KTC Presents: The Best Albums & Songs of 2015

preview by Matt Downes

This was a challenging year for ktc.  Charissa took on more work and school, Aurora took on new work (and some school as well) and Matt just took on more work.  In between the work, the school and the traveling to work and school we all listened to a lot of music.  I think I can safely say that the soundtrack to all our lives was a much-needed constant. Very thankful for all of the artists on this list, as well as the ones that aren’t, who make it all worth it.

Celebrating our 5th year of supporting all things music, killing the cabinet presents our best songs and albums of 2015.


Charissa’s Picks


Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
twenty one pilots – Blurryface
Ofelia K – Plastic Flower
Misterwives – Our Own House
Youth Lagoon – Savage Hills Ballroom
Thunderbitch –  Thunderbitch
BØRNS – Dopamine
Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors
Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony

Runner Up

Passion Pit – Kindred


Fidlar – “Punks”
Wolf Alice – “Your Loves Whore”
Wolf Alice – “You’re A Germ”
JR JR – “Gone”
Gosh Pith – “Vietnam Junkie”
Misterwives- “Reflections”
Thunderbitch – “Closer”
Missy Elliot – “WTF (Where They From)”
twenty one pilots – “The Judge”
Santigold – “Can’t Get Enough of Myself” (feat. B.C.)
Ofelia K – “Hawk Fly Tiger Run”
Mother Mother– “Monkey Tree” (UK remix)

Matt’s Picks


We Are The City – Violent
Chvrches – Every Eye Open
Tame Impala – Currents
Baio – The Needs
twenty one pilots – Blurryface
Silversun Pickups – Better Nature
Grimes – Art Angels
Ryan Adams – Live At Carnegie Hall
Deafheaven – New Bermuda


Car Seat Headrest – “Something Soon”
Chvrches – “Down Side of Me”
Grimes – “Flesh Without Blood”
Scavenger Hunt – “Kiss Me Clean”
We Are The City – “Cheque Room”
Pure Bathing Culture – “Pray For Rain”
Palmas – “I Want To Know” (Your Love)
Foals – “What Went Down”
Broncho – “Class Historian”
Metric – “Fortunes” (I listened to this song an uncomfortable amount of times)
Wave & Rome – “Wandering Wolf”
Jason Derulo – “Want To Want Me”
Fildar – “West Coast”
Major Lazer and Dj Snake feat. – “Lean On”
Kygo – “Firestone”
Nicolas Godin & Jean-Benoit Dunckel – “Widerstehe Doch Der Sündee”
M83 feat. Haim – “Holes in the Sky”
Grimes – “Pin”
Jim Adkins – “I Wil Go”
Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift – “Out of the Woods”
Sufjan Stevens – “Fourth of July”
Lord Huron – “Meet Me In The Woods”
White Sea – “Stay Young, Get Stoned”
Chvrches – “Afterglow”
Tame Impala – “Eventually”
Silversun Pickups – “Friendly Fires”

Aurora‘s Picks


Humans – Noontide
Rae Sremmurd – Sremmlife
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Grimes – Art Angels
Tame Impala Currents
A$AP Rocky – At Long Last
Silversun Pickups – Better Nature
Wolf Alice – Your Love is Cool
Gosh Pith – Window
Runners Up
Jamie XX – In Colour
River Tiber – When The Time is Right
Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise


Jarryd James “Do You Remember”
A$AP Rocky “LSD”
M83 & Haim “Holes in the Sky”
Caribou “Can’t Do Without You”
Wafia “Heartburn”
Humans “Ennio”
Justin Bieber, Jack Ü “Where Are Ü Now?”
Drake “Hotline Bling”
Tame Impala “Let It Happen”
Jeremih “Planez”
Leon Else “River Full of Liquor”
Bryson Tiller “Right My Wrongs”
River Tiber “No Talk”
Silversun Pickups “Friendly Fire”
Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Necessary Evil”

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