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.

Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2015

01 December 2015

Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2015

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Adele25
  3. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  4. D’Angelo and The VanguardBlack Messiah
  5. The WeekndBeauty Behind the Madness
  6. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  7. Jason IsbellSomething More Than Free
  8. various artists — Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  9. The ArcsYours, Dreamily
  10. BlurThe Magic Whip
  11. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  12. Lana Del ReyHoneymoon
  13. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  14. WilcoStar Wars
  15. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  16. Skrillex & DiploSkrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
  17. Keith RichardsCrosseyed Heart
  18. Boz ScaggsA Fool To Care
  19. Kurt VileB’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  20. Don HenleyCass County
  21. Chris StapletonTraveller
  22. Florence + The MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  23. Mark KnopflerTracker
  24. Donnie Trumpet & The Social ExperimentSurf
  25. Darlene LoveIntroducing Darlene Love
  26. FutureDS2
  27. Eric ChurchMr. Misunderstood
  28. MiguelWildheart
  29. Joanna NewsomDivers
  30. Car Seat HeadrestTeens of Style
  31. Leon BridgesComing Home
  32. Jazmine SullivanReality Show
  33. Beach HouseDepression Cherry
  34. Marilyn MansonThe Pale Emperor
  35. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  36. Hop AlongPainted Shut
  37. Alabama ShakesSound & Color
  38. Ashley MonroeThe Blade
  39. MuseDrones
  40. Songhoy BluesMusic In Exile
  41. Kamasi WashingtonThe Epic
  42. BjörkVulnicura
  43. Selena GomezRevival
  44. Rae SremmurdSremmLife
  45. MadonnaRebel Heart
  46. Rhiannon GiddensTomorrow Is My Turn
  47. James TaylorBefore This World
  48. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  49. Bob DylanShadows In The Night
  50. Bomba EstéreoAmanecer