I’m going to skip all of the small stuff and jump right into my favorites of the year. Albums, films, and games (everything that I’ve enjoyed in 2015). For in depth lists of gaming please check out the podcast. I had a super fun time talking shit with a couple of my best buds and I hope all of you have just as good a time listening. Well, anyways, I digress. Without any further ado here are my favorites of 2015.
#5 Chelsea Wolfe: Abyss
Gorgeously dark and twisted. Her voice just swirls.
#4 The World Is A Beautiful Place… Harmlessness
Angsty and pretty emo that’s damn gripping.
#3 Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell
Simplicity at its finest.
#2 Intronaut: The Direction Of Last Thing
Progressive metal that doesn’t feel bland. That’s crazy hard to pull off.
#1 We Lost The Sea: Departure Songs
Even without vocals Departure Songs can bring out every human emotion. Breathtaking!
Denis Villeneuve continues to make intense and wonderful films. A director at the top of his game.
#4 It Follows
Definitely wasn’t expecting a teen horror flick about getting STDs to be so effing great.
#3 The Martian
A witty script and great direction make for a wonderful film.
#2 Ex Machina
Yes, it has its flaws and it may be a teensy bit predictable, but damn what a beautiful film with a wonderful take on AI.
#1 Mad Max: Fury Road
One of the best action films of all time… Period.
Insanely gorgeous and dark landscape with horrifyingly insane creatures. Hard as F&%K though.
#4 Pillars Of Eternity
I need to play more of this fantastic dungeon crawler.
Sweet soundtrack and an even sweeter indie rpg akin to 90s favorites.
#2 Ori And The Blind Forest
Just finished this beauty and love it so much. Great landscapes and great flow.
#1 The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3 has it all. Need I say more?