MOJO's Top 50 Albums of 2015

MOJO's Top 50 Albums of 2015

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49. Ibeyi - Ibeyi

February 17, 2015
Critic Score
76
15 reviews

47. Deerhunter - Fading Frontier

October 16, 2015
Critic Score
82
31 reviews

Cox’s naked sensitivity and inability to filter himself have been constants through the band’s career; on Fading Frontier, they ensure Deerhunter’s most accessible songs yet are also their most affecting.

43. Mark Ronson - Uptown Special

January 13, 2015
Critic Score
71
26 reviews

38. LoneLady - Hinterland

March 23, 2015
Critic Score
80
11 reviews

35. The Libertines - Anthems for Doomed Youth

September 11, 2015
Critic Score
69
24 reviews

It’s this powerful nostalgia for their original selves ... that makes Anthems For Doomed Youth better than it really ought to be, as if the last decade hadn’t happened.

32. Jamie xx - In Colour

June 1, 2015
Critic Score
84
33 reviews

31. Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People

July 10, 2015
Critic Score
79
15 reviews
Driven, hooky, moving. Better than Prozac or a sunny day.

30. Bill Fay - Who Is the Sender?

Bill Fay - Who Is the Sender?
April 28, 2015
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

29. Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside

March 23, 2015
Critic Score
77
23 reviews

This portrait of the artist might be a gloomy, oppressive one but it’s grimly fascinating nevertheless.

26. Wilco - Star Wars

July 16, 2015
Critic Score
80
20 reviews

Star Wars confirms that Wilco now fully own a unique American noise wherein nothing is wholly traditional or wholly experimental.

24. Gaz Coombes - Matador

January 26, 2015
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

20. Dungen - Allas Sak

September 25, 2015
Critic Score
76
9 reviews

19. Joanna Newsom - Divers

October 23, 2015
Critic Score
87
32 reviews

It’s when everything begins to fan out like a peacock’s tail at the height of the courting season that you’re reminded just why Newsom is a 21st century oneoff.

18. Blur - The Magic Whip

April 27, 2015
Critic Score
78
31 reviews

For a collection with an eye on the setting sun and the slow decline, it’s a fine late flowering. If they’ve made it, finally, to the end, there’s nothing to regret here.

16. D'Angelo - Black Messiah

December 15, 2014
Critic Score
93
25 reviews

The singer’s reappearance in the post-Ferguson climate feels like nothing less than a superhero donning his cape. Black Messiah is an exquisite realisation of what D’Angelo does best.

13. Low - Ones and Sixes

September 11, 2015
Critic Score
77
22 reviews

10. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

March 31, 2015
Critic Score
90
34 reviews

A tender, affecting album that, through its jumble of religious allusions, nature imagery, classical references, half-remembered visions and overwhelming sense of loss, has a simple message.

7. Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile

February 24, 2015
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

5. Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs

May 19, 2015
Critic Score
83
8 reviews

2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

March 16, 2015
Critic Score
95
34 reviews

To Pimp A Butterfly attempts to the tackle the issues of the day without recourse to blunt, shallow sloganeering.

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