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.

Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2015

26 December 2015

Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2015

[see also 2017, 2016]

  1. GrimesArt Angels
  2. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  3. Jamie xxIn Colour
  4. Autre Ne VeutAge Of Transparency
  5. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  6. A$AP RockyAT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
  7. FutureDS2
  8. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  9. Cousin StizzSuffolk County
  10. Lana Del ReyHoneymoon
  11. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  12. The WeekndBeauty Behind the Madness
  13. Donnie Trumpet & The Social ExperimentSurf
  14. The InternetEgo Death
  15. Young ThugBarter 6
  16. Adele25
  17. The NeighbourhoodWiped Out!
  18. Tobias Jesso Jr.Goon
  19. Pusha TKing Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude
  20. Lianne La HavasBlood
  21. Drake & FutureWhat a Time to Be Alive
  22. Empress OfMe
  23. Travis ScottRodeo
  24. Leon BridgesComing Home
  25. Mac MillerGO:OD AM
  26. MiguelWildheart
  27. BrodinskiBrava
  28. JmeIntegrity
  29. JeremihLate Nights: The Album
  30. Action BronsonMr. Wonderful
  31. Tove StyrkeKiddo
  32. Section BoyzDon’t Panic
  33. ChvrchesEvery Open Eye
  34. Blank BodyExplicit Deluxe
  35. GeorgiaGeorgia
  36. GoldLinkAnd After That, We Didn’t Talk
  37. Earl SweatshirtI Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album
  38. Hudson MohawkeLantern
  39. Ty Dolla $ignFree TC
  40. DPDesigner Casket
  41. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  42. Tyler, The CreatorCherry Bomb
  43. HEALTHDeath Magic
  44. RP BooFingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints
  45. Freddie GibbsShadow of a Doubt
  46. London O’ConnorO∆
  47. Rae SremmurdSremmLife
  48. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  49. Jazz CartierMarauding in Paradise
  50. Lupe FiascoTetsuo & Youth