After revealing your favorite albums of 2015, I guess it’s finally time to reveal my list. After scribbling down every single album I liked this year, I came to roughly fifty. Yes, fifty. And while that seems like a ridiculous amount, I’ve listened to three times that this year. 2015 was simply a good year for music.
Although I’ve stated that my list is fifty albums long, there’s no way possibly I could have listened to every single acclaimed album. So if an album you like is omitted, it’s probably because I haven’t listened to it. I’m only one man, not a machine.
Here’s a few notes about my list
- Albums from December 2014 are considered. I’ll go ahead and tell you now, notable omission: D’Angelo-Black Messiah
- I first listed the albums that were undeniably top 10, then shifting them in a head-to-head type ranking.
- No, Adele-25 isn’t on here. I haven’t listened to it yet.
- As usual, this is only my opinion. Feel free to agree or disagree as you please. Feedback is welcomed and encouraged.
Now, let’s start the list
50. Father-Who’s Gonna Get F***** First
“This album is like if Uncle Luke had tumblr.”
I can’t remember who said this, but it’s so accurate.
49. Danny Seth-Perception
Danny Seth is a “swag” rapper from England. He takes a detour from the grime sound the Brits are now famous for. If you can overlook some cringeworthy punchlines here and there, Perception is a solid album with some of the best production you will here all year.
(Seriously, I counted like 5 erection punchlines. The beats, tho!)
48. Big Boi & Phantogram-Big Grams
This album is short but undoubtedly sweet. Quality over quantity, right?
This album has that one song you’ve been hearing on commercials all summer. Good enough?
46. A$AP Rocky-A.L.L.A.
This album is a 40 degree day and easily has the worst title of the year but there’s still a few jams on here worthy of revisiting.
45. Beach House-Depression Cherry
44. Travis Scott-Rodeo
Despite being a douche, he can makes beats, if nothing else.
43. Jake One & Mayer Hawthorne-Tuxedo
Mayer follows up his fantastic Where Does This Door Go? album with a 70s dance throwback record.
42. Scarface-Deeply Rooted
Big Brother Facemob is back like he never left, with one of his best albums to date.
41. Julia Holter-Have You in my Wilderness
This album is like if your 30 year old music teacher made an album. Because that’s actually what it is.