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Our Favorite South Carolina Music from 2015

There is always a seemingly endless supply of new music grown right here in the Palmetto State. To someone who obsesses over new sounds, the heightened surge of creativity in our state can be daunting to keep up with. Trying to stay on task is part of the fun, though. I had the pleasure of checking out over 500 new albums this year, around 50 of which were from our fair state. We were going to list our favorite 10 and then decided there were too many great releases this year to stop there. So here are our top 20, with a few honorable acknowledgments at the end. From expertly constructed indie rock and post hardcore to soul balladeering, super groups focused on chaotic metal, perfectly modern electronic artists, exquisite retro southern rock, every kind of shoegaze possible, rap, hardcore and a couple of amazing compilations featuring pretty much all of the above and more, we have got it all. Here’s looking forward to 2016, y’all.

– Sean Knight

 

1.       Ivadell – Maybe Tomorrow

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2.      Alarm Drum – Colorsick EP

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3.     Atlas Road Crew – Halfway to Hopkins

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4.     SC Flood Relief – (Various Artists)

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5.      Wounded Tongue – Our Children’s Throats

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6.      Burnt Books – Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire

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7.      A Fragile Tomorrow – Make Me Over

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8.     Human Resources – En Route

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 9.    Marrow of Earth – Lethe EP

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 10.   Fk Mt – Fertilizer EP

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11.     Nathan Angelo – Carolina

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12.     Dreiberg – Here for the After

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13.     Small Sanctions – Para East EP

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14.      Lefty at the Washout – That Just Happened

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15.      Tweito – The Great Story

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16.      Deleveled: self-titled

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17.      Scene SC 2015 Sampler – (Various Artists)

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18.      Clockwork 7 – The Definition of 7

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19.       Dave Britt – Waiting for a Brighter Sun

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20.      Youth Model – Open Season

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Here are a few more that definitely deserve accolade and praise:

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