End of Year Favorites: The Freeform Edition (Playlist Episode #64)

The end of the year always ushers in a plethora of "end of the year" lists. I have resisted the temptation to add another on the already burgeoning pile of lists. Instead, I decided to make this week's show a freeform revisiting of past year favorites--new 2015 tracks as well as old(er) tracks that I really enjoyed sharing on past shows. Some Alloy greatest hits, so to speak.

Checkout the new playlist format. You can now play the show's tracks directly from this page. In addition, I have included links to popular music services for purchasing music featured on Alloy. Purchasing music helps the artists and also supports Alloy. Thanks for listening!

1. Dave Douglas: "Molten Sunset" from High Risk
Dave Douglas: Molten Sunset

2. Panda Bear: "Tropic of Cancer" from Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Tropic of Cancer

3. Beach House: "Sparks" from Depression Cherry
Beach House

4. Bjork: "Stonemilker" from Vulnicura
Bjork: Stonemilker

5. Nels Cline & Julian Lage: "Calder" from Room
Nels Cline & Julian Lage

6. CATFISH: "The Lovers of Roissy" from Restraint
CATFISH: "The Lovers of Roissy" from Restraint
7. Wilco: "Pickled Ginger" from Star Wars
Wilco: "Pickled Ginger" from Star Wars

8. Michael Gibbs & The NDR Bigband: "Throughout" from Play a Bill Frisell Set List
Michael Gibbs & The NDR Bigband: "Throughout" from Play a Bill Frisell Set List

9. Mary Halvorson: "Cheshire Hotel" from Meltframe
Mary Halvorson: "Cheshire Hotel" from Meltframe

10. Pixel: "People Pleaser" from Golden Years
Pixel: "People Pleaser" from Golden Years

11. Todd Tobias: "Moorea" from Moorea
Todd Tobias: "Moorea" from Moorea

12. Zero 7: "The Colour of Spring (feat. Only Girl)" from EP3
Zero 7: "The Colour of Spring (feat. Only Girl)" from EP3

13. Yes: "Opening (Excerpt From Firebird Suite) / Siberian Khatru (Live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York November 20, 1972)" from Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two (Live)
Yes: "Opening (Excerpt From Firebird Suite) / Siberian Khatru (Live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York November 20, 1972)" from Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two (Live)

14. Perez Patitucci Blade: "Children Of The Light" from Children Of The Light
Perez Patitucci Blade: "Children Of The Light" from Children Of The Light

15. Study Hall
Paul Hemmings: Blues & The Abstract Uke

16. Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth: "White Horse" from Epicenter
Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth: "White Horse" from Epicenter

17. Allison Cameron and Contact: "Gossamer Bit (Ives Hymn)" from A Gossamer Bit
Allison Cameron and Contact: "Gossamer Bit (Ives Hymn)" from A Gossamer Bit