Best Albums of 2015

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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

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.

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

Probably the best rap album in years. - Caleb9000

Was this even a challenge to pick? - B0S5J4M3S

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2 Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots

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

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

If you do like this album, you in fact lied on your sign up to this account for you are like 11, not older than 12. also I bet you hate stressed out cause that songs actually not that bad but you're a special little snowflake. - 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

Good album and it talks about Tyler battling his insecurities.I prefer Vessel and Regional At Best though.-The DarkBoi-X

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3 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.

4 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

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! - Oliwally

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5 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.

Genius album.

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6 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

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

One of the best albums of all time. - DCfnaf

Real music.

7 Emotion - Carly Rae Jepsen

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!

I'm tired of seeing this girl on the charts.she is overrated and only does covers. Covers albums shouldn't be top ten material - JESUSISKING

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8 Every Open Eye - Chvrches

Best album of 2015 - tri060397

9 American Beauty/American Psycho - Fall Out Boy

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

10 Meliora - Ghost

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

The Newcomers

? Dream a Garden - Jam City

The Contenders

11 In Colour - Jamie XX
12 Art Angels - Grimes
13 Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin
14 Astoria - Marianas Trench

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? - crowdiegal

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

15 The Powers That B - Death Grips
16 Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weeknd

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

Brilliant

8.5/10
Favorite songs: The Hills, Can't Feel My Face, Often - Mcgillacuddy

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

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18 The Epic - Kamasi Washington
19 Quiet World - Native Construct
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 True Colors - Zedd

Why did this take a huge hit? - ProPanda

22 Threat to Survival - Shinedown
23 Immortalized - Disturbed

This should be higher - christangrant

24 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.

25 A Head Full of Dreams - Coldplay

This album sucked. :/ - SammySpore

First!

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

Great album

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26 I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty
27 Have You In My Wilderness - Julia Holter
28 Money Shot - Puscifer
29 Singles - Maroon 5
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 Venom - Bullet for My Valentine
32 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian

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

33 VII: Sturm Und Drang - Lamb of God
34 Human - Three Days Grace
35 Coma Ecliptic - Between the Buried and Me

Deserves at least the top 10. - ReltihFloda

36 Cry Baby - Melanie Martinez

AMAZING

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

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

37 Compton - Dr. Dre

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

38 Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett
39 Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's Elo (Electric Light Orchestra)
40 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.

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

I can't believe it. - DesL42

44 Madness - Sleeping With Sirens
45 Silence In the Snow - Trivium
46 Man on the Moon III - Kid Cudi
47 The Pale Emperor - Marilyn Manson

Marilyn's best album since holy wood

48 Shadows in the Night - Bob Dylan
49 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.

50 Brainwashed - While She Sleeps
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