Top 10 albums of 2015
picked by 88Nine staff

Top 10 albums of 2015
picked by 88Nine staff

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Top 10 Albums 2015

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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