2015 has shown some of their best cards, triumphant comebacks in vocals like Sleater Kinney, new voice like Natalie Prass, or ruptures music like Björk. I leave you with a selection of some of my favorite songs so far this year. Echoes of ‘Dusty in Memphis’ for best debut so far this year. Produced by Matthew E. White, ‘My baby don’t Understand me’ velvety and classical music. The best, and rises to infinity from the moment it begins to repeat “Our love is like a long goodbye”.
- Sleater Kinney – A New Wave
The return of Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss is the best music news so far this year. Her album of return, ‘No cities to love’ is among the best of her discography which means that this is a clear contender for album of the year. Listening ‘A new wave’ nobody is surprised that the critic Greil Marcus’s prestigious nominated as the best American rock band in 2001. 14 years later they still are the best.
- Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear
Father John Misty, the nickname of former Fleet Foxes, J. Tillman, presents his second album, ‘I love you honeybear.’ A work that has received unanimous critical acclaim and has many ballots to finish high in the lists of the best records at the end of the year. The recipe is a twist to the sound of singer-songwriters of the early 70s, that sounds that blends folk with baroque pop and leaves gems like the song that gives title track.
- Jessica Pratt – Back, Baby
A song that touches perfection and brings to mind the Nick Drake ‘Pink Moon’. Jessica Pratt is in full swing in presenting the finest piece of song album.
- Kendrick Lamar – The Blacker the Berry
The creation of the new album Kendrick Lamar is awesome. ‘The blacker the berry’ve come back to riskier and dark Kendrick, is seeking answers to the situation of the American black community unafraid to talk about the mistakes. A song that has been described by Michael Chabon, Pulitzer novelist.
- Björk – Stonemilker
The Icelandic singer hit 2015 with her own ‘rupture disc’. One that, following what she said about song, Chabon, we could describe it as ‘devastating’. And that ‘Vulnicura’ recounts her separation from Matthew Barney, her partner for several years and father of her daughter. The album opens with the beautiful ‘Stonemilker’, one of the two songs on the disc Björk works as solo composer and producer.
- Courtney Bartnett – Pedestrian at the Best
The Australian Courtney Barnett came two years ago with the splendid song, ‘Avant Gardener.’ Another song ‘Pedestrian at the best’ and his first preview that will be his first album’s title song, ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit ‘. We can assure you that music material is going to rock you this year.
- Modest Mouse – Coyotes
If Sleater Kinney was the big comeback of the year, much is expected of Modest Mouse. The authors of ‘Float On’ has been advancing to several other songs from his past and between love, both the video and the song, ‘Coyotes’.
- Sufjan Stevens – No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
Sufjan Stevens came into scene as folk singer-songwriter with his album. This 2015 album arrives and people hoped to see, ‘Carrie & Lowell'; an album in which he tries to cope with the death of his mother and does so with that typical melancholy of the house in ‘No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross.’
- Jens Lekman – Postcard # 3
Swedish Jens Lekman is one of the best pop craftsmen that exist at this time. In 2015 he decided to write and record a song. For now he has seven ‘postcards’ songs; each better. Even if I have to meet with some of fans they are excited about his singing and next album.
- ED SHEERAN NEXT TO JOHN MAYER AND JEFF LYNNE
Ed Sheeran joined the Electric Light Orchestra to sing a duet one of his classics: “Mr. Blue Sky”. Previously, both had made individual performances. He was with “Thinking Out Loud” with John Mayer, and ELO with “Evil Women”, which rose from his seat to Paul McCartney.