10 Best Albums of 2015

Ahh, 2015. What a time to be alive. It was a record-breaking year for larger-than-life stars like Adele, whose album 25 sold 4.49 million copies in just two weeks, and Justin Bieber, who shattered Billboard records with his Purpose. Neither of those albums made my list of 2015 favorites (Sorry) (no pun intended), but I thought they deserved a quick shoutout for achieving total world domination.

Below are my 10 favorite albums of the year–listed in alphabetical order because ranking artists is hard. *sigh*

Alabama Shakes Sound and Color

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Image via Consequence of Sound

Drake If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

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Image via Rolling Stone

Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear

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Image via Wikipedia

Jamie xx In Colour

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Image via Pitchfork

Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly

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Image via Genius

Kurt Vile b’lieve i’m goin down…

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Image via Matador Records

Leon BridgesComing Home

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Image via SF Gate

Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell

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Image via Wikipedia

Tame Impala Currents

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Image via Pitchfork

Vince Staples Summertime ’06

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Honorable mentions:

Grimes Art Angels

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Image via Stereogum

Various Artists Hamilton: Original Broadway Soundtrack

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(I’m not exactly a Broadway musical junkie, but anyone who can successfully write smart, catchy hip-hop songs about Alexander Hamilton deserves mad respect. I adored listening to this podcast featuring the mastermind behind Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda.)

Listen to my Spotify playlist including all of my top albums of the year:

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Fingers crossed 2016 will be filled with glorious new music from Yeezy, Radiohead, and Frank freaking Ocean (still bitter). Stay tuned.

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