Albums/EPs/Songs of 2015 - Looking Forward To/Best Of

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  1. Gibs

    Gibs The Prog Nerd Über Member

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    ^Good list. :chuck:

    I feel the need to update my Top Ten, but since I'm fucking lazy, I'll just list the two albums I would have added, and one that would have come in at 11.

    George Clanton - 100% Electronica

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    Since Electronic music is a genre I'm ultimately unfamiliar with, describing the sound of this record would be a bit tough for me. From my understanding though, this can be classified as synthwave and/or vaporwave? Anyway, it very reminiscent of 80s Electronic music, and is awash with gorgeous synths. The vocals reminded me something that you would here on a Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, or The Cure record. The vocals might take a bit to get used to if that's not quite your thing, but it's totally worth it. You can pick up the album for free on bandcamp.

    Highlights:
    Bleed
    Did I Flounder?
    It Makes the Babies Want to Cry

    Batushka - Litourgiya

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    Now here's a debut album that came completely out of left field. These guys are a Polish Black Metal band that incorporates Slavonic Chanting into their music, and it's cool as hell. Along with that, their music is just energetic as hell. This wouldn't have taken down Panopticon's Autumn Eternal as my favorite Black Metal album of the year if I would have made my list later, but it would have come damn close. The album creates an atmosphere that's incredible.

    Highlights:
    Yekteniya 1
    Yekteniya 2
    Yekteniya 4

    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Stretch Music

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    This is the one I mentioned that would have been #11, another fantastic Jazz record of 2015. It's not nearly as ambitious as Kamasi Washington's The Epic, not by any means, buit it's still an incredibly enjoyable record. Scott is a fantastic trumpet player, the production is fantastic, and what I really love is how the sounds on this record are so varied. There's even a song with a Trap beat on one song. :lol: If you like Jazz players like Miles Davis, check out this album.

    Highlights:
    Sunrise in Beijing
    Perspectives
    West of the West
    Tantric
     
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  2. Decay

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    FINAL 2015 LIST

    TOP 5
    1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
    2. Foals - What Went Down
    3. The Chemical Brothers - Born in the Echoes
    4. Algiers - Algiers
    5. Balthazar - Thin Walls


    DISCOVERIES/SURPRISES OF THE YEAR
    Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

    I had so many doubts before this album dropped and I couldn't be happier to be proven wrong.

    Algiers - Algiers:
    really unique sound, looking forward to their future efforts.

    The Chemical Brothers - Born In The Echoes:
    wasn't expecting an new album by them at all, let alone one that I'd enjoy this much. "Go" is one of my favourite singles of the year.

    Dr Dre - Compton:
    came out of the blue and was really enjoyable (aside from a couple of tracks that aren't my thing). Never thought Dre would be on this 2015 list, but here he is.

    Boots - AQUΛRIA:
    all around great sound, Boots proves himself to be a very versatile artist.

    Aucan - Stelle Fisse:
    very different from their old work, quite the surprise.

    Raury - All We Need:
    great sound, interesting mix of electronic, hip-hop and African music.

    GREAT ALBUMS
    Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
    Balthazar - Thin Walls
    Blur - The Magic Whip
    Algiers - Algiers
    The Chemical Brothers - Born in the Echoes
    Dr Dre - Compton
    Foals - What Went Down
    The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness
    GRiZ - Chasing The Golden Hour Pt. 1
    BOOTS - AQUΛRIA
    Raury - All We Need
    Aucan - Stelle Fisse
    GRiZ - Say It Loud


    GOOD ALBUMS
    The Prodigy - The Day is My Enemy
    Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
    Modestep - London Road
    Jamie XX - In Colour
    Ash Koosha - GUUD
    Refused - Freedom
    Disclosure - Caracal
    Johnny Jewel - Lost River (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    The Soft Moon - Deeper
     
  3. Tim

    Tim My perversion power is accumulating LPA Super Member

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    Best Albums of 2015

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    01. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

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    02. Grimes - Art Angels

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    03. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

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    04. Deafheaven - New Bermuda

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    05. Björk - Vulnicura

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    06. Vince Staples - Summertime '06

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    07. Chvrches - Every Open Eye

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    08. Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass

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    09. High on Fire - Luminiferous

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    10. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love

    Honorable Mentions:
    Black Breath - Slaves Beyond Death
    Purity Ring - Another Eternity
    Napalm Death - Apex Predator - Easy Meat
    Torche - Restarter
    Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss

     
  4. Qwerty19

    Qwerty19 Well-Known Member

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    Gotta say, that album turned me (again) into a big fan of the band too!

    I had had their first record for a while though, but I hadn't listened to them in ages. But shit, The Mindsweep, this was a great release.

