The Best Songs of 2015 (So Far): Lacie’s List
Lacie’s been spending 2015 thus far hiking with her dog, Friday, drinking way too much coffee and watching Adventure Time. Friday’s favorite music genre is 60s Beach Pop (it reminds her of her birthplace), and therefore was not helpful with this list at all. Also because she’s a dog and can not type.
8. Action Bronson (feat. Chance the Rapper) – “Baby Blue”
Because: This video is fantastic and Chance really shines.
7. Courtney Barnett – “Pedestrian At Best”
Because: I have only just recently fallen in love with this track and am looking forward to jumping into her universe and falling in love with more of her material.
6. Chris Stapleton – “Traveller”
Because: Another fantastic album, Traveller is full of brilliance, this just being one highlight.
5. The Mountain Goats – “Foreign Object”
Because: From the March 2015 release Beat The Champ (which is overall superb), this is my favorite track. Such a happy, lighthearted tune…
4. Leonard Cohen – “Nevermind”
Because: I’m really trying to stick with True Detective Season 2, which this is the theme song for. Originally published as a poem in 2005, and then on his 2014 album Popular Problems, so just another example of how I don’t follow rules…
3. Houndmouth – “Black Gold”
Because: I’ve been digging their entire album Little Neon Limelight and this is my favorite track.
2. Shakey Graves (feat. Esme Patterson) – “Dearly Departed”
Because: This song is from his 2014 album And The War Came but I didn’t hear it until 2015, so I am counting it because it haunts me.
1. Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear – “Silent Movies”
Because: So. Damn. Catchy. These two humans make me so happy. The entire album Skeleton Crew is magic.