The Best Albums of 2015

It was gnarly and a little exhausting, but the year in music was undeniably great. Grimes was a killer. Kendrick was a top-dog. Young Thug a machine. And Miguel was a sex fiend. A little overwhelming if you ask me. Ranking the year’s albums is always grueling, but with a little patience and good thought it can come out quite triumphant.

Here goes.

50. Multi-Love / Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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49. DS2 / Future

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48. E•MO•TION / Carly Rae Jepsen

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47. Slime Season / Young Thug

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46. The Book of Souls / Iron Maiden

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45. Sun Coming Down / Ought

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44. Blood / Lianne La Havas

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43. Half Free / U.S. Girls

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42. Jenny Death / Death Grips

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41.  Foil Deer / Speedy Ortiz

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40. Natalie Prass / Natalie Prass

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39. Poison Season / Destroyer5824833

38. Sound & Color / Alabama Shakes

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37. New Bermuda / Deafhaven

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36. No Cities To Love / Sleater Kinney

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35. Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper / Panda Bear

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34. SremmLife / Rae Sremmurd

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33. Star Wars /  Wilco

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32. Barter 6 / Young Thug

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31. Thank Your Lucky Stars / Beach House

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30. Children of the Night / Tribulation

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29. The Most Lamentable Tragedy / Titus Andronicus

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28. Painted Shut / Hop Along

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27. Pageant Material / Kacey Musgraves

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26. Fading Frontier / Deerhunter

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25. Viet Cong / Viet Cong

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24. Sprinter / Torres

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23. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit / Courtney Barnett

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22. Universal Themes / Sun Kil Moon

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21. Goon / Tobias Jesso Jr.

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20. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late / Drake

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19. Reality Show / Jazmine Sullivan

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18. Undertow / Drenge

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17. Carrie & Lowell / Sufjan Stevens

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16. Apocalypse, Girl / Jenny Hval

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15. Summertime ’06 / Vince Staples

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14. Ivy Tripp / Waxahatchee

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13. At.Long.Last.A$AP / A$AP Rocky

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12. I Love You, Honeybear / Father John Misty

11. Have You In My Wilderness / Julia Holter

10. Currents / Tame Impala

9. Wildheart / Miguel

8. Surf / Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

7. In Colour / Jamie XX

6. Art Angels / Grimes

5. Before the World Was Big / Girlpool

4. Depression Cherry / Beach House

3. Shackles’ Gift / Zun Zun Egui

2. The Epic / Kamasi Washington

1. To Pimp a Butterfly / Kendrick Lamar

 

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