Top Tunes: 2015

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After four years, I returned to live in Hong Kong to be greeted with the stench and glitz of this metro’s many charms. The music that accompanied me was a melange of styles that replicated the hurly-burly whipping me silly for most of 2015. It’s been a great year and I’m glad to say the music measured up. My top picks begin with a legend that once again gave her voice to her people’s struggles, followed closely by another in the making. Both Buffy Sainte-Marie and Kendrick Lamar’s albums were huge, panoramic-heart-busting verdicts on the crimes of the times…

1.  Buffy Sainte-Marie – Power in the Blood

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2. Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp A Butterfly

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3. Jamie xx – In Colour

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4. Thunderbitch – Thunderbitch

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5. Blur – The Magic Whip

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6. Grimes – Art Angels

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7. Leon Bridges – Coming Home

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8. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

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9. Kamasi Washington – The Epic

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10. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

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Fresh Slices

Destroyer – “Dream Lover”

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Glen Hansard – “Winning Streak”

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Julien Baker – “Something”

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New Discovery

Boris Gardiner – “Every Nigger Is a Star”

 

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