As 2015 comes to a close it’s time to post DJ2tee’s Top Twenty Albums of the year. Naturally musical taste is a purely subjective thing. So if you are looking for a selection of popular albums, better stop reading now. There is no Adele or Justin Bieber or Coldplay. Not knocking those “celebrities”, just not in my musical bag!
Hopefully, you will appreciate the music I have chosen which generally has a jazz flavour, but includes other genres. And, if you are not familiar with the artists, please check them out. Remember, this is no definitive list, I could have chosen a completely different selection, but these are some of my favourites.
I have chosen not to make comment on the individual albums, it’s best to let the music do the talking! Lastly, the albums are listed in no particular order, they are all amazing in their own way. If you want some more information on the artist, just click on the cover picture.
1. Stretch Music – Christian Scott
2. Choose Your Weapon – Hiatus Kaiyoti
3. The Epic – Kamasi Washington
4. Into Forever – Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra
5. Offerings – Chrenee Wade
6. The Light Years Of The Darkness – Emanative
7. The Bronx Pyramid – Carlos Henriquez
8. Search For Peace – Heads of State
9. To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
10. Heartbreak Pass – Giant Sand
11. Starfire – Jagga Jazzist
12. Muriel – Sean Khan
13. Lest We Forget What We Came Here to Do – Sons of Kemet
14. The Sorcerers – The Sorcerers
15. Invocations – Nat Birchall
16. Lucky Man – Alfonso Diedda
17. III – Bixiga 70
18. Ancient Mechanisms – LV
19. Debi – Sangoma Everett Trio
20. Same As You – Polar Bear