|Best of the Decade: Pt. 2 (2015 to 2019)|
This is my truly subjective list of favorite albums between 2010 to 2019, which were fixtures in my playlist. Pt. 2 includes those albums released between 2015 to 2019, in alphabetical order. Note that, from 2010 to 2019, I only allowed a single band to have 1 album on this list (other than Stone Sour's double album).
|1||Alice in Chains|
The videos/movie for this album were well done and drilled this album into my head!
|2||A Perfect Circle|
Eat the Elephant
|6||Circle of Dust|
Machines Of Our Disgrace
Say what you will, this was a great comeback album.
Reflections of a Floating World
The Serenity of Suffering
I dig this album more than "The Nothing"
Breathe In The Water
This also could easily have been "Trampled Sun" in 2011 and "Burn the Serum" in 2014, both two of my favorite albums of the decade. But "Breathe in the Water", for some reason, feels like more of a diverse album and more poignant in its themes.
Similar to above, this could have easily been "Salvador" in 2011 or "Colossus" in 2014. But "In Tensions" is just the right length and powerful. I listen to this often, with the bass turned up to 10 - make's my wife come down two floors, knock on the door, and ask me to turn it down.
Emperor of Sand
Likely their best album since "Crack the Skye"
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Even though I've fallen out with Metallica over the years, this album was a tour de force. Loved the videos prepared for each song.
Meytal Cohen is an awesome drummer. Saj Tacotin (of Ra) is a great vocalist and songwriter. Together, they make a hell of a team. This album, as well as "Alchemy" in 2015, are both great works.
My favorite album of theirs since "Origin of Symmetry"
|19||My Sleeping Karma|
Endless Forms Most Beautiful
I prefer Annette Olzon, but this album is pretty sick. Also, who doesn't love the 24-minute track "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Pelican came back with a vengeance on this album...
The first Puscifer album where I felt they were remotely approaching the greatness of APC or Tool. Sorry to those that may upset.
|23||Prophets of Rage|
The Party's Over
Of Beauty and Rage
|25||Red Sun Rising|
A comeback of sorts... certainly rekindled my fire.
Could have also been "Cognitive" in 2012 or "Tellurian" in 2014. This band kept the bed warm for Tool's "Fear Innoculum". Also, I don't have the remixed version of Lykaia - the original is incredible as it is.
|28||Somali Yacht Club|
"The Sun" is equally as awesome.
Return to Nothing
|30||Stitched Up Heart|
A true beast of an album. I listen to this when I want to blow my ears off. This is what In This Moment should have become instead of Sex Metal Barbie on 2014's "Black Widow".
For me, the absolute and definitive album of the decade. And in "absolute rot"ation (thanks zakalwe) into perpetuity!
|32||Voices from the Fuselage|
Odyssey: The Destroyer of Worlds
Where the great Ashe O'Hara re-landed after departing TesseracT
Also kept the bed warm for Tool's "Fear Inoculum", along with their EPs "The Path" and "The Divide".
A great Stoner Rock comeback and as good as "Cosmic Egg".
The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy...
It's a short album at 31 minutes with equally short songs...but it packs a whallup.