The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2015: Protomartyr

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: Protomartyr

What: The Agent Intellect

When: October 2015

Where: Hardly Art

Why: It's pretty fucking great the first time you hear it. But the funny thing about The Agent Intellect is that it gets better each and every time you listen to it. This wiry, at times cautious yet steadily aggressive post punk gorgeousness from the Motor City pulls no punches, the songs perfectly measured and calculated to exact the maximum return. In a pinch I'd call it a modern classic.   

My very favorite jam: All of them.

[posted 5.14.16]


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