Over the short space of 12 months, so many fantastic albums were released that were sadly left off of our end of the year list (the first part of which can be found here), but we couldn’t let them go without being mentioned! So, in no particular order, here are the best albums of the year as selected by our writing team. Here’s to a great 2015!

Dan Hess
Modern Baseball – You’re Gonna Miss It All
Screaming Maldini – Everything Unsaid
Nick Mulvey – First Mind
Taylor Swift – 1989
Johnny Foreigner – You Can Do Better
Special Mention: Mint Royale – Ring (feat. Willem Dafoe)

George Gadd
The Hotelier – Home, Like Noplace is There
Tiny Moving Parts – Pleasant Living
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties – We Don’t Have Each Other
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Special mention: Antarctigo Vespucci – Soulmate Stuff EP

Rhodri Owen
Pianos Become The Teeth – Keep You
Behemoth – The Satanist
Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were
Architects – Lost Forever//Lost Together
Tiny Moving Parts – Pleasant Living
Special Mention: Zoax – XIII

Kelly Hamilton
Issues – Issues
Emarosa – Versus
Pvris – White Noise
State Champs – The Acoustic Things EP
One Direction – Four

Madison Convey
Taylor Swift – 1989
PVRIS – White Noise
Nick Santino – Big Skies
The Pretty Reckless – Going To Hell
Taking Back Sunday – Happiness Is…

Ashley Robak
Johnny Foreigner – You Can Do Better
Foxes – Glorious
Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else
Fugazi – First Demo
The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt

Freya Sizeland
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Wild Beasts – Present Tense
We Were Evergreen – Towards

Ellis Page
Against Me – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Gerard Way – Hesitant Alien
Billy The Kid – Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
The Used – Imaginary Enemy
Cheap Girls – Famous Graves

Edward Strickson
Against Me – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Slipknot – .5: The Gray Chapter
Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
Lindsey Stirling – Shatter Me

Cath Badcock
Sorority Noise – Forgettable
Code Orange – I Am king
Taylor Swift – 1989
Tiny Moving Parts – Pleasant Living
Modern Baseball – You’re Gonna Miss It All

Stephanie Hall
Twin Atlantic – Great Divide
New Found Glory – Resurrection
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

Amelia Ryan
Mimicking Birds – Eons
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters – Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar
Mogwai – Rave Tapes
Tycho – Awake

Seth Vincent
Paulo Nutini – Caustic Love
Nick Mulvey – First Mind
Augustines – Augustines

Algiers – You’re The Captain
The War on Drugs – Lost In The Dream