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auto
12-16-15, 06:54 PM
Seems like a pretty rough year for new music in general. I've uncovered a few gems but really hoping this thread will broaden my horizons.

My top ten:

1. Father John Misty -- "I Love You, Honeybear"
2. Wilco -- "Star Wars"
3. Kurt Vile -- "B'lieve I'm Going Down"
4. My Morning Jacket -- "The Waterfall"
5. BJÖRK -- "Vulnicura"
6. Deerhunter -- "Fading Frontier"
7. Kendrick Lamar -- "To Pimp a Butterfly"
8. Blur -- "The Magic Whip"
9. The Dead Weather -- "Dodge and Burn"
10. Beach House -- "Thank Your Lucky Stars"

No LP got more play for me this year than that Father John Misty. Great stuff.

Supermallet
12-16-15, 07:02 PM
I very much like the new Blur, but my favorite album of the year is, shockingly, The Pale Emperor by Marilyn Manson.

musick
12-16-15, 07:12 PM
didn't find a whole lot interesting music wise in 2015

I did like Houndmouth "Little Neon Limelight"

bd007h
12-16-15, 07:38 PM
No particular order, but my top 10 albums of 2015

Meg Myers - Sorry
Third Eye Blind - Dopamine
Clutch - Psychic Wafare
Silversun Pickups - Better Nature
Eagles of Death Metal - Zipper Down
Between the Buried and Me - Coma Ecliptic
Funeral For a Friend - Chapter and Verse
Built to Spill - Untethered Moon
Strung Out - Transmission.Alpha.Delta
Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves

Honorable mentions:

Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Millencolin - True Brew
Local H - Hey, Killer

Disappointment of the year: Senses Fail - Pull the Thorns From Your Heart

and pleasant surprise album of the year: Everclear - Black is the New Black

cdollaz
12-16-15, 07:51 PM
The best albums I heard this year:
Franz Ferdinand/Sparks - FFS
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love

Also good:
The Dead Weather - Dodge And Burn
Queensryche - Condition Human
Noel Gallagher - Chasing Yesterday
Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet, and Other Distress
Blur - The Magic Whip
Public Image Ltd. - What The World Needs Now

Disappointing:
Iron Maiden - Book Of Souls
Gang Of Four - What Happens Next
New Order - Music Complete

Shit:
Muse - Drones

Supermallet
12-16-15, 08:30 PM
:up: to FFS and Sleater-Kinney. I also liked the new Iron Maiden, although I see you didn't.

auto
12-16-15, 08:37 PM
I've got to check out that FFS.

hdnmickey
12-16-15, 08:37 PM
No particular order:

Chvches - Every Open Eye *
Steven Wilson - Hand.Cannot.Erase.
Prince - HITnRUN
Ghost - Meliora *
Scorpions - Return to Forever
Enya - Dark Sky Island
Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor
Queensr˙che - Condition Hüman
Blur - The Magic Whip
Iron Maiden - Book of Souls
Compton - Dr. Dre
The Winery Dogs - Hot Streak

* first read about these releases here in this forum.

stvn1974
12-16-15, 09:14 PM
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01 Joanna Newsom - Divers
02 Iron Maiden - Book Of Souls
03 Neil Young - The Monsantos Years
04 Bob Dylan - Shadows In The Night
05 The Sword - High Country
06 Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase
07 Ghost - Meliora
08 Slayer - Repentless
09 Madonna Rebel Heart
10 Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material
11 Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
12 Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet, and Other Distress

cdollaz
12-16-15, 10:25 PM
Anyone check out the new Squeeze album?

Coral
12-16-15, 10:32 PM
My very limited list (didn't come across much I liked):

Watkins Family Hour - Watkins Family Hour
Natalie Merchant - Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings
James Taylor - Before this World

Supermallet
12-16-15, 11:00 PM
I still need to hear the Joanna Newsom.

CRM114
12-17-15, 09:11 AM
I thought this was a much easier list to create than last year.

