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.
2015 Albums

Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2015

01 December 2015

Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2015

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

  1. GrimesArt Angels
  2. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  3. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  4. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  5. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  6. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  7. Hop AlongPainted Shut
  8. Colleen GreenI Want to Grow Up
  9. Jim O’RourkeSimple Songs
  10. DeafheavenNew Bermuda
  11. Jamie xxIn Colour
  12. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  13. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To DieHarmlessness
  14. Jenny HvalApocalypse, Girl
  15. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  16. Donnie Trumpet & The Social ExperimentSurf
  17. Titus AndronicusThe Most Lamentable Tragedy
  18. FutureDS2
  19. WaxahatcheeIvy Tripp
  20. Screaming FemalesRose Mountain
  21. ShamirRatchet
  22. Joanna NewsomDivers
  23. BlurThe Magic Whip
  24. TribulationThe Children of the Night
  25. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  26. Natalie PrassNatalie Prass
  27. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  28. EskimeauxO.K.
  29. OughtSun Coming Down
  30. The StavesIf I Was
  31. Jason IsbellSomething More Than Free
  32. YowlerThe Offer
  33. ChvrchesEvery Open Eye
  34. HorrendousAnareta
  35. Kamasi WashingtonThe Epic
  36. Rae SremmurdSremmLife
  37. Fred ThomasAll Are Saved
  38. BjörkVulnicura
  39. Car Seat HeadrestTeens of Style
  40. Julien BakerSprained Ankle
  41. girlpoolBefore the World Was Big
  42. DeerhunterFading Frontier
  43. Chris StapletonTraveller
  44. Speedy OrtizFoil Deer
  45. Viet CongViet Cong
  46. Sorority NoiseJoy, Departed
  47. Beach HouseDepression Cherry
  48. Kurt VileB’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  49. Oneohtrix Point NeverGarden of Delete
  50. Julia HolterHave You In My Wilderness