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Under the Radar’s Best Albums of 2015 - Individual Writer Lists Part 1

Personal Top Albums of 2015 Lists From Each of Our Writers

Jan 29, 2016 Web Exclusive By Mark Redfern Bookmark and Share


To calculate our Top 100 Albums of 2015 list, which we posted back in December, we asked each of our writers to submit a personal list of their favorite albums of 2015. Writers were encouraged to submit a Top 45, although both shorter and longer lists were accepted. We've now decided to collect all our writers' individual best albums of 2015 lists below. Perhaps you tend to gravitate towards the tastes of one of our writers and you're curious to see how their list lines up with yours. And, of course, if you want to see how the full vote turned out then head over to our Top 100 Albums of 2015 list. The titles on the most writer lists, in the highest positions on those lists, made our Top 100.

The post starts with the lists of our two publishers (one of them being me, the other being my wife Wendy) and then continues with all our writers listed in alphabetical order by their last name. If you're trying to be a detective about how our main Top 100 was derived from this list, it's worth pointing out that included here are also lists from a few writers who joined the Under the Radar team after our Top 100 Albums of 2015 list was calculated. We couldn't fit everyone's list in one post, so make sure to also click through to part 2 for more writers.

Mark Redfern (Publisher/Senior Editor): 

1. Wolf Alice: My Love Is Cool
2. Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear
3. Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness
4. Deerhunter: Fading Frontier 
5. CHVRCHES: Every Open Eye
6. Neon Indian: VEGA INTL. Night School 
7. Tamaryn: Cranekiss
8. Tame Impala: Currents
9. Amason: Sky City
10. East India Youth: Culture of Volume 
11. My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall
12. The Dears: Times Infinity Volume One 
13. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love
14. New Order: Music Complete 
15. EL VY: Return to the Moon 
16. Gwenno: Y Dydd Olaf
17. Dutch Uncles: O Shudder 
18. TORRES: Sprinter
19. Ducktails: St. Catherine 
20. Here We Go Magic: Be Small 
21. Nicolas Godin: Contrepoint
22. Martin Courtney: Many Moons
23. Mew: +-
24. Foals: What Went Down
25. Beach House: Depression Cherry
26. Low: Ones and Sixes
27. Django Django: Born Under Saturn
28. Jacco Gardner: Hypnophobia
29. Jaakko Eino Kalevi: Jaakko Eino Kalevi 
30. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
31. Natalie Prass: Natalie Prass
32. Will Butler: Policy
33. Telekinesis: Ad Infinitum
34. Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars
35. Cheatahs: Mythologies
36. LA Priest: Inji
37. Belle and Sebastian: Girls in Peacetime Like to Dance
38. FFS: FFS
39. Mark Ronson: Uptown Special
40. SEXWITCH: SEXWITCH
41. The Black Ryder: The Door Behind the Door
42. Florence and the Machine: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
43. Everything Everything: Get to Heaven
44. Younghusband: Dissolver
45. San Fermin: Jackrabbit
46. Baio: The Names
47. John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
48. Richard Hawley: Hollow Meadows
49. Matthew E. White: Fresh Blood
50. Outfit: Slowness
51. Boxed In: Boxed In
52. Summer Camp: Bad Love
53. Blur: The Magic Whip
54. Petitie Noir: La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful
55. J Fernandez: Many Level of Laughter
56. Hot Chip: Why Make Sense?
57. Beirut: No No No
58. Blanck Mass: Dumb Flesh
59. Destroyer: Poison Season
60. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell
61. Kid Wave: Wonderlust
62. Talk in Tongues: Alone With a Friend
63. U.S. Girls: Half Free
64. Mac DeMarco: Another One
65. Dan Deacon: Gliss Riffer
66. Chelsea Wolfe: Abyss
67. Seoul: I Became a Shade
68. Patrick Watson: Love Songs for Robots
69. Fraser A. Gorman: Slow Gum
70. Girls Names: Arms Around a Vision
71. Small Black: Best Blues
72. Salad Boys: Metalmania
73. Briana Marela: All Around Us
74. Kurt Vile: b'lieve i'm goin down...
75. Ryley Walker: Primrose Green

