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Options December 27, 2015: The Best Records of 2015?!?! Plausibly!!! (Except for the Go-Betweens box set, which completely escaped my memory)

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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments Approx. start time
Best Reissues/Archival Releases of 2015
Easter and the Totem  Distant Generations   Options The Sum Is Greater than its Parts  S-S  LP  #10 Reissue of 2015. Originally released in 1986.   
Really Red  Nico   Options Teaching You The Fear: The Complete Collection 1978-1985  Alternative Tentacles  CD  #9 Reissue of 2015.  0:02:58 (Pop‑up)
Waitresses  The Comb   Options (v/a) Punk 45: Burn, Rubber City, Burn - Akron, Ohio: Punk and the Decline of the Mid-West 1975-80  Soul Jazz  CD  #8 Reissue of 2015. See also Punk 45: Extermination Nights In The Sixth City! Cleveland, Ohio : Punk And The Decline Of The Mid West 1975 - 82  0:05:28 (Pop‑up)
The Fakes  Look-Out   Options (v/a) [Cease & Desist] DIY! Cult Classics from the Post-Punk Era (1978-1982)  Optimo  LP  #7 Reissue of 2015.  0:08:34 (Pop‑up)
Broken Talent  I'm Dead   Options Broken Talent Rules No One  Florida's Dead  LP  #6 Reissue of 2015. 1984-85 recordings. Future members of Bunny Brains and Harry Pussy  0:11:48 (Pop‑up)
Heck Yeahs  I'm Better Than You   Options (v/a) We're Loud: 90s Punk Unknowns  Slovenly/Black Gladiator  CD  #5 Reissue of 2015.  0:22:28 (Pop‑up)
Stickmen WIth Ray Guns  Satan Baby   Options Grave City  End of An Ear  LP  #4 Reissue of 2015. Mid-80s recordings.  0:24:17 (Pop‑up)
The Avengers  Thin White Line   Options The Avengers  Superior Viaduct  LP  #3 Reissue of 2015. Late 70s recordings.  0:26:58 (Pop‑up)
Pere Ubu  Final Solution   Options Elitism For The People 1975-1978  Fire  LP box set  #2 Reissue of 2015.  0:30:07 (Pop‑up)
The Feelies  Fa Ce La   Options (v/a) Ork Records: New York, New York  Numero Group  Boxed set  #1 Reissue of 2015. Mid-late 70s recordings.  0:40:42 (Pop‑up)
Best Singles/EPs/demos/etc of 2015
Mint Mile  Wound   Options In Season & Ripe  Comedy Minus One  12"  #10 Single/EP of 2015  0:45:12 (Pop‑up)
Predator  Drag   Options Drag 7"  Total Punk  7"  #9 Single/EP of 2015  0:48:43 (Pop‑up)
Mystic Inane  Grease Inna Hair   Options Ode To Joy 7"  Negative Jazz  7"  #8 Single/EP of 2015. See also: Eggs Onna Plate 7"  0:52:00 (Pop‑up)
Treehouse  Like a Magnet   Options Gathering the Dreams  Plum Stop  Cassette  #7 Single/EP of 2015  0:54:30 (Pop‑up)
Terry  Talk About Terry   Options Talk About Terry 7"  Upset! The Rhythm  7"  #6 Single/EP of 2015  1:01:07 (Pop‑up)
Thigh Master  Age of Concern   Options Songs to Wipe Your Mouth To 7"  Tenth Court  7"  #5 Single/EP of 2015  1:07:41 (Pop‑up)
Sunshine & The Rain  Pale Blue Skies   Options Can't Stop Thinking About You 7"  Ernest Jenning Record Co.  7"  #4 Single/EP of 2015. Hear Sunshine & Rain live on Gaylord Fields' show on WFMU's Free Music Archive.  1:09:00 (Pop‑up)
The Sharp Medicine  Just Getting Older   Options Forty Five Revolutions Per Minute EP  self-released  7"  #3 Single/EP of 2015  1:13:22 (Pop‑up)
Mourn  Gertrudis, Get Through This   Options Gertrudis 7"  Captured Tracks  7"  #2 Single/EP of 2015  1:16:21 (Pop‑up)
Constant Mongrel  The Law   Options DCM 7"  R.I.P. Society  7"  #1 Single/EP of 2015  1:21:59 (Pop‑up)
Best Albums of 2015
OBN IIIs  4KD   Options Worth a Lot of Money  12XU  LP  #25 album of 2015. Hear OBN IIIs live on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock on WFMU's Free Music Archive  1:27:05 (Pop‑up)
