Over the last several weeks, I’ve been building a playlist of some of my favorite songs from 2015. I’m wrapping it up between now and New Year’s Eve. It’s currently 64 songs long.

I’ve been sharing that playlist with the Looking Closer Specialists over the last several weeks, and they’ll have access to the 2016 list all through next year as I build it.

But now’s the time to raise the curtain for everybody. If you feel like treasure hunting for music you missed this year, maybe you’ll find some treasure here. And if you feel like sharing your own favorite tracks, feel free to post them in the Comments below so I can keep on treasure hunting.

Also: No, this does not take the place of my annual favorite albums list. I hope to have that published for you on New Year’s Eve.

I’ve been making late-December lists as a way of wrapping up the year ever since I was 13 years old. Making that year-end mixtape was a ritual as meaningful to me as wrapping presents for my family. One of the things I love about living in that boy’s future is this: Now I get to share it with anyone who’s interested. It’s a small, small group, to be sure. But it gives me so much joy.

You’re invited. Enjoy.