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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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Father John Misty - "Date Night" (track review)

Josh Tillman's harrowing account of the hookup culture pronounced so profoundly in many of today's dating expenditures translates well into a funky piece of acid folk.

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Father John Misty Turns Inward on 'God's Favorite Customer'

Forgoing the epic sweep of his previous album, Josh Tillman takes things down a notch, but still delivers a beautiful, unique album.

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Father John Misty - "Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution"

Father John tackles the modern age and wins. It’s hard to write an anti-consumerist tune and not come off as monumentally preachy, but he just about does it.

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Father John Misty: Pure Comedy

Joshua Tillman has crafted one of the year’s most undoubtedly ambitious albums, melding of-the-moment musings with classicist songwriting. It’s his best work yet.

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At Home with Father John Misty: "I'm basically a meme at this point"

“People act like there’s this glut of artists doing what I do,” Father John Misty said. “I’m basically a meme at this point. But who else does this? Even when I’m writing a pop song, my values are markedly different."

Mikael Wood
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Father John Misty - "Pure Comedy" (The Film) (Singles Going Steady)

The clips of the songs are all the proof you need that Pure Comedy is going to be a groundbreaker and one of 2017's best albums.

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Governors Ball 2016: Beck and the Strokes Deliver the Classics

The most intriguing moment of the opening day to Governors Ball came during an organ-only ballad from the Strokes.

Silas Valentino
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Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear

Josh Tillman leaves the depression that triggered his beloved debut behind. In its place is the subject of love in all its beauty and messiness.

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Josh Tillman: The History of Caves

Father John's soundtrack to his wife's upcoming short film wants to be hypnotic and foreboding; it settles for fitfully pretty and forgettable.

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The Best New Artists of 2012

The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.

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Capitol Hill Block Party: 20 - 22 July 2012 - Seattle

A weekend full of live music including performances by Neko Case, Aesop Rock, Major Lazer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Youth Lagoon, Thee Oh Sees, Doomtree, Father John Misty, John Maus, Porcelain Raft, Spaceghostpurrp, King Tuff, Blood Diamonds and more.

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Father John Misty: Fear Fun

J. Tillman, formerly Fleet Foxes' drummer, proves he can do just fine on his own with Fear Fun.

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Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for May

With summer just around the corner, May boasts a loaded record release schedule that’ll fill up your iPod with plenty of new music for that vacation that can’t come soon enough.

Matthew Fiander and Arnold Pan

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