Substream’s 10 most popular album reviews of 2015

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As 2015 winds down, Substream will be recapping our most popular content from throughout the year. These lists are not meant to be ranking things critically; they exist instead to catch you up on what everyone else was checking out this year. Browse all of our Most Popular Of 2015 lists here.


make-do-and-mend2-520x52010. MAKE DO AND MEND Don’t Be Long (RISE)
WE GAVE IT: 
4.5 stars
WE SAID: “All in all, Don’t Be Long is a masterfully crafted album.”
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Grizzly Knows No Remorse Promo29. GRIZZLY KNOWS NO REMORSE Fat Glasses And The Leather Mustache (SELF-RELEASED)
WE GAVE IT: 
3.5 stars
WE SAID: “Though it would be nice to hear a few more tracks like ‘Waiting To Be,’ the album still delivers and gives fans of the punk and hardcore genre their fix with some great up-tempo melodies and Southern-influenced grooves.”
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tear out the heart8. TEAR OUT THE HEART Dead, Everywhere (VICTORY)
WE GAVE IT: 
5 stars
WE SAID: “Ferocious vocals and breakdowns heavier than the weight Atlas is said to still be carrying on his shoulders, Dead, Everywhere is able to stand alongside the top metalcore acts of our time.”
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Strung Out Transmission Alpha Delta7. STRUNG OUT Transmission.Alpha.Delta (FAT WRECK CHORDS)
WE GAVE IT: 
4.5 stars
WE SAID: “These soundscapes are familiar. But the band are so adept at squeezing every ounce of creativity out of their punk-rock skill set that there is not yet a need for them to explore uncharted, genre-bending territory.”
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Outgrown Promo6. SECOND BEST Outgrown EP (SELF-RELEASED)
WE GAVE IT:
4 stars
WE SAID: “All four tracks on Outgrown are catchy and relatable, and are worth a listen to any followers of the pop-punk genre.”
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mind games5. PALISADES Mind Games (RISE)
WE GAVE IT: 
4.5 stars
WE SAID: Mind Games is a perfect blend of pop, EDM, hip-hop and hardcore. It is a true advancement into more open-mindness and musical awareness.”
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AvionRoe_EP_Cover4. AVION ROE Into The Rest EP (EPITAPH)
WE GAVE IT: 
4 stars
WE SAID: “This EP is so emotional but doesn’t do it in such an obvious way. You have to listen to the lyrics and then the music enhances what you start feeling.”
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twiabp_harmlessness3. THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE Harmlessness (EPITAPH)
WE GAVE IT: 
5 stars
WE SAID: “Both lyrically and musically, the World Is A Beautiful Place has crafted a complex, thrilling and deeply moving album that will be cherished for years and years after so many lesser offerings are long forgotten.”
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The Airborne Toxic Event - 'Dope Machines'2. THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Dope Machines (EPIC)
WE GAVE IT: 
3 stars
WE SAID: “The band should be praised for not producing a hollow imitation of their first two albums. After all, what TATE fan didn’t at one point wish the band could take over writing pop songs?”
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thewonderyears_noclosertoheaven1. THE WONDER YEARS No Closer To Heaven (HOPELESS)
WE GAVE IT: 
4 stars
WE SAID: “Admittedly, the record may be a hard sell for those expecting a by-the-numbers offering from the genre, but for the rest of us, there’s a very good chance you’ll fall in love with how grippingly complex, thought-provoking and tear-jerkingly beautiful No Closer To Heaven is often capable of being.”
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As 2015 winds down, Substream will be recapping our most popular content from throughout the year. These lists are not meant to be ranking things critically; they exist instead to catch you up on what everyone else was checking out this year. Browse all of our Most Popular Of 2015 lists here.