Top Albums of 2015





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
138
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
2
220
Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
3
429
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
4
441
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
5
460
Jamie xx In Colour UK Bass
6
500
Tame Impala Currents Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop, Synthpop
7
577
Julia Holter Have You in My Wilderness Art Pop, Chamber Pop
8
614
Grimes Art Angels Electropop, Synthpop
9
670
Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love Indie Rock
10
723
Joanna Newsom Divers Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
11
727
Björk Vulnicura Art Pop
12
880
Vince Staples Summertime '06 Hardcore Hip Hop
13
997
Kamasi Washington The Epic Spiritual Jazz
14
1204
Kurt Vile b'lieve i'm goin down Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
15
1285
Oneohtrix Point Never Garden of Delete Progressive Electronic
16
1404
Blur The Magic Whip Alternative Rock, Art Rock
17
1468
Deerhunter Fading Frontier Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
18
1580
Holly Herndon Platform Glitch Pop
19
1627
Viet Cong Viet Cong Post-Punk
20
1646
Deafheaven New Bermuda Atmospheric Black Metal
21
1750
Destroyer Poison Season Chamber Pop
22
1756
Beach House Depression Cherry Dream Pop
23
1856
Natalie Prass Natalie Prass Chamber Pop, Pop Soul
24
1910
Jason Isbell Something More Than Free Americana, Singer/Songwriter
25
1928
Alabama Shakes Sound & Color Blues Rock
26
1975
Carly Rae Jepsen E*MO*TION Dance-Pop, Synthpop
27
1998
Jim O'Rourke Simple Songs Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
28
2053
Miguel Wildheart Alternative R&B
29
2164
Mbongwana Star From Kinshasa Tradi-Modern
30
2197
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late Pop Rap, Trap Rap
31
2286
Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Art Pop
32
2302
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love Psychedelic Pop
33
2390
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment feat. Jamila Woods Surf Neo-Soul, Pop Rap
34
2483
Floating Points Elaenia Progressive Electronic
35
2570
Arca Mutant IDM
36
2573
CHVRCHES Every Open Eye Electropop, Synthpop
37
2585
John Grant Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Singer/Songwriter, Synthpop
38
2588
Algiers Algiers Post-Punk
39
2607
Future DS2 Southern Hip Hop, Trap Rap
40
2617
Wilco Star Wars Indie Rock
41
2626
Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
42
2627
New Order Music Complete Alternative Dance
43
2844
Foals What Went Down Indie Rock
44
2854
Protomartyr The Agent Intellect Post-Punk
45
2902
Laura Marling Short Movie Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
46
2922
Shamir Ratchet Electro-Disco, Synthpop
47
2957
Torres Sprinter Indie Rock

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Hop Along Painted Shut Indie Rock
Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy Indie Rock, Punk Rock, Rock Opera
Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside Abstract Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
Panda Bear Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
Sleaford Mods Key Markets Art Punk, Post-Punk
Ryley Walker Primrose Green Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Young Fathers White Men Are Black Men Too Indietronica
Jenny Hval Apocalypse, Girl Art Pop
Lana Del Rey Honeymoon Art Pop, Chamber Pop
Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars Dream Pop
Dr. Dre Compton Gangsta Rap
Low Ones and Sixes Slowcore
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness Alternative R&B, Pop
Chelsea Wolfe Abyss Darkwave, Gothic Rock
FFS FFS Art Rock, Glam Rock
Leon Bridges Coming Home Rhythm & Blues, Southern Soul
Majical Cloudz Are You Alone? Ambient Pop
Jessica Pratt On Your Own Love Again Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Wolf Alice My Love is Cool Indie Rock
Jlin Dark Energy Footwork
FKA twigs M3LL155X EP Art Pop, Glitch Pop, UK Bass
Everything Everything Get to Heaven Art Pop, Progressive Pop
Empress Of Me Art Pop, Electropop
Royal Headache High Garage Rock, Power Pop
Susanne Sundfør Ten Love Songs Art Pop, Synthpop
Godspeed You! Black Emperor "Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress" Post-Rock
