Already Heard’s Record of the Year 2015 – Staff Picks

Already Heard’s Record of the Year 2015 – Staff Picks

Last week we revealed our top 25 Records of 2015. The list was a culmination of what the Already Heard team had picked individually.

Now to follow it up, we thought we would share what our writers and photopgrahers picked as their favourite albums of the past year. In some cases, they have included their favourite EPs of 2015 too.

We want to know your favourite records of the year – let us know on on Facebook or Twitter.

Sean Reid (Founder/Senior Editor)
Albums:
1. Superheaven – Ours Is Chrome
2. Pentimento – I, No Longer
3. Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit
4. Foxing – Dealer
5. The Winter Passing – A Different Space Of Mind
6. Hindsights – Cold Walls/Cloudy Eyes
7. The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Harmlessness
8. Being As An Ocean – Being As An Ocean
9. Seaway – Colour Blind
10. Neck Deep – Life’s Out To Get You

EPs:
1. Safe To Say – Hiding Games
2. Bellevue Days – The Sun Came Up When We Were Young
3. The Gospel Youth – Empires
4. Standing Tall – Standing Tall
5. Simmer – Yellow Streak

Dane Wright (Assistant Editor)
Albums:
1. Allison Weiss – New Love
2. The Wonder Years – No Closer To Heaven
3. Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit
4. Frank Turner – Positive Songs For Negative People
5. Great Cynics – I Feel Weird
6. All Time Low – Future Hearts
7. Prides – The Way Back Up
8. Don Broco – Automatic
9. Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/ American Psycho
10. Chunk! No Captain Chunk! – Get Lost Find Yourself

Rosie Kerr
Albums:
1. Turnover – Peripheral Vision
2. Turnstile – Nonstop Feeling
3. Woahnows – Understanding and Everything Else
4. Donovan Wolfington – How To Treat The Ones You Love
5. Sorority Noise – Joy, Departed
6. Dogs On Acid – S/T
7. Great Cynics – I Feel Weird
8. Cloakroom – Further Out
9. The Sidekicks – Runners In The Nerved World
10. Hop Along – Painted Shut

EPs
1. G.L.O.S.S – Demo
2. Shit Present – Shit Present
3. Creeper – The Callous Heart
4. MEGAFLORA – Megaflora

Rob Mair
Albums:
1. The Island of Misfit Toys – I Made You Something
2. High Dive – New Teeth
3. Hop Along – Painted Shut
4. The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Harmlessness
5. Beach Slang – The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
6. Tellison – Hope Fading Nightly
7. Worriers – Imaginary Life
8. Family Bike – Everything You Own Is Anagrammed
9. Desaparecidos – Payola
10. Pentimento – I, No Longer

EPs:
1. Wild Pink – Good Life
2. Broadcaster – Spin
3. Track and Field – You Are My Home
4. Suis La Lune – Distance/Closure
5. Iron Chic – Ys

Ali Cooper
Albums:
1. Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor
2. We Are Harlot – We Are Harlot
3. As It Is – Never Happy Ever After
4. Disturbed – Immortalised
5. Lamb of God – VII: Sturm und Drang
6. Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls
7. Escape the Fate – Hate Me
8. Atreyu – Long Live
9. Blessthefall – To Those Left Behind
10. The Black Dahlia Murder – Abysmal

EPs:
1. Best Years – Drop Out EP
2. Impalers – Prepare For War EP
3. Not Tonight Josephine – Not Tonight Josephine EP
4. Miss Vincent – Reasons Not To Sleep EP
5. Set It Off – Duality: Stories Unplugged EP

Jack Rogers
Albums:
1. State Champs – Around The World and Back
2. Knuckle Puck – Copacetic
3. The Wonder Years – No Closer To Heaven
4. Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! – Get Lost, Find Yourself
5. Foxing – Dealer
6. Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit
7. Neck Deep – Life’s Not Out Yo Get You
8. Frank Turner – Postive Songs For Negative People
9. Crooks (UK) – Are We All The Same Distance Apart
10. Counterparts – Tragedy Will Find Us

EPs:
1. Ithaca – Trespassers
2. Creeper – The Callous Heart
3. Cane Hill – Cane Hill
4. WSTR – SKRWD
5. Blood Youth – Inside My Head

Antony Lusmore
Albums:
1. Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit
2. Turbowolf – Two Hands
3. Public Service Broadcasting – The Race For Space
4. We Never Learned to Live – Silently, I Threw Them Beyond
5. Waking Aida – Full Heal
6. We Are The Ocean – Ark
7. Eagles of Death Metal – Zipper Down
8. Crossfaith – Xeno
9. Blessthefall – To Those Left Behind
10. Hollywood Undead – Day Of the Dead

EPs:
1. Arcane Roots – Heaven & Earth
2. Creeper – The Callous Heart
3. Patrons – The Momentary Effects of Sunlight
4. Of Allies – Fragment
5. Shit Present – Shit Present

Edward Layland
Albums:
1. Wolf Alice – My Love is Cool
2. Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels and Ghosts
3. The Echo and The Always – …And After That The Dark
4. Haybaby – Sleepy Kids
5. Halestorm – Into The Wild Life
6. Failure – The Heart is a Monster
7. Iron Maiden – Book of Souls
8. Luna Sol – Blood Moon
9. Agent Fresco – Destrier
10. Desaparicidos – Payola

