ICYMI: Our 2015-in-review coverage, in review

FFS (Franz Ferdinand + Sparks), from our Year in Photos (Photo by Michelle Shiers)
FFS (Franz Ferdinand + Sparks), from our Year in Photos (Photo by Michelle Shiers)

If you were away the past two weeks for the holidays and missed all of Buzz Bands LA’s year-end coverage, here are links to our 2015-in-review posts. Thanks for following.

Buzz Bands LA’s favorite L.A. albums of 2015

Buzz Bands LA’s favorite L.A. EPs of 2015

Buzz Bands LA’s favorite 101 local songs of the year

Buzz Bands LA’s favorite videos of 2015

Buzz Bands LA’s Year in Photos

Five 2015 albums we should have told you about sooner

Buzz Bands LA’s index of L.A. artists we covered in 2015

The albums list:

Here are the albums we got our ears around in 2015.

★★ = highly recommended
★ = recommended

★ Active Child, “Mercy”
The Airborne Toxic Event, “Dope Machines”
Albert, “Businessman”
All Walls, “All Walls”
AM & Shawn Lee, “Outlines”
ArtPeace, “Free Music”
Astra Heights, “Danger For Beginners”
Atlas Genius, “Inanimate Objects”
Atomic Tom “ERA”
★★ Avid Dancer, “1st Bath”

★★ Babes, “Untitled (Five Tears)”
★ Battle Tapes, “Polygon”
Kail Baxley, “A Light That Never Dies”
Beca, “Ecliptic”
Best Coast, “California Nights”
BETS, “Days Hours Nights”
Big Harp, “Waveless”
★ The Bird & the Bee, “Recreational Love”
The Black Ryder, “The Door Behind The Door”
★★ The Black Watch, “Highs & Lows”
The Blank Tapes, “Geodesic Dome Piece”
Amy Blashcke, “Opaline”
Bonson Burner, “Reflection”
★★ BØRNS, “Dopamine”
Jake Brebes, “At the Tigers Den”

★ Peter Case, “HWY 62”
★ Cavanaugh, “Time & Materials”
Cayucas, “Dancing at the Blue Lagoon”
Cellars, “Lovesick
The Cerny Brothers, “Sleeping Giant”
Chicano Batman, “Cycles of Existential Rhyme”
Children, “Great River”
The Controversy, “Don’t Count On Me”
Coromandelles, “Late Bloomers’ Bloomers”
★ Correatown, “Embrace the Fuzzy Unknown”
Cotillon, “White Roses” EP
★ Mike Coulter, “Saviors”
Edith Crash, “Partir”

Dam-Funk, “Invite the Light”
Bart Davenport, “Physical World”
★ Zella Day, “Kicker”
Dawes, “All Your Favorite Bands”
★★ Dead Sara, “Pleasure To Meet You”
★ Robert DeLong, “In the Cards”
★ De Lux, “Generation”
★★ Dengue Fever, “The Deepest Lake”
★ Deradoorian, “Exploding Flower Planet”
★ Diane Coffee, “Everybody’s a Good Dog”
Double Naught Spy Car, “Panorama City”
Drinks, “Hermits on Holiday”
Drug Cabin, “Wiggle Room”
★ DTCV, “Uptime!”

★ The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, “Heavenly Fire”
★★ Eastern Conference Champions, “Love in Wartime”
The Echo and the Sound, “Buffalo Mouth”
★ Hanni El Khatib, “Moonlight”
★ El Ten Eleven, “Fast Forward”

★★ Failure, “The Heart Is a Monster”
★ Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light, “Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light”
Fake Furs, “Fragments”
Family of the Year, “Family of the Year”
★★ Father John Misty, “I Love You, Honeybear”
The Fashion Focus, “The World Outside”
Fiction Plane, “Mondo Lumina”
★ FIDLAR, “Too”
★ Fell Runner, “Fell Runner”
★ Fever the Ghost, “Zirconium Meconium”
Florals, “Kin of Mine”
★ Fool’s Gold, “Fool’s Gold”
Bob Forrest, “Survival Songs”
Froth, “Bleak”
Robert Francis, “Valentine”
Nik Freitas, “New To You”
Fuzz, “II”

Gal Pals, “Velvet Rut”
★ The Garden, “Haha”
★ Gardens & Villa, “Music For Dogs”
★ Gateway Drugs, “Dare Tonight”
Geronimo Getty, “Greyhound Blues”
Girlpool, “Before The World Was Big”
Gliss, “Pale Reflections”
Globelamp, “The Orange Glow”
Gold Star, “Dark Days”
Emily Gold, “Recluse”
GospelbeacH, “Pacific Surf Line”
★ Great Northern, “Tremors”
★★ Colleen Green, “I Want to Grow Up”
Gun Outfit, “Dream All Over”

