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Here is my final playlist of the year and one that is the most fun and most painstaking to put together. This year I increased the list to 150, as new music just keeps coming and all of these songs are life-enriching in some way.

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Remember, Best of playlists are for every time of year – not just Christmas. You can see all my weekly and monthly playlists on the site and do check back regularly for much more new music. These are my albums of 2015.

Bonus listening? Christmas playlist. | Best tracks cumulative playlist 2005 – present

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Top 100 songs of 2015

  1. Grimes – Realiti (Demo version)
  2. Tame Impala – Let It Happen
  3. Bicep – Just
  4. Jape – Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon
  5. Jamie xx feat. Young Thug & Popcaan, I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)
  6. Hot Chip – Dancing In The Dark
  7. Para One – Elevation
  8. Shamir – Call It Off
  9. !!! – Freedom 15
  10. Erykah Badu – Hotline Bling / Cell U Lar Device
  11. PG Goes Dance – ‘Kontrol’ (Fort Romeau)
  12. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ)
  13. Murli / Rusangano Family – Both Sides
  14. Jamie xx – Loud Places
  15. Sufjan Stevens – Should Have Known Better
  16. Nao – Inhale/Exhale
  17. Julio Bashmore – Holding On
  18. All Tvvins – Too Young To Live
  19. Chvrches – Leave A Trace (Four Tet remix)
  20. Courtney Barnett – Depreston
  21. Shura – White Light
  22. Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
  23. Tame Impala – Let It Happen (Soulwax remix)
  24. Saint Sister – Blood Moon
  25. Percussions – Digital Arpeggios
  26. Soft Lit – I Can’t Help It
  27. Girl Band – Paul
  28. Mark Ronson feat. Kevin Parker – Daffodils
  29. Talos – ‘In Time’
  30. Haelos – ‘Earth Not Above’
  31. Alabama Shakes – Don’t Want to Fight
  32. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Sunday Candy
  33. Shit Robot – Where It’s At (feat. Reggie Watts)
  34. Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better
  35. Ghostface Killah & Badbadnotgood – Gunshowers
  36. Action Bronson feat. Chance The Rapper – Baby Blue
  37. Hot Chip – Huarache Lights
  38. Kelela – Rewind
  39. Villagers – Hot Scary Summer
  40. La Priest – Learning To Love
  41. Chemical Brothers feat. Q-Tip – Go
  42. Wet – ‘Deadwater’
  43. Fort Romeau – Not A Word (with New Jackson)
  44. Roisin Murphy – Evil Eyes
  45. Emmanuelle – Free Hifi Internet
  46. Empress Of – How Do You Do It
  47. Girl Pool – ‘Chinatown’ (single version)
  48. Joanna Newsom – Leaving the City
  49. Alessia Cara – Here
  50. Neon Indian – Annie
  51. New Order – Tutti Frutti
  52. Cashmere Cat – Adore feat. Ariana Grande
  53. FaltyDL – Visceral
  54. Jungle – Julia (Soulwax remix)
  55. Bibio – Petals
  56. Jaakko Eino Kalevi feat. Farao – ‘Everything Nice’ (Popcaan cover)
  57. Hudson Mohawke – ‘Very First Breath’
  58. Joy Orbison & Boddika – ‘TMTT’
  59. Majical Cloudz – Silver Car Crash
  60. Le Galaxie – Put The Chain On
  61. Father John Misty – The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment
  62. Kanye West / Paul McCartney – ‘Only One’
  63. Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best
  64. All We Are – I Wear You
  65. Lapsley – Hurt Me
  66. Jack J – ‘Thirstin’
