The Best Albums Of 2015: Halftime Report

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

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Someone pointed out to me on Twitter that this was due, so here are my favourites of the year so far (not, I should point out, a collective Uncut list), with some music to check out alongside nearly all of them. As you’ll hopefully spot, I’ve listed them in alphabetical order: it seems a bit premature to start ranking them. I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few things, too, so please feel free to post your own lists and suggestions at the bottom…

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1 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (Rough Trade)

2 Aye Aye – Aye Aye (Richie/Testoster Tunes)

3 Daniel Bachman – River (Three-Lobed)

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4 Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul (Lex)

5 Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Just Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit (Anxiety/Marathon)

6 Meg Baird – Don’t Weigh Down The Light (Wichita/Drag City)

7 William Basinski – Cascade (2062/Temporary Residence)

8 Sir Richard Bishop – Tangier Sessions (Drag City)

9 Bitchin Bajas – Transporteur (Hands In The Dark)

10 Bjork – Vulnicura (One Little Indian)

11 Blanck Mass- Dumb Flesh (Sacred Bones)

12 Bop English – Constant Bop (Blood And Biscuits)

13 Leon Bridges – Coming Home (Columbia)

14 The Cairo Gang – Goes Missing (God?)

15 Cannibal Ox – Blade Of The Ronin (iHiphop)

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