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.

Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2015

02 December 2015

Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2015

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010s]

  1. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  3. GrimesArt Angels
  4. Oneohtrix Point NeverGarden of Delete
  5. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  6. Jamie xxIn Colour
  7. D’Angelo and The VanguardBlack Messiah
  8. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  9. Titus AndronicusThe Most Lamentable Tragedy
  10. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  11. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  12. TORRESSprinter
  13. ProtomartyrThe Agent Intellect
  14. Circuit Des YeuxIn Plain Speech
  15. Dan DeaconGliss Riffer
  16. BjörkVulnicura
  17. WindhandGrief’s Infernal Flower
  18. The DistrictsA Flourish and a Spoil
  19. Natalie PrassNatalie Prass
  20. Lady LambAfter
  21. DeafheavenNew Bermuda
  22. DisasterpeaceIt Follows (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  23. Tobias Jesso Jr.Goon
  24. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  25. New OrderMusic Complete
  26. Donnie Trumpet & The Social ExperimentSurf
  27. BraidsDeep In the Iris
  28. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  29. Holly HerndonPlatform
  30. WilcoStar Wars
  31. Bell WitchFour Phantoms
  32. Unknown Mortal OrchestraMulti-Love
  33. Sun Kil MoonUniversal Themes
  34. ArcaMutant
  35. DeerhunterFading Frontier
  36. Alabama ShakesSound & Color
  37. RatatatMagnifique
  38. Kurt VileB’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  39. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  40. FutureDirty Sprite 2
  41. Florence + The MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  42. BullyFeels Like
  43. PrurientFrozen Niagara Falls
  44. Hop AlongPainted Shut
  45. A$AP RockyAT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
  46. FIDLARToo
  47. Majical CloudzAre You Alone?
  48. Angel HazeBack to the Woods
  49. White ReaperWhite Reaper Does It Again
  50. Joanna NewsomDivers