just about 500 local releases from 2015, we are proud (also exhausted) to present the winners of the 2015 L.A. RECORD contributor and reader polls! Each poll includes a category for full-length album and EP or singles, and 'contributors' include anyone who helps make L.A. RECORD and 'readers' is of course anyone who reads it! Thanks to everyone who voted and nominated. 2015 was a great year for L.A. music!" /> L.A. Record

L.A. RECORD’S 2015 READER POLL AND CONTRIBUTOR POLL RESULTS!

January 8th, 2016 | News


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After tabulating all the votes on just about 500 local releases from 2015, we are proud (also exhausted) to present the winners of the 2015 L.A. RECORD contributor and reader polls! Each poll includes a category for full-length album and EP or singles, and ‘contributors’ include anyone who helps make L.A. RECORD and ‘readers’ is of course anyone who reads it! Thanks to everyone who voted and nominated. 2015 was a great year for L.A. music!

L.A. RECORD CONTRIBUTOR POLL: ALBUMS

1. Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
2. Kamasi Washington The Epic (Brainfeeder)
3. Dam-Funk Invite The Light (Stones Throw)
4. Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness (Domino)
5. XL Middleton Tap Water (Mofunk)
6. Froth Bleak (Burger)
7. The Gaslamp Killer Experience Live In Los Angeles (Low End Theory)
8. Ras G and the Koreatown Oddity 5 Chuckles (Leaving)
9. Fever The Ghost Zirconium Meconium (Complicated Game/Heavenly)
10. Fuzz II (In The Red)

RUNNER UPS: Vince Staples Summertime 06, Father John Misty I Love You Honeybear, Girlpool Before The World Was Big, Blank Tapes Geodesic Dome Piece, Deradoorian Exploding Flower Planet, Dexter Story Wondem, Teebs AV ESTR, Knxwledge Hud Dreems.

L.A. RECORD READER POLL: ALBUMS

1. Vision Inertia (Burger)
2. Thee Commons Rock Is Dead … (Burger/self-released)
3. Kamasi Washington The Epic (Brainfeeder)
4. Fever The Ghost Zirconium Meconium (Complicated Game/Heavenly)
5. Mystic Braves Days of Yesteryear (Lolipop)
6. FIDLAR Too (Mom+Pop)
7. Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
8. Fuzz II (In The Red)
9. Hanni El Khatib Moonlight (Innovative Leisure)
10. Earl Sweatshirt I Don’t Like Shit … (Tan Cressida/Columbia)

RUNNER UPS: Bambu Party Worker, Drinks Hermits on Holiday, FFS self-titled, GospelbeacH Pacific Surf Line, Jessica Pratt On Your Own Love Again, Michael Nhat Heads On Sticks.

L.A. RECORD CONTRIBUTOR POLL: EPs and SINGLES

1. Thundercat The Beyond/Where Giants Roam (Brainfeeder)
2. Eagle Nebula Space Goddess (self-released)
3. Pharoahs Rinse Dream (Vinyls On Wax)
4. Zig Zags Slime (Famous Class)
5. L.A. Takedown self-titled (Ribbon)

RUNNERS UPS: Rudy De Anda Ostranenie, NxWORRIES Link Up & Suede, Bombon A Date With …, Contact Field Orchestra Mapping The Futures …, Moses Sumney “Seeds,” Post Life Living Can Wait.

L.A. RECORD READER POLL: EPs and SINGLES

1. ViceVersa self-titled a.k.a. Da EP (self-released)
2. Thundercat The Beyond/Where Giants Roam (Brainfeeder)
3. Tracy Bryant “The Little Things” (Mono)
4. Zig Zags Slime (Famous Class)
5. Bombón A Date With … (Burger)

RUNNER UPS: Solvej Schou “Friendship”, Dead Ships EP1, Death Valley Girls “Electric High,” L.A. Takedown self-titled, Levitation Room “Minds Of Our Own.”