here is my top
of albums I bought in 2015. Was not a bad year.
been lazy the previous years, but I still have to found time and inspiration
for this blog and I really think I don't have a lot of arguments in English.
here is my top 13 for 2015. Purely objective as always...
14) Wills Earl
Beal - Nocturnes
I bought the album after the concert. Not
really disappointed, you've got a lot atmospheric songs, but you don't really
have the strong side of the performance.
Cave & Warren ellis - Loin des hommes
I guess that for the first time, I've been disappointed
by a recent Nick Cave production. Better than a lot other soundtracks, I haven't
been surprised or touched by the music this time, even if you got really good
songs on that album, well, not the best.
"Setting Out" "Far From Men 2"
Manson - The Pale Empror.
I was so scared this time. because I've
been so disappointed by the previous albums. The First singles were good and
this album is not bad. But remove the singles, the rest is a bit light...
Best song: "The Mephistopheles Of Los
Turilli's Rhapsody - Promotheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus
Same thing than for Nick Cave: I admit:
it's a big production, big compositions, but I really miss an older thing. The
middle age 'fluf' maybe... Anyway the single stays really good.
"Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer's Fall Part Ii Codex
Apocalyptica - Shadowmaker
I'm not really a big fan of Apocalypica
sung song. I prefer the instrumentals. But I really enjoyed this album even if,
again, no big surprise here. The song 'Shadowmaker is really great, and I saw
them live so that helped me to enjoy some songs...
Lindemann - Skills In Pills
Things are getting a bit more serious here.
Or really parodic. This album is a collection of really well produced songs,
with a lot of second degree... I loved the single "Praise Abort" (and
its video!). "Skills in pills" is not bad, "That's my
heart" and eventually "Home Sweet Home". A bit more reserved for
Korpiklaani - Noita
A solid album, no real surprise, well
produced. Nothing to throw but no excellent songs. Fair work.
"Viinamäen Mies "
Prodigy - The Day Is My enemy
This album is not really liked by other
people I've seen the opinion. Maybe it's fit to be live loud sound instead of
original composition. But it's still a very good way to feel focus or stronger
when you run / cycle / play games.
"Destroy" "Wild Frontier"
Maiden - The Book Of Souls
Very unequal album with maybe the best songs
even (see below) but with very Iron Maiden clichés. Maybe a double album was
too much. And I have to say that the 2 best songs are the opening and closing Bruce
"If Eternity Should
Fail" "The Empire Of The Clouds" "The Book Of souls"
Johanson - Opium
Auto production. Good like always with
Jay-Jay. Better than the previous one.
Love Him So" "Swarecrow" "Harakiri"
I really had difficulties to like this one.
Until I saw them live. Twice. After that I liked "Feel It", "Kid
Corner" "End Of Our Days" and "Half Built Houses". And
time after time, I like now the entire LP. With different favourites (see
"End Of Our Days"
"Ride In Squared" "Crushed"
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
It's always hard to judge a new Nightwish
album as I was a big fan of the Tarja Era (no... really?). This album is really
the best since "Once". Great production, good compositions. They did
the job. I guess I could sum up the album with the two songs below.
"The Greatest Show On
Earth" "Yours is an Empty Hope"
2) Muse -
This album is really controversial. Some
fans likes it, other ones will found it lazy. I'm between those two
impressions. Maybe I don't know all the riffs that are coming from previous
interludes and so on. Ok it's without remind me older compositions, but
everything sounds good to me and even, if you're far from "Origin Of Symmetry",
I guess that out of his context, this is a good collection of songs.
"The Handler" " The Globalist"
1) Ghost -
And the winner is easily: Ghost. That's a
band I discovered at the beginning of the year, so everything is pretty fresh.
A friend gave me the previous albums but for me, there was something missing.
And then came this album. those guys know how to play, for sure (and the live
performance confirms) and it might be too pop for some of metal fans, but for
me, this album is a real nugget.
Is" "Absolution" "Deus In Absentia"
Let's see if 2016 will be better. It starts well with the new (and sadly last) Bowie.