2015 Music Journal

The Best of 2015:
1. Falling Up – Falling Up A
2. Chvrches – Every Open Eye A-
3. Belle & Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance B+
4. Trails and Ways – Pathology B+
5. Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful B+
6. MuteMath – Vitals B+
7. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love B+
8. Mew – + – B+
9. My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall B+
10. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color B+

Honorable Mention:
11. Jon Foreman – The Wonderlands: Sunlight & Shadows B+
12. The Decemberists – What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World B
13. Gungor – One Wild Life: Soul B
14. Joy Williams – Venus B
15. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell B
16. Burlap to Cashmere – Freedom Souls B
17. Metric – Pagans in Vegas B
18. Jon Foreman – The Wonderlands: Darkness & Dawn B
19. Calexico – Edge of the Sun B
20. Kathryn Calder – Kathryn Calder B

The Rest:
Death Cab for Cutie – Kintsugi B
San Fermin – Jackrabbit B
Geographer – Ghost Modern B
Björk – Vulnicura B
Guy Garvey – Courting the Squall B
Lifehouse – Out of the Wasteland B
Josh Ritter – Sermon on the Rocks B
Timbre – Sun & Moon B
Andrew Peterson – The Burning Edge of Dawn B
Out of the Grey – A Little Light Left B
Darlingside – Birds Say B
Attalus – Into the Sea B
mewithoutYou – Pale Horses B
Of Monsters and Men – Beneath the Skin B-
Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams B-
Muse – Drones B-
Lauryn Peacock – Euphonia B-
Lord Huron – Strange Trails B-
The Gray Havens – Fire and Stone B-
Dustin Kensrue – Carry the Fire B-
Marah in the Mainsail – Thaumatrope B-
The Lone Bellow – Then Came the Morning B-
Tame Impala – Currents B-
Punch Brothers – The Phosphorescent Blues B-
Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars B-
Tree63 – Land B-
Leigh Nash – The State I’m In B-
Future of Forestry – Pages C+
Cindy Morgan – Bows & Arrows C+
The Innocence Mission – Hello I Feel the Same C+
Everything Everything – Get to Heaven C+
Collective Soul – See What You Started by Continuing C+
Tom Hummer – Sexism Sells C+
The Paper Kites – twelvefour C+
Sara Groves – Floodplain C+
Watkins Family Hour – Watkins Family Hour C+
Passion Pit – Kindred C
Priest – Priest C
Owl City – Mobile Orchestra C
Modest Mouse – Strangers to Ourselves C
Wilco – Star Wars C

Dishonorable Mention:
Django Django – Born Under Saturn C-
Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind C-
Beach House – Depression Cherry C-
Kevin Max – Broken Temples C-
Barenaked Ladies – Silverball D+
Lydia – Run Wild D+
P.O.D. – The Awakening D
Nate Ruess – Grand Romantic D-

Compilations/EPs/Live Albums/Re-releases:
The Last Bison – Dorado EP A-
Owel – Every Good Boy EP A-
Flint Eastwood – Small Victories EP A-
Jars of Clay – The Long Fall Back to Earth (Deluxe Edition) B+
Archis – Archis EP B+
Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Life B+
Copeland – Ixora Twin B+
The Good Mad – Face Your Feels EP B+
Incubus – Trust Fall (Side A) B
Five Iron Frenzy – Between Pavement and Stars EP B
Umphrey’s McGee – The London Session B-
Falling Up – House Full of Caverns EP C+

Last Update: 6/24/21

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