Is it really 2016 already? As we transition into a time of new years resolutions (that may or may not be kept), fresh beginnings, and most importantly new music, it is time to reflect on what has turned out to be an incredible year in albums. Between a multitude of promising debuts, surprise discoveries, and bands that have kept me patiently waiting…and waiting… but turned out amazing albums more than worth the delay, there is a lot to be thankful for in 2015. I personally have faced the challenge of shortening a list of over 30 new albums that I have enjoyed to give you what I believe to be the best 10 albums of 2015. Without further ado here they are:
Passion Pit’s new album, Kindred, couldn’t have come out at a better time. Infused with sunny synths and catchy melodies, this album sounds like the soundtrack to summer. Passion Pit’s inexhaustible train of joyful upbeat sun-soaked synth pop is a little too much to handle at first listen, so it takes a few times through for all the songs to really show off their uniqueness. At first, “Dancing on the Grave” and “Looks like Rain” stood out just because their softer tone was refreshing in contrast to the rest. That being said, I feel like Kindred is one of those albums where each song eventually becomes my favorite until I come to finally fully appreciate this entire work of art. The fact that Passion Pit’s mastermind Michael Angelakos’ lyrics often contrast the initial feeling of his music gives his songs different layers that I look forward to digging through! Check it out on Spotify or Itunes now!