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1. Wilco - Star Wars
2. Tame Impala - Currents
3. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit
4. Laura Marling - Short Movie
5. Mac DeMarco - Another One
6. Belle and Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
7. Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield - Sing Elliott Smith
8. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Paper Maché Dream Balloon
9. Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There
10. Joanna Newsom - Divers
11. Fuzz - II
12. Watkins Family Hour - S/T
13. Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated
14. Colleen Green - I Want To Grow Up
15. The Decemberists - What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

bunkaroo
12-17-15, 09:40 AM
I could probably list 10 albums that came out from my favorite artists even if it's not their best work but to me that's just going through the motions.

I love Fear Factory, Seal and Faith No More, but none of their releases this year really grabbed me (especially bummed FNM didn't.)

My favorite release by far is Steven Wilson's Hand.Cannot.Erase. Just masterful and completely immersive.

My very short list:

Steven Wilson - Hand.Cannot.Erase
Muse - Drones (this one was a grower)
Soilwork - The Ride Majestic

Honorable mentions:

Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Fear Factory - Genexus
Seal - 7
Conjure One - Holoscenic
Symphony X - Underworld

Haven't heard the latest Iron Maiden, Slayer and Marilyn Manson all the way through but from what I have heard theyd' all be honorable mentions at best as well.

beavis69
12-17-15, 10:25 AM
I guess mine would be

Advent Sorrow - As All Light Leaves Her
Alkaloid - -The Mlkuth Grimoire
Between the Buried and Me - Coma Ecliptic
Cattle Decapitation - The Anthropocene Extinction
Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
Deafheaven - Sunbather
Dodsferd - Wastes of Life
Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment - Surf
Enslaved - In Times
Ghost - Meliora
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Lamb of God - Sturm Und Drang
Lord Dying - Poisoned Altars
Oblivionized - Life is a Struggle, Give Up
Panopticon - Autumn Eternal

hdnmickey
12-17-15, 10:50 AM
I could probably list 10 albums that came out from my favorite artists even if it's not their best work but to me that's just going through the motions.

I love Fear Factory, Seal and Faith No More, but none of their releases this year really grabbed me (especially bummed FNM didn't.)

I could have posted this. For me, in addition to those you listed, I would add Def Leppard, Kamelot, and Stratovarius.

My favorite release by far is Steven Wilson's Hand.Cannot.Erase. Just masterful and completely immersive.

If I was to rank them I probably would have that one at the top as well.

Symphony X - Underworld


I liked that one, but these days I'm enjoying Adrenaline Mob more than S-X.

Why So Blu?
12-17-15, 11:03 AM
I have to go through my new music stash but I can say that my #1 choice would be Ghost - Meliora.

bunkaroo
12-17-15, 11:21 AM
I guess mine would be

Advent Sorrow - As All Light Leaves Her
Alkaloid - -The Mlkuth Grimoire
Between the Buried and Me - Coma Ecliptic
Cattle Decapitation - The Anthropocene Extinction
Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
Deafheaven - Sunbather
Dodsferd - Wastes of Life
Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment - Surf
Enslaved - In Times
Ghost - Meliora
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Lamb of God - Sturm Und Drang
Lord Dying - Poisoned Altars
Oblivionized - Life is a Struggle, Give Up
Panopticon - Autumn Eternal

Assuming you meant New Bermuda? I haven't heard it yet. I liked Sunbather well enough but I wasn't gaga over it. How would you compare the two?

bunkaroo
12-17-15, 11:23 AM
I could have posted this. For me, in addition to those you listed, I would add Def Leppard, Kamelot, and Stratovarius.


Haven't heard the DL or Strat yet but liked the Kamelot one better than their last.

