The year I did graduate college and the Patriots officially won the Super Bowl. As you get older years really start to morph into like a big 500+ day blob; that's how I feel with 2014-2015. Outside of what happened in sports that I can look up and verify, I get v hazey with things that happened each year...especially in the summer. 2015 is another year with some of my all time favos, sooo........
Again, the years are a loose guideline. Remember if there's a song omitted from the list, don't fret it could very well be in my top 30 (I think at this point it's officially 40) of the decade!
"Yes, I'm Changing", "The Less I Know The Better" Tame Impala
This part is so tough because I could easily include all of Currents for both this and top 30/40. Currents is hands down my favorite album of the decade and cannot thank zlab enough for introducing me to Tame. I know now there's this whole stereotype/cliche around them and their music but IDGAF, I think Kevin Parker is a genius. They are atop my most need to see list with PJ. I could go on and on but there's a lot more music that needs it's Moment.
"Sugar" Maroon 5
Don't get me wrong, I fuck with Maroon 5, but sometimes their music is hot garbage.
Sugar, on the other hand "slaps" and is a perfect pop-rock song.
"Howling At Nothing", "Need Not Ever Get Old", "SOB" Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
I saw them open for KOL in 2017. Unreal show, so lucky to see them. In 2015 Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats blew up with SOB, but the entire album is fantastic blues/rock/soul/love music. Cannot recommend enough. I wish I could rock hats like these gentlemen, but between my size 8 cabeza and gorgeous hair it's hard.
"The Ghost of Beverly Drive" Death Cab For Cutie
"I don't know why, I don't know why"
"Hotline Bling" Drake
I loved this song so much I got a fucking t-shirt of Drake doing the dance.
"Stay in My Corner" The Arcs
Dan Auerbach's side project had some serious keys influence but was different. Really great album. RIP Richard Swift.
Am I Wrong? (ft. ScHoolboy Q) Anderson .Paak
FTR I cannot dance, or "oooooooo" :/
The Universe Smiles Upon You (continuous loop) Khruangbin
Loophole city. On apple music I have the entire album. To save time I only linked one song, but if you play that on youtube it's from a playlist of the entire album. I discovered Khruangbin this year, wish it didn't take me so long. Although it was right when I needed them so in a way that was the universe's way of smiling upon ole dozie.
"Hello", "All I Ask" Adele
Just when the fire in her heart that was 21 finally seemed like it had gone out, Adele dropped 25 in late 2015 and told the music world she's still THE queen. Best selling physical album of the decade which shows a lot of her audience but idgaf who you are Adele is amazing. I bought the cd too
"Another One", "A Heart Like Hers" Mac Demarco
While there haven't been any official DOL blog references to Mac, he is littered on the list. Another artist I didn't truly find until this year (ironically I am not crazy about Here Comes the Cowboy)and boy oh boy did I make up for lost time. There may be no artist in music history that speaks to me more than McBriare Samuel Lanyon. Love the low fi. So much emotion. He's funny af. Muuuuuch more Mac to come.
"In My Eyes" Best Coast
Another west coast band too cool for me. Idk a lot of Best Coast but this song was in my daily rotation for a long ass time.
"Give Me a Try" The Wombats
When "Here Goes Dozo" finally drops sometime this year this will be the theme song.
"Cold Cold Cold", "Trouble" Cage The Elephant
Tell Me I'm Pretty is another album I totally blanked on on my IG post of best albums.
"Black Gold", "My Cousin Greg" Houndmouth
Another DB's classic album. Could list every song. Really wish Katie never left. I loved the way they all harmonized. Their latest album doesn't really do anything for me.