Music Tracking 2015

These are 2015 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief generic note (usually taken from AMG).

Unheard records are prioritized 0-3 (graded records are 4-5). The priotization is based subjectively on personal interests, reviews I've noticed, reviewers I particularly respect, what I know about the artists, etc. Roughly speaking: 0 is something I have no reason to consider (default page omits 0); 1 has been noted as having some cred somewhere; 2 is something I have some specific reason to search out; 3 is something I'll listen to ASAP.

Option selectors:

Genre switches (selection not implemented yet):

Notes also include scores from review sources:

And after a semicolon:

  • RC: Robert Christgau's Expert Witness: letter grades, 1-2-3 * for HMs

New Releases

  • ERR: grade bad priority: Algiers: Algiers
  • August Burns Red: Found in Far Away Places (Fearless) [07-03] - doom metal
  • Battlecross: Rise to Power (Metal Blade) [08-21] - death metal
  • Between the Buried and Me: Coma Ecliptic (Metal Blade) [07-10] - heavy metal
  • The Body/Thou: You, Whom I Have Always Hated/Released From Love (Thrill Jockey) [01-27] - heavy metal -- Pf:76, PM:90, S:80
  • Caina: Setter of Unseen Snares (Broken Limbs) - black metal -- Pf:78
  • Cancer Bats: Searching for Zero (Metal Blade) [03-10] - heavy metal
  • Coma: This Side of Paradise (Kompakt) [10-09] - MO:80
  • Deafheaven: New Bermuda (Anti) [10-02] - black metal [*]
  • Eagles of Death Metal: Zipper Down (T-Boy) [10-02] - hard rock
  • Enter Shikari: The Mindsweep (Hopeless) [01-20] - nu metal -- DS:80
  • Faith No More: Sol Invictus (Ipecac/Reclemation) [05-19] - alt metal -- P:83
  • Fear Factory: Genexus (Nuclear Blast) [08-07] - industrial metal
  • Ghost: Meliora (Loma Vista) [08-21] - alt metal
  • Goatsnake: Black Age Blues (Southern Lord) [06-02] - hard rock
  • High on Fire: Luminiferous (EOne) [06-16] - stoner metal -- AV:91, CS:75, DS:70, Pf:80, PM:70, S:70
  • Insane Clown Posse: The Marvelous Missing Link (Lost) (Psychopathic) [04-28] - rap-metal
  • Insane Clown Posse: The Marvelous Missing Link (Found) (Psychopathic) [07-31] - rap-metal
  • Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls (Parlophone) [09-04] - British metal -- BB:70, MO:80, P:79
  • Krallice: Ygg Huur (self-released) [08-06] -
  • Kylesa: Exhausting Fire (Seasons of Mist) [10-02] - stoner metal
  • Lamb of God: VII: Sturm und Drang (Epic) [07-24] - death metal
  • Leviathan: Scar Sighted (Profound Lore) - -- Pf:74
  • Locrian: Infinite Dissolution (Relapse) [07-24] - heavy metal
  • Motorhead: XXXX: Bad Magic (UDR) [08-28] - heavy metal
  • Mutoid Man: Bleeder (Sargent House) [07-03] - heavy metal
  • My Dying Bride: Feel the Misery (Peaceville) [09-18] - doom metal -- MO:80
  • Myrkur: M (Relapse) [08-21] - atmospheric black metal
  • Napalm Death: Apex Predator - Easy Meat (Century Media) [01-27] - heavy metal -- Pf:79, RS:70
  • ERR: stream no grade: Marius Neset: Pinball
  • Periphery: Juggernaut: Alpha (Summerian) [01-27] - heavy metal
  • POD: The Awakening (T-Boy) [08-21] - heavy metal
  • Prurient: Frozen Niagara Falls (Profound Lore) [05-12] - noise -- CS:75, Pf:85, S:80
  • Pyramids: A Northern Meadow (Profound Lore) - -- Pf:80
  • Secrets of the Sky: Pathway (Metal Blade) [05-19] - doom metal
  • ERR: stream no grade: Shopping: Gizzard Shingles
  • Sumac: The Deal (Profound Lore) [02-27] - -- Pf:74, PM:70
  • Sunn O))): Kannon (Southern Lord) [12-04] - doom metal
  • Torche: Restarter (Relapse) [02-24] - sludge metal -- CS:75, Pf:79, PM:70, S:80
  • Venom: From the Very Depths (Spinefarm) [01-27] - heavy metal -- RS:40
  • Windhand: Grief's Internal Flower (Relapse) [09-15] - doom metal -- CS:91, Pf:78
  • Wrekmeister Harmonies: Night of Your Ascension (Thrill Jockey) [11-13] - heavy metal

Reissues, Etc.

  • The 5th Dimension: Up, Up and Away/The Magic Garden/Stoned Soul Picnic/The Age of Aquarius (Raven) [05-26] - AM pop
  • The Beach Boys: Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered and Unplugged (Capitol) [11-20] - AM pop
  • The Box Tops: The Original Albums 1967-1969 (Raven) [02-27] - AM pop
  • Bob Crewe: The Complete Elektra Recordings (Real Gone) [03-10] - AM/pop
  • Marvin Gaye: Volume One: 1961-1965 (Motown) [09-11] - Motown
  • Robin Gibb: Saved by the Bell: The Collected Works of Robin Gibb 1968-1970 (GC/Rhino) [06-02] - AM pop

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 44
  • Priority 2: 0
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 1
  • Priority 5: 0

Total: 45