- Foo Fighters St. Cecilia EP
This surprise EP from the modern rock icons holds together as a brief bunch of great, simple rock tunes. They are my favorite rock band and they have won me back after their departure into rock history anthology projects. Here, they focus on catchy melodies and stacking guitars. Love ’em.
Standout Track: “St. Cecilia”
2. Rapzilla Freshman ’15
The Christian Hip-Hop site has produced their own mixtape of new MCs gaining traction in the genre. The glue that holds this project together is up-and-coming producer Wontel as he gives each rising star enough room to showcase their talents.
Standout Track: “Glorify” Davis Absolute
3. Alessia Care Know-It-All
From her hit single “Here” to her strong EP Four Pink Walls to this debut album, Alessia Cara has exploded in 2015. Here’s to hoping her fall from pop radio is much slower than her sudden success.
Standout Track: “Wild Things”
4. Grimes Art Angels
This is my first introduction into Grimes and I was surprised that this project wasn’t a lot weirder given the album art and her indy music status. Art Angel instead gives us some synth pop that’s got some top 40 and some K-Pop and some house.
Standout Track: “Kill v. Maim”