Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2015
The end of the year is a time to reflect on everything that happened in the past year: the best, the worst, the weirdest, the most controversial. Essentially, it's list time.
And it's also time to have righteous arguments about lists you think totally suck or lists you think are spot on.
From Rolling Stone:
As the curtain falls on 2015, it might be hard to remember any albums released this year besides Adele's record-breaking, generation-uniting, triple-platinum-and-counting 25. But there was so much more to hear. Kendrick Lamar's Molotov-cocktail-tossing hip-hop, D'Angelo’s razor-sharp R&B and Kamasi Washington's restorative jazz all made major statements...This year saw some fantastic releases from Rock & Roll Hall of Famers (Keith Richards, Don Henley, Darlene Love), along with a few strong returns from the alt-rock heroes of the Nineties (Blur, Sleater-Kinney, Wilco)..."
What about the new rock albums that came out in 2015? There was Halestorm's Into the Wild Life, Breaking Benjamin's Dark Before Dawn, Five Finger Death Punch's Got Your Six, Bring Me the Horizon That's the Spirit, Clutch Psychic Warfare, All That Remains The Order of Things, Papa Roach's F.E.A.R, Three Days Grace's Human (and more I'm sure I'm missing)... Well, none of those made Rolling Stone's list, but they did rank Marilyn Manson's The Pale Emperor No. 34. and Muse Drones No. 39. New albums from The Arcs, a side project of Dan Aurebach of The Black Keys, and Blur both ranked among the top ten on Rolling Stones' list.
Check out Rolling Stone's top 10 here:
- Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
- Adele, 25
- Drake, If You're Reading This It's Too Late
- D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah
- The Weekend, Beauty Behind the Madness
- Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
- Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free
- Various Artists, Hamilton: Original Broadway Soundtrack
- The Arcs, Yours Dreamily
- Blur, The Magic Whip
Read more and see Rolling Stone's full top 50 at Rollingstone.com.
What would be your picks for top 10 albums from the past year?