Top Albums / 2015

 2015 was an awesome year for new music. Amazing albums from all corners of the musical spectrum. We got Trap music finding its stride. Indie pop scene was incredible.  Dr. Dre and Missy are back on the scene. A T-Swift cover album!

Most of what I listen to harkens from Spotify, so there may be a few glaring absentees; but anyhow, here’s a list of things i found this year that made my ears happy. No particular order:

Vince Staples -Summertime ’06

Twerps – Range Anxiety

Jeremih – Late Nights the Album

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Ought -Sun Coming Down

Chelsea Wolfe -Abyss

Shopping – Why Choose

Chastity Belt – Time To Go Home

SOAK – Before We Forget How to Dream

Alpine – Yuck

US Girls -Half Free

Hop Slong – Painted Shut 

Young Thug – Barter 6

Leon Bridges – Coming Home

Tame Impala – Currents

Empress Of – Me

Kelela – Hallucinogen

Jamie XX -in color

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Major Lazer – Peace Is The Mission

Faith Healer – Cosmic Troubles

Nickelus F – Triflin’

Kurt Vile – b’lieve I’m goin down

D’Angelo – Black Messiah

Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp

I know I don’t have Dr. Dre, Grimes, Rae Sremmurd, Drake, Miguel, or Adele, among others. Some are on purpose and some are just because I can’t see ’em on Spotify (mostly looking at you Dre). This list is music I heard with my own two ears and nothing more.

Here’s a link to a Spotify playlist with all of the above in there and a few other bonus albums. Hope you enjoy!

Thoughts? Glaring omissions? I’m open for debate… 😎