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Best of 2015: Personal Favorites

Kendrick Lamar Bonnaroo 2012

Here are our personal top 10 albums and songs of 2015: Wes Songs:   10. Grimes – “Kill V. Maim” 9. CHVRCHES – “Leave a Trace” 8. Jidenna – “Classic Man” 7. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” 6. Jamie xx – “Loud Places” 5. Tame Impala – “Let It Happen” 4. Vince Staples – “Summertime” 3. Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta” 2. Courtney Barnett – “Pedestrian at Best” 1. Sufjan Stevens – “Fourth of July” Albums:

LxL’s 20 Best Albums of 2015


We are nearly two weeks into the New Year which many would classify as late for end-of-year lists, but we’ve chose to wait for two reasons. First, we want to get it right and make sure we aren’t missing any last second releases like D’Angelo’s Black Messiah last year or Beyonce’s self-titled surprise the year before as well as giving everything a thorough listen. Second, frankly the holidays get in the way and we haven’t had a lot of time.

Amy Documentary Review


EvenE 27 is the sadly the young age that ties together so many legendary musicians we have lost, from Jimi Hendrix to Janis Joplin to Jim Morrison. In the last year, two documentaries were done about dead-at-27 musicians, HBO’s Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck and the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy. Both focus on the coming up/growing up of these two incredible talents, and sadly follow the same pattern.

Our 10 Favorite Bowie Albums


  Editor’s Note: Today is a sad, sad day as one of our all-time favorite musicians and a true musical chameleon has passed. David Bowie was truly one-of-a-kind and a true advocate for the outcast. So we wanted to revisit our favorite Bowie albums list, one which if we were to redo this list, his latest and final release Blackstar really probably should land towards the end of this list: his best album in 35 years. It’s the perfect mourning, funeral album.

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