TOP 25 of 2015 HALF


My decision to start things back up here was a bit late to write full reviews for every single album on my list. 2015 had some really great albums, especially in a time when some naysayers think the album as an art form is dying. Some of these entered late in the game. For some of these that I have reviewed, my opinions have improved about some of the iffy tracks on the albums. Time can do that. The ones that are newer, sadly have not yet had a chance to benefit from as many repeat listens. I do plan on really getting things going again at the start of the new year, with a full review of Prince’s new album (at #2) when I can squeeze it in around holiday festivities. Thank you all for sticking with me and I hope you all have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Festive Yule, or just a nice peaceful end of the year surrounded by those you hold dear.

The List…

1. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
2. Prince – HITnRUN: Phase Two
3. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – S/T
4. David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock
5. Prince – HITnRUN: Phase One
6. Duran Duran – Paper Gods
7. Muse – Drones
8. Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
9. Big Data – 2.0
10. Disclosure – Caracal
11. Billy Gibbons and the BFG Band – Perfectamundo
12. Awolnation – Run
13. Alabama Shakes – Sound and Color
14. Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor
15. Chvrches – Every Open Eye
16. Puscifer – Money Shot
17. The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy
18. Adele – 25
19. Nate Ruess – The Grand Romantic
20. Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect
21. New Order – Music Complete
22. Thunderbitch – S/T
23. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness
24. Five Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six
25. Janet Jackson – Unbreakable


  1. Thank You for sharing this. ALWAYZ interested in your opinions on music!

  2. BlackMuse · · Reply

    can’t wait to read your review of HnRp2.

    Merry Xtraloveable and Happy 2Y. 2D.!

  3. Stumbled onto your blog when searching for album art for my iTunes library. Read a few things so I figured I’d leave a comment so you knew that people were still reading your older posts. Oddly – last week I discovered the Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor album when looking through Amazon Prime music, and I was shocked that it was a really fantastic collection of songs. Anyhow, in two years I’ll be discovering albums that are great from 2017 I guess.

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