Sasha Frere-Jones: 89 Favorite Albums of 2015

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Garden of Delete - Oneohtrix Point Never

Sasha Frere-Jones: 89 Favorite Albums of 2015 (listed chronologically within three tiers)

holy cats / is best

  • Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife
  • ZS – Xe
  • Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  • NHK – Program
  • Nicolas Jaar – Pomegranates
  • Oren Ambarchi – Live Knots
  • Trupa Trupa – Headache
  • Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  • Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album
  • Jlin – Dark Energy
  • Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
  • William Basinski – Cascade
  • METZ – II
  • Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus – The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
  • Raphael Rogiński – Plays John Coltrane And Langston Hughes African Mystic Music
  • Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
  • M.E.S.H. – Piteous Gate
  • Mac Demarco – Another One
  • Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION
  • Abul Mogard – Circular Forms
  • Den Sorte Skole – Indians & Cowboys
  • The Necks – Vertigo
  • Autechre – AE_LIVE
  • Kode9 – Nothing
  • Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete [pictured]
  • Wiki – Lil Me
  • Jim O’Rourke – Steamroom 20

oh man / is excellent

  • Jamie xx – In Colour
  • Chinx – CR5
  • Aphex Twin – Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2
  • OG Maco – 15
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul
  • Oren Ambarchi & Jim O’Rourke – Behold
  • Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter
  • Heems – Eat Pray Thug
  • 12z – The Free Fall Inspirations
  • Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire
  • Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  • The-Dream – Crown
  • Also – Also
  • Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow – Ex Machina (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer
  • Wire – Wire
  • Triac – Days
  • Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  • Kamasi Washington – The Epic
  • Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh
  • Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?
  • Holly Herndon – Platform
  • Thundercat – The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam
  • Miguel – Wildheart
  • Quelle Chris – Innocent Country
  • Flying Saucer Attack – Instrumentals 2015
  • Brood Ma – DAZE
  • FKA twigs – M3LL155X
  • L.A. Takedown – L.A. Takedown
  • Beach House – Depression Cherry
  • Destroyer – Poison Season
  • Battles – La Di Da Di
  • Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon
  • King Midas Sound & Fennesz – Edition 1
  • Asmus Tietchens – Ornamente (zwischen Null und Eins)
  • Swindle – Peace, Love & Music
  • Autre Ne Veut – Age Of Transparency
  • Mirt – Vanishing Land
  • Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Style
  • Young Thug – Slime Season 2
  • Grimes – Art Angels
  • DJ Paypal – Sold Out
  • Norman Westberg – Thirteen
  • Mette Henriette – Mette Henriette
  • Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express – Junun
  • Jaala – Hard Hold
  • Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone
  • Deantoni Parks – Technoself
  • Miss Red – Murder
  • Jeremih – Late Nights: The Album
  • Pusha T – King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude

wow / so good

  • D.R.A.M. – #1Epic EP
  • Tinashe – Amethyst
  • Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma – FRKWYS, Vol. 12 – We Know Each Other Somehow
  • Ekoplekz – Reflekzionz
  • Helm – Olympic Mess
  • Migos – Yung Rich Nation
  • Low – Ones and Sixes
  • Pole – Wald
  • Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
  • Cuz Lightyear – Cuz
  • Arca – Mutant