Best Albums of 2015

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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:28 pm

Any predictions on what the site's top 10 albums will be?

My guesses (in no particular order):

The Heart Is A Monster - Failure
Money Shot - Puscifer
Purple - Baroness
The Direction of Last Things - Intronaut
Coma Ecliptic - Between The Buried and Me
Psychic Warfare - Clutch
Hand. Cannot. Erase - Steven Wilson
Sol Invictus - Faith No More
Abyss - Chelsea Wolfe

That's 9. I can't think of a good tenth one.
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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by hellboy » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:40 pm

Didn't Disturbed put out an album this year? They be in the top 10 for sure

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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by Ravenpig » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:50 pm

I hope it's Slipknot again, the exact same album too.
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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:11 pm

Nah, Disturbed ain't no Slipknot.

But... Lamb of God did put out a new album. That could be it. Or maybe the new Slayer?
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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:30 am

It's probably Justin Bieber.
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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by fortysixand2 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:28 pm

Boris - Urban Dance
Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
Daniel Menche & Mamiffer - Crater
Drake & Future - What A Time To Be Alive
Failure - The Heart Is A Monster
Future - DS2
Fuzz - II
KEN Mode - Success
Puscifer - Money Shot
Sumac - The Deal
Team Sleep - Woodstock Session Vol. 4
The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness
Xiu Xiu - Twin Peaks Ambien

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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by hellboy » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:13 am

The Fourtheye poll is closed, and here is the list of all albums which received more than one vote (in order):
Puscifer Money Shot
Faith No More Sol Invictus
Failure The Heart is a Monster
Ghost Meliora
Elder Lore
Deafheaven New Bermuda
Intronaut The Direction of Last Things
Baroness Purple
Chelsea Wolf Abyss
Bjork Vulnicura

Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase
Between the Buried and Me Coma Ecliptic
Godspeed You Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
Kendrik Lamar How To Pimp a Butterfly
TesseracT Polaris
Marilyn Manson The Pale Emporer
Iron Maiden Book of Souls
Panopticon Autumn Eternal
Clutch Psychic Warfare
Slayer Repentless
Chris Cornell Higher Truth
Dead Weather Dodge and Burn
Periphery Juggernaut
Refused Freedom
Silversun Pickups Better Nature
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Kamasi Washington The Epic
The Powers Than B/Jenny Death Death Grips
Battles La Di Da Di
Cult Leader Lightless Walk
High On Fire Luminiferous
Muse Drones
Oneohtrix Point Never Garden of Delete
Killing Joke Pylon
David Gilmore Rattle That Lock
Sumac The Deal
Blur The Magic Whip
Scale The Summit V
Viet Cong Viet Cong
Lamb of God Strum Und Drang
Eagles of Death Metal Zipper Down
CHON Grow
Drowning Horse Sheltering Sky
Entropia Ontal
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Fear Factory Genexus
Five Finger Death Punch Got Your Six
Grimes Art Angels
Locrian Infinite Dissolution
Metz II
Of Monsters and Men Beneath The Skin
Pinkish Black Bottom of the Morning
Riverside Love, Fear and the Time Machine
The Sword High Country
The Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness
We Lost The Sea Departure Songs
Leviathan Scar Sighted
Sevendust Kill The Flaw
Sunno Kannon
Liturgy The Ark Work
Leprous The Congregation
Monolord Vaemir
Fuzz II
Komara Komara
Kylesa Exhausting Fire
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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:06 pm

I predicted most of those. The only real surprises are the Bjork album and that Elder Lore album. Bjork is just one I had forgotten even came out this year. That Elder - Lore is one I had heard of but have no real knowledge of. Guess I should check it out.
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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by Kittaan » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:29 pm

I'm still working my way through these lists, including Mog's...

I am surprised that this did not make it on any list I've seen:

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Panzerballett - Breaking Brain - 2015

A buddy of mine turned me onto them. They are all over the place stylistically, but amazing musicians - this is their 5th album I believe. I dig most if not all of it.
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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by THE1TRUEMOG » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:54 pm

What the fucking fuck? You crazy fucks voted Puscifer as album of the year??????

Dammit this is Fourth Eye and I expect more from all of you. Yeah most of you might have an odd and unsettling obsession and borderline apologist psychosis with a rather shitty unprofessional band...but dammit many of the regs at least have good taste in music. How in the fucking fuck did that half ass album make it to the top? How in the hell can you compare a marginal album like Money Shot to a work of near perfection in We Lost the Sea's Departure Songs or Chelsea Wolfe's masterpiece, Abyss?

What planet are you people from? This hero worship shit is insane. I could list at least 50 albums right now off the top of my head released this year that are better than Money Shot. What the motherfucking fuck????