Girl Band Holding Hands With Jamie Noise Rock, Post-Punk
Benjamin Clementine At Least for Now Art Pop, Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Faith No More Sol Invictus Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock
U.S. Girls Half Free Art Pop, Psychedelic Pop
The Internet Ego Death Alternative R&B, Neo-Soul
Hot Chip Why Make Sense? Indietronica, Synthpop
Baroness Purple Stoner Metal
Ibeyi Ibeyi Alternative R&B, Art Pop
Kacey Musgraves Pageant Material Contemporary Country
C Duncan Architect Indie Pop
Ashley Monroe The Blade Contemporary Country, Country Pop
A$AP Rocky At.Long.Last.A$AP Hip Hop
Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People Indie Rock
Chris Stapleton Traveller Americana
Bob Dylan Shadows in the Night Standards
Ghost Meliora Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Ought Sun Coming Down Art Punk, Post-Punk
The Libertines Anthems for Doomed Youth Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
Pusha T King Push: Darkest Before Dawn - The Prelude Gangsta Rap, Southern Hip Hop
Beach Slang The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us Alternative Rock, Punk Rock
Levon Vincent Levon Vincent Deep House, Techno
Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp Indie Rock
Prurient Frozen Niagara Falls Industrial, Noise
Adele 25 Pop Soul
Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase. Art Rock, Progressive Rock
Young Thug Barter 6 Southern Hip Hop, Trap Rap
James McMurtry Complicated Game Americana, Singer/Songwriter
Neon Indian VEGA INTL. Night School Chillwave, Synthpop
Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon Alternative R&B, Neo-Soul
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba Ba Power Mande Music
Róisín Murphy Hairless Toys Art Pop, Electropop
Bill Fay Who is the Sender? Singer/Songwriter
Mac DeMarco Another One Jangle Pop
HEALTH Death Magic Electropop, Synth Punk
Thee Oh Sees Mutilator Defeated at Last Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Tocotronic Tocotronic (Das rote Album) Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Rae Sremmurd SremmLife Pop Rap, Southern Hip Hop, Trap Rap
Matana Roberts Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee Experimental
Thundercat The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam Neo-Soul
Dungen Allas sak Psychedelic Rock
Songhoy Blues Music in Exile Songhai Music
East India Youth Culture of Volume Art Pop, Synthpop
Bilderbuch Schick Schock Indie Pop
Matthew E. White Fresh Blood Singer/Songwriter
Blanck Mass Dumb Flesh Electro-Industrial
Lonelady Hinterland Alternative Dance, Dance-Punk
Dawn Richard Blackheart Alternative R&B
Four Tet Morning/Evening Microhouse, Minimal Techno
Jazmine Sullivan Reality Show Contemporary R&B
Bully Feels Like Indie Rock
The Original Broadway Cast Hamilton Show Tunes
Gaz Coombes Matador Art Rock, Indie Rock
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls Heavy Metal
Sun Kil Moon Universal Themes Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Max Richter Sleep Post-Minimalism
Die Nerven Out Post-Punk
My Morning Jacket The Waterfall Indie Rock
Belle and Sebastian Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance Indie Pop
Lower Dens Escape from Evil Dream Pop, Indie Rock
Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow is My Turn American Folk Music
Deradoorian The Exploding Flower Planet Art Pop, Progressive Pop
Noel Gallager's High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah Sour Soul Hardcore Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
Paul Weller Saturns Pattern Alternative Rock
Richard Hawley Hollow Meadows Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
The Apartments No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal Chamber Pop
Tribulation The Children of the Night Gothic Metal, Heavy Metal
Ryan Adams 1989 Alt-Country, Pop Rock
Little Simz A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons UK Hip Hop
Django Django Born Under Saturn Indie Pop, Indietronica
Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor Alternative Rock, Industrial Rock
Jam City Dream a Garden Alternative R&B, Hypnagogic Pop, Indietronica
Hudson Mohawke Lantern Trap, Wonky
Julio Bashmore Knockin' Boots Deep House, UK Funky