Year-End Lists

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Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2015

28 December 2015

The Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2015

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

  1. JlinDark Energy
  2. Stara RzekaZamknęły się oczy ziemi
  3. Mbongwana StarFrom Kinshasa
  4. Carter Tutti VoidF (X)
  5. Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
  6. East India YouthCulture of Volume
  7. Eek!Kahraba
  8. Oneohtrix Point NeverGarden of Delete
  9. New OrderMusic Complete
  10. Holly HerndonPlatform
  11. Circuit Des YeuxIn Plain Speech
  12. Elysia CramptonAmerican Drift
  13. The Inward CirclesBelated Movements for an Unsanctioned Exhumation August 1st 1984
  14. HelmOlympic Mess
  15. Jam CityDream a Garden
  16. Jenny HvalApocalypse, Girl
  17. Teeth of the SeaHighly Deadly Black Tarantula
  18. King Midas Sound & FenneszEdition 1
  19. Sunn O)))Kannon
  20. Laura CannellBeneath Swooping Talons
  21. HawthonnHawthonn
  22. GnodInfinity Machines
  23. WIDTPOINT#03
  24. Jerusalem in My HeartIf He Dies, If If If If If If
  25. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  26. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni BaBa Power
  27. Kurt VileB’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  28. Hey ColossusRadio Static High
  29. RP BooFingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints
  30. My DiscoSevere
  31. EnyaDark Sky Island
  32. One More GrainGrain Fever
  33. ChrononautzNoments
  34. Julia HolterHave You In My Wilderness
  35. DJ RichardGrind
  36. Karin ParkApocalypse Pop
  37. KsiężycRabbit Eclipse
  38. PrurientFrozen Niagara Falls
  39. MembranesDark Matter / Dark Energy
  40. Mika Vainio & franck vigrouxPeau froide, léger soleil
  41. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel KalmaFRKWYS, Vol. 12 – We Know Each Other Somehow
  42. The Eccentronic Research CouncilJohnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine…I’m Your Biggest Fan
  43. ArcaMutant
  44. KerridgeAlways Offended Never Ashamed
  45. LoneLadyHinterland
  46. Owiny Sigoma BandNyanza
  47. M.E.S.H.Piteous Gate
  48. Jaakko Eino KaleviJaakko Eino Kalevi
  49. Russell HaswellAs Sure As Night Follows Day
  50. BjörkVulnicura
  51. RabitCommunion
  52. The Soft MoonDeeper
  53. FutureDS2
  54. Eric ChenauxSkullsplitter
  55. Gnaw Their TonguesAbyss of Longing Throats
  56. Imaginary ForcesLow Key Movements
  57. ColleenCaptain of None
  58. WireWire
  59. Levon VincentLevon Vincent
  60. FISThe Blue Quicksand Is Going Now
  61. MeatraffleHi Fi Classics
  62. Anthony ChildElectronic Recordings from Maui Jungle, Vol. 1
  63. AlgiersAlgiers
  64. ShapednoiseDifferent Selves
  65. Oren Ambarchi & Jim O’RourkeBehold
  66. LeifTaraxacum
  67. MelecheshEnki
  68. Pearson SoundPearson Sound
  69. TORRESSprinter
  70. Consumer ElectronicsDollhouse Songs
  71. JmeIntegrity
  72. Rupert Clervaux & Beatrice DillonStudies I-XVII for Samplers and Percussion
  73. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  74. Ian William CraigCradle for the Wanting
  75. ContainerLP
  76. Bad GuysBad Guynaecology
  77. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  78. Broken English ClubSuburban Hunting
  79. Joey AndersonInvisible Switch
  80. Shit & Shine54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral
  81. Dawn RichardBlackheart
  82. Cornered Yet Climbing Featuring Kelly Jayne JonesFevered Realities
  83. Master Musicians of BukkakeFurther West Quad Cult
  84. The CharlatansModern Nature
  85. TerakaftAlone (Ténéré)
  86. MiloSo the Flies Don’t Come
  87. Paper DollhouseAeonflower
  88. Claude SpeeedSun Czar Temple
  89. Real LiesReal Life
  90. Jute GyteShip of Theseus
  91. John FoxxLondon Overgrown
  92. Lightning BoltFantasy Empire
  93. The NecksVertigo
  94. Roots ManuvaBleeds
  95. Rizan SaidKing of Keyboard
  96. GuapoObscure Knowledge
  97. Checkpoint 303The Iqrit files
  98. Eugene The OceanographerThe Tigers Of Mount Paektu
  99. RSS BoysHddn
  100. PissgraveSuicide Euphoria