It’s the most wonderful time of the year again and you know what that means… yearlists! Personally I am a huge sucker for lists like these and I enjoy making them almost as much as I enjoy listening to the music you will find in the lists below! Like last year I made Top 15 lists, simply because there are just too many amazing demo’s, records and CD’s coming out these days! Ten just wouldn’t cut it… Like every year I exclude compilations, best of records, live albums and reissues, but unlike every other year I will include some honorable mentions below the list they would have been included with! So read, agree or disagree with my Top 15 releases in the categories demo’s / cassettes, singles / EP’s, 10” / mini-album and full-length records!

Top 15 demo / cassettes
01. Dead Hero – Seguimos En Pie
02. The Brass – Rugged Cross
03. Bombers – Demo
04. Rogue Trooper – Demo
05. La Oposición – Demo I
06. Coupe Gorge – Demo
07. NYC Headhunters – Demo
08. Corrective Measure – Demo 2015
09. Night Force – Demo 2015
10. KBD – MMXV
11. Charles Brigade – Amici Di Nessuno
12. Grebol – För Sverige Ur Tiden
13. Cherry Bomb – Where We Started From
14. True Vision – Demo 2015
15. The Worst Doubt – Demo ‘15


Honorable mentions:
Alte Kameraden / Preußens Gloria – Split (awesome looking release on two cassettes in one big case)
B’urst – Promo Mixtape (first release of promising new German cassette-label Broke & Infamous)

Top 15 EP / singles
01. Crown Court – The English Disease
02. Legion 76 – S/T
03. Rixe – Coups Et Blessures
04. Urban Savage – Four Song EP
05. The Warlords – Love It Or Leave It
06. Fatskins – Viva!
07. Alliance – S/T
08. The Detained - Aghet
09. Litovsk / Syndrome 81 – Split EP
10. Duffy’s Cut / The Idle Gossip – Split
11. F.A.V.L. / Sun City Skins - Split
12. B-Squadron – Saturday’s Soldiers
13. Hawkins Thugs – Working Class Lager Lads
14. Kombatants – Gu£dgräver€n
15. Thug Boots – The Justice


Honorable mentions:
Crown Court – Ruck And Roll (two Crown Court EP’s in one list would be overkill)
V/A – La Force Dans La Oi! (it’s French, it’s good)

Top 15 10” / MLP (eight tracks max!)
01. Secta / Dead Hero – Split 12”
02. Lion’s Law – Open Your Eyes
03. DDC / Assault & Battery – Assault & Destroy
04. Berlin Blackouts – Bonehouse Rendezvous
05. 45 Adapters – Patriots Not Fools
06. No Resistance – Nova Methodus
07. Backfire! – Where We Belong
08. Codi De Silenci – És El Moment
09. Sabotage – Faderskap I Gråzonen
10. Lazy Class – Hell Of San Domingo
11. The Lower Orders – S/T
12. Razzapparte – Brucia!
13. American Eagle – S/T
14. Seaside Rebels – When Their World Ended, Our Story Began…
15. Harrington Saints – Fish & Chips


Honorable mentions:
V/A – Oi! Ain’t Dead 4 (the hardest one in the series on a double 10”, must-have)
Ga-En – Kibo O Mune Ni (single sided 12” of hard hitting Japanese Oi!, originally released on CD in 2013)
Digital Octopus – S/T (most fun 12” of the year)

 

Top 15 LP/CD
01. Last Crusade – S/T
02. Shandy – Tough Pucker
03. Violent Reaction – Marching On
04. Bishops Green – A Chance To Change
05. Razorcut – Rise Again
06. H2O – Use Your Voice
07. The Hardknocks – Battle Scarred
08. The Upset – Giving Up Is Not An Option
09. Chain Rank – Up Against The Wall
10. Discharger – Until We Die
11. Arch Rivals – One More Round
12. No Man’s Land – No Way Back Home
13. Agnostic Front – The American Dream Died
14. Hudson Falcons – Peace Of Mind
15. The Suburbs – The Good Times Are Gone


Honorable mentions:
Hub City Stompers (my favorite best of release from this year)
Doomhammer – Reclaiming Valhalla (compilation of recordings made up until 2015, slamming LP)