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01.03.16 CD's Top 30 Albums of 2015

CD's Top 30 Albums of 2015

IMHO the best year for music in a long time. Which is great because this year has been pretty shitty for me otherwise. Below are my favorite albums of the year and their genres, followed by a couple honorable mentions. I will also be providing YT links for my favorite tracks on each.
1Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly


Hip-hop, jazz rap

King Kunta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRK7PVJFbS8
2Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell


Indie folk

Fourth of July: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTeKpWp8Psw
3Viet Cong
Viet Cong


Post-punk, indie rock

Silhouettes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW1kP99mok4
4Courtney Barnett
sometimes i sit and think, and sometimes i just sit


Indie rock

Pedestrian at Best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-nr1nNC3ds
5Joanna Newsom
Divers


Experimental indie folk

Sapokanika: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky9Ro9pP2gc
6High on Fire
Luminiferous


Sludge metal, Stoner metal, thrash

Slave the Hive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmI-CvhxcWs&index=4&list=PL2GRL-c1hjEOrBygiVs9YBTEd-2-hdxb9
7Everything Everything
Get To Heaven


Indie pop, art rock, synthpop

Distant Past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQPVApfa9rE
8Lupe Fiasco
Tetsuo and Youth


Hip-hop

Dots & Lines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHT2bDiQZuE
9Sleater-Kinney
No Cities to Love


Indie rock, punk

Bury Our Friends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRNDB9VqI3Q
10Deafheaven
New Bermuda


Black Metal, shoegaze, post-metal

Come Back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMDw5A2eGOU
11Father John Misty
I Love You, Honeybear


Indie folk

Bored in the U.S.A.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JODshFyKHuA
12Vince Staples
Summertime '06


Hip-hop

Senorita: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OAYMMod9Wo
13Destroyer
Poison Season


Indie rock/pop, baroque pop

Forces From Above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFBk4vIsgw4
14Faith No More
Sol Invictus


Alternative metal

Comeback of the year, for sure.

Matador: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9wQ2BDpG6U
15Jamie xx
In Colour


Indietronica

Gosh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFf3fNAwJsY
16Daedelus/Kneebody
Kneedelus


Jazz fusion-experimental-something

Drum Battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKq0Kv7GlgU
17Of Monsters and Men
Beneath the Skin


Indie pop, folk rock

Empire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uXL5JcD3zw
18Floating Points
Elaenia


Electronic

Peroration Six: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7nC_93J-fs
19Baroness
Purple


Progressive metal, sludge metal

Chlorine & Wine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnYO7iQfQDQ
20low
Ones and Sixes


Indie rock

Lies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S182S04Sy9U
21Hop Along
Painted Shut


Angsty indie folk-punk

Horseshoe Crabs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzz8tRFxAxM
22Julia Holter
Have You In My Wilderness


Baroque pop, art rock

Feel You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2JgMniIpRM
23Beach House
Depression Cherry


Indie pop, dream pop

PPP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFhJRTdmviA
24Ghost (SWE)
Meliora


Doom metal, hard rock, heavy metal

He Is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CSFkjPm0A0
25Elder (USA-MA)
Lore


Stoner metal

Legend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I5SDFliOjc
26mewithoutYou
Pale Horses


Post-hardcore, indie rock

Lilac Queen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtpatWEmxio&index=8&list=PLxwHtUHlFZ5Hk8mIss4BMVMgYvwwqVZ3X
27Ninja Sex Party
Attitude City


Comedy-rock, synthrock

Yes really.

Dragon Slayer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5abgDBQHPk
28Yuri Gagarin
At The Center Of All Infinity


Psychedelic stoner space rock

At the Center of All Infinity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFhXMb0sFuY
29Punch Brothers
The Phosphorescent Blues


Folk, bluegrass, classical

Blew it off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zkiiJBXq8I
30Deerhunter
Fading Frontier


Indie rock

Breaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCVWrqxyt3Y
31Neon Indian
Vega Intl. Night School
32Steven Wilson
Hand. Cannot. Erase.
33Ought
Sun Coming Down
34The Decemberists
What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
35Archy Marshall
A New Place 2 Drown
36The Mountain Goats
Beat the Champ
37Death Grips
The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death
38Alabama Shakes
Sound & Color
39Iron Maiden
The Book of Souls
40Carly Rae Jepsen
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