The Music 2015 Writers Poll: Hannah Story

23 December 2015 | 1:38 pm | Hannah Story

album of the year

  1. Courtney Barnett — Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
  2. Florence + The Machine — How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  3. El Vy — Return To The Moon
  4. Foals — What Went Down
  5. Tame Impala — Currents
  6. Sleater-Kinney — No Cities To Love
  7. Mark Ronson — Uptown Special
  8. Dick Diver — Melbourne, Florida
  9. Kurt Vile — b'lieve i'm goin down...
  10. Blur — The Magic Whip

song of the year

  1. El Vy — I'm The Man To Be
  2. Florence + The Machine — Ship To Wreck
  3. Courtney Barnett — Pedestrian At Best
  4. Deerhunter — Breaker
  5. Kendrick Lamar — King Kunta

artist of the year

  1. Courtney Barnett
  2. Florence + The Machine
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Tame Impala
  5. Kendrick Lamar

international artist performance

  1. Florence + The Machine
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Death Cab For Cutie
  4. Drake
  5. FKA twigs

australian artist performance

  1. Courtney Barnett
  2. Something For Kate
  3. Tame Impala
  4. Megan Washington
  5. POND

top tv show

  1. Please Like Me
  2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  3. Inside Amy Schumer
  4. Girls
  5. Master Of None

top movie

  1. The Daughter
  2. Inside Out
  3. Holding The Man
  4. Birdman
  5. Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

top website 

  1. The Music
  2. The Lifted Brow Online
  3. Netflix
  4. Junkee
  5. Daily Life

2015 highlight of the year

Carrie Brownstein's Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl, Kim Gordon's Girl In A Band and Lion Attack! by Oliver Mol. Musicals Les Misérables and Matilda The Musical. Steen Raskopoulos: Character Assassin, Sam Campbell: Cambo's On Top and An Evening With Noel Fielding. The Present and Ivanov. Australian Ballet's 20:21. Marina Abramović: In Residence. Helen Garner at Sydney Writers' Festival. Chats with Noel Fielding, Courtney Barnett, John Safran, Diablo Cody, Lally Katz, Ellie Kemper. Repping The Music at the APSAs. #hottest100. Moving to the beach with my best mates. Arts event afterparties. Hong Kong Disneyland (and Hong Kong food). A free Hunter Valley wine tour.

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prediction for 2016

El Vy tour small clubs on the back of The National's Bluesfest appearance. Women in the music industry finally begin being treated with the respect they deserve. Thanks Jessica Hopper.