Monday 8 June 2015

Favourite Albums Of 2015 (So Far)

A short explanation of this post. As we’re almost halfway through the year we thought we’d publish our 9 most played albums of the year so far (most played takes into account the number of weeks the record has been released). ‘Most played’ can often be quite subjective but in this case it’s deadly accurate – we’ve been recording every play and part play on a spreadsheet. (We're geeky like that)

Questions and answers

Why isn’t such and such an album on the list?

Because we haven’t played it much as these in the past 6 months. We might have not even played it all. This top 9 is taken from the 33 albums released in 2015 that we’ve listened to fully through at least once.

If they’re your most played are they also your favourites?

That depends on how you define favourite. By and large the answer to this is yes, they’re our favourites over the last 6 months.

Why 9 – seems a funny number?

Because by a strange mathematical turn, it turns out that there are 7 further records tying in 10th place at this moment in time. If we had played any one of those records just once they would have formed the 10th place on their own. 

Will you be doing your usual end of year write ups of your favourite records of the year?

Yes, and we’d expect at least 4 or 5 in this list to feature, plus maybe one or two more that 'grow' on us as the year continues.

The records are (in no particular order):

Public Service Broadcasting – The Race For Space
Purity Ring – Another Eternity
Jamie XX – In Colour
Curxes – Verxes
The Staves – If I Was
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Charli XCX – Sucker
The Shires – Brave
East India Youth – Culture Of Volume

You can listen to 1 track from each album on the playlist below.

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