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Top 10 Songs of 2015 (no particular order)

“Sedona” // Houndmouth (the anthem to the end of high school)

“Violet” // Hippo Campus (“SING IT BEANS!” #NPHippyCampCrew)

“Shame” // Bad Bad Hats (the salad music video is pure brilliance)

“Coming Home” // Leon Bridges (home sweet home is sweet, but home is also wherever you make it)

“Doing the Right Thing” // Daughter (driving at night on the A1A)

“Gibraltar” // Beirut (Happy Heart)

“Mountain at my Gates” // Foals (it’s been too long since Holy Fire)

“Greek Tragedy” // The Wombats (#WombatsWednesday was the best show I’ve ever been to)

“Loud Places” // Jamie xx (Once upon a time I listened exclusively to the xx for a month straight, this is in ode to that month and conjuring memories)

“Cocoon” // Catfish and the Bottlemen (18 years old)

Top 10 Albums of 2015 (no particular order)

South // Hippo Campus (our #NPHippyCampCrew release party stretched the country)

Our Own House // Misterwives (winter in the library, and tears when they weren’t playing Cultivate anymore)

Midway // Bad Bad Hats (Recent loves, Kerry is like Greta Gerwig as Frances Ha in a very good way)

Vestiges & Claws // Jose Gonzalez (front row for his show in Hollywood, FL and I cried)

Every Open Eye // Chvrches (Lauren Mayberry is the best thing)

Another One // Mac Demarco (cuffed mom jeans and baggy t shirts, “Mac Demarco is gonna get lung cancer”)

M3LL155X // FKA Twigs (outer space and blurry pictures)

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful // Florence and the Machine (QUEEN FLO FOR PRESIDENT 2016)

The Pale Emperor // Marilyn Manson (growing up on heavier music, this one is dedicated to my fantastic parents)

New Glow // Matt & Kim (reminiscing of Rock the Garden 2014 while waiting in line for the show in Ft Lauderdale 2015)

Albums: Encore

Before We Forgot How to Dream // SOAK (summer ceiling fan stares)

Pe’ahi // The Raveonettes (this came out in 2014, but I listened to it HEAVILY in 2015)

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