Movies

Best Of 2015: Movies

Take it from us, these are the five finest movies of 2015. The Big Short and Spotlight, both dealing with
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Fonseca

Best Of 2015: World Music

MAGNET’s j. poet picks the best world-music releases of the year 1 Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca At Home (Jazz
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PowerMonster

Best Of 2015: Noise

MAGNET’s Raymond Cummings picks the best noise releases of the year 1 Power Monster White Single Female (Signora Ward) 2
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WeHuntBuffalo

Best Of 2015: Hard Rock

MAGNET’s Matt Ryan picks the best hard-rock releases of the year 1 We Hunt Buffalo Living Ghosts (Fuzzorama) 2 Wake
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Josh

Best Of 2015: Jazz/Improv

MAGNET’s Bill Meyer picks the best jazz/improv releases of the year 1 Joshua Abrams Magnetoception (Eremite) 2 Mike Reed’s People,
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MandolinOrange

Best Of 2015: Indie Roots

MAGNET’s Devon Leger picks the best indie-roots releases of the year 1 Mandolin Orange Such Jubilee (Yep Roc) 2 Joan
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KendrickLamar

Best Of 2015: Hip Hop

MAGNET’s Corey duBrowa picks the best hip-hop releases of the year 1 Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope)
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Sonics

Best Of 2015: Punk

MAGNET’s Tim Stegall picks the best punk releases of the year 1 The Sonics This Is The Sonics (Revox) 2 The
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Wax

Best Of 2015: Singer/Songwriter

MAGNET’s Hobart Rowland picks the best singer/songwriter releases of the year 1 Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp (Merge) 2 Bobby Long Ode
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Kylesa

Best Of 2015: Metal

MAGNET’s Andrew Earles picks the best metal releases of the year 1 Kylesa Exhausting Fire (Season Of Mist) 2 False
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Ork

Best Of 2015: Reissues

MAGNET’s A.D. Amorosi picks the best reissues of the year 1 Various Artists Ork Records: New York, New York (Numero
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MAGNET’s Top 25 Albums Of 2015

25. Chastity Belt | Time To Go Home (Hardly Art) Did you ever have That Hilarious Friend (you know the
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Wilco

MAGNET’s #1 Album Of 2015: Wilco’s “Star Wars”

You could argue that Star Wars, the ninth album from now-more-or-less-venerable Wilco, is a softball choice for MAGNET’s album of
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AlabamaShakes

MAGNET’s #2 Album Of 2015: Alabama Shakes’ “Sound & Color”

Alabama Shakes built a huge following with their classic rock debut, so revisiting that Hendrix-meets-Janis vibe on the follow-up would
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FatherJohnMisty

MAGNET’s #3 Album Of 2015: Father John Misty’s “I Love You, Honeybear”

On one hand, J. Tillman’s second album as Father John Misty is junk food for the soul—as irresistibly self-destructive as
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CourtneyBarnett

MAGNET’s #4 Album Of 2015: Courtney Barnett’s “Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit”

“Put me on a pedestal, and I’ll only disappoint you,” warns Australian folk-rocker Courtney Barnett on a punk-chorded “Pedestrian At
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RoyalHeadache

MAGNET’s #5 Album Of 2015: Royal Headache’s “High”

The second LP from this Sydney, Australia quartet—its members are identified only as Shogun (vocals), Law (guitar), Joe (bass) and
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JoannaNewsom

MAGNET’s #6 Album Of 2015: Joanna Newsom’s “Divers”

Has it really been nearly six years since Have One On Me? But it just stopped playing! (Have one on
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Libertines

MAGNET’s #7 Album Of 2015: The Libertines’ “Anthems For Doomed Youth”

That the Libertines—returning to the spotlight after imploding more than a decade ago—managed to record a new album, let alone
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