Top 50 Albums of 2015

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Get ready to scroll! It’s my Top 50 Records of 2015.
Why did I put this level of effort into this? Because I have nothing better to do with my life!
Click the album name for a song to listen to!

Enjoy:

50. Panopticon – Autumn Eternal
49. Palm – Trading Basics
48. Clarence Clarity – No Now
47. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress
46. The Weather Station – Loyalty
45. 2814 –新しい日の誕生 (Birth Of A New Day)
44. Steve Gunn & Black Twig Pickers – Seasonal Hire
43. Skylar Spence – Prom King
42. Seoul – I Become A Shade
41. Empress Of – Me
40. Daniel Bachman – River
39. Colleen – Captain Of None
38. Arca – Mutant
37. Jamie xx – In Colour
36. Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too
35. Alex G – Beach Music
34. Mac DeMarco – Another One
33. Torres – Sprinter
32. Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass
31. Yowler – The Offer
30. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
29. Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
28. Saintseneca – Such Things
27. Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
26. Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle
25. Ava Luna – Infinite House
24. Roman A ClefAbandonware
23. Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION
22. Tame Impala – Currents
21. Beach House – Depression Cherry

20. Majical CloudzAre You Alone?
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2015, for the most part, wasn’t fun. I carved out a pretty sizable hiding place in the contours of this record. A place that allowed wallowing and healing, mostly the former though. Hey no running on the side of the pool you’re gonna break your dang neck and we’re gonna get sued out the ass by your soccer-ass mom and dad. Jeez. Dang kids.

18. Chastity Belt – Time To Go Home
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Nothing’s serious, everything’s a joke.

18. Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again
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A spider queen is elegantly weaving a wondrous web shaded with psychedelic hues around your head, showing you the marvels of the universe. “What the heck is in this web” you wonder. “Wouldn’t you like to know,” she coos, as your new form begins to take shape.

17. Eskimeaux – O.K.
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There are a lot of really important lyrics on this album. I think it came at an appropriate time in my life. “Nothing in this world is holier than friendship…” I’ll keep that in mind.

16. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
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The master of sad-yet-beautiful continues to master his trade, this time stabbing the sword deep within himself, showing the listener his glistening, gorgeous blood that came from his familial past.

15. Braids – Deep In The Iris
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This is the best synth pop record of 2015. There was not a better “synth pop” record from this year. If you disagree, that’s your own opinion. This was my opinion. Thanks for reading. Haha.

14. Krill – A Distant Fist Unclenching
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R.I.P. for real. Great band.

13. Kamasi Washington – The Epic
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Big jazz man takes over! Watch out! He’s a really cool person! He’ll make you a fan even if you don’t wanna be one!

12. Viet Cong – Viet Cong
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Imagine some kind of bizarro factory where people just pull levers & press buttons all day and nothing gets done, but each employee goes home satisfied. Eventually they all die and are easily replaced. That’s what this record sounds like.

11. Oneohtrix Point NeverGarden Of Delete 
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This makes my skin crawl in all the best ways. It’s like a slime that slowly creeps into my organs and makes them uncontrollably gush cortisol, even during the quieter moments. It’s a haphazard specter of aggression that floats in and floats out, leaving an oozing trail of nervous, giddy tension. I think at 23 I’m ready to enter my mallgoth phase. Never too late to party, they say.

10. Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear
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What a stinkin’ sadsack. I mean, he has a lot of good points and he sounds real nice for the most part. Gotta give him that. Alright I take back that first statement. FJM is a cool guy. The arrangements on these songs are so ace. DAMN!

9. Holly Herndon – Platform
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Turn your brain into an iOS app in 50 quick minutes with Holly Herndon’s Platform. Enriched in aloe vera, sleek and stylish for nights on the town. Approval from friends and colleagues will rain upon you forever more. Never will a doubtful thought enter your brain zone, unless you’ve jailbroken it. Reboot not required, but encouraged.

8. Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – Never Were The Way She Was
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Big jazz sax boy Stetson meets fiddle slayer Neufeld. Results are expectedly excellent. Like a vicious, yet beautiful battle between snake and mongoose. Always churning and toe to toe, working in tandem and in discord.

7. Mount Eerie – Sauna
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Many thanks to my lord and savior Phil Elverum for this pillar of oblivion to admire during this hellhole of a year.

6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
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Sun baked grooves that make ya move, what else is there to prove, dude? Nothing.

5. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
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The best dream pop record of this year, if you can even call it that. Transport me to this house of smoke and mirrors and strings, please.

4. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
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I mean, duh.

3. Hop Along – Painted Shut
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If you’ve never listened to Hop Along, you’re cheating yourself. All you need is the voice and you’re golden. Get everything else and you’re platinum. See them live? Woah now bud you’re pushing it. You’re gonna chrome yourself.

2. Bjork – Vulnicura
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It’s Björk AND Arca AND Haxan Cloak. Did you somehow think it wouldn’t be either my #1 or #2 pick? Nah no one cares enough. It is #2 though. So that answers that.

1. Joanna Newsom – Divers
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Well that was obvious. “Woah chill this ain’t as good as Have One On Me or Ys or Milk-Eyed Mender!” Haha woah please stop talking. This is my favorite record of the year. Bye!

You reached the end! Sorry for the long scroll and FJM-ness. Hope you enjoyed it anyways.

FULL LIST:

  1. Joanna Newsom – Divers
  2. Björk – Vulnicura
  3. Hop Along – Painted Shut
  4. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  5. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
  6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
  7. Mount Eerie – Sauna
  8. Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – Never Were The Way She Was
  9. Holly Herndon – Platform
  10. Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear
  11. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden Of Delete
  12. Viet Cong – Viet Cong
  13. Kamasi Washington – The Epic
  14. Krill – A Distant Fist Unclenching
  15. Braids – Deep In The Iris
  16. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  17. Eskimeaux – O.K.
  18. Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again
  19. Chastity Belt – Time To Go Home
  20. Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone?
  21. Beach House – Depression Cherry
  22. Tame Impala – Currents
  23. Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION
  24. Roman A Clef – Abandonware
  25. Ava Luna – Infinite House
  26. Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle
  27. Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
  28. Saintseneca – Such Things
  29. Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
  30. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
  31. Yowler – The Offer
  32. Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass
  33. Torres – Sprinter
  34. Mac DeMarco – Another One
  35. Alex G – Beach Music
  36. Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too
  37. Jamie xx – In Colour
  38. Arca – Mutant
  39. Colleen – Captain Of None
  40. Daniel Bachman – River
  41. Empress Of – Me
  42. Seoul – I Become A Shade
  43. Skylar Spence – Prom King
  44. Steve Gunn & Black Twig Pickers – Seasonal Hire
  45. 2814 – Birth Of A New Day
  46. The Weather Station – Loyalty
  47. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress
  48. Clarence Clarity – No Now
  49. Palm – Trading Basics
  50. Panopticon – Autumn Eternal

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