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Album of the Year 2015

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2015 is pretty much over and as a music fanatic I usually have a brief look back on what was released in the past 12 months. I bought the following 2015 albums:

  • Andreas Gabalier - Mountain Man
  • Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror
  • Blur - The Magic Whip
  • Dr. Dre - Compton
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday
  • The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy
I had tremendous expectations towards The Prodigy - and they delivered. They didn't reinvent the genre, but "The Day Is My Enemy" is what I hoped for. Noel Gallagher's new album was the real surprise. "Riverman" and "The Right Stuff" are arguably two of the finest tunes he ever wrote. Brilliant.

 

However, none of them could excite me as much as Blur.

 

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"The Magic Whip" is the first Blur album since 2003 and once again they managed to reinvent themselves. After spending some time in China and Hong Kong, the band created a very special feeling with this album. Highlights like "Thought I Was a Spaceman" and "My Terracotta Heart" are amongst the best songs in Blur's lengthy history, while the beautiful "Ghost Ship" being the icing on the cake.

 

My album of the year: Blur - The Magic Whip

What about you? What recent releases did you buy and who takes this years cake?

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My favorites of the year are between 

 

 

Muse - Drones

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Modestep - London Road

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Big fan of both of these groups and I was pleased with what they delivered :D

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Fear Factory - Genexus

Coal Chamber - Rivals

Vogelfrey - Sturm und Klang

Motorhead - Bad Magic

Melechesh - Enki

Marduk - Frontschwein

Napalm Death - Apex Predator - Easy Meat

Carach Angren - This is not a Fairytale

Ensiferum - One Man Army

Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Korpiklaani - Noita

Six Feet Under - Crypt of the Devil

Krisiun - Forged in Fury

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Fear Factory - Genexus

Coal Chamber - Rivals

Vogelfrey - Sturm und Klang

Motorhead - Bad Magic

Melechesh - Enki

Marduk - Frontschwein

Napalm Death - Apex Predator - Easy Meat

Carach Angren - This is not a Fairytale

Ensiferum - One Man Army

Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Korpiklaani - Noita

Six Feet Under - Crypt of the Devil

Krisiun - Forged in Fury

You missed the essential information. ;)
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Paradise Lost's The Plague Within tops it for me. Amazing album. Repentless from Slayer was not bad considering it was the first album without Hanneman.

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Yeah I'm gonna let you finish,

 

Despite it being a re-release of an older album, PRhyme's self titled Deluxe Edition, Just the 4 more songs were better than anything else released this year.

 

I honestly cant pick a favourite song off the album, and I cant remember the last time I picked up an album that made me feel that.

 

I'm playing this track a lot in particular at the moment.

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNeDMj5XRG0

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I don't listen to much new music but I'd say that Ghost released the best album of 2015. :)

 

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Favourite release of this year out of what I heard is The Mindsweep by Enter Shikari. They also became my favourite band this year :P

The Day is My Enemy was badass also, aside from Ibiza. That song was dreadful imo

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Sadly that I don't listen to modern music, becuase this looks like fun.

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Very suprised to see no mention of Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"


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Like seriously..have you guys even HEARD this thing? It's phoneminal! 


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I'm gonna start by saying that I didn't buy any albums this year. However, I did listen to the ones that interested me and if I cared to buy full albums instead of individual songs I would have. (not that I do either anymore.) Not too many bands or artists I enjoy listening to tbh and there were only 4 new albums out this year that interested me.

 

       Disturbed - Immortalized                                   Breaking Benjamin - Dark Before Dawn                          Three Days Grace - Human

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Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, and Three Days Grace all finally released albums after not releasing an album for 5, 6, and 3 years respectively. (yes for Disturbed I'm not counting The Lost Children as an actual album release. Asylum was the last real album release to me.) None of these albums in particular were spectacular compared to their older albums (imo obviously) but I would have to put Breaking Benjamin slightly ahead of the other two bands.

 

The last group I was interested in this year completely blew all 3 of those bands away this year for me though. And that group/album is,

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(idk if OP would count them though as they are a music production company.)

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I'm gonna start by saying that I didn't buy any albums this year.

I only buy very few new releases a year. Out of 109 albums I bought so far this year only six of them were released in 2015.
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Album of the Year:

Purpose by Justin Bieber

 

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Reason: The songs are catchy and have good meaning and his voice is definitely the best of all moderns pop-stars (in my opinion).

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Yelawolf - [Love Story]

Hopsin - [Pound Syndrome]

Tech N9ne - [Strangeulation: Vol. II]

Chipmunk - [Rap vs Grime]

Kendrick Lamar - [To Pimp a Butterfly]

The Game - [The Documentary 2]

Machine Gun Kelly - [General Admission]

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I've almost 1,600 albums in my digital library and only 1 is from 2015 which is Mumford & Sons - Wilder Mind.

 

I guess 2015 wasn't an interesting year for me music wise !

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(Im not sure if this qualifies since it was released 15 Jan 2016 but a bunch of songs came out in 2015) Panic! At The Disco - Death Of A Bachelor

Fall Out Boy - American Beauty/American Psycho

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Arkaik - Lucid Dawn


 


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Cattle Decapitation - The Anthropocene Extinction


 


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The Black Dahlia Murder - Abysmal 


 


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Really hard to choose between three. I'm going for The Anthropocene Extiction. Great year for the metal music.


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