Top Ten – Kendra From The Snarks

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Kendra

Kendra lead singer of The Snarks shared her top ten albums of the year. The Snarks will be holding their album release party for their brand new album “It’s like… Carpe, YOLO, Man” on February 6th at the Brass Rail.  The album will be available digitally on January 8th at thesnarks.com

10. White ReaperWhite Reaper Does it Again

Chalked full of garagey goodness

9. Purity RingAnother Eternity

I can’t help myself. This album is chill yet makes me want to dance.

8. FIDLARToo

This album means it’s time to party.

7. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Style

Perfect chill vibe bummer jams for a rainy day.

6. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes Times I Just Sit.

Seeing her play this songs live made this album that much better to listen to. So so good.

5. DeerhunterFading Frontier

Every album they put out takes the band in a different direction. I dig the dreamy feel of this record.

4. METZII

This album brings it. It will melt your face off while making you wish there was a mosh pit in your living room.

3. Kurt Vileb’lieve I’m goin down

I’ll admit it, I’m completely obsessed with Kurt Vile. I may or may not have teared up a little when I saw him play this summer.

2. BullyFeels Like

The opening track “I remember” is such a perfect breakup song I’m genuinely bummed I didn’t write it.

  1. Sleater KinneyCities to Love


    I waited my entire adult life for them to put this album out and I must say it was worth it.

 

The Snarks new EP “It’s like… Carpe, YOLO” recorded by Jason Davis at Off the Cuff.  You can hear their song Counterfeit only on The Point 91fm and you can pick it up over on their soundcloud page.

Top Ten – Nate from Metavari

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Nate from Metavari

Recently I was asked to participate in a year-end list called “10×15” where designers re-imagine the album covers from their top 10 records of the year. I’ve felt incredibly lucky to be a part of the 10×15 project this year. When The Point asked for my year-end list, I thought a perfect recap would be to catalog my contributions to 10×15 here on their blog.

Be sure to check out all the designers involved in “10×15” at 10×2015.com!

#10

Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete

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An abrasive collage of seemingly unfinished avant EDM jammers. A 45-minute retreat for both the halcyon and the insane.

#9

Night Beds – Ivywild

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Singer-songwriter/alt-country is so rarely in my year-end list. Unless of course the singer-songwriter takes a huge risk, shifts gears, writes an electronic/r&b record in collaboration with his brother and nearly 20 other producers/musicians and hits the whole damn thing outta the park. Coincidentally, I was lucky enough to design the retail packaging for this thing.

#8

Airbird & Napolian – Mr. Foolish

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Debut collaborative full-length from Los Angeles producer, Napolian Evans, and easily one of my most admired living electronic music producers—Brooklyn’s, Joel Ford. To boot, “In The Zone,” is my favorite track of 2015.

#7

Tame Impala – Currents

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Gorgeously quirky pop songs. Previously disguised as psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll. Currently marinating in nostalgic electronics. Check please.

#6

Beat Connection – Product 3

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Sleek electropop who’s not afraid to deconstruct, experiment and risk accessibility for incredibly thoughtful composition. The curation of sounds—the whirlwind of production that can make or break an electronic record—feels virtually flawless on Product 3.

#5

Cities Aviv – Your Discretion Is Trust

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Hip-hop as seen through some sort of mangled lens that harkens to both industrial and rhythm & blues records of the early 90s. And also doesn’t.

#4

Jamie xx – In Colour

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I’ve listened to this record 247 times since May 29, 2015 and the plays do not appear to be slowing down just yet. Unfortunately for “In Colour,” three pretty remarkable records stole my heart this Summer and left this at #4. But that doesn’t tell you what this sounds like. It’s just more electronic music on my top ten. Somebody with the Wikipedia username, “AssortedLiquorice,” calls it “future garage.”

#3

Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh

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Eight tracks encompassing the “sweeping emotional and physical power of sound.”

#2

CFCF – The Colours of Life

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CFCF (aka Mike Silver) wrote a single song building on themes from Phil Collins’ “Hand in Hand” and milestones from the 70’s new age label, Windham Hill Records. It’s a smooth, yet wildly rhythmic, instrumental pop adventure. A single 40-min song broken into 12 tracks. Reminiscent of moments in Steve Reich’s catalog or Edgar Froese/Tangerine Dream’s “Virgin Era.” Here’s the first 3:53.

#1

Health – Death Magic

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Drenched in darkness. Seeping beauty. Stomping out the light with such thunder while singing to you with tears in its eyes. There are tracks on Death Magic that just annihilate me. And yet tracks like “Life” or “L.A. Looks” that peel off like unabashed pop singles. That marvelous moment in life when you come across something that feels like it was made just for you. Death Magic was this for me in 2015.

You can listen to both Metavari’s electronic debut (Moonless) and their 7-inch single (Oh Diane) from this year on metavari.com.

Top Ten – Wes Davis

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Top Ten – Homestead Teacher Scott Hill

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10. Car Seat Headrest–Teens of Style

9. Helen–The Original Faces

8. Jamie XX–In Colour

7. Courtney Barnett–Sometimes I Just Sit and Think . . .

6. Thee Oh Sees–Mutilator Defeated at Last

5. Kacey Musgraves–Pageant Material

4. Panda Bear–Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

3. Kurt Vile–b’lieve I’m going down . . .

2. Tame Impala–Currents

1. Sufjan Stevens–Carrie and Lowell

Top 10 of 2015 – Dr. Downs Superintendent of SACS

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Dr. Phil Downs – Southwest Allen County Schools Superintendent

 

Top 10 (In No Particular Order)

 

Jim O’Rourke Simple Songs

Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly (Warning: Mature Content)

Sleater Kinney No Cities to Love

Kawasi Washington The Epic

Wilco Star Wars

Kacey Musgraves Pageant Material

The Decemberists What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

Jason Isbell Something More than Free

Honeyhoney 3

Ryan Adams 1989

 

Honorable Mention

Dwight Yoakam Second Hand Heart

Leon Bridges Coming Home

Chris Stapleton Traveller

Florence and the Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

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