Mucho Bravado’s Top 10 Albums of 2015

By December 15, 2015

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2015 has been nothing short of an in-f*cking-credible year for music, both locally and internationally. With end-of-year lists coming thick and fast, we at Mucho decided to weigh in…

Here they are, in no particular order:

MUCHO BRAVADO’S TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2015

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Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

“I hadn’t really listened to Father John Misty before. To my surprise, this whole album is chock full of the most universally relatable songs ever. Not a bum tune as far as the eye can see.”

– Velvet

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Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool

“There’s nothing better than listening to a track and having your expectations defied & exceeded at every turn. This is a whole album of songs like that. Really gets under your skin”

– Liz

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Tame Impala – Currents

“It’s an award-winning album for a reason, Kevin Parker and his merry group of musicians have delivered a masterpiece. I love albums that with every listen you hear or pick up something new.”

– Jack

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EL VY – Return To The Moon

“As a massive fan of The National I was rather intrigued when I heard that Matt Berninger would be collaborating with Menomena’s Brent Knopf. Needless to say, after hearing the first single, title track ‘Return To The Moon’, I was thoroughly pumped. The album is quirky, innovative and full of little surprises that continue to impress. Double thumbs up.”

– Richard

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Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down

“This guy can do no wrong – that is all. Also, if you have a chance, check out the Spotify sessions he recorded where he plays the album in full. It’s mind melting”

– Viv aka @viverama

 

Employing the strengths of both Nathan Williams (Wavves) and Dylan Baldi (Cloud Nothings), ‘No Life For Me’ is the result of two seasoned garage punk song writers recording a record in a bedroom.
It is effortless and raw, generously sprayed with trademark Wavves hooks whilst cultivating a harder, darker edge typical with Cloud Nothings’ music.

– Tom

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“To Pimp A Butterfly is mandatory listening for 2015 and for a whole generation, ambitious in a serious attempt to inspire said generation to change the world. It might be a lyrical home run overall, but there’s no denying that it’s a rich body of work all around, with songs for the radio and an over-arching theme contradicting its origin with an underlying narrative of hope. This album alone has cemented Kendrick Lemar’s place in rap history.”

– Ben

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Tobias Jesso Jr. has a weird knack of writing songs you think you’ve heard before, but they’re new and instantly familiar. Just like a good bone, this is an album of layers. Makes you want to listen right down to the marrow. Five Woofs out of five.

– Sunny (our office Doge)

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 Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

“Courtney is a true blue Aussie talent and the rest of the world is finally paying her the attention she deserves. Slacker-rock is here to stay. Plus, who doesn’t like a good sit.”

The Red Couch

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Grimes – Art Angels

“Weird, frenetic and a little unsettling at first listen, but that’s all part of its charm – at its core, Art Angels is approachable, warm and compelling. I can relate.”

– The Ghost That We’re Pretty Sure Haunts Our Office