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.

FasterLouder: 50 Best Albums of 2015

24 December 2015

FasterLouder: 50 Best Albums of 2015

[see also 2012, 2011]

  1. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  3. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  4. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  5. Jamie xxIn Colour
  6. Alabama ShakesSound & Color
  7. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  8. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  9. Julia HolterHave You In My Wilderness
  10. GrimesArt Angels
  11. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  12. BlurThe Magic Whip
  13. Unknown Mortal OrchestraMulti-Love
  14. Royal HeadacheHigh
  15. Hiatus KaiyoteChoose Your Weapon
  16. Dick DiverMelbourne, Florida
  17. Natalie PrassNatalie Prass
  18. Tobias Jesso Jr.Goon
  19. Laura MarlingShort Movie
  20. The InternetEgo Death
  21. BjörkVulnicura
  22. Young FathersWhite Men Are Black Men Too
  23. Majical CloudzAre You Alone?
  24. Donnie Trumpet & The Social ExperimentSurf
  25. Titus AndronicusThe Most Lamentable Tragedy
  26. Joanna NewsomDivers
  27. Viet CongViet Cong
  28. MiguelWildheart
  29. Kurt VileB’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  30. DrengeUndertow
  31. Faith No MoreSol Invictus
  32. BilalIn Another Life
  33. TwerpsRange Anxiety
  34. DeerhunterFading Frontier
  35. Earl SweatshirtI Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album
  36. Gold ClassIt’s You
  37. FoalsWhat Went Down
  38. Jessica PrattOn Your Own Love Again
  39. Hot ChipWhy Make Sense?
  40. HermitudeDark Night Sweet Light
  41. Mark RonsonUptown Special
  42. Beach HouseDepression Cherry
  43. Wolf AliceMy Love Is Cool
  44. Methyl EthelOh Inhuman Spectacle
  45. BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface KillahSour Soul
  46. BullyFeels Like
  47. Dr. DreCompton
  48. ChvrchesEvery Open Eye
  49. Marlon WilliamsMarlon Williams
  50. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late