Music from 2015 that I listened to and liked

Mike Murphy
2 min readJan 1, 2016


Blur’s “Magic Whip” probably had my favorite cover this year.

I used to make these lists on Tumblr, but it’s the future now, so I’m using Medium. This is now where people talk about themselves as if they have important things to say.

In that vein, I present a random, alphabetical list of the albums that I listened to this year and really liked.

(Side note: I think this is the first year where every album on my list was available on Spotify, meaning this might be the first year in my adult/teenage life where I didn’t purchase a single physical piece of music.)

Alabama Shakes — Sound & Color

Beach House — Depression Cherry

Beirut — No No No

Blur — The Magic Whip

California X — Nights In The Dark

Courtney Barnett — Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Creepoid — Cemetery Highrise Slum

Deerhunter — Fading Frontier

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment — Surf

Earl Sweatshirt — I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside

Elvis Perkins — I Aubade

Godspeed You! Black Emperor — Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress

HOMESHAKE — Midnight Snack

Jamie xx — In Colour

José González — Vestiges & Claws

Kendrick Lamar — To Pimp A Butterfly

Kurt Vile — b’lieve i’m goin down…

Lord Huron — Strange Trails

Low — Ones and Sixes

Lower Dens — Escape From Evil

Mac Demarco — Another One

Metz — II

Mikal Cronin — MCIII

Murder By Death — Big Dark Love

Nosaj Thing — Fated

Panda Bear — Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

Speedy Ortiz — Foil Deer

Sufjan Stevens — Carrie & Lowell

Tame Impala — Currents

The Tallest Man On Earth — Dark Bird Is Home

Thundercat — The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam

Waxahatchee — Ivy Tripp

Young Fathers — White Men Are Black Men Too



Mike Murphy

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