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Best of 2015 So Far

Usually do these lists quarterly but there's been so much great stuff lately. List is loosely ranked.
The Purple Album

Dad Rock / Deep Purple Covers

Always had a soft spot for these guys. And since i'm a fan of both bands I found this pretty enjoyable.
33Steven Wilson
Hand. Cannot. Erase.

Prog Rock / Alternative

I enjoyed this. But it was pretty disappointing by SW standards. Raven was in my Top 5 of '13.

Instrumental Black Metal
31Dustin Kensrue
Carry the Fire

Alternative / Folk
30Miami Horror
All Possible Futures

Retro ‘80s Synth Pop
29Pale Chalice
Negate the Infinite and Miraculous

Black Metal
Shaped By Aeolian Winds

Atmospheric Black Metal
27The Parlor Mob
Cry Wolf

Alternative Rock
26Jamie XX
In Colour

Pop / Alternative / Electronic
25Elder (USA-MA)

Stoner Metal
24Dance Gavin Dance
Instant Gratification

Post Hardcore / Pop
23Alabama Shakes
Sound & Color

Alternative / Indie Rock
21Hiatus Kaiyote
Choose Your Weapon

Soul / Jazz
20Earl Sweatshirt
I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt

19Carpenter Brut

Retro ‘80s synth

I'm a sucker for shit like this.
18Florence and the Machine
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Pop / Alternative

Post Sludge
16John Carpenter
Lost Themes

Soundscapes / Retro / ‘80s Synth Rock / Fusion
15August Burns Red
Found in Far Away Places

Spiritual Metalcore

Doom / Atmospheric Blackened Death Metal
13Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'

Post Rock
12Son Lux

Pop / Alternative / Electronic
11Death Grips
The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death

Noise Hop
10Downfall of Nur
Umbras de Barbagia

Atmospheric Black Metal
9Hop Along
Painted Shut

Folk / Singer Songwriter

Not quite as good as Sufjan imo but also really good.
If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Trap / Hip-Hop / R&B

Best Drake since Take Care. This is the type of Drake i'm interested to see more of.

Alternative / Prog
6Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell

Folk / Alternative / Indie / Singer Songwriter

Not traditionally big on Soof's stuff but this is really good.
5Desolate Shrine
The Heart of the Netherworld

Blackened Death Metal
4Viet Cong
Viet Cong

Post Punk
Scar Sighted

Blackened Death Metal

Leviathan finally released the type of record I always hoped they would.
2Kamasi Washington
The Epic

Jazz / Soul

This may overtake TPAB by the end of the year. Get's better with each listen. So much to unpack. Best jazz album in recent memory and given time could be a modern classic within the genre.
1Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly

Hip-Hop / Jazz
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