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 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

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. - Swellow

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2 The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden 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.

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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3 Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots 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

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

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4 Hand. Cannot. Erase. - Steven Wilson 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

This is music that makes you FEEL. - Caleb9000

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5 Emotion - Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion - 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

6 Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens 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

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7 Meliora - Ghost Meliora - Ghost

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

8 Art Angels - Grimes Art Angels - Grimes
9 25 - Adele 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!

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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10 In Colour - Jamie XX In Colour - Jamie XX

The Newcomers

? Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's Elo (Electric Light Orchestra) Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's Elo (Electric Light Orchestra)
? Storyteller - Carrie Underwood Storyteller - Carrie Underwood

The Contenders

11 Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin
12 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian

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

13 American Beauty/American Psycho - Fall Out Boy
14 Every Open Eye - Chvrches Every Open Eye - Chvrches V 1 Comment
15 Astoria - Marianas Trench Astoria - Marianas Trench

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

16 In Times - Enslaved In Times - Enslaved V 1 Comment
17 Drones - Muse 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

18 Love, Fear and the Time Machine - Riverside Love, Fear and the Time Machine - Riverside
19 Currents - Tame Impala Currents - Tame Impala

The whole list is metal and Coldplay.

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20 True Colors - Zedd True Colors - Zedd
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1. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
2. Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots
3. Astoria - Marianas Trench
1. Hand. Cannot. Erase. - Steven Wilson
2. The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden
3. Love, Fear and the Time Machine - Riverside
1. True Colors - Zedd
2. Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots
3. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

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