Tuesday, December 08, 2015

the top 10 singles, albums, comedy shows, music gigs and london restaurants of 2015

....there's also room for some awards for other stuff that was great this year. It's my annual best of the year lists everybody!


The top 10 singles of 2015
Listen to this list on Spotify

1. Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker The Berry
2. The Chemical Brothers - Go
3. Skepta - Shutdown
4. Hot Chip - Huarache Lights
5. !!! - Freedom '15
6. INHEAVEN - Regeneration
7. Romare - Motherless Child
8. Spector - All The Sad Young Men
9. Chvrches - Leave A Trace
10. Jack Garrett - The Love You're Given


The top 10 albums of 2015

1. Wolf Alice - Your Love is Cool
2. Jamie XX - In Colour
3. Tame Impala - Currents
4. Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
5. Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too
6. Editors - IN DREAM
7. Florence & The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
8. JME - Integrity>
9. Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass
10. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell


The top 10 comedy shows of 2015

1. Joseph Morpurgo - Soothing Sounds For Baby
2. Trygve Wakenshaw - Nautilous
3. Daniel Kitson - Polyphony
4. Romesh Ranganathan, Latitude festival
5. Daniel Kitson - Tree
6. The Story Beast
7. Sofie Hagan - Bubblewrap
8. Seymor Mace - Niche as F**k
9. Sam Simmons - Spaghetti For Breakfast
10. Daphne Do Edinburgh


The top 10 London restaurants of 2015

1. Hubbard & Bell at The Hoxton Holborn Hotel
2. Homeslice
3. Chiltern Firehouse
4. Gymkhana
5 Smokestak
6. Bao
7. Dishoom
8. Flat Iron
9. Barrafina
10. Chicken Shop (exclusively for their apple pie, though)


The top 10 music gigs of 2015

1. Skepta, Collins Music Hall
2. The Chemical Brothers, Apple Music Festival
3. Foo Fighters, Radio 1's Big Weekend
4. Ed Sheeran, Latitude Festival
5. Mbongwana Star, Oval Space
6. Nils Frahm, Camden Roundhouse
7. Radio 1's Ibiza Prom, Royal Albert Hall
8. The Knife, Brixton Academy
9. Drenge, Glastonbury Festival
10. The Weeknd, Apple Music Festival


Here's some awards for other good stuff

Film of 2015 - A Syrian Love Story
Play of 2015 - A View From The Bridge
Article of 2015 - Frankie Boyle 'Britain's criminally stupid attitudes to race and immigration are beyond parody'.
Moment of 2015 - Hot Chip finish their Glastonbury set with a big old seven minute cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” that morphed into LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends”.


This year is the tenth anniversary of making these bloody lists. You can check out my previous top 10 albums from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007, as well as my top 10 singles from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

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