Kamelot reminded me the latest Nightwish was pretty good. Kind of overstays its welcome with the runtime but the first few tunes are really good. I could do with less "Titanic" tin whistle though. :)

Superman07
12-17-15, 11:37 AM
I haven't purchased a lot of albums this year, but my one standout is

James Bay - Chaos and the Storm

I don't think I've seen him mentioned on here - perhaps and oversight - but it's a great album. I'd say it's indie/blues. Really laid back and a great recording.

hdnmickey
12-17-15, 11:56 AM
Kamelot reminded me the latest Nightwish was pretty good. Kind of overstays its welcome with the runtime but the first few tunes are really good. I could do with less "Titanic" tin whistle though. :)

Any Nightwish material with Floor Jansen will probably never rank for me as high as the stuff with Tarja. Still a solid band but now I often like Tarja solo material at least as much, or more than Nightwish.

Supermallet
12-17-15, 11:59 AM
The Belle and Sebastian was my most disappointing of the year. One of their weakest albums, IMO.

wmermine
12-17-15, 12:11 PM
It's hard to remember all the stuff that came out this year. After a small amount of reflection, here's where I'm at right now (with no guarantee that all these actually came out in 2015):

1. Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.

Otherwise, there's no particular order:

Scale the Summit - V
Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free
Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think...
Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space
Riverside - Love, Fear, and The Time Machine
Leon Bridges - Coming Home
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
Deafheaven - New Bermuda
Chvrches - Every Open Eye

bd007h
12-17-15, 12:56 PM
The lack of Meg Myers in this thread is disappointing haha

cdollaz
12-17-15, 01:29 PM
I didn't like the Steven Wilson album. I think about a third of it is quite good but the rest is boring as fuck.

CRM114
12-17-15, 01:38 PM
The Belle and Sebastian was my most disappointing of the year. One of their weakest albums, IMO.

Better than the last album but I'm a huge fan so any output from them I'm quite pleased with.

:shrug:

The lack of Meg Myers in this thread is disappointing haha

I never heard of her before and when I went to sample it, I couldn't make it past the first two songs.

bunkaroo
12-17-15, 01:54 PM
I didn't like the Steven Wilson album. I think about a third of it is quite good but the rest is boring as fuck.

Curious how many listens you had?

This one took me a few times for it to really gel, and I admit reading all the supplementary stuff helps enhance the experience. His last one I got into right away.

wmermine
12-17-15, 02:07 PM
The lack of Meg Myers in this thread is disappointing haha

I've just been giving this album a chance since you mentioned it, and it's not for me right now. If I were in a particular mood, though, I could dig it.

bd007h
12-17-15, 02:31 PM
Better than the last album but I'm a huge fan so any output from them I'm quite pleased with.

:shrug:



I never heard of her before and when I went to sample it, I couldn't make it past the first two songs.

You hadn't even gotten to the best ones yet. Give the whole album a listen.

Supermallet
12-17-15, 03:28 PM
Better than the last album but I'm a huge fan so any output from them I'm quite pleased with.

:shrug:


Better than Write About Love? I have to heartily disagree there. I think Write About Love is a minor classic in the B&S discography, not up to the level of their absolute best (Tigermilk, If You're Feeling Sinister, Dear Catastrophe Waitress), but easily on par with The Life Pursuit, if not just a bit better for me, and better than Boy With The Arab Strap and Girls In Peacetime.

flagstone
12-17-15, 03:44 PM
Curious how many listens you had?

This one took me a few times for it to really gel, and I admit reading all the supplementary stuff helps enhance the experience. His last one I got into right away.

That may be why I don't list Hand.Cannot.Erase higher personally - Raven clicked hard for me right away, this one didn't grab me the same way so it probably suffered by comparison.

I don't listen to too much new stuff, but Meliora really surprised me too (the older Ghost albums didn't do much for me personally).

auto
12-17-15, 05:47 PM
Better than Write About Love? I have to heartily disagree there. I think Write About Love is a minor classic in the B&S discography, not up to the level of their absolute best (Tigermilk, If You're Feeling Sinister, Dear Catastrophe Waitress), but easily on par with The Life Pursuit, if not just a bit better for me, and better than Boy With The Arab Strap and Girls In Peacetime.

