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2015 album reviews
Scroll down and you will find the list of all 2015 album reviews published so far. New reviews are marked with .
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2814 Atarashi Hi no Tanjo/ Birth of a New Day (Dream Catalogue) vaporwave 6/10
75 Dollar Bill Wooden Bag (Other Music) prog-rock 7/10
A Forest of Stars Beware the Sword You Cannot See (Lupus Lounge) prog-metal 6/10
Abyssal Antikatastaseis (Profound Lore) metal 7/10
Alabama Shakes Sound & Color (ATO) roots-rock 5/10
Algiers Algiers (Matador) alt-rock 6/10
Arca Mutant (Mute) glitch 6/10
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think (Milk) songwriter 7/10
William Basinski Deluge (Temporary Residence) ambient 6/10
William Basinski Cascade (2062) ambient 5/10
Basinski & Chartier Divertissement (Important) ambient 7.5
Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars (SubPop) dream-pop 6/10
Beach House Depression Cherry (SubPop) dream-pop 4/10
Billy Bao Communisation (Insulin Addicted) collage 5/10
Bjork Vulnicura (One Little Indian) songwriter 7/10
Raoul Bjorkenheim Out of the Blue (Cuneiform) avant-jazz 6/10
Black Wing Is Doomed (Flenser) synth-pop 6/10
Blanck Mass Dumb Flesh (Sacred Bones) industrial 6/10
Ascanio Borga Altered States (Sonic Boundaries) ambient 6/10
Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher's Daughter (ATO) songwriter 7/10
Cepheus Internal/Eternal (Dollhouse) post-rock 6/10
Chance the Rapper Surf (no label) hip-hop 6/10
Circle Pharaoh Overlord (Ektro) alt-rock 6/10
Circuit des Yeux In Plain Speech (Thrill Jockley) songwriter 5/10
Clarence Clarity No Now (Bella Union) pop 7/10
Colleen Captain Of None (Thrill Jockey) songwriter 6/10
Elysia Crampton American Drift (Blueberry) ambient 6/10
Dear Hunter Act IV - Rebirth In Reprise (Equal Vision) prog-rock 5/10
Deafheaven New Bermuda (Anti) metal 6/10
Death Grips Jenny Death (Third Worlds) hip-hop 6/10
Decemberists What A Terrible World (Capitol) alt-rock 5/10
Deerhunter Fading Frontier (4AD) dream-pop 4/10
Paul DeJong IF (Temporary Residence) songwriter 6/10
Lana Del Rey Honeymoon (Interscope) pop 6/10
Broeder Dieleman Uut de Bron (Snowstar) songwriter 6.5/10
Disappears Irreal (Kranky) post-rock 5/10
Nicole Dollanganger Natural Born Losers (Eerie) songwriter 6/10
Drinks Hermits on Holiday (Birth) songwriter 7/10
Dubit Fragmenti (Several Reasons) electronic 6/10
Eartheater Metalepsis (Hausu Mountain) avant-pop 6/10
Eartheater RIP Chrysalis (Hausu Mountain) avant-pop 6/10
Elder Lore (Stickman) prog-metal 7/10
Employed to Serve Than You Remember (Holy Roar) metalcore 6/10
Encenathrakh Encenathrakh (P2) death-metal 7/10
Faith Healer Cosmic Troubles (Mint) songwriter 6/10
Father John Misty I Love You Honeybear (Subpop) songwriter 5/10
Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo & Youth (Atlantic) rap 7/10
Fluisteraars Luwte (Eisenwald Tonschmiede) black metal 6/10
Four Tet Morning / Evening (Text) dance 6/10
Frontierer Orange Mathematics (self) metalcore 7/10
Gang of Youths The Positions (Mosy) alt-rock 5/10
The Garden Haha (Burger) noise-rock 6/10
Ghost Rhythms Madeleine (Exploration Musicale) prog-rock 6/10
Girl Band Holding Hands with Jamie (Rough Trade) noise-rock 7/10
Gnod Infinity Machines (Rocket) post-rock 7.5/10
Go Team The Scene Between (Memphis Industries) pop 6/10
Goat (Japan) Rhythm & Sound (self) post-rock 5/10
Godspeed You Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress (Constellation) post-rock 6/10
Gongjungdoduk Gongjoong Doduk (self) post-rock 7/10
Grimes Art Angels (4AD) pop 7/10
Holly Herndon Platform (4AD) digital pop 7/10
Hiatus Kayote Choose Your Weapon (Flying Buddha) prog-rock 6/10
High on Fire Luminiferous (eOne) stoner 5/10
Julia Holter Have You in My Wilderness (Domino) songwriter 6/10
Hval Apocalypse Girl (Sacred Bones) songwriter 5/10
Iglooghost Milk Empire (Activia Benz) post-hop 7/10
Ikarus Echo (Ronin Rhythm) prog-rock 5/10
Imperial Triumphant Abyssal Gods (Code666) metal 6/10
Nicolas Jaar The Color of Pomegranates (Other People) electronica 7/10
Jlin Dark Energy (Planet Mu) footwork 7.5
Simon Joyner Grass Branch & Bone (Woodsist) songwriter 4/10
Jute Gyte Ship Of Theseus (Jeshimoth) black-metal 6/10
Jute Gyte Dialectics (Jeshimoth) black-metal 6/10
