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[Every Wednesday, Larry Lootsteen offers up some music recommendations from many hundreds that pour into this site’s inbox every day. Here are his favourites of 2015. – AC]

Best of 2015 – #20

Artist: SycoKillah, “Falling Se’sfikile

SycoKillah

This is the story of where you live and it just caught my ear and stayed there.

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Best of 2015 – #19

Artist: The Enemy, “It’s Automatic”

The Enemy

Some music is just meant to be.  This is one.

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Best of 2015 – #18

Artist: Foxtrott, “Beyond Our Means”

Foxtrott

I love what this Montreal band is doing and saying.

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Best of 2015 – #17

Artist: box and the twins, “perfume well”

box and the twins

A brilliant surprise from this German band!

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Best of 2015 – #16

Artist: Pyramids On Mars, “Dream Division”

Pyramids On Mars

You have to recognize raw talent and this one has it!

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Best of 2015 – #15

Artist: The Radio Dept., “This Repeated Sodomy”

The Radio Dept

You find the most amazing things in Sweden!

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Best of 2015 – #14

Artist: Smashing Satellites, “Waterfall”

Smashing Satellites

Toronto band making a big splash this year

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Best of 2015 – #13

Artist: The Wytches, “Wire Frame Mattress”

The Wytches

This Brighton band brings a touch of retro to alternative.

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Best of 2015 – #12

Artist: Mitski, “I Will”

Mitski

Always looking for something different and that’s what you get from this Brooklyn artist.

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Best of 2015 – #11

Artist: Death Cab For Cutie, “Black Sun”  

Death Cab For Cutie

Such a great band with a long history (including the worship of many an O.C. fan).  This one brings them forward again.

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Best of 2015 – #10

Artist: Calling All Astronauts, “Empire”

Calling All Astronauts

As a big fan of Interpol I could hardly ignore this one.  Awesome stuff!

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Best of 2015 – #9

Artist: Mandy Kane, “The Criminal Lovers”

Mandy Kane

Incredible talent from Australia

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Best of 2015 – #8

Artist: Dawn Golden, “Discoloration”

Dawn Golden

This one made some serious strides into the mainstream this year.

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Best of 2015 – #7

Artist: Yukon Blonde, “Saturday Night”

Yukon Blonde

If you have never heard of this B.C. band, you must be in hiding!

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Best of 2015 – #6

Artist: Not Of, “The Mark”

Not Of

The manic nature of this fantastic Toronto band struck a nerve for me.

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Best of 2015 – #5

Artist: Brendan Philip, “Shadow Ceremony”

Brendan Philip

Another great Toronto artist with a bluesy edge to them.

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Best of 2015 – #4

Artist: Dear Rouge, “Black To Gold”

Dear Rouge

Another great band from Vancouver whose song just grabbed on and wouldn’t let go.

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Best of 2015 – #3

Artist: Young Empires, “The Gates”

Young Empires

Let’s face it.  Canadian bands brought it this year.  This Toronto band is exceptional.

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Best of 2015 – #2

Artist: Black Coffee, “I Will Find You (ft. Cara Frew)”

Black Coffee

I spent a lot of time listening to South African music this year and this guy was the best of a great bunch.

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Best of 2015 – #1

Artist: Wolf Alice, “Moaning Lisa Smiles”  

Wolf Alice

This song is most deserving simply because I could not stop listening to it no matter how many times I’ve heard it already.  It’s hard to find unique in a world full of carbon copies.  This was my favourite find.

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Larry Lootsteen

Music is life and I love to write about all things music. Independent music blogger. Writer in general. I am a big fan of alternative and indie music but there's no genre I haven't found something to like.

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