The Top 50 Albums Of 2015

BLARE's Top 50 Albums Of 2015

As it turns out, 2015 was a truly remarkable year for music. It was full of eccentric moves (i.e. TIDAL) and it somehow made the “surprise album” an addiction, but it also let genres find their footing in an Internet-driven landscape that’s no better than Westeros. In one fell swoop, Drake sold a mixtape, Grimes showed her true colours, Leon Bridges became an Apple Music star, and everyone else worked on an original sound — solely for the sake of curating our daily lives with something different.

That’s where our Top 50 comes in; this year’s list was put together by a smaller team with very distinct tastes and it’s why you’ll find a mix of regulars and unknowns that experiment with indie, garage, punk, rap, and pop. It’s far from perfect, but it’s a definitive index that’s full of new finds, new favourites, and new records that will go down in history. With that, here are our picks for the Top 50 Albums Of 2015.


50 :: NATALIE PRASS
Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass

 


49 :: SUPERHEAVEN
Ours Is Chrome

Superheaven - Ours Is Chrome

 


48 :: BETTER OFF
Milk

Better Off - Milk

 


47 :: SICK FEELING
Suburban Myth

Sick Feeling - Suburban Myth

 


46 :: KIRK KNIGHT
Late Knight Special

Kirk Knight - Late Knight Special

 


45 :: HEALTH
Death Magic

HEALTH - Death Magic

 


44 :: CREEPOID
Cemetery Highrise Slum

Creepoid - Cemetery Highrise Slum

 


43 :: MEWITHOUTYOU
Pale Horses

mewithoutYou - Pale Horses

 


42 :: JULIA HOLTER
Have You In My Wilderness

Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness

 


41 :: JEREMIH
Late Nights: The Album

Jeremih - Late Nights

 


40 :: CHVRCHES
Every Open Eye

CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye

 


39 :: RAE SREMMURD
SremmLife

Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife

 


38 :: DESAPARECIDOS
Payola

Desaparecidos - Payola

 


37 :: MODEST MOUSE
Strangers To Ourselves

Modest Mouse - Strangers To Ourselves

 


36 :: BULLY
Feels Like

Bully - Feels Like

 


35 :: SUFJAN STEVENS
Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie And Lowell

 


34 :: TWIABP
Harmlessness

The World Is A Beautiful Place - Harmlessness

 


33 :: FOXING
Dealer

Foxing - Dealer

 


32 :: METZ
METZ II

METZ - II

 


31 :: GRIMES
Art Angels

Grimes - Art Angels

 


30 :: GIRL BAND
Holding Hands With Jamie

Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie

 


29 :: MAJOR LAZER
Peace Is The Mission

Major Lazer - Peace Is The Mission

 


28 :: FATHER JOHN MISTY
I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

 


27 :: MAC DEMARCO
Another One

11183_JKT

 


26 :: FUTURE
Dirty Sprite 2

Future - Dirty Sprite 2

 


25 :: DISCLOSURE
Caracal

Disclosure - Caracal

 


24 :: HOP ALONG
Painted Shut

GDOB-30H3-007

 


23 :: JAMIE XX
In Colour

Jamie xx - In Colour

 


22 :: ALABAMA SHAKES
Sound & Color

Alabama Shakes - Sound And Color

 


21 :: TYLER, THE CREATOR
Cherry Bomb

Tyler The Creator - Cherry Bomb

 


20 :: LORD HURON
Strange Trails

Lord Huron - Strange Trails

 


19 :: BEST COAST
California Nights

Best Coast - California Nights

 


18 :: DEAFHEAVEN
New Bermuda

Deafheaven - New Bermuda

 


17 :: TORO Y MOI
What For?

adventureWeird_LP_11183_new

 


16 :: EARL SWEATSHIRT
I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside

Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit I Don't Go Outside

 


15 :: THE DISTRICTS
A Flourish And A Spoil

The Districts - A Flourish And A Spoil

 


14 :: UMO
Multi-Love

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi Love

 


13 :: BBNG & GHOSTFACE KILLAH
Sour Soul

BadBadNotGood And Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul

 


12 :: JACK U
Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U

Jack U - Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack U

 


11 :: WOLF ALICE
My Love Is Cool

Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool

 


10 :: A$AP ROCKY
At.Long.Last.A$AP

ASAP Rocky - At Long Last ASAP

 


09 :: BEACH HOUSE
Depression Cherry / TYLS

Beach House - Depression Cherry

 


08 :: THE WONDER YEARS
No Closer To Heaven

The Wonder Years - No Closer To Heaven

 


07 :: COURTNEY BARNETT
Sometimes I Sit And Think…

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think

 


06 :: LAURA STEVENSON
Cocksure

Laura Stevenson - Cocksure

 


05 :: VINCE STAPLES
Summertime ’06

Vince Staples - Summertime 06

 


04 :: DRAKE
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late

 


03 :: LEON BRIDGES
Coming Home

Leon Bridges - Coming Home

 


02 :: KENDRICK LAMAR
To Pimp A Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

 


01 :: TAME IMPALA
Currents

Tame Impala - Currents

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