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
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
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
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
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?”
Okay, now for my top favorites.
My top 3 favorite albums of 2015:
Eidola – Degeneraterra
Coheed and Cambria – The Color Before The Sun
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”
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
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