Best of 2015

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BEST ALBUMS

  1. Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment – Surf (self-released) (16)
  2. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom + Pop) (15)
  3. Heems – Eat Pray Thug (Greenhead) (14)
  4. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love (Sub Pop) (12)
  5. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly (Aftermath / Interscope) (10)
  6. Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People (Bella Union) (9)
  7. Boz Scaggs – A Fool to Care (429) (7)
  8. James McMurty – Complicated Game (Complicated Game) (6)
  9. Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There (Matador) (6)
  10. The Go! Team – The Scene Between (Memphis Industries) (5)
  11. Grimes – Art Angel (4AD)
  12. The Chills – Silver Bullets (Fire)
  13. Deerhunter – Fading Frontier (4AD)
  14. Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion (School Boy / Interscope)
  15. Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show (RCA
  16. Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife (Interscope)
  17. Jamie xx – In Colour (XL / Young Turks)
  18. Young Thug – Barter 6 (Atlantic / 300 Entertainment)
  19. Lupe Fiasco – Tetsou & Youth (Atlantic)
  20. Major Lazer – Peace is the Mission (Mad Decent)
  21. The Mountain Goats – Beat the Champ (Merge)
  22. Sly & The Family Stone – Live at the Filmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968 (Epic)
  23. Tinariwen – Live in Paris (ANTI-)
  24. Slutever – Almost Famous (self-released)
  25. Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa (World Circuit)
  26. James Brown – Love Power Peace (Sundazed / Polydor, 2014)
  27. Vince Staples – Summertime ‘06 (Def Jam)
  28. Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free (Southwestern)
  29. Low Cut Connie – Hi Honey (Contender)
  30. Charli XCX – SUCKER (Atlantic, 2014)
  31. Dawn Richard – Blackheart (Our Dawn)
  32. Ashley Monroe – The Blade (Warner Bros. Nashville)
  33. Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material (Mercury Nashville)
  34. Freedy Johnston – Neon Repairman (Singing Magnet)
  35. Jeffery Lewis and Los Bolts – Manhattan (Rough Trade)
  36. Terakaft – Alone (Out Here)
  37. Jason Derulo – Everything is 4 (Warner Bros.)
  38. Kate Pierson – Guitars and Microphones (Kobalt / Lazy Meadow)
  39. Omar Souleyman – Bahdeni Nami (Monkeytown)
  40. Sidi Toure – Alafia (Thrill Jockey)
  41. Various Artists – The Rough Guide to Rare Latin Groove (Volume 1) (World Music Network, 2014)
  42. Babyface – Return of the Tender Lover (Def Jam)
  43. Leonard Cohen – I Can’t Forget: Souvenirs From the Grand Tour (Columbia)
  44. Cracker – Berkeley to Bakersfield (429, 2014)
  45. Sunny Sweeney – Provoked (Thirty Tigers, 2014)
  46. Maddie & Tae – Start Here (Dot Records)
  47. Songhoy Blues – Music in Exile (Atlantic)
  48. Public Enemy – Man Plans God Laughs (Spitdigital)
  49. Fifth Harmony – Reflection (Epic)
  50. Wes Montgomery featuring the Eddie Higgins Trio – One Night in Indy (Resonance)
  51. Shamir – Ratchet (XL)
  52. Bassekou Kouyate – Ba Power (Glitterbeat)
  53. Paris – Pistol Politics (Guerilla Funk)
  54. Veruca Salt — Ghost Notes (El Camino)
  55. Giorgio Moroder – Déjà vu (RCA)
  56. Africa Express – Presents… Terry Riley’s In C Mali (Transgressive)
  57. Nellie McKay – My Weekly Reader (429)
  58. Arca – Mutant (Mute)
  59. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard – Django and Jimmie (Legacy)
  60. Alessia Cara – Four Pink Walls EP (Def Jam)
  61. Migos – Young Rich Nation (Atlantic)
  62. Young Father – White Men are Black Men Too (Big Dada)
  63. Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie – December Day (Legacy, 2014)
  64. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty)
  65. Miguel – Wildheart (RCA)
  66. Bob Dylan – Shadows in the Night (Columbia)

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SINGLES

  1. “Lean On” – Major Lazer
  2. “Sunday Candy” – Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment
  3. “Run Away With Me” – Carly Rae Jepsen
  4. “A New Wave” – Sleater-Kinney
  5. “Biscuits” – Kacey Musgraves
  6. “How Much a Dollar Cost” – Kendrick Lamar
  7. “Lousy Connection” – Ezra Furman
  8. “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” – Jamie xx
  9. “Throw Sum Mo” – Rae Sremmurd
  10. “Flag Shopping” – Heems
  11. “Depreston” – Courtney Barnett
  12. “Want to Want Me” – Jason Derulo
  13. “Artangles” – Grimes
  14. “Deliver” – Lupe Fiasco
  15. “You Got to Me” – James McMurty
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