    Still not having my own photoshoot pic with the band though :lol:
     
  5. Alexrednex

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    I wanted to make this list pretty and elaborate, but who cares.

    Favorite albums of 2015:
    1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
    2. Clarence Clarity - No Now
    3. Death Grips - The Powers That B
    4. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
    5. GhostMeliora
    6. milo So The Flies Don’t Come
    7. Kamasi Washington - The Epic
    8. Leviathan - Scar Sighted
    9. Algiers - Algiers
    10. Joanna NewsomDivers
    11. Baroness - Purple
    12. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
    13. Tame ImpalaCurrents
    14. Chelsea Wolf Abyss
    15. Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep

    Favorite EPs of 2015:
    FKA twigs - M3LL155X
    Protest The Hero - Pacific Myth

    Looking on other people's list, I would say my biggest recommendations are No Now and Purple, since they seem to get no love.
     
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  6. Michele

    Michele Praise Brad Delson, our Lord and Savior. LPA Addict

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    GREAT ALBUMS
    Iron Maiden - The Book Of Soul
    David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock
    Deafheaven - New Bermuda
    Adam Angst - Adam Angst
    Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep
    Frank Turner - Positive Songs For Negative People*
    Parkway Drive - Ire*


    GOOD ALBUMS
    Anti-Flag - American Spring
    Deichkind - Niveau Weshalb Warum
    Three Days Grace - Human
    Sondaschule - So Schön Kaputt
    Donots - Karacho
    Alligatoah - Musik Ist Keine Lösung


    OK ALBUMS
    Madsen - Kompass
    Papa Roach - F.E.A.R.
    Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams



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  7. Mark

    Mark Canadian Beauty LPA Administrator

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    01. Coasts - Coasts
    02. Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit
    03. Mumford & Sons - Wilder Mind
    04. Silversun Pickups - Better Nature
    05. Muse - Drones
    06. Of Monsters and Men - Beneath The Skin
    07. Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams
    08. Highly Suspect - Mister Asylum
    09. City and Colour - If I Should Go Before You
    10. Halsey - New Americana
     
  8. Blake

    Blake Leave a Trace LPA Super Member

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    Top 50 Albums of the year:
    1. Silversun Pickups- Better Nature
    2. Chvrches- Every Open Eye | Up 3
    3. Mariana’s Trench- Astoria | Down 1
    4. Halsey- Badlands | Up 2
    5. 5 Seconds of Summer- Sounds Good, Feels Good/ Knuckle Puck- Copacetic | Down 2
    6. Tame Impala- Currents
    7. The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Ready to Die- Harmlessness
    8. As It Is- Never Happy, Ever After
    9. Neck Deep- Life’s Not Out To Get You
    10. Thomas Rhett- Tangled Up | Up 1
    11. Fetty Wap- Fetty Wap | Up 2
    12. Dance Gavin Dance- Instant Gratification | Down 2
    13. Seaway- Colour Blind | Down 1
    14. Maddie and Tae- Start Here
    15. Bring Me the Horizon- That’s The Spirit
    16. State Champs-Around the World and Back
    17. 21 Pilots- Blurryface
    18. A Skylit Drive- ASD
    19. Escape the Fate- Hate Me
    20. Sun Kill Moon- Universal Themes
    21. Melanie Martinez- Cry Baby
    22. I See Stars- Phases
    23. Kelsea Balerini- The First Time
    24. Jamie XX- In Colour
    25. Billy Currington- Summer Forever
    26. Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment- Surf
    27. Lana Del Rey- Honeymoon
    28. Angels and Airwaves- …Of Nightmares EP
    29. Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp A Butterfly
    30. Matt and Kim- New Glow
    31. Steven Wilson- Hand. Cannot. Erase.
    32. Atlas Genius- Inanimate Objects
    33. Disturbed- Immortalized
    34. The Story So Far- The Story So Far
    35. For Today- Wake
    36. Man Overboard- Heavy Love
    37. Toro Y Moi- Samantha
    38. Panda Bear- Crosswords EP
    39. Miguel- Wildheart
    40. Dr. Dre- Compton
    41. Rae Shremmurd- Shremlife
    42. Curren$y- Pilot Talk 3
    43. Darius Rucker- Southern Style
    44. Tyler Farr- Suffer In Peace
    45. Of Monsters and Men- Beneath The Skin
    46. GRiZ- Say It Loud
    47. Death Cab For Cutie- Kintsugi
    48. Sleeping With Sirens- Madness
    49. Enter Shikari- The Mindsweep
    50. Modest Mouse- Strangers to Ourselves
     
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