The Music 2015 Writers' Poll: Peter Laurie

23 December 2015 | 1:25 pm | Pete Laurie

album of the year

  1. Jason Isbell — Something More Than Free
  2. Craig Finn — Faith In The Future
  3. Millencolin — True Brew
  4. Kendrick Lamar — To Pimp A Butterfly
  5. Wilco — Star Wars
  6. Darren Hanlon — Where Did You Come From?
  7. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard — Django & Jimmie
  8. Courtney Barnett — Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit
  9. Battles — La Di Da Di

song of the year

  1. Kendrick Lamar — King Kunta
  2. Jason Isbell — If It Takes A Lifetime
  3. Darren Hanlon — The Chattanooga Shoot Shoot
  4. Courtney Barnett — Pedestrian At Best

artist of the year

  1. Jason Isbell
  2. Courtney Barnett
  3. Wilco
  4. Darren Hanlon
  5. Sleater-Kinney 

top website

  1. The AV CLub
  2. Vulture
  3. Fox Sports
  4. FasterLouder
  5. Netflix

international artist performance

  1. The Vandals
  2. Millencolin

australian artist performance

  1. The Mark Of Cain
  2. Patti Smith's Horses
  3. Darren Hanlon
  4. King Of The North

top tv show

  1. Fargo
  2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  3. Key & Peele
  4. Bloodline
  5. Last Week Tonight

top movie

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Cop Car
  3. Bone Tomahawk
  4. Everest

2015 highlight of the year

Drive-By Truckers releasing a mammoth 5LP/35-track live box set. It's such a perfect encapsulation of where they've been and where they are. And it makes me even more excited than I already was about wherever they go next.

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prediction for 2016

Another year where I feel like I don't hear or see half of the amazing things on offer.  We're in a golden age and everything is so immediately accessible, it can be a little overwhelming trying to decide what to see and hear first. The options are only gonna grow.