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

46 Thee Oh Sees – Mutilator Defeated At Last (Castle Face)

47 Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs (Drag City)

48 Panda Bear – Panda Bear Vs The Grim Reaper (Domino)

49 Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass (Spacebomb)

50 Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again (Drag City)

51 Alasdair Roberts – Alastair Roberts (Drag City)<

52 Todd Rundgren/ Emil Nikolaisen/Hans-Peter Lindstrøm – Runddans. (Smalltown Supersound.)

53 Rob St John – Surface Tension (Surface Tension)

54 Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love (Sub Pop)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCzmHhQ5O74

55 Omar Souleyman – Bahdeni Nami (Monkeytown)

56 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015 (Bronzerat)

57 Pops Staples – Don’t Lose This (Anti-)<

58 Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty)

59 Sun Kil Moon – Universal Themes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibSEvkMxwkI

60 Richard Thompson – Still (Proper)<

https://soundcloud.com/fantasylabelgroup/richard-thompson-beatnik-walking

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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?