There are and will be many Best Music of 2015 lists floating around on the ‘nets, but none featuring strong female and/or genderqueer vocals—until now! In arbitrary/alphabetical order:
1. Anna Van Hausswolff – The Miraculous
If you feel like soaking in a tub contemplating unrequited love and purposelessness, this is the album for you. This band came out with Thank Your Lucky Stars this year which was also good.
4. Carla Morrison – Amor Supremo
Think Spanish-singing Feist.
5. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Hilarious lyrics + catchy melodies = road trip karaoke time.
She’s done it again.
8. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
It’s all about the violins and alto breathiness.
9. Kelela – Hallucinogen
If you’re into FKA Twigs, you’ll probably like this album—it has more of an R&B lean.
10. Shamir – Ratchet
“On the Regular” is my fave song on this album.