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2015 Junz n' Dad Punz

Not really in any order or whatever.
1Born of Osiris
Soul Sphere


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
2Freddie Gibbs
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
3Veil of Maya
Matriarch


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
4We Lost the Sea
Departure Songs


Definitely post something. One of my go-to's for atmospheric things this year for sure. Highlight Track: A Gallant Gentleman
5Thy Art Is Murder
Holy War


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
6Intervals
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
7Rosetta
Quintessential Ephemera


Hard and soft in all the right places. Been really enjoying post metal this year. Highlight Track: Untitled I
8Turnover
Peripheral Vision


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
9Lydia
Run Wild


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
10Main Attrakionz
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
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