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Staff Picks: Top Releases of 2015

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Our top picks for 2015! List by Nasa, Hafi, Raf, Tim, Shea, Rich, and Brittany 

All year our staff has been reviewing music, going to shows, and interviewing some of our favorite artists. We spend our time breathing in the scene to give you the best of the best. In this list we present an array of artists ranging from the psych riffs of Fuzz to PC Music sweetheart Sophie as well as everything in-between. This list highlights the artists of 2015 killin at the music game and bringing us new relevant tunes to identify with. Releases were picked by our staff with care. Check out 2015 Alt Citizen picks!

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Shopping – Why Choose? (Released November 15) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Sophie – Product (Released November 27) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Fuzz – Fuzz II (Released October 23) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Metz – Metz II (Released May 5) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Shamir – Rachet (Released May 19) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Jenny Hval – Apocalypse, Girl (Released June 8) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Doug Hream Blunt – My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt (Released Oct 16) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Wand – Golem (Released March 17) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Girl Band – Holding Hands With Jamie (Released September 25) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Holly Wax Wing – Peach Winks EP (Released August 14) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Pill – Pill EP (Released March 17) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Going Down (Released September 25) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Dilly Dally – Sore (Released October 9) Listen to full album here. Highlighted track below.

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Action Bronson – Mr Wonderful (Released March 23) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly  (Released March 15) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Tame Impala – Currents (Released July 17) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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FIDLAR – Too (Released September 4) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Bully – Feels Like (Released June 23) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Jamie xx – In Colour (Released June 23) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Grimes – Art Angels (Released November 6) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear (Released February 9) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Beach House – Depression Cherry (Released August 28) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars (Released October 16) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Young Thug – Barter 6 (Released April 16) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Disasterpeace – It Follows OST (Released February 2) Listen to full album here

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Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper (Released January 13) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Ava Luna – Infinite House (Released April 14) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Deerhunter – Fading Frontier (Released October 16) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Downtown Boys – Full Communism (Released May 5) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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PINS – Wild Nights (Released June 8) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect (Released October 9) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below. 

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Shannon and the Clams – Gone by Dawn (Released September 11) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Tijuana Panthers – Max Baker (Released October 2) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Together Pangea – The Phage EP (Released October 16) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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White Reaper – White Reaper Does It Again (Released July 17) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Empress Of – Me (Released September 11) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Battles – La Di Da Di (Released September 18) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Dirty Dishes – Guilty (Released January 27) Listen to the album here

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Dances – Keep Talking (Released November 15) Listen to the album here. Highlight track below.

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Neon Indian – Vega Intl. Night School (Released October 16) Listen to the album here.

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CHVRCHES – Every Eye Open (Released September 25) Listen to the album here

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Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Dont Go Outside (Released March 23) Listen to the album here. 

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Sleater Kinney- No Cities To Love (Released January 20) Listen to the album here


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Bomba Estero – Amanacer (Released October 8) Listen to the album here

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Little Simz – A Curious Tale of Trial + Persons (Released September 18) Listen to the album here

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Kamasi Washington – The Epic (Released September 29) Listen to the album here

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Tyler The Creator – Cherry Bomb (Released April 13) Listen to the album here.  

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Drake – If you are Reading This its Too Late (Released February 13) Listen to the album here

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Lana del Rey – Honeymoon (Released September 18) Listen to the album here. 

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Retail – Die (Released October 30) Listen to the album here

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Parquet Courts – Monastic Living (Released November 13) Listen to the album here

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Sheer Mag – II Ep (Released April 18) Listen to the album here



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Comments

  • No star wars??? Gotta give Jeff Tweedy the credit!!!

    jabadi6 December 17, 2015 10:53 pm