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.
2015 Albums

Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2015

28 November 2015

Uncut Magazine: 75 Best Albums of 2015

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012]

  1. Julia HolterHave You In My Wilderness
  2. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  3. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  4. Ryley WalkerPrimrose Green
  5. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  6. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  7. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  8. Natalie PrassNatalie Prass
  9. Sleaford ModsKey Markets
  10. New OrderMusic Complete
  11. BjörkVulnicura
  12. Unknown Mortal OrchestraMulti-Love
  13. Jim O’RourkeSimple Songs
  14. Robert ForsterSongs To Play
  15. Jason IsbellSomething More Than Free
  16. The Weather StationLoyalty
  17. BlurThe Magic Whip
  18. WilcoStar Wars
  19. Mbongwana StarFrom Kinshasa
  20. Holly HerndonPlatform
  21. Alabama ShakesSound & Color
  22. GwennoY Dydd Olaf
  23. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  24. Richard ThompsonStill
  25. John GrantGrey Tickles, Black Pressure
  26. Joanna NewsomDivers
  27. Jamie xxIn Colour
  28. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni BaBa Power
  29. Kurt VileB’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  30. Kamasi WashingtonThe Epic
  31. Four TetMorning / Evening
  32. Sun Kil MoonUniversal Themes
  33. Matthew E. WhiteFresh Blood
  34. FFSFFS
  35. Young FathersWhite Men Are Black Men Too
  36. DestroyerPoison Season
  37. LowOnes and Sixes
  38. Dave Rawlings MachineNashville Obsolete
  39. Paul WellerSaturns Pattern
  40. Bob DylanShadows In The Night
  41. Jessica PrattOn Your Own Love Again
  42. J.D. McPhersonLet the Good Times Roll
  43. Ezra FurmanPerpetual Motion People
  44. Laura MarlingShort Movie
  45. Panda BearPanda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
  46. Olivia ChaneyThe Longest River
  47. MiguelWildheart
  48. My Morning JacketThe Waterfall
  49. Songhoy BluesMusic In Exile
  50. Yo La TengoStuff Like That There
  51. AlgiersAlgiers
  52. H. HawklineIn the Pink of Condition
  53. Róisín MurphyHairless Toys
  54. Israel NashIsrael Nash’s Silver Season
  55. Neil Young & Promise of the RealThe Monsanto Years
  56. DeerhunterFading Frontier
  57. Lana Del ReyHoneymoon
  58. FuzzFuzz II
  59. Stick in the WheelFrom Here
  60. Chip TaylorThe Little Prayers Trilogy
  61. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  62. Titus AndronicusThe Most Lamentable Tragedy
  63. BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface KillahSour Soul
  64. Public Image Ltd.What the World Needs Now…
  65. Bop EnglishConstant Bop
  66. The ApartmentsNo Song, No Spell, No Madrigal
  67. Micachu & The ShapesGood Sad Happy Bad
  68. Dave Alvin & Phil AlvinLost Time
  69. Modest MouseStrangers to Ourselves
  70. PondMan It Feels Like Space Again
  71. DrinksHermits On Holiday
  72. Killing JokePylon
  73. Phil CookSouthland Mission
  74. Keith RichardsCrosseyed Heart
  75. Nick Cave & Warren EllisLoin Des Hommes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)