Top 50 Songs of 2015
Like any other music nerd, we really love to make year-end evaluations. At the same time, Going Solo isn't and will never be the place for long-winded pieces that approximately everyone would skip anyway in favour of music. We'll just make it short: 2015 has been a great year for singles but not-so-much for the LP format. Good for us as we don't do album reviews.
2015 has also (mostly!) been the year of female pop artists aiming for the mainstream success - and about to succeed. You'll find them literally ruling our chart, but there's also guitars around (provided by Going Solo's protégés Yumi Zouma, Day Wave, Saltwater Sun and Hinds) and something "weirder" (Cindy Lee, to name one).
Please take note that we wrote this year's end-list being adamant about our editorial line. That's why there's no trace of Grimes - though is pretty much unquestionable that REALiTi is one of the most addictive songs that 2015 gave us - Sufjan Stevens, Kendrick Lamar or Tobias Jesso Jr. - who we see as a dove we freed last year and is flying resoundingly well. You're already aware of that, as you're aware that Bjork's Vulnicura is a very important record and no-one can resist Courtney Barnett's. We chose to leave to other websites the duty to insist on acclaiming the things these great artists accomplished during the year, as we believe you visit Going Solo for "something different".
Ok, done talking. Enjoy music, Christmas and (above all?) Star Wars Episode VII.