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.

Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2015

27 November 2015

Mojo Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2015

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

  1. Julia HolterHave You In My Wilderness
  2. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  3. New OrderMusic Complete
  4. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  5. Jim O’RourkeSimple Songs
  6. Bill Ryder-JonesWest Kirby County Primary
  7. Songhoy BluesMusic In Exile
  8. Mbongwana StarFrom Kinshasa
  9. Sleaford ModsKey Markets
  10. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  11. Bob DylanShadows In The Night
  12. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  13. LowOnes and Sixes
  14. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  15. Richard DawsonNothing Important
  16. D’Angelo and The VanguardBlack Messiah
  17. Hooton Tennis ClubHighest Point in Cliff Town
  18. BlurThe Magic Whip
  19. Joanna NewsomDivers
  20. DungenAllas sak
  21. Richard ThompsonStill
  22. Young FathersWhite Men Are Black Men Too
  23. John GrantGrey Tickles, Black Pressure
  24. Gaz CoombesMatador
  25. Paul WellerSaturns Pattern
  26. WilcoStar Wars
  27. Leon BridgesComing Home
  28. Matthew E. WhiteFresh Blood
  29. Earl SweatshirtI Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album
  30. Bill FayWho Is The Sender?
  31. Ezra FurmanPerpetual Motion People
  32. Jamie xxIn Colour
  33. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsChasing Yesterday
  34. Jason IsbellSomething More Than Free
  35. The LibertinesAnthems For Doomed Youth
  36. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  37. Promised Land SoundFor Use and Delight
  38. LoneLadyHinterland
  39. Keith RichardsCrosseyed Heart
  40. Alabama ShakesSound & Color
  41. Kamasi WashingtonThe Epic
  42. Boz ScaggsA Fool To Care
  43. Mark RonsonUptown Special
  44. Ryley WalkerPrimrose Green
  45. The WeekndBeauty Behind the Madness
  46. Tobias Jesso Jr.Goon
  47. DeerhunterFading Frontier
  48. David GilmourRattle That Lock
  49. IbeyiIbeyi
  50. Kurt VileB’lieve I’m Goin Down…