2015 Album Ratings (January — June)


Kendrick Lamar | To Pimp a Butterfly


James McMurtry | Complicated Game
Hop Along | Painted Shut
Mountain Goats | Beat the Champ
Sufjan Stevens | Carrie & Lowell
Torres | Sprinter
Vince Staples | Summer ‘06


Alabama Shakes | Sound & Color
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba | Ba Power
Belle & Sebastian | Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
Bop English | Constant Bop
Courtney Barnett | Sometimes I Sit and Think…
Father John Misty | I Love You, Honeybear
Jamie xx | In Colour
Kathryn Calder | Kathryn Calder
Kacey Musgraves | Pageant Material
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper | After
Laura Marling | Short Movie
Lupe Fiasco | Tetsuo & Youth
Mutoid | Bleeder
Natalie Prass | Natalie Prass
Ryley Walker | Primrose Green
Sleater-Kinney | No Cities to Love
Songhoy Blues | Music In Exile
Speedy Ortiz | Foil Deer
Susanne Sundfor | Ten Love Songs
Viet Cong | Viet Cong
Vijay Iyer Trio | Break Stuff
The Weather Station | Loyalty
Wolf Alice | My Love Is Cool
Young Fathers | White Men are Black Men Too


Alasdair Roberts | Alasdair Roberts
Allison Moorer | Down to Believing
Andrew Bird | Echolocations: Canyon
Bettye Lavette | Worthy
Bjork | Vulnicura
Bob Dylan | Shadows in the Night
Calexico | Edge of the Sun
Daniel Bachman | River
Dawes | All Your Favorite Bands
Dawn Richard | Blackheart
The Decemberists | What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
Desaparecidos | Payola
Django Django | Born Under Saturn
East India Youth | Culture of Volume
Evan’s the Death | Expect Delays
Ghost Culture | Ghost Culture
Ghostpoet | Shedding Skin
Girlpool | Before the World Was Big
Gretchen Peters | Blackbird
Heems | Eat Pray Thug
Holly Herndon | Platform
Hot Chip | Why Make Sense?
Jazmine Sullivan | Reality Show
Jessica Pratt | On Your Own Love Again
Leftfield | Alternative Light Source
Leon Bridges | Coming Home
Matthew E. White | Rock ‘n’ Roll
Miguel | Wildheart
Mount Eerie | Sauna
Oddisee | The Good Fight
Pops Staples | Don’t Lose This
Punch Brothers | The Phosphorescent Blues
Rhiannon Giddens | Tomorrow Is My Turn
Richard Thompson | Still
Rocky Votolato | Hospital Handshakes
Son Lux | Bones
Stornoway | Bonxie
Torche | Restarter
Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Multi-Love
The Unthanks | Mount the Air
Waxahatchee | Ivy Tripp


Bilal | In Another Life
Braids | Deep in the Iris
Brandon Flowers | The Desired Effect
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith | Club Meds
Death Cab for Cutie | Kintsugi
Dengue Fever | The Deepest Lake
Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment | Surf
Doomtree | All Hands
Fall Out Boy | American Beauty/American Psycho
Florence + The Machine | How Big, How Blue,How Beautiful
Geographer | Ghost Modern
Guster | Evermotion
Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band | Take It Like a Man
Justin Townes Earl | Absent Fathers
Lord Huron | Strange Trails
Mikal Cronin | MCIII
Panda Bear | Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Pfarmers | Gunnera
Purity Ring | Another Eternity
Shamir | Ratchet
The Tallest Man on Earth | Dark Bird Is Home
Van Hunt | Fun Rises
Villagers | Darling Arithmetic
Will Butler | Policy


Brian Wilson | No Pier Pressure
The Charlatans | Modern Nature
Colleen Green | I Want to Grow Up
Ibeyi | Ibeyi
James Blackshaw | Summoning Suns
Mark Ronson | Uptown Special
Patrick Watson | Love Songs for Robots
Sun Kil Moon | Universal Themes


Nate Ruess | Grand Romantic
Neil Young | Monsanto Years
The Sonics | This is the Sonics
Tuxedo | Tuxedo
Twin Shadow | Eclipse


Passion Pit | Kindred

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