Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2015

Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2015

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75. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Loin Des Hommes OST

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Loin Des Hommes OST
May 18, 2015
Critic Score
70
3 reviews
User Score
76
4 reviews

74. Keith Richards - Crosseyed Heart

Keith Richards - Crosseyed Heart
September 18, 2015
Blues Rock
Critic Score
77
12 reviews
User Score
73
10 reviews

73. Phil Cook - Southland Mission

Phil Cook - Southland Mission
September 11, 2015
Folk Rock
Critic Score
76
2 reviews
User Score
82
10 reviews

72. Killing Joke - Pylon

Killing Joke - Pylon
October 23, 2015
Industrial Rock
Critic Score
75
6 reviews
User Score
78
9 reviews

71. Drinks - Hermits On Holiday

Drinks - Hermits On Holiday
August 21, 2015
Post-Punk
Critic Score
75
13 reviews
User Score
68
9 reviews

The end result is something that’s freaky and funny, as rigorously experimental as it is gleefully entertaining.

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70. Pond - Man It Feels Like Space Again

Pond - Man It Feels Like Space Again
January 26, 2015
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
75
17 reviews
User Score
75
112 reviews

69. Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves

Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves
March 17, 2015
Indie Rock
Critic Score
68
26 reviews
User Score
69
176 reviews

68. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Lost Time

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Lost Time
September 18, 2015
Critic Score
83
3 reviews
User Score
NR

67. Micachu and the Shapes - Good Sad Happy Bad

Micachu and the Shapes - Good Sad Happy Bad
September 11, 2015
Art Pop
Critic Score
70
12 reviews
User Score
67
11 reviews

66. The Apartments - No Song No Spell No Madrigal

The Apartments - No Song No Spell No Madrigal
April 13, 2015
Chamber Pop
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
84
4 reviews

65. Bop English - Constant Bop

Bop English - Constant Bop
April 14, 2015
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
6 reviews
User Score
74
66 reviews
A fast-paced, multi-faceted, furiously entertaining record that gradually reveals hidden emotional depths? Chalk another one up to the man in White Denim.
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64. Public Image Ltd. - What The World Needs Now...

Public Image Ltd. - What The World Needs Now...
September 4, 2015
Post-Punk
Critic Score
66
12 reviews
User Score
60
8 reviews

63. BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul

BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul
February 17, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
73
17 reviews
User Score
75
107 reviews

62. Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy

Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy
July 28, 2015
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
26 reviews
User Score
77
165 reviews

The Most Lamentable Tragedy feels like a quintessentially modern album, a scintillating examination of mania and neurosis that uses the history of rock’n’roll as mere stage dressing for its bravura performance.

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61. Vince Staples - Summertime '06

Vince Staples - Summertime '06
June 30, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
86
20 reviews
User Score
83
404 reviews

60. Chip Taylor - Little Prayers Trilogy

Chip Taylor - Little Prayers Trilogy
October 14, 2014
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

59. Stick In The Wheel - From Here

Stick In The Wheel - From Here
September 25, 2015
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
NR

58. Fuzz - II

Fuzz - II
October 23, 2015
Garage Rock
Critic Score
73
13 reviews
User Score
74
32 reviews

57. Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon

Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
September 18, 2015
Art Pop
Critic Score
74
25 reviews
User Score
72
280 reviews

56. Deerhunter - Fading Frontier

Deerhunter - Fading Frontier
October 16, 2015
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
30 reviews
User Score
80
304 reviews
While matters are not necessarily so sunny throughout the album’s entirety, never before has Deerhunter’s brand of noise been such a joyful one.
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55. Neil Young & Promise of the Real - The Monsanto Years

Neil Young & Promise of the Real - The Monsanto Years
June 29, 2015
Folk Rock
Critic Score
63
18 reviews
User Score
64
11 reviews

54. Israel Nash Gripka - Israel Nash's Silver Season

Israel Nash Gripka - Israel Nash's Silver Season
October 9, 2015
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
81
4 reviews

53. Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys

Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys
May 11, 2015
Art Pop
Critic Score
76
12 reviews
User Score
76
42 reviews

52. H Hawkline - In the Pink of Condition

H Hawkline - In the Pink of Condition
February 2, 2015
Art Pop
Critic Score
73
3 reviews
User Score
63
5 reviews

51. Algiers - Algiers

Algiers - Algiers
June 2, 2015
Post-Punk
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
77
84 reviews

50. Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There

Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There
August 28, 2015
Indie Pop
Critic Score
71
24 reviews
User Score
70
29 reviews

49. Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile

Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile
February 24, 2015
Critic Score
78
4 reviews
User Score
77
13 reviews

48. My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall

My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall
May 4, 2015
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
23 reviews
User Score
74
88 reviews

The Waterfall is ... perfectly attuned to its immediate surroundings, but it also seeks to channel a more all-encompassing spirit.

