#1 My Favorite Albums Of 2015

Hamilton: An American Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Producer – Lin-Manuel Miranda, Questlove, Bill Sherman In reality a musical about founding father and star of the US $10 bill, Alexander Hamilton, should not even rank. But in actual reality it ranks as one of the best musicals I have ever heard and equally the greatest…

#2 My Favorite Albums Of 2015

Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams Producer – Rik Simpson, Stargate Heralded as Coldplay’s final album A Head Full Of Dreams is the perfect epilogue to one of the all time greatest bands. While I don’t feel this is truly the last we will hear from them I do believe this story arc of…

#3 My Favorite Albums Of 2015

Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind Producer – James Ford Mumford & Sons have transformed from a Hipster Folk/Bluegrass group to an Alt Rock mega-force. I never really got into their previous two albums but after seeing them play SNL to promote this album I was mesmerized at their new sound. I joked that they…

#4 My Favorite Albums Of 2015

Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface Producer – Ricky Reed, Mike Elizonodo, Mike Crossey, Tim Anderson, Tyler Joseph I wasn’t expecting to like this album so much. I especially didn’t expect to love it on first listen. I think most of it has to do with how the song “Stressed Out” so closely matched my adolescent…

#5 My Favorite Albums Of 2015

Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsugi Producer – Rich Costey There is something about the way Death Cab for Cutie writes songs about relationships. They just seem so much more real and heartfelt than anything else I have ever heard. If you are looking for a song to sum up your relationships past or present…

#6 My Favorite Albums Of 2015

Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free Producer – Dave Cobb This album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Country, Folk and Rock charts and Number 6 overall. That is a huge accomplishment to have that much instant crossover appeal. One listen and I was hooked. I don’t usually listen to a lot of…

#7 My Favorite Albums Of 2015

James Taylor – Before This World Producer – Dave O’Donnell James Taylor is like a fine wine that gets better with age. It been a long 13 years of waiting for a album of new music but the wait has paid off. Taylor’s songwriting is top notch and his voice is a soulful as ever….

#8 My Favorite Albums Of 2015

Fall Out Boy American Beauty/American Psycho Producer – Jake Sinclair, Fall Out Boy, Butch Walker, J.R. Rotem, Omega, SebastiAn, Young Wolf, Hatchlings Fall Out Boy continue to amaze me with how incredibly good they are. They are without a doubt one of the best hard rock acts around. Could you even imagine a Foo Fighter/Fall…

#9 My Favorite Albums Of 2015

Collective Soul See What You Started By Continuing Producer – Ed Roland Collective Soul are back and better than ever. See What You Started By Continuing brings a return to their guitar driven sound of the 90’s. This album is definitely their best since 1999’s Dosage. Singles like This, AYTA and Exposed are instant classics….