American Songwriter’s Top 50 Albums of 2015: Presented by D’Addario

This year’s edition of American Songwriter’s Top 50 Albums is presented by D’Addario. 50. Kristin Diable: Create Your Own Mythology Third time is the charm as the cliché goes, but it surely applies to Kristin Diable. How much influence producer Dave Cobb had on constructing the ear-catching, somewhat retro arrangements for these torchy pop rockers is unclear, but the organic approach is largely responsible for Diable finding her sultry voice. It helps to have written some terrific swampy yet floating melodies too. When your album kicks off with the bluesy, instantly memorable swagger of “I’ll Make Time For You” and closes on the dark, churchy bittersweet tang of “Honey, Leave The Light On,” you have tapped into a muse that is diverse, distinctive and delightfully edgy. Diable exudes both cool poise and smoldering, subtle sexuality throughout these ten perfectly crafted songs, beckoning you back for additional spins to ride her wave of sound. Whether rocking out on “Time Will Wait”or spinning a mid-tempo ballad like “True Devotion,” Diable and Cobb nail a richly engrossing sonic palette. The only problem may be trying to top it.    49. Sleater-Kinney: No Cities To Love Sleater-Kinney went out on as high a note as…

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