A very personal 73 from the first six months of 2015…

31 Holly Herndon – Platform (4AD)

32 Hot Chip – Why Make Sense? (Domino)

33 Houndstooth – No News From Home (No Quarter)

34 Howlin Rain – Mansion Songs (Easy Sound Recording Co)

35 Jamie xx – In Colour (Young Turks)

36 Goran Kajfeš Subtropic Arkestra – The Reason Why Vol 2 (Headspin)

37 Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power (Glitterbeat)

38 Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly (Polydor)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AhXSoKa8xw

39 Sam Lee & Friends – The Fade In Time (Nest Collective)

40 Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma – FRKWYS Vol. 12: We Know Each Other Somehow (RVNG INTL)

41 Laura Marling – Short Movie (Virgin)

42 Mbongwana Star – Malukayi (World Circuit)

43 Dean McPhee – Fatima’s Hand (Hood Faire)

44 Moon Duo – Shadow Of The Sun (Sacred Bones)

45 Áine O’Dwyer – Music For Church Cleaners Vol. I & II (MIE)

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  • Pretty much covers it, as usual, John—and not much to add. Listening to the new Valet album on Kranky at the mo, and that might be somewhat to your liking.

  • evenko

    Thanks for an inspiring list!
    I would nominate Gunnar Halle-Istanbul Sky
    (sadly, not the Gunnar that used to be an unknown right back at Oldham Athletic..)

  • John

    A great list; it’s been a fine year so far. I’d add Bill Fay and Patrick Watson…

  • Gazelle

    Where is ‘I Love You Honey Bear’ by Father John Misty?