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.

The Top Ten

1 To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

Mindblowingly smart. - JoLeKosovo

Best rap album of not just 2015 but also one of the best of the 2010's. - Smashball23

Easily number 1. - DarkBoi-X

On this project Kendrick comes up with a masterpiece which is both so obviously hip hop and a completely new sound at the same time. So many things could have gone wrong with this album considering how much experimentation there was but they didn't. This is by far the best album of 2015 and most lists I have seen agree and in my opinion this is easily top 5 rap albums of all time as well. Amazing work of art.

2 Currents - Tame Impala

Great album should be in top 10

Probably one of the best of 2015 - Jiorl

The whole list is metal and Coldplay.

3 Carrie & 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

One of the best albums of all time. - DCfnaf

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

Real music.

4 Hand. 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

Best album in last 30 years.

This is music that makes you FEEL. - Caleb9000

5 The 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.

Hey, Maiden is awesome, but there's a bunch of awesome "garbage" on here as well. - The_Crimson_King

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

I love The Great Unknown

6 Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots

Best album of 2015 without a doubt.

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

Please No. Twenty One Pilots Was Good For Like 5 Minutes Then I Realized That I Wanted My Music To Be Enjoyable - SamThePenguin

SamThePenguin doesn't know what he's talking about- this album is not just great music but a story of Tyler battling his insecurities and doubts. - iLuc

7 Meliora - Ghost

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

8 Art Angels - Grimes

Amazing album full of variety, catchy hooks and beautiful music. best songs: realiti, kill v maim, venus fly and art angels.

9 The Powers That B - Death Grips
10 The Epic - Kamasi Washington

The Contenders

11 Emotion - Carly Rae Jepsen

Emotion is such an amazing album! "Your Type" is one of the best songs of all time, in my opinion.

All the way this is the best album of all time! - Izalien

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

If this is 4, then Badlands should be 1. Actually, Badlands should be 1 anyways.

12 Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin

How is this outside the top 10. do y'all really listened to 2015 albums?

13 American Beauty/American Psycho - Fall Out Boy

Jet pack blues is awesome!

Centuries, Jet Pack Blues, The Kids Aren't Alright - growlbunny

Honestly really underrated. I don’t care (pun not intended) how much you hate the singles. My 2 cents on them is that Immortals is the weakest song in the album but not necessarily bad, Centuries is good and has an amazing headbang opportunity but is otherwise not the greatest and Uma Thurman is fun with nonsensical lyrics. But, wow, are songs like Novocaine, Irresistible, Jet Pack Blues and even the title track (which is kinda growing on me the more I listen to it) all really good in their own ways.

Thanks for readng my pointless review thing of a 3 year old album from a band that people say hasn’t been good since 2009 (obviously not true in my opinion).

14 In Colour - Jamie XX
15 Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weeknd

Wow. I'm highly impressed. His lyrical prowess and wide range of musical tastes only makes this album even better. And while I think "To Pimp a Butterfly" by Kendrick Lamar might actually be the best of 2015, I just voted for this anyways! The one-two knockout punch of "Real Life" and "Losers" start this album off on a very melancholy, Eeyore-ish vibe, while the next song, "Tell Your Friends", only adds to the drama, telling lustful tales of sex, drugs, and whatever comes into his mentally disturbed mind (this album is essentially the alt-R&B modern version of Guns N' Roses' "Appetite for Destruction", of which he most certainly has). After that comes "Often", "The Hills", and "Acquainted", of which all are primarily focused on sex (however, "The Hills" references drug abuse and rehab stints). After that comes what is most likely The Weeknd's biggest hit thus far, "Can't Feel My Face", ...more


Though this is The Weeknd's weakest it's still brilliantly made. Wow The Weeknd is phenomenal. 8/10 for this album. - AlphaQ

Favorite songs: The Hills, Can't Feel My Face, Often - Mcgillacuddy

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16 Quiet World - Native Construct
17 25 - 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!

