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Calc's Cool Cuts 2015

Really huge downturn in music consumption this year with all the stuff going on in life but this list is just some notable stuff. Enjoy. Stuff with "******" is highly recommended for one reason or another
1Oranges
Taxonomy


Tweedle-Deedle Core
2Bermuda
Use Your Burdens


Deathcore
3Lianne La Havas
Blood


Look more like my wife please, oh I mean ********neo-soul/pop*********
4Your Old Droog
Kinison


Hippity Hop/ Rap (Yes Sam Kinison)
5Christian Scott
Stretch Music


******Jazz*******
6Pomegranate Tiger
Boundless


"False" prog metal as the kids would say
7Iglooghost
Chinese NĂ¼ Yr


*****weird/ awesome electronics***** very nice surprise from this year
8Intervals
The Shape of Colour


*****Instrumental metal-ish rock*****
9Our Oceans
Our Oceans


The dudes from Exivious made a *****post rock****** album and it's more soothing than a coconut oil massage
10A Dark Orbit
Inverted


Break down heavy metalcore
11George Clanton
100% Electronica


let reminisce and wax nostalgic about a decade we've never lived through!!!! actually pretty decent electronic stuff but nothing more
12The Nth Power
Abundance


Gospel/ chamber pop/ jazzy really catchy song here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVRUqnEbyVk
13Milo
So The Flies Don't Come


introspective rap and the one where milo drops the n-bomb to a hilarious degree
14Falling Up
Falling Up


indie rock kinda sorta like the dear hunter
15Steven A. Clark
The Lonely Roller


*****Emo R&B*****, black guys have feelings too and the song Floral Print is fucking dark
16The Mire
Vice Regalia


Art (w/e the fuk that means) metal
17Intronaut
The Direction of Last Things


******Prog metal**** another nice surprise as I wasn't a fan until this
18Strawberry Girls
American Graffiti


*****Math/ Groovtastic rock AOTY****** the most fun album i've heard all year
19CHON
Grow


instrumental bleh you know what this is and it's stale stale stale
20You, Me, And Everyone We Know
Dogged


*******Pop- Punk****** love this
21Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly


****who?****
22Portico
Living Fields


guess this is what people call downtempo but meh
23Jakub Zytecki
Wishful Lotus Proof


proggy metalz almost can recommend highly but not quite, better than plini though that's easy for me to say
24Take One Car
Everyone You Know Is Here Right Now


spoken word core
25Dance Gavin Dance
Instant Gratification


who? x2
26Runaway Brother
Mother


emo- i've seen people say the singer enunciates too much lol
27Hiatus Kaiyote
Choose Your Weapon


*****neo soul***** these guys I think got nominated for a grammy, guess that means i can't listen to them anymore
28Tyler, the Creator
Cherry Bomb


rap, the rise into the limelight and fall into obscurity for this guy was insane
29Metz
Metz II


more grungy rock- definitely a cool sound just not my cup o tea
30Mylets
Arizona


******math rock***** one looper guitarist guy making cool music
31Mutiny On The Bounty
Digital Tropics


twinkly mathy rock- good, just liked mylets better
32And So I Watch You From Afar
Heirs


mathy rock- title song was cool
33The Hirsch Effekt
Holon: Agnosie


***mathcore/ genre hopping kinda**** very very good album from german dudes
34Good Tiger
A Head Full Of Moonlight


post-hardcore- not too shabby
35Mutemath
Vitals


indie- debut is classic listen to that instead
36The Pneumatic Transit
Concerto For Double Moon


*****Jazz Fusion*****- ex exotic animal petting zoo guitarist made this. very good. something about hypoxia is addicting:

https://thepneumatictransit.bandcamp.com/releases
37Sithu Aye
Senpai


happy prog metal- ugh.....its good but ughhhh
38Mono/The Ocean
Transcendental


progr rock/metal split- the ocean's song is good, mono's is boring
39Beach Slang
The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel


indie/alt gaze- forgot all about this. i liked young and alive
40Coheed and Cambria
The Color Before The Sun


alt rock- this is what having kids does to a man
41Pentimento
I, No Longer


pop-punk- not bad but nothing stands out
42Born of Osiris
Soul Sphere


deathcore- did this band's sound change so much or did people's tastes change? this is better than the last one that's all i know for sure
43Tigran Hamasyan
Mockroot


