It's that time of year again to share my annual playlist! For those not familiar, I have - for the past few years - been adding music I listen to frequently, to a playlist on whatever streaming service I'm subscribed to. I don't overload it with too many songs, and I end up with a pretty solid mix, typically fifteen to twenty songs.
2015 was an interesting year for music. I really got into The Black Keys, whom I have listened to before but not with the same level of interest. I was also introduced to Wolfmother, whose songs hit me hard: they're fun and full of rock. It makes me miss some of the "heavier" tunes I've listened to in the past. A nice return to form, for sure. I'm really digging this 2015 playlist. The songs are, for the most part, at this comfortable level for me. Nothing too hard, nothing too pop. Quite a bit of older music, and a few new tracks as well that I hope will stand the test of time. So far, I imagine they will: I frequently listen to 2013 and 2015, with 2014 bringing up the fewest listens, as I believe there was a bit more experimentation and inconsistencies throughout. I know the playlist is a good one when I can share it to some friends and they play the entire thing back without giving me one of those "Ryebone, what kind of weird stuff are you into?" looks.
Below is the tracklist, with links to the respective Youtube videos.
1. Wintersleep - Weighty Ghost
2. You + Me - You and Me
3. Serena Ryder - What I Wouldn't Do
4. The Black Keys - Fever
5. The Apache Relay - Ruby
6. Rubblebucket - Carousel Ride
7. Alabama Shakes - Future People
8. Arkells - Come to Light
9. Kandle - Demon
10. Phosphorescent - Song for Zula
11. X Ambassadors - Renegades
12. The Naked and Famous - Young Blood
13. CSS - Alala
14. The Strumbellas - Spirits
15. Mounties - Tokyo Summer
Finally, a link to the previous Annual Singles Series: Singles 2013