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Year in Review: Top 10 Songs of 2015 Rated by Contributors

Kevin Parker Shredding at Hollywood Forever Cemetery- Top 10 Concerts of 2015 shot by David Evanko
No Parents Make the Top 10 Songs of 2015 across a number of our contributors

No Parents Make the Top 10 Songs of 2015 across a number of our contributors

Every year has a song or songs that define it.  That song that will always remind you of the best summer ever, the worst summer ever, the year your child was born, the year you graduated high school, the year you dropped out of high school.  A song that paints a picture in your mind.  Songs you love.  Songs you hate.  Both can be just as powerful.  This is Janky Smooth’s list of the Top 10 Songs of 2015 as rated by our regular contributors.

Rating the Top 10 Songs of 2015 is much more difficult than rating the Top 10 Albums of 2015.  Masterpiece albums are much more rare than the single flash of inspiration required to create one, catchy 3-5 minute arrangement.

Top 10 Songs of 2015

Justin Cornwall- Author: Top 10 Songs of 2015

  1. Beck- Dreams
  2. Tame Impala- Let it Happen
  3. Chemical Brothers ft. Beck- Wide Open
  4. Robert DeLong- Long Way Down
  5. RATATAT- Cream on Chrome
  6. Bob Moses- Tearing Me Up
  7. Best Coast- California Nights
  8. Romare- Love Song
  9. Kendrick Lamar- King Kunta
  10. Disclosure ft Lorde- Magnets

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Sylvan Esso at The Fonda for 30 Days In L.A. shot by Taylor Wong

Sylvan Esso at The Fonda for 30 Days In L.A. shot by Taylor Wong

David Evanko- Photographer: Top 10 Songs of 2015

  1. Wand- Self Hypnosis in 3 Days
  2. Viet Cong- Bunker Buster
  3. Warpaint- I’ll Start Believing
  4. Kurt Vile- Pretty Pimpin’
  5. Leon Bridges- Coming Home
  6. Girl Band- Lawman
  7. Thundercat- Them Changes
  8. Royal Headache- Need You
  9. DRINKS- Focus on the Street
  10. No Parents- UFOMG

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Head Wound City at Echoplex shot by David Evanko

Head Wound City at Echoplex shot by David Evanko

Johnny Ramos- Photographer: Top 10 Songs of 2015

  1. Turnover- New Scream
  2. Tame Impala- Let it Happen
  3. Tame Impala- Eventually
  4. DIIV- Dopamine
  5. DIIV- Bent (Roi’s Song)
  6. Beach House- Sparks
  7. King Woman- Burn
  8. Sleater-Kinney- A New Wave
  9. Warpaint- No Way Out
  10. Neon Indian- Annie

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Mystic Braves Headline the Teragram Ballroom shot by Johnny Ramos

Mystic Braves Headline the Teragram Ballroom shot by Johnny Ramos

Brent Smith- Author: Top Songs of 2015

  1. Death Valley Girls- Death Valley Boogie
  2. Deap Vally- Royal Jelly
  3. Fuzz- Silent Sits the Dustbowl
  4. FIDLAR- Punks
  5. Tyler, the Creator- Blow my Load
  6. Ho99o9- No Regrets
  7. Drab Majesty- The Foyer
  8. Fuzz- Let it Live
  9. Psychomagic- Your EBT Can’t Buy Me Love
  10. FIDLAR- Bad Habits

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Destruction Unit at The Teragram Ballroom

Destruction Unit at The Teragram Ballroom shot by Johnny Ramos

Julien Kelly- Photographer: Top 10 Songs of 2015

  1. Homeshake- Give it to Me
  2. Current Joys- Home
  3. Tame Impala- Eventually
  4. Alabama Shakes- Give Me All Your Love
  5. Fuzz- Pipe
  6. Shannon and the Clams- My Man
  7. together Pangea- Blue Mirror
  8. Bobby T. and the Slackers- Moombah
  9. Slow Hollows- Dark Comedy
  10. FIDLAR- Bad Medicine

