75. WILL DAILEY-The Sprawl II (Arcade Fire cover)
In a year where they didn’t release a new album, there were a few good Fire covers this year, and this was one of them. I love the underplayed guitar work that really starts to cook at the 2-and-a-half minute mark.
74. ISLAND APOLLO-Self Titled EP
Great pop music, with neat creative tempo changes and a hipster falsetto chorus. If you like Franz Ferdinand, you’ll love this EP. Check out Miracle, below.
73. AVENUE-Our Love Featuring Tokyo Police Club
Is there still room for silly disco music in 2015? Yes!
72. BIRCH-Halfway (EP)
Crystal clear pop.
71. FREEDOM FRY-1979 (Smashing Pumpkins)
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