Lists of 2015

I took a break from top tens last year due to… I don’t know. Something like not really being interested? Anyway, here we go again.


Top Ten most played songs from 2015 in my iTunes

  1. Destroyer – Dream Lover
  2. Destroyer – Girl In A Sling
  3. Modest Mouse – Lampshades on Fire
  4. Destroyer – Times Square
  5. Wilco – Random Name Generator
  6. Everything Everything – Distant Past
  7. Modest Mouse – Be Brave
  8. Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil – Terra (live at Jazz in Mariac)
  9. Blur – I Broadcast
  10. Everything Everything – Regret

A pretty interesting year. Probably my favourite album of the year was the Everything Everything one. Luke Kennard said he played that one so much that he sort of wore it out very quickly and I was the same. The Wilco one is probably the album I go back to most.


Top Ten most played songs from 2015 in my iTunes, adjusted to one song per band

  1. Destroyer – Dream Lover
  2. Modest Mouse – Lampshades On Fire
  3. Wilco – Random Name Generator
  4. Everything Everything – Distant Past
  5. Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil – Terra (live at Jazz in Mariac)
  6. Blur – I Broadcast
  7. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
  8. Sleater Kinney – Surface Envy
  9. Andrew Bird – The Fake Headlines
  10. Django Django – Shake And Tremble

The Sleater Kinney and Django Django albums are splendid. And you don’t like Uptown Funk? I think you’re wrong.


Other albums I liked not represented in this list

Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness

The Belle & Sebastian album was okay, but I haven’t really gone back to it. Good singles on El Vy and Dilly Dally albums. I’m only just scratching the surface of Kendrick Lamar and Kamasi Washington albums, but they’re pretty great so far.


Top Ten Films of the Year

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Inside Out
  3. The Martian
  4. Brooklyn
  5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  6. The Lady In The Van
  7. Amy
  8. Selma
  9. Ant-Man
  10. Sicario


Worst Film of the Year

Kingsman: The Secret Service. I really disliked that film.


Top Five Plays of the Year

  1. I Want My Hat Break, National Theatre (Temporary Theatre)
  2. A View From The Bridge, Wyndham’s Theatre (Young Vic production)
  3. Pirates of Penzance, ENO, Coliseum
  4. King Charles III, Wyndham’s Theatre (Almeida production)
  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Gielgud Theatre (National Theatre production)

Turns out I really like plays that transfer to the Wyndham’s.


Top 10 most played songs in iTunes – all time

  1. Queens of the Stone Age – The Lost Art of Keeping A Secret
  2. Spoon – Finer Feelings
  3. Spoon – Everything Hits At Once
  4. St Vincent – Actor Out Of Work
  5. Arcade Fire – Ready To Start
  6. Queens of the Stone Age – Go With The Flow
  7. Beck – Hell Yes
  8. Death From Above 1979 – Romantic Rights
  9. Janelle Monae – Tightrope
  10. Lambchop – Slipped Dissolved and Loosed