Every year brings a wave of new and exciting artists who may strike a chord so much that they carve out a spot in our consciousness for years to come. It’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship, one that grows alongside those artists' catalogs. Their songs become our own personal time stamps for memories both good and bad, and eventually, between all the deep cuts and liner notes, we become intrinsically attached to those musicians' life’s work until it feels as though we know them.

Inevitably, each year we're also forced to say goodbye to some of our friends. This year, of course, was no exception. In the gallery above, we take a look back at some of the musicians we lost in 2015.

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