Best of 2015
PARTY SMASHER INC advocates for artists. We do not pretend our tastes are anything other than idiosyncratic. We generally do not like to get involved in the "horse race" of saying one artist's work is superior to another or any album is truly "better" than the thousands of other albums released in the same year. That said, we have heard quite a few music albums by talented artists, world famous and virtually unknown, since January 1, 2015. These sonic artifacts fully blew our minds and reminded us why we care so much about amplifying the work of artists from around the globe. We think you should know about these musicians, or, if you already do, give their 2015 album another spin.
The following is a collaborative list of favorite albums by PSINC contributors. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have.
Arca - "Mutant"
Best Coast - "California Nights"
Björk - "Vulnicura"
Cattle Decapitation - "The Anthropocene Extinction"
Chelsea Wolfe - "Abyss"
Cult Leader - "Lightless Walk"
Death Grips - "The Powers That B"
Father John Misty - "I Love You, Honeybear"
Fennesz and King Midas Sound - "Edition 1"
HEALTH - "DEATH MAGIC"
High on Fire - "Luminiferous"
Jenny Hval - "Apocalpyse, girl"
Kendrick Lamar - "To Pimp A Butterfly"
King Dude - "Songs of Flesh & Blood - In The Key of Light"
Locrian - "Infinitie Dissolution"
Low - "Ones and Sixes"
Mára - "Surfacing"
Metz - "II"
Napalm Death - "Apex Predator - Easy Meat"
Nils Frahm - "Music for the Motion Picture Victoria"
Oneohtrix Point Never - "Garden of Delete"
Pale Chalice - "Negate the Infinite and Miraculous"
Prurient - "Frozen Niagara Falls"
Squarepusher - "Damogen Furies"
The Innocence Mission - "Hello I Feel The Same"
The Prestige - "Amer"
Vince Staples - "Summertime '06"
Zeus! - "Motomonotono"