Edgar Wright’s Top 50 Tracks Of 2015

It was a great year for music and while there’s a lot I still have to listen to, these are the songs that were on heaviest rotation in my brain this year. (NB. Only one song per artist! Was tough to pick!)

1 / LET IT HAPPEN – TAME IMPALA

2 / GOSH – JAMIE XX

3 / LONESOME STREET – BLUR

4 / A NEW WAVE – SLEATER KINNEY

5 / PEDESTRIAN AT BEST – COURTNEY BARNETT


6 / PISS OFF – FFS

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7 / DEATH IS A GIRL – MINI MANSIONS

8 / DREAMS – BECK

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9/ WEB – THEE OH SEES

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10 / REFLECTIONS – DJANGO DJANGO

11 / WIDE OPEN – THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS feat BECK

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12 / HOTLINE BLING – DRAKE

13 / HUARACHE LIGHTS – HOT CHIP

14 / DAFFODILS (feat KEVIN PARKER) – MARK RONSON

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15 / KING KUNTA – KENDRICK LAMAR

16 / GO! – PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING

17 / DETROIT – GAZ COOMBES

18 / CALIFORNIA NIGHTS – BEST COAST

19/ SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER – SUFJAN STEVENS

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20 / ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH – THE LIBERTINES

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21/ CAN’T KEEP CHECKING MY PHONE – UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

22 / SHAME – YOUNG FATHERS

23 / WHAT KIND OF MAN – FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE

24 / HUNTER – DU BLONDE


25 / THE IDEAL HUSBAND – FATHER JOHN MISTY

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26 / DANI’S BLUES – BOP ENGLISH

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27 / A HEART LIKE HERS – MAC DEMARCO

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28 / FUCKING YOUNG / PERFECT – TYLER, THE CREATOR

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29/ COOL SLUT – CHASTITY BELT

30 / RAISING THE SKATES – SPEEDY ORTIZ

31 / NEVER AWAKE – DRENGE

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32 / WHAT WENT DOWN – FOALS

33 / FLESH WITHOUT BLOOD – GRIMES

34 / DISTANT PAST – EVERYTHING EVERYTHING

35 / SUMMER OF CHANCES – THE CRIBS

36 / COMPLEXITY – EAGLES OF DEATH METAL

37 / WAX DUMMY – THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION

38 / GURDJIEFF’S DAUGHTER – LAURA MARLING

39/ SAPOKANIKAN – JOANNA NEWSOM

40 / SHE MIGHT GET SHOT – JUAN WATERS

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41/ WITHOUT YOU – TOBIAS JESSO JR.

42 / WINDOW SHADES – U.S. GIRLS

43 / MUSIC TO WATCH BOYS BY – LANA DEL REY

44/ SOUBOUR – SONGHOY BLUES

45 / CAN’T FEEL MY FACE – THE WEEKND

46 / HEART IS FULL – MIIKE SNOW

47 / ON THE REGULAR – SHAMIR

48 / RYDERZ – HUDSON MOHAWKE

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49/ THE DAY IS MY ENEMY – THE PRODIGY

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50 / THE RIVER – KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

Here’s a Spotify playlist for all the tracks.

Please note that the following are missing and well worth checking out: Thee Oh Sees, The Cribs, Joanna Newsom, Everything Everything and King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard.

Some of my fav albums include NO CITIES TO LOVE by SLEATER KINNEY, IN COLOUR by JAMIE XX, THE MAGIC WHIP by BLUR, SOMETIMES I SIT AND THINK AND SOMETIMES I JUST SIT by COURTNEY BARNETT, FFS by FFS and THE GREAT PRETENDERS by MINI MANSIONS among many many others.

Enjoy this and tell me what else you liked.

Edgar, 26th Dec 2015

  • mikechalmers

    Good list! I stupidly made a Spotify playlist before noticing you had already done so. Mine has the King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard track at the end though, you might wanna add:

    https://open.spotify.com/user/mikechalmers/playlist/5F1in6hUcM4S5U9wGrjaHI

  • Adam Lock

    Try ‘Brand New – Mene’ :)

  • Эльдар Агасиев

    One of the reasons why I was waiting for the end of the year)

  • Nicholas

    Whoa what a similar list to mine. Especially the top 4, nearly identical, same artists.

  • Pamela

    So awesome! FFS, yes! Going to listen to your list now, thank you : )

  • Sabrina Adl

    Concerning Gaz Coombes I really really love “Detroit” but can’t get over the masterpiece that is “20/20”.
    https://soundcloud.com/gazcoombespresents/2020a

  • http://villings.tumblr.com/ [A]

    holy s**t I don’t know who’s the artist and what’s the track.. I do know Lana del Rey, though.

    I am not hip.

  • AmberGrindstaff

    Always enjoy—Thank you :) great list

    some likes from 2015 :

    Veruca Salt-Laughing In the Sugar Bowl

    Dave Gahan & Soulsavers- All of This and Nothing
    Iron Maiden – Book of Souls
    Adele-Million Years Ago