Monday, 14 December 2015

Some Awe's Best of 2015 - Preliminaries

Some Awe Some Time Ago
Here's my annual 'best of...' preliminary list for 2015, soon to be culled to a top ten. There may be additions prior to this, if anything is released imminently that deserves a place, or if I have forgotten something that should already be in this list [very likely!]. Always interesting to know what anyone thinks has been missed out and/or what is considered a surprise:

Ryan Adams - 1989
Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
Alan Jackson - Angels And Alcohol
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Lost Time
The Amorphous Androgenous - The Wizard of Oz
The Answer - Raise A Little Hell
Arabs In Aspic - Victim Of Your Father's Agony
Craig Armstrong - Far from the Madding Crowd
Meg Baird - Don't Weigh Down the Light
Beirut - No No No
The Black Lillies - Hard to Please
Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct
Jeff Bridges - Sleeping Tapes
Leon Bridges - Coming Home
Peter Case - Hwy 62
Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim
Judy Collins - Strangers Again
Stacie Collins - Roll the Dice
David Cross, Robert Fripp   - Starless Starlight
Current 93 - Swastikas for Noddy + Crooked Crosses for the Nodding God
Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz
The Delines - Scenic Sessions
Dry the River - Hooves of Doubt EP
Dungen - Allas Sak
Kyle Eastwood – Timepieces
Jonathan Edwards - Tomorrow's Child
Kurt Elling - Passion World
ELO - Alone In The Universe
Piers Faccini - Work Songs
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
Rebecca Ferguson - Lady Sings the Blues
Fernando - Leave The Radio On
Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Jeffrey Foucault - Salt As Wolves
Richie Furay - Hand in Hand
The Future Sound Of London - Life in Moments
Ghost - Meliora
The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger - GOASTT Stories
David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock
John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
Mats Gustafsson & Thurston Moore - Hit the Wall!
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - The Traveling Kind
Lianne La Havas – Blood
Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows
Don Henley - Cass County
Linda Hoyle - The Fetch
Robert J. Hunter - Before the Dawn
Robert J. Hunter - Songs For The Weary
Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free
Joe Jackson - Fast Forward
Jewel – Picking Up The Pieces
Ethan Johns & The Black Eyed Dogs - Silver Liner
Rickie Lee Jones - The Other Side of Desire
Tom Jones - Long Lost Suitcase
Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
Keith Richards - Crosseyed Heart
Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting, Nancy Kerr - Murmurs
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Sam Lee - The Fade in Time
Lemar - The Letter
Low - Ones and Sixes
Shelby Lynne – I Can’t Imagine
Jesse Malin - New York Before the War
Jesse Malin - Outsiders
Laura Marling – Short Movie
Iris DeMent - The Trackless Woods
Natalie Merchant - Paradise Is There The New Tigerlily Recordings
Larry Miller - Soldier Of The Line
Anna Mitchell - Down To The Bone
Monophonics - Sound of Sinning
Allison Moorer - Down to Believing
Motörhead - Bad Magic
Roisin Murphy - Hairless Toys
Muse – Drones
Israel Nash - Silver Season
Eliza Neals - Breaking And Entering
Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard - Django and Jimmie
Tim O'Brien - Pompadour
Gretchen Peters – Blackbirds
David Ramirez – Fables
Dave Rawlings Machine - Nashville Obsolete
Rock Candy Funk Party - Groove Is King
Tom Russell - The Rose of Roscrae
Boz Scaggs - Come On Home
Seasick Steve - Sonic Soul Surfer
Ron Sexsmith - Carousel One
Sexwitch – Sexwitch
Andy Sheppard Quartet - Surrounded By Sea
Son Lux – Bones
Songhoy Blues - Music in Exile
Squeeze - Cradle To The Grave
Eric Steckel - Black Gold
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
Joss Stone - Water for Your Soul
Nitin Sawney - Dystopian Dream
Patrick Sweany - Daytime Turned To Nighttime
Billy Talbot Band (feat. Ryan Holzer & The Jerdes with Liza Blue) - Dakota
James Taylor - Before This World
Richard Thompson - Still
Steve Tilston – Truth
Pat Travers - Retro Rocket
Trembling Bells - The Sovereign Self
Robin Trower - Something's About To Change
Walter Trout - Battle Scars
Martin Turner - Written in the Stars
Nik Turner - Space Fusion Odyssey
Kurt Vile - b'lieve i'm goin down...
Vintage Trouble - 1 hopeful road
Ryley Walker - Primrose Green
Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern
Leslie West - Soundcheck
Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood
Trixie Whitley – Porta Bohemica
Brian Wilson - No Pier Pressure
Cassandra Wilson - Coming Forth By Day
Dwight Yoakam - Second Hand Heart
Neil Young and Promise Of The Real - The Monsanto Years
The Zombies - Still Got That Hunger

1 comment:

  1. Surprised to see Miley Cyrus and intrigued to see Lemar in there, Some Awe! Good to see Lianne La Havas, Muse and Natalie Merchant of whom I have long been a fan. Looking forward to the final cut...