Worth Listening To: The Best Music of 2015

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It has been quite a year for hit singles, with songs like Adele's "Hello," Drake's "Hotline Bling," and nearly every song from Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly" album. As 2015 wraps up, we look back on the year's best music, from indie and hip-hop to electronic and jazz. What's your pick for the best new music of 2015?

Guests' Picks for Best New Songs of 2015

Geeta Dayal's Top Songs

1. "Alright" by Kendrick Lamar

2. "The Blacker the Berry" by Kendrick Lamar

3. "Seven Prayers" by Kamasi Washington


Gabe Meline, music editor and curator, KQED Arts

Andrew Gilbert, freelance writer; reviews jazz for KQED's "The California Report"

Geeta Dayal, music journalist & author of "Another Green World," a book on Brian Eno

Victor Valle, production associate and staff writer, Bay Bridged; founder and senior manager of Counter Culture Group


4. "Breaker" by Deerhunter

5. "Mutant Standard" by Oneohtrix Point Never

Andrew Gilbert's Top Songs

1. "Varuna" by Laura Antonioli and Richie Beirach

2. "Nothing But Soul" by Tiffany Austin

3. "Descarga for Monk" by Alex Conde

4. "Under Glass" by Karina Denike

5. "Orphic Machine" by Ben Goldberg

Gabe Meline's Top Songs

1. "Alive" by Kehlani

2. "How Much a Dollar Cost" by Kendrick Lamar

3. "Depreston" by Courtney Barnett

4. "Change of the Guard" by Kamasi Washington

5. Where Ya At" by Future

Victor Valle's Top Songs

1."Place with You" by Astronauts, etc.

2."Love Come Clean" by Mike Blankenship

3."Like a Version" bu Never Young

4."Heroine (Got Nothing on You)" by Christopher Owens

5."Every Week" by Try the Pie