Wendy Lynch Redfern (Publisher/Creative Director):

1. Wolf Alice: My Love Is Cool 
2. Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness 
3. Amason: Sky City
4. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love 
5. CHVRCHES: Every Open Eye 
6. Low: Ones and Sixes 
7. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell 
8. Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear
9. Deerhunter: Fading Frontier 
10. EL VY: Return to the Moon 
11. Beach House: Depression Cherry 
12. LA Priest: Inji 
13. The Dears: Times Infinity Volume One 
14. Mew: +- 
15. Jaakko Eino Kalevi: Jaakko Eino Kalevi
16. John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
17. Natalie Prass: Natalie Prass
18. Telekinesis: Ad Infinitum 
19. Talk in Tongues: Alone With a Friend 
20. SOAK: Before We Forgot How to Dream 
21. Django Django: Born Under Saturn 
22. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
23. Tame Impala: Currents 
24. Gwenno: Y Dydd Olaf
25. The Black Ryder: The Door Behind the Door
26. Nicolas Godin: Contrepoint 
27. Matthew E. White: Fresh Blood 
28. Jacco Gardner: Hypnophobia 
29. Neon Indian: VEGA INTL. Night School
30. Kurt Vile: b'lieve i'm goin down... 
31. Ducktails: St. Catherine
32. Dutch Uncles: O Shudder 
33. Boxed In: Boxed In 
34. Younghusband: Dissolver 
35. Petite Noir: La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful 
36. Tamaryn: Cranekiss 
37. Small Black: Best Blues 
38. Beirut: No No No 
39. Florence and the Machine: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 
40. Will Butler: Policy 
41. Youth Lagoon: Savage Hills Ballroom 
42. San Fermin: Jackrabbit 
43. Grimes: Art Angels
44. My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall
45. Mark Ronson: Uptown Special
46. Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars 
47. Foals: What Went Down 
48. Here We Go Magic: Be Small 
49. Purity Ring: Another Eternity 
50. FFS: FFS 
51. Outfit: Slowness 
52. Girls Names: Arms Around a Vision
53. Editors: In Dream
54. Everything Everything: Get to Heaven 

Matthew Berlyant:

1. Royal Headache: High
2. No Joy: More Faithful
3. Title Fight: Hyperview
4. Best Coast: California Nights
5. Tamaryn: Cranekiss
6. The Chills: Silver Bullets
7. Ryan Adams: 1989
8. Swervedriver: I Wasn't Born to Lose You
9. Secret Lover: Secret Lover
10. Robert Forster: Songs to Play
11. Cassie Ramone: Christmas in Reno
12. Brian Wilson: No Pier Pressure
13. Ceremony: The L:Shaped Man
14. The Pointed Sticks: The Pointed Sticks
15. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
16. Penetration: Resolution
17. Wilco: Star Wars
18. Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There
19. Belle and Sebastian: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
20. The Monochrome Set: Spaces Everywhere

Paul Bullock:

