2015 Top Five Favourite Albums
The last of my 2015 Top Fives and I will end on a musical note with my 2015 Top Five Favourite Albums. I have probably missed a few good ones, and I am always looking for recommendations but from those that I downloaded and admired these were the ones I kept going back to:
1) Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind
I was never a great fan of the banjo folky rock stuff. But this with full on electric guitar was brilliant. Powerful singalong rocky anthems. Thank you.
2) The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It
Three years since the awesome Given To The Wild, this album was recorded in an Elephant & Castle and is a tribute to the band’s south London Roots. Beutifully crafted, passionately delivered. Fantastic.
3) Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony
The Welsh rockers have been around for a while, but I think they only really took off last year. Recommended early in the year by a mate, the sound is nothing very new but this was my go to listener for a good few months, so I had to include them.
4) Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams
Starry eyed pop at it’s best. Coldplay have done it again, but I thought this album was their most accomplished for some time.
5) Grimes – Art Angels
New to me this lady otherwise known as Canadian Claire Boucher. Mainstream yet a very original sound. Some deep and playful lyrics too.
There were a few other favourites, so honourable mentions to: Foals – What Went Down, Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon, New Order – Music Complete.
My complete list of My 2015 Top Five Favourites: