It is always hard labour and tricky business to rank the best Icelandic Music (Music made in Iceland by Icelanders and foreigners, Music on Icelandic record label). Anyhow, Dr ROK presents you his most favourite albums, EPs and Compilations of 2015. Stay tuned to ROK for Dr ROK’s podcast with the best of Icelandic Music in 2015!

20 Best Icelandic Music Releases of 2015 according to Dr ROK

ensimi-cover-w-frame-WEB1. Queen of the Mountains and King of the albums of 2015

Ensími – Herðubreið

http://www.icelandicmusic.com/Music/Album/1443121/ensimi/herdubreid/

ENS 12. Troubadour du jour pour toujours
Svavar Knútur – Brot (The breaking)

https://svavarknutur.bandcamp.com/album/brot-the-breaking

3. Keep calm and listen to Kontinuum
Kontinuum – Kyrr

https://candlelightrecordsusa.bandcamp.com/album/kyrr

4. Fræbbblarnir – Í hnotskurn

https://fraebbblarnir.bandcamp.com/releases

5. Sigur Rós, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Kjartan Holm – Circe

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/circe/id1018956780

6. Dulvitund – Lífsins þungu spor

https://hidmyrkaman.bandcamp.com/album/l-fsins-ungu-spor-by-dulvitund

7. Gjöll – The Background Static of Perpetual Discontent

https://ant-zen.bandcamp.com/album/the-background-static-of-perpetual-discontent

8. Æla – Vettlingatök

https://aeland.bandcamp.com/album/vettlingat-k

9. Mr Silla – Mr Silla

http://www.icelandicmusic.com/Music/Album/1663670/mrsilla/mrsilla/

10. Sóley – Ask the deep

https://soley.bandcamp.com/album/ask-the-deep

11. Myrra Rós – One amongst others

https://myrraros.bandcamp.com/album/one-amongst-others

12. Bang Gang – The Wolves Are Whispering

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-wolves-are-whispering/id992481069

13. Jón Ólafsson & Futuregrapher – Eitt

http://mollerrecords.com/new-release-eitt-by-jon-olafsson-futuregrapher/

14. Fufanu – Few more days to go

http://indian.co.uk/shop/fufanu/few-more-days-to-go.html

15. Singapore Sling – Psych Fuck

http://fuzzclub.com/products/singapore-sling-psych-fuck

16. John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/grey-tickles-black-pressure/id1025612750

17. Markús & the Diversion Sessions – The Truth, The Love The Life

http://www.icelandicmusic.com/Music/Album/1665450/markus_og_the_diversion_sessions/the_truth_the_love_the_life/

18. Stafrænn Hákon – Eternal Horse

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eternal-horse/id1046121823

19. Bigital – 10 short stories

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/10-short-stories/id1012918840

20. Tófa – Fleetwood Max

http://tofa.bandcamp.com

 

5 most interesting EPs

Antimony – OVA EP

https://antimonyrvk.bandcamp.com/album/ova-ep

Börn – s/t EP

https://borndeyja.bandcamp.com/album/s-t

Fufanu – Adjust to the light EP

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/adjust-to-the-light-ep/id989893707

Rambelta – Event Matrix EP

http://rambelta.bandcamp.com/album/event-matrix

Rythmatic – Epilepsy EP

https://rythmatik.bandcamp.com/album/epilepsy

 

2 most interesting Compilations

Various – Iceland Whatever Vol. 1 (Theory Of Whatever Records)

https://towrecord1.bandcamp.com/releases

Various – Lady Boy Records 009

https://ladyboyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/lady-boy-records-009

 

– Dr ROK Wim Van Hooste