Golden Pelicans  Maggots   Options Oldest Ride, Longest Line  Total Punk  LP  #24 album of 2015  1:30:34 (Pop‑up)
Sweet Talk  Borrow Your Stuff   Options Double Perfect  12XU  LP  #23 album of 2015, Hear Sweet Talk live on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock.  1:32:57 (Pop‑up)
Mike Pace and The Child Actors  Cold Calling   Options Best Boy  Self Starter Foundation  LP  #22 album of 2015  1:36:26 (Pop‑up)
Ghetto Ghouls  35 Eyes   Options Collisions  Monofonus Press  LP  #21 album of 2015  1:39:43 (Pop‑up)
Kitchen's Floor  Resident Dregs   Options Battle of Brisbane  Bruit Direct Disques  LP  #20 album of 2015  1:41:35 (Pop‑up)
Life Stinks  Strange Prison   Options You'll Never Make It  S-S  LP  #19 album of 2015  1:43:51 (Pop‑up)
Spray Paint  Entry Level Human   Options Punters On a Barge  Homeless  LP  #18 album of 2015. See also Dopers LP. Hear Spray Paint live on Brian Turner's show on WFMU's Free Music Archive  1:46:29 (Pop‑up)
Mikal Cronin  Made My Mind Up   Options MCIII  Merge  LP  #17 album of 2015. Hear Mikal Cronin live on Liz Berg's show on WFMU's Free Music Archive  1:54:11 (Pop‑up)
Dead Tenants  Oversight   Options Void  self-released  Cassette  #16 album of 2015. Hear Dead Tenants live on The Flour Hour with DJ Large Margin on WFMU's Free Music Archive  1:58:44 (Pop‑up)
Shopping  No Show   Options Why Choose  FatCat Records  LP  #15 album of 2015  2:01:06 (Pop‑up)
The Hussy  Made in the Shade   Options Galore  Southpaw  LP  #14 album of 2015  2:03:40 (Pop‑up)
Warm Soda  Dream I Left Behind   Options Symbolic Dream  Castle Face  LP  #13 album of 2015  2:05:48 (Pop‑up)
Cold Beat  Outrunning Shadows   Options Into the Air  Crime on the Moon  LP  #12 album of 2015. Hear Cold Beat live on Evan "Funk" Davies' show on WFMU's Free Music Archive  2:07:54 (Pop‑up)
Deaf Wish  On   Options Pain  Sub Pop  LP  #11 album of 2015. Hear Deaf Wish live on Imaginary Radio with Chris M on WFMU's Free Music Archive  2:09:47 (Pop‑up)
The Zoltars  Poisonous Poet   Options The Zoltars  Happenin  LP  #10 album of 2015  2:12:21 (Pop‑up)
Andy Human and the Reptoids  Eye 2 Eye   Options Andy Human and the Reptoids  S-S  LP  #9 album of 2015  2:21:55 (Pop‑up)
Woolen Men  Life In Hell   Options Temporary Monument  Woodsist  LP  #8 album of 2015  2:24:32 (Pop‑up)
Negative Scanner  Would You Rather   Options Negative Scanner  Trouble In Mind  LP  #7 album of 2015  2:26:48 (Pop‑up)
Lame Drivers  Throw It To The Moon   Options Chosen Era  Bleeding Gold  LP  #6 album of 2015. Hear Lame Drivers live on Burn It Down! with Nate K on WFMU's Free Music Archive  2:30:03 (Pop‑up)
Barreracudas  Cut Me Loose   Options Can Do Easy  Oops Baby  LP  #5 album of 2015. Hear Barreracudas live on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show on WFMU's Free Music Archive  2:33:48 (Pop‑up)
Eleventh Dream Day  The People's History   Options Works For Tomorrow  Thrlll Jockey  LP  #4 album of 2015. Hear Eleventh Dream Day live on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock on WFMU's Free Music Archive  2:36:01 (Pop‑up)
Protomartyr  The Devil In His Youth   Options The Agent Intellect  Hardly Art  LP  #3 album of 2015. Hear Protomartyr live on Infinite Distortion  2:39:19 (Pop‑up)
Royal Headache  Garbage   Options High  What's Your Rupture?   LP  #2 album of 2015  2:41:56 (Pop‑up)
Dick Diver  Tearing the Posters Down   Options Melbourne, Florida  Trouble In Mind  LP  #1 album of 2015  2:54:17 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07am fred:

