I have done a best of list for my favorite albums released over the past couple years. I do it just to look back on the year and see what music has made an impression on me. I don’t rank the albums, to me that's not important. It takes a lot of time(for me at least) to decide who gets the number one spot & it’s unnecessary because Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska has been number 1 every year since 1982 when it was released so what’s the point. Here's the list in no particular order.
• Blood Incantation - Starspawn
• Drose - Boy Man Machine
• Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
• Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
• The Body - No One Deserves Happiness
• Gatecreeper - Sonoran Depravation
• Sumac - What One Becomes
• Magrudergrind - II
• YG - Still Brazy
• Absolute Power - S/T
• Trap Them - Crown Feral
• Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered.
• Scorched - Echoes of Dismemberment
• Eccentric Soul - Sitting in the Park
• The Ropes - Poser
• David Bowie - Black Star
• Like Rats - II
• Nails - You Will Never Be One of Us
• Oathbreaker - Rhei
• Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow
Here's some various 7", splits & EPs of note.
• Lock - The Cycle
• YG - Red Friday
• Putrisect & Scorched Split - Final State of Existence
• Homewrecker - Extinction by Design
• Gatecreeper, Outer Heaven, Homewrecker & Scorched - 4 Way Split
• Dead Congregation - Sombre Doom
That's it! Plenty of great music released this year. Let me know some of your favorites this year that I definitely need to listen too.