Best Music of 2015

The OG is (temporarily) abandoning our no list policy to bring you our favorite albums and songs of the year.

Check out The Overgrown’s official best of 2015 playlist on Spotify.


Tiffany Topol- musician, songwriter and vocalist currently touring with the Broadway musical Once.  She’s a member of folk group Youth in a Roman Field and has a forthcoming project with producer J57 entitiled Goldie Haunt. 

Top 10 Albums

Lady Lamb- After

Grimes – Art Angels

Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird is Home

Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION

Joanna Newsom – Divers

Kenrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Julia Holter – Have You in My Wilderness

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie and Lowell

CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye

Beach House – Depression Cherry

Top Five Songs

Grimes – “Flesh with Blood”

Justin Bieber- “Sorry” 

Tallest Man on Earth- “Dark Bird is Home” 

Carly Rae Jepsen- “Let’s Get Lost”

EL VY- “Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloom to Sing, With Crescendo)”


Steve Ponzo- Artist, illustrator and sound enthusiast. 

Top 10 Albums

Father John Misty- I Love You, Honeybear

Modest Mouse- Strangers to Ourselves

Helio Sequence – S/T

The Tallest Man on Earth- Dark Bird is Home

Rocky Votolato- Hospital Handshakes

Desaparecidos- Payola

The Front Bottoms- Back on Top

Beirut- No No No

El Vy- Return to the Moon

The Lowlifes- Still Summer Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fury

Top Five Songs

Hamilton Leithauser- “My Reward”

Modest Mouse- “The Tortoise and the Tourist”

Nate Ruess- “Take It Back”

Tallest Man on Earth- “Dark Bird is Home”

Lowlifes- “Sugar River”


Julia Cerbone- The Overgrown’s resident pop music critic. 

Top Ten Albums

Courtney Barnett- Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Drake- If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Father John Misty- I Love You, Honeybear

Fetty Wap- S/T

Drake & Future- What a Time to Be Alive

Grimes- Art Angels

Bryson Tiller- TRAPSOUL

Miguel- Wildheart

LEISURE- the 4 tracks available on SoundCloud/not sure I would call that an “EP”

Master of None Season One Spotify Playlist

Top Five Songs

Kanye West feat Sia & Vic Mensa – “Wolves”

Drake – “Legend”

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Richie Homie Quan – “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)”

Justin Bieber – “Where Are U Now”


Aerika McCants- creative director for HYPEFRESH Magazine. world traveling musicophile.

Top 10 Albums

Koncept & J57 – The Fuel EP


Big Grams – Big Grams

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Disclosure – Caracal

Tuxedo – Tuxedo

Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show

The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$

Kamasi Washington – The Epic

Miguel – Wildheart


Top Five Songs
The Jack Moves – Doublin’ Down

Tame Impala – New Person, Same Old Mistakes

Mean Joe Scheme – 51020

Phonte  x Oddisee – Requiem

Blur – Go Out


Katiah– NYC-based emcee and producer, his latest beat tape is available here.

Top 10 Albums

Earl Sweat Shirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone

Jaime xx – In Colour

Raury – All We Need

GoldLink – And After That, We Didn’t Talk

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Modest Mouse – Strangers To Ourselves

Vince Staples – Summertime ’06

Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface

Top Five Songs 

Dom Kennedy – “Alhambra”

Drake ft Party Next Door – “Preach”

Mac Miller ft Miguel – “Weekend”

A$AP Rocky – “Holy Ghost”



 Jesse Mechanic- Editor-in-chief of The Overgrown/ Vocalist for The Nezitiq Mute and Antcs

Top 10 Albums

Mini Mansions- The Great Pretenders

Tame Impala- Currents

D’Angelo/ The Vanguard- Black Messiah

Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp a Butterfly

Chvrches- Every Open Eye

EL VY- Return to the Moon

Kamasi Washington – The Epic

Will Butler- Policy

Sufjan Stevens- Carrie & Lowell


Top Five Songs

Tame Impala- “New Person, Same Old Mistakes”

D’Angelo/ The Vanguard- “Back to the Future (Part I)”

Kendrick Lamar- “These Walls”

Koncept & J57 ft. Akie Bermiss- “The Fuel”

Drake- “Hotline Bling”

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