Top Music Picks of 2015

This is one of my favorite activities of the year -- go through my music and pick my top ten favorite bands, albums and shows from 2015. I made a conscious decision not to overlap my favorite songs with my favorite albums and vice versa -- it was tough. They're also in no particular order.

I hope you enjoy and would love you to share your favorites with me too!

Happy Holidays! 


Songs of 2015

Adele – Send My Love

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats – S.O.B.

Iron & Wine – This Must Be the Place (cover of Talking Heads)

Shakey Graves – Dearly Departed

Elle King – Ex’s and Oh’s

Amason – Went to War

Jason Isbell – 24 Frames

Deerhunter – Living My Life

Surfjan Stevens – All Of Me Wants All Of You

Kurt Vile – Wild Imagination


Albums of 2015

Belle and Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight

El Vy – Return to the Moon

Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall

Tame Impala – Currents

Destroyer – Poison Season

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

Majical Cloudz – Majical Cloudz

Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands


Shows of 2015


Father John Misty – Rough Trade, February 12th

My Morning Jacket – Beacon Theater, November 27

El Vy – Bowery Ballroom, November 13th

Patti Smith – Beacon Theater,  November 11th

Majical Cloudz – National Sawdust, October 21st

Art Garfunkel – Carnegie Hall, October 3rd

Belle and Sebastian – Radio City Music Hall, June 10th

Dawes / First Aid Kit - Central Park Summerstage, July 27th

Stars – Music Hall of Williamsburg, October 6th

and then of course, just like every other year...the tie between Newport Folk Festival / New Orleans Jazzfest