It’s that time of the year again! 2015 has definitely been a good year for music and once again, we want to share with you our highlights of this eventful year 2015. Here’s the third episode episode of our Albums of the Year series.
The Mindsweep – Enter Shikari
Could Enter Shikari ever disappoint? I don’t think so. Still at the top of their game, they bring us catchy sounds and thoughtful lyrics. From Anaesthesist to Torn Apart or The Bank Of England, everything is done to make us dance, sing, scream but also think. It is no coincidence that Enter Shikari have been one of the most influential bands this year, particularly with taking sides constructively in the many political and social debates, over an eventful year. Rou Reynolds, for instance keeps our brains working, for a change and it’s refreshing to have bands like Enter Shikari bringing us something new and useul in addition to the great music.
Furthermore, they aren’t afraid to break a sweat and even released ‘The Mindweep : Hospitalized’, at the end of the year, wich is a remix album of the same record. Friendly reminder that Enter Shikari Sound System is still pretty much alive. Enter Shikari didn’t stop giving A+ performances all over the globe and it’s still a pleasure to lose it watching them perform. In 2015, they even made a cover of Game Of Thrones soundtrack, how cool is that?! 2016, we’re ready for you!
Knuckle Puck – Copacetic
Of course we wouldn’t overlook another pop punk release, because let’s be honest, this year was particularly marked by the genre, with many bands breaking out, releasing new music and relentlessly touring, from Neck Deep to The Wonder Years, Roam, State Champs.
We mentioned Knuckle Puck several times last year and rightly so! They did their big breakout this year with the most amazing release, ‘Copacetic’, and several shows in Europe, playing slam dunk festival in the UK and touring Europe with State Champs later in the year. It’s safe to say that Knuckle Puck are finally getting the recognition they deserve, especially in Europe. We saw them for the first time in the mainland a few months ago and it was easily one of the best shows I had witnessed in a while. Good guys making good, heartfelt music, what more can I ask for?
Silverstein – I Am Alive In Everything I Touch
It’s no secret now that Silverstein will always hold a special place in my heart. These canadians aren’t losing their flame anytime soon. As the post-hardcore genre, as in 2005 old school post-hardcore is coming to an end, but Silverstein somehow manage to keep making the music they love. They grew up a lot, and this year, Shane Told even lost his scene kid strand, but his voice is still the same (and even better!)
‘I Am Alive In Everything I Touch’ is well rounded and modern. It offers everything we could need from Silverstein from the original post-hardcore, to the almost acoustic ballad, or even the angry emo track, we will all be secretly loving until the end of our lives.