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MC’s un-Festive 50 of 2015: Top Tracks/Albums

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MC’s un-Festive 50 of 2015: Top Tracks
What a fabulous year to be between 15 and… er 55!

1:- The MACCABEES – Something Like Happiness
2:- HOT CHIP – Huarache Lights
3:- DAVID BOWIE – Blackstar
4:- The MACCABEES – Spit It Out
5:- SUFJAN STEVENS – Fourth Of July
6:- JOANNA NEWSOM – Divers
7:- SLEATER-KINNEY – Price Tag
8:- The UNTHANKS – Mount The Air
9:- JOANNA NEWSOM – Leaving The City
10: PANDA BEAR – Tropic Of Cancer
11: ALABAMA SHAKES – Gimme All Your Love
12: DEERHUNTER – Duplex Planet
13: BELLE AND SEBASTIAN – Allie
14: DEERHUNTER – Living My Life
15: PANDA BEAR – Come To Your Senses
16: JOHN GRANT – Black Blizzard
17: DEERHUNTER – Fading Frontier
18: JULIA HOLTER – Sea Calls Me Home
19: PANDA BEAR – Boys Latin
20: SUFJAN STEVENS – Should Have Known Better
21: MERCURY REV – Are You Ready?
22: The UNTHANKS – Flutter
23: PANDA BEAR – Crosswords
24: MEG BAIRD – I Don’t Mind
25: The MEMBRANES – Do The Supernova
26: FATHER JOHN MISTY – I Love You, Honeybear
27: ALASDAIR ROBERTS – In Dispraise Of Hunger
28: PANDA BEAR – Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker
29: JOHN GRANT featuring TRACEY THORN – Disappointing
30: DEERHUNTER – Breaker
31: BLUR – New World Towers
32: PANDA BEAR – Lonely Wanderer
33: The FALL – Black Roof
34: SUFJAN STEVENS – Death With Dignity
35: BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE – Generation
36: The POP GROUP – s.o.p.h.i.a.
37: JOANNA NEWSOM – Sapokanikan
38: COURTNEY BARNETT – Pedestrian At Best
39: KURT VILE – Pretty Pimpin
40: MERCURY REV – Central Park East
41: SUFJAN STEVENS – Blue Bucket Of Gold
42: DEERHUNTER – Carrion
43: FATHER JOHN MISTY – Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)
44: MERCURY REV – Amelie
45: The MACCABEES – Marks To Prove It
46: JOHN GRANT – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
47: KURT VILE – Life Like This
48: MERCURY REV – Autumn’s In The Air
49: The POP GROUP – The Immaculate Deception
50: PANDA BEAR – Principle Real

MC’s Top 50 Albums Of 2015
click on artist in green to view review at latter-end of biography

