I haven’t put a year-end album list together since 2012 and I’m not entirely sure why. But that had to change for this quickly-closing year as it was truly a stupendous one for my ears. A lot of the releases I’ve included were either directly connected to the Iceland Airwaves music festival or uncovered as a direct result of researching bands that I got to see there (whether new to me or longtime favorites). These include LoneLady, Úlfur Úlfur and Braids. Björk, of course, had to be on here, even if her album hadn’t also been fucking amazing. The rest really just represent the tracks that provided the soundtrack to my life these last twelve months – from travels to projects to strolls and drives alone around the city. Enjoy the playlist below, featuring three tracks from each artist and click through the album art to dig a little deeper into each 2015 release.