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Tiny Mix Tapes’ Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2015

Matana Roberts

TIny Mix Tapes posted their Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2015 list today. Like last year, it’s certainly a good list for anyone who’s tired of seeing the same artists on every list (though it does have Kendrick Lamar, Sufjan Stevens, Future, Bjork, Drake, Joanna Newsom, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes and other popular picks). It’s the first list I’ve seen with the Liturgy album, and certainly the only one that has James Ferraro in the top 3. It’s also one of just a few with avant-jazz great Matana Roberts and one of few with Grouper’s band Helen. It also has Sicko Mobb, who just hours ago put out a new song with Jeremih.

There’s a lot of interesting stuff on the list. Read their commentary and intro here and check out the top 50 below…

Tiny Mix Tapes’ Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2015
50. Lotic – Agitations
49. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – A Year With 13 Moons
48. Liturgy – The Ark Work
47. Seth Graham – No.00 in clean life
46. Dr. Yen Lo – Days With Dr. Yen Lo
45. Jlin – Dark Energy
44. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
43. Food Court – Food Court
42. Ben Zimmerman – The Baltika Years
41. DJ Nigga Fox – Noite E Dia
40. Chicklette – UNFAITHFUL
39. Zs – Xe
38. Amnesia Scanner – AS Angels Rig Hook
37. Autre Ne Veut – Age Of Transparency
36. Lolina – RELAXIN’ with Lolina
35. Holly Herndon – Platform
34. Eartheater – RIP Chrysalis
33. Rabit & Chino Amobi – The Great Game
32. Giant Claw – Deep Thoughts
31. Grimes – Art Angels
30. U.S. Girls – Half Free
29. Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION
28. Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
27. M.E.S.H. – Piteous Gate
26. Fourth World Magazine Vol. II – Pinhead in Fantasia
25. Matana Roberts – COIN COIN Chapter Three: river run thee
24. Cloud Rat – Qliphoth
23. Jenny Hval – Apocalypse, girl
22. Helen – The Original Faces
21. D/P/I – Ad Hocc
20. Dawn Richard (D∆WN) – Blackheart
19. Smurphy – A Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended In Darkness
18. LIL UGLY MANE – THIRD SIDE OF TAPE
17. Ahnnu – Perception
16. Container – LP [2015]
15. Joanna Newsom – Divers
14. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
13. Sicko Mobb – Super Saiyan Vol. 2
12. Beat Detectives – Boogie Chillen / The Hills Of Cypress
11. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
10. SOPHIE – PRODUCT
09. Björk – Vulnicura
08. Future – DS2
07. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
06. Elysia Crampton – American Drift
05. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden Of Delete
04. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
03. James Ferraro – Skid Row
02. Young Thug – Barter 6
01. Arca – Mutant

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