Top 50 of 2015: Part 5

10. Husky  – Ruckers Hill Husky Gawenda is an Australian-kept secret. His organic folk songwriting charms its way on the singer-songwriter’s second album Ruckers Hill, drawing from the best aspects of the genre. Rich in storytelling, captivating melodies, Ruckers Hill is a worthwhile listening experience, and will be years to come. (Read the review) 9. Foals – What Went Down Mercury Prize winning alternative rock group Foals have a done it again – their fourth album What Went Down can be seamlessly added to their list of intense, artistic alternative discography. The music takes…

Battles – La Di Da Di

  4.5/5 When a band’s music is “experimental”, that can generate an array of possibilities in the listener’s mind: “is it going to just be strange spoken word passages?” “Are the tracks going to be 10-minute melody loops” and most importantly “am I going to enjoy it?” These preliminary assumptions are taken a step further when the term instrumental is thrown in as well. Although New York rock band Battles is experimental – looping, unpredictable melodies, trance-like rhythms – it is also captivating rock music. Their third album La Di…