The Best Songs of 2015: Lacie’s List
Jason Isbell – “If It Takes A Lifetime”
No song released in 2015 resonated with me more.
Ben Folds – “Capable of Anything”
It’s those flitty flouncy flutey flourishes throughout the song… they slay me. And then the laser pews. And then the bippity bops of the trumpet. I just… Y’all should have seen my face the first time I heard this song, I bet it would have been entertaining.
Alabama Shakes – “Gimme All Your Love”
2015 wasn’t my luckiest year when it comes to love… but perhaps I’ll be able to pull this song out in 2016! A girl can hope, anyway…
Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear – “Silent Movies”
I loved this by midyear and I still love it now. Catchy, happy… this song defined the early part of 2015 for me.
The Mountain Goats – “Foreign Object”
I’ve been a fan of John Darnielle’s various projects for about 11 years now, so seeing The Mountain Goats live this past April and dancing, clapping and singing along with so many other fans was a huge highlight of my year. Same as I felt at midyear, this song is super fun.
Tove Styrke – “Even If I’m Loud It Doesn’t Mean I’m Talking To You”
Catchy and lighthearted, sure, but listen closely to the lyrics and you’ll understand why I love this song. Or at least some of you will…
Courtney Barnett – “Pedestrian at Best”
Yep, I still love this one.
The Front Bottoms – “Wolfman”
Be still my aching, 17-year-old heart. This song takes me back.
Josh Ritter – “Getting Ready To Get Down”
This doesn’t resonate with me personally… but I don’t think I’ve heard this a single time without singing along and breaking out into a huge smile. The nod to “Last Dance With Mary Jane” is a favorite moment since that was one of my favorite songs as a teen.
Sleater-Kinney – “A New Wave”
I really like this song but I FREAKIN’ LOVE the video.
Modest Mouse – “Lampshades on Fire”
He’s singing about a party and fires and bones and clones and moving on and … Okay, I don’t really know for sure what is going on in this song, but it gets caught inside my head. Those scientists better figure it out, whatever they are working on.
Laura Marling – “How Can I”
I fell in love with the whole album Short Movie, but this song hit me pretty close to the heart.
PWR BTTM – “Ugly Cherries”
Met this band in Woodstock, NY this past summer and they’re the sweetest people. This album is a lot of fun and I particularly enjoy this song.
Sufjan Stevens – “Should Have Known Better”
Beauty Pill – “Exit Without Saving”
This song sucks you in and really makes you think.
Joanna Newsom – “Leaving The City”
At some point I’ll learn all the words and be able to accurately sing/chant along with her and it will be SO GREAT.