Year-End Lists

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Category: 2015 Albums

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2015

To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2015 (an annual poll published by The Village Voice)

  1. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  3. Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION
  4. Grimes – Art Angels
  5. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
  6. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  7. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
  8. Kamasi Washington – The Epic
  9. Jamie xx – In Colour
  10. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  11. Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
  12. Tame Impala – Currents
  13. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  14. Miguel – Wildheart
  15. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Surf
  16. Joanna Newsom – Divers
  17. Future – DS2
  18. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  19. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
  20. Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material
  21. various artists – Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  22. Hop Along – Painted Shut
  23. Björk – Vulnicura
  24. Chris Stapleton – Traveller
  25. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
  26. Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album
  27. Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  28. Torres – Sprinter
  29. Dawn Richard – Blackheart
  30. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
  31. Shamir – Ratchet
  32. Young Thug – Barter 6
  33. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
  34. Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa
  35. Adele – 25
  36. Ashley Monroe – The Blade
  37. Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
  38. Beach House – Depression Cherry
  39. Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show
  40. Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife
  41. Chvrches – Every Open Eye
  42. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
  43. Wilco – Star Wars
  44. Royal Headache – High
  45. Deerhunter – Fading Frontier
  46. Low – Ones and Sixes
  47. Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect
  48. Beach Slang – The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
  49. Bob Dylan – Shadows In The Night
  50. Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy
  51. James McMurtry – Complicated Game
  52. Rhiannon Giddens – Tomorrow Is My Turn
  53. Blur – The Magic Whip
  54. Deafheaven – New Bermuda
  55. DJ Esco & Future – 56 Nights
  56. Dr. Dre – Compton
  57. Destroyer – Poison Season
  58. [tie] The Internet – Ego Death
  59. Viet Cong – Viet Cong
  60. Colleen Green – I Want to Grow Up
  61. Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon
  62. Bully – Feels Like
  63. Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again
  64. Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  65. A$AP Rocky – AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
  66. Arca – Mutant
  67. Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass
  68. Algiers – Algiers
  69. Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There
  70. Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle
  71. Downtown Boys – Full Communism
  72. Susanne Sundfør – Ten Love Songs
  73. The Sonics – This Is the Sonics
  74. Heems – Eat Pray Thug
  75. [tie] New Order – Music Complete
  76. Floating Points – Elaenia
  77. Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer
  78. Holly Herndon – Platform
  79. FFS – FFS
  80. Joan Shelley – Over and Even
  81. Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
  82. HEALTH – Death Magic
  83. Eric Church – Mr. Misunderstood
  84. [tie] Laurie Anderson – Heart of a Dog
  85. My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall
  86. Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966
  87. Jeremih – Late Nights: The Album
  88. John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
  89. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Style
  90. Jeffrey Lewis – Manhattan
  91. Ryan Adams – 1989
  92. Janet Jackson – Unbreakable
  93. [tie] The Mountain Goats – Beat the Champ
  94. JD McPherson – Let the Good Times Roll
  95. Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone
  96. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
  97. Beauty Pill – Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are
  98. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
  99. Screaming Females – Rose Mountain
  100. Tenement – Predatory Headlights

Diffuser: 50 Best Albums of 2015

Diffuser: 50 Best Albums of 2015

  1. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  2. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  3. Grimes – Art Angels
  4. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  5. Tame Impala – Currents
  6. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
  7. Destroyer – Poison Season
  8. Ryan Adams – 1989
  9. Beach House – Depression Cherry
  10. Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
  11. Blur – The Magic Whip
  12. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  13. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
  14. Björk – Vulnicura
  15. Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy
  16. Joanna Newsom – Divers
  17. Deafheaven – New Bermuda
  18. Jamie xx – In Colour
  19. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
  20. Wilco – Star Wars
  21. Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass
  22. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Surf
  23. My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall
  24. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  25. Deerhunter – Fading Frontier
  26. Punch Brothers – The Phosphorescent Blues
  27. Lower Dens – Escape From Evil
  28. Faith No More – Sol Invictus
  29. Mount Eerie – Sauna
  30. Torres – Sprinter
  31. Mew – + –
  32. Baroness – Purple
  33. FIDLAR – Too
  34. The Mountain Goats – Beat the Champ
  35. Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  36. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Style
  37. Laura Marling – Short Movie
  38. Wavves – V
  39. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
  40. Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon
  41. Ratatat – Magnifique
  42. Muse – Drones
  43. Chvrches – Every Open Eye
  44. Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer
  45. Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  46. Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars
  47. The Decemberists – What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
  48. METZ – II
  49. Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind
  50. The Arcs – Yours, Dreamily

