Top 100 Albums of 2015

by, Art Carny

Without further ado, I present to you the best one hundred albums (and ep’s) of 2015 (in alphabetical order, because rankings are arbitrary and comparing one album to another is apples and oranges in that each is an individual work, seeking independent outcomes and presenting varying experiences).  Enjoy and see you in 2016, the year of the monkey…

Alex Calder, Strange Dreams (Captured Tracks)
All Dogs, Kicking Every Day (Salinas)

Ava Luna, Infinite House (Western Vinyl)
Aye Nako, The Blackest Eye (Don Giovani)

Beach House, Depression Cherry (Sub Pop)

Beach House, Thank Your Lucky Stars (Sub Pop)

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Mixtape Monday – Tape 10: Side A – “Hang Ten with the Surf Ape”

by, Art Carny

The best way I can properly describe the theme for this mixtape is to do so with a little help from the dialogue intro to Weezer’s 1994 hit, “Undone – The Sweater Song”:

[Matt:] Hey bra, how we doin’ man?
[Karl:] All right.
[Matt:] It’s been a while man, life’s so rad!
This band’s my favorite man, don’t ya love ’em?
[Karl:] Yeah.
[Matt:] Aw man, you want a beer?
[Karl:] All right.
[Matt:] Aw man, this is the best. I’m so glad we’re all back together and stuff.
This is great, man.
[Karl:] Yeah.
[Matt:] Hey, did you know about the party after the show?
[Karl:] Yeah.
[Matt:] Aw man, it’s gonna be the best, I’m so stoked! Take it easy bra’.