Best Albums of 2015

The Top Ten
1 To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar Product Image

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.

Second favourite album of the year, behind Know-It-All. Features a diverse range of old-school rap and meanings, his best vocal performances, and underrated hits like u.

I'm glad to see people here recognise thisto be the best album since the grammys were too racist to. I lost all respect for the grammys when Taylor Swift won album of the year over Kendrick Lamar

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

2 Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens Product Image

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

One of the best albums of all time.

3 Art Angels - Grimes Art Angels - Grimes Product Image
4 Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots Product Image

Their worst album, but that is still really good for Twenty One Pilot's standards. Easily my favorite album of 2015.
-Someone who hasn't had the time to listen to "To Pimp a Butterfly" yet

This album is not just great music but a story of Tyler battling his insecurities and doubts.

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

Best album of 2015 without a doubt.

5 The Powers That B - Death Grips The Powers That B - Death Grips Product Image
6 The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden Product Image

This album is really good! Although Slayer is my favourite metal band, I do prefer this album over Repentless. Iron Maiden have made another great album!

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).

Most definitely the best! I got it yesterday on my birthday at Best Buy! The only place in the city that had it.

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

7 In Colour - Jamie XX In Colour - Jamie XX Product Image
8 Emotion - Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion - Carly Rae Jepsen Product Image

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

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.

Definitely the best album honestly of the century!

9 Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin Product Image
10 Currents - Tame Impala Currents - Tame Impala Product Image
The Contenders
11 Meliora - Ghost Meliora - Ghost Product Image

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

12 American Beauty/American Psycho - Fall Out Boy

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).

Jet pack blues is awesome!

13 I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty Product Image
14 Every Open Eye - Chvrches Every Open Eye - Chvrches Product Image

Best album of 2015

15 Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weeknd Product Image

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.

16 True Colors - Zedd True Colors - Zedd Product Image
17 Astoria - Marianas Trench Astoria - Marianas Trench Product Image

As somebody who was introduced to Marianas Trench this year (thanks Mark from Spectrum Pulse), I was compelled to buy this album and wow...I was impressed and frustrated...how isn't Marianas Trench a bigger band worldwide?

18 25 - Adele 25 - Adele Product Image

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

This album is beautiful.

19 Immortalized - Disturbed Immortalized - Disturbed Product Image

This should be higher

20 All Hands - Doomtree All Hands - Doomtree Product Image
21 Vulnicura - Bjork Vulnicura - Bjork Product Image

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.

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?

Should be no. 2 after Carrie & Lowell.

22 Blue Neighbourhood - Troye Sivan Blue Neighbourhood - Troye Sivan Product Image

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.

23 Have You In My Wilderness - Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness - Julia Holter Product Image
24 The Epic - Kamasi Washington The Epic - Kamasi Washington Product Image
25 A Head Full of Dreams - Coldplay
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