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|2015 Junz n' Dad Punz|
Not really in any order or whatever.
|1||Born of Osiris|
Year of the goddamned Osiris. If I'm being an (awful) unbiased appraiser of music, this record's probably a 3-3.5, but this is 2015 and I enjoyed this far more than I thought I would after hearing the lead-off single. Highlight Track: The Other Half of Me
Shadow of a Doubt
For someone as poorly versed in the genre as I am, this album goes everywhere I want it to on the hip-hop/rap spectrum. Hard, tough-guy verses, catchy auto-tuned choruses, and some seriously infectious beats . Highlight Track: Lately
|3||Veil of Maya|
Where Periphery's newest releases didn't really do it for me, their labelmates Veil of Maya and Born of Osiris catered perfectly to my love of polyrhythms. As far as I'm concerned, Veil with clean singing sounds most like a fully realized Veil, no matter how nostalgic their early deathcore roots. Highlight Track: Daenerys
|4||We Lost the Sea|
Definitely post something. One of my go-to's for atmospheric things this year for sure. Highlight Track: A Gallant Gentleman
|5||Thy Art Is Murder|
I know. "Grow up winso, it's 2015, stop listening to deathcore"
Nah. Album's oppressively heavy, and if it's got a lot of chugs and breakdowns, well there are some trvemvtal influences in there too, so that's interesting too. Highlight Track: Violent Reckoning
The Shape of Colour
Gratuitously technical instrumetal with some impressively saccharine melodies. Just an overall good time seemingly set free of the burden of needing vocals. Highlight Track: Awake
Hard and soft in all the right places. Been really enjoying post metal this year. Highlight Track: Untitled I
Turnover pull the indie-goes-80-move that we all knew they were secretly planning all along. For all that, it's a damn good time. Highlight Track: New Scream
Lydia shed the last vestiges of their mopey, vaguely emotive former style and are much more fun, for it. A little vapid and indulgent, but you weren't expecting anything incredible anyway. Highlight track: When it Gets Dark Out
808s and Dark Grapes III
Most listened to/favorite hip-hop of the year. Not that it means jack shit coming from me, but having all but quit smoking except in rare occasions with stoner friends, this album brings me back to summer of freshman year in college, baked out of my mind at every opportunity. Summa time summa time summa time. Highlight Track: Shoot the Dice
|Actually a massive disappointment on the dad pun front, in retrospect.|
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Pomegranate Tiger - Boundless
The Dear Hunter - Act IV: Death in Reprise
A Night in Texas - The God Delusion
Caspian - Dust and Disquiet
The Wonder Years - No Closer to Heaven
TWIABP(AIANLATD) - Harmlessness
Arcane Roots - Heaven and Earth
Periphery - Alpha and Omega
A City Sorrow Built - Ai
|I came here for the dad puns, and was sorely disappointed. Good list though.|
I'll offer one up though.
Did you hear they arrested a T-Rex at the border?
Yeah, he was trying to smuggle small arms across
|@Dinosaur Damn, topical dad pun with relevant username rly caught me off guard|
@HepKunt 2/5 racial slur game I'm p sure gook is for vietnamese and I'm chinese, go back to 1925 to repeat your 4th grade class on that shit breh
|Yeah man, I'm Chinese too. If you're gonna be racist, at least get it right.|
inb4 All Asians look the same anyways.
|Maybe I'll work harder on the dad puns. Pretty sure that's my ticket to Sputnik relevance once more since they don't seem to accept twitch memes as social currency here BibleThump|