Top 20 Albums of 2015

2015 was a diverse year, with a diverse collection of top albums....
Top 20 Albums of 2015

Top 20 Albums of 2015

2015 was a diverse year, with a diverse collection of top albums:

20 Of Monsters and Men
Beneath the Skin

Sticking with what they know best, packed with uplifting rhythms and enchanting vocals which emanate from every track.
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Of Monsters and Men - Beneath the Skin
19 Langhorne Slim & The Law
The Spirit Moves

Just about everything you’re looking for from alt-folk/country backwoods.
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Langhorne Slim - The Spirit Moves
18 Elle King
Love Stuff
The biggest surprise album of 2015. This won’t the last we hear from Elle.
Elle King - Love Stuff
17 Public Service Broadcasting
The Race For Space

Public Service Broadcasting have only gone and conquered Space.
Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space
16 Mew
+-

Alt-savants return in top form.
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Mew - + -
15 A Place To Bury Strangers
Transfixiation

Sonic skill comes more and more out from behind those big amps.
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A Place To Bury Strangers - Transfixiation
14 Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly
There is no slowing down for Kendrick. His third album continues his dominance atop the rap genre.
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
13 Jamie xx
In Colour

A rich and illustrious solo debut.
Jamie xx - In Colour
12 New Order
Music Complete
Back with a cracking set of well crafted songs that indeed help make a Complete album.
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New Order - Music Complete
11 Adele
25

The album of 2015 that literally everyone loves.
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Adele - 25
10 Grimes
Art Angels

Experimental electro-pop princess keeps at the height of her anything-but-a-game.
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Grimes - Art Angels
9 Blur
The Magic Whip

The best of Brit-pop returns in top form.
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 Blur - The Magic Whip
8 Sufjan Stevens
Carrie & Lowell

This is the Sufjan Stevens everyone wants.
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Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
7 Bring Me the Horizon
That’s the Spirit

Despite moving away from their metalcore roots, these British metalheads have produced yet another album full of exhilarating riffs and astounding vocals.
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Bring Me the Horizon - That's the Spirit
6 Florence & The Machine
How Big How Blue How Beautiful

It’s great that a sound How Beautiful has gotten How Big.
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Florence & The Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful
5 Wolf Alice
My Love Is Cool

Wolf Alice’s debut album came at the end of an incredible twelve months for the North London youngsters – and if you grabbed it in gold vinyl, nice one.
Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool
4 The Maccabees
Marks To Prove It

Not just any other U.K. indie band on the way up, London boys The Maccabees have delivered another strong album that is made for larger venues and bigger crowds.
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The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It
3 Sleater-Kinney
No Cities To Love

A great record for a well-loved return.
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Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
2 Courtney Barnett
Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit

Lyrics just seem to hit that melancholy / wistful spot, but this twelve-track album is full of fun.
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
1 Foals
What Went Down

Booming basslines are surely designed for the bigger sound that bigger audiences demand. Look out for Foals in 2016 – coming to a stadium near you…
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Foals - What Went Down

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