My Faves Of 2015!

So here’s something old, something new:  fairly arbitrary lists of my favourite albums, books and movies released in 2015.  Mayhap ye bold wanderers will discover something worth the chase…

First:  ALBUMS.

  1. Faith No More, Sol Invictus
  2. Chelsea Wolfe, Abyss
  3. Passion Pit, Kindred
  4. Paradise Lost, The Plague Within
  5. Baroness, Purple
  6. Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly
  7. King Parrot, Dead Set
  8. Goblin Rebirth, Goblin Rebirth
  9. Muse, Drones
  10. Slayer, Repentless
  11. John Carpenter, Lost Themes
  12. Nile, What Should Not Be Unearthed
  13. Björk, Volnicura
  14. Cradle Of Filth, Hammer Of The Witches
  15. Sarah Blasko, Eternal Return
  16. Fear Factory, Genexus
  17. Lana Del Rey, Honeymoon
  18. Sunn0))), Kannon
  19. Regurgitator, Nothing Less Than Cheap Imitations
  20. Battles, La Di Da Di


And now we move on to BOOKS.  I started writing pithy notes for each, but literary criticism gets boring quick, even for the writer.

  1. Laird Barron, X’s For Eyes
  2. Nathan Ballingrud, The Visible Filth
  3. David Wong, Futuristic Violence And Fancy Suits
  4. Stephen King, The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams
  5. Nick Cutter, The Deep
  6. Neil Gaiman, Trigger Warning
  7. Amanda Palmer, The Art Of Asking
  8. Clive Barker, The Scarlet Gospels
  9. Kelly Link, Get In Trouble
  10. China Miéville, Three Moments Of An Explosion


For those of you keeping track at home, yes, I buy more new albums than new books, but I tend to attract loads of both everywhere I go, like I’m some kind of second-hand goods shelter where battered books and neglected CDs can go to find respect, hope, and maybe even… love.

Ahem.  MOVIES.  This is the most arbitrary list yet, and I’ve probably forgotten a few cool flicks, but anyway:

  1. It Follows
  2. Starry Eyes
  3. Horns
  4. Mad Max:  Fury Road
  5. Deathgasm
  6. What We Do In The Shadows
  7. Honeymoon
  8. Jurassic World
  9. The Editor
  10. Ant-Man


I would do TV as well, but it would basically just be Doctor Who, so never mind.

Chime in if you feel like it, and tell me what I’ve missed or overrated.  G*d knows this blog could use the traffic.

There’s already a new wave of awesomeness on the horizon ready to swamp us in 2016, including a collection and new novellas from Laird Barron, a new Deftones album and so on.  It’s looking to be another good year, I’d say!  Enjoy it.

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