ALBUMS OF THE YEAR- 2015

Photo by Ciara McMullan

It’s that time of year again. Again? Man, I can hardly keep up.

Below are Moderate Rock’s albums of 2015. 11 because Spinal Tap:

11. NO DEVOTION- ‘Permanence’
10. FAILURE- ‘The Heart Is a Monster’
9. ROLO TOMASSI- ‘Grievances’
8. BARONESS- ‘Purple’
7. FOALS- ‘What Went Down’
6. CASPIAN- ‘Dust and Disquiet’
5. SABREPULSE- ‘Paragon’
4. DISASTERPEACE- ‘It Follows’
3. VESSELS- ‘Dilate’
2. WORRIEDABOUTSATAN- ‘Even Temper’
1. AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR- ‘Heirs’

And So I Watch You From Afar comfortably take the top spot then, beating a trio of predominantly electronic and ambient records by being one of the fizziest, busiest, noisiest of things. It’s my favourite thing the band have ever done.

Shout out too, to Birds in Row & Quadrupède for releasing tip-top albums that actually turned out to be EPs. No, I know there’s hardly any difference but it’s the principal of the thing. To This Will Destroy You for the album I listened to most this year that actually came out last year. And to Radiohead for that Spectre theme song, absolutely the one the movie should’ve had, that has haunted my dreams all week.

Peace.

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