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.

Guardian: 40 Best Albums of 2015

18 December 2015

The Guardian: 40 Best Albums of 2015

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

  1. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  3. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  4. Julia HolterHave You In My Wilderness
  5. BjörkVulnicura
  6. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  7. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  8. Kamasi WashingtonThe Epic
  9. Young FathersWhite Men Are Black Men Too
  10. Joanna NewsomDivers
  11. MiguelWildheart
  12. DeerhunterFading Frontier
  13. Wolf AliceMy Love Is Cool
  14. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  15. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  16. Floating PointsElaenia
  17. Jamie xxIn Colour
  18. Unknown Mortal OrchestraMulti-Love
  19. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  20. GrimesArt Angels
  21. Susanne SundførTen Love Songs
  22. New OrderMusic Complete
  23. Girl BandHolding Hands with Jamie
  24. Holly HerndonPlatform
  25. Ezra FurmanPerpetual Motion People
  26. Laura MarlingShort Movie
  27. Mac DeMarcoAnother One
  28. Natalie PrassNatalie Prass
  29. Sleaford ModsKey Markets
  30. FantasmaFree Love
  31. ChvrchesEvery Open Eye
  32. Jenny HvalApocalypse, Girl
  33. Jessica PrattOn Your Own Love Again
  34. FFSFFS
  35. Dr. DreCompton
  36. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  37. Janet JacksonUnbreakable
  38. John GrantGrey Tickles, Black Pressure
  39. Iron MaidenThe Book of Souls
  40. Benjamin ClementineAt Least For Now