My Top 20 Songs of the Year for 2015. Enjoy.

One of the joys of streaming audio is that you can listen to new music all year long and just file away anything you particularly like into a “best of the year”playlist. Here it is on Spotify if you fancy a full listen. This year the list reached reached 74 songs, slightly up on 2014 but well down on 2012 and 2013. From that list, here’s the Top 20, with the usual rule that only one song per artist is allowed. Enjoy.

20 Weight of Love by The Black Keys

19 Get Better by Frank Turner

18 Needle And A Knife by Tennis

17 The Tower by Pure Bathing Culture

16 Pages Of Gold by Flo Morrissey

15 On the Swings by Sarah Cracknell

14 Nothing But a Fool by New Order

13 Satellites by Mew

12 What Time Do You Call This? by Elbow

11 Immortals by Jean-Michel Jarre

10 A Boat Lies Waiting by David Gilmour

9 Loud Places by Jamie xx

8 I Can Change by Brandon Flowers

7 I Am Yours by Monster Monster

6 Lake Song by The Decemberists

5 Tompkins Square Park by Mumford & Sons

4 Love Song of the Beta Male by Stornoway

3 Mount the Air by The Unthanks

2 New York Raining by Charles Hamilton, Rita Ora

1 The Other Side by Public Service Broadcasting