Best Album of 2015 To: Put On When You Wish They Still Made Music Like They Did in the Late 60s

First Bite: “SOB”

Probably one of the most universally enjoyable albums on our list, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats might as well have written the soundtrack for Remember The Titans or The Big Chill. When I dip into the nostalgia associated with this record, I can’t help but think back on family road trips, dancing while vacuuming, or using way too much Pledge when dusting (our fireplace mantle was always a little oily). Not unlike tunes of the late 60s/early 70s, even the happiest songs in this collection are about things like death and addiction. If you have even the occasional inclination to dance, S.O.B. will undeniably inspire, at the very least, heavy toe-tapping, awkward car dancing, and/or a smile. But, don’t let that scare you non-dancing folks away. There are easy-to-relax-to songs too. Really, this is an album to share with others.

Adam Rondeau

<— BACKBEST OF 2015 | NEXT —>