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.

Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2015

10 December 2015

Slant Magazine: 25 Best Albums of 2015

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

  1. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  3. GrimesArt Angels
  4. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  5. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  6. MiguelWildheart
  7. ShamirRatchet
  8. Titus AndronicusThe Most Lamentable Tragedy
  9. James McMurtryComplicated Game
  10. Kamasi WashingtonThe Epic
  11. Robyn & La Bagatelle MagiqueLove Is Free
  12. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  13. Janet JacksonUnbreakable
  14. Viet CongViet Cong
  15. Erykah BaduBut You Caint Use My Phone
  16. Purity RingAnother Eternity
  17. Young ThugBarter 6
  18. Donnie Trumpet & The Social ExperimentSurf
  19. BjörkVulnicura
  20. Joanna NewsomDivers
  21. Selena GomezRevival
  22. Ashley MonroeThe Blade
  23. Laura MarlingShort Movie
  24. Jason DeruloEverything Is 4
  25. DisclosureCaracal