I was also disappointed with Girls in Peacetime. I love Write About Love save the Norah Jones song. The Life Pursuit might be my most listened to album of theirs after Sinister though.

Supermallet
12-17-15, 08:24 PM
My issue with Hand Cannot Erase is that it sounds a little too much like the world's best classic prog cover band. I can hear such a strong Yes/King Crimson influence (no doubt inspired by Wilson's extensive remixing of those bands' albums) that I find myself just wanting to listen to Yes and King Crimson. It's not a bad album in its own right, but Wilson's paying so much tribute to his heroes that he begins aping them.

wmermine
12-17-15, 08:41 PM
^ I could understand that complaint being said about The Raven... I disagree that it applies to Hand. Cannot. Erase. Of course, I'm very biased!

Supermallet
12-17-15, 08:52 PM
I haven't heard The Raven, and it's not like every note on HCA is reminiscent of classic prog, but enough of it is that it led me to draw the comparison.

Supermallet
12-18-15, 02:31 AM
I've been a fan of Joanna Newsom since I first saw her in a tiny club many years ago, opening for another act that I can't even remember. I'm finally listening to the new album, and this is a quantum leap forward for her. This may end up tying The Pale Emperor for best of the year for me.

bralph
12-18-15, 08:13 AM
I listened to FFS yesterday after a couple of people listed it, but I didn't like it at all despite liking Franz Ferdinand.

It's short, but I really liked Wavves: V. I also liked Cold War Kids: Hold My Home, and I'm enjoying the new Cage The Elephant that came out today.

beavis69
12-18-15, 10:13 AM
Assuming you meant New Bermuda? I haven't heard it yet. I liked Sunbather well enough but I wasn't gaga over it. How would you compare the two?

Damn yep your right, brainfart. I was in the same boat as you. Sunbather was interesting but I didn't think it was as great as most. Went in thinking New Bermuda would be more of the same but he used a little bit different singing style and the shoegaze influence was more organic. I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it and how much it has been on repeat since it came out

bunkaroo
12-18-15, 10:21 AM
Damn yep your right, brainfart. I was in the same boat as you. Sunbather was interesting but I didn't think it was as great as most. Went in thinking New Bermuda would be more of the same but he used a little bit different singing style and the shoegaze influence was more organic. I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it and how much it has been on repeat since it came out

Good feedback - thanks. Nice to hear the vocals are a bit different - easily the worst part of Sunbather and I like black metal.

CRM114
12-21-15, 09:33 AM
I need to add an addendum to my list. It doesn't fit with the rest but obviously, one of the best recordings of the year.

Hamilton - Original Broadway Cast Recording.

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CRM114
12-21-15, 09:34 AM
Better than Write About Love? I have to heartily disagree there. I think Write About Love is a minor classic in the B&S discography, not up to the level of their absolute best (Tigermilk, If You're Feeling Sinister, Dear Catastrophe Waitress), but easily on par with The Life Pursuit, if not just a bit better for me, and better than Boy With The Arab Strap and Girls In Peacetime.

The Life Pursuit is their best record. :)

pezsoup
12-23-15, 11:24 AM
My top ten in no particular order....


Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free
John Moreland - High on Tulsa Heat
Josh Ritter - Sermon on the Rocks
Joe Pug - Windfall
The Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird is Home
The Mountain Goats - Beat the Champ
Lucero - All A Man Should Do
Mark Utley and Bulletville - Bulletville
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I sit and Think, and Sometimes I just Sit
Brent Best - Your Dog Champ

wendersfan
12-23-15, 02:52 PM
I wasn't as active in listening to new music this year, but the standouts for me were Courtney Barnett and Beach House, and, to a lesser degree, Kurt Vile. I was very disappointed in the new Jason Isbell.

Dan1boy
12-23-15, 02:56 PM
I need to add an addendum to my list. It doesn't fit with the rest but obviously, one of the best recordings of the year.

Hamilton - Original Broadway Cast Recording.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/814EGG1YnCL._SY355_.jpg

My wife LOVES this soundtrack. And she's not into hip-hop. At. All.

