2015 TPM Awards: Favorite Songs


My final two lists are both top 25 lists.  First, I have my favorite individual songs of 2015 list that is populated by those tracks that made me come back for more, or, heaven forbid, I actually played them without playing the rest of the album.  So, here are my favorites.

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25. Subsignal – “A Myth Written on Water”

Delicate beauty

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24. 5R6 – “Potion”

Grungy instrumentals

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23. Wilderun – “The Faintest Echo”

Incredible melody

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22. The Gentle Storm – “Heart of Amsterdam”

Fun, and just a great song

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21. Transience – “Nails”

Gritty and proggier than expected

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20. Gazpacho – “Know Your Time”

Inquisitive

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19. Seven Steps to the Green Door – “Still Searching”

Glorious harmonies

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18. Hillward – “When It All Comes True”

Love the melodies on this one

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17. Abigail’s Ghost – “Thereafter”

Incredible guitars

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16. Arcane – “Promise, Part 1 and 2”

Winding instrumentals, and, well, Jim Grey

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15. Nordic Giants – “Illuminate”

Hauntingly beautiful

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14. Borealis – “My Peace”

Awesome riffage

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13. Leprous – “The Flood”

Brilliant structure and anticipation

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12. Transport Aerian – “Black”

Perfect build up

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11. Susanne Sundfor – “Memorial”

Wonderful interlude and towering voice

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10. Steven Wilson – “Ancestral”

One of the best last few minutes of the year

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9. Kingcrow – “Adrift”

Near a perfect song

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8. Steve Hackett – “Black Thunder”

Diversity and a powerful message

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7. Osta Love – “Green Hills of Home”

Fantastic build up and delivery on the harmonies

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6. Riverside – “Caterpillar and the Barbed Wire”

Duda’s trademark sadness and questions

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5. Earthside – “Mob Mentality”

Over the top awesome

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4. Lifesigns – “Different”

A surprise live favorite

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3. Osta Love – “The Sea”

The most evocative song of the year

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2. Lonely Robot – “Godless Sea”

Profound and so very spacey

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1. Riverside – “Found (The Unexpected Flaw of Searching)”

A song that reached my heart and also contains my favorite solo of the year

 

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