My Favorite New Music of 2015, by Carlos Ramirez

Between having a second child and a work promotion, I haven't had as much time as I've wanted to dedicate to No Echo this past year. That said, I've kept up on my music discovery habits thanks to my music magazine subscriptions and daily blog consumption. Below are some of my favorite albums and artist discoveries of 2015. As you'll see, I've broken things down by genre to space things out a bit.

My Favorite New Artists of 2015:

Never Young (RIYL: No Knife, Fugazi, Shiner)

DMA's (RIYL: Oasis, Shed Seven, Cast)

Wildhoney (RIYL: Eternal Summers, No Joy, Lush)

Bandit (RIYL: Sunny Day Real Estate, Basement, Paramore)

Communions (RIYL: Stone Roses, Ride, Chapterhouse)

My Favorite Metal Albums of 2015:

Vastum, Hole Below (20 Buck Spin)

Elder, Lore (Armageddon Shop)

Horrendous, Anareta (Dark Descent Records)

Tribulation, The Children of the Night (Century Media)

Black Breath, Slaves Beyond Death (Southern Lord Records)

My Favorite Indie Album of 2015:

Julia Holter, Have You in My Wilderness (Domino Recordings)

My Favorite Country Album of 2015:

Daniel Romano, If I've Only One Time Askin' (New West Records)

My Favorite Rap Album of 2015:

Conway the Machine, Reject 2 (Griselda Records)

My Favorite Pop Album of 2015:

Skylar Spence, Prom King (Carpark Records)