Hiro11
12-24-15, 08:38 AM
Fairly terrible year for music. A lot of what the critics liked I didn't like and there was slim pickings over all...

1. Beach Slang: "The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us", pop punk with grit and substance.
2. Chvches: "Every Open Eye", exhilarating synth pop album stuffed with great songs
3. Wilco: "Star Wars", a loose, crunchy rock album. The best album they've made in years
4. Blur: "Magic Whip", a return to top quality Brit guitar pop for these guys, reminded me that they were briefly the best band in the world.
5. Wolf Alice: "My Love is Cool", a fuzzy dreampop album, filled with great hooks.
6. ...nothing

That's it, I only liked five albums. As I said, I didn't like a lot of what critics liked: Kurt Vile's album was way too long, meandering and boring. Father John Misty is more bearded/folksy Fleet Foxes and I hate Fleet Foxes. Courtney Barnett's album is an inferior Liz Phair release. Kendrick Lamar's album is inventive but trades in the same tired bitch/nigga cliches and political silliness. Grimes' album is annoying hipster manic pixie dream girl crap. Tame Impala, Protomartyr and Sleater-Kinney all released middling albums that are far from their best.

slop101
12-24-15, 01:44 PM
Overall, a bit of a disappointing year for music, especially for rock.

Here are 12 of my favorite albums of the year, in no order;


- MuteMath - Vitals

- Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

- Paul Weller - Saturn's Pattern

- Built To Spill - Untethered Moon

- My Morning Jacket - Waterfall

- D'Angelo - Black Messiah

- The Dead Weather - Dodge & Burn

- The Lone Bellow - Then Came The Morning

- Wilco - Star Wars

- Meg Meyers - Sorry

- Richard Thompson - Still

- Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

B5Erik
12-27-15, 11:13 AM
My picks for Best Albums of 2015

Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls
Trivium - Silence in the Snow
Saxon - Battering Ram
Stryper - Fallen
Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct
Armored Saint - Win Hands Down
Symphony X - Underworld
Five Finger Death Punch - Got Your Six
Tank - Valley of Tears
Queensryche - Condition Human
W.A.S.P. - Golgotha

Overall, this has been the best year in music in a long time as far as I'm concerned.

The Questyen
12-27-15, 11:49 PM
I've been slacking on music this year but here's some of my favorites in no order:

Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion
Christine and the Queens - S/T
Chvrches - Every Open Eye
Ellie Goulding - Delirium
Grimes - Art Angels
Major Lazer - Peace is the Mission
Meg Myers - Sorry

Metrodub
12-28-15, 10:00 AM
Here are my top 10 from this year:

10. Doomtree - All Hands
09. Beach House - Depression Cherry
08. Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated at Last
07. Deerhunter - Fading Frontier
06. Kurt Vile - b'lieve I'm goin' down
05. Purity Ring - Another Eternity
04. Tame Impala - Currents
03. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
02. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
01. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

Pretty good year overall.

dvdjunkie32
12-28-15, 10:09 AM
My picks for Best Albums of 2015

Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls
Trivium - Silence in the Snow
Saxon - Battering Ram
Stryper - Fallen
Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct
Armored Saint - Win Hands Down
Symphony X - Underworld
Five Finger Death Punch - Got Your Six
Tank - Valley of Tears
Queensryche - Condition Human
W.A.S.P. - Golgotha

Overall, this has been the best year in music in a long time as far as I'm concerned.

Who would have ever predicted that out of all the hair metal bands that died after the 80s, Stryper would not only outlast them but release their best material in decades? Michael Sweet is one of the hardest working guys in rock.

hdnmickey
12-28-15, 11:20 AM
Who would have ever predicted that out of all the hair metal bands that died after the 80s, Stryper would not only outlast them but release their best material in decades? Michael Sweet is one of the hardest working guys in rock.

Sweet has always been a great vocalist. Stryper was always great as well, but seemed to take few years off where they just did covers.

