When it came time to really think about which album that I loved the most from 2015 there were quite a few to chose from. There are many, MANY songs I discovered during the course of the year, some from years past, and some of my favourite songs from this year aren’t ON these albums.
But after I thought about how often I’ve listened to both of these albums straight through, I kind of settled on a tie for favourite.
And I’m happy to say that stylistically and genre-wise, they couldn’t be more different.
Traveller, by Chris Stapleton
Why Am I So Happy, by Spose
Both of these albums are great start to finish, with no weak songs at all. Also, both of them have more than one song that brings a tear to my eye. I've thrown up a few links to songs from both of them, and if you've never heard them I encourage you to buy/stream both of them, because they are really amazing and I'm proud to have them both in my collection. In a world where the music charts spew the same bland crap every day of the year, I'm glad these guys are making music that defies stereotypes.
First up: Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton (Yes, this was the song he performed with Justin Timberlake)
Next: Parachute also by Chris Stapleton
And finally, this one gets me every time: Whiskey and You by Chris Stapleton. This last one is a live acoustic version of the track because, well, you'll see.
And from Spose: (the Spose tracks contain some strong NSFW language, but it works and doesn't sound out of place.
Nobody (this one features another one of my favourite artists - Watsky)
Why Am I So Happy?
A Little Different