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Suggestions and favorites from the crew (and pals) of MadCity Music Exchange for 2015!

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In no particular order…
JD MCPherson, Let The Good Times Roll (Rounder) – excellent 50s/early 60s influenced rock’n’roll, not retro

Chasity Belt, Time To Go Home (Hardly Art) – bare bones shoegaze that rocks

Peter Case, Hwy 62 (Omnivore) an excellent storyteller and songwriter who can comment on political/social problems with hushed, soulful acoustic songs that paint a picture of people’s lives

La Luz, Weirdo Shrine (Hardly Art) – psychedelic surf drone!

The Sonics, This Is The Sonics (Re:Vox USA) – still vicious after all these years

Death, N.E.W (Tryangle Records) – Don’t call it a comeback

Kendrick Lammar, To Pimp A Butterfly (Interscope Records) – when one of the biggest albums in hip hop is this weird and experimental we all win

Jim O’Rourke, Simple Songs (Drag City) – all of his albums are gems waiting to be found

Best Coast, California Nights (Harvest) – guitar heavy power pop, from California, glamours and hip

Tommy Keene, Laughing In the Dark (Second Motion) – guitar heavy power pop, from Maryland, veteran new waver

Sweet Talk, Double Perfect (12XU) – guitar heavy power pop, from Austin, dudes

Reissues/Archival Releases:
Slim Dunlap, Old New Me/Times Like

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