Thursday, January 7, 2016

Baby, Yer the Best 2015



Another remarkable year for music in 2015 with great releases all over the place that were hard to keep up with as usual. Pairing down my Top 50 was not easy, but here we go. Tune in tomorrow from 12-3 p.m. (CST) on WMSE to hear me play as many of these releases that I can fit in three hours!
Here's my top 5 that was already posted over at WMSE's roundup of DJ favorites from 2015:

1. Tyler Keith, Alias: Kid Twist, self-released
2. Rolando Bruno, Bailazo, Voodoo Rhythm
3. Miriam, Down Today, Norton
4. Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda, Transdreamer
5. The Grovelers, Derelicts & Screw-Ups, self-released

And, in no particular order, 45 more of my favorite releases from last year:



The Grannies, Ballsier, Saustex
Routes, Skeletons, Groovie
Platinum Boys, Future Hits, Dusty Medical
Born Loose, Blowout!, Hound Gawd
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, Under the Savage Sky, Bloodshot
Holly Golightly, Slowtown Now!, Damaged Goods
The Stoneage Hearts, Hung Up (On You), Off the Hip
Midnight Reruns, Force of Nuture, Dusty Medical
Wreckless Eric, America, Fire
Thee Fine Lines, Splittin' Time, Wee Rock
Xposed 4Heads, Choose to Be Human, Internal Combustion
Baby Shakes, Starry Eyes, Lil' Chewy
Dany Laj and the Looks, Word on the Street, Squirtgun
The New Trocaderos, Thrills & Chills, Uncle Mike's R'n'R
Low Cut Connie, Hi Honey, Ardent
Party Lights, I See the Lights, Self
Fox Sisters, Under the Stars, Self
Oh Lazarus, Good Times, Off Label
Twin Guns, The Last Picture Show, Hound Gawd
Jukebox Zeros, Count to Ten, Rankoutsider
The Jackets, Shadows of Sound, Voodoo Rhythm
Biscuit, 20 Years, A Million Beers & A Lotta Nerve, Off the Hip
The Villenettes, Lady Luck, Off the Hip
MFC Chicken, It's MFC Chicken Time, Dirty Water
Western Star, Fireball, Saustex
Le Zets, Deadweight, Atomic A Go Go
Tigernite, S/T, Self
Dirty Fences, Full Tramp, Slovenly
The Gentlemen's Agreements, Understanding!, Soundflat
Datura 4, Demon Blues, Alive Naturalsound
Archie and the Bunkers, S/T, Dirty Water
The Barreracudas, Can Do Easy, Oops Baby
James & the Ultrasounds, Bad to Be Here, Madjack
Alex Maiorano & The Black Tales, Everything Boom!, Off Label
MotoBunny, S/T, Rusty Knuckles
Phylums, Phylum Phyolid, Dirtnap
Spike and the Sweet Spots, Strange Breed, Bachelor
Daddy Long Legs, Rides Tonight, Norton
The Sonics, This is the Sonics, Re:Vox
The Go Wows, Gimmie Some Fun, Pop Detective
The Loons, Inside Outside Your Mind, Bomp
Obnox, Boogalou Reed, 12XU
Juke Joint Pimps, Boogie Pimps, Voodoo Rhythm
Prima Donna, Nine Lives and Forty-Fives, Alive Naturalsound
Oh! Gun Quit, Eat Yuppies and Dance, Dirty Water

Plus, 20 mindblowing singles/EPs from 2015:



The GTVS, Organ Donor, Hidden Volume
Mighty Fine, Keep it Comin', Self
Sons of Bido Lito, Avalanche, Dirty Water
Geil & the Pimps, The Boner, Off Label
The Noble Krell, Never Ever, Hidden Volume
The Stents/The Improbables, Nobody Loves The Hulk/Gotta Calm Down, Hidden Volume
Bad Weed, Hillside EP, Bachelor
The Woggles, Karate Monkey, Wicked Cool
The Hemingers, What's a Heminger? - EP, Magnetic South
The Reverberations, Lost in Time EP, Hidden Volume/Kick Out the Jams
Theatre Royal, You Sleep EP, Vacilando 68 Recordings
The Brokeoffs, Brain Damage / Eclipse, Damaged Goods
The Real Tears, Still Drunk & Lonely, Self
Ramma Lamma, Hello Lady/Used To Be A Tiger, Jukebox
Indonesian Junk, Crimes, Some Weird Sin/Lost Cat
Stupidity, Get Up / Why Do I Care, GoFast
The Pink Tiles, Snax, Spirits, Classic Hits, Self
Jake Starr and the Delicious Fullness, By the Grace of Mod, Hidden Volume/Fandango
Van Buren Wheels, EP, Slovenly
L'Assassins, Fire of Love, Piñata

Also, five various artists compilations that I dug the most:



Various Artists, Stupid Punk Boy, Girlsville
Various Artists, WE'RE LOUD: 90s Cassette Punk Unknowns, Slovenly
Various Artists, Ho-Dad Hootenanny Too!, Crypt
Various Artists, Don't Be Bad! 60s Punk Recorded In Texas, Big Beat
Various Artists, Whiplash! Crude Unissued New Jersey Rock and Roll, Norton







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