It's that fabled time of year – SPB's favorite albums of the last twelve months. In this list, assembled by combining all of out staff writers' individual lists (no editorialising!), we show you the best music of 2015 including old favorites, new artists and a couple of other twists. Read on to find out what albums you shouldn't have missed from the year just gone. Overall list 1 Prurient Frozen Niagara Falls Profound Lore There is not much one can say about Prurient, the project of Dominick Fernow. Throughout the years Prurient have produced an extensive discography that sees them creating a cartography of the dark ambient and noise genres with their own experimental mindset. The project has been going on for about twenty years now, but it seems that the focus that Fernow put on the latest, double record of Prurient was far more concentrated. Frozen Niagara Falls is one dark, dark album. Once you take the vocals under consideration and the way they fit together with the noise and ambient parts, there is simply no escape. They can appear clean and in a distance, extreme and in your face or distorted and combined with the noise. They always work within the music and add further dimensions with their disturbing presence and destructive lyrics. All that soon become too much to handle, and especially when you consider that this is a ninety-minute double album, it is quite difficult to stomach it in one go. Still that does not diminish … Read more
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