Good morning and welcome back Paul
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09am DJ PB:

Thanks, Fred! Do you ever sleep?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12am Guido from Cologne:

Good morning Paul & Fred!
It's noon in Europe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19am fred:

Hi Guido!
@Paul: Funny line about me never sleeping after I woke up at 11am
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33am DJ PB:

Well you always seem to be online when I'm on, Fred! Which is very random. Thanks for checking in too, Guido!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48am fred:

@Paul: maybe it's just that I like your show, so I'll say hi, even if I'm only listening for a short time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49am DJ PB:

It's always appreciated, Fred!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51am pacific standard simon:

Graaaugh! Hulk smash!

Predator sounds kinda like The Dickies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54am DJ PB:

The vocals maybe, Simon?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56am pacific standard simon:

Could be.

What other categories you got?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00am DJ PB:

After singles we've got the top 25 LPs! And that should take us to the end of the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04am pacific standard simon:

I won't make it to the end, but I appreciate the recommendations.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12am DJ PB:

No problem, Simon. Hopefully, I'll make it to the end!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15am Guido from Cologne:

can WFMU provide distribution for it's "in-house"-Bands? No idea where to purchse the Sunshine & The Rain 7''
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17am DJ PB:

Get it here, Guido! sunshineandtherain.bandcamp.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20am Guido from Cologne:

Oh, great, finally they put it on bandcamp!
Thanks paul!
Avatar 7:23am Mailman Tom:

Whenever I hear the word "thighmaster", I can't help but think of Suzanne Sommers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27am pacific standard simon:

Again with the vocal similarities -- Constant Mongrel sounds like Wire.
  7:30am KP:

Morning, Paul. Very encouraging
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32am DJ PB:

Simon, Tom: oddly enough, when i heard Suzanne Sommers I think of Wire! They were the musical guest on a talk show she briefly hosted in the 80s. Looks for the clip on YouTube. It's bonkers!
Avatar 7:35am Mailman Tom:

I've never seen a clip of Wire. Thanks for the heads up, Paul!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40am DJ PB:

Morning, KP!
Avatar 7:40am listener mark:

Good morning Paulie B. I just woke up with the radio still on from last night. And here you are playing the platters that matter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42am DJ PB:

Mark, I prefer to think of it as the clatter that matters.
Avatar 7:42am Mailman Tom:

As soon as this show hits the archives, I'm re-playing it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47am DJ PB:

May want to check with a doctor first, Tom!
Avatar 7:58am Mailman Tom:

You're on WFMU only about once every month. Why is that?
Avatar 8:02am Howard F:

Thanks for playing Mikal Cronin! I saw him at 4Knots Festival on Pier 84 in July. That was a fun day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03am DJ PB:

I'm a fill-in DJ, Tom. I'm on the air when someone can't make their regular show and they ask me to cover for them.
Avatar 8:15am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...had to check Deaf Wish didn't involve J. Mascics...a good thing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19am pacific standard simon:

I think Mailman Tom knows that, and wonders why more DJs don't pick you as a fill-in. A good question.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24am fred:

Maybe some DJs are afraid to be Wally Pipped
Avatar 8:25am herb.nyc:

This is one great list, and shows how behind I am. Thanks for learning me.
Avatar 8:29am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hell - I wish most FMU-Js were their own 24/7 stream. If Archive players were continuous episode-to-episode, I suppose that would be close...Fill-in DJs get to save it all up, too - dark horses...Would it be déclassé to mention PaulBruno does the Unblinking Ear podcast: theunblinkingear.blogspot.com ? Yes? Might be a job for me then...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29am DJ PB:

I wonder that myself sometimes! Honestly, I think a big reason because I'm not at the station as much as some of the other fill-in DJs. Out of sight, out of mind.

Of course, the other end of it is that sometimes they all come at once, especially during holidays. I was asked by 4 different DJs of Thanksgiving weekend! There's really no rhyme or reason. I just try to enjoy it when I have the opportunity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31am DJ PB:

It would probably be déclassé for me to mention it (and in violation of WFMU's conflict of interest policy) but you're welcome to, Rabbit!
Avatar 8:31am herb.nyc:

I tuned in about 7.40am, and the lists veer towards kick ass rock. Is there anything like the Chills in the running? You know, sensitive mopey stuff. I hear their new one is v good.
Avatar 8:34am Mailman Tom:

Thanks for the info, Revolution R !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36am DJ PB:

The new Chills LP is pretty good! There's definitely a bit of sensitive mopey-ness coming up. And if you like the Chills, my #1 pick is going to be right up your alley.
Avatar 8:38am herb.nyc:

I (and my cat Natalie Lewinsky) await the #1 pick, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39am Guido from Cologne:

Thanks for the great show paul!
enjoyed it very much!
And Sunshine&theRain just sold another single right now.
Avatar 8:41am herb.nyc:

I first heard the name PROTOMARTYR on npr's Sound Opinion about 2 months ago. That was a good song just played. Maybe I get a music hall of w'burg ticket...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45am DonJuanTijuana:

Cool show & concept PB!
Avatar 8:46am herb.nyc:

The Big Takeover magazine, done by good pal Jack Rabid, votes Royal Headache #1 !! (Now buy the mag, plz. He's got 2 youngn kids to feed. Thx)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Paul and everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52am fred:

I saw Protomartyr just once, and they obviously had an off day. The venue didn't help. Now I guess they'll be out of my price range next time. Win some lose some...
Avatar 8:54am Chris M.:

Paul rocks happy holidays
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56am Ken From Hyde Park:

This is cool to have a year-end summary show. The WFMU blog used to have lists from various DJs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56am DJ PB:

Thanks for listening and commenting everyone! Much appreciated!
  8:57am Will:

Dick Diver! Is the emphasis on the first word or the second?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57am fred:

Thanks Paul, I hope to catch your show again soon(ish)
Avatar 8:58am herb.nyc:

I like this #1 album. Here I come, Other Music...
  8:58am Mike Sin:

Benn listening to your show over coffee and bagels, and it's been quite fun.
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