Dennis Cooper: 31 Favorite Albums of 2015

Hide before Dinner - F Ingers

Dennis Cooper: 31 Favorite Albums of 2015 (“in no order”)

  • F Ingers – Hide before Dinner
  • Sunn O))) – Kannon
  • Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
  • Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
  • Helena Hauff – Discreet Desires
  • Dalglish – Oidhche
  • RSS Boys – Hddn
  • Death Grips – The Powers That B
  • Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh
  • Locrian – Infinite Dissolution
  • Years of Abuse – The Social Order
  • Alex G – Beach Music
  • Deerhunter – Fading Frontier
  • Wire – Wire
  • John Wiese – Deviate From Balance
  • Sauna Youth – Distractions
  • Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
  • Deafheaven – New Bermuda
  • Ricked Wicky – King Heavy Metal
  • The Inward Circles – Belated Movements for an Unsanctioned Exhumation August 1st 1984
  • Thomas Brinkmann – What You Hear (Is What You Hear)
  • Secret Circuit – Cosmic Vibrations
  • Holly Herndon – Platform
  • William Basinski – Cascade
  • Container – LP
  • Thee Oh Sees – Mutilator Defeated At Last
  • Loke Rahbek & Puce Mary – The Female Form
  • Dr. Yen Lo – Days With Dr. Yen Lo
  • Robert Pollard – Faulty Superheroes
  • Katie Dey – asdfasdf
  • Shit & Shine – 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral

Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2015

Magnet Magazine: Top 25 Albums of 2015

  1. Wilco – Star Wars
  2. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  3. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  4. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  5. Royal Headache – High
  6. Joanna Newsom – Divers
  7. The Libertines – Anthems For Doomed Youth
  8. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  9. Deafheaven – New Bermuda
  10. Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION
  11. Low – Ones and Sixes
  12. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
  13. Ricked Wicky – Swimmer to a Liquid Armchair
  14. Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
  15. Blur – The Magic Whip
  16. Richard Hawley – Hollow Meadows
  17. Screaming Females – Rose Mountain
  18. Destroyer – Poison Season
  19. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress
  20. Meg Baird – Don’t Weigh Down the Light
  21. Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  22. Björk – Vulnicura
  23. Belle and Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
  24. Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
  25. Chastity Belt – Time to Go Home

Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2015

Arca - Mutant

Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2015

  1. Arca – Mutant
  2. Young Thug – Barter 6
  3. James Ferraro – Skid Row
  4. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  5. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
  6. Elysia Crampton – American Drift
  7. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  8. Future – DS2
  9. Björk – Vulnicura
  10. Sophie – Product
  11. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
  12. Beat Detectives – Boogie Chillen/The Hills of Cypress
  13. Sicko Mobb – Super Saiyan Vol. 2
  14. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  15. Joanna Newsom – Divers
  16. Container – LP [2015]
  17. Ahnnu – Perception
  18. Lil Ugly Mane – Third Side of Tape
  19. Smurphy – A Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended in the Darkness
  20. Dawn Richard – Blackheart
  21. D/P/I – Ad Hocc
  22. Helen – The Original Faces
  23. Jenny Hval – Apocalypse, Girl
  24. Cloud Rat – Qliphoth
  25. Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
  26. various artists – Fourth World Magazine Vol. 2 – Pinhead In Fantasia
  27. M.E.S.H. – Piteous Gate
  28. Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
  29. Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION
  30. U.S. Girls – Half Free
  31. Grimes – Art Angels
  32. Giant Claw – Deep Thoughts
  33. Rabit & Chino Amobi – The Great Game: Freedom From Mental Poisoning
  34. Eartheater – RIP Chrysalis
  35. Holly Herndon – Platform
  36. Lolina – RELAXIN’ with Lolina
  37. Autre Ne Veut – Age Of Transparency
  38. Amnesia Scanner – AS Angels Rig Hook
  39. ZS – Xe
  40. Chicklette – Unfaithful
  41. DJ Nigga Fox – Noite e Dia
  42. Ben Zimmerman – The Baltika Years
  43. Food Court – Food Court
  44. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
  45. Jlin – Dark Energy
  46. Dr. Yen Lo – Days With Dr. Yen Lo
  47. Seth Graham – No.00 in Clean Life
  48. Liturgy – The Ark Work
  49. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – A Year With 13 Moons
  50. Lotic – Agitations

Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2015

The Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2015

  1. Jlin – Dark Energy
  2. Stara Rzeka – Zamknęły się oczy ziemi
  3. Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa
  4. Carter Tutti Void – F (X)
  5. Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
  6. East India Youth – Culture of Volume
  7. Eek! – Kahraba
  8. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
  9. New Order – Music Complete
  10. Holly Herndon – Platform
  11. Circuit Des Yeux – In Plain Speech
  12. Elysia Crampton – American Drift
  13. The Inward Circles – Belated Movements for an Unsanctioned Exhumation August 1st 1984
  14. Helm – Olympic Mess
  15. Jam City – Dream a Garden
  16. Jenny Hval – Apocalypse, Girl
  17. Teeth of the Sea – Highly Deadly Black Tarantula
  18. King Midas Sound & Fennesz – Edition 1
  19. Sunn O))) – Kannon
  20. Laura Cannell – Beneath Swooping Talons
  21. Hawthonn – Hawthonn
  22. Gnod – Infinity Machines
  23. WIDT – POINT#03
  24. Jerusalem in My Heart – If He Dies, If If If If If If
  25. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  26. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power
  27. Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  28. Hey Colossus – Radio Static High
  29. RP Boo – Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints
  30. My Disco – Severe
  31. Enya – Dark Sky Island
  32. One More Grain – Grain Fever
  33. Chrononautz – Noments
  34. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
  35. DJ Richard – Grind
  36. Karin Park – Apocalypse Pop
  37. Księżyc – Rabbit Eclipse
  38. Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
  39. Membranes – Dark Matter / Dark Energy
  40. Mika Vainio & franck vigroux – Peau froide, léger soleil
  41. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma – FRKWYS, Vol. 12 – We Know Each Other Somehow
  42. The Eccentronic Research Council – Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine…I’m Your Biggest Fan
  43. Arca – Mutant
  44. Kerridge – Always Offended Never Ashamed
  45. LoneLady – Hinterland
  46. Owiny Sigoma Band – Nyanza
  47. M.E.S.H. – Piteous Gate
  48. Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Jaakko Eino Kalevi
  49. Russell Haswell – As Sure As Night Follows Day
  50. Björk – Vulnicura
  51. Rabit – Communion
  52. The Soft Moon – Deeper
  53. Future – DS2
  54. Eric Chenaux – Skullsplitter
  55. Gnaw Their Tongues – Abyss of Longing Throats
  56. Imaginary Forces – Low Key Movements
  57. Colleen – Captain of None
  58. Wire – Wire
  59. Levon Vincent – Levon Vincent
  60. FIS – The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now
  61. Meatraffle – Hi Fi Classics
  62. Anthony Child – Electronic Recordings from Maui Jungle, Vol. 1
  63. Algiers – Algiers
  64. Shapednoise – Different Selves
  65. Oren Ambarchi & Jim O’Rourke – Behold
  66. Leif – Taraxacum
  67. Melechesh – Enki
  68. Pearson Sound – Pearson Sound
  69. Torres – Sprinter
  70. Consumer Electronics – Dollhouse Songs
  71. Jme – Integrity
  72. Rupert Clervaux & Beatrice Dillon – Studies I-XVII for Samplers and Percussion
  73. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
  74. Ian William Craig – Cradle for the Wanting
  75. Container – LP
  76. Bad Guys – Bad Guynaecology
  77. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  78. Broken English Club – Suburban Hunting
  79. Joey Anderson – Invisible Switch
  80. Shit & Shine – 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral
  81. Dawn Richard – Blackheart
  82. Cornered Yet Climbing Featuring Kelly Jayne Jones – Fevered Realities
  83. Master Musicians of Bukkake – Further West Quad Cult
  84. The Charlatans – Modern Nature
  85. Terakaft – Alone (Ténéré)
  86. Milo – So the Flies Don’t Come
  87. Paper Dollhouse – Aeonflower
  88. Claude Speeed – Sun Czar Temple
  89. Real Lies – Real Life
  90. Jute Gyte – Ship of Theseus
  91. John Foxx – London Overgrown
  92. Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire
  93. The Necks – Vertigo
  94. Roots Manuva – Bleeds
  95. Rizan Said – King of Keyboard
  96. Guapo – Obscure Knowledge
  97. Checkpoint 303 – The Iqrit files
  98. Eugene The Oceanographer – The Tigers Of Mount Paektu
  99. RSS Boys – Hddn
  100. Pissgrave – Suicide Euphoria

Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2015

Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2015

  1. Grimes – Art Angels
  2. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  3. Jamie xx – In Colour
  4. Autre Ne Veut – Age Of Transparency
  5. Tame Impala – Currents
  6. A$AP Rocky – AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
  7. Future – DS2
  8. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  9. Cousin Stizz – Suffolk County
  10. Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon
  11. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
  12. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
  13. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Surf
  14. The Internet – Ego Death
  15. Young Thug – Barter 6
  16. Adele – 25
  17. The Neighbourhood – Wiped Out!
  18. Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon
  19. Pusha T – King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude
  20. Lianne La Havas – Blood
  21. Drake & Future – What a Time to Be Alive
  22. Empress Of – Me
  23. Travis Scott – Rodeo
  24. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
  25. Mac Miller – GO:OD AM
  26. Miguel – Wildheart
  27. Brodinski – Brava
  28. Jme – Integrity
  29. Jeremih – Late Nights: The Album
  30. Action Bronson – Mr. Wonderful
  31. Tove Styrke – Kiddo
  32. Section Boyz – Don’t Panic
  33. Chvrches – Every Open Eye
  34. Blank Body – Explicit Deluxe
  35. Georgia – Georgia
  36. GoldLink – And After That, We Didn’t Talk
  37. Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album
  38. Hudson Mohawke – Lantern
  39. Ty Dolla $ign – Free TC
  40. DP – Designer Casket
  41. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  42. Tyler, The Creator – Cherry Bomb
  43. HEALTH – Death Magic
  44. RP Boo – Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints
  45. Freddie Gibbs – Shadow of a Doubt
  46. London O’Connor – O∆
  47. Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife
  48. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  49. Jazz Cartier – Marauding in Paradise
  50. Lupe Fiasco – Tetsuo & Youth

Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2015

Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2015

  1. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  2. Tame Impala – Currents
  3. Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
  4. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
  5. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  6. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  7. Deerhunter – Fading Frontier
  8. Beach House – Depression Cherry
  9. Chvrches – Every Open Eye
  10. EL VY – Return to the Moon
  11. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  12. Grimes – Art Angels
  13. Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass
  14. Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars
  15. Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  16. Joanna Newsom – Divers
  17. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
  18. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
  19. Mew – + –
  20. Neon Indian – VEGA INTL. Night School
  21. Foals – What Went Down
  22. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
  23. Jamie xx – In Colour
  24. Low – Ones and Sixes
  25. John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
  26. Gwenno – Y Dydd Olaf
  27. Wilco – Star Wars
  28. Tamaryn – Cranekiss
  29. Ducktails – St. Catherine
  30. FFS – FFS
  31. Everything Everything – Get To Heaven
  32. Sexwitch – Sexwitch
  33. New Order – Music Complete
  34. Björk – Vulnicura
  35. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Style
  36. Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  37. Amason – Sky City
  38. LA Priest – Inji
  39. Laura Marling – Short Movie
  40. My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall
  41. Dan Deacon – Gliss Riffer
  42. East India Youth – Culture of Volume
  43. Django Django – Born Under Saturn
  44. Mac Demarco – Another One
  45. Younghusband – Dissolver
  46. Martin Courtney – Many Moons
  47. Belle and Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
  48. SOAK – Before We Forgot How To Dream
  49. The Dears – Times Infinity, Vol. One
  50. Torres – Sprinter
  51. San Fermin – Jackrabbit
  52. Beirut – No No No
  53. Blur – The Magic Whip
  54. Shamir – Ratchet
  55. Lower Dens – Escape From Evil
  56. Viet Cong – Viet Cong
  57. Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?
  58. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
  59. Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Jaakko Eino Kalevi
  60. Nicolas Godin – Contrepoint
  61. Mercury Rev – The Light in You
  62. Dutch Uncles – O Shudder
  63. Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
  64. Telekinesis – Ad Infinitum
  65. Destroyer – Poison Season
  66. Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia
  67. Girls Names – Arms Around a Vision
  68. Petite Noir – La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful
  69. Will Butler – Policy
  70. Patrick Watson – Love Songs for Robots
  71. Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone?
  72. Deafheaven – New Bermuda
  73. Cheatahs – Mythologies
  74. Empress Of – Me
  75. Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect
  76. Kamasi Washington – The Epic
  77. Matthew E. White – Fresh Blood
  78. U.S. Girls – Half Free
  79. Here We Go Magic – Be Small
  80. Algiers – Algiers
  81. Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
  82. Youth Lagoon – Savage Hills Ballroom
  83. Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon
  84. Small Black – Best Blues
  85. Boxed In – Boxed In
  86. Braids – Deep In the Iris
  87. Purity Ring – Another Eternity
  88. Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer
  89. Talk In Tongues – Alone With a Friend
  90. Richard Hawley – Hollow Meadows
  91. Baio – The Names
  92. The Black Ryder – The Door Behind the Door
  93. Briana Marela – All Around Us
  94. Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
  95. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
  96. J Fernandez – Many Levels of Laughter
  97. Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh
  98. Outfit – Slowness
  99. Salad Boys – Metalmania
  100. Ryley Walker – Primrose Green

