The Music 2015 Writers' Poll: Imogen Elliott

23 December 2015 | 2:50 pm | Imogen Elliot

album of the year

  1. Courtney Barnett — Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
  2. Sleater-Kinney — No Cities To Love
  3. Tame Impala — Currents
  4. Ouch My Face — Bunyip
  5. Fraser A Gorman — Slow Gum
  6. Peaches — Rub
  7. Best Coast — California Nights
  8. Summer Flake — Time Rolls By
  9. Immigrant Union — Anyway
  10. FKA Twigs — M3LL155X

song of the year

  1. Courtney Barnett — Kim's Caravan
  2. Tame Impala — Let It Happen
  3. Sleater-Kinney —  No Cities To Love
  4. Best Coast — California Nights
  5. Lana Del Rey — High By The Beach

artist of the year

  1. Courtney Barnett
  2. Tame Impala
  3. Fraser A, Gorman
  4. FKA Twigs
  5. A$AP Rocky

international artist performance

  1. Swans
  2. The Julie Ruin
  3. Anna Von Hausswolff
  4. A Wilhelm Scream 
  5. The Brian Jonestown Massacre

australian artist performance

  1. Courtney Barnett
  2. Parkway Drive
  3. Fraser A Gorman
  4. Thundamentals
  5. Heart Beach

top tv show

  1. Unreal
  2. Broad City 
  3. Inside Amy Schumer
  4. Transparent
  5. Louis

top movie

  1. Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck
  2. Amy
  3. Straight Outta Compton
  4. Inside Out

top website

  1. Junkee
  2. Horror Sleaze Trash
  3. The Shovel
  4. The Guardian
  5. Slate

2015 highlight of the year

A highlight for me was interviewing Courtney Barnett on community radio in Hobart. It was the first day of her Aussie tour supporting the release of Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit and we chatted about her former job as a pizza delivery driver before she played the track Elevator Operator live in the studio on her first guitar, which she brought in from her childhood home. Sadly, I bumped in to Courtney (and partner Jen Cloher) at the supermarket the following day while hungover in my pyjamas (It's Tasmania, okay? You're more likely to be looked at for dressing nicely) and I could let this tarnish my fond memory, but instead I justify that if anyone couldn't care less for what I was wearing, it would be Courtney. 

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