It’s time for another end-of-the-year list, only this time we’re tackling my personal 15 favorites of 2015. Ranging from mellow electronica to blistering metal, lush soundtracks, to prog rock, this list goes through the variety of genres. If you’ve been looking for some new music to check out, here’s a good place to start!
Check out my list, which is in no particular order, and then let me know some of your favorite albums in the comments!
Sohn – Tremors
This ambient electronic album is simply fantastic, each track delightful and intricately layered. Songs like “Lights” and “The Wheel” express the gorgeous melodies and demonstrate just how clever Sohn (aka Christopher Taylor) is when it comes to songwriting.
Brian Reitzell – Hannibal
This series has one of the most compelling and fascinating scores to grace the small screen. I could prattle on about the music but I’ll just grab what I’d written previously to drive home my point: Composer Brian Reitzell‘s score perfectly mimics the show’s luxury, grace, charm, and class. And yes, it also recalls the insanity, the violence, and the terror.
Perturbator – Dangerous Days
Nary a week goes by that I don’t find myself blasting this while driving. It’s the ultimate album for retro sci-fi/horror fans and it’s unbelievable amounts of fun. This is music you put on when you want to get pumped up to take on the inevitable machine apocalypse.
Aphex Twin – Syro
The return of one of electronica’s greatest and oddest personalities was a welcome shock to the music world. But what was an even greater shock was the realization that Syro was not just good, it was great! The amount of sounds and textures used in each song is almost impossible to count, creating a journey of aural bliss.
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This is, without a doubt, the most erotic album on this list. It may get heavy at points but it never loses sight of its strong sexual vibe, vocalist Chino Moreno crooning into our ears. It’s haunting and eerie, its mystery drawing the listener in seductively.