Time Out London: 50 Best Albums of 2015

Time Out London: 50 Best Albums of 2015

  1. The Internet – Ego Death
  2. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  3. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  4. Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  5. Julio Bashmore – Knockin’ Boots
  6. Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
  7. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  8. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  9. Grimes – Art Angels
  10. Shamir – Ratchet
  11. All We Are – All We Are
  12. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  13. Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People
  14. Laura Marling – Short Movie
  15. Nadine Shah – Fast Food
  16. Jamie xx – In Colour
  17. Floating Points – Elaenia
  18. Blur – The Magic Whip
  19. Kamasi Washington – The Epic
  20. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
  21. Ibeyi – Ibeyi
  22. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
  23. Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
  24. LoneLady – Hinterland
  25. Miley Cyrus – Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz
  26. Drake & Future – What a Time to Be Alive
  27. John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
  28. Jaga Jazzist – Starfire
  29. Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Jaakko Eino Kalevi
  30. Hunee – Hunch Music
  31. C Duncan – Architect
  32. Killing Joke – Pylon
  33. Matthew E. White – Fresh Blood
  34. Marriages – Salome
  35. Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa
  36. various artists – PC Music, Vol. 1
  37. Charli XCX – Sucker
  38. Little Simz – A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons
  39. Battles – La Di Da Di
  40. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
  41. Belle and Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
  42. Björk – Vulnicura
  43. Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys
  44. Sexwitch – Sexwitch
  45. Shopping – Why Choose
  46. FIDLAR – Too
  47. Landshapes – Heyoon
  48. New Order – Music Complete
  49. Royce Wood Junior – Ashen Tang
  50. Slaves – Are You Satisfied?

FasterLouder: 50 Best Albums of 2015

FasterLouder: 50 Best Albums of 2015

  1. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  3. Tame Impala – Currents
  4. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
  5. Jamie xx – In Colour
  6. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  7. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  8. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  9. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
  10. Grimes – Art Angels
  11. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
  12. Blur – The Magic Whip
  13. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
  14. Royal Headache – High
  15. Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon
  16. Dick Diver – Melbourne, Florida
  17. Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass
  18. Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon
  19. Laura Marling – Short Movie
  20. The Internet – Ego Death
  21. Björk – Vulnicura
  22. Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too
  23. Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone?
  24. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Surf
  25. Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy
  26. Joanna Newsom – Divers
  27. Viet Cong – Viet Cong
  28. Miguel – Wildheart
  29. Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  30. Drenge – Undertow
  31. Faith No More – Sol Invictus
  32. Bilal – In Another Life
  33. Twerps – Range Anxiety
  34. Deerhunter – Fading Frontier
  35. Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album
  36. Gold Class – It’s You
  37. Foals – What Went Down
  38. Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again
  39. Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?
  40. Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
  41. Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
  42. Beach House – Depression Cherry
  43. Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
  44. Methyl Ethel – Oh Inhuman Spectacle
  45. BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul
  46. Bully – Feels Like
  47. Dr. Dre – Compton
  48. Chvrches – Every Open Eye
  49. Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams
  50. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late