1. Lord Huron: Strange Trails
2. Advance Base: Nephew in the Wild
3. Passion Pit: Kindred
4. Lower Dens: Escape from Evil
5. Grimes: Art Angels
6. Colleen Green: I Want to Grow Up
7. Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear
8. Ryan Adams: 1989
9. Dilly Dally: Sore
10. Nik Freitas: New to Here 
11. FIDLAR: Too
12. Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
13. Rustie: Evenifudontbelieve
14. Nicolas Godin: Contrepoint
15. Wavves & Cloud Nothings: No Life for Me
16. Calexico: Edge of the Sun
17. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell
18. Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love
19. Diagrams: Chromatics
20. Gwenno: Y Dydd Olaf
21. The Mountain Goats: Beat the Champ
22. Beirut: No No No
23. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
24. Mike Krol: Turkey
25. Alex G: Beach Music
26. Waxahatchee: Ivy Tripp
27. Neon Indian: VEGA INTL. Night School
28. Wilco: Star Wars
29. Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness
30. Björk: Vulnicura
31. John Carpenter: Lost Themes
32. Jamie xx: In Colour
33. Vetiver: Complete Strangers
34. The Cairo Gang: Goes Missing
35. Bully: Feels Like
36. Joan Shelley: Over and Even
37. The Chemical Brothers: Born in the Echoes
38. Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Style
39. La Luz: Weirdo Shrine
40. Youth Lagoon: Savage Hills Ballroom
41. Florence and the Machine: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
42. Dan Deacon: Gliss Riffer
43. HeCTA: The Diet
44. Beach Slang: The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us
45. Telekinesis: Ad Infinitum
46. Chelsea Wolf: Abyss
47. Wolf Alice: My Love is Cool
48. Madeon: Adventure
49. Tamaryn: Cranekiss
50. Albert Hammond Jr.: Momentary Masters
51. Belle and Sebastian: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
52. Martin Courtney: Many Moons
53. John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
54. Deerhunter: Fading Frontier
55. Oneohtrix Point Never: Garden of Delete
56. Tame Impala: Currents
57. Chastity Belt: Time to Go Home
58. Cheatahs: Mythologies
59. Nicole Dollanganger: Natural Born Losers
60. Stealing Sheep: Not Real

John Everhart:

1. Fred Thomas: All Are Saved
2. Simon Joyner: Grass, Branch, & Bone
3. Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Style
4. Mew: +-
5. Beach House:  Depression Cherry
6. Deerhunter: Fading Frontier
7. Kurt Vile: b'lieve i'm goin down...
8. Low: Ones and Sixes
9. Belle and Sebastian: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
10. Tame Impala: Currents
11. Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness
12. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell
13. John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
14. Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love
15. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love
16. Protomartyr: The Agent Intellect
17. Royal Headache: High
18. Beach Slang: The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us
19. No Joy: More Faithful
20. Wolf Eyes: I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces
21. Richard Thompson: Still
22. Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear
23. Here We Go Magic: Be Small
24. Steve Gunn: Seasonal Hire
25. Pete Nolan: Easy
26. Wolf Alice: My Love Is Cool
27. Tamaryn: Cranekiss
28. TORRES: Sprinter
29. Telekinesis: Ad Infinitum
30. Built to Spill: Untethered Moon
31. The Chills: Silver Bullets
32. Desaparecidos: Payola
33. Destroyer: Poison Season
34. Mercury Rev: The Light In You
35. Wire: Wire
36. Swervedriver: I Wasn't Born to Lose You
37. Sleaford Mods: Key Markets
38. Joanna Newsom: Divers
39. Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars
40. Robert Forster: Songs to Play
41. Chelsea Wolfe: Abyss
42. Viet Cong: Viet Cong
43. The Decemberists: What a Wonderful World, What a Terrible World
44. Wavves: V
45. Idlewild: Everything Ever Written

Ryan Hamm:

1. Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly
2. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell
3. Kamasi Washington: The Epic
4. Björk: Vulnicura
5. Joanna Newsom: Divers
6. Titus Andronicus: The Most Lamentable Tragedy
7. Vince Staples: Summertime 06
8. Majical Cloudz: Are You Alone?
9. Carly Rae Jepsen: E-MO-TION
10. Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness
11. Deafheaven New Bermuda
12. Young Thug: Barter 6
13. Nils Frahm: Solo
14. Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear
15. Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
16. Tame Impala: Currents
17. Jamie xx: In Colour
18. Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Style
19. CHVRCHES: Every Open Eye
20. Earl Sweatshirt: I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside
21. Tobias Jesso, Jr.: Goon
22. Natalie Prass: Natalie Prass
23. Martin Courtney: Many Moons
24. Wolf Alice: My Love Is Cool
25. Beach House: Depression Cherry
26. Mac DeMarco: Another One
27. Grimes: Art Angel
28. Deerhunter: Fading Frontier
29. Protomartyr: The Agent Intellect
30. Max Richter: From Sleep
31. Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars
32. Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment: Surf
33. Oneohtrix Point Never: Garden of Delete
34. Youth Lagoon: Savage Hills Ballroom
35. Ducktails: St. Catherine
36. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Think
37. Craig Finn: Faith in the Future
38. Empress Of: Me
39. Pile: You're Better than This
40. Neon Indian: VEGA INTL. Night School
41. Kurt Vile: b'lieve i'm going down...
42. Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love
43: TORRES: Sprinter
44. The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die: Harmlessness
45. HEEMS: Eat Pray Thug 

