Best Albums of 2015

I know people are gonna say "It isn't 2015 yet". But I'm just making this list to get ready.

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1To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

Obvious winner, no debate. Old School organic Hip-Hop that is politically brilliant along with musically.

Probably the best rap album in years. - Caleb9000

If you haven't heard this album, you need to listen to it. Enough said.

Obviously its was the best.

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2The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden

Most definitely the best! I got it yesterday on my birthday at Best Buy! The only place in the city that had it. P.S. I am LostDream258, I lost my password for my account. - OliveBranch222

Glad to see it number 1. Finally a list that's not flooded with mainstream garbage.

I am very happy with the top five of this list! (Currently consists of Book of Souls, Hand. Cannot. Erase, Beyond the Red Mirror, Meliora, and In Times). - IronSabbathPriest

This album doesn't deserve to be here. Iron Maiden itself is a shame to Metal.

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3Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots

Every song on here blows my mind. They are going to be awesome in concert.

The best album of 2015 at 42? Are you kidding me? - PeterG28

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4Hand. Cannot. Erase. - Steven Wilson

An easy choice for me and one of the best albums of the last few years also. This is progressive rock at the more accessible end of the spectrum, being both extremely melodic and devoid of the technical 'wankery' that many critics seem to think all prog albums exhibit. For this reason you wont find this album on many end of year lists, but I cannot think of another more deserving.

Impressive as hell. My favourite of this year. Please give it a listen. - IronSabbathPriest

This is music that makes you FEEL. - Caleb9000

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5Emotion - Carly Rae Jepsen

In 2012 if you would have told me that Carly Rae Jepsen would one day make one of my 5 favorite albums of all time, I would've laughed hysterically but honestly, this album is borderline perfect. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

This deserves to be so much higher! Such an amazing album from an amazing singer!

What sort of piece of crap is this? Why is she still making "music"? I hope she retires soon! - SelfDestruct

625 - Adele

It's a shame that people vote before the year is over. Adele's new album is absolutely amazing, and the fact that it's a worldwide record breaker vouches for that. It's clearly one of the best albums of 2015!

This is a fair rank for it.its no where near as good as 21 or even 19. Actually... It has some of adele's worst songs ever but their still better than any of iron maiden's songs

Why is this here? I have already vommitted 20 times while being forced to listen to this piece of crap! - SelfDestruct

If you vomited 20 times already, why don't you just share the fate of Jimi Hendrix already? - WonkeyDude98

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7Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian

Epic, impressive, perfect. The album of the year for me. - Metal_Treasure

8Meliora - Ghost

This is my favorite for sure. The atmosphere and the overall organic sound work splendedly. - Caleb9000

9Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens

One of the most evocative albums of 2015, Carrie & Lowell is absolutely astounding. Echoed by grief, sorrow, and despair, Stevens' latest album is a must-listen to anyone who enjoys electronica, or soul music, expressed through cynical moments.

9/10 - Superb - Sxerks

Without doubt it's the best album of 2015 - peyman_eun

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10Art Angels - Grimes

The Newcomers

?Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance - Belle and Sebastian

The Contenders

11In Colour - Jamie XX
12Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin
13In Times - EnslavedV1 Comment
14Every Open Eye - Chvrches
15Love, Fear and the Time Machine - Riverside
16Drones - Muse

Top-5 without a doubt. Muse released a pure masterpiece of an album here and as a huge Muse fan I am more than happy with the result. - DavidBondra

Why the hell is this 46, reapers and the handler are up there with their best songs ever

Great from what I've heard. Top ten is a given

This is the best album of the decade

17Astoria - Marianas Trench

Easily my favorite album of the year, and one of my favorite albums of the decade. - WonkeyDude98

18Currents - Tame Impala

The whole list is metal and Coldplay.

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19Have You In My Wilderness - Julia Holter
20The Powers That B - Death Grips
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1. Hand. Cannot. Erase. - Steven Wilson
2. The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden
3. Love, Fear and the Time Machine - Riverside
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2. Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots
3. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
1. Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin
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