Category Archives: End of Year Lists

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.

The Best Live Acts of 2015


When it comes to end of year lists, you tend to just see half of the music world covered: recorded music. But many more people are interested in live music, and in turn want to know who are the acts I should be spending my hard-earned dollars to go see. That’s what we try to accomplish each year with our favorite live acts list. While certainly not comprehensive, these are the 10 acts we saw that we would say are

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