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.

NME: Top 50 Albums of 2015

02 December 2015

NME: Top 50 Albums of 2015

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

  1. GrimesArt Angels
  2. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  3. Jamie xxIn Colour
  4. Wolf AliceMy Love Is Cool
  5. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  6. ChvrchesEvery Open Eye
  7. Lana Del ReyHoneymoon
  8. FoalsWhat Went Down
  9. The MaccabeesMarks to Prove It
  10. Unknown Mortal OrchestraMulti-Love
  11. Kurt VileB’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  12. A$AP RockyAT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
  13. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  14. DeerhunterFading Frontier
  15. BlurThe Magic Whip
  16. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  17. Joanna NewsomDivers
  18. Swim DeepMothers
  19. The WeekndBeauty Behind the Madness
  20. U.S. GirlsHalf Free
  21. ShamirRatchet
  22. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  23. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  24. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  25. BjörkVulnicura
  26. Holly HerndonPlatform
  27. Mac DeMarcoAnother One
  28. Laura MarlingShort Movie
  29. The LibertinesAnthems For Doomed Youth
  30. Fetty WapFetty Wap
  31. SlavesAre You Satisfied?
  32. Charli XCXSUCKER
  33. LA PriestInji
  34. PondMan It Feels Like Space Again
  35. ColdplayA Head Full of Dreams
  36. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  37. FutureDS2
  38. DrengeUndertow
  39. Young FathersWhite Men Are Black Men Too
  40. Florence + The MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  41. MuseDrones
  42. Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz
  43. Sleaford ModsKey Markets
  44. Young ThugBarter 6
  45. The CribsFor All My Sisters
  46. Viet CongViet Cong
  47. Bill Ryder-JonesWest Kirby County Primary
  48. New OrderMusic Complete
  49. Bring Me the HorizonThat’s the Spirit
  50. Ryan Adams1989