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So 10 Out Of ’15 Ain’t Bad: Jason Hough’s Top 10 Albums Of 2015

28th December 2015 at 1:21 pm

Jason Hough

Some of you may not recognise my name on this website, some of you may, but I won’t be surprised if you don’t. I’ve been away for quite some time. 2015 has been… a challenge to say the least, as technically my first year…
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Pinkish Black ‘Bottom Of The Morning’ CD/LP/DD 2015

28th December 2015 at 1:15 pm

Pinkish Black

When longstanding friend and bassist Tommy Atkins of Ft. Worth, TX trio The Great Tyrant took his life in 2010, surviving members Daron Beck and John Teague adopted the new name Pinkish Black (the unique color of drying blood) as a tribute to his…
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Jeremy Moore Top 10 Albums Of 2015

27th December 2015 at 4:15 pm

Jeremy Moore

It’s been an honor and a privilege writing for The Shaman for the second year running; tons of great writers/contributors with the passion to match – I can always count on this site to steer me in unexpected directions – new bands, new gigs…
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Mark Hunt-Bryden And His Top Ten Albums Of 2015

24th December 2015 at 4:06 pm

Mark Hunt-Bryden

This has been a strange year for me as the majority of it has been occupied by moving and renovating a house and the birth of my little boy so for the first time ever, music has very much taken a back seat and…
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Chron Goblin ‘Backwater’ CD/LP/DD 2015

24th December 2015 at 4:00 pm

Chron Goblin

All right, let’s get one thing out of the way:  Chron Goblin offer nothing new, nothing that hasn’t been done before. However, even though they lack originality, they are simply perfect for anyone who enjoys loud guitars, pounding drums and a good old rock’n’roll…
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Top 10 Albums Of 2015 By Guido Segers

23rd December 2015 at 7:20 pm

Guido Segers

What a year, some amazing editions of great festivals, good releases and overall an intriguing time to live and enjoy music. Though my aural experience this year was largely defined by listening to an intense amount of black metal, I’ve tried to put together…
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Pyramidal / Domo ‘Jams From The Sun’ LP/DD 2015

23rd December 2015 at 7:08 pm

Pyramidal / Domo

How many lush records do you own? Do you need another Air? Another Zero7, fit for sparking romantic interests and long summer nights? Maybe you need something to replace your dusty and scratched copy of Welcome To Sky Valley, its fifth track Space Cadet…
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Ollie Stygall’s Top 10 Albums Of 2015

22nd December 2015 at 7:15 pm

I wasn’t sure what to do when asked to come up with my top ten for this year…I wasn’t even sure if I’d heard ten albums this year if I’m honest as I haven’t really paid much attention to what’s happening in music for…
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Bismuth ‘Unavailing’ LP/CS/DD 2015

22nd December 2015 at 7:09 pm

Bismuth

Dry Cough Records, De Graanrepubliek Records, Box Records, Viral Age Records and Tartarus have all come together to make this release possible, which should give you some indication of how special it is. This is the Nottingham-based duo’s first full length record, with their…
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Angela Davey’s Top 10 Albums Of 2015

21st December 2015 at 7:13 pm

Angela Davey

10. Svalbard ‘One Day All This Will End’ My first experience with this band was seeing them support Celeste at The Underworld, back in August. I was immediately blown away by their passion and the dual vocals were certainly a winner. Aside from liking…
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