TAL043 - Best of the first half of 2015 (and 2005, and 1995)

Does that make sense? At the midpoint of 2015, I take a look back at my favorite music so far this year, and then I take a look further back at my favorite releases from the first half of 2005, and finally I also take an even further look back at my favorite releases from the first half of 1995. More complicated than is really necessary!


  1. Back to You by Twerps on Range Anxiety (Merge)
  2. White Ride by The Oranges Band on The World & Everything In It (Lookout!)
  3. Tidal Wave by The Apples In Stereo on Fun Trick Noisemaker (SpinART)
  4. Sister Cities by Hop Along on Painted Shut (Saddle Creek)
  5. I'm Pretty Sure I Can See Molecules by Troubled Hubble on Making Beds In A Burning House (Lookout!)
  6. Oh That Atkinson Girl by Zumpano on Look What The Rookie Did (Sub Pop)
  7. Like A Version by Never Young on Never Young EP (Father/Daughter)
  8. Turnstile Blues by Autolux on Future Perfect (DMZ)
  9. Natural Disasters by Unwound on The Future Of What (Kill Rock Stars)
  10. Continental Shelf by Viet Cong on Viet Cong (Jagjaguwar)
  11. No Room For Change by Crystal Skulls on Blocked Numbers (Suicide Squeeze)
  12. Underdogs of Nipomo by Archers of Loaf on Vee Vee (Alias)
  13. Stay in the Summer by Weed on Running Back (Lefse)
  14. Unwind by The Rosebuds on Unwind (Merge)
  15. That's All You Wanted by Throwing Muses on University (Sire)
  16. Year In Pictures by Dick Diver on Melbourne, Florida (Trouble In Mind)
  17. I Summon You by Spoon on Gimme Fiction (Merge)
  18. Decora by Yo La Tengo on Electr-o-Pura (Matador)
  19. Near Miss Stories by Beauty Pill on Describes Things As They Are (Butterscotch)
  20. Love Love Love by The Mountain Goats on The Sunset Tree (4AD)
  21. Day Of The Monkey by Lilys on Eccsame The Photon Band (SpinART)
  22. Goodbyes And Endings by The Dodos on Individ (Polyvinyl)
  23. Dead Language by Palaxy Tracks on Twelve Rooms (Peek-A-Boo)
  24. Break Up Your Band by Chavez on Gone Glimmering (Matador)
  25. The World Is Your Motel by Pile on You're Better Than This (Exploding In Sound)
  26. Our William Tell by 20 Minute Loop on Yawn + House = Explosion (Fortune)
  27. Bed For The Scraping by Fugazi on Red Medicine (Dischord)
  28. Cut Me Out by Trust Fund on No One's Coming For Us (Reeks of Effort/Turnstile)
  29. When I Turn Ninety-Nine by Devin Davis on Lonely People of the World, Unite! (Mousse)
  30. Bang The Drum by Railroad Jerk on One Track Mind (Matador)