The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2015: Happyness

I am forever running late. While it may not be a part of my charm, I would refer you to the old saying about better late than never. In any case, after probably way too much thought, I finally settled upon my favorite 50 records from the year that was 2015. I'm also mixing it up a little this year, y'all. Instead of ranking every record, I'm giving you my picks in alphabetical order, saving my number one, very favorite record of the year for last. So sit back, relax, and refresh your memory of last year's best with a group of records that I hope will tickle your fancy.

Who: Happyness

What: Weird Little Birthday

When: March 2015

Where: Bar/None

Why: Who can resist the lure of "not quite a concept album about a boy who shares his birthday with Jesus Christ and eventually is driven insane with jealousy?" Throw in the lo-fi, just gritty enough sound that brings to mind the 90s with clever, oft-amusing lyrics, and South Londoners Happyness score a direct hit.

My very favorite jam: "Leave the Party"

[posted 5.4.16]


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