The Top 10 Albums Of 2015, According To ‘The Aquarian Weekly’ Writers

Giorgio Mustica

  1. Marilyn Manson/The Pale Emperor/Loma Vista Recordings
  2. Elder/Lore/Stickman Records
  3. Antimatter/The Judas Table/Prophecy Productions
  4. Paradise Lost/The Plague Within/Century Media Records
  5. Puscifer/Money Shot/Puscifer Entertainment
  6. Nightwish/Endless Forms Most Beautiful/Nuclear Blast
  7. Clutch/Psychic Warfare/Weathermaker Music
  8. Blur/The Magic Whip/Warner Bros., Parlophone
  9. Wolfheart/Shadow World/Spinefarm Records
  10. Children Of Bodom/I Worship Chaos/Nuclear Blast


Maria Ciezak

  1. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats/Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats/Stax Records
  2. Mumford & Sons/Wilder Mind/Island Records
  3. Cold War Kids/Hold My Home/Downtown Records
  4. New Found Glory/Resurrection: Ascension/Hopeless Records
  5. All Time Low/Future Hearts/Hopeless Records
  6. Elle King/Love Stuff/RCA Records
  7. Alabama Shakes/Sound & Colour/ATO Records
  8. Jared Hart/Past Lives & Pass Lines/Say-10 Records
  9. Twenty One Pilots/Blurry Face/Fueled By Ramen
  10. Incubus/Trust Fall (Side A)/Universal Music LLC


Matt Newberg

  1. Kendrick Lamar/To Pimp A Butterfly/Top Dawg
  2. Courtney Barnett/Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit/Mom+Pop
  3. Wavves + Cloud Nothings/No Life For Me/Ghost Ramp
  4. Hop Along/Painted Shut/Saddle Creek
  5. The Mountain Goats/Beat The Champ/Merge
  6. mewithoutYou/Pale Horses/Run For Cover
  7. Wilco/Star Wars/dBpm
  8. Vince Staples/Summertime 06/ARTium
  9. Nicole Hollangnager/Natural Born Losers/Eerie Organization
  10. Father John Misty/I Love You, Honeybear/Sub Pop


Mike Greenblatt

  1. Steve Earle & The Dukes/Terraplane/New West
  2. Shelby Lynne/I Can’t Imagine/Rounder
  3. Royal Southern Brotherhood/Don’t Look Back: The Muscle Shoals Sessions/Ruf
  4. Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell/The Traveling Kind/Nonesuch
  5. The White Buffalo/Love and the Death of Damnation/Unison
  6. Kinky Friedman/The Loneliest Man I Ever Met/A
  7. The Beat Daddys/Hoodoo That We Do/Melrose Hill
  8. David Amram/This Land and Red River Variations/Newport Classics
  9. Mike Zito & The Wheel/Keep Coming Back/Ruf
  10. Weather Report/The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981/Legacy


Rachael Ciccone

  1. Twenty One Pilots/Blurryface/Fueled By Ramen
  2. State Champs/Around The World And Back/Pure Noise
  3. Justin Bieber/Purpose/Def Jam
  4. Bring Me The Horizon/That’s The Spirit/Sony
  5. Sam Hunt/Between The Pines/Re-Issue/MCA Nashville
  6. Halsey/Badlands/Astralwerks/Capitol
  7. Melanie Martinez/Cry Baby/Atlantic
  8. One Direction/Made In The A.M./Sony
  9. Mac Miller/GO:OD AM/Warner Bros./REMember
  10. The Story So Far/The Story So Far/Pure Noise


Robert Gluck

  1. Courtney Barnett/Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit/Mom + Pop Music
  2. Elder/Lore/Stickman Records
  3. Monolord/Vaenir/RidingEasy Records
  4. Ghost/Meliora/Loma Vista Recordings
  5. Clutch/Psychic Warfare/Weathermaker Music
  6. Kurt Vile/B’lieve I’m Goin Down…/Matador Records
  7. The Sword/High Country/Razor & Tie
  8. Faith No More/Sol Invictus/Ipecac,Reclamation
  9. Holy Serpent/Holy Serpent/RidingEasy Records
  10. Dead Weather/Dodge And Burn/Third Man Records


Ryan McGrath

  1. Beach Slang/The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us/Polyvinyl
  2. Turnover/Peripheral Vision/Run For Cover Records
  3. Ceremony/The L-Shaped Man/Matador
  4. Jeff Rosenstock/We Cool?/SideOneDummy Records
  5. Desaparecidos/Payola/Epitaph
  6. Built To Spill/Untethered Moon/Warner Brothers Records
  7. Sorority Noise/Joy Departed/Topshelf Records
  8. Foxing/Dealer/Triple Crown Records
  9. Old Wounds/The Suffering Spirit/Good Fight Entertainment
  10. The Front Bottoms/Back On Top/Fueled By Ramen

Honorable Mentions:

  1. Modest Mouse/Strangers To Ourselves/Epic
  2. Blacklisted/When People Grow, People Go/Deathwish Inc.
  3. Diamond Youth/Nothing Matters/Topshelf Records
  4. Title Fight/Hyperview/ANTI–
  5. Hop Along/Painted Shut/Saddle Creek Records

Top 5 EPs

  1. Semiotics/For How/Independent
  2. You Blew It!/Pioneer Of Nothing/Jade Tree
  3. Track And Field/You Are My Home/Self-Released
  4. Microwave & Head North/Split/SideOneDummy Records
  5. A Will Away/Bliss/Quiet Fire Media


Samantha Curreli

  1. The Wyldz/Interstellar Troubadours/MRI
  2. One-Eyed Doll/Witches/Standby
  3. All Time Low/Future Hearts/Hopeless
  4. Bear’s Den/Islands/Communion
  5. Blackberry Smoke/Holding All The Roses/Rounder
  6. The Maine/American Candy/Sire
  7. Fear Factory/Genexus/Roadrunner
  8. Syka/Stay WildEP/Independent
  9. New Years Day/Malevolence/Another Century
  10. Bleachers/Terrible Thrills—Volume 2/RCA


Tim Louie

  1. Sevendust/Kill The Flaw/7Bros. Records
  2. Saint Caine/Burn With The Gods Of The Sun/Independent
  3. Shinedown/Threat To Survival /Atlantic Records
  4. Three Days Grace/Human/RCA
  5. Slayer/Repentless/Nuclear Blast
  6. Trivium/Silence In The Snow/Roadrunner
  7. Motörhead/Bad Magic/UDR GmbH
  8. Trixter/Human Era/Frontiers Records
  9. Tremonti/Cauterize/FRET12
  10. Papa Roach/F.E.A.R./Face Everything And Rise/Eleven Seven Music