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.

Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2015

01 December 2015

Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2015

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

  1. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  3. Jamie xxIn Colour
  4. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  5. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  6. WaxahatcheeIvy Tripp
  7. DeerhunterFading Frontier
  8. Kacey MusgravesPageant Material
  9. ShamirRatchet
  10. (Sandy) Alex GBeach Music
  11. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  12. DeafheavenNew Bermuda
  13. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  14. MiguelWildheart
  15. Royal HeadacheHigh
  16. Beach HouseDepression Cherry
  17. FutureDS2
  18. Lana Del ReyHoneymoon
  19. SophieProduct
  20. ProtomartyrThe Agent Intellect
  21. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  22. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  23. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  24. DestroyerPoison Season
  25. KelelaHallucinogen
  26. GrimesArt Angels
  27. Earl SweatshirtI Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album
  28. BjörkVulnicura
  29. Kurt VileB’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  30. Oneohtrix Point NeverGarden of Delete
  31. Colleen GreenI Want to Grow Up
  32. Titus AndronicusThe Most Lamentable Tragedy
  33. Jason DeruloEverything Is 4
  34. Chastity BeltTime to Go Home
  35. Years & YearsCommunion
  36. Donnie Trumpet & The Social ExperimentSurf
  37. BlurThe Magic Whip
  38. FKA twigsM3LL155X
  39. BullyFeels Like
  40. Mbongwana StarFrom Kinshasa
  41. Fetty WapFetty Wap
  42. Best CoastCalifornia Nights
  43. ChvrchesEvery Open Eye
  44. KralliceYgg Huur
  45. Seinabo SeyPretend
  46. Mount EerieSauna
  47. RP BooFingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints
  48. Majical CloudzAre You Alone?
  49. girlpoolBefore the World Was Big
  50. Janet JacksonUnbreakable