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47. Miguel - Wildheart

Miguel - Wildheart
June 30, 2015
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
81
24 reviews
User Score
79
265 reviews

46. Olivia Chaney - The Longest River

Olivia Chaney - The Longest River
April 28, 2015
Critic Score
83
3 reviews
User Score
72
1 review

45. Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
January 13, 2015
Psychedelic Pop
Critic Score
81
29 reviews
User Score
78
406 reviews

His work is possibly the most interesting as a collision point between hippy music old and new.

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44. Laura Marling - Short Movie

Laura Marling - Short Movie
March 23, 2015
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
80
23 reviews
User Score
77
137 reviews

It's more defiant and distinct than anything she’s done before, testament to her first go at self-production. But what really sets it apart from her catalogue is her desire to break the cycle, to let go and let herself be young.

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43. Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People

Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People
July 10, 2015
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
15 reviews
User Score
74
48 reviews

42. JD McPherson - Let the Good Times Roll

JD McPherson - Let the Good Times Roll
February 10, 2015
Rockabilly
Critic Score
83
4 reviews
User Score
75
12 reviews

41. Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again

Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again
January 27, 2015
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
User Score
77
98 reviews

40. Bob Dylan - Shadows in the Night

Bob Dylan - Shadows in the Night
February 3, 2015
Traditional Pop
Critic Score
77
21 reviews
User Score
65
30 reviews

39. Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern

Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern
May 18, 2015
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
11 reviews
User Score
67
20 reviews

There are fade outs and fade ins mid-song, vocals come heavily treated, instruments are strafed with sound effects; essentially, Weller is making a virtue of his processes here.

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38. Dave Rawlings Machine - Nashville Obsolete

Dave Rawlings Machine - Nashville Obsolete
September 18, 2015
Americana
Critic Score
84
5 reviews
User Score
76
9 reviews

37. Low - Ones and Sixes

Low - Ones and Sixes
September 11, 2015
Slowcore
Critic Score
77
21 reviews
User Score
76
59 reviews

36. Destroyer - Poison Season

Destroyer - Poison Season
August 28, 2015
Chamber Pop
Critic Score
82
25 reviews
User Score
81
284 reviews

On Poison Season, Bejar re-embraces street rock, and recontextualises it as well.

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35. Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too

Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too
April 7, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
19 reviews
User Score
78
186 reviews

34. FFS - FFS

FFS - FFS
June 8, 2015
Art Rock
Critic Score
77
18 reviews
User Score
71
69 reviews

33. Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood

Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood
March 10, 2015
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
76
14 reviews
User Score
75
54 reviews

32. Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes

Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes
June 2, 2015
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
72
21 reviews
User Score
72
108 reviews

31. Four Tet - Morning/Evening

Four Tet - Morning/Evening
June 21, 2015
Microhouse
Critic Score
75
15 reviews
User Score
72
65 reviews

30. Kamasi Washington - The Epic

Kamasi Washington - The Epic
May 5, 2015
Jazz Fusion
Critic Score
81
5 reviews
User Score
82
262 reviews

29. Kurt Vile - b'lieve i'm goin down

Kurt Vile - b'lieve i'm goin down
September 25, 2015
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
78
24 reviews
User Score
78
248 reviews

28. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Ba Power

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Ba Power
April 24, 2015
World
Critic Score
84
5 reviews
User Score
76
18 reviews

Ba Power feels like another dramatic leap forward and a further landmark in the integration of African tribal rhythms and western rock’n’roll.

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27. Jamie xx - In Colour

Jamie xx - In Colour
June 1, 2015
UK Bass
Critic Score
84
31 reviews
User Score
82
728 reviews

What In Colour reveals is the sheer scope of Smith’s skills as a songwriter and producer. The xx on ecstasy: not a bad idea at all.

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26. Joanna Newsom - Divers

Joanna Newsom - Divers
October 23, 2015
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
87
30 reviews
User Score
83
234 reviews
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Original Source: http://www.uncut.co.uk/features/the-best-albums-of-2015-the-uncut-top-50-72134

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