Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Credible Best Of: Sirius XMU Top 41 of 2015

I didn't have a lot to say about my favorite albums of the year, or even my favorite shows. There were just so many shows, and besides a handful of records we listened to on repeat like Purity Ring, CHVRCHES, Lady Lamb, The Decemberists, Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Kurt Vile, the reality is that I spend very little time absorbed in music. I don't have a commute, and on most car rides we're all just singing along to XMU or Nova's playlist (which was very Shamir, MIA, and Katy Perry heavy), and when Nova's not around, I have quite a habit of tuning in to Doctor Jenn.  So that all being said, Darren has always looked through XMU's year end list to see how many of the acts we saw live. Of course, with Nova mostly full time with us this year, Darren has been on SuperDad duty and didn't get to quite as many shows as he would've liked, but I did. A lot. Sometimes by choice, sometimes because I was working, and sometimes because I felt like I had to, but I went. Below is the top 41 of Sirius XMU and an X indicates that I saw this band live in 2015. My biggest regret for missed show was probably Sufjan Stevens and just barely missing Baio at CRSSD, but I also probably should've seen Ratatat, Foals, and Deerhunter, Mac DeMarco, and Youth Lagoon. Sometimes work and life and sleep just come first. I've attached pics where I have them. You can peep the whole list after the jump.

41 Wavves – Way Too Much
X 40 Waxahatchee - Air

39 Youth Lagoon – Highway Patrol Stun Gun
38 Mac DeMarco – The Way You'd Love Her

X 37 Decemberists – Make You Better

X 36 Neon Indian - Annie
X 35 Courtney Barnett - Depreston
worst photo of Courtney Barnett ever

34 Beach House - Space Song
33 Ratatat – Cream On Chrome
32 CHVRCHES – Never Ending Circles

X 31 Yo La Tengo – Friday I'm In Love

30 Beck – Dreams

X 29 Belle And Sebastien – Party Line

X 28 Best Coast – Feeling OK

X 27 Death Cab For Cutie – Black Sun (Sessions Version)

X 26 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can't Keep Checking My Phone
If a show was sold out in 2015, I probably didn't shoot band photos. Lazy 2015.

X 25 Day Wave - Drag

24 FOALS – Mountain At My Gates
23 Deerhunter - Breaker

X 22 Toro Y Moi – Empty Nesters

21 Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends
X 20 Modest Mouse – Ground Walks, With Time In A Box

19 BAIO – Sister Of Pearl
X 18 Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better
X 17 Glass Animals – Black Mambo

X 16. Hot Chip – Huarache Lights

15 Grimes – Flesh Without Blood
14 Panda Bear – Boys Latin
13 Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin
12 EL VY – Return To The Moon
X 11. Beirut – No, No, No

10. Purity Ring – Body Ache
X 9. Father John Misty – Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)

8. Beach House - Sparks
7 CHVRCHES – Leave A Trace
6. Sufjan Stevens – Should Have Known Better
X 5. Jamie XX – Loud Places
X 4. Best Coast – California Nights
X 3. Modest Mouse – Lampshades On Fire
X 2. Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
X 1. Tame Impala – Let It Happen

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