The Round Up: 2015

THE ROUND UP: 2015

DECEMBER '15


2015 HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE YEAR FOR MUSIC. 

AS IT COMES TO AN END WE PRESENT OUR FAVOURITES FROM THE YEAR. 


THIS LIST IS A SMALL SELECTION OF SOME OF THE AMAZING MUSIC THAT HAS BEEN RELEASED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS. IT INCLUDES FULL-LENGTHS, EPS AND 12"S FROM A RANGE OF ARTISTS THAT WE HAVEN'T STOPPED LISTENING TO. 

 

THEY ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER. WHY? 

BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN PERSONAL ATTACHMENT TO ONE RELEASE OR ANOTHER - NO ONE RECORD IS "THE BEST". 

YOU MAY AGREE WITH OUR SELECTION, YOU MAY NOT. BUT WE'RE SURE YOU'LL FIND SOMETHING THAT YOU'LL LIKE.


CLICK ON A PIECE OF ARTWORK TO HEAR A TRACK FROM THAT RELEASE.


 METZ - II (SUB POP)

METZ - II (SUB POP)

 HENRY WU - GOODMORNING PECKHAM (RHYTHM SECTION)

HENRY WU - GOODMORNING PECKHAM (RHYTHM SECTION)

 ALIF - AYANAMA RTAMA (NAWA RECORDINGS)

ALIF - AYANAMA RTAMA (NAWA RECORDINGS)

 PAT THOMAS & KWASHIBU AREA BAND (STRUT RECORDS)

PAT THOMAS & KWASHIBU AREA BAND (STRUT RECORDS)

 KAMASI WASHINGTON - THE EPIC (BRAINFEEDER)

KAMASI WASHINGTON - THE EPIC (BRAINFEEDER)

 GOLDEN TICKET - GOLDEN RULES (LEX RECORDS)

GOLDEN TICKET - GOLDEN RULES (LEX RECORDS)

 RUBY RUSHTON - TWO FOR JOY (22A)

RUBY RUSHTON - TWO FOR JOY (22A)

 SHERWOOD & PINCH - LATE NIGHT ENDLESS (TECTONIC RECORDINGS)

SHERWOOD & PINCH - LATE NIGHT ENDLESS (TECTONIC RECORDINGS)

 SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH (THE ECHO LABEL LTD/BMG)

SEXWITCH - SEXWITCH (THE ECHO LABEL LTD/BMG)

 KENDRICK LAMAR - TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY (TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT)

KENDRICK LAMAR - TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY (TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT)

 FABIANO DO NASCIMENTO - DANÇA DOS TEMPOS (NOW-AGAIN RECORDS)

FABIANO DO NASCIMENTO - DANÇA DOS TEMPOS (NOW-AGAIN RECORDS)

 LEVON VINCENT - LEVON VINCENT (NOVEL SOUND)

LEVON VINCENT - LEVON VINCENT (NOVEL SOUND)

 JAMIE WOON - MAKING TIME (POLYDOR)

JAMIE WOON - MAKING TIME (POLYDOR)

 JILL SCOTT - WOMAN (BLUES BABE RECORDS)

JILL SCOTT - WOMAN (BLUES BABE RECORDS)

 COLIN STETSON AND SARAH NEUFELD - NEVER WERE THE WAY SHE WAS (CONSTELLATION RECORDS)

COLIN STETSON AND SARAH NEUFELD - NEVER WERE THE WAY SHE WAS (CONSTELLATION RECORDS)

 MAX RITCHER - FROM SLEEP (DEUTSCHE GRAMAPHON)

MAX RITCHER - FROM SLEEP (DEUTSCHE GRAMAPHON)

 SPORTING LIFE - 55 5'S (R&S RECORDS)

SPORTING LIFE - 55 5'S (R&S RECORDS)

 C DUNCAN - ARCHITECT (FAT CAT)

C DUNCAN - ARCHITECT (FAT CAT)

 NAO - 11-MMXV (LITTLE TOKYO)

NAO - 11-MMXV (LITTLE TOKYO)

 NAPALM DEATH - APEX PREDATOR - EASY MEAT (CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS)

NAPALM DEATH - APEX PREDATOR - EASY MEAT (CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS)

 SONS OF KEMET - LEST WE FORGET (NAIM JAZZ RECORDS)

SONS OF KEMET - LEST WE FORGET (NAIM JAZZ RECORDS)

 MILO - SO FLIES DON'T COME (RUBY YAUGHT/THE ORDER LABEL)

MILO - SO FLIES DON'T COME (RUBY YAUGHT/THE ORDER LABEL)

