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the year in music, 2015 – third quarter highlights
September 30, 2015

im going to let the music speak entirely for itself, choosing one single to represent each album.

in chronological order, music youre too late to anticipate:

best album that technically came out in the second quarter but you wouldnt know it because its still not out in america unless you buy it from the band's uk web page:
everything everything/get to heaven

best album by a band whose name sounds like a punk rock band though i dont think they are one:
new politics/vikings

best album with the worst compact disc packaging ive ever seen in my entire life:
nathaniel rateliff & the night sweats/nathaniel rateliff & the night sweats

best album by a band who apparently doesnt understand the definition of sophomore slump:
atlas genius/inanimate objects

best album that confused my brother when i secretly saved it to his spotify:
oh wonder/oh wonder

im basically making this list entirely for my own reference at this point:
bring me the horizon/thats the spirit

best 14th album by a band:
duran duran/paper gods

best album featuring beats reminiscent of the time some dude dropped generic drums on top of an acoustic simon & garfunkel cut in order to better appeal to the masses:
lana del rey/honeymoon

best album featuring one particular lyric repeated in excess of 100 times:
metric/pagans in vegas

best album whose primary songwriter's last name is LeDong if you like switch around the D and the L in it or whatever who cares:
robert delong/in the cards

best album by a band whose origin you couldnt pinpoint hearing them:
chvrchΞs/every open eye

best album by a band whose lead singer is not a girl like i thought she was:
silversun pickups/better nature

in chronological order, music you should be excited for:

new hurts album, 10/09
representative single selected by catherine barnhart

new nothing but thieves album, 10/16

new the hell album, 10/30

new the neighbourhood album, 10/30

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