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The 50 best albums of 2015

The 50 best albums of 2015

The king of 2015: Kamasi Washington. Photo: Theo Jemison http://www.theojemison.com/

Tue, Dec 22, 2015, 10:03

   

(1) Kamasi Washington “The Epic” (Brainfeeder)

Review and interview

(2) Girl Band “Holding Hands With Jamie” (Rough Trade)

Interview

(3) Kendrick Lamar “To Pimp A Butterfly” (Top Dawg)

Review

(4) Floating Points “Elaenia” (Pluto)

(5) Bjork “Vulnicura” (One Little Indian)

Interview

(6) Romare “Projections” (Ninja Tune)

Review

(7) Natalie Prass “Natalie Prass” (Spacebomb)

Review and interview

(8) Julia Holter “Have You in My Wilderness” (Domino)

(9) Jamie xx “In Colour” (XL)

Interview

(10) Slow Moving Clouds “Os” (Self release)

Review

(11) Vince Staples “Summertime ‘06” (Def Jam)

Review

(12) Sufjan Stevens “Carrie & Lowell” (Asthmatic Kitty)

(13) Roisin Murphy “Hairless Toys” (PIAS)

Review and interview

(14) Shamir “Ratchet” (XL)

Review and interview

(15) Tobias Esso Jr “Goon” (True Panther)

Review

(16) Sons Of Kemet “Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do”

(17) Blackalicious “Imani Vol 1″ (Caroline International)

Review

(18) Soak “Before We Forgot How To Dream” (Rough Trade)

Interview

(19) Ibeyi “Ibeyi” (XL)

Interview

(20) Villagers “Darling Arithmetic” (Domino)

Interview

(21) C Duncan “Architect” (Fat Cat)

Review

(22) Anderson “Patterns” (Self release)

Interview

(23) Jlin “Dark Energy” (Planet Mu)

(24) Miguel “Wildheart” (RCA)

Review

(25) John Grant “Grey Tickles, Black Pressure” (Bella Union)

Interview

(26) Four Tet “Morning/Evening” (Text)

Review

(27) Mbongwana Star “From Kinshasa” (World Circuit)

(28) Bill Fay “Who Is the Sender?” (Dead Oceans)

Review

(29) Saun & Starr “Look Closer” (Daptone)

Review

(30) Zomba Prison Project “I Have No Everything Here” (Six Degrees)

(31) Colm Mac Con Iomaire “And Now the Weather” (Plateau)

Interview

(32) Joey Bada$$ “B4.DA.$$” (Pro Era)

Review

(33) Young Fathers “White Men Are Black Men Too” (Big Dada)

Review and interview

(34) Leon Bridges “Coming Home” (Columbia)

Review and interview

(35) Wilco “Star Wars” (dBPM)

(36) Hunee “Hunch Music” (Rush Hour)

(37) Jóhann Jóhannsson “Sicario OST” (Lions Gate)

(38) Dornik “Dornik” (PMR)

Review

(39) Courtney Barnett “Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit” (Marathon)

(40) Mark Ronson “Uptown Special” (Epic)

Review and interview

(41) HNNY “Sunday” (Omena)

(42) Matthew E White “Fresh Blood” (Spacebomb/Domino)

Interview

(43) Arca “Mutant” (Mute)

Review

(44) Roots Maniva “Bleeds” (Big Dada)

Review

(45) Roseau “Salt” (Big Dada)

Review

(46) Sleater-Kinney “No Cities To Love” (Sub Pop)

(47) The Expert “Dynamic Drift” (Well Wear)

Review

(48) Bob Moses “Days Gone By” (Domino)

(49) Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch “Like Water Through Sand” (130701)

Review

(50) Little Simz “A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons” (Age 101)

Review