  67. Jape – Séance Of Light
  68. Jamie xx – Gosh
  69. Madlib & Samuel T. Herring – Trouble Knows Me
  70. Made In Heights – Panther
  71. Anderson – ‘Cecila’s Sister’
  72. Roosevelt – Night Moves
  73. Shamir – Hot Mess
  74. Kendrick Lamar – These Walls
  75. Jessica Pratt – Jacquelyn In The Background
  76. EMBRZ – ‘Lights’ ft. pennybirdrabbit
  77. Sophie – ‘Just Like We Never Said Goodbye’
  78. Kwamie Liv – Pleasure This Pain feat. Angel Haze
  79. Skepta – Shutdown
  80. Kanye West – All Day [ft. Allan Kingdom, Theophilus London, and Paul McCartney]
  81. Lianne La Havas – ‘Unstoppable’
  82. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – The River
  83. Mr Mendel – Who Do You Love
  84. Mac Demarco – The Way You’d Love Her
  85. Lindstrom and Grace Hall – Home Tonight
  86. Oh Wonder – Livewire
  87. Tei Shi – ‘Go Slow’
  88. Tobias Jesso Jr – How Could You Babe?
  89. Girl Band – Pears For Lunch
  90. Bitch Falcon – ‘TMJ’
  91. Owiny Sigoma Band – I Made You / You Made Me
  92. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
  93. Braids – Miniskirt
  94. Yumi Zouma – A Song for Zoe & Gwen
  95. Missy Elliott – ‘WTF (Where They From?)’ feat. Pharrell
  96. Chet Faker & Banks – 1998
  97. Jack U – Where Are Ü Now (feat. Justin Bieber)
  98. Jamie Woon – Movement
  99. Vök – Waterfall
  100. Ben Khan – 1000
  101. Boot & Tax – Dancin’
  102. Fierce Mild – Small Talk
  103. Wax Stag – Sparkling River
  104. Anna B Savage – I
  105. Jack Garratt – Weathered
  106. Young Fathers – Rain Or Shine
  107. Augustus & John – There Goes My Train
  108. Beach House – Space Song
  109. C Duncan – For
  110. Foals – Mountain At My Gates
  111. Daithi – Mary Keane’s Introduction
  112. FKA Twigs – Glass & Patron
  113. Chance The Rapper – Somewhere in Paradise
  114. Kaytranada – ‘Drive Me Crazy’ featuring Vic Mensa
  115. Wiley & Zomby – Step 2001
  116. Joey Bada$$ feat. Kiesza – Teach Me How to Dance
  117. Pleasure Beach – ‘Go’
  118. Sauce81 – Natural Thing
  119. Planet Parade – ‘Blue Sky’
  120. Rusangano Family – Heathrow
  121. Portico – 101 feat. Joe Newman
  122. Roots Manuva – Facety 2:11
  123. Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail as Sea Legs – The Colour Blue
  124. Paradise 100 – Heat.WAV
  125. Gallant – Weight In Gold
  126. Thundercat – Them Changes
  127. Ibeyi – Ghosts
  128. Nozinja Feat. Mumdance, Micachu and Tirzah – Thinking Of You
  129. Statik Selektah feat. Joey Bada$$ & Action Bronson – ‘Beautiful Life’
  130. Seven Davis Jr / Julio Bashmore – ‘Good Vibes’
  131. Reykjavíkurdætur – ‘DRUSLA’
  132. St. Vincent – Teenage Talk
  133. The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
  134. The Galleria – ‘Calling Card’
  135. Little xs for eyes – Logical Love
  136. Tirzah – Make It Up
  137. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
  138. Martyn – Falling For You
  139. Bicep & Hammer – ‘Dahlia’
  140. Torres – Cowboy Guilt
  141. Towkio – Reflection (Kaytranada production)
  142. Girls Names – Zero Triptych
  143. Villagers – ‘Courage’
  144. Florence + The Machine – What Kind Of Man
  145. Eaves – Pylons
  146. Jake Houlsby – ‘Yannina’
  147. Bob Moses – ‘First To Cry’
  148. George FitzGerald – ‘Call It Love (If You Want To)'[Feat. Lawrence Hart]
  149. Daphni – Vikram
  150. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Slip Slide

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