Headphone Commute’s Best of 2015 : Music For Long Car Rides With My Family and Friends

My family and friends have long time given up. And even though I listen to everything from beautiful piano music to gorgeous post-rock instrumentals, they seem to think that I like “nails on the chalkboard” with a “bucket falling down the stairs”. I’ve long had a special collection of albums set aside for that occasion when I need to prove them wrong. These are softer textures with some lyrics (they need lyrics, don’t they?) and lullaby qualities (if they fall asleep, I win as well). And it feels like the purpose of any prolonged car ride is to setup an opportunity with no escape and open up their ears. Even if it’s just for an hour. Here’s to that moment when I’ll win them over! Someday… Someday they’ll come around, I’m sure…

ALL ENTRIES ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY ARTIST
(sorry, individual reviews are not available for the below selections)

Björk ‎– Vulnicura (One Little Indian)
Björk
Vulnicura
One Little Indian
FKA twigs - M3LL155X (Young Turks)
FKA Twigs
M3LL155X
Young Turks
Grimes - Art Angels (4AD)
Grimes
Art Angels
4AD
Holly Herndon - Platform (4AD)
Holly Herndon
Platform
4AD
Howling - Sacred Ground (Monkeytown)
Howling
Sacred Ground
Monkeytown
Jamie XX - In Colour (Young Turks)
Jamie XX
In Colour
Young Turks
Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness (Domino)
Julia Holter
Have You In My Wilderness
Domino
Night Sequels - The Children of the Night Make Music (Attacknine)
Night Sequels
The Children of the Night…
Attacknine
Perils - Perils (Desire Path)
PERILS
PERILS
Desire Path
Tame Impala - Currents (Modular)
Tame Impala
Currents
Fiction / Universal