Since this site is mainly set up to review albums, it is pretty much expected that I make an AOTY post. However, is it a little ridiculous to be posting one for 2015 during the last week in September? Maybe. But did I also just launch this site a few weeks ago and have nothing better to do? Absolutely. So despite the fact that there’s only 3 months left in 2016, here are my top 10 favorite albums and top 5 favorite EPs of last year.
1. The Glitch Mob – Piece of the Indestructible
2. Seven Lions – The Throes of Winter
3. Emarosa – Versus Reimagined
4. Altars – A Profound Respect For Life
5. Columbus – Home Remedy
1. Oceano – Ascendants
2. Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction
3. Dance Gavin Dance – Instant Gratification
4. Iwrestledabearonce – Hail Mary
5. Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep
6. Angelmaker – Dissentient
7. The Last Ten Seconds Of Life – Soulless Hymns
8. Kublai Khan – New Strength
9. The Story So Far – The Story So Far
10. Beach House – Depression Cherry
Honorable Mentions (In No Particular Order):
Hundredth – Free, The Wonder Years – No Closer To Heaven, Counterparts – Tragedy Will Find Us, Justin Bieber – Purpose, Strawberry Girls – American Graffiti, Crooks (UK) – Are We All the Same Distance Apart, Fit For An Autopsy – Absolute Hope Absolute Hell, Better Off – Milk, Purity Ring – Another Eternity, Black Tongue – The Unconquerable Dark, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U.
There are way too many releases and artists listed for me to go and individually discuss each one and their significance, so if there is an artist you’ve never heard of before or an album you haven’t listened to yet definitely go check it out! This list took me a ridiculously long time to make, as you can tell by the extensive list of Honorable Mentions. So regardless if an album made the top 10 or not be sure to give it a listen and let me know what albums and EPs you consider to be the best of 2015. I promise that the 2016 AOTY list will not be released 10 months too late like the 2015 one.