Mathew Inkson

Favourite Songs of 2015 (Excluding Hamilton)

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My top thirty tracks of the year that aren’t on the Hamilton recording.

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Starts with my top ten for Hottest 100 purposes, the rest are ordered by (Spotify) track length. This year I restricted myself to one track per artist in the top ten. Was itching to have more Courtney Barnett, Grimes, Torres.

  1. Pedestrian At Best - Courtney Barnett
  2. Sprinter - Torres
  3. California - Grimes
  4. Fourth of July - Sufjan Stevens
  5. Clearest Blue - CHVRCHES
  6. Electric Indigo - The Paper Kites
  7. Price Tag - Sleater-Kinney
  8. Huarache Lights - Hot Chip
  9. Automaton - Là-bas
  10. Puppet Theatre (feat. Peter, Bjorn and John) - Claptone

Honourable Mentions:

The Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording is my album of the decade, hands-down. Nothing came close to topping it this year. But being a musical - and a good musical - most of its songs require the context of the others, so it’s difficult to name them in a list like this.

Since it’s primarily a hip-hop musical, Cabinet Battle #1 is the best example of the show. But if there was going to be a breakaway pop hit it would probably be Wait For It, sung by Leslie Odom Jr’s Aaron Burr.