Last Year's Man: Looking Back at 2015

Welcome back to my annual series of looking back at the last year. For the second time. A time for reminiscence and lists. Happy new year!

Top Movies of the Year (from 2015)

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Carol
  3. Steve Jobs
  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  5. Victoria
  6. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  7. Beasts of No Nation
  8. Straight Outta Compton
  9. The Martian
  10. Coconut Hero

Top Movies I’ve Seen This Year (from any year)

  1. Drive
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Nightcrawler
  4. Inside Llewyn Davis
  5. It Follows
  6. Blow Out
  7. Irréversible
  8. Revolutionary Road
  9. Carol
  10. Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (A Separation)

Top Albums

  1. Sizarr – Nurture
  2. Foals – What Went Down
  3. Charli XCX – Sucker
  4. Blur – The Magic Whip
  5. Locas in Love – Use Your Illusion 3 & 4
  6. Tocotronic – Tocotronic

Top Songs

  1. Sizarr – Baggage Man
  2. M.I.A. – Borders
  3. Charli XCX – Break the Rules
  4. Blur – There Are Too Many of Us
  5. Leo hört Rauschen – Komplimente
  6. Metric – Too Bad, So Sad
  7. Bloc Party – The Good News
  8. Tove Styrke – Decay
  9. Zara Larsson – Lush Life
  10. Locas in Love – Blackbox

Top Series

  1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 2)
  2. Mad Men (Season 7)
  3. Jessica Jones (Season 1)
  4. Daredevil (Season 1)
  5. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Season 1)

I basically didn’t read any comics this year and few books, so there are no lists about them. Blog-wise, I wrote 121 articles which is more than I had thought.

Last year I said that 2014 was an important year for me and now it feels like it was part 1 and 2015 part 2 of an ongoing personal story of changes and surprises that are hard to convey here. Some things are still waiting for a resolution and one thing in particular will be described here in detail, I hope, but I can’t talk about it yet. It was a good year, overall, another year that stands out. Let’s see if 2016 will continue that trend. I sure hope so.

I wish all my readers a happy new year and I hope I see you all in the coming days, weeks and months. I need you more than you need me, but I'm used to that.

I know that it’s true
It’s gonna be a good year
Out of the darkness
And into the fire
I tell you I love you
And my heart’s in the strangest place
That’s how it started
And that’s how it ends