I'll be coming up with faves from the year's posts here shortly. Meanwhile, I had a lot of favorite other things this year, and this 30 Rock clip sums them up.
Bully's Feels Like is my favorite album of the year.
I became openly reggae and got big into dub and rocksteady. Check out The Upsetters' "Super Ape." Totally rad.
I discovered 19th-early 20th century composer Erik Satie's Gymnopédies.
I loved Tom Holkenborg's Mad Max: Fury Road score. I listened to his Black Mass score the other night and it's also good. Music scores in general are a new thing for me. I have never had a taste for them until recently.
The new Faith No More, Sol Invictus, was really good.
I like the Leon Bridges album.
The Lil Bub album "Science and Magic" might be the last great album of 2015.
Protomartyr's The Agent Intellect is top notch.
I recently discovered these next few. Johnny Burnette is amazing o.g. rockabilly. Some really raw, rockin' songs. This one is a little more kitschy:
The Vibrators are amazing o.g. punk. Here's the complete Peel Sessions.
Bluesman Tommy Johnson. The band Canned Heat got their name from this song:
Hollywood session man/jazz guitarist Howard Roberts. This is a cut from his excellent 1959 album, Good Pickin's.