Best Releases of the First Half of 2015

by Deanna Chapman

I wanted to write a bit about each of these releases but I figured I already took long enough just deciding on the list as it is. I try to listen to various genres and I think this list definitely reflect that, although, I don’t have any hip-hop albums on here. That will likely change by the end of the year. So, without further adieu, here are my top 10 albums and top 5 EPs for the first half of 2015 (in no particular order). 

Mid-Year Albums:

Sorority Noise – Joy, Departed

Leon Bridges – Coming Home

The Early November – Imbue

Hidden Hospitals – Surface Tension

The Districts – A Flourish and A Spoil

Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsugi

Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material

Tori Kelly – Unbreakable Smile

Daisyhead – The Smallest Light

Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect

Mid-Year EPs:

All Get Out – Movement

You, Me, and Everyone We Know – Dogged

Koji – Fury

Sundressed – Dig Up A Miracle

Have Mercy/Somos – Split