Marty Hill:

1. Trust Fund: Seems Unfair
2. Waxahatchee: Ivy Trip
3. Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly
4. Ought: Sun Coming Down
5. Mgongwana Star: From Kinshasa
6. Marching Church: The World is Not Enough
7. Young Fathers: White Men Are Black Men Too
8. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell
9. Speedy Ortiz: Foil Deer
10. Pinact: Stand Still and Rot
11. Stealing Sheep: Not Real
12. Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love
13. Pond: Man It Feels Like Space Again
14. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
15. The Spook School: Try To Be Hopeful
16. Grimm Grimm: Hazy Eyes Maybe
17. Joanna Gruesome: Peanut Butter
18. Two White Cranes: Radisson Blue
19. Jenny Hval: Apocalypse, girl
20. Föllakzoid: III

Mike Hilleary:

1. CHVRCHES: Every Open Eye 
2. Passion PitKindred
3. Tobias Jesso Jr.Goon
4. Death Cab for CutieKintsugi
5. Florence and the MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
6. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
7. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
8. EL VYReturn to the Moon
9. Martin CourtneyMany Moons
10. Wolf AliceMy Love Is Cool
11. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
12. Tame ImpalaCurrents
13. Mikal CroninMCIII
14. My Morning JacketThe Waterfall
15. Lord HuronStrange Trails
16. Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness
17. TelekinesisAd Infinitum
18. Laura MarlingShort Movie
19. JR JRJR JR
20. Glen HansardDidn't He Ramble

Zach Hollwedel

1. Beirut: No No No
2. The Lighthouse and the Whaler: Mont Royal
3. Ezra Furman: Perpetual Motion People
4. Wolf Alice: My Love is Cool
5. Briana Marela: All Around Us
6. Of Monsters and Men: Beneath the Skin
7. The Tallest Man on Earth: Dark Bird is Home
8. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell
9. Chris Walla: Tape Loops
10. CHVRCHES: Every Open Eye
11. Younghusband: Dissolver
12. Gwenno: Y Dydd Olaf
13. Florence and the Machine: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
14. Sharon Van Etten: I Don't Want to Let You Down EP
15. Beach House: Depression Cherry
16. Patrick Watson: Love Songs for Robots
17. The Mountain Goats: Beat the Champ
18. Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars
19. Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color
20. San Fermin: Jackrabbit
21. SOAK: Before We Forgot How to Dream
22. Algiers: Algiers
23. Natalie Prass: Natalie Prass
24. Deerhunter: Fading Frontier
25. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
26. Laura Marling: Short Movie 
27. EL VY: Return to the Moon
28. New Order: Music Complete
29. Joanna Newsom: Divers
30. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell: So Familiar
31. Georg Holm, Orri Páll Dýrason, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, and Kjartan Holm: Circe
32. Amason: Sky City
33. Jaakko Eino Kalevi: Jaakko Eino Kalevi
34. The Decemberists: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
35. Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear
36. Modest Mouse: Strangers to Ourselves
37. Ellie Goulding: Delirium
38. Julia Holter: Have You In My Wilderness
39. Mumford & Sons: Wilder Mind
40. Natalie Merchant: Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings
41. Lana Del Rey: Honeymoon
42. Tamaryn: Cranekiss
43. Wreckless Eric: America
44. Low: Ones and Sixes
45. Matthew E. White: Fresh Blood

Stephen Humphries:

