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.

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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

  • August Burns Red: Found in Far Away Places (Fearless) [07-03] - doom metal
  • Battlecross: Rise to Power (Metal Blade) [08-21] - death metal
  • ERR: stream no grade: Perry Beekman: S'Wonderful: Perry Beekman Sings and Plays Gershwin
  • 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
  • ERR: stream no grade: Ann Hampton Callaway: The Hope of Christmas
  • Cancer Bats: Searching for Zero (Metal Blade) [03-10] - heavy metal
  • ERR: stream no grade: Kenny Carr: Exit Moon
  • ERR: stream no grade: Francois Carrier/Steve Beresford/John Edwards/Michel Lambert: Outgoing
  • ERR: stream no grade: Tom Collier: Across the Bridge
  • ERR: stream no grade: Colours Jazz Orchestra: Home Away From Home: Plays the Music of Ayn Inserto
  • Coma: This Side of Paradise (Kompakt) [10-09] - MO:80
  • ERR: stream no grade: Cuir: Chez Ackenbush
  • Deafheaven: New Bermuda (Anti) [10-02] - black metal [*]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Benoit Delbecq/Miles Perkin/Emile Biayenda: Ink
  • Eagles of Death Metal: Zipper Down (T-Boy) [10-02] - hard rock
  • Enter Shikari: The Mindsweep (Hopeless) [01-20] - nu metal -- DS:80
  • ERR: stream no grade: Charles Evans: On Beauty
  • Faith No More: Sol Invictus (Ipecac/Reclemation) [05-19] - alt metal -- P:83
  • Fear Factory: Genexus (Nuclear Blast) [08-07] - industrial metal
  • ERR: stream no grade: Free Jazz Group Wiesbaden: Frictions/Frictions Now
  • 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
  • ERR: stream no grade: Andrew Jamieson: Heard the Voice
  • ERR: stream no grade: Jeff Jenkins Organization: The Arrival
  • ERR: stream no grade: Per Texas Johansson: De Langa Rulltrapporna I Flemingsberg
  • ERR: stream no grade: Kansas: Miracles Out of Nowhere
  • ERR: stream no grade: Tyler Kaneshiro & the Highlands: Amber of the Moment
  • Krallice: Ygg Huur (self-released) [08-06] -
  • ERR: stream no grade: Martin Kuchen/Johan Berthling/Steve Noble: Night in Europe
  • Kylesa: Exhausting Fire (Seasons of Mist) [10-02] - stoner metal
  • Lamb of God: VII: Sturm und Drang (Epic) [07-24] - death metal
  • ERR: stream no grade: Nancy Lane: Let Me Love You
  • Leviathan: Scar Sighted (Profound Lore) - -- Pf:74
  • ERR: stream no grade: Jon Lindberg/Anil Eraslan: Juggling Kukla
  • Locrian: Infinite Dissolution (Relapse) [07-24] - heavy metal
  • ERR: stream no grade: Mundell Lowe/Lloyd Wells/Jim Ferguson: Poor Butterfly
  • ERR: stream no grade: Tobias Meinhart: Natural Perception
  • 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: Noertker's Moxie: Simultaneous Windows
  • ERR: stream no grade: Larry Novak: Invitation
  • ERR: stream no grade: Kim Pensyl: Foreign Love Affair
  • ERR: stream no grade: Ivo Perelman/Mat Maneri/Tanya Kalmanovitch: Villa Lobos Suite
  • ERR: stream no grade: Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Complementary Colors
  • ERR: stream no grade: Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey: Butterfly Whispers
  • ERR: stream no grade: Oscar Perez: Prepare a Place for Me
  • 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
  • ERR: stream no grade: Jeff Richman: Hotwire
  • Secrets of the Sky: Pathway (Metal Blade) [05-19] - doom metal
  • ERR: stream no grade: Matthew Shipp: Matthew Shipp Plays the Music of Allen Lowe
  • ERR: stream no grade: Herb Silverstein: Younger Next Year
  • 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
  • ERR: stream no grade: The Dan Trudell Trio: Dan Trudell Plays the Piano
  • Venom: From the Very Depths (Spinefarm) [01-27] - heavy metal -- RS:40
  • ERR: stream no grade: Ramana Veiera: Fado Da Vida
  • 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