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The 80 Best Albums of 2015

Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.

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CMJ 2015 Night 3: John Grant at Rough Trade + Quilt and Dungen at Baby's

With a lengthy second night of CMJ behind me, on the third night, I took it more relaxed and caught full sets from John Grant and Quilt.

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Dungen: Allas Sak

Dungen have mastered the subtle art of moving on sonically while still remaining true to their aesthetics.

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Brown Recluse: Evening Tapestry

On their full-length debut, the Philadelphia band takes the psych rock-sunshine pop combo of their early EPs and gives it a spooky twist.

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Dungen:14 August 2009 - Brooklyn, NY

Dungen’s demeanor is the anti-rock star. Their onstage smiles, gratitude and grace are what sifts and separates Dungen from the pile of Zeppelin wannabes.

Rachel Brodsky
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Dungen: 4

With 4, Dungen have made their best record yet, one that doesn't sacrifice any variety in its more stripped down approach.

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Dungen: Tio Bitar

The band that taught indie kids that it's okay to enjoy jazz flute makes a triumphant return on its fifth album.

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Elk City, Céu, Elliott Smith

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Splendour in the Grass 2006

We drove for 18 hours, but others came from Melbourne (38 hours round trip) and Western Australia (unspeakably far away) to pay their respects to the gods of rock.

Nick Gunn
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Dungen

These Swedes turn the clock back to a time when having a beard wasn't ironic and dropping a sheet of acid was considered polite...

Audra Schroeder
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Dungen: 1999-2001

Rob Horning

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