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Best of 2015: Poll Results

Best of 2015

The best music of 2015, as voted by FUV listeners.

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See: FUV Staff Picks for 2015

Here are the results of FUV's Best of 2015 Listener Poll: Your Top 90 Songs (and a Spotify Playlist of them), your Top 50 Albums and your Top 5 New Discoveries of the year.

Top 90 Songs of 2015

As voted by you.

  1. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, "S.O.B."
  2. Kurt Vile, "Pretty Pimpin'"
  3. Dawes, "All Your Favorite Bands"
  4. Houndmouth, "Sedona"
  5. Josh Ritter, "Getting Ready To Get Down"
  6. Brandi Carlile, "The Eye"
  7. Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight"
  8. Father John Misty, "Chateau Lobby #4"
  9. Tame Impala, "Let It Happen"
  10. Leon Bridges, "Coming Home"
  11. Jason Isbell, "24 Frames"
  12. Florence + The Machine, "Ship to Wreck"
  13. Mark Ronson, "Uptown Funk!"
  14. Jamie XX, "Loud Places"
  15. The Lone Bellow, "Then Came The Morning"
  16. Dawes, "Things Happen"
  17. EL VY, "Return To The Moon"
  18. Courtney Barnett, "Pedestrian At Best"
  19. Brandi Carlile, "Wherever Is Your Heart"
  20. Beck, "Dreams"
  21. The Decemberists, "Make You Better"
  22. Tame Impala, "The Less I Know The Better"
  23. James Maddock, "Driving Around"
  24. Ryan Adams, "Bad Blood"
  25. Elle King, "Ex's & Oh's"
  26. Leon Bridges, "Smooth Sailin'"
  27. Jeff Lynne's ELO, "When I Was A Boy"
  28. Adele, "Hello"
  29. Calexico, "Falling From The Sky"
  30. Courtney Barnett, "Depreston"
  31. The Staves, "Black & White"
  32. Keith Richards, "Trouble"
  33. Seinabo Sey, "Hard Time"
  34. Matthew E. White, "Rock 'n' Roll Is Cold"
  35. Silversun Pickups, "Nightlight"
  36. Courtney Barnett, "Dead Fox"
  37. Dawes, "Don't Send Me Away"
  38. My Morning Jacket, "Big Decisions"
  39. Laura Marling, "False Hope"
  40. Wilco, "Random Name Generator"
  41. JD McPherson, "Head Over Heels"
  42. John Grant, "Disappointing"
  43. Diane Coffee, "Everyday"
  44. Mark Ronson, "Daffodils"
  45. Mac DeMarco, "No Other Heart"
  46. Martin Courtney, "Northern Highway"
  47. Tuxedo, "Do It"
  48. BØRNS, "Electric Love"
  49. Belle & Sebastian, "The Party Line"
  50. The Arcs, "Put a Flower in Your Pocket"
  51. Courtney Barnett, "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party"
  52. Alessia Cara, "Here"
  53. Beirut, "No No No"
  54. Sam Outlaw, "Ghost Town"
  55. Sufjan Stevens, "Should Have Known Better"
  56. Wolf Alice, "Moaning Lisa Smile"
  57. Ratatat, "Cream on Chrome"
  58. Best Coast, "Feeling OK"
  59. Joe Jackson, "A Little Smile"
  60. Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, "Silent Movies"
  61. Blitzen Trapper, "All Across This Land"
  62. Lord Huron, "Fool For Love"
  63. Lianne La Havas, "What You Don't Do"
  64. Sleater-Kinney, "Bury Our Friends"
  65. Langhorne Slim & The Law, "Strangers"
  66. Blur, "Lonesome Street"
  67. Heartless Bastards, "Gates of Dawn"
  68. Gary Clark Jr., "Grinder"
  69. Lianne La Havas, "Green & Gold"
  70. Mumford & Sons, "The Wolf"
  71. Wolf Alice, "Bros"
  72. Torres, "Sprinter"
  73. Tobias Jesso Jr, "How Could You Babe"
  74. Los Lobos, "Made To Break Your Heart"
  75. Beirut, "Gibraltar"
  76. Alabama Shakes, "Sound & Color"
  77. Ben Folds, "Phone In A Pool"
  78. Kendrick Lamar, "King Kunta"
  79. The Decemberists, "The Wrong Year"
  80. Indigo Girls, "Happy In The Sorrow Key"
  81. Chemical Brothers, "Wide Open"
  82. Greg Holden, "Boys In The Street"
  83. Richard Thompson, "Beatnik Walking"
  84. Son Little, "Lay Down"
  85. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, "Can't Keep Checking My Phone"
  86. FFS, "Call Girl"
  87. Jarryd James, "Do You Remember?"
  88. Laura Marling, "Short Movie"
  89. Beach House, "Space Song"
  90. G. Love & Special Sauce, "Muse"

     

Top 90 Songs of 2015: Spotify Playlist

 

Top 50 Albums of 2015

  1. Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  2. Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
  3. Dawes, All Your Favorite Bands
  4. Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear
  5. Tame Impala, Currents
  6. Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher's Daughter
  7. Leon Bridges, Coming Home
  8. Josh Ritter, Sermon on the Rocks
  9. The Decemberists, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
  10. Ryan Adams, 1989
  11. Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free
  12. Blur, The Magic Whip
  13. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  14. Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell
  15. The Lone Bellow, Then Came the Morning
  16. Jeff Lynne's ELO, Alone In The Universe
  17. Joe Jackson, Fast Forward
  18. Wilco, Star Wars
  19. The Arcs, Yours, Dreamily
  20. Houndmouth, Little Neon Limelights
  21. Death Cab For Cutie, Kintsugi
  22. Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
  23. Rhiannon Giddens, Tomorrow is My Turn
  24. Laura Marling, Short Movie
  25. Beirut, No No No
  26. James Maddock, The Green
  27. Calexico, Edge of the Sun
  28. My Morning Jacket, Waterfall
  29. Kurt Vile, b'lieve i'm goin' down
  30. Florence + The Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  31. Beach House, Depression Cherry
  32. Elle King, Love Stuff
  33. Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind
  34. Wolf Alice, My Love Is Cool
  35. Gary Clark Jr., The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
  36. Adele, 25
  37. Lord Huron, Strange Trails
  38. Lianne La Havas, Blood
  39. BØRNS, Dopamine
  40. Heartless Bastards, Restless Ones
  41. EL VY, Return To The Moon
  42. Glen Hansard, Didn't He Ramble
  43. The Staves, If I Was
  44. J.D. McPherson, Let The Good Times Roll
  45. Tobias Jesso Jr., Goon
  46. Sleater-Kinney, No Cities To Love
  47. The Mavericks, Mono
  48. Bjork, Vulnicura
  49. Patty Griffin, Servant of Love
  50. Jose Gonzalez, Vestiges & Claws

Top 5 Discoveries of 2015

  1. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  2. Leon Bridges
  3. Wolf Alice
  4. Seinabo Sey
  5. Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear

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