Musical Year in Review 2015

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:

  1. 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.

  2. Here - Alessia Cara

  3. The Night is Still Young - Nicki Minaj

  4. Don't Kill the Fun - Sevyn Streeter ft. Chris Brown

  5. Player - Tinashe, Chris Brown

Top Albums of 2015: 

  1. Tetsuo & Youth - Lupe Fiasco

  2. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

  3. The Album About Nothing - Wale

  4. Urban Flora - Alina Baraz

  5. Non-Fiction - Ne-Yo

  6. GO:OD A.M. - Mac Miller

  7. Unbreakable - Janet Jackson

  8. Tales from the Land of Milk and Honey - The Foreign Exchange

  9. Cherry Bomb - Tyler, the Creator

  10. I'll be Gorgeous When I Die - Carlitta Durand

  11. Ego Death - The Internet

  12. Ibeyi - Ibeyi

  13. And After that, We Didn't Talk - GoldLink

  14. The Pinkprint - Nicki Minaj

  15. Revenge of the Dreamers II - Dreamville

Top 5 Mix Tapes:

  1. It's Better This Way - Big K.R.I.T.

  2. The Good Fight - Oddisee

  3. Por Vida - Kali Uchis

  4. Aura - ELHAE

  5. You Should Be Here - Kehlani

Heavy Rotation Songs of 2015 [+ Listen Here +]:

  1. The Brightest Star/Afterglow x Nicolay

  2. Religious x Ne-yo

  3. Dance on Me x Goldlink

  4. Alright x Kendrick Lamar

  5. Gone x Snakehips, Syd

  6. Forever (Pt. II) x Snakehips, Kaleem Taylor

  7. Light It Up x Major Lazor, Nyla

  8. Run After You x Bridgette Kelley

  9. Get Away x The Internet

  10. face the sun x Miguel, Lenny Kravitz

  11. Forbidden Knowledge x Raury, Big K.R.I.T.

  12. Unstoppable x Lianne la Havas

  13. Body on me x Rita Ora, Chris Brown

  14. Piano Song x Eryn Allen Kane

  15. 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??

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