What’s the phrase? Better late than never? Yes, 2015 might be over, but below are 33 1/3 essential reissues and archival recordings from last year that stormed back into the present with striking authority.
Featuring music from around the world and stretching back decades, the music below confirms that even as we move headlong into the new year we’ve still got a lot of catching up to do.
Many of these are available through the various streaming services, but the analog-curious should know that most were issued on vinyl as well. That said, those looking for a soundtrack for this read can check out the accompanying Spotify playlist.