These are the new albums that I found myself playing and enjoying again and again in 2015. What are yours? I'd love to know.
- Father John Misty, I Love You Honeybear
This is without a doubt my most listened too, most loved, and absolute favourite new album of the year - and seeing him (twice) in the past few weeks kept the fire burning bright.
- Tame Impala, Currents
I was super late to the Tame Impala game but this year I think I've made up for it by listening to Currents over and over and over. Somehow they feel so much like Australian Summer to
- Kurt Vile, B'lieve I'm Goin Down
Kurt could have released a track of himself dropping his guitar and it would probably still make my list. There is something so dreamy about Kurt's voice, and that guitar sticks to the sides of my mind for days.
- Leon Bridges, Coming Home
Coming home is the perfect accompaniment to Sunday Morning. A beautiful simple, and honest soul record that at once sounds faithful to the traditional old soul sound, and refreshingly new.
- Jessie Baylin, Dark Place
I loved Jessie's last album Little Spark and played it ad nauseum, and this new offering is no different. Between this and the last album she has grown into her marriage and has a daughter - and the pain, joy, and worries that come with that life are at once brooding and effervescent on Dark Place.
- Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit
On everyone's list, and in everyone's hearts - this album should be a non-negotiable album in everyone's library. Courtney's lyricism is off-beat and charming, and I couldn't help but think when seeing her live that she is coming to save us all.
- Tobias Jesso Jr, Goon
The track Without You alone would have got Tobias onto my list, but the entire album is filled with beautifully arranged Beatlesque songs that celebrate love and lament its loss.
- Marlon Williams, Marlon Williams
We finally saw Marlon perform a month or so ago, and boy what a consummate performer he is. This album is filled with sorrow and joy - and he can flick between the two at a moments notice. If the world was fair, he'd already be a world renowned star.
Image: Father John Misty I Love You Honeybear Album Artwork, by Stacey Rozich.