1. Steven Wilson: Hand.Cannot.Erase.
2. Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness 
3. Joanna Newsom: Divers
4. My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall
5. Foals: What Went Down
6. Laura Marling: Short Movie
7. Lana Del Rey: Honeymoon
8. Deerhunter: Fading Frontier
9. The Weather Station: Loyalty
10. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
11. The Amazing: Picture You
12. Calexico: Edge of the Sun
13. Low: Ones and Sixes
14. The Acorn: Vieux Loop
15. SEXWITCH: SEXWITCH
16. Sweet Billy Pilgrim: Motorcade Amnesiacs
17. Anna von Hauswolff: The Miraculous
18. Public Service Broadcasting: Race for Space
19. Blur: The Magic Whip
20. Ryan Adams: 1989 
21. Wolf Alice: My Love Is Cool
22. The Maccabees: Marks to Prove It
23. Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color 
24. New Order: Music Complete
25. Speedy Ortiz: Foil Deer
26. Braids: Deep in the Iris
27. Death Cab For Cutie: Kintsugi
28. Elbow: Lost Worker Bee EP
29. Björk: Vulnicura
30. Trembling Bells: Sovereign Self
31. East India Youth: Culture of Volume
32. Mew: + -
33. Field Music: Music for Drifters
34. Nils Frahm: Music for the Motion Picture Victoria
35. Beach House: Depression Cherry
35. Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars
36. Kurt Vile: b'lieve i'm goin down...
37. Tame Impala: Currents
38. Destroyer: Poison Season
39. EL VY: Return to the Moon
40. FFS: FFS
41. John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Preasure
42. Petite Noir: La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful
43. Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love
44. Nicholas Godin: Contrepoint
45. Natalie Prass: Natalie Prass

Dan Lucas:

1. Viet Cong: Viet Cong

2. The Membranes: Dark Matter/Dark Energy

3. Wilco: Star Wars

4. Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear

5. Mercury Rev: The Light In You

6. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

7. Eels: Royal Albert Hall

8. EL VY: Return to the Moon

9. John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

10. East India Youth: Culture of Volume

11. Neil Young: The Monsanto Years 

12. The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Musique de Film Imaginé

13. Dutch Uncles: O Shudder

14. Mac DeMarco: Another One

15. PINS: Wild Nights

16. Blur: The Magic Whip

17. Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love

18. Django Django: Born Under Saturn

19. Squarepusher: Damogen Furies

20. Hot Chip: Why Make Sense?

21. Young Fathers: White Men Are Black Too

22. Mew: +-

23. Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness

24. Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars

25. Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly

26. New Order: Music Complete

27. Low: Ones and Sixes

28. Reichenbach Falls: The Traitor Shore

29. The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing: Not Your Typical Victorian

30. Battles: La Di Da Di

31. Ultimate Painting: Green Lanes

32. False Advertising: False Advertising

33. Screaming Females: Rose Mountain

34. Wire: Wire

35. Bryce Dessner: Music for Wood and Strings

36. FFS: FFS

37. Brandon Flowers: The Desired Effect

38. Carly Rae Jepsen: E-MO-TION

39. Deerhunter: Fading Frontier

40. Keith Richards: Trouble

Kenny S. McGuane:

1. New Order: Music Complete
2. Real Lies: Real Life
3. CFCF: The Colours of Life
4. Belle and Sebastian: Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance
5. Disclosure: Caracal 
6. Tame Impala: Currents
7. Abelard: Brat Pack B-Side Collection
8. The Road Chief: All My Love
9. Molly Nilsson: Zenith
10. Chad Valley: Entirely New Blue
11. Abelard: Meta Valley EP
12. Frankie Knuckles: House Masters
13. Tamaryn: Cranekiss
14. Sven Atterton: The Cove
15. Paradise 100: Northern Seoul EP
16. Brian Ellis: In The Dark
17. Yumi Zouma: EP Collection
18. Vök: Circles EP
19. Pure Bathing Culture: Pray For Rain
20. All We Are: All We Are
21. Julio Bashmore: Knockin' Boots 
22. Shamir: Ratchet
23. Neon Indian: VEGA INTL. Night School
24. Beach House: Depression Cherry
25. Mark Ronson: Uptown Special
26. Destroyer: Poison Season
27. Kurt Vile: b'lieve I'm goin' down...
28. Hot Chip: Why Make Sense?
29. Gardens & Villa: Music For Dogs
30. Jamie xx: In Colour
31. Wolf Alice: My Love Is Cool
32. Escort: Animal Nature
33. !!!: As If
34. Ratatat: Magnifique
35. Amason: Sky City
36. Brandon Flowers: The Desired Effect
37. The Dears: Times Infinity Volume One
38. Christine & The Queens: Christine & The Queens
39. LA Priest: Inji
40. My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall

