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.

Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2015

01 December 2015

Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2015

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  2. FutureDS2
  3. Rae SremmurdSremmLife
  4. Adele25
  5. Justin BieberPurpose
  6. Big SeanDark Sky Paradise
  7. A$AP RockyAT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
  8. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  9. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  10. The InternetEgo Death
  11. Lupe FiascoTetsuo & Youth
  12. KehlaniYou Should Be Here
  13. Donnie Trumpet & The Social ExperimentSurf
  14. The GameThe Documentary 2
  15. Jamie xxIn Colour
  16. Jazmine SullivanReality Show
  17. Skrillex & DiploSkrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
  18. Earl SweatshirtI Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album
  19. Hudson MohawkeLantern
  20. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  21. Mac MillerGO:OD AM
  22. ShamirRatchet
  23. The WeekndBeauty Behind the Madness
  24. TinasheAmethyst
  25. Ty Dolla $ignFree TC
  26. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  27. Towkio.Wav Theory
  28. GrimesArt Angels
  29. Alabama ShakesSound & Color
  30. FKA twigsM3LL155X
  31. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  32. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  33. DJ Esco & Future56 Nights
  34. JmeIntegrity
  35. DiddyMMM
  36. Travis ScottRodeo
  37. BjörkVulnicura
  38. KelelaHallucinogen
  39. Fifth HarmonyReflection
  40. Fetty WapFetty Wap
  41. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  42. Beach HouseDepression Cherry
  43. Bryson TillerT R A P S O U L
  44. Neon IndianVEGA INTL. Night School
  45. Speedy OrtizFoil Deer
  46. WaleThe Album About Nothing
  47. Dr. DreCompton
  48. BrodinskiBrava
  49. Meek MillDreams Worth More Than Money
  50. Drake & FutureWhat a Time to Be Alive