Support this website A History of Rock and Dance Music Books by piero scaruffi: History of Jazz and History of Pop To advertise in this space

The Best Rock Albums of 2015

TM, ®, Copyright © 2015 Piero Scaruffi.
History of Rock Music | History of Rock Music
Reviews of 2015 albums | Best of last year | Best albums of all times | Back to music
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Best of the 1960s Best of the 1970s Best of the 1980s Best of the 1990s Best of the 2000s Best of the 2010s

Ratings: 10=best rock album ever; 9=masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
Best of Rock
(Read the reviews)

  1. Gnod: Infinity Machines (Rocket)
  2. Squadra Omega: Altri Occhi Ci Guardano (Macina)
  3. Nicolas Jaar: The Color of Pomegranates (Other People)
  4. Titus Andronicus: The Most Lamentable Tragedy (XL)
Not rated yet but i liked these:
Blanck Mass: Dumb Flesh
Clarence Clarity: No Now
Damaged Bug: Cold Hot Plumbs (Castle Face)
Encenathrakh: S/T (P2)
Erland Dahlen: Blossom Bells (Hubro)
Father Murphy: Croce (The Flenser)
Flying Saucer Attack: Instrumentals 2015 (Drag City)
Fred Frith: Rivers And Tides - Working With Time (Winter & Winter)
Harvestman: In A Dark Tongue (Neurot)
Helen: The Original Faces (Kranky)
James Welburn: Hold (Miasmah)
Jean-Francois Laporte: Soundmatters (23five)
Joshua Abrams: Magnetoception
Lil Ugly Mane: Third Side of Tape
Moon Duo: Shadow Of The Sun (Sacred Bones)
Moonrises: Frozen Altars (Captcha Records)
Peter Mannerfelt: The Swedish Congo Record (Archives Interieures)
Shit And Shine: Everybody's A Fuckin Expert (Editions Mego)
Tandaapushi: Fire Disposal (Jvtlandt)
Tom Carter: Long Time Underground
Vatican Shadow: Death & Unity With God (Complete Version) (Modern Love)
Wand: Golem (In The Red)
Yoshihide Otomo: Flutter (Tzadik)
  1. Titus Andronicus: Lonely Boy
  2. Death Grips: Beyond Alive
  3. Black Wing: My Body Betrayed Me
  4. Kendrick Lamar: How Much a Dollar Cost
  5. Sufjan Stevens: Death with Dignity
  6. Onehtrix Point Never: Ezra
  7. Sufjan Stevens: Fourth of July
  8. Julia Holter: Sea Calls Me Home
  9. Fernwood: Bells Spring
  10. Dear Hunter: King Of Swords
  11. White Magic: Mora
  12. Beach House: The Traveller
  13. Jim O'Rourke: Half Life Crisis
  14. Colleen: Holding Horses
  15. Drake: Hotline Bling
  16. Janelle Monae: Hell You Talkmbout
  17. M.I.A.: Can See Can Do
  18. Missy Elliott: Wtf (Where They From)

Extended tracks
  1. Nicolas Jaar: The Color of Pomegranates
  2. Gnod: Control Systems
  3. Squadra Omega: Il Labirinto
  4. Nicolas Jaar: Swim
  5. I Am A Lake Of Burning Orchids: Between You & I Is a Sea Aflame
  6. Ascanio Borga: Undercurrents
  1. William Parker: For Those Who Are Still (AUM Fidelity)
  2. Matana Roberts: Always (Relative Pitch)
  3. Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables: Volume 1 (Cuneiform)
  4. Common Objects: Whitewashed With Lines (Another Timbre)
  5. Alexander Von Schlippenbach Trio: Features
  6. Zooid: In For A Penny In For A Pound (PI)
  7. Matana Roberts: River Run Thee (Constellation)
  8. Kamasi Washington: The Epic
  9. Joshua Abrams: Magnetoception (Eremite)
  10. Chicago Reed Quartet: Western Automatic (Aerophonic)
  11. Steve Swell: Kanreki (Not Two)
  12. Martin Archer: Echoic Enchantment (2015)
  13. Partikel: String Theory
  14. Kari Ikonen Trio: Beauteous Tales and Offbeat Stories
  15. Maria Schneider Orchestra: The Thompson Fields
  16. Kenny Wheeler: Songs For Quintet
  17. Comet is Coming: Prophecy
  18. Troyka: Ornithophobia
  19. Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio: Symbiosis
  20. Adam Rudolph's Go: Turning Towards The Light (Cuneiform)
  21. Fred Hersch: Solo
  22. Jack Dejohnette: Made In Chicago
  23. Misha Mullov-Abbado: New Ansonia
  24. Dave Douglas: Quintet Brazen Heat
  25. Michael Wollny: Nachtfahrten
  26. Vijay Iyer Trio: Break Stuff
  27. Engine Room Favourites: Bad Tidings From Slackwater Drag (2015)
  28. John Scofield: Past Present

By genre:






Heavy rock


By country:



Rest of Europe


TM, ®, Copyright © 2015 Piero Scaruffi All rights reserved.
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Best of the 1960s Best of the 1970s Best of the 1980s Best of the 1990s Best of the 2000s Best of the 2010s