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.

Entertainment Weekly: 40 Best Albums of 2015

09 December 2015

Entertainment Weekly: 40 Best Albums of 2015

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2011]

  1. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  3. Adele25
  4. Jamie xxIn Colour
  5. A$AP RockyAT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
  6. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  7. Chris StapletonTraveller
  8. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  9. WilcoStar Wars
  10. Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz
  11. Janet JacksonUnbreakable
  12. MiguelWildheart
  13. Alabama ShakesSound & Color
  14. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  15. Florence + The MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  16. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  17. Justin BieberPurpose
  18. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  19. Unknown Mortal OrchestraMulti-Love
  20. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  21. Donnie Trumpet & The Social ExperimentSurf
  22. Eric ChurchMr. Misunderstood
  23. Rae SremmurdSremmLife
  24. AlgiersAlgiers
  25. Marina and the DiamondsFroot
  26. ChvrchesEvery Open Eye
  27. METZII
  28. 5 Seconds of SummerSounds Good Feels Good
  29. ColdplayA Head Full of Dreams
  30. Bob MosesDays Gone By
  31. The ArcsYours, Dreamily
  32. Selena GomezRevival
  33. Joanna NewsomDivers
  34. DeerhunterFading Frontier
  35. Hop AlongPainted Shut
  36. Jason IsbellSomething More Than Free
  37. BullyFeels Like
  38. Gary Clark Jr.The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
  39. BjörkVulnicura
  40. Ryan Adams1989