Best of 2015

here are some albums i liked this year, in alphabetical order. but first, i want to call attention to some that may not be as obvious as the rest in my list that you should not overlook:
George Kolllias - Invictus
Goblin Rebirth - s/t
Johansson & Speckmann - Mask Of The Treacherous
Mutoid Man - Bleeder

Bastard - Hades Command
Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth - s/t
Clutch - Psychic Warfare
Drudkh - A Furrow Cut Short
Eagles Of Death Metal - Zipper Down
Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Fister - IV
Hate Eternal - Infernus
Indian Handcrafts - Creep
Intronaut - The Direction Of Last Things
Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
JK Flesh - Nothing Is Free
John Carpenter - Lost Themes & Lost Themes Remixed
KENmode - Success
Killing Joke - Pylon
Le Butcherettes - A Raw Youth
Marduk - Frontschwein
Melechesh - Enki
Mgła - Exercises In Futility
Minsk - The Crash And The Draw
My Sleeping Karma - Moksha
Operation: Mindcrime - The Key
Paradise Lost - The Plague Within
Satyricon - Live At The Opera
Sun And Sail Club - The Great White Dope
Tau Cross - s/t

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My music listening has been erratic, to say the least.

The good:
High on Fire — Luminiferous (the best from HOF in 10 years)
Graveyard — Innocence & Decadence
John Carpenter — Lost Themes (thanks for reminding me about this one)
Paradise Lost — The Plague Within
Gruesome — Savage Land
Exhumed — Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998-2015
The Black Dahlia Murder — Abysmal

Had their moments:
Cattle Decapitation — The Anthropocene Extinction
Enslaved — In Times
Entrails — Obliteration
Melechesh — Enki

Armored Saint — Win Hands Down
Black Star Riders — The Killer Instinct
W.A.S.P. — Golgotha

Not good:
The Crown — Death Is Not Dead
Sylosis — Dormant Heart
Faith No More — Sol Invictus

Guilty pleasure:
Whitesnake — The Purple Album

Worst of 2015:
Slayer — Repentless

Didn't hear the new Maiden or Lamb of God.
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gruesome was fine, i listen to is and stuff, but it's more of a straight-up tribute album than anything truly interesting.

yeah, that high on fire was really good. that wasp was awful.

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Killing Joke - Pylon
Joss Stone - Water For Your Soul
Drab Majesty - Careless
Cold Showers - Matter of Choice
New Order - Music Complete
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell - So Familiar
Dystopian Society - Overturned Reality
Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
Ashbury Heights - The Looking Glass Society
The New Division - Gemini
Just cut them up like regular chickens

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I should say that list is not a list of "Oh my god these albums are the greatest music since its invention!" Just albums that came out this year that I enjoy listening to.
Just cut them up like regular chickens

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11. No Joy—More Faithful. Not as strong as Wait to Pleasure, but still quite good
10. Ducktails—Saint Catherine. Very worthy side project from Real Estate, brings the melodies
9. Negative Scanner—Negative Scanner. The definition of scrappy post punk indie rock
8. White Reaper—White Reaper Does It Again. Super sugar rush power pop
7. B’Lieve I’m Goin’ Down—Kurt Vile. Sorry Sufjan, this is the acoustic album to beat this year
6. Deafheaven—New Bermuda. Picking up the brutal beauty of Sunbather and running with it
5. Deaf Wish—Pain. Angry shades of Sonic Youth, The Stooges, and many other things I like in rock music
4. Wand—Golem. Probably my favorite of the Nuggets-inspired garage rockers
3. Failure—The Heart Is A Monster. Roaring comeback album sounds like they never left
2. The Amazing—Picture You. I don’t understand why this isn’t on more top 10 lists. A gorgeous rock record.
1. Cheatahs—Mythologies. My favorite of the year, Cheatahs have soaring melodies, great hooks, lots of guitars, equal parts shoegaze and alternative rock, best new band going in my book.
"I'm like a dog chasing cars, I wouldn't know what to do if I caught one. . . . I'm not a schemer. I just do things."

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I kind of have all the methods--I have a iPod that I use when I work out, I now have a Smart TV in the basement with a pretty good sound bar/subwoofer so I fire up albums on Youtube while I'm working, I started collecting vinyl this year so if I'm upstairs there's usually a record on, and I rip CDs off iTunes to listen to in the car. In fact we've got an old stereo on the back porch that we play tapes on in the summer, come to think of it.
"I'm like a dog chasing cars, I wouldn't know what to do if I caught one. . . . I'm not a schemer. I just do things."