NSA’s Top 25 Albums Of 2015


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25. Emily King – The Switch ( USA //Making Music Records// pop, soul)

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24. The Amazing – Picture You (Sweden // Partisan Records // vintage rock) [listen here]

 

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23. Jamie XX – In Colour (UK // Young Turks Recordings // electronic) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Gosh, Seesaw, Sleep Sound, Girl

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22. Nils Frahm – Late Night Tales (Night Time Stories // ambient, compilation) [listen here]

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21. Jam City – Dream A Garden (UK // Night Slugs // electronic, pop)

Best tracks: Unhappy, Crisis

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20. Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash – Cool Uncle (USA // Fresh Young Minds/Empire // soul, pop)

19. Olafur Arlands & Nils Frahm – Collaborative Works (Iceland/Germany // Erased Tapes Records // instrumental, neo-classical) 

Best Tracks: Four, Wide Open, Life Story;


 

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18. Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben Tzur, The Rajasthan Express – Junun (UK/India/Israel // Nonesuch Records // world)


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17. Chungking – Defender (UK // self-released // electronic pop)

Best Tracks: Jonny, Beautiful World, Sapphire


 

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16. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (USA // Rough Trade // blues, rock)

Best Tracks: Future People, Guess Who, Gimme All You Love

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15. Willow – Ardipithecus (USA // Roc Nation // urban, soul, hip-hop)

Best Tracks: IDK, Wait A Minute, Star;

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14. Ryley Walker – Primrose Green (USA // Dead Oceans // folk)

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13. The Shoes – Chemicals (France // Green United Music //  indie, dance)

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12. Ryan Adams – 1989 (USA// PaxAmericana Recording // covers, alternative) [listen here]

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11. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear (USA // Sub Pop // alternative, singer-songwriter) 

Best tracks: Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins), Ideal Husband, True Affection;


 

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10. Björk – Vulnicura ( Iceland // One Little Indian // electronic, experimental) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Stonemilker, Lionsong;


 

9. Four Tet – Morning/Evening (UK // TEXT // electronic)

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8. Floating Points – Elaenia ( UK // Pluto // electronic, ambient)

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7. Makaya McCraven – In The Moment (USA // International Anthem // jazz)


6. Ptaki – Przelot (POLAND // Oficyna Transatlantyk // electronic, sample based music)

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5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi – Love (New Zealand/ Jagjaguwar) [listen here]

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4. Seven Davis Jr – Universes (USA // Ninja Tune // house, dance, future funk)

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3. Leon Bridges – Coming Home (USA // blues, soul, gospel) [listen here]

Best Tracks: River, Smooth Sailin’, Better Man;


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2. Tame Impala – Currents (Australia // Modular Recordings // psychedelic rock, Kevin Parker) [listen here]

Best Tracks: Yes I’m Changing, Let It Happen, Disciples, The Less You Know The Better;


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1. Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys (UK/Ireland // Play It Again Sam // electronic pop)

Best Tracks: Exile, Uninvited Guest, Undownputable, Exploitation;



 

Honorable Mentions:

Nils Frahm – Solo (Germany // Erased Tapes Recording)

Shamir – Racket (USA // XL Recordings)

Astronauts Ect. – Mind Out Wandering (USA // Hit City U.S.A.)

Jono McCleery  – Pagodes (UK // If Music)

Portico – Living Fields (UK //  Ninja Tune)

Motorama – Poverty (Russia // Talitres)

Silicon – Personal Computer (New Zealand // Domino Recording)

Introverted Dancefloor – Introverted Dancefloor (Australia // Carpark)

Masayoshi Fujita – Apologues (Japan // Erased Tapes Records)

Royce Wood Junior – The Ashen Tang (UK, 37 Adventures)

Dornik – Dornik (UK, Universal Music)

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Top 100 Tracks of 2015:part 6 (25-11)


25. Blur – There Are Too Many Of Us (from The Magic Whip LP)


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24. Monika – Secret In The Dark (from Secret In The Dark LP)


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23. Silicon – Burning Sugar (from Personal Computer LP)


22. Oxford Drama – Preserve (from In Awe LP)


21. Grimes – REALiTi

20. Jori Hulkkonen – Ready Player One (from Oh But I Am LP) [listen here]

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19. LA Priest – Oino (from Inji LP)

18. Mbongwana Star feat Konono No. 1 – Malukayi (from From Kinshasa LP)

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16. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

(from Multi-Love LP)


15. Björk – Stonemilker (from Vulnicura LP)

14. Tiga – Don’t Break My Heart (Counter Records single)


13. Hot Chip – Huarache Lights (from Why Make Sense LP)

12. !!! – Freedom ’15 (from As If LP) [listen here]


 

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11. Sìsy Ey – Do It Good (Mr.Intl single)



The final 10 coming New Year’s Day.

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Top 100 Tracks of 2015:part 5 (40-26)


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40. Melt Yourself Down – Dot To Dot (The Leaf Label Ltd single)


 

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39. John Grant feat Tracey Thorn – Disappointing (from Grey Tickles, Black Pressure LP)


 

38. Samantha Urbani – 1 2 3 4 

 

37. Emily King – Already There (from The Switch LP)

[listen here]


 

36. The Shoes feat Sage – Drifted (from Chemicals LP)

35. The Bird & The Bee – Doctor (from Recreational Love LP) [listen here]


 

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34. Courtney Barnett – Depreston (from Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit LP)

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33. Big Data feat Jamie Lidell – Clean [listen here] (from 2.0 LP)


32. Júniús Meyvant – Hailslide (from EP EP)


 

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31. Roísín Murphy – Exploitation (from Hairless Toys LP)


 

30. PREP – Cheapest Flight (self-released) 


29. Escort – Helium (from Animal Nature LP) [listen here]


 

28. Oly – Afterlife (from Home LP)


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27. Christine & The Queens – Christine (from Chaleur Humaine LP)


26. Alabama Shakes – Guess Who (from Sound & Color LP) [listen here] 

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