READERS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2015


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750 nominations, boiled down to 60 entries. The results are now in. And while your number one choice might not come us a surprise, there’s plenty of interesting entries. Almost all of these readers-choice-lists consist of mainstream, or more commercial, artists. So post your own Top 10 below in the comments, we need a few alternative, indie and obscure album titles to compensate!

I’m be discussing the list and pick my own Top 10 in my podcast, The Only Music Podcast.

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Vote for 3 of your favorite albums from 2015

  • Oberhofer – Chronovision (0%)
  • Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (0%)
  • Chris Stapleton – Traveller (0%)
  • Millencolin – True Brew (0%)
  • Youth Lagoon – Savage Hills Ballroom (0%)
  • Earthside – A Dream in Static (0%)
  • Destroyer – Poison Season (1%)
  • Floating Points – Elaenia (1%)
  • Arca – Mutant (1%)
  • The Chemical Brothers – Born in the Echoes (1%)
  • Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss (1%)
  • Three Day’s Grace – Human (1%)
  • David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock (1%)
  • Wavves – V (1%)
  • Sleater Kinney – No Cities to Love (1%)
  • Future – Dirty Sprite 2 (1%)
  • Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars (1%)
  • Tyler, The Creator : Cherry Bomb (2%)
  • Viet Cong – Viet Cong (2%)
  • The Game – The Documentary 2 (2%)
  • Panda Bear – Panda Beer Meets The Grim Reaper (2%)
  • Disturbed – Immortalized (2%)
  • Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness (2%)
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday (2%)
  • Ellie Goulding – Delirium (2%)
  • Disclosure – Caracal (3%)
  • Mac Miller – GOOD: AM (3%)
  • Breaking Benjamin – Dark Before Dawn (3%)
  • Joey Badass- B4DA$$ (3%)
  • Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams (3%)
  • Joanna Newsom – Divers (3%)
  • Blur – The Magic Whip (3%)
  • Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I sit and think and sometimes I just sit (3%)
  • Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion (3%)
  • Death Grips – Jenny Death (3%)
  • Major Lazer – Peace is the Mission (3%)
  • Faith No More – Sol Invictus (4%)
  • Beach House – Depression Cherry (4%)
  • Deafheaven- New Burmuda (4%)
  • Travis $cott – Rodeo (4%)
  • Steven Wilson – Hand.Cannot.Erase (4%)
  • Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool (4%)
  • Mumford and Sons – Wilder Mind (4%)
  • Ghost – Meliora (4%)
  • Muse – Drones (4%)
  • Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (4%)
  • Dr. Dre – Compton (5%)
  • Björk – Vulnicura (5%)
  • Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit (5%)
  • Vince Staples – Summertime ’06 (5%)
  • CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye (6%)
  • Adele – 25 (6%)
  • A$AP Rocky – At. Long. Last. A$AP (6%)
  • Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon (6%)
  • Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear (7%)
  • FOALS – What Went Down (7%)
  • Florence + The Machine – How Big How Blue How Beautiful (8%)
  • The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness (8%)
  • Grimes – Art Angels (8%)
  • Jamie xx – In Colour (9%)
  • Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (11%)
  • Tame Impala – Currents (16%)
  • Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly (29%)

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  • Fernando
    December 21, 2015 at 11:38 am

    My ‘purpose’ vote was not on the list. And that ‘we need a few alternative’ is totally ridiculous and shameful.

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  • Elijah M. Bullard
    December 21, 2015 at 11:52 am

    10. Harmlessness – The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
    9. The Color Before the Sun – Coheed and Cambria
    8. Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise – The Dear Hunter
    7. What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World – The Decemberists
    6. Meliora – Ghost
    5. At Least for Now – Benjamin Clementine
    4. I Love You, Honeybear – Father John Misty
    3. Kannon – Sunn O)))
    2. Falling Up – Falling Up
    1. No Closer to Heaven – The Wonder Years

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    @lebob Level 3
    December 22, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Adele #12? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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  • bradley
    December 24, 2015 at 7:16 am

    1. Agent Fresco – Destrier
    2. The Dear Hunter – Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise
    3. Coheed & Cambria – The Color Before The Sun
    4. Avalanche City – We Are For The Wild Places
    5. Everything Everything – Get To Heaven
    6. Jedi Mind Tricks – The Thief And The Fallen
    7. Matthew Good – Chaotic Neutral
    8. Tech N9ne – Special Effects
    9. Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
    10. Pentatonix – Self Titled (Not a huge pop fan but these guys are something else)

    I listen to less mainstream so I could’ve added 20 more albums from this year.

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    @martinkreil Level 5
    December 24, 2015 at 10:38 am

    25. Action Bronson // Mr. Wonderful
    24. Blended Babies & Anderson .Paak // The Anderson .Paak EP
    23. Diane Coffee // Everybody’s A Good Dog
    22. Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Multi-Love (+ I saw them LIVE!)
    21. MED, Blu & Madlib // Bad Neighbor
    20. Clarence CLarity // No Now
    19. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard // Quarters!
    18. Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman // Lice
    17. Golden Rules // Golden Ticket (This is the one I was the most hyped for, but the production beats the vocals)
    16. The Game // The Documentary 2
    15. Earl Sweatshirt // I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt
    14. Mick Jenkins // Wave[s]
    13. Pusha T – King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude
    12. Death Grips // the powers that b
    11. Joey Bada$$ // B4.DA.$$
    10. the i.l.y’s // I’ve always been good at true love
    9. Injury Reserve // Live From The Dentist Office
    8. Blackalicious // Imani Vol. 1
    7. Toro y Moi // What For?
    6. Mac DeMarco // Another One (+ Saw him LIVE as well!)
    5. Kendrick Lamar // To Pimp A Butterfly
    4. Kamasi Washington // The Epic
    3. Young Fathers // White Men Are Black Men Too
    2. King Gizzard & The Lizard WIzard // Paper Mâché Dream Balloon
    1. Earl Sweatshirt // Solace

    Yum. Great year.

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    @justinius23 Level 1
    December 25, 2015 at 10:17 am

    possibly the worst end of year list i’ve ever seen.

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    @funkatastic Level X
    December 25, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    I honestly thought Jack U or Major Lazer would top this list, Jack U didn’t even make the vote. At least Major Lazer got some recognition, but both of those albums were amazing. Diplo never getting enough credit.

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    @funkatastic Level X
    December 25, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    1. Kendrick Lamar
    2. Jack U
    3. Vince Staples
    4. Meg Myers
    5. Major Lazer
    6. Pusha T
    7. Migos
    8. Jeremih
    9. Tyler, The Creator
    10. Meghan Trainor

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  • Diggity
    December 28, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Periphery – Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega
    David Maxim Micic – EGO and ECO
    Drewsif Stalin’s Musical Endeavors – …Comes To An End

    Just a few that should be on the list that aren’t.

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    @yeeshkul Level 3
    January 11, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase. Hands down by far the best album of the year. In fact, there is no competition.

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  • Robin
    January 23, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    More like a popularity contest votes

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  • Kate
    March 25, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Where tf is Muse with Drones?

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  • Lamio
    November 18, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Lamio and the Gillettes put out a record in 2015, where is it FFS?

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