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Kris Kerry’s Favorite 25 Albums of 2015

January 19, 2016
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As the booker of the Rialto, Kris Kerry listens to and sees more bands than your average Tucsonan. He also volunteers for the station in a unique capacity. In addition to reviewing CDs, he also researches and delivers the classic pick of the week. It’s no surprise then, that’s he delivered more than a top 10 list. He gave us 25 plus some honorable mentions:

So I’m just getting around to this… The Kris Kerry top 25 albums of 2015. I listen to a lot, but I’m sure I missed something great. So, please understand there might be changes to this list in the future.

1. Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
2. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
3. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
4. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
5. Ryan Adams – 1989
6. Israel Nash – Israel Nash’s Silver Season
7. All Them Witches – Dying Surfer Meets His Maker
8. Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People
9. Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down
10. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I just Sit
11. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – self-titled
12. Benjamin Clementine – At Least For Now
13. Gary Clark Jr. – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
14. The Arcs – Yours, Dreamily
15. Blur – The Magic Whip
16. Tame Impala – Currents
17. Kamasi Washington – The Epic
18. Laura Marling – Short Movie
19. Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
20. Bomba Estéro – Amanecer
21. Belle & Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
22. Daniel Romano – If I’ve Only One Time Askin’
23. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
24. Jamie XX – In Colour
25. Mikal Cronin – MCIII

Runners up:
BC Camplight – How To Die In The North
Beach House – Depression Cherry
Best Coast – California Nights
Calexico – Edge Of The Sun
The Bird and The Bee – Recreational Love
Fuzz – II
José González – Vestiges & Claws
Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
Shannon & The Clams – Gone by the Dawn
Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
Wilco – Star Wars

 

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