In keeping with tradition, the time has finally arrived for the annual Musical Year in Review, where I summarize the year in music to the best of my ability. It's been a pleasure compiling these year end play list. When the music scene is as explosive as it has been, it's always hard to narrow down my favorites and never feels complete, but I've invested a lot of time and effort towards documenting the run down of the music I've been loving in 2015.
Let's begin with...
Best Videos of 2015:
WTF (Where They From) - Missy Elliot, Pharrell Williams
Let me just put it out there and say the news of this particular collaboration made me incredibly happy. Both the song and the video were even more DOPE than I expected them to be.
Here - Alessia Cara
Top Albums of 2015:
Tetsuo & Youth - Lupe Fiasco
To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
The Album About Nothing - Wale
Urban Flora - Alina Baraz
Non-Fiction - Ne-Yo
GO:OD A.M. - Mac Miller
Unbreakable - Janet Jackson
Tales from the Land of Milk and Honey - The Foreign Exchange
Cherry Bomb - Tyler, the Creator
I'll be Gorgeous When I Die - Carlitta Durand
Ego Death - The Internet
Ibeyi - Ibeyi
And After that, We Didn't Talk - GoldLink
The Pinkprint - Nicki Minaj
Revenge of the Dreamers II - Dreamville
Top 5 Mix Tapes:
Heavy Rotation Songs of 2015 [+ Listen Here +]:
The Brightest Star/Afterglow x Nicolay
Religious x Ne-yo
Dance on Me x Goldlink
Alright x Kendrick Lamar
Gone x Snakehips, Syd
Forever (Pt. II) x Snakehips, Kaleem Taylor
Light It Up x Major Lazor, Nyla
Run After You x Bridgette Kelley
Get Away x The Internet
face the sun x Miguel, Lenny Kravitz
Forbidden Knowledge x Raury, Big K.R.I.T.
Unstoppable x Lianne la Havas
Body on me x Rita Ora, Chris Brown
Piano Song x Eryn Allen Kane
Sunday Candy x Donnie Trumpet, The Social Experiment
Although it always feels like there are components missing on list like this, I'm curious to know what was on your 2015 musical radar??