Top 89 Staff Picks: Leah Garaas, digital producer

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Top 89 of 2015
The Current's digital producer Leah Garaas shares her top songs, albums and local songs of 2015 (MPR Graphic)

Top 10 Albums of 2015


1. La Luz, Weirdo Shrine (Hardly Art)
2. Alex G, Beach Music (Domino)
3. Viet Cong, Viet Cong (Jagjaguwar) Viet Cong perform in The Current studio
4. Ought, Sun Coming Down (Constellation)
5. Modest Mouse, Strangers to Ourselves (Epic)
6. Protomartyr, The Agent Intellect (Hardly Art)
7. Titus Andronicus, The Most Lamentable Tragedy (Merge) Titus Andronicus perform in The Current studio
8. Laura Marling, Short Movie (Ribbon) Laura Marling performs in The Current studio
9. Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear (Sub Pop) Father John Misty performs in The Current studio
10. Mac DeMarco, Another One (Captured Tracks)

Top 15 Songs of 2015

By acts that didn't appear on my top albums of 2015 list.

1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Multi Love" off Multi Love (Jagjaguwar)
2. Deerhunter - "Snakeskin" off Fading Frontier (4AD)
3. Hinds - "Chili Town" off The Very Best of Hinds So Far (Mom + Pop)
4. Built to Spill - "Living Zoo" off Untethered Moon (Warner Bros.)
5. Bully - "Trying" off Feels Like (Columbia)
6. Sufjan Stevens - "Should Have Known Better" off Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty)
7. Jose Gonzalez - "Leaf Off / The Cave" off Vestiges and Claws (Mute)
8. Bjork - "Stonemilker" off Vulnicura (One Little Indian)
9. Kendrick Lamar - "King Kunta" off To Pimp a Butterfly (Interscope)
10. Natalie Prass - "Bird of Prey" off Natalie Prass (Spacebomb)
11. Kurt Vile - "Pretty Pimpin" off b'lieve i'm goin down... (Matador)
12. Waxahatchee - "Under a Rock" off Ivy Tripp (Merge)
13. Will Butler - "Anna" off Policy (Merge)
14. Desaparecidos - "City on the Hill" off Payola (Epitaph)
15. Sleater-Kinney - "A New Wave" off No Cities to Love (Sub Pop)

Top 10 (Local) Songs of 2015

1. Lizzo - "Ain't I" off Big GRRRL Small World (BGSW)
2. Low - "No Comprende" off Ones and Sixes (Sub Pop) Low perform in The Current studio
3. Bad Bad Hats - "Shame" off Psychic Reader (Afternoon) Bad Bad Hats perform in The Current studio
4. On An On - "Icon Love" off And the Wave Has Two Sides (Roll Call) On An On perform in The Current studio
5. Carroll - "Green Acres" off Carroll (Entertainment One) Carroll perform in The Current studio
6. Al Church - "Next to You" off Next Summer (self-released) Al Church performs in The Current studio
7. Bruise Violet - "Sketchy Jeff" off Survival of the Prettiest EP (self-released) Bruise Violet perform in The Current studio
8. Frankie Lee - "Where Do We Belong" off American Dreamer (Loose) Frankie Lee performs in The Current studio
9. Hippo Campus - "Suicide Saturday" off Bashful Creatures EP (Grand Jury) Hippo Campus perform in The Current studio
10. Murder Shoes - "Under the Sea" off Murder Shoes (Land Ski)

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