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Top 10 albums of 2015 </br>picked by 88Nine staff

Kamasi Washington

Another year has come and gone. These past 12 months, we've heard some amazing music, but only a select few albums can make it into a Top 10 list.

So we asked some of our staff to share their top albums of 2015.  Here are their picks.

Tarik Moody

1. Kamasi Washington - The Epic
2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
3. Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass
4. Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
5. The Internet - Ego Death
6. Tom Misch - Beat Tape 2
7. Jamie XX - In Colour
8. Goldlink - And After That, We Didn’t Talk
9. Kelela - Hallucinogen
10. Kiings - WWYDF

Sarah Fierek

1. Adele - 25
2. Alessia Cara - Know-It-All
3. Kiings - WWYDF
4. Van Hunt - The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets
5. Jamie xx - In Colour
6. Lana del Rey - Honeymoon
7. Royce Wood Junior - The Ashen Tang
8. Leon Bridges - Coming Home
9. Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams
10. Jose Gonzalez  - Vestiges and Claws

Kat Froehlich

1. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
2. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
3. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
4. Diane Coffee - Everybody's a Good Dog
5. Blitzen Trapper - All Across This Land
6. Nathaniel Ratecliff & the Night Sweats - (self titled)
7. Leon Bridges - Coming Home
8. Chadwick Stokes - The Horse Comanche
9. Belle & Sebastion - Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
10. Pops Staples - Don't Lose This

Jordan Lee

1. Disclosure - Caracal
2. Jamie XX - Colours
3. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
4. Kamasi Washington - The Epic
5. Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
6. Big Grams - Big Grams
7. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
8. Tame Impala - Currents
9. Tuxedo - Tuxedo
10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

Makenzie Boettcher

1. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
2. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
3. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
4. Craig Finn - Faith in the Future
5. Wilco - Star Wars
6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
7. PWR BTTM - Ugly Cherries
8. Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp
9. Baio - The Names
10. Joanna Newsom - Divers

Amelinda Burich

1. Sports - All of Something
2. Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect
3. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
4. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
5. Midnight Reruns - Force of Nurture
6. Shinobu - 10 Thermidor
7. Bully - Feels Like
8. Ravagers - Natural Instinct
9. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
10. Marielle Allschwang - Dead Not Done

Ken Sumka

1. Kurt Vile - B'leve I'm Going Down
2. New Order - Music Complete
3. Wilco - Star Wars
4. Heartless Bastards - Restless Ones
5. El Vy - Return To The Moon
6. Calexico - Edge of the Sun
7. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
8. Keith Richards - Crosseyed Heart
9. Testa Rosa III
10. Midnight Reruns - Force of Nurture

Dori Zori

1. Duran Duran - Paper Gods
2. Sleater Kinney - No Cities to Love
3. Blur - Magic Whip
4. Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?
5. Shamir - Rachet
6. Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment - Surf
7. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
8. Grimes - Art Angels
9. Group of the Altos - R U Person or Not
10. Peaches - Rub

Justin Barney

1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
2. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
3. PWR BTTM - Ugly Cherries
4. Lil' Dicky - Professional Rapper
5. Jeff Bridges - Sleeping Tapes
6. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
7. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Style
8. Mac Demarco - Another One
9. Joanna Newsom - Divers
10. Eskimeaux - O.K.

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