Ed McMenamin:

1. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
2. Downtown Boys: Full Communism
3. Jenny Hval: Apocalypse, girl
4. Guantanamo Baywatch: Darling... It's Too late
5. Protomartyr: The Agent Intellect
6. Deerhunter: Fading Frontier
7. Royal Headache: High
8. Lala Lala: Have a Good Day
9. U.S. Girls: Half Free
10. Bully: Feels Like
11. Tame Impala: Currents
12. Viet Cong: Viet Cong
13. Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Style
14. Thee Oh Sees: Mutilator Defeated At Last
15. Vince Staples: Summertime '06
16. Uh Bones: Honey Coma
17. Clearance: Rapid Rewards
18. The Mantles: All Odds End
19. Shamir: Ratchet
20. King Khan and BBQ Show: Bad News Boys
21. Meatwave: Brother
22. Mac DeMarco: Another one
23. Leon Bridges: Coming Home
24. Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment: Surf
25. Bill Ryder-JonesWest Kirby County Primary 

Joshua Miller:

1. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
2. Jason Isbell: Something More Than Free
3. Barrence Whitfield and the Savages: Under the Savage Sky
4. Gary Clark Jr.: The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
5. Midnight Reruns: Force of Nurture
6. Banditos: Banditos
7. Phil Cook: Southland Mission
8. The Wood Brothers: Paradise
9. The White Buffalo: Love and the Death of Damnation
10. Edie Brickell and Steve Martin: So Familiar
11. JD McPherson: Let the Good Times Roll
12. Jeff Lynne's ELO: Alone in the Universe
13. Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love
14. Bully: Feels Like
15. David Wax Museum: Guesthouse
16. Charlie Parr: Stumpjumper
17. Richard Thompson: Still
18. Tom Paxton: Redemption Road
19. The Sheepdogs: Future Nostalgia
20. Craig Finn: Faith in the Future
21. Blessed Feathers: There Will Be No Sad Tomorrow
22. The Tallest Man on Earth: Dark Bird is Home
23. Kitty, Daisy and Lewis: The Third
24. Eleventh Dream Day: Works for Tomorrow
25. Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear
26. Calexico: Edge of the Sun
27. Mekons and Robbie Fulks: Jura
28. Feufollet: Two Universes
29. Joe Pug: Windfall
30. William Elliott Whitmore: Radium Death
31. Rhiannon Giddens: Tomorrow is My Turn
32. Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color
33. EL VY: Return to the Moon
34. Lucero: All a Man Should Do
35. Punch Brothers: Phosphorescent Blues
36. My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall
37. Rhett Miller: The Traveler
38. Grace Potter: Midnight
39. Yonder Mountain String Band: Black Sheep
40. Ryan Adams: No Shadow
41. The Sonics: This is the Sonics
42. Kurt Vile: b'lieve i'm going down...
43. Justin Townes Earle: Absent Fathers
44. Samantha Crain: Under Branch & Thorn & Tree
45. Dawes: All Your Favorite Bands
46. London Souls: Here Come the Girls
47. Rayland Baxter: Imaginary Man
48. Blitzen Trapper: All Across the Land
49. Heartless Bastards: Restless Ones
50. The Yawpers: American Man 

Lily Moayeri:

