Top Albums of 2015





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
135
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
2
220
Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
3
412
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
4
428
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
5
439
Jamie xx In Colour UK Bass
6
480
Tame Impala Currents Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop, Synthpop
7
564
Julia Holter Have You in My Wilderness Art Pop, Chamber Pop
8
601
Grimes Art Angels Electropop, Synthpop
9
645
Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love Indie Rock
10
692
Joanna Newsom Divers Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
11
703
Björk Vulnicura Art Pop
12
820
Vince Staples Summertime '06 Hardcore Hip Hop
13
934
Kamasi Washington The Epic Spiritual Jazz
14
1126
Kurt Vile b'lieve i'm goin down Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
15
1207
Oneohtrix Point Never Garden of Delete Progressive Electronic
16
1309
Blur The Magic Whip Alternative Rock, Art Rock
17
1362
Deerhunter Fading Frontier Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
18
1493
Holly Herndon Platform Glitch Pop
19
1541
Viet Cong Viet Cong Post-Punk
20
1556
Deafheaven New Bermuda Atmospheric Black Metal
21
1627
Destroyer Poison Season Chamber Pop
22
1669
Beach House Depression Cherry Dream Pop
23
1757
Natalie Prass Natalie Prass Chamber Pop, Pop Soul
24
1789
Alabama Shakes Sound & Color Blues Rock
25
1791
Jason Isbell Something More Than Free Americana, Singer/Songwriter
26
1905
Carly Rae Jepsen E*MO*TION Dance-Pop, Synthpop
27
1919
Jim O'Rourke Simple Songs Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
28
1928
Miguel Wildheart Alternative R&B
29
2056
Mbongwana Star From Kinshasa Tradi-Modern
30
2117
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late Pop Rap, Trap Rap
31
2185
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love Psychedelic Pop
32
2193
Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Art Pop
33
2255
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf Neo-Soul, Pop Rap
34
2326
Floating Points Elaenia Progressive Electronic
35
2391
Algiers Algiers Post-Punk
36
2428
CHVRCHES Every Open Eye Electropop, Synthpop
37
2446
Arca Mutant IDM
38
2486
Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
39
2487
Future DS2 Southern Hip Hop, Trap Rap
40
2491
John Grant Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Singer/Songwriter, Synthpop
41
2496
Wilco Star Wars Indie Rock
42
2511
New Order Music Complete Alternative Dance
43
2660
Protomartyr The Agent Intellect Post-Punk
44
2732
Torres Sprinter Indie Rock
45
2765
Shamir Ratchet Electro-Disco, Synthpop
46
2767
Foals What Went Down Indie Rock
47
2787
Laura Marling Short Movie Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
48
2877
Panda Bear Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
49
2912
Hop Along Painted Shut Indie Rock
50
2915
Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside Abstract Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
51
2918
Sleaford Mods Key Markets Art Punk, Post-Punk
52
2931
Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy Indie Rock, Punk Rock, Rock Opera

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