Even though I’ve been writing for TMN over the past five years, I certainly don’t expect any of you to have me or my musical tastes pegged. In fact, I’d much rather you see this site as a whole, enjoying the eclectic blend that all the ninjas bring to the table. But, if you have paid attention, you’ll know that I love nothing more than hunting through submissions, SoundCloud, BandCamp, tweets, and smoke signals to try and find the best and brightest emerging artists.

2015 brought a few new acts to the scene that I simply couldn’t get enough of, a few of which made it into this year-end playlist. In addition to those, my musical world was blessed with albums from artists who haven’t released something in quite some time, including one band that surfaced after a six-year hiatus.

My 15 favorite tracks are listed below in no particular order because that would be painfully difficult and time-consuming. Instead, I’ve compiled them in a way that should provide you with an enjoyable listening experience, start to finish. If you’re unfamiliar with any of them, I’ve included a one-sentence description that should help highlight what to expect.

’Patrick Watson – Places You Will Go’

Patrick Watson continues to further the question that he could be an alien sent to mesmorize the human race.

’Mew – Satellites (Edit)’

Mew is finally back, in full form, and it’s magnificent.

’Day Wave – Drag’

This new act took the blogosphere by storm, myself included.

’James Vincent McMorrow – How To Waste A Moment’

Upbeat number with from the golden-voiced singer/songwriter, who also became one of my favorite live acts to watch in 2015.

’Still Parade – 07:41’

A little 70’s funk and pop mixed in with gorgeous vocals landed this newly released track into my best of 2015.

’Viola Beach – Swings & Waterslides’

This new act put out a track that’s ideal for a raucous night out, an adventurous road trip, or your next backyard BBQ.

’The Watermelons – Best Of You’

One listen to this catchy-as-hell song will have you singing along with ease.

’The Score – Oh My Love’

These guys will soon be heard across radio stations, shopping malls, commercials, and major motion pictures with their extremely infectious pop.

’JR JR – Gone’

Perfect tune for a montage of you and your special someone frolicking through a field.

’Jack Garratt – Breathe Life (Radio Edit)’

This memorable track displays what we love most about Mr. Garratt – the unknown.

’The Hunna – Bonfire’

Catchy Brit-Pop that will be coming to a stadium or festival mainstage near you in late 2016/2017.

’Drenge – We Can Do What We Want’

If you ever feeling like a drunken episode of lawlessness, put this on.

’Gallant – Talking In Your Sleep’

Sexy, seductive, and alluring, this tune sticks with you longer than unwanted relatives.

’Bobby Nourmand – The Sound’

A combination of haunting deep house, a timeless movie, and iconic vocals.

’Bon Voyage – Booshie’

Sometimes I like to party, and this song is the cause for most of those times.

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