Too overrated - BeaM456

This album is beautiful.

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

18 Every Open Eye - Chvrches

Best album of 2015 - tri060397

19 True Colors - Zedd

Why did this take a huge hit? - ProPanda

20 Drones - 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

21 Blue Neighbourhood - Troye Sivan

This is one of the best albums I have ever listened to yet and you know its sometimes impossible to like a whole album, but this one changed that. Every song has its own little thing to love. The lyrics have improved a lot since his last EP (TRXYE) I'm so happy to be able to be on this journey with him and seeing his album at n.1 at some places.

22 Immortalized - Disturbed

This should be higher - christangrant

23 I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty
24 Cry Baby - Melanie Martinez


This soundtrack should be on one of the top tens this cd is so amazing, it tells you a story about a girl named Cry Baby. It also includes the storybook in the cd case. #MelanieMartinez #CryBaby - jaaaa

She is queen 🥰🥰 she brings smiles to hurt souls

Yess Mel SLAY

I love her music so dang much. Idc if you think her music is trash, but lemme tell you its not. WHY is it down at 61?! it needs to be higher, like the first one. AMAZING. 1000000000000/ 10 :D GO MELANIE I WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT HER

25 A Head Full of Dreams - Coldplay

This album sucked. :/ - SammySpore


Since 2011 Coldplay was terrible. there's only a few good songs

Great album

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26 Money Shot - Puscifer
27 Singles - Maroon 5
28 Have You In My Wilderness - Julia Holter
29 Venom - Bullet for My Valentine
30 That's the Spirit - Bring Me the Horizon

The absolute best! This should be number 1. It would if people had good taste in music these days.

My favourite album of the year! every song on the album is great

31 VII: Sturm Und Drang - Lamb of God
32 Froot - Marina and the Diamonds
33 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian

This album is amazing. The Ninth Wave is close to perfection (that CHOIR and the epicness throughout the song). That son is my favorite album opener of all time. - PhoenixAura81

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

34 Human - Three Days Grace
35 Rodeo - Travis Scott
36 Rebel Heart - Madonna

To the person saying it sucks.. It's seriously her best work since confessions on a dancefloor.. Its very personal and introspective, reminiscent of like a prayer

Finally Maddy recorded a great album! Yes, Bitch I'm Madonna is bad but the whole material is awesome - ElizaBsST

Great album! Annoying haters should shut up!

It should off the list. This album sucks!

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37 Vulnicura - Bjork

The highest-placed good album on this list is only #19... Smh

What is up with this site's obsession with manufactured, overproduced pop rock/metalcore?

Bjork is truly magnificent. Her instrumentals aren't what are always perfect but her powerful and beautiful vocals add tremendous amount of color and tell stories.

This list is a joke

Should be no. 2 after Carrie & Lowell.

38 Coma Ecliptic - Between the Buried and Me
39 Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett
40 DS2 - Future
41 Compton - Dr. Dre

Finally found this. Dr Dre is always awesome. - AlphaQ

42 Garden of Delete - Oneohtrix Point Never
43 All Hands - Doomtree
44 Of Beauty and Rage - Red

I can't believe it. - DesL42

45 Madness - Sleeping With Sirens
46 Repentless - Slayer

I did not vote for this album but it should be way, way, way higher! - Oliwally

This is a POS compared to Drake's albums. Too much yelling, horrible beats, horrible instrumentals, not catchy, and is super-lame.

47 Silence In the Snow - Trivium
48 Threat to Survival - Shinedown
49 The Pale Emperor - Marilyn Manson

Marilyn's best album since holy wood

50 Ten Love Songs - Susanne Sundfør
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Top Remixes (39)

1. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
2. The Epic - Kamasi Washington
3. Quiet World - Native Construct
1. True Colors - Zedd
2. Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots
3. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
1. Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin
2. Venom - Bullet for My Valentine
3. Human - Three Days Grace

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