Like the years that preceded this year that’s just a few hours away from ending, 2015 is a another proof of how healthy is the creative scene all around the world – although we are all aware that the music industry is crapping its pants as we speak. The year that has received with open arms the return of true legends like Faith No More, Joanna Newsom, Iron Maiden, Paradise Lost, Sleater-Kinney, Refused, and others, also found space and time to love newcomers like Algiers, Courtney Barnett, War On Women, Downtown Boys, Myrkur, etc. It was through all of that, and what stands in the middle, that we came up with this list of 60 albums that we believe to be the very best of what is an another undeniably great year.
60. Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter (Fortuna Pop)
Joanna Gruesome are taking down sexism and setting their ground into one of the most revolutionary and smart acts of this generation, their goal is fully achieved with the power of strong words and their awesome art-punk display!
59. HEALTH – Death Magic (Loma Vista)
An amazingly crafted pop album that can’t be possibility treated as a guilty pleasure since it has one foot on the experimental realm and isn’t at all detached from the band’s singularity.
58. All Dogs – Kicking Every Day (Salinas Records)
All Dogs fuzzed sound is huge, full of mind-blowing songs and awesome lyrics. Kicking Every Day is an emotional journey, kicks ass and it’s a cathartic experience all the way through.
57. Between The Buried And Me – Coma Ecliptic (Metal Blade)
Coma Ecliptic is a rediscovering of BTBAM for all their fans, a glimpse into the prog-metal giants that they are becoming. If this record is any indication, from now on we demand great things from them.
56. Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man (Matador)
Ceremony have changed their own path again, this time there was not a single feeling of surprise on that, but there are plenty of feelings of pleasure, you know, those Unknown Pleasures.
55. Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon (Polydor Records)
Honeymoon’s fustigating nature is a challenge that has as a reward a dazzling, at times feisty, always daring, and mesmerizing album. Love her or hate her, but she’s here to stay…
54. War On Women – War On Women (Bride Nine)
With their self-titled debut album War On Women unleashed one of the most violent/relevant documents of these last few years. The demolisher and fierce sound is the soundtrack to a very realistic picture… Reality check!
53. Circuit des Yeux – In Plain Speech (Thrill Jockey)
Thrill Jockey has, throughout the years, shelter some of the most experimental and interesting artists, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise the fact they’ve released what’s arguably the most exceptional and unique album of 2015. Haley Fohr’s unmatchable voice stands tall in an album that is abstract in nature and, at the same time, almost unbearable in its emotional weight.
52. Kagoule – Urth (Earache)
There is a structure in every single song that brings to mind the controlled chaos in Fugazi’s sound, with bassist Lucy Hatter’s vocals cutting through the intensity of Cai Burns’ delivery to soften the blow at times.
51. Tame Impala – Currents (Fiction)
From rock to dance, to distorted sounds that don’t even sound like music. This is the new sound of psychedelic music. An heartbreaking album that shows a completely new side to Tame Impala.