Henry Kaiser The Celestial Squid (Cuneiform) avantgarde 6/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Paper Mache Dream Balloon (Flightless) garage 6/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Quarters! (Flightless) garage 5/10
Krallice Ygg Huur (Krallice) prog-metal 6/10
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly (Top Dawg Entertainment) rap 6/10
Lil Peep Lil Peep Part One (self) emo rap 7/10
Lil Ugly Mane Oblivion Access (Ormolycka) hip-hop 7/10
Lil Ugly Mane Third Side Of Tape (self) hip-hop 6/10
Liturgy The Ark Work (Thrill Jockey) metal 4/10
Lotic Agitations (Janus Berlin) alt-dance 7/10
Low Ones And Sixes (SubPop) slocore 5/10
Lower Dens Escape from Evil (Ribbon) synth-pop 5/10
Lustre Blossom (Nordvis) ambient metal 7/10
Peder Mannerfelt The Swedish Congo Record (Archives Interieures) dance 6/10
Master of Death Master of Death (Dark Fantasy) crunkcore 6/10
Mesarthim Isolate (2015) (self) metal 7/10
Metasplice Metasplice (Bruxit) electronic 6/10
Paul Metzger 1300 (Nero's Neptune) solo acoustic 6/10
Mount Eerie Sauna (Elverum) songwriter 7/10
Mountain Goats Beat the Champ (Merge) songwriter 5/10
Necks Vertigo (Northern Spy) ambient jazz 5/10
Joanna Newsom Divers (Drag City) songwriter 6/10
Nmesh Path to Lost Eden (Dream Catalogue) vaporwave 5/10
Jim O'Rourke Simple Songs (Drag City) songwriter 4/10
Oneohtrix Point Never Garden of Delete (Warp) electronica 5/10
Ono Spooks (Moniker) prog-rock 6/10
Palm Trading Basics (Exploding In Sound) math-rock 6/10
Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (Domino) songwriter 5/10
Peruvian Sleep Charnock Rd (self) psych-rock 6/10
Peruvian Sleep Reminders Are Everywhere (self) psych-rock 7/10
Peruvian Sleep 12 Hours (self) psych-rock 6/10
Pharoah Chromium Chromosphere (Deep Distance) electronic 6/10
Pharoah Chromium Gaza (self) electronic 6/10
Powerdove Arrest (Murailles) songwriter 5/10
Prurient Frozen Niagara Falls (Profound Lore) noise 6/10
Dawn Richard Blackheart (Our Dawn) dance 6/10
Rolo Tomassi Grievances (Holy Roar) metalcore 6.5/10
Travis Scott Rodeo (Epic) trap 6/10
Shit & Shine Everybody's A Fuckin Expert (Editions Mego) dance 4/10
Shit & Shine 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral (Rocket) dance 5/10
Shit & Shine Chakin' (Astral Spirits) dance 4/10
Skyler Skjelset Sunup (self) ambient 4/10
Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love (Sub Pop) alt-rock 6/10
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Euclid (Western Vinyl) synth-pop 5/10
Squadra Omega Altri Occhi Ci Guardano (Macina) psych-rock 7/10
Vince Staples Summertime '06 (Def Jam) rap 7.5
Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty) songwriter 6/10
Sumac The Deal (Profound Lore) post-metal 5/10
Sun Kil Moon Universal Themes (Caldo Verde) songwriter 6/10
Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside (Tan Cressida) emo-rap 7/10
Syko Friend Problem Child (Mind Rider) songwriter 6/10
Tame Impala Currents (Modular) pop 4/10
Aaron Lee Tasjan In the Blazes (2015) (New West) songwriter 6/10
Telepath Path to Lost Eden (Dream Catalogue) vaporwave 7/10
Thumbscrew Convallaria (Cuneiform) avant-jazz 6/10
Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy (Merge) punk-rock 7/10
Tricot AND (Bakuretsu) post-rock 7/10
Tyler the Creator Cherry Bomb (Odd Future) rap 6/10
Uboa Coma Wall (Uboa) songwriter 8/10
Uniform Perfect World (Alter) post-metal 6/10
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love (Jagjaguwar) folk-pop 5/10
US Girls Half Free (4AD) songwriter 5/10
Velvet Teen All Is Illusory (Topshelf) pop 5/10
Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin Down (Matador) songwriter 6/10
Levon Vincent Levon Vincent (Novel Sound) house 6.5/10
Anna Von Hausswolff The Miraculous (Other Music) songwriter 5/10
Ryley Walker Primrose Green (Dead Oceans) post-rock 7/10
Michael Waller The South Shore (XI) neoclassical 6/10
Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp (Merge) songwriter 6/10
James Welburn Hold (Miasmah) electronic 6/10
White Hills Walks For Motorists (Thrill Jockey) psych-rock 6/10
Wilco Star Wars (dBpm) roots-rock 6/10
Steven Wilson Hand Cannot Erase (Kscope) songwriter 6/10
Erling Wold Certitude & Joy (MinMax) opera 6/10
Wolf Alice My Love Is Cool (Dirty Hit) dream-pop 5/10
Chelsea Wolfe Abyss (Sargeant House) songwriter 6/10
Zu Cortar Todo (Ipecac) post-rock 4/10

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