End of Year Lists

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End of Year Lists

What did you like most about the music of 2015? What were your favourite songs? Who are your favourite new artists? Best concerts? Biggest disappointments? Hopes and dreams for 2016? Think about it and then send your list to me at alan@edge.ca and I’ll make sure they get published.

The Songs


Top 6 Songs of 2015 According to Tony B

  1. Houndmouth, “Sedona”
  2. Strumbellas, “Spirits”
  3. Cold War Kids, “First”
  4. Cage the Elephant, “Mess Around”
  5. Twenty-One Pilots, “Tear in My Heart
  6. Coleman Hell, “2 Heads”

Nelson Pinto’s Top 10 Songs of the Year in No Particular Order

  1. Metric, “The Shade (I Want It All)”
  2. Chvrches, “Leave a Trace”
  3. Yukon Blonde, “Saturday Night”
  4. Walk the Moon, “Shut Up and Dance”
  5. Silversun Pickups, “Nightlight”
  6. Florence + The Machine, “What Kind of Man”
  7. Beck, “Dreams”
  8. Coldplay, “Adventure of a Lifetime”
  9. Corral the Pachyderm, “Mess Around”
  10. Alessia Cara, “Here”

Alex Xander’s Songs to Make Me Move and Feel 

  1. Death From Above 1979, “White Is Red”
  2. Nathaniel Rateliffe & The Night Sweats, “I Need Never Get Old”
  3. Elle King, “America’s Sweetheart”
  4. James Bay, “Hold Back The River”
  5. Joss Stone, “Love Me”
  6. The Chemical Brothers, “G0
  7. AWOLNATION, “Like People, Like Plastic”
  8. Adele, “Hello”
  9. Death Cab For Cutie, “You’ve Haunted Me All My Life”
  10. Mumford & Sons, “Believe”

Ashley Goertzen’s Top 5 Songs

  1. Sedona – Houndmouth
  2. Black Me Out – Against Me
  3. Crystals-Of Monsters and Men
  4. Fire and the Flood- Vance Joy
  5. Mumford and Sons-Believe

Stephen Herzog’s Top 5 Songs of 2015

  1. Metric – The Shade
  2. The Weepies — No Trouble
  3. Cœur de Pirate — Carry On
  4. Death Cab for Cutie — Black Sun
  5. The Zolas — Fell In Love With New York

The Voices


Vanessa Perrella’s Top 10 Male Voices of 2015

  1. Hozier
  2. Vance Joy
  3. BORNS
  4. Dave Monks
  5. Scott Helman
  6. George Ezra
  7. James Bay
  8. Father John Misty
  9. Kevin Parker (Tame Impala)
  10. Luke Lalonde (Born Ruffians)

Vanessa Perrella’s Top Female Voices of 2015

  1. Adele
  2. Courtney Barnett
  3. Lowell
  4. Danielle McTaggart (Dear Rouge)
  5. Stefanie McCarrol (Brave Shores)
  6. Lauren Mayberry (CHVCHES)
  7. Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir (Of Monsters and Men)
  8. Lorde
  9. BANKS
  10. Tove Lo

Amrit Sandhu’s Top Female Voices of 2015

  1. Gwen Stefani (No Doubt)
  2. Shirley Manson (Garbage)
  3. Karen O.
  4. Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes)
  5. Nikki Monninger(Silversun Pickups)
  6. Megan James (Purity Ring)
  7. Alexis Krauss (Sleigh Bells)
  8. Stefanie McCarrol (Brave Shores)
  9. Ellie Rowsell (Wolf Alice)
  10. Kara Lane (K.I.D. – Kids in dispair)

The Albums


Stephanie Poirier’s Top Album of the Year

  1. New Order, “Plastic” (although, the whole album Music Complete is very good)
  2. Robert DeLong, “Long Way Down”
  3. Death Cab for Cutie, “Black Sun”
  4. Nothing But Thieves, “Trip Switch”
  5. Death from Above 1979, “White is Red”
  6. The Struts, “Could Have Been Me”
  7. Beck, “Dreams”
  8. Mother Mother, “Modern Love”
  9. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, “S.O.B.”
  10. Coleman Hell, “2 Heads”

Craig Kurysh’s Top LPs

  1. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit & Think….
  2. Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down
  3. Foals – What Went Down
  4. Sleater Kinney – No Cities To Love
  5. Deerhunter – Fading Frontier

D.S. Barrett’s Top 10 Albums

  1. Terra Lightfoot – Every Time My Mind Runs Wild
  2. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  3. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  4. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – eponymous
  5. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
  6. City & Colour – If I Should Go Before You
  7. Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People
  8. Best Coast – California Nights
  9. Metric – Pagans In Vegas
  10. Alvvays – eponymous

April Potter’s Top 5 New Albums

  1. Silversun Pickups – Better Nature
  2. Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
  3. Cage The Elephant – Tell Me I’m Pretty
  4. Muse – Drones
  5. Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

April Potter’s Top 5 Vintage Albums

  1. Stone Temple Pilots – Core (1992)
  2. Portishead – Dummy (1994)
  3. No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom (1995)
  4. Sonic Youth – Goo (1990)
  5. Weezer – The Blue Album (1994)