100 For 2015: The Blog Awakens

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2015 has been a truly wild year. Personally, I kicked it off by getting engaged to my lovely lady and ended it by saying farewell to Apple and hello to my new home of New Orleans. I’ll let you take a guess as to which of these things led to this blog’s resurrection, even if I’m a bit too swamped to host downloads still.

Politically and musically, though, things seemed to start and end on similar notes, with Kendrick Lamar releasing “The Blacker The Berry” (and its funkier cousin, song of the year winner “King Kunta”), while pop savior Dev Hynes summed up another exhausting year of protest and tragedy with “Sandra’s Smile” (clocking it in at number four). After political music has been in the wilderness or poorly mishandled over the last decade and change (Black Messiah notwithstanding), it’s been a year of anger and nuance meeting more often than not, and it’s about time.

Tangents aside, this has been one of the best years for music in recent memory, whether artists were blurring the lines between every genre imaginable or bringing back jheri funk and ‘70s singer-songwriter tropes. After the jump are my 100 favorite tracks of 2015 in all their streaming glory, and I might add that I could have easily made this “200 for 2015” if I really wanted to. Stay tuned, and see you in 2016!

STREAM — 100 FOR 2015: A KID PRETENTIOUS MIX

Tracklist:

1. Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”
2. Shamir – “Make A Scene”
3. Jamie XX feat. Romy – “Loud Places”
4. Blood Orange – “Sandra’s Smile”
5. Real Lies – “Black Market Blues”
6. Courtney Barnett – “Depreston”
7. Father John Misty – The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt.”
8. Tame Impala – “Yes I’m Changing”
9. LE1F – “Rage”
10. Yumi Zouma – “Catastrophe”
11. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”
12. Korallreven – “Here In Iowa”
13. Kelela – “Rewind”
14. Leon Bridges – “River”
15. Vince Staples – “Norf Norf”
16. Sufjan Stevens – “Should Have Known Better”
17. Baio – “Brainwash Yrrr Face”
18. Stormzy – “Know Me From”
19. Day Wave – “Drag”
20. Chromatics – “In Films”
21. Grimes – “Flesh Without Blood”
22. Skylar Spence – “Can’t You See”
23. Tobias Jesso Jr. – “How Could You Babe”
24. Shura – “White Light”
25. Seven Davis Jr. – “Sunday Morning”
26. Formation – “All The Rest Is Noise”
27. Sleater-Kinney – “A New Wave”
28. MNEK – “More Than A Miracle”
29. Hinds – “San Diego”
30. Chance The Rapper feat. Saba – “Angels”
31. !!! – “Every Little Bit Counts”
32. Skepta – “Shutdown”
33. Ducktails – “Headbanging In The Mirror”
34. Jay Rock feat. Black Hippy – “Vice City”
35. Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney – “All Day”
36. Miguel – “Coffee”
37. Tanlines – “Pieces”
38. Miami Horror feat. Aaron Miller & Gavin Turek – “Cellophane (So Cruel)”
39. Earl Sweatshirt – “Grief”
40. Tink – “Ratchet Commandments”
41. Lemonade feat. Dee Dee – “Dancer On The Shore”
42. Delorean – “Bena”
43. Floating Points – “Silhouettes (I, II, III)”
44. Waxahatchee – “Under A Rock”
45. Ben Browning – “Make It Easy”
46. Panama – “Jungle”
47. Postiljonen – “Wait”
48. Tear Council – “My Car”
49. Hot Chip – “Need You Now”
50. Dam-Funk – “We Continue”
51. Beat Connection – “Illusion”
52. Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique feat. Maluca – “Love Is Free”
53. The Internet feat. Kaytranada – “Girl”
54. Eskimeaux – “Broken Necks”
55. Drake – “Know Yourself”
56. Favela – “Future Visions”
57. Destroyer – “Times Square”
58. Hudson Mohawke – “Ryderz”
59. CHVRCHES – “Leave A Trace”
60. Toro Y Moi – “Run Baby Run”
61. Juiceboxxx – “Open Up Your Life”
62. Snakehips feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper – “All My Friends”
63. That’s Nice feat. Josh Moriarty – “Holiday”
64. The Radio Dept. – “This Repeated Sodomy”
65. Janet Jackson feat. J. Cole – “No Sleeep”
66. Summer Heart – “Thinkin’ Of U”
67. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Warm Blood”
68. Majical Cloudz – “So Blue”
69. YG – “Twist My Fingaz”
70. Jam City – “Unhappy”
71. Ben Khan – “Zenith”
72. Cyril Hahn feat. Yumi Zouma – “Same”
73. Autre Ne Veut – “Panic Room”
74. Chad Valley – “True”
75. Chastity Belt – “Cool Slut”
76. LA Priest – “OINO”
77. Elvis Depressedly – “N.M.S.S.”
78. Only Real – “Daisychained”
79. Roosevelt – “Night Moves”
80. Mac McCaughan – “Real Darkness”
81. Lo-Fi-Fnk – “U Don’t Feel The Same”
82. Wet – “Weak”
83. Benoit & Sergio – “Dancing Shoes”
84. Nao – “Zillionaire”
85. Retiree – “This Place”
86. Disclosure feat. Gregory Porter – “Holding On”
87. Lion Babe – “Impossible”
88. COMPNY – “Gently Let You Down”
89. Empress Of – “How Do You Do It”
90. Chic – “I’ll Be There”
91. Escort – “If You Say So”
92. Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
93. Chairlift – “Ch-Ching”
94. Dornik – “Stand In Your Line”
95. Craft Spells – “Our Park By Night”
96. Tamaryn – “Hands All Over Me”
97. Midnight To Monaco – “Suicide”
98. Martin Courtney – “Airport Bar”
99. BOA – “Holier”
100. Liss – “Try”

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