1. AM & Shawn Lee: Outlines

2. Avid Dancer: 1st Bath

3. Boxed In: Boxed In

4. Branko: Atlas

5. The Charlatans: Modern Nature

6. The Chemical Brothers: Born In The Echoes

7. Disclosure: Caracal

8. Ducktails: St Catherine

9. Ed Rush & Optical: No Cure

10. Etienne de Crecy: Super Discount 3

11. George FitzGerald: Fading Love

12. Ghostpoet: Shedding Skin

13. Jamie xx: In Colour

14. José González: Vestiges and Claws

15. Major Lazer: Peace Is the Mission

16. Maribou State: Portraits

17. Mark Ronson: Uptown Special

18. Painted Palms: Horizons

19. Penguin Prison: Lost In New York

20. Rene LaVice: Play With Fire

21. Rudimental: We The Generation

22. Tame Impala: Currents

23. The Very Best: Makes a King

24. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love

25. Tropics: Rapture

 

Will Moss:

1. Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear
2. Gengahr: A Dream Outside
3. Jamie xx In Colour
4. The Staves: If I Was
5. Foals: What Went Down
6. Ducktails: St. Catherine
7. Mac DeMarco: Another One
8.Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
9. Dan Deacon: Gliss Riffer
10. Tame Impala: Currents
11. LA Priest: Inji
12. Kurt Vile: b'lieve I'm going down
13. Everything Everything: Get to Heaven
14. Clark: Clark
15. Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds: Collaborative Works
16. Rival Consoles: Howl
17. East India Youth: Culture of Volume
18. Low: Ones and Sixes
19. Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars
20. Django Django: Born Under Saturn
21. Wolf Alice: My Love Is Cool
22. Dralms: Shook
23. Hudson Mohawke: Lantern
24. Lianne La Havas: Blood
25. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love
26. EL VY: Return to the Moon
27. Laura Marling: Short Movie
28. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell
29. Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
30. Martin Courtney: Many Moons
31. Beach House: Depression Cherry
32. Mark Ronson: Uptown Special
33. John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
34. Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There
35. Death Cab For Cutie: Kintsugi
36. Shamir: Ratchet
37. Florence and the Machine: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
38. Dutch Uncles: O Shudder
39. Summer Camp: Bad Love
40. Lapalux: Lustmore
41. Dawn of Midi: Dysnomia
42. Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly
43. Shlohmo: Dark Red
44. Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color
45. Public Service Broadcasting: The Race for Space 

Kyle Mullin:

1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love 
2. EL VY: Return to the Moon
3. Neon Indian: Vega Intl. Night School
4. Gwenno: Y Dydd Olaf
5. Tame Impala: Currents
6. Wilco: Star Wars
7. Baio: The Names
8. Grimes: Art Angels
9. Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love
10. U.S. Girls: Half Free
11. Deerhunter: Fading Frontier
12. Younghusband: Dissolver
13. J Fernandez: Many Level of Laughter
14. CHVRCHES: Every Open Eye
15. Mark Ronson: Uptown Special
16. Laura Marling: Short Movie
17. Patrick Watson: Love Songs for Robots
18. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell
19. Wolf Alice: My Love Is Cool
20. Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear
21. Django Django: Born Under Saturn
22. Beach House: Depression Cherry
23. Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars
24. Dan Deacon: Gliss Riffer
25. Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There
26. Chris Walla: Tape Loops
27. Death Cab for Cutie: Kintsugi
28. Blur: The Magic Whip
29. Chelsea Wolfe: Abyss
30. Mac DeMarco: Another One
31. Florence and the Machine: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
32. of Montreal: Snare Lustrous Doomings
33. Low: Ones and Sixes
34. Speedy Ortiz: Foil Deer
35. Will Butler: Policy
36. My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall
37. New Order: Music Complete
38. Julia Holter: Have You In My Wilderness
39. Jamie xx: In Color
40. Foals: What Went Down
41. Kurt Vile: b'lieve i'm goin down...
42. Beirut: No No No 
43. Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
44. Empress Of: Me
45. Editors: In Dream

Check out more writers' lists in part 2.



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