2015 has been a great year for music and for Step On Magazine.  Thanks to our fantastic readers and fabulous writers, we have been introduced to some incredible new bands and have become reacquainted with so many greats from the past.  So like any proper magazine should do, we present you with “best of 2015” lists as chosen by our writers.  We’ll start with the best albums of 2015, in no particular order, according to:


Lindsy Carr

  1. Troye SivanTroye Sivan – Blue Neighborhood
  2. Marina and the Diamonds – Froot
  3. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
  4. Allison Weiss – New Love
  5. The Maine – American Candy

 


Adam Hammond –
  Adam is the head of Isolation in Sussex, once a small record label and now an independent music website and gig promoter www.isolationrecords.co.uk

  1. girlband holdinghandsGirl Band – Holding Hands With Jamie
  2. Chastity Belt – Time To Go Home
  3. Spectres – Dying
  4. Institute – Catharsis
  5. Traams – Modern Dancing
  6. The Telescopes – Hidden Fields
  7. The Pop Group – Citizen Zombie
  8. The Membranes - Dark Matter / Dark EnergyJoanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter
  9. The Membranes – Dark Matter/Dark Energy
  10. Chain Of Flowers – Chain of Flowers
  11. Wire – Wire
  12. Viet Cong – Viet Cong
  13. Sauna Youth – Distractions
  14. Novella – Land
  15. Blur - The Magic WhipKagoule – Urth
  16. Bully – Feels Like
  17. Girls Names – Arms Around A Vision
  18. Menace Beach – Ratworld
  19. The Libertines – Anthems For Doomed Youth
  20. Blur – The Magic Whip

 

Dustin Ragucos – Dustin is a writer of things fictional, poetic, and musical. His main loves include Death Grips and Indie music. Dustin’s blog is host to a weekly blurb about albums old and new.

  1. Chelsea Wolfe - AbyssChelsea Wolfe – Abyss
  2. Grimes – Art Angels
  3. Deafheaven – New Bermuda
  4. FKA twigs – M3LL15X
  5. Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone?
  6. Low – Ones and Sixes
  7. The Mountain Goats – Beat the Champ
  8. U.S. Girls - Half FreeU.S. Girls – Half-Free
  9. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Think
  10. Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle

 

 

phil locke

  1. Astrobrite - DeluxerCrimsonettes – Sickly Sweet EP
  2. Astrobrite – Deluxer
  3. 93millionmilesfromthesun – Fall Into Nothing
  4. Low – Ones And Sixes
  5. The Virgance – Hiko Shrine
  6. Jaguwar – I EP
  7. The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Harmlessness
  8. The Telescopes - Hidden FieldsThe Telescopes – Hidden Fields
  9. Brilliant Swords – Wreckage
  10. Fog Lake – Victoria Park

 

Alex Thompson

  1. Jamie xx - In ColourMac Demarco – Another One
  2. Jamie xx – In Colour
  3. Misogi – Pink2
  4. Sango – Da Rocinha 3
  5. Harrison – Colors