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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by nxrm » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:18 pm

THE1TRUEMOG wrote:What the fucking fuck? You crazy fucks voted Puscifer as album of the year??????
:D

I think it simply received the most appearances in people's top 10 lists, not that it was number 1 in all of those lists.

Not sure this will make you feel any better, but...just so ya know.

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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by Ravenpig » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:17 pm

If memory serves me right COMP didn't win album of the year here so it's not simply an "it's May Jay" thing. It is a solid album but I agree that it's not AOTY.

Either way who cares. Last year freaking Slipknot won for fuck's sake.
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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by Kittaan » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:59 pm

Yup, it's not like there's a great track record to live up to....

Now, getting back to something more important..... Anybody even HEAR of Panzerballett before?
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Post by hellboy » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:30 pm

Nope

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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by nxrm » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:33 am

Kittaan wrote:Panzerballett - Breaking Brain - 2015

A buddy of mine turned me onto them. They are all over the place stylistically, but amazing musicians - this is their 5th album I believe. I dig most if not all of it.
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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:44 am

I'm glad Kamasi Washington ended up on the list of nominees even if I hadn't voted for him personally. This album would've made my list if I had known about it prior to submitting my votes.
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Post by THE1TRUEMOG » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:06 pm

Ravenpig wrote:If memory serves me right COMP didn't win album of the year here so it's not simply an "it's May Jay" thing. It is a solid album but I agree that it's not AOTY.

Either way who cares. Last year freaking Slipknot won for fuck's sake.
Dammit no that is just not acceptable. This is Fourth Eye. A site with regulars who have superb taste in music (minus a band or two ;) ) ... It is the damn lurkers who are just here browsing jerkin it for Tool news.

And while I am on another rant I cannot for the life of me understand the fascination some of you have with Ghost. All gimmick no substance. And how in the fuck did Elder make the top 10? I mean that album isn't bad but it sure as hell isn't top 10 material.

Okay time for a break. The bloody Tool tour is going to start and I sure as hell can't handle being around here for that. Someone wake me up when it is over. In the meantime I will continue to scour the interwebz for the very best in music and report back once that joke of a band you all love so much finish their latest greatest hits tour.

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Post by hellboy » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:22 pm

Ghost's gimmick is as shit as their music.

The Edler album is great, and will almost certainly be in my top 10.

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Post by hellboy » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:43 am

I haven't published the article on the blog yet, but my top 10 (in a rough order, though plenty are interchangeable) will be:

Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Wand - Golem
Elder - Lore
High Tension - Bully
Destruction Unit - Negative Feedback Resistor
Cult Leader - Lightless Walk
Cloud Rat - Qliphoth
High On Fire - Luminiferous
Deafheaven - New Bermuda
Pinkish Black - Bottom of the Morning

That bottom 5 was pretty hard to pick, there's be a bunch of albums I'd quite happily include:

Nice Hooves - The Gall
Failure - The Heart Is A Monster
Drowning Horse - Sheltering Sky
Cosmic Psycho's - Cum The Raw Prawn
KEN Mode - Success
Khemmis - Absolution
Intronaut - The Direction of Last Things
Metz - II
Fuck The Facts - Desire Will Rot
Drenge - Undertow

I'd also add I've probably listened to a lot less music this year than I would have liked. There's plenty on others top 10/25 lists that I need to spend time listening to.

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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:36 am

That Elder album is good. I don't think it would have made my Top 10 list, but I ain't got no problem with it cracking another person's list.
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Post by Bill Hilly » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:50 pm

UndKeineZwEier wrote:I'm glad Kamasi Washington ended up on the list of nominees even if I hadn't voted for him personally. This album would've made my list if I had known about it prior to submitting my votes.
I was one who voted for Kamasi Washington. This was a tough year to post just 10 albums. I actually had to leave out 2 of my favorite bands from the list, Faith No More and Clutch, and I really like both of those albums.
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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by hellboy » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:25 pm

Interesting revisiting my 2015 list. I'd say I now listen to the Nice Hooves, KEN Mode and Khemmis albums more than I do most of the top 10.

Revised top 10 (in no real order except FNM was a clear #1):

Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Wand - Golem
High Tension - Bully
Destruction Unit - Negative Feedback Resistor
Cult Leader - Lightless Walk
Deafheaven - New Bermuda
Pinkish Black - Bottom of the Morning
Nice Hooves - The Gall
KEN Mode - Success
Khemmis - Absolution

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Post by Ravenpig » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:39 pm

I still listen to that Khemmis album from time to time as well. Good stuff.
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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:55 pm

I thought their new one was pretty good as well. I should listen to it again.
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Re: Best Albums of 2015

Post by hellboy » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:05 pm

UndKeineZwEier wrote:I thought their new one was pretty good as well. I should listen to it again.
The new one was excellent, got very close to my top 10 for this year. I didn't top Absolution though.

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