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.

Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2015

11 December 2015

Les Inrockuptibles: 100 Best Albums of 2015

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

  1. Tobias Jesso Jr.Goon
  2. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  3. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  4. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  5. Django DjangoBorn Under Saturn
  6. Girl BandHolding Hands with Jamie
  7. ChassolBig Sun
  8. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  9. C DuncanArchitect
  10. Flavien BergerLéviathan
  11. Max RichterFrom Sleep
  12. Young ThugBarter 6
  13. AlgiersAlgiers
  14. Jamie xxIn Colour
  15. FoalsWhat Went Down
  16. Lana Del ReyHoneymoon
  17. Kurt VileB’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  18. Jeanne AddedBe Sensational
  19. The InternetEgo Death
  20. ShamirRatchet
  21. Feu! ChattertonIci le jour
  22. OdezenneDolziger Str. 2
  23. Julia HolterHave You In My Wilderness
  24. Mac DeMarcoAnother One
  25. GrimesArt Angels
  26. Yo La TengoStuff Like That There
  27. IbeyiIbeyi
  28. Mbongwana StarFrom Kinshasa
  29. Natalie PrassNatalie Prass
  30. BlurThe Magic Whip
  31. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  32. FFSFFS
  33. The ShoesChemicals
  34. LowOnes and Sixes
  35. SokoMy Dreams Dictate My Reality
  36. Benjamin ClementineAt Least For Now
  37. Ghost CultureGhost Culture
  38. Richard HawleyHollow Meadows
  39. J.C. SatànJ.C. Satàn
  40. PNLLe monde Chico
  41. BjörkVulnicura
  42. Panda BearPanda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
  43. Flo MorrisseyTomorrow Will Be Beautiful
  44. Alabama ShakesSound & Color
  45. Young FathersWhite Men Are Black Men Too
  46. Bertrand BelinCap Waller
  47. Elliot MossHighspeeds
  48. Only RealJerk At the End of the Line
  49. NekfeuFeu
  50. U.S. GirlsHalf Free
  51. DeerhunterFading Frontier
  52. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  53. Mikal CroninMCIII
  54. The WeekndBeauty Behind the Madness
  55. The LibertinesAnthems For Doomed Youth
  56. BaioThe Names
  57. Salut C’est CoolSur le thème des grandes découvertes
  58. Beach HouseDepression Cherry
  59. ChvrchesEvery Open Eye
  60. VillagersDarling Arithmetic
  61. BeirutNo No No
  62. Sons of KemetLest We Forget What We Came Here to Do
  63. DamilyVery Aomby
  64. LA PriestInji
  65. Aurélien MerleRemerle
  66. Tiganá SantanaTempo & Magma
  67. Holly HerndonPlatform
  68. TORRESSprinter
  69. PerezSaltos
  70. Jacco GardnerHypnophobia
  71. Mansfield.TYACorpo Inferno
  72. Ballake Sissoko & Vincent SegalMusique de Nuit
  73. Summer FictionHimalaya
  74. Majical CloudzAre You Alone?
  75. GhostpoetShedding Skin
  76. Earl SweatshirtI Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album
  77. Christopher OwensChrissybaby Forever
  78. Omar SouleymanBahdeni Nami
  79. DisclosureCaracal
  80. The King Khan & BBQ ShowBad News Boys
  81. We Are MatchShores
  82. Sleaford ModsKey Markets
  83. Bill FayWho Is The Sender?
  84. AshKablammo!
  85. Travis ScottRodeo
  86. GengahrA Dream Outside
  87. The Wave PicturesGreat Big Flamingo Burning Moon
  88. Lou DoillonLay Low
  89. Viet CongViet Cong
  90. AlineLa vie électrique
  91. John GrantGrey Tickles, Black Pressure
  92. Martin CourtneyMany Moons
  93. Jim O’RourkeSimple Songs
  94. Son LuxBones
  95. Rhum For PaulineLeaving Florida
  96. Unknown Mortal OrchestraMulti-Love
  97. Alex CalderStrange Dreams
  98. Rozi PlainFriend
  99. BoobaD.U.C.
  100. WandGolem