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Veldin's Top 50 Albums of 2015

Here are my favorite 50 albums from this stunning year. I had about 300 total albums to choose from and after some careful consideration these are MY favorites from the year. I excluded duplicates from the same artist. Honorable mentions that weren't included are Oblivion Access (Lil Ugly Mane), The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (Bob Dylan) and Simulacrum (John Zorn).
50Mutoid Man
Bleeder
49Stern
Bone Turquoise
48Chelsea Wolfe
Abyss
47Krallice
Ygg Huur
46Shape of Despair
Monotony Fields
45Elder (USA-MA)
Lore
44Scallops Hotel
Plain Speaking
43Pyrrhon
Growth Without End
42Rosetta
Quintessential Ephemera
41Miguel
Wildheart
40the crinn
Shadow Breather
39Yuri Gagarin
At The Center Of All Infinity
38The Dear Hunter
Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
37We Lost the Sea
Departure Songs
36Steven Wilson
Hand. Cannot. Erase.
35Panopticon
Autumn Eternal
34L'Orange and Jeremiah Jae
The Night Took Us In Like Family
33Leviathan
Scar Sighted
32The Armed
Untitled
31Intronaut
The Direction of Last Things
30Hiatus Kaiyote
Choose Your Weapon
29Deafheaven
New Bermuda
28Between the Buried and Me
Coma Ecliptic
27Mount Eerie
Sauna
26Vince Staples
Summertime '06
25Ozric Tentacles
Technicians of the Sacred
24Alustrium
A Tunnel to Eden
23Destroyer
Poison Season
22Joanna Newsom
Divers
21Titus Andronicus
The Most Lamentable Tragedy
20Howls of Ebb
The Marrow Veil
19Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell
18Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'


I had been waiting to hear, "Behemoth" put to tape and I'm quite satisfied with the results. I personally enjoy this more than their previous release.
17Of Montreal
Aureate Gloom


The average rating being lower than their previous album, "Lousy..." is quite frustrating seeing as this album has a more focused and effective sound with far more interesting and engaging lyricism.
16mewithoutYou
Pale Horses


Saw them on tour for this; they never disappoint.
15Milo
So The Flies Don't Come


I'm a pretty big fan of Milo and this LP took time to grow on me, but now it's my favorite release by the eclectic, young rapper.
14Plini
Trilogy


I've been following this artist through his collection of EPs and his final culmination is a satisfying and rewarding astral journey.
13John Zorn
True Discoveries of Witches & Demons


One of several excellent albums Zorn has released this year. My personal favorite with the most lasting value for my personal tastes. A must listen for fans of extreme jamz
12Father John Misty
I Love You, Honeybear


I'm a sucker for romantics and cynicism.
11Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment
Surf


An experimental hip-hop/RnB album I've returned to numerous times over the year. Every damn song is catchy and infectious.
10Horrendous
Anareta


Probably the most fun I've had with a metal record all year.
9Native Construct
Quiet World


It excites me when young people take an ambition concept and project idea and solidify it into actual work. This is the result of some college progressive rock fans that made their dreams reality.
8Dodheimsgard
A Umbra Omega


An experimental metal album of cosmic proportions.
7Lil Ugly Mane
Third Side of Tape


As impressive, enjoyable and accessible as "Oblivion Access" is, this album introduced me to his work and impressed the hell out of me. A dense collage of various genres, ideas and eras. Another one of those lengthy albums that will surely reward the listener for their patience.
6Sun Kil Moon
Universal Themes


BECAUSE HE'S CUTE AND HE'S DOWN THERE AND HE'S DYING. I honestly liked this more than the already superb Benji from last year. F@#$ The War on Drugs
5Clarence Clarity
No Now


A shocking surprise that I just found that instantly grabbed my attention and took me along for a thrilling hour long adventure.
4Bjork
Vulnicura


Mama Bjork's tears bloom into beautiful compositions detailing an intense and romanticized break up.
3Death Grips
The Powers That B


The long awaited and heavily hyped double LP by the eccentric Hip-hop trio is everything I could have asked for.
2Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly


Instant classic hip-hop record. Not much to say that hasn't been proposed more elegantly.
1Kamasi Washington
The Epic


Quite literally an EPIC jazz record the ages. A culmination of influences and styles, this album is a stunning and invigorating three hour master piece.
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