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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.
34Whitesnake
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.
32Sannhet
Revisionist


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
28Haethen
Shaped By Aeolian Winds


Atmospheric Black Metal
27The Parlor Mob
Cry Wolf


Alternative Rock
26Jamie XX
In Colour


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


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


Hip-Hop
19Carpenter Brut
Trilogy


Retro ‘80s synth

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


Pop / Alternative
17Izah
Sistere


Post Sludge
16John Carpenter
Lost Themes


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


Spiritual Metalcore
14Abyssal
Antikatastaseis


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


Post Rock
12Son Lux
Bones


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.
8Drake
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.
7Vola
Inmazes


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
3Leviathan
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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