Best Music of 2015

Another year filled with memorable albums and songs.

Kendrick Lamar kicked the ass of hip-hop. Carly Rae Jepsen proved that she wasn’t just a one-time-summerhit-wonder. Torres grew up lyrically and musically in her sophomore release. Sufjan Stevens broke our hearts with his latest masterpiece, Tame Impala proved that they can always surprise us, and Jamie xx finally released a solo album.

Highlights:  

  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Jamie xx
  • Tame Impala

Favorite Albums:

  • Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  • Björk – Vulnicura
  • Carly Rae Jepsen – E•Mo•Tion
  • Christine and the Queens – Christine and the Queens
  • CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye
  • Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  • Empress Of – Me
  • Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  • Grimes – Art Angels
  • Jamie xx – In Colour
  • Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
  • Shamir – Ratchet
  • Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  • Tame Impala – Currents
  • Vince Staples – Summertime ’06

Honorable Mentions: 

  • Bully – Feels Like
  • Joanna Newsom – Divers
  • Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
  • Miguel – Wildheart
  • Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass
  • Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love
  • Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon
  • Torres – Sprinter
  • U.S. Girls – Half Free
  • Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool

Favorite Songs*: 

 

*Songs not available on Spotify:

  • Jessica Pratt’s “Back Baby“, you can listen to it here.
  • Joanna Newsom’s “Leaving the City“, you can listen to it here.

You can check all my mixtapes and year-end lists on Spotify.

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