The polls have been open for almost a month, and as expected there's been equal parts scandal and excitement as the final weeks approach for triple J's annual Hottest 100 countdown taking place on Australia Day, January 26.
As most of you have already completed the crippling task of selecting just 10 tracks from 12 months' worth of music, now's time to plan the barbie, purchase a paddle pool from the local Toys 'R' Us and finally, ensure your speakers are fully functioning.
Bets are also well under way on what will take out the top gong. Front runners for the coveted #1 spot include Major Lazer, DJ Snake and MØ with 'Lean On,' Tame Impala with 'Let It Happen' and The Weeknd with 'Can't Feel My Face', as well as Courtney Barnett, Drake, RUFUS and Jarryd James all expected to earn decent spots.
Given the above is hardly based on any solid evidence, The Huffington Post Australia asked some local music talent who their top picks for 2015 are in the hope of gaining some intel...
Boy & Bear
They released their third studio album 'Limit of Love' this year following a hectic 2014 of non-stop touring which saw fellow muso mates Holy Holy supporting them on stage.
Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimping
Sufjan Stevens - Should Have Known Better
Holy Holy - You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog
Sarah Blasko - I'd Be Lost
#1 Dads- So Solider
Gang of Youths- Kansas
Alabama Shakes: Don't Wanna fight
Father John Misty: I Love you Honey bear
Paper Kites - Electric Indigo
Alpine - Foolish
You’ve more than likely Shazamed her hit single ‘Like You Want To’, now get acquainted with this artist's go-to playlist for 2015.
Jarryd James - Do You Remember
Tame Impala - Less I Know The Better
Kita Alexander - My Own Way
DMA's - Lay Down
Meg Mac - Never Be
MSMR - Criminals
Boo Seeka - Fool
Matt Corby - Smooth Lady Wine
Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardner
Green Buzzard - Zoo Fly
Pronounced “East” the 18-year-old triple j unearthed artist has been dubbed a promising young talent (if you missed her cover of The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony do yourself a favour and have a listen).
Kendrick Lamar – How Much A Dollar Cost (ft James Fauntleroy/Ronald Isley)
Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight
Daniel Johns – Going On 16
Eves The Behaviour – TV
Gang Of Youths – Magnolia
Grimes – Flesh Without Blood
Just A Grent – Heavy As A Heartbreak ft LANKS
Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ - Lose Control
#1 Dads – Two Weeks (triple j Like A Version)
Emma Louise – Underflow
This Brisbane trio never fails to surprise us -- their most recent good deed? Pledging the sales of their Falls Festival merchandise to the Red Cross for the families affected by the Victorian bushfires.
Violent Soho - Like Soda
FIDLAR - West Coast
Skegss - Eat it
Courtney Barnett - Dead Fox
Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta
Tame Impala - The less I know the better
Clowns - These Veins
Bully - I Remember
The Prodigy - Nasty
Drake - Hotline Bling
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