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…

San Fermin – Jackrabbit

5/5 Brooklyn composer and Yale graduate Ellis Ludwig-Leone is the musical and creative genius behind indie baroque-pop ensemble San Fermin; lyricist, composer, arranger, songwriter, Ludwig-Leone is San Fermin. For the debut, self-titled album, the musician relied on the help of his friends in the studio, but now with the sophomore release of Jackrabbit, Ludwig-Leone has turned the one-man show & friends into a fully-function, touring 8-piece troupe. A controlled frenzy of horns, strings, percussion, and complimenting vocals, Jackrabbit is an intense musical venture: unpredictable, melodramatic, and exhilarating with every note. The compositional style of Ludwig-Leone exaggerates the…