You've checked out our Top 20 Albums Of 2015, yeah? Well now it's time for individual tracks. The original shortlist for this stood at 67 songs, and that was just the shortlist. After many plays and tough decisions, a top 40 was created. Then it was decided that a top 20 would work best, so much culling of amazing tunes took place and a limit to two tracks per artist was made, because some people were being selfish and taking up five places just because they had so many flipping good tunes. So here's The Sound Of Confusion's top 20 songs of 2015, and the Obligatory Record Of The Year. On another day the order might be different, but all of these are deserving of a place. If your favourite didn't make it, then rest assured, it was definitely number 21.
If you want to stream the list in one go, scroll down to the player at the bottom of the page. And make sure you turn it up loud...
20) Sun Machine - The Loudest Of Them
Sun Machine's website
Buy: 'The Loudest of Them'
19) The Radio Dept. - This Repeated Sodomy
The Radio Dept.'s website
Buy: 'This Repeated Sodomy'
18) The Dreaming Spires - All Kinds Of People
The Dreaming Spires' website
Buy: 'All Kinds of People'
17) Grass House - Unknown In The Scene
Grass House's website
16) Ten Fé - Make Me Better
Ten Fé's website
Buy: 'Make Me Better'
15) Diagrams - General Relativity
Buy: 'General Relativity'
14) Hazel English - Fix
Hazel English's website
13) Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation - Take Me Beyond
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation's website
Buy: 'Take Me Beyond (Edit)'
12) MIA and Tuesday - Wall Of Sound
MIA And TUESDAY's website
Buy: 'Wall Of Sound'
11) Keep Shelly In Athens - Now I'm Ready (featuring Ocean Hope)
Keep Shelly In Athens' website
Buy: 'Now I'm Ready'
10) The Go! Team - Blowtorch
The Go! Team's website
9) Daisy Victoria - Pain Of Dancers
Daisy Victoria's website
Buy: 'Pain of Dancers'
8) MIA and TUESDAY - Transparent Disguise
MIA and TUESDAY's website
Buy: 'Transparent Disguise'
7) Under Electric Light - Pieces Of Me
Under Electric Light's website
Buy: 'Pieces Of Me'
6) The Creeping Ivies - Forever Leather
The Creeping Ivies' website
Buy: 'Forever Leather'.
5) Presents For Sally - Wisawaytoday
Presents For Sally's website
4) Lilies On Mars - Dancing Star
Lilies On Mars' website
Buy: 'Dancing Star'
3) The Go! Team - The Scene Between
The Go! Team's website
Buy: 'The Scene Between'
2) Girl One & The Grease Guns - The Shatterproof Man
Girl One & The Grease Guns' website
Buy: 'The Shatterproof Man'
OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE YEAR:
Mercury Rev - Queen Of Swans
With the recent resurgence of the dreampop genre, Mercury Rev returned with their first album in seven years to show the pretenders how it's really done. The resulting album, 'The Light In You', was a different kind of dreampop, free of the usual tricks and effects, swapping pedals and distorted guitars for lush arrangements and excellently-crafted songs which created a magical fantasy world that totally absorbs you. Exemplifying this vision is the stately, soaring 'Queen Of Swans' which is full of cinematic beauty and awe-inspiring majesty that really raises the bar.
Mercury Rev's website
Buy: 'Queen Of Swans'
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