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Best Albums of 2015

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2015 was an amazing year for music. As is our annual tradition, here are my favorite 50 albums from this past year. They’re all awesome.

Top 50 – Released in 2015

01. Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION
02. Grimes – Art Angels
03. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
04. Years & Years – Communion
05. Neon Indian – VEGA INTL. Night School
06. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
07. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
08. Young Thug – Barter 6
09. Tame Impala – Currents
10. Lil Wayne – FWA
11. Deafheaven – New Bermuda
12. Death Cab for Cutie – Kintsugi
13. A$AP Rocky – AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
14. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
15. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
16. Dr. Dre – Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre
17. Tanlines – Highlights
18. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
19. Kelela – Hallucinogen
20. Nero – Between II Worlds
21. Purity Ring – Another Eternity
22. Wavves – V
23. Cloud Nothings & Wavves – No Life for Me
24. Beach House – Depression Cherry
25. Zedd – True Colors
26. The Wombats – Glitterbug
27. Deerhunter – Fading Frontier
28. Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money
29. Jeremih – Late Nights
30. Jamie xx – In Colour
31. CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye
32. Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
33. Lower Dens – Escape from Evil
34. Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$
35. Made in Heights – Without My Enemy What Would I Do
36. Lil Dicky – Professional Rapper
37. Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer
38. Braids – Deep in the Iris
39. Nosaj Thing – Fated
40. Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars
41. Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down…
42. Drake & Future – What a Time to Be Alive
43. Logic – The Incredible True Story
44. Floating Points – Elaenia
45. Pusha T – King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude
46. HEALTH – DEATH MAGIC
47. Joanna Newsom – Divers
48. Empress Of – Me
49. The Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird Is Home
50. Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone?

By genre:

Hip-Hop

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
Young Thug – Barter 6
Lil Wayne – FWA
A$AP Rocky – AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
Dr. Dre – Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre

Indie/Rock

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
Deafheaven – New Bermuda
Death Cab for Cutie – Kintsugi
Wavves – V
Beach House – Depression Cherry
Deerhunter – Fading Frontier

Pop

Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION
Grimes – Art Angels
Years & Years – Communion

Electronic

Neon Indian – VEGA INTL. Night School
Tame Impala – Currents
Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
Kelela – Hallucinogen
Nero – Between II Worlds
Purity Ring – Another Eternity

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