About this playlist
Just two months into the new year and several of rock's most anticipated albums of 2015 have already been released. The biggest is Imagine Dragons' Smoke + Mirrors. The follow-up to 2012's multiplatinum Night Visions is yet another hook-laced collection of rousing choruses and dreamy atmospherics; it's considerably more rocking, too. Another A-list biggie is Holding All the Roses from Blackberry Smoke. Blurring the already blurry lines between Nashville country, vintage Southern rock and the jam band scene, the Atlanta act only grows more and more popular with each new full-length, this one surely being no exception. As for the hard and heavy stuff, everybody's favorite masters of progressive metalcore fusion, Periphery, return with their epic two-part concept album, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega. Admittedly, the exact concept remains rather vague and hard to grasp, yet that hasn't stopped the outfit from unleashing another tidal wave of killer jams. In addition to music from all these artists, our playlist features the likes of Bob Dylan, Gov't Mule, Papa Roach, Father John Misty, JD McPherson, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors and more. Check it out!
1. Imagine Dragons, Smoke + Mirrors
2. Blackberry Smoke, Holding All the Roses
3. Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night
4. George Ezra, [Wanted On Voyage]
5. Papa Roach, F.E.A.R.
6. Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear
7. Periphery, [Juggernaut: Alpha]
8. Periphery, Juggernaut: Omega
9. JD McPherson, Let the Good Times Roll
10. Avenged Sevenfold, Hail to the King: Deathbat
11. P.O.D., SoCal Sessions
12. Gov't Mule, Sco-Mule
13. Howlin Rain, Mansion Songs
14. Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Medicine
15. Butch Walker, Afraid of Ghosts
16. Chip Z'Nuff, Strange Time
17. ZZ Top, [Fuego A El Paso]
18. Eric Gales Band, Good for Sumthin'
19. The Unforgiven, The Unforgiven
20. Dead City Ruins, [Dead City Ruins]