Kind of a catch all category for me. Pop, new wave, punk that was too polished for the punk list, indie rock, country, anything I kind of think everyone should dig (pop). I've been buying pop records since 1971.
These are the ten best pop albums according to Frank FOE as of January 2016. I added the clarifying date as I am sure over the next twenty years, I will discover dozens more pop albums that I missed during the calendar year 2015.
The purpose of this list is to reflect, to possibly introduce these records to someone who possibly missed them in 2015 and to share my love of music.
I rated these by two factors: how many times I actually listened to the record and how creative I found the release.
This is the stuff that helped make 2015 as good as it was.
1. Beach Slang "The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us"
2. Grimes "Art Angels"
3. Devo "Hardcore Live"
4. New Order "Music Complete"
5. Modest Mouse "Strangers to Ourselves"
6. Biters "Electric Blood"
7. Various "Sons of Anarchy volumes 2 & 3 - Seasons 5-6"
8. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard "Django and Jimmie"
9. The Joykiller "Music For Break Ups"
10. Made Violent "EP"
Best Hardcore 2015 http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-hardcore-2015.html
Best Punk 2015 http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-punk-2015.html
Best Noise 2015 http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-noise-2015.html
Best Metal 2015 http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-metal-of-2015.html