2015 Compact Discography Album of the Year: Jamie xx’s In Colour

Compact Discography

#1. In Colour – Jamie xx

In 2015, I found myself busier than ever with an ever shrinking window of time available to spend listening to music. Priorities evolve and responsibilities increase as I continue stumble through adulthood. Where I used to have massive unobstructed blocks of time available to spend listening to album after album, I now have to be selective and purposeful with my listening time. If something gets put on repeat, it’s no accident. Artists earn their time in my rotation. I need to feel compelled, magnetized to the sound in order to justify putting on the same album again and again. Take me somewhere I’ve never been, ignite my imagination and I’ll come back.

On his gorgeous debut studio album In Colour, Jamie xx delivers eleven tracks with endless replay value. I’ve had In Colour on repeat for six months and the dazzling soundscapes of songs like…

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Andy Stone

I started writing record reviews in my college dorm room in 2006 and now I'm all grown up and still can't seem to break the habit. Founder of Compact Discography and co-founder of Compact Culture.

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