The Rocking Magpie Top 10 Albums of 2015
What a year 2015 has been for music! So far I have reviewed 147 albums and EP’s released this year .
Obviously some were better than others; but of the ones that made it onto the website (45 that didn’t make it !) the standard was exceptionally high; with some stunning new discoveries alongside some fabulous new albums from established artists.
With that staggering amount of reviews to choose from selecting a Top 10 has been very difficult; so I have gone with albums that ‘stuck in my mind’ and a couple that completely blew me away when I first heard them; and still sound great weeks and months later.
Sadly there are some wonderful albums that haven’t made this list but they get honourable mentions at the end.
10) Dave and Phil Alvin – Lost Time https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/dave-and-phil-alvin-lost-time/
09) Whitney Rose Band – Heartbreaker of the Year. https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/cd-reviews-2015/whitney-rose-heartbreaker-of-the-year/
08) Trevor Sewell – Hollow https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/trevor-sewell-band-hollow/
07) Kinky Friedman – The Loneliest Man I Never Met https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2015/09/24/kinky-friedman-the-loneliest-man-i-never-met/
06)The Yawpers – American Man https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/the-yawpers-american-man/
05) Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – So Delicious https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/cd-reviews-2015/reverend-peytons-big-damn-band-so-delicious/
04) Danny and the Champions of the World – What Kind of Love? https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/cd-reviews-2015/danny-and-the-champions-of-the-world-what-kind-of-love/
03) John Moreland – High on Tulsa Heat https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/john-moreland-high-on-tulsa-heat/
02) Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
01) Tom Russell – The Rose of Roscrae
Honourable Mentions – Voo Davis, Graham Parker, Texas Martha, Peesh, Lake Poets, Malojian, Jas Patrick, Blinddog Smokin’, Nathanial Rateliff, Amphetameanies, Sam Lewis and a host of others.
Feel free to add your own favourite albums in the comment box below.
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