★ Shana Halligan, “Back to Me”
★★ HEALTH, “Death Magic”
★ Nic Hessler, “Soft Connections”
Historian, “Current”
★★ Julia Holter, “Have You in My Wilderness”
Holychild, “The Shape of Brat Pop to Come”
★ Honeyhoney, “3”
Hunter Hunted, “Ready For You”

★ The Icarus Line, “All Things Under Heaven”
Infantree, “Return To Zero”

Jennylee, “Right On!”
Jessie Jones, “Jessie Jones”
Jesus Sons, “Bring It On Home”
★ Jutty Ranx, “Discordia”

Kisses, “Rest in Paradise”
Kodak to Graph, “Isa”

Lady Lazarus, “Miracles”
★★ Kendrick Lamar, “To Pimp a Butterfly”
Late Night Friends, “What I Think I’m Not”
★★ Letts, “Hold Fast”
★ Lieutenant, “If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For a Week”
Light FM, “Pointless”
★ Little Red Lung, “Beware”
★ Line & Circle, “Split Figure”
★★ The Lonely Wild, “Chasing White Light”
★ Lord Huron, “Strange Trails”
★★ Sara Lov, “Some Kind of Champion”
★ Dustin Lovelis, “Dimensions”
★ Tyler Lyle, “The Native Genius of Desert Plants”

★ Eleni Mandell, “Dark Lights Up”
Max Kala, “Amplification & Super Regeneration”
Andrew McMahon, “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness”
★ Alexa Melo, “Alexa Melo”
★ Memory Rounds, “Time Runs Low”
Mercies, “Blue Against Green”
Mild High Club, “Timeline”
★ The Milk Carton Kids, “Monterey”
Milo Greene, “Control”
★★ Mini Mansions, “The Great Pretenders”
★★ Meg Myers, “Sorry”
Mocky, “Key Change”
Moke Hill, “Time Stops Moving”
The Mowgli’s, “Kids In Love”
★ The Mynabirds, “Lovers Know”
Mystic Braves, “Days of Yesteryear”

Nav/attack, “nav/attack”
★ Lael Neale, “I’ll Be Your Man”
The Neighbourhood, “Wiped Out”
The New Division, “Gemini”
Nights Beds, “Ivywild”
Night Terrors of 1927, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”
Nina Shallman, “Nina Shallman”
Nobody (DJ Nobody), “Respect for Freedom”
★★ Northern American, “Modern Phenomena”
No Parents, “May the Thirst Be With You”

★ Odessa, “Odessa”
Olin & the Moon, “Every One You Know”
Sam Outlaw, “Angeleno”

Parade of Lights, “Feeling Electric”
Pounded by the Surf, “No Waves”
Doe Paoro, “After”
PHASES, “I See Stars”

Isaac Rother & the Phantoms, “The Unspeakable Horror Of…”
Rough Church, “Friction/Reflection”

Sad Robot, “Apres Moi, Le Deluge”
Sextile, “A Thousand Hands”
★ The Silver Lake Chorus, “The Silver Lake Chorus”
★ Silversun Pickups, “Better Nature”
The Singer and the Songwriter, “What A Difference a Melody Makes”
Spaceships, “Spaceships”
★ Spectacular Spectacular, “Blur”
★ Vince Staples, “Summertime ’06”
★ Strange Babes, “Strange Babes”
Sugarplum Fairies, “Sunday, Suddenly”
Summer Twins, “Limbo”
★ Superhumanoids, “Do You Feel OK?”

Tall Tales & the Silver Lining, “Tightropes”
★★ Talk in Tongues, “Alone With a Friend”
★ Thundercat, “Beyond / Where the Giants Roam”
★ Tijuana Panthers, “Poster”
Nedelle Torrisi, “Advice From Paradise”
The Tulips, “Scorpio Moon”
TULIPS, “Doom & Bloom”
Gavin Turek & TOKiMONSTA, “You’re Invited”
★ Two Sheds, “Assembling”

Vanish Valley, “Queen of the Concert”
★ Omar Velasco, “Golden Child”
★ Vinyl Williams, “Into”
Virginia Reed, “Potential Enemies”

★★ D.A. Wallach, “Time Machine”
★ Kamasi Washington, “The Epic”
Sean Watkins, “All I Do Is Lie”
Ryn Weaver, “The Fool”
★★ Winter, “Supreme Blue Dream”
★★ Chelsea Wolfe, “Abyss”
Henry Wolfe, “Asilomar”
Wand, “Golem” and “1000 Days”

★ YACHT, “I Thought the Future Would Be Cooloer”
★ Nico Yaryan, “Just Tell Me”

222, “Libretto”