EPs:
1. Of Allies – Fragments
2. Saint (the) Sinner – Masquerades
3. Blind Wives – Recovery Positions
4. AnElegy – Embrace the Rain
5. This City Limits – Here’s to Hoping

Luke Nuttall
Albums:
1. Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit
2. State Champs – Around The World And Back
3. Don Broco – Automatic
4. Nothing But Thieves – Nothing But Thieves
5. We Are Harlot – We Are Harlot
6. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Blossom
7. The Wonder Years – No Closer To Heaven
8. Faith No More – Sol Invictus
9. Parkway Drive – Ire
10. City And Colour – If I Should Go Before You

Mark Bussey
Albums:
1. Tellison – Hopes Fading Nightly
2. The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die – Harmlessness
3. The Sidekicks – Runners in The Nerved World
4. Western Settings – Yes It Is.
5. Pentimento – I, No Longer
6. Jeff Rosenstock – We Cool?
7. Teenage Bottlerocket – Tales from Wyoming
8. Beach Slang – The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
9. Spraynard – Marble
10. Red City Radio – Red City Radio

EPs:
1. Great Lakes USA – Stumbling Distance
2. Moving Mountains/Prawn – Split
3. The Computers – Want The News? Heres the Blues
4. You Blew It – Pioneers of Nothing
5. Self Defence Family/Touche Amore – Split

Rob Fearnley
Albums:
1. Faith No More – Sol Invictus
2. Treacherous Orchestra – Grind
3. Black Breath – Slaves Beyond Death
4. Therapy? – Disquiet
5. The Young ‘Uns – Another Man’s Ground
6. Hawkeyes – Everything Is Fine
7. Punch Brothers – The Phosphorescent Blues
8. Twitching Tongues – Disharmony
9. Deafheaven – New Bermuda
10. Lau – The Bell That Never Rang

EPs
1. Track & Field – You Are My Home
2. xRepentancex – The Sickness Of Eden
3. Downers – Noose
4. Will Varley – Live At The Lighthouse
5. Drifts – Blue

Aaron Akeredolu
Albums:
1. Hit The Lights – Summer Bones
2. The Sidekicks – Runners In The Nerved World
3. Mayday Parade – Black Lines
4. Turnstile – Nonstop Feeling
5. Citizen – Everybody Is Going To Heaven
6. Annabel – Having It All
7. Spraynard – Mable
8. Purity Ring – Another Eternity
9. The Story So Far – The Story So Far
10. Alessia Cara – Know-It-All

EPs
1. Modern Baseball – Mobo Presents: The Perfect Cast
2. Ho9909 – Dead Bodies In The Lake (Mixtape)
3. You Me And Everyone We Know – Dogged
4. You Blew It! – Pioneer Of Nothing
5. Empty Houses – Empty Houses

James Lloyd
Albums:
1. You Vandal – Abandon All Hope
2. Turnover – Peripheral Vision
3. The Wonder Years – No Closer To Heaven
4. Beach Slang – The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
5. Sports. (Independent) – Demon Daze
6. The Front Bottoms – Back On Top
7. Pentimento – I, No Longer
8. Take One Car – Everyone You Know Is Here Right Now
9. Superheaven – Ours Is Chrome
10. Sports (Father/Daughter Records) – All Of Something

EPs:
1. Starters – Starters
2. You Blew It! – Pioneer Of Nothing
3. Summer Wars – Better Days
4. Boston Manor – Saudade
5. The World Is A Beautiful Place And I am No Longer Afraid to Die – Death To New Years

Heather Robertson
Albums:
1. Hudson Mohawke – Lantern
2. Chvrches – Every Open Eye
3. Deafheaven – New Bermuda
4. Svalbard – One Day All This Will End
5. Sleater Kinney – No Cities to Love
6. Blacklisters – Adult
7. Claw the Thin Ice – Exercise
8. Vasa – Colours
9. The City on Film – La Vella
10. The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Harmlessness

Connie Taylor
Albums:
1. Papa Roach – Fear
2. Bullet For My Valentine – Venom
3. Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emporer
4. Eagles Of Death Metal – Zipper Down
5. Skindred – Volume
6. Muse – Drones
7. Silverstein – I Am Alive In Everything I Touch
8. Zebrahead – Walk The Plank
9. Chunk! No, Captain Chunk – Get Lost. Find Yourself
10. Senses Fail – Pull The Thorns From Your Heart

Jade Till
Albums:
1. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
2. Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep
3. Bring Me The Horizon – Thats the Spirit
4. The Wonder Years – No Closer To Heaven
5. Zebrahead – Walk The Plank
6. The Front Bottoms – Back On Top
7. Red City Radio – Red City Radio
8. The Story So Far – The Story So Far
9. All Time Low – Future Hearts
10. Anti-Flag – American Spring

Heather Fitsell
Albums:
1. Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit
2. Disturbed – Immortalized
3. Marylin Manson – The Pale Emperor
4. Apocalyptica – Shadowmaker
5. Silverstein – I Am Alive In Everything I Touch
6. We Are Harlot – We Are Harlot
7. Tracer – Water For Thirsty Dogs