1: PANDA BEAR – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper (Domino) *10
2: DEERHUNTER – Fading Frontier (4 a.d.) *9
3: The MACCABEES – Marks To Prove It (Fiction) *9
4: SUFJAN STEVENS – Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty) *9
5: JOANNA NEWSOM – Divers (Drag City) *8
6: JOHN GRANT – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (Partisan/Bella Union) *8
7: FATHER JOHN MISTY – I Love You, Honeybear (Sub Pop/Bella Union) *8
8: MERCURY REV – The Light In You (Play It Again Sam/Bella Union) *8
9: The UNTHANKS – Mount The Air (Rabble Rouser) *8
10: BELLE AND SEBASTIAN – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance (Matador) *8
11: KURT VILE – B’lieve I’m Goin Down… (Matador) *8
12: FOUR TET – Morning/Evening Text/Temporary Residence) *8
13: STEVEN WILSON – Hand. Cannot. Erase (K-Scope) *9
14: COURTNEY BARNETT – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes… (House Anxiety/Mom+Pop) *9
15: HOT CHIP – Why Make Sense? (Domino) *8
16: JULIA HOLTER – Have You In My Wilderness (Domino) *8
17: The POP GROUP – Citizen Zombie (Freaks R Us) *8
18: The MEMBRANES – Dark Matter / Dark Energy (Cherry Red) *8
19: ALTERNATIVE TV – Opposing Forces (Public Domain) *8
20: KILLING JOKE – Pylon (Spinefarm) *8
21: SLEATER-KINNEY – No Cities To Love (Sub Pop) *8
22: MEG BAIRD – Don’t Weigh Down The Light (Drag City/Wichita) *8
23: ALASDAIR ROBERTS – Alasdair Roberts (Drag City) *7
24: ALABAMA SHAKES – Sound & Color (ATO/Rough Trade) *8
25: RYLEY WALKER – Primrose Green (Dead Oceans) *8
26: TREMBLING BELLS – The Sovereign Self (Tin Angel) *8
27: GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR – Asunder, Sweet And Other… (Constellation) *8
28: SLAVES – Are You Satisfied? (Virgin-EMI) *8
29: LEFTFIELD – Alternative Light Source (Infectious) *8
30: DAVID GILMOUR – Rattle That Lock (Columbia) *8
31: BLUR – The Magic Whip (Parlophone/Warners) *8
32: DESTROYER – Poison Season (Merge/Dead Oceans) *8
33: BJORK – Vulnicura (One Little Indian) *8
34: FFS – FFS (Domino) *8
35: DUTCH UNCLES – O Shudder (Love & Disaster) *8
36: EVERYTHING EVERYTHING – Get To Heaven (RCA Victor) *8
37: SUN KIL MOON – Universal Themes (Caldo Verde) *8
38: FOALS – What Went Down (Transgressive-Warners) *8
39: LOW – Ones And Sixes (Sub Pop) *8
40: The VACCINES – English Graffiti (Columbia) *8
41: The DECEMBERISTS – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (Capitol/Rough Trade) *8
42: BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE – Power In The Blood (True North) *8
43: VIET CONG – Viet Cong (Jagjaguwar) *8
44: OF MONSTERS AND MEN – Beneath The Skin (Universal Republic) *8
45: PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. – What The World Needs Now… (PiL Official) *7
46: BRAINTICKET – Past Present & Future (Purple Pyramid) *7
47: LAURA MARLING – Short Movie (Virgin/Ribbon) *7
48: The FALL – Sub-Lingual Tablet (Cherry Red) *7
49: DJANGO DJANGO – Born Under Saturn (Because/Ribbon) *7
50: GUY GARVEY – Courting The Squall (Fiction-Polydor) *7

bubbling under (in no particular order) – still to complete
GRIMES – Art Angels
TAME IMPALA – Currents
BEACH HOUSE – Depression Cherry
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – The Race For Space
THIS IS THE KIT – Bashed Out
The STAVES – If I Was
JAMIE xx – In Colour
WOLF ALICE – My Love Is Cool
NAPALM DEATH – Apex Predator / Easy Meat
The CRIBS – For All My Sisters
The PRODIGY – The Day Is My Enemy
RYAN ADAMS – 1989
SLEAFORD MODS – Key Markets
IRON MAIDEN – The Book Of Souls
FAITH NO MORE – Sol Invictus
EL VY – Return To The Moon
YOUNG FATHERS – White Men Are Black Men Too
BILL FAY – Who Is The Sender?
PAUL WELLER – Saturns Pattern
LINDEMANN – Skills In Pills
MARC ALMOND – The Velvet Trail
VENOM – From The Very Depths
RICHARD HAWLEY – Hollow Meadows
The CHEMICAL BROTHERS – Born In The Echoes
The ORB – Moonbuilding 2703 AD
The WATERBOYS – Modern Blues
CALEXICO – Edge Of The Sun
OF MONTREAL – Aureate Gloom
NOTHING BUT THIEVES – Nothing But Thieves
NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE OF THE REAL – The Monsanto Years
DOMINIC WAXING LYRICAL – Woodland Casual
GANG OF FOUR – What Happens Next
GAZ COOMBES – Matador
SWIM DEEP – Mothers
EDITORS – In Dream
The LIBERTINES – Anthems For Doomed Youth
The MONOCHROME SET – Spaces Everywhere
COLDPLAY – A Head Full Of Dreams

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