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.

Time Out London: 50 Best Albums of 2015

24 December 2015

Time Out London: 50 Best Albums of 2015

[see also 2014]

  1. The InternetEgo Death
  2. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  3. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  4. Florence + The MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  5. Julio BashmoreKnockin’ Boots
  6. Wolf AliceMy Love Is Cool
  7. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  8. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  9. GrimesArt Angels
  10. ShamirRatchet
  11. All We AreAll We Are
  12. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  13. Ezra FurmanPerpetual Motion People
  14. Laura MarlingShort Movie
  15. Nadine ShahFast Food
  16. Jamie xxIn Colour
  17. Floating PointsElaenia
  18. BlurThe Magic Whip
  19. Kamasi WashingtonThe Epic
  20. Panda BearPanda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
  21. IbeyiIbeyi
  22. Unknown Mortal OrchestraMulti-Love
  23. WaxahatcheeIvy Tripp
  24. LoneLadyHinterland
  25. Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz
  26. Drake & FutureWhat a Time to Be Alive
  27. John GrantGrey Tickles, Black Pressure
  28. Jaga JazzistStarfire
  29. Jaakko Eino KaleviJaakko Eino Kalevi
  30. HuneeHunch Music
  31. C DuncanArchitect
  32. Killing JokePylon
  33. Matthew E. WhiteFresh Blood
  34. MarriagesSalome
  35. Mbongwana StarFrom Kinshasa
  36. various artistsPC Music, Vol. 1
  37. Charli XCXSUCKER
  38. Little SimzA Curious Tale of Trials + Persons
  39. BattlesLa Di Da Di
  40. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  41. Belle and SebastianGirls in Peacetime Want to Dance
  42. BjörkVulnicura
  43. Róisín MurphyHairless Toys
  44. SexwitchSexwitch
  45. ShoppingWhy Choose
  46. FIDLARToo
  47. LandshapesHeyoon
  48. New OrderMusic Complete
  49. Royce Wood JuniorAshen Tang
  50. SlavesAre You Satisfied?