The 2015 List of Lists

January 5, 2016

We are grateful to be included in many ‘Best of 2015’ lists!

Boston Globe
The best classical albums of 2015: Jeremy Eichler
In the Light of Air
http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2015/12/12/the-best-albums-classical-music/JGENKruUT2FrhPHWhtOACP/story.html

“Vast, glittering landscapes of contemporary sound…”

NPR
NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2015
In the Light of Air
http://www.npr.org/2015/12/07/458447213/npr-musics-50-favorite-albums-of-2015

“[The instruments] sound like stand-ins for spurting geysers, bleak lava fields, and smoldering volcanoes”

The New York Times
The Best Classical Music Recordings of 2015
Heavy Sleep & In the Light of Air
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/arts/music/best-classical-recordings-2015.html

“Tender, sparse, and painfully private”
“Haunting, beautiful and unsettling by turns”

Democrat & Chronicle
Jeff Spevak’s top albums of 2015
In the Light of Air
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/lifestyle/entertainment/2015/12/28/jeff-spevaks-top-albums-2015/77960412/

“like watching a glacier creeping across the shattered rock and lichen-covered landscape of her native Iceland.”

Second Inversion
Second Inversion’s Top 5 Album Reviews of 2015
Clockworking
http://secondinversion.org/2015/12/23/second-inversions-top-5-album-reviews-of-2015/

“an accurate musical reflection of life in Iceland’s quiet, cold and wild towns.”

The New Yorker
Notable Performances and Recordings of 2015
In the Light of Air & Clockworking
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/notable-performances-recordings-2015

Classical Candor
Some Favorite Recordings of 2015:John J. Puccio
A Billie Holiday Song Book
http://classicalcandor.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-billie-holiday-songbook-cd-review.html

Night After Night
Ten albums without which 2015 would have been less rich,and more.
In the Light of Air & Clockworking
http://www.nightafternight.com/night_after_night/2015/12/ten-albums-and-more.html

NPR
The Complete List: NPR Music’s Favorite Songs of 2015
ZOFO Plays Terry Riley & Clockworking
http://www.npr.org/2015/12/15/459719483/the-complete-list-npr-musics-favorite-songs-of-2015#genre-classical

The Big City Blog
Best Classical Recordings of 2015
In the Light of Air & Clockworking & Ispirare
http://thebigcityblog.com/best-classical-recordings-2015/

Audiophile Audition
Best of the Year Discs for 2015
In the Light of Air
http://www.audaud.com/2015/12/best-of-the-year-discs-for-2015/

The Chicago Reader
Peter Margasak’s favorite albums of 2015
In the Light of Air & Clockworking & Ispirare
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2015/12/31/peter-margasaks-favorite-albums-of-2015-numbers-10-through-1#more

Gramophone Critics Choice
Favorite Albums of 2015
ZOFO Plays Terry Riley
http://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/the-best-music-of-2015-digital-magazine

Iowa Public Radio
Some Flavorful Picks from 2015’s Classical Bumper Crop
Clockworking
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/some-flavorful-picks-2015s-classical-bumper-crop-part-1-non-iowa#stream/0

An Earful Blog
Best of 15: Classical & Composed
Clockworking & Ispirare
http://anearful.blogspot.com/2015/12/best-of-15-classical-composed.html#.VoqPepMrK8r

Stationary Travels Blog
2015 in Review: Memorable Journeys in Modern Classical
Touch
https://stationarytravels.wordpress.com/2015/12/31/2015-in-review-memorable-journeys-in-modern-classical-soloensemblechamber/

Rhapsody
Best of 2015: Top 10 classical Discoveries
In the Light of Air
http://news.rhapsody.com/2015/12/22/best-of-2015-top-10-classical-discoveries/

The Arts Fuse
Top Classical Recordings of 2015
Starry Night
http://artsfuse.org/138099/fuse-music-feature-top-classical-recordings-of-2015/

5:4
Best Albums of 2015
In the Light of Air
http://5against4.com/2015/12/31/best-albums-of-2015-part-2/

A Closer Listen
Top Ten Modern Composition
Touch
http://acloserlisten.com/2015/12/21/acl-2015-top-ten-modern-composition/

Ted Gioia
The 100 Best Albums of 2015
ZOFO Plays Terry Riley
http://www.tedgioia.com/bestalbumsof2015.html

Second Inversion
New Music Grammy Nominees 2016
In the Light of Air & ZOFO Plays Terry Riley
http://secondinversion.org/tag/in-the-light-of-air/

Audiophile
Årets Plater
In the Light of Air
http://www.audiophile.no/nb-no/item/2036-kes-ap2015

Popshifter
Best of 2015: JG Thirlwell
Clockworking
http://popshifter.com/2016-01-07/best-of-2015-jg-thirlwell/

Headphone Commute
Best of 2015: Music for Watching the Snow Slowly Fall in the Moonlight
Touch
http://reviews.headphonecommute.com/2016/01/13/headphone-commutes-best-of-2015-music-for-watching-the-snow-slowly-fall-in-the-moonlight/

Culture Catch
Best Classical Albums of 2015, Part 2
ZOFO Plays Terry Riley
http://culturecatch.com/music/best-classical-2015-part-two

WQXR
Q2 Music’s 2015 New Music Countdown
In the Light of Air
http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/q2-musics-2015-new-music-countdown/

Iowa Public Radio
2015 Classical “Mega-Meta-List”: Worldwide Best-CD Poll More Mega, More Diverse (Part 1)
In the Light or Air
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2015-classical-mega-meta-list-worldwide-best-cd-poll-more-mega-more-diverse-part-1#stream/0

Houston Chronicle
Thoughtful Albums have Staying Power
In the Light of Air
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/music/article/Thoughtful-albums-have-staying-power-6727775.php

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