Personally I liked the Sweet and Lynch project more than the new Stryper CD. Technically their release was also in 2015 and could be included in the list.

http://www.sweetandlynch.com/

Mike86
12-28-15, 11:49 AM
2015 may be the year I've bought the least amount of new music. I only bought four releases the entire year and two were soundtracks and one was a vinyl single. The only album I bought was The Dead Weather: Dodge & Burn which was pretty decent. I also downloaded the new EP from the Foo Fighters Saint Cecilia which was offered free through their website.

AaronHernandez
12-28-15, 06:24 PM
Nice seeing all these Sufjan Stevens and Courtney Barnett mentions


I know critics have spent the year praising Carly Rae Jepsen,Grimes and Chrvches but I think Neon Indian has those ladies beat as far as pop music and also much "Funkier" then a certain Halftime Superbowl performer.

Check his track out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTuT1s-YPLE



Favorite rock track of the year has to go to The Graduates by Speedy Ortiz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU4FkiO_Bns

printerati
12-29-15, 02:23 PM
Overall, this has been the best year in music has beens in a long time as far as I'm concerned.

Fixed.

I'm behind on a lot of listening, but I have enjoyed the following:

Beach House - Depression Cherry
CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye
Metric - Pagans in Vegas

Growing on me:

Atlas Genius - Inanimate Objects
Dear Rouge - Black to Gold
Purity Ring - Another Eternity
The Sheepdogs - Future Nostalgia

Not feeling it:

City and Colour - If I Should Go Before You
Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams
Grimes - Art Angels
Muse - Drones
Stereophonics - Keep The Village Alive
Twenty One Pilots - The Story So Far

Still need to get to:

The Decemberists - What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
Guster - Evermotion
Idlewild - Everything Ever Written
Of Monsters and Men - Beneath the Skin
Wilco - Star Wars

skatefan20
01-19-16, 01:55 AM
Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material

Had her 2nd album on repeat this past year. sublime

Standouts: "Late to the Party", "Fine", "Are you sure?" w/ Willie Nelson

CRM114
01-19-16, 09:49 AM
My list is always questionable after I make it. I'd add Ryley Walker's Primrose Green to the best of 2015 if I did it over again.

multisystem
01-25-16, 05:31 AM
Looking back on a year filled with great music, these 61 songs are the ones that hat public radio hosts and NPR Music team members loved best...

Hiro11
01-28-16, 12:14 PM
Wavves: V.I like this one as well, although it falls off a bit late in the album.

EddieMoney
01-28-16, 01:54 PM
Looking back on a year filled with great music, these 61 songs are the ones that hat public radio hosts and NPR Music team members loved best...

okay

JeffTheAlpaca
01-31-16, 06:22 PM
One of several songs from the best album "Delirium"

The song is so good I ignored all the Victoria Secret models walking on the runway

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Daytripper
02-03-16, 01:44 AM
My favorites:

New Order - Music Complete
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Blur - Magic Whip
Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor
Sleater Kinney - No Cities to Love
Jeff Lynne's ELO - Alone in the Universe
Muse - Drones (save for the last two songs)

maxfisher
02-03-16, 06:45 AM
No love for Frank Turner's Positive Songs for Negative People? I'd never heard of him before and that ended up being my top of the year. My top 10:

1. Frank Turner - Positive Songs for Negative People
2. Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves
3. The Vaccines - English Graffiti
4. The Damnwells - The Damnwells
5. EL VY - Return to the Moon
6. Metric - Pagans in Vegas
7. Jimi Goodwin - Odludek
8. Josh Ritter - Sermon on the Rocks
9. Silversun Pickups - Better Nature
10. The Wonder Years - No Closer to Heaven

I know Goodwin's was technically released in 2014, but it made it to the states last year, so I included it in 2015. Looking at my overall list from last year, I picked up 98 albums and would say I at least enjoyed 75% of them, with ~25 being good enough to move into long-term rotation.


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