Albums of the Year 2015

Let’s start with some releases from last December that could’ve been overlooked, but really kick ass:

Stellar Young - Vessels, Idle Pilot - Mondegreen, In The Presence of Wolves - Thalassas

Stellar Young – Vessels, Idle Pilot – Mondegreen, In The Presence of Wolves – Thalassas

 

We’ll throw in one that came out in 2015 on Christmas Eve, thereby not qualifying for enough listening to rank on my Album of the Year list.

Weerd Science - Red Light Juliet Broadcast 3: The Seer

Weerd Science – Red Light Juliet Broadcast 3: The Seer

 

Alright, now for my favorites of 2015.

alone. - Somewhere In The Sierras, Better Off - Milk, Brotherless - "Brotherless," Consider The Source - World War Trio Parts II + III

alone. – Somewhere In The Sierras, Better Off – Milk, Brotherless – “Brotherless,” Consider The Source – World War Trio Parts II + III

Failure - The Heart is a Monster, Five of the Eyes - "Fote," Gunship - Gunship, I The Mighty - Connector

Failure – The Heart is a Monster, Five of the Eyes – “Fote,” Gunship – Gunship, I The Mighty – Connector

Icarus The Owl - Pilot Waves, mewithoutYou - Pale Horses, ShwizZ - My Good Side/My Bad Side

Icarus The Owl – Pilot Waves, mewithoutYou – Pale Horses, ShwizZ – My Good Side/My Bad Side

Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase. - Strawberry Girls - American Graffiti, Take One Car - Everyone You Know Is Here Right Now, Team Sleep - Woodstock Sessions

Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase. – Strawberry Girls – American Graffiti, Take One Car – Everyone You Know Is Here Right Now, Team Sleep – Woodstock Sessions

The Red Owls - "Do You Feel Any Better?"

The Red Owls – “Do You Feel Any Better?”

 

Okay, now for my top favorites.

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My top 3 favorite albums of 2015:

Eidola - Degeneraterra

Eidola – Degeneraterra

Coheed and Cambria - The Color Before The Sun

Coheed and Cambria – The Color Before The Sun

Hidden Hospitals - Surface Tension

Hidden Hospitals – Surface Tension

 

And now some other albums I thoroughly enjoyed.

Abandon Kansas - Alligator, AM to AM - Shadow Bully, Anakin - Celestial Frequency Shifter, Beach Slang - The Things We Do To Find People Who Think Like Us, Caspian - Dust and Disquiet, Chon - Grow, Dead Empires - Secret Snakes/Silent Serpent, Defeater - Abandoned, Dikembe - "Ledge," Fightstar - Behind The Devil's Back, Foxing - Dealer, Franchise "Santa Muerte," Given Names - "Given Names," Good Old War - Broken into Better Shape, Handguns - Disenchanted, Idlehands - Dena Mora, Jim Adkins - "I Will Go, John Nolan - Sad Strange Beautiful Dream, Kaddisfly - Horses Galloping on Sailboats, Lives of the Obscure - "Bikini Island," Lydia - Run Wild, Marietta - As It Were, MC Lars - The Zombie Dinosaur LP, Moving Mountains/Prawn Split EP, Murder By Death - Big Dark Love, Mutoid Man - Bleeder, Neon Indian - Vega Intl. Night School, No Devotion - Permanence, Outdoor Velour - Face The Strange, Picturesque - "Monstrous Things," Scale The Summit - V, Sidewave - Glass Giant, Son Lux - Bones, State Champs - Around The World and Back, The Dear Hunter - Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise, The Grape and the Grain - "At Home," The Neighbourhood - Wiped Out!, The Uglys - "High As Heaven, Drunk As Hell," Time Spent Driving - Passed & Presence, Title Fight - Hyperview, Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy, Turnover - Peripheral Vision, Victorian Halls - Hyperalgesia, Vola - Inmazes, Wess Meets West - Barricades, Where My Bones Rest Easy - "Exercises in Futility"

Abandon Kansas – Alligator, AM to AM – Shadow Bully, Anakin – Celestial Frequency Shifter, Beach Slang – The Things We Do To Find People Who Think Like Us, Caspian – Dust and Disquiet, Chon – Grow, Dead Empires – Secret Snakes/Silent Serpent, Defeater – Abandoned, Dikembe – “Ledge,” Fightstar – Behind The Devil’s Back, Foxing – Dealer, Franchise “Santa Muerte,” Given Names – “Given Names,” Good Old War – Broken into Better Shape, Handguns – Disenchanted, Idlehands – Dena Mora, Jim Adkins – “I Will Go, John Nolan – Sad Strange Beautiful Dream, Kaddisfly – Horses Galloping on Sailboats, Lives of the Obscure – “Bikini Island,” Lydia – Run Wild, Marietta – As It Were, MC Lars – The Zombie Dinosaur LP, Moving Mountains/Prawn Split EP, Murder By Death – Big Dark Love, Mutoid Man – Bleeder, Neon Indian – Vega Intl. Night School, No Devotion – Permanence, Outdoor Velour – Face The Strange, Picturesque – “Monstrous Things,” Scale The Summit – V, Sidewave – Glass Giant, Son Lux – Bones, State Champs – Around The World and Back, The Dear Hunter – Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise, The Grape and the Grain – “At Home,” The Neighbourhood – Wiped Out!, The Uglys – “High As Heaven, Drunk As Hell,” Time Spent Driving – Passed & Presence, Title Fight – Hyperview, Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy, Turnover – Peripheral Vision, Victorian Halls – Hyperalgesia, Vola – Inmazes, Wess Meets West – Barricades, Where My Bones Rest Easy – “Exercises in Futility”

 

Some albums I dug that were rereleased in 2015:

Mossbreaker - "Transmission," Speak Low If You Speak Love - Everything But What You Need, Upgrade - Chemical Imbalance

Mossbreaker – “Transmission,” Speak Low If You Speak Love – Everything But What You Need, Upgrade – Chemical Imbalance

 

And finally… some albums I wanted to check out, but haven’t yet.

Pentimento - I, No Longer, Mutemath - Vitals, Ontologics - Drones From Home, Puscifer - Money $hot, Tilian - Perfect Enemy, Baroness - Purple, The Wonder Years - No Closer To Heaven

Pentimento – I, No Longer, Mutemath – Vitals, Ontologics – Drones From Home, Puscifer – Money $hot, Tilian – Perfect Enemy, Baroness – Purple, The Wonder Years – No Closer To Heaven