*****jazz fusion****- just listen
44Autre Ne Veut
Age Of Transparency


head singer soul stuff
45Deafheaven
New Bermuda


black metal/ post rock/ guitars/ screaming- i liked this much more than sunbather, dammit i'm not cool
46CHVRCHES
Every Open Eye


diabetes pop- grimes annoys the shit outta me so this is the most sugary thing I heard this year
47Silversun Pickups
Better Nature


alt/indie rock- one of the better radio bands
48Icarus the Owl
Pilot Waves


math pop- could not get into this even though they did nothing different from the last two albums
49The World Is a Beautiful Place...
Harmlessness


emo- not sure why i liked this so much
50Scale the Summit
V


prog metal- needed more dinosaur trees
51Poloniumcubes
Two


*** uplifting/moody piano music***- this is good and free
52Poloniumcubes
Three


***moody piano music****- this is also good and freer then #51
53TesseracT
Polaris


soft proggy ",metal"- mehh
54Max Richter
Sleep


Comambient- its supposed to put me to sleep and it does 5/5!!!
55Lord Akton
Old Future Worlds


****Electronic stuff**** if you like thriftworks or virtual boy check this
56Eidola
Degeneraterra


not hard at all post-hardcore- perfect example of sputnik's hive mind please I wanna fit in mentality, that being said this wasn't very good
57Scallops Hotel
Plain Speaking


introspective rap with another name- does this guy ever stop anymore?
58Palm Reader
Beside The Ones We Love


metalcore but emotional- good stuff
59Kamasi Washington
The Epic


jazz
60The Story So Far
The Story So Far


pop punk- like icarus the owl nothing had changed but I actually liked this, idk
61Veil of Maya
Matriarch


metalcore- I guess this is a guilty pleasure
62Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Get Lost, Find Yourself


what do they call this music? easycore or some shit?- this is a good example of that. very much unlike their previous stuff
63Four Year Strong
Four Year Strong


more easycore- didn't listen to the last one but this one apparently shits all over and about it
64Town Portal
The Occident


instrumental rock- the diablo reference piqued my interest two years ago and got me listening to a solid rock band
65ASAP Rocky
At.Long.Last.A$AP


cloud rap, do people still say that?- this isn't good, i dont get the love and I never will. LSD was cool though
66Perhaps
Third


jazz fusion- i wrote a review on this band's first album. this is more of whatever I said of that.
67The Dear Hunter
Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise


******who? x3*******
68Lee Bannon
Patten of Excel


ambient- I don't have the patience to appreciate ambient anymore but this is lee bannon going from jungle jams to trying to mimic brian eno.
69Mouse On The Keys
The Flowers of Romance


*****jazzy mathy posty rock******
70David Maxim Micic
EGO


proggy djent- Bilo 2 is best
71David Maxim Micic
ECO


proggy djent
72bansheebeat
Lumine


*****idm electronic stuff*****- only sputnik project i actually like good job Rev for real
73sakuraburst
deconstructing nature


brostep/ambient/ electronic stuff- this and 72 share some similarities. some.
74Bring Me the Horizon
That's the Spirit


alt rock- heard a song from this on the radio so I guess mission accomplished
75HELLFYRE CLUB
The Catcher of the Fade


****rap/hippity hop*****- milo, mike eagle, busdriver etc
76alone.
Somewhere in the Sierras


post rock?- boring. a lot like birds side project I think
77Senses Fail
Pull the Thorns from Your Heart


post-hardcore
78Thundercat
The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam


jazz fusion- ho!!
79God Is an Astronaut
Helios/Erebus


post rock- boring as fuking fuk
80Everything Everything
Get To Heaven


indie pop- not near as good as Arc but guess I'm in the minority
81The Ongoing Concept
Handmade


*******post-hardcore******* great young group
82Between the Buried and Me
Coma Ecliptic


"false prog"
83mewithoutYou
Pale Horses


spoken word rock- didn't dig
84Denzel Curry
32 Zel / Planet Shrooms


rap- need to listen to this more but it's good
85Algiers
Algiers


indie/gospel like
86Attalus
Into the Sea


indie prog- lots of water allusions here, good album though
87KEN mode
Success


noise rock- disappointment of the year
88Friendzone
While U Wait


some sort of wave
89Jaga Jazzist
Starfire


****proggy****- some staffer should have reviewed this is amazing
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