Year-End Lists

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Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2015

01 December 2015

Paste Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2015

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010s]

  1. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  2. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  3. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  4. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  5. Hop AlongPainted Shut
  6. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  7. Natalie PrassNatalie Prass
  8. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  9. Leon BridgesComing Home
  10. DeerhunterFading Frontier
  11. The Mountain GoatsBeat the Champ
  12. ProtomartyrThe Agent Intellect
  13. Kurt VileB’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  14. Car Seat HeadrestTeens of Style
  15. TORRESSprinter
  16. ChvrchesEvery Open Eye
  17. Kamasi WashingtonThe Epic
  18. Jason IsbellSomething More Than Free
  19. Beach HouseDepression Cherry
  20. Jamie xxIn Colour
  21. Holly HerndonPlatform
  22. Tobias Jesso Jr.Goon
  23. Jessica PrattOn Your Own Love Again
  24. GrimesArt Angels
  25. The Lone BellowThen Came the Morning
  26. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  27. Kacey MusgravesPageant Material
  28. Guantanamo BaywatchDarling… It’s Too Late
  29. Florence + The MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  30. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsNathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
  31. WilcoStar Wars
  32. Royal HeadacheHigh
  33. TwerpsRange Anxiety
  34. J.D. McPhersonLet the Good Times Roll
  35. PalehoundDry Food
  36. BattlesLa Di Da Di
  37. Ashley MonroeThe Blade
  38. Alabama ShakesSound & Color
  39. The DecemberistsWhat a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
  40. Ryan Adams1989
  41. Beach SlangThe Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
  42. My Morning JacketThe Waterfall
  43. Majical CloudzAre You Alone?
  44. Purity RingAnother Eternity
  45. DesaparecidosPayola
  46. BeirutNo No No
  47. Pops StaplesDon’t Lose This
  48. Dilly DallySore
  49. Julien BakerSprained Ankle
  50. CalexicoEdge of the Sun