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.

Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2015

20 December 2015

Fact Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2015

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

  1. Dawn RichardBlackheart
  2. Oneohtrix Point NeverGarden of Delete
  3. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  4. ArcaMutant
  5. GrimesArt Angels
  6. DJ Esco & Future56 Nights
  7. FutureDS2
  8. JlinDark Energy
  9. KelelaHallucinogen
  10. DJ RichardGrind
  11. EartheaterRIP Chrysalis
  12. RustieEVENIFUDONTBELIEVE
  13. M.E.S.H.Piteous Gate
  14. AcreBetter Strangers
  15. Jefre Cantu-LedesmaA Year With 13 Moons
  16. death’s dynamic shroudI’ll Try Living Like This
  17. KuedoAssertion of a Surrounding Presence
  18. AbraRose
  19. HelmOlympic Mess
  20. Jam CityDream a Garden
  21. BoogieThe Reach
  22. Levon VincentLevon Vincent
  23. Holly HerndonPlatform
  24. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  25. Julio BashmoreKnockin’ Boots
  26. J.G. BiberkopfEcologies
  27. FatherWho’s Gonna Get Fucked First?
  28. MurloOdyssey
  29. various artists — Gqom Oh! The Sound of Durban Vol.1
  30. FISThe Blue Quicksand Is Going Now
  31. Kode9Nothing
  32. JunglepussyPregnant with Success
  33. Nidia MinajDanger
  34. PrurientFrozen Niagara Falls
  35. Fifth HarmonyReflection
  36. Jóhann JóhannssonSicario (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  37. Johnny May CashMy Last Days
  38. Katie Deyasdfasdf
  39. Hieroglyphic BeingWe Are Not the First
  40. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  41. William BasinskiCascade
  42. JT The GoonKing Triton
  43. HelenThe Original Faces
  44. Ash KooshaGuud
  45. SmurphyA Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended in the Darkness
  46. ANAMAISallows
  47. Theo BurtGloss
  48. Leila Abdul-RaufInsomnia
  49. Panda BearPanda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
  50. DisasterpeaceIt Follows (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  51. Jeff BridgesSleeping Tapes