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.

Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2015

29 December 2015

Magnet Magazine: Top 25 Albums of 2015

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

  1. WilcoStar Wars
  2. Alabama ShakesSound & Color
  3. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  4. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  5. Royal HeadacheHigh
  6. Joanna NewsomDivers
  7. The LibertinesAnthems For Doomed Youth
  8. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  9. DeafheavenNew Bermuda
  10. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  11. LowOnes and Sixes
  12. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  13. Ricked WickySwimmer to a Liquid Armchair
  14. Jim O’RourkeSimple Songs
  15. BlurThe Magic Whip
  16. Richard HawleyHollow Meadows
  17. Screaming FemalesRose Mountain
  18. DestroyerPoison Season
  19. Godspeed You! Black EmperorAsunder, Sweet and Other Distress
  20. Meg BairdDon’t Weigh Down the Light
  21. Kurt VileB’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  22. BjörkVulnicura
  23. Belle and SebastianGirls in Peacetime Want to Dance
  24. Jason IsbellSomething More Than Free
  25. Chastity BeltTime to Go Home