In February 2016, 15 Songs host Andy Miles presented a six-part series looking back at what he considered the best songs of 2015. We have those episodes here.  (For all episodes of 15 Songs, click here.)

Also check out our favorite 20 albums of 2015.


15 Songs for 2-3-16  

Best of 2015 Part 1

Alex G 'Kicker' 
The Arcs 'Put A Flower In Your Pocket' 
The Arcs 'Nature's Child'
Arthur Russell 'Keeping Up'
Beach House 'Sparks'
Big Grams 'Put It On Her'
Bilal 'Spiraling'
Bilal 'Holding It Back feat. Kimbra' 
Beirut 'Perth' 
Black Ryder 'Let Me Be Your Light' 
The Cairo Gang 'Gangsters Holding Hands' 
Chastity Belt 'Cool Slut' 
Courtney Barnett 'Nobody Really Cares If You Don't'
The Cribs 'Pink Snow' 
The Chemical Brothers 'Born in the Echoes'

Best of 2015 Part 2 ('Another 15 Songs')

The Arcs 'Chains of Love' 
The Arcs 'Rosie (Ooh La La)' 
Deerhunter 'Snakeskin' 
Django Django 'Found You' 
Django Django 'Vibrations' 
Beach House 'One Thing'
Big Grams 'Goldmine Junkie' 
De Lux 'When Your Life Feels Like A Loss'
Doldrums 'Funeral For Lightning'
Death and Vanilla 'Necessary Distortions'
Will Butler 'What I Want' 
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield 'Somebody That I Used To Know' 
Martin Courtney 'Vestiges'
Moon Duo 'In A Cloud'
Lana Del Rey 'High By The Beach'

15 Songs for 2-10-16 

Best of 2015 Part 3

Farao “TIAF” 
Jamie XX “Hold Tight”
Jamie XX “Loud Places” 
Holly Herndon “Morning Sun” 
Froth “Turn It Off”
Evans the Death “Idiot Button” 
Hot Chip “Started Right”
Here We Go Magic “News” 
Tobias Jesso “Tell The Truth”
Georgia Anne Muldrow “Monologue” 
Georgia Anne Muldrow “Great Blacks”
Julia Holter “Vasquez”
Lianne La Havas “Green & Gold” 
Hiatus Kaiyote “The Lung”
Giant Sand “Pen to Paper” 

Best of 2015 Part 4 ('Another 15 Songs') 

Ibeyi “Singles”  
Robert Forster “Love is Where It Is”
Robert Forster “Songwriters On The Run” 
Farao “Silence” 
Farao “Maze” 
HeCTA “Give Us Your Names” 
Helena Hauff “Spur”
Hot Chip “Huarache Lights”
Introverted Dancefloor “Feeling Unsound”
Georgia Anne Muldrow “Ankles” 
Georgia Anne Muldrow “Tungsten Babalwo” 
!!! "Lucy Mongoosey"   
Tobias Jesso “Leaving L.A.” 
Lianne La Havas “Midnight”      
Inventions “Feeling The Sun Thru The Earth At Night” 

15 Songs for 2-24-16

Best of 2015 Part 5 

Shamir "In For The Kill"
Kendrick Lamar "These Walls"  
Prefuse 73 "Infrared" 
Moritat "Visits"
Brice Woodall "Silence Is Loud"
Waxahatchee "La Loose"
Mikal Cronin "Say" 
Thee Oh Sees "Palace Doctor"
Kurt Vile "Lost My Head There"
Summer Twins "So Funny"
Neon Indian "Slumlord" 
Rival Consoles "Morning Vox"  
Sonnymoon "Sns"
Molly Nilsson "Bunny Club"
Shopping "Straight Lines" 

Best of 2015 Part 6 ("Another 15 Songs")

THEESatisfaction "EarthEE" 
THEESatisfaction "Sir Come Navigate" 
Panda Bear "Butcher Baker Candlesticker Maker" 
Toro Y Moi "Empty Nesters" 
Toro Y Moi "Lilly"
Totally Mild "When I'm Tired" 
Twerps "New Moves" 
Wilco "Cold Slope"
La Luz "Sleep Till They Die"
Low "Into You"
Bob Moses "Tearing Me Up"
Youth Lagoon "The Knower"
Son Lux "Now I Want"
Van Hunt "Puddin'"
Four Tet "Evening Side"