 OUGHT - SUN COMING DOWN (CONSTELLATION RECORDS)

OUGHT - SUN COMING DOWN (CONSTELLATION RECORDS)

 SHOPPING - WHY CHOOSE (FAT CAT RECORDS) 

SHOPPING - WHY CHOOSE (FAT CAT RECORDS) 

 FLOATING POINTS - ELAENIA (PLUTO RECORDS)

FLOATING POINTS - ELAENIA (PLUTO RECORDS)

 VINCE STAPLES - SUMMERTIME '06 (DEF JAM)

VINCE STAPLES - SUMMERTIME '06 (DEF JAM)

 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA - MULTILOVE (JAGJAGUWAR RECORDS)

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA - MULTILOVE (JAGJAGUWAR RECORDS)

 KELELA - HALLUCINOGEN (WARP RECORDS)

KELELA - HALLUCINOGEN (WARP RECORDS)

 VIET CONG - VIET CONG (JAGJAGUWAR RECORDS)

VIET CONG - VIET CONG (JAGJAGUWAR RECORDS)

 LITTLE SIMZ - A CURIOUS TALE OF TRIALS + PERSONS (AGE 101)

LITTLE SIMZ - A CURIOUS TALE OF TRIALS + PERSONS (AGE 101)

 BLANCK MASS - DUMB FLESH (SACRED BONES RECORDS)

BLANCK MASS - DUMB FLESH (SACRED BONES RECORDS)

 D'ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD - BLACK MESSIAH (RCA RECORDS)

D'ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD - BLACK MESSIAH (RCA RECORDS)

 ARCA - MUTANT (MUTE RECORDS)

ARCA - MUTANT (MUTE RECORDS)

 DONNIE TRUMPET AND THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT - SURF (SELF-RELEASED)

DONNIE TRUMPET AND THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT - SURF (SELF-RELEASED)

 DORNIK - DORNIK (PMR RECORDS)

DORNIK - DORNIK (PMR RECORDS)

 GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR - ASUNDER, SWEET AND OTHER DISTRESS (CONSTELLATION RECORDS)

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR - ASUNDER, SWEET AND OTHER DISTRESS (CONSTELLATION RECORDS)

 GHOSTFACE KILLAH & ADRIAN YOUNGE - TWELVE REASONS TO DIE II (LINEAR LABS)

GHOSTFACE KILLAH & ADRIAN YOUNGE - TWELVE REASONS TO DIE II (LINEAR LABS)

 NILS FRAHM - SOLO (ERASED TAPES) 

NILS FRAHM - SOLO (ERASED TAPES) 

 KHOST - CORROSIVE SHROUD (COLD SPRING RECORDS)

KHOST - CORROSIVE SHROUD (COLD SPRING RECORDS)

 TAME IMPALA - THE LESS I KNOW THE BETTER (MODULAR RECORDS)

TAME IMPALA - THE LESS I KNOW THE BETTER (MODULAR RECORDS)

 OKZHARP - DUMELA 113 (HYPERDUB)

OKZHARP - DUMELA 113 (HYPERDUB)

 METHYL ETHYL - OH INHUMAN SPECTACLE (DOT DASH RECORDS)

METHYL ETHYL - OH INHUMAN SPECTACLE (DOT DASH RECORDS)

 HUGO MASSIEN - KONTROL EP

HUGO MASSIEN - KONTROL EP

 DAYME AROCENA - NUEVA ERA (BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS)

DAYME AROCENA - NUEVA ERA (BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS)

 KAHN, COMMODO & GANTZ - VOLUME 1

KAHN, COMMODO & GANTZ - VOLUME 1

 BJÖRK - VULNICURA (ONE LITTLE INDIAN)

BJÖRK - VULNICURA (ONE LITTLE INDIAN)

 OTHASOUL - THE REMEDY (SELF-RELEASED)

OTHASOUL - THE REMEDY (SELF-RELEASED)

 REFUSED - FREEDOM (EPITAH RECORDS)

REFUSED - FREEDOM (EPITAH RECORDS)

 SUFJAN STEVENS - CARRIE & LOWELL (ASTHMATIC KITTY RECORDS)

SUFJAN STEVENS - CARRIE & LOWELL (ASTHMATIC KITTY RECORDS)

 47 SOUL - SHAMSTEP (47SOUL)

47 SOUL - SHAMSTEP (47SOUL)

 FATHER JOHN MISTY - I LOVE YOU, HONEYBEAR

FATHER JOHN MISTY - I LOVE YOU, HONEYBEAR

 THUNDERCAT - THE BEYOND / WHERE THE GIANTS ROAM (BRAINFEEDER)

