Bop English

Top 5 albums of 2015 from Top 3 Sources

I don’t know if the three of us are the top 3 sources but it sounded good as a title. You all can be the judge! Mark Levy the drummer for the Bozeman musical project, Ranges and a dear friend of mine who works as a pharmacist in Alaska, Brian Haviland and myself picked our top 5 albums of 2015. To be more accurate, Mark picked 6. Amazingly but not surprisingly, we all picked 5 different records. Keep in mind, we did not order our records numerically by awesomeness. They are all tied for the best of 2015. Please let Music For Lunch know your thoughts and feel free to tell the three “sources” they’re idiots and they missed all the great music of 2015. Email me your top 5 and I’lll share them on MFL’s Facebook!

 

Mark’s top 6 picks of 2015:

  1. Telekinesis – Ad Infinitum 

“Perfect synth pop.”

 

2. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06

“Minimalist, eerie beats with great lyrical flow.”

 

3. Motorhead – Bad Magic

“Excellent Motorhead Rock and Roll. Lemmy is a true original. I will miss him.”

 

4. Beach Slang – The Things We Do To Find People Like Us

“Powerful tunes with hooks all over.”

 

5. Swervedriver – I Wasn’t Born To Lose You

“Sounding like a great continuation from Raise and Mescal Head.”

 

6. Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls

“On par with some of their greatest work. Props to Bruce Dickinson for laying down fantastic vocals AFTER being diagnosed with throat cancer. He has made a full recovery and they will tour. I will go.”

 

 

 

 

Brian’s top 5 picks

MFL’s top 5 picks of 2015:

 

THERE IS SO MUCH MUSIC!

Even if I tried…even if I put in ALL OF MY EFFORT, I couldn’t avoid discovering new music (not that I would ever want to avoid it). Point is, it’s everywhere, constantly being made, people are endlessly creative and I find it so incredible that with how long music has been around original music is still being created. Granted, ideas, sounds, songs, etc are recycled but part of the creative process of making music is re-inventing past ideas, sounds and songs.

Anyway, today’s discovery: Bop English. Check out the new album ‘Constant Bop’ that came out last week below. It is packed full of a variety of musical styles from different decades even within the same song and I think I heard some laser-like sound effects in one song. The entire set is a guaranteed good musical time.

Bop English is the name taken on by the frontman of White Denim, James Petralli. On tour currently, Bop English will be in St Louis tonight, Nashville tomorrow and Atlanta on Saturday. If you are in any of these places, GO! Please, GO!

You can purchase ‘Constant Bop’ on iTunes or here at Bandcamp (which is pretty sweet because you can get a good deal on music, OR you can pay a little more and donate some extra cash-ola to support your favorite artists)