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We feel pretty confident proclaiming 2015 the best year for new music this decade, and we'd even go so far as to say it's been arguably our favorite year in the history of this site. So many stars seemed to serendipitously align this year — our 10th as a blog — for sounds that veered right into our own personal, sometimes insular little lane: the triumphant return of Grimes; the improbable meteoric rise of Leon Bridges from seemingly out of nowhere (i.e., right here in our own backyard); a sweet, thoroughly relatable, '90s-hip-hop-inspired record from Panda Bear (our favorite artist); two Beach House albums in the span of two months; D'Angelo with probably the best show we've seen since the last time he rolled through town 15 years ago; Grouper started a pop group; the summer of Jamie xx; and on and on. If 2015 had seen the release of Dear Tommy and new music from Shabazz Palaces or Burial (all still possible, I suppose), our blog might have imploded.

With all of that said, I still feel like we went as deep as ever this year, and as always, there were some genuinely incredible hidden gems to uncover if you spent a little time digging. Let us know how your year went as you check the full list of our 50 favorite records of the year, and lose yourself in our nearly 3-hour-long spotify playlist:

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November 2015 mix


Listen to our November 2015 mix, featuring new tracks ABRA, DJDS, jj, Young Thug + more...

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Erykah Badu reunites with Andre 3000 on Hello from her But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape


Erykah Badu does the Rundgren/Nazz/Isley Brothers classic with 3 Stacks, taken from Badu's new mixtape. Listen to the whole tape below + download BUT YOU CAINT USE MY PHONE now on iTunes.

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Healings – Bless mixtape


Josh McIntyre of Canadian duo Prince Innocence drops a new mixtape as his solo side-project Healings: Bless is "a collection of original material recorded between Prince Innocence sessions" at various points in 2015, originally intended as a "hybrid of new age and club music":

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listen to a mixtape Grimes made for Pandora


Featuring some of Grimes' favorite tracks from Jessie Ware, Tei Shi, Lana Del Rey, Jay-Z, Patsy Cline, Joanna Newsom + more. Listen here.

listen to Panda Bear’s Swallow at the Hollow mix of unreleased material


"Swallow at the Hollow is a mix of things I made around the same time as all the Grim Reaper tracks. They kind of feel like scribbles or doodles and for some reason or another I couldn't find my way of singing with them...

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october 2015 mix


Listen to our seasonally appropriate October 2015 mix, featuring new tracks from TOPS, Nmesh, Hype Williams, Neon Indian + more...

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Keep Shelly in Athens mixtape for Gorilla vs. Bear


Keep Shelly in Athens return to the USA this week for an extensive North American tour (including 4 TX dates!) starting on Halloween, and to celebrate, the duo made us a glorious, dreamy/moody mix of some of their current favorites. Featuring Alessia Cara, You'll Never Get To Heaven, their collaborators Ocean Hope, their FoF labelmates IDYLL, and more. Listen below, and check the full tracklist + all of KSiA's tour dates after the jump. KSiA's new record Now I'm Ready is out now on Friends of Friends.

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gorilla vs. bear halloween mix 2015


Our seventh annual Halloween mix // tracklist after the jump…

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september 2015 mix


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