My Top 30 Songs From 2015

I wouldn’t consider this list an absolute “best of” when talking about the songs that came out in 2015. But I can certainly say that I would play each and every one of these tracks on my show if I were still doing the college radio thing at WPRK.

Those were some damn good times, by the way. I miss spinning tunes in that dusty old basement.

There’s plenty of albums I’ve yet to get around to listening to from 2015, so I’m sure I’ll come across plenty more gems to add to this list at another time. For now, enjoy this collection of tracks that abused the speakers in my house and car the most over the past twelve months.

(Also, check out the extended list on Spotify)


Playlist: Big Boi of Outkast (2003-12)

When it comes to Outkast it seems Andre 3000 gets all the attention. Hardly ever does Big Boi get brought up in the conversation, his efforts often overlooked by the majority of “fans” of the group.

Consider how critics compare the Speakerboxxx/The Love Below double album for proof. But go back and listen to those early Outkast albums and be surprised at how great Big Boi sounds alongside his more recognized partner.

Then once you’re done with that dive into the Big Boi Spotify playlist below, which I’ve compiled using tracks from Speakerboxxx (2003), Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010), and Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (2012), among a couple of other oddities.


VIDEO: Outkast Returns With Full Setlist at Coachella Festival

Not many in the world of hip hop have been able to duplicate the creative prowess of Outkast over the past 20 years. Just sift through their discography for proof of the unique twists and turns they’ve taken with each album.

Each time they’ve returned to the scene they’ve captured the public’s attention while blending musical borders. And now they’re back in full force in 2014.

Big Boi and Andre 3000 made their long awaited reunion last night at the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival, which is some sort of gathering that pulls fans from all walks of life and musical backgrounds.

It’s likely that most in the crowd was experiencing the full brunt of Outkast’s funk for the very first time. Lucky for those of us who couldn’t be there, the whole performance can be seen online. It’s not without it’s flaws, but it’s all we’ve got for now. Check the full setlist after the jump.