Dec 10, 2015
I found 2015 pretty slim for non-metal – that being said, there were a few brilliant albums released. Here are my picks for the top 10 albums of 2015. Enjoy, and have a listen to some great music!
10. Kurt Cobain – Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings
More for hardcore Nirvana fans, but interesting nonetheless.
9. Of Monsters And Men – Beneath The Skin
Looking forward to them visiting SA next year!
8. Eagles Of Death Metal – Zipper Down
Still such an epic band, hope they get over the tragedy of this year.
7. City And Colour – If I Should Go Before You
Always love the passion in Dallas Green’s voice.
6. Mumford And Sons – Wilder Mind
Looking forward to seeing them live next year.
5. Gary Clark Jr – The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim
Amazing guitarist, great blues!
4. The Arcs – Yours, Dreamily
A side project from Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. Great stuff.
3. Foo Fighters – St Cecilia
A free EP released for Record Day – got to love the Foo.
2. Team Sleep – Woodstock Sessions Vol. 4
Just listen to the whole live recording. Chills.
1. The Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home
Still one of my favourite artists – was lucky to see him in London this year, his whole vibe has changed with the addition of a full band.
Jeremy Loops re-released Trading Change as a Deluxe Edition – it doesn’t qualify as a new release in my opinion, but worth picking up just for the addition of ‘See I Wrote It For You’ – get it if you don’t have it yet!
That’s the list for this year! If you want to check out some of the more heavy stuff, here are my best metal albums of 2015 – www.crackedhorizon.co.za/2015/12/best-metal-releases-of-2015
And here are my previous best-of lists www.crackedhorizon.co.za/2015/03/best-music-of-the-past-few-years