Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2015

27 November 2015

Q Magazine: Top 50 Albums Of 2015

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  2. Julia HolterHave You In My Wilderness
  3. Jamie xxIn Colour
  4. BlurThe Magic Whip
  5. New OrderMusic Complete
  6. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  7. Kurt VileB’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  8. Laura MarlingShort Movie
  9. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  10. Florence + The MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  11. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  12. FoalsWhat Went Down
  13. Joanna NewsomDivers
  14. Sleaford ModsKey Markets
  15. Django DjangoBorn Under Saturn
  16. MiguelWildheart
  17. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsChasing Yesterday
  18. Four TetMorning / Evening
  19. Dr. DreCompton
  20. Everything EverythingGet To Heaven
  21. The FallSub-Lingual Tablet
  22. Gaz CoombesMatador
  23. LoneLadyHinterland
  24. Sun Kil MoonUniversal Themes
  25. Paul WellerSaturns Pattern
  26. The Chemical BrothersBorn in the Echoes
  27. The MaccabeesMarks to Prove It
  28. ChvrchesEvery Open Eye
  29. John GrantGrey Tickles, Black Pressure
  30. Ezra FurmanPerpetual Motion People
  31. WireWire
  32. MuseDrones
  33. Natalie PrassNatalie Prass
  34. FFSFFS
  35. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  36. Jessica PrattOn Your Own Love Again
  37. Bill Ryder-JonesWest Kirby County Primary
  38. Leon BridgesComing Home
  39. Róisín MurphyHairless Toys
  40. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  41. WilcoStar Wars
  42. SlavesAre You Satisfied?
  43. Years & YearsCommunion
  44. Wolf AliceMy Love Is Cool
  45. The ProdigyThe Day Is My Enemy
  46. Palma VioletsDanger in the Club
  47. GwennoY Dydd Olaf
  48. Mbongwana StarFrom Kinshasa
  49. Hooton Tennis ClubHighest Point in Cliff Town
  50. Mac DeMarcoAnother One