December 17, 2015

Vivacranewife’s Favorite Albums from 2015

Twin Shadow - Eclipe
I started running this summer. It's kind of huge; when I texted my husband that I went on my first run he responded "WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?" But it's also amazing and I love this new part of my life. For the first couple of months, I only ran to this album: instead of an app that informed me of progress, I gauged my improvement by where I was vs. what song was playing. I'm a slow runner, but I'm steadily improving. Pitchfork hates this album.

Father John Misty - I Love You Honeybear
This album is like good satire: you can not really listen and just enjoy it, and then you can really listen and be like "HOLY SHIT" and the see the entire world differently. Incidentally, he does a mind blowing cover of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space."

Lord Huron - Strange Trails
My children listened to Strange Trails every night for probably three months and I still didn't get tired of it.

The Decemberists-What a Beautiful World, What a Terrible World
Colin Meloy has handled aging and adulthood beautifully. He's stayed weird and awesome and moving.

Ryan Adams-1989
I'm not kidding, I cried when I listened to his cover of Out of the Woods.

I haven't actually listened to it but COME ON. Have you listened to "Hello"? Of course you have. Did your heart explode? It did.