-Art deco
    Bjork-atom dance




  • I don't see BØRNS - Dopamine on anyones list. I can't stop listening to this, my favourite album of 2015


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