It’s been a year of surprising twists and unexpected turns where new music is concerned and we’ve reviewed and rated hundreds of 2015’s best rock and metal releases.
But now attention turns to the best of the best where this year’s albums are concerned so settle back and take in our top 20 – then hit us back with the ones we missed and the titles we all love.
2015 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR
RUSHONROCK RECORD OF THE YEAR 2015
Warren Haynes – Ashes & Dust Featuring Railroad Earth
We said: “This is a record that’s supposed to offer sanctuary to those songs without a home. Ironically Haynes sounds like he’s finally found his way home…after a career spanning hundreds of live shows, myriad albums and Grammy wins. His future will be fascinating.”
With a career spanning The Allman Brothers, Govt. Mule and The Dead it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that Warren Haynes is capable of a solo album of such consistent quality. Nevertheless Ashes & Dust was all killer and no filler and a clear winner where RUSHONROCK is concerned. Missed this? You missed out.
2. The Vintage Caravan – Arrival
3. Revolution Saints – Revolution Saints
4. Von Hertzen Brothers – New Day Rising
5. The Poodles – Devil’s In The Detail
6. Armored Saint – Win Hands Down
7. Death Angel – The Bay Calls For Blood (Live)
8. Blackberry Smoke – Holding All The Roses
9. Eclipse – Armageddonize
10. Scott Weiland And The Wildabouts – Blaster
11. Operation: Mindcrime – The Key
12. Def Leppard – Def Leppard
13. Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Dyin’ To Live
14. The Quireboys – St Cecilia & The Gypsy Soul
15. FM – Heroes & Villains
16. Ghost – Meliora
17. Trucker Diablo – Rise Above The Noise
18. Korpiklaani – Noita
19. Vintage Trouble – 1 Hopeful Rd.
20. The Answer – Raise A Little Hell