THUNDERCAT - THE BEYOND / WHERE THE GIANTS ROAM (BRAINFEEDER)

 IHSAN AL MUNZER - BELLY DANCE DISCO (FORTUNA RECORDS)

IHSAN AL MUNZER - BELLY DANCE DISCO (FORTUNA RECORDS)

 ALABAMA SHAKES - SOUND & COLOR (ATO RECORDS)

ALABAMA SHAKES - SOUND & COLOR (ATO RECORDS)

 G.L.O.S.S. - GIRLS LIVING OUTSIDE OF SOCIETY'S SHIT (G.L.O.S.S.)

G.L.O.S.S. - GIRLS LIVING OUTSIDE OF SOCIETY'S SHIT (G.L.O.S.S.)

 RYLEY WALKER - PRIMROSE GREEN (DEAD OCEANS)

RYLEY WALKER - PRIMROSE GREEN (DEAD OCEANS)

 DALTON - ALECH (HABIBI FUNK)

DALTON - ALECH (HABIBI FUNK)

 THE STAVES - IF I WAS (ATLANTIC)

THE STAVES - IF I WAS (ATLANTIC)

 NICOLE DOLLANGANGER - NATURAL BORN LOSERS (EERIE ORGANISATION)

NICOLE DOLLANGANGER - NATURAL BORN LOSERS (EERIE ORGANISATION)

 JOANNE ROBERTSON - BLACK MOON DAYS (FEEDING TUBE RECORDS)

JOANNE ROBERTSON - BLACK MOON DAYS (FEEDING TUBE RECORDS)

 SQUAREPUSHER - DAMOGEN FURIES (WARP)

SQUAREPUSHER - DAMOGEN FURIES (WARP)

 FANTASMA - FREE LOVE (SOUNDWAY RECORDS)

FANTASMA - FREE LOVE (SOUNDWAY RECORDS)

 ARCHY MARSHALL - A NEW PLACE 2 DROWN (XL/TRUE PANTHER)

ARCHY MARSHALL - A NEW PLACE 2 DROWN (XL/TRUE PANTHER)

 FÖLLAKZOID - III (SACRED BONES RECORDS)

FÖLLAKZOID - III (SACRED BONES RECORDS)

 IBEYI - IBEYI (XL)

IBEYI - IBEYI (XL)

 THE SKINTS FM (EASY STAR RECORDS)

THE SKINTS FM (EASY STAR RECORDS)

 GHOST CULTURE - GHOST CUTURE (PHANTASY SOUND)

GHOST CULTURE - GHOST CUTURE (PHANTASY SOUND)

 JULIA HOLTER - HAVE YOU IN MY WILDERNESS (DOMINO RECORDS)

JULIA HOLTER - HAVE YOU IN MY WILDERNESS (DOMINO RECORDS)

 SVEN ATTERTON - THE COVE (OMEGA SUPREME RECORDS)

SVEN ATTERTON - THE COVE (OMEGA SUPREME RECORDS)

 SHIT AND SIHNE - 54-SYNTH-BRASS 38 METAL GUITAR 65 CATHEDRAL (ROCKET RECORDINGS)

SHIT AND SIHNE - 54-SYNTH-BRASS 38 METAL GUITAR 65 CATHEDRAL (ROCKET RECORDINGS)

 DILLY DALLY - SORE (BUZZ RECORDS)

DILLY DALLY - SORE (BUZZ RECORDS)

 FUTURE BROWN - FUTURE BROWN (WARP RECORDS)

FUTURE BROWN - FUTURE BROWN (WARP RECORDS)

 SEVDALIZA - CHILDREN OF SILK (SELF-RELEASED)

SEVDALIZA - CHILDREN OF SILK (SELF-RELEASED)

 MBONGWANA STAR - FROM KINSHASA (WORLD CIRCUIT)

MBONGWANA STAR - FROM KINSHASA (WORLD CIRCUIT)

 MIGUEL - WILDHEART (RCA)

MIGUEL - WILDHEART (RCA)

 WILLIAM ALEXANDER - STRANGEST THINGS (YELLOW K RECORDS)

WILLIAM ALEXANDER - STRANGEST THINGS (YELLOW K RECORDS)

 79RS GANG - FIRE ON THE BAYOU (URBAN UNREST)

79RS GANG - FIRE ON THE BAYOU (URBAN UNREST)

 LV - ANCIENT MECHANISMS (BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS)

LV - ANCIENT MECHANISMS (BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS)