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.

Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2015

14 December 2015

Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2015, as published by WBEZ and aired on Sound Opinions

[see also 2018, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  2. Low Cut ConnieHi Honey
  3. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  4. BullyFeels Like
  5. Titus AndronicusThe Most Lamentable Tragedy
  6. Le ButcherettesA Raw Youth
  7. WireWire
  8. Yo La TengoStuff Like That There
  9. TORRESSprinter
  10. GrimesVisions
  11. WilcoStar Wars
  12. Alabama ShakesSound & Color
  13. ShamirRatchet
  14. LowOnes and Sixes
  15. Donnie Trumpet & The Social ExperimentSurf
  16. ProtomartyrThe Agent Intellect
  17. The Dead WeatherDodge and Burn
  18. Screaming FemalesRose Mountain
  19. Snooty GarbagemenSnooty Garbagemen
  20. Richard ThompsonStill
  21. MiguelWildheart
  22. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  23. Black RainbowsHawkdope
  24. Flying Saucer AttackInstrumentals 2015
  25. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  26. The SandwitchesOur Toast
  27. Van HuntThe Fun Rises, the Fun Sets
  28. Local HHey, Killer
  29. Summer CannibalsShow Us Your Mind
  30. Lupe FiascoTetsuo & Youth
  31. Glenn MercerIncidental Hum
  32. The DecemberistsWhat a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
  33. The ChillsSilver Bullets
  34. BlackaliciousImani, Vol. 1
  35. Los LobosGates of Gold
  36. Robin Guthrie & Mark GardenerUniversal Road
  37. Viet CongViet Cong
  38. BlurThe Magic Whip
  39. Passion PitKindred
  40. Fraser A. GormanSlow Gum