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Slow Hollows and Bobby T and The Slackers at Way Strange Fest shot by Julien Kelly

Slow Hollows and Bobby T and The Slackers at Way Strange Fest shot by Julien Kelly

Lawrence Rengert II- Author: Top 10 Songs of 2015

  1. Tobias Jesso Jr- Just A Dream
  2. Alamo Race Track- It’s Bad Luck
  3. Tobias Jesso Jr- How Could You Babe
  4. Kurt Vile- Pretty Pimpin’
  5. The Miseries- Trouble Finding Out
  6. Jacco Gardner- Find Yourself
  7. Bewilder- So It Goes
  8. Tobias Jesso Jr- Can’t Stop Thinking About You
  9. Jeff Bridges- Temescal Canyon
  10. Little Wings- Light Brang

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Jacco Gardner at The Echo shot by Julien Kelly

Jacco Gardner at The Echo shot by Julien Kelly

Jai Chebaia- Author: Top 10 Songs of 2015

  1. Tame Impala- The Less I Know The Better
  2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra- The World Is Crowded
  3. Homeshake- Give It To Me
  4. Deerhunter- All The Same
  5. Helvetia- Crumbs Like Saucers
  6. Milo- Souvenir ft Hemlock Ernst
  7. Earl Sweatshirt- Huey
  8. Mild High Club- You and Me
  9. Slow Hollows- Dark Comedy
  10. Shannon and the Clams- Corvette

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Theo, David and Ben shot by Julien Kelly

Theo, David and Ben shot by Julien Kelly

Travis Moore- Videographer: Top 10 Songs of 2015

  1. Kim and the Created- Dead To You
  2. Sunshine Mind- Falling Leaves
  3. Cobalt Cranes- Flowers On Your Grave
  4. No Parents- UFOMG
  5. La Lenguas- Love You All The Time
  6. L.A. Girlfriend- Runner
  7. Beach Slang- Filthy Luck
  8. Lightning Bolt- The Metal East
  9. Terminal A- St. Anthony
  10. Birth Defects- Bad Shit

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Taylor Wong- Photographer and Author: Top 10 Songs of 2015

  1. Danzig- Devil’s Angel
  2. Snakearm- Concrete
  3. Wavves- My Head Hurts
  4. Wavves- Way Too Much
  5. together Pangea- Looked in Too
  6. Ho99o9- No Regrets
  7. Snakearm- Suction Cup
  8. FIDLAR- Why Generation
  9. FIDLAR- West Coast
  10. Retox- Let’s Keep In Touch

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Fuzz at El Rey shot by Taylor Wong

Fuzz at El Rey shot by Taylor Wong

Paige Vreede- Author: Top 10 Songs of 2015

  1. Kurt Vile- Pretty Pimpin’
  2. Chastity Belt- Cool Slut
  3. Free Weed- Later
  4. Deerhunter- Snakeskin
  5. Winter- Crazy
  6. Hinds- San Diego
  7. Girl Names- An Artificial Spring
  8. Part Time- Pussy of my Dreams
  9. Night Beats- Power Child
  10. Viet Cong- Continental Drift

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Shannon and the Clams shot by Lester Guijarro

Shannon and the Clams shot by Lester Guijarro

Danny Baraz- Author/Publisher: Top 10 Songs of 2015

  1. Savages- The Answer
  2. Beach House- Sparks
  3. Courtney Barnett- Kim’s Caravan
  4. Joey Bada$$- Paper Trail$
  5. Thundercat- Them Changes
  6. Destruction Unit- Chemical Reaction/Chemical Delight
  7. No Parents- UFOMG
  8. Le Butcherettes- They Fuck You Over
  9. Father John Misty- Bored In The USA
  10. Ho99o9- Kill All Rats

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