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Clayton Bahr's Top 5 Albums of 2015

Tasting Notes host Clayton Bahr shares his five favorite albums of 2015:

5. Belle & Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

A discofied version of Belle and Sebastian. What's not to love?


4. AM & Shawn Lee - Outlines

This is a duo that I respect in their solo efforts. Incorporating electronic, disco, funk, soul and more, this album is the perfect synthesis of all these elements and more.


3. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit

After getting into her 2 EP's last year, this was one of my most anticipated albums to be released this year and it did not disappoint. I love her lyrics, straightforward style and musical panache. Everything hits just right.


2. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell

This album is about Sufjan's parents and is literally the best album he's ever recorded. Perhaps it's the personal touch, but this ranks up there as one of the greats. It will be hard for him to top this.


1. Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space

This is a London musical duo that samples public audio and incorporates it into their music. This particular album utilizes records from 1957-1972 and the race between Russia and the US. This particular album was a wonderful discovery and really digs into the type of electronica I like. I listened to this over and over and over again.


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