My Top 6 Albums of 2015
Like many of you, I love music and cannot go a day without listening to it. Funnily enough, because I was the laziest person on earth, I used to go months (even a whole year) without listening to anything new. I seemed to be content with just listening to Kanye West’s Late Registration over and over again. Luckily that lazy bug has left me, for the most part, and now I love finding new music and new artists to seriously obsess over, so here are my top 6 albums of the year 2015 (Sorry, there is no Adele on this list – I still love her though!):
1. Caracal by Disclosure
I have been an avid Disclosure fan since their first album Settle. Like Settle, this album is full of nonstop bangers. Disclosure have this amazing skill of making a dance track sound so soulful that you could cut shapes to it at the rave on a Friday night AND blast it while you’re chilling with the family on a Sunday. They’re one of our best British musicians and if you love soulful tracks that you could also rave to, then you will 100% love this album.
(Side note: This album features some amazing vocals too: The Weeknd, Lorde, Miguel, Sam Smith!)
2. Reality Show by Jasmine Sullivan
Jasmine Sullivan returned with a bang this year with this AMAZING and seriously underrated album. Every single song on this album is fantastic and I’m not even over exaggerating. Seriously, every single song tells a completely different story either about Jasmine herself, or about the reality tv stars she was inspired by. The woman can saangg and she doesn’t hold back with this album. I think this album deserves more love so if you haven’t already, take a listen!
3. You Should Be Here by Kehlani
I can still remember the moment I discovered Kehlani and this sick album. I was doing what other millenials do, scrolling through twitter instead of doing what I’m actually supposed to be doing. As I was scrolling, I came across a short clip of her video for The Way featuring Chance the Rapper. After watching the full video on youtube, something came and hit me in the face and chest. I cannot even describe the feeling but it was definitely love. I was in love! She’s beautiful, talented, and so so honest with her music. I recently had the opportunity to see her live in London and she was even better than the album/mixtape. She’s dropping her second project early next year, so you already know I’m waiting anxiously for that one!
4. Trapsoul by Bryson Tiller
If you’re an avid twitter user, then you’ve probably come across the term ‘Bryson Tiller and Chill’. Having taken part in this activity myself, I would highly recommend it. Trapsoul is Bryson’s first album but hopefully not his last. The dude sings and raps over mellow trap beats. You can just hear Drake’s influence in his music, but he also adds his own style to his songs. The album consists of nothing but tunes and I can honestly say the hype ain’t lying this time.
5. Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
I only recently listened to this album because it was played at work and I instantly liked it. Various individuals had told me that The Weeknd’s latest album was pants and that’s why I stayed away from it for so long – rookie mistake. I’ve never been a huge The Weeknd fan, but I’ve appreciated the tunes that he’s dropped over the years. But I can openly say that this album is tune central. Like Taylor Swift, The Weeknd just can’t help but make such catchy songs. The fact is, whether you actually like him as an artist or not, you can’t deny that moment you caught yourself singing along to his songs at the club. I’m sure I’m the last person on earth to have listened to this album, but if you haven’t, try and catch up love!
6. Purpose by Justin Bieber
What can I say about my main man J Biebs? The boy is well and truly back! Now, I have always been a Justin Bieber fan (AKA softcore Belieber) since the very beginning, but I won’t tell a lie, he did fall off somewhere along the lines. His previous album Journals got me back on board the Bieber train, so I’m really happy people are finally seeing how sick he is. It seems with this album, Biebs has recruited some new older fans, who dare to admit they’re actually beliebers. It’s quite hilarious actually. So I make this call to my fellow Beliebers aged 14 and above: you can come out of the closet now, you are not alone.