Friday, December 11, 2015

One WMBR Co-Music Director's Favorite 27 Records of the Year (plus 3 reissues)

Here you go...in alphabetical order for sanity's sake. Thoughts?

A Spotify playlist of the bands can be found HERE

(Please note that 6 artists listed below aren't on Spotify as of this writing. The bands in question are Vitamin Pets, Weather Weapon, Mark Gergis, Unions, Scott Fagan, and Brian Harnetty. This omission by Spotify should in no way be a reflection on them, however, as they put out AMAZING records last year. As such a link is provided for each of them with their album title.)

American Aquarium - Wolves (American Aquarium, LLC)
Archie & the Bunkers - S/T (Dirty Water Records) 
Brian Harnetty - Rawhead & Bloodybones (Dust-To-Digital)
Dungen - Allas Sak (Mexican Summer)
Erroll Garner - The Complete Concert By The Sea (Legacy)
The Grip Weeds - How I Won The War (Jem Records)
Hey Colossus - In Black and Gold (Rocket Recordings)
JD McPherson - Let the Good Times Roll (Rounder)
Joey Kneiser - The Wildness (This Is American Music)
Julia Holter - Have You In My Wildness (Domino)
Kenny Knight - Crossroads (Paradise of Bachelors) [Reissue]
Langhorne Slim & the Law - The Spirit Moves (Dualtone)
Leon Bridges - Coming Home (Columbia)
Liz Vice - There's a Light (Ramseur Recordings) 
Mark Gergis - Radio Vietnam (Sublime Frequencies)
Max Richter - Sleep (Deutsche Grammophon)
The Mumzees - Heavy Desert (Broken Hip Records)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats - S/T (Stax) 
Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators - Happiness in Every Style (Timmion) 
Patrick Dennis - Fürst in the Dirt (Wharfchild)
Pops Staples - Don't Lose This (ANTI-/Epitaph)
Pugwash - Play this Intimately (As If Among Friends) (Omnivore Recordings) 
Ron Sexsmith - Carousel One (Cooking Vinyl) 
Scott Fagan - South Atlantic Blues (Saint Cecilia Knows) [Reissue]
Slim Twig - Thank You for Stickin' With Me (DFA)
Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile (Atlantic) 
Unions - Baby Let Your Heart Be Humble (S/R)
Vince Staples - Summertime '06 (Def Jam)
Vitamin Pets - Horse Helpers of the High Country (S/R)
Weather Weapon - S/T (S/R)