Variance's 50 Best Albums of 2015

Variance's 50 Best Albums of 2015

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50. Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz

Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz
August 30, 2015
Psychedelic Pop
Critic Score
56
18 reviews
User Score
45
204 reviews

49. Migos - Yung Rich Nation

Migos - Yung Rich Nation
July 31, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
67
8 reviews
User Score
67
22 reviews

48. The Staves - If I Was

The Staves - If I Was
March 23, 2015
Indie Folk
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
75
30 reviews

47. Years & Years - Communion

Years & Years - Communion
July 10, 2015
Electropop
Critic Score
64
15 reviews
User Score
70
104 reviews

46. Tori Kelly - Unbreakable Smile

Tori Kelly - Unbreakable Smile
June 23, 2015
Pop
Critic Score
53
3 reviews
User Score
65
38 reviews

45. Young Thug - Barter 6

Young Thug - Barter 6
April 16, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
73
13 reviews
User Score
74
152 reviews

44. The Arcs - Yours, Dreamily

The Arcs - Yours, Dreamily
September 4, 2015
Garage Rock
Critic Score
69
12 reviews
User Score
73
52 reviews

43. Ryn Weaver - The Fool

Ryn Weaver - The Fool
June 16, 2015
Electropop
Critic Score
61
12 reviews
User Score
60
25 reviews

42. Seinabo Sey - Pretend

Seinabo Sey - Pretend
October 23, 2015
Critic Score
74
5 reviews
User Score
71
8 reviews

41. The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness

The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness
August 28, 2015
R&B
Critic Score
72
21 reviews
User Score
71
326 reviews

40. Best Coast - California Nights

Best Coast - California Nights
May 5, 2015
Indie Pop
Critic Score
69
24 reviews
User Score
67
90 reviews

39. Purity Ring - Another Eternity

Purity Ring - Another Eternity
March 3, 2015
Synthpop
Critic Score
68
27 reviews
User Score
68
230 reviews

38. Foals - What Went Down

Foals - What Went Down
August 28, 2015
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
23 reviews
User Score
75
194 reviews

37. Boots - AQUΛRIA

Boots - AQUΛRIA
November 13, 2015
Trip Hop
Critic Score
67
16 reviews
User Score
65
13 reviews

36. Troye Sivan - Blue Neighbourhood

Troye Sivan - Blue Neighbourhood
December 4, 2015
Electropop
Critic Score
78
4 reviews
User Score
75
98 reviews

35. Beach House - Depression Cherry

Beach House - Depression Cherry
August 28, 2015
Dream Pop
Critic Score
79
30 reviews
User Score
80
504 reviews

34. Mark Ronson - Uptown Special

Mark Ronson - Uptown Special
January 13, 2015
Funk
Critic Score
71
26 reviews
User Score
67
102 reviews

33. Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon

Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
September 18, 2015
Art Pop
Critic Score
74
26 reviews
User Score
73
359 reviews

32. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love

Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love
January 20, 2015
Indie Rock
Critic Score
89
30 reviews
User Score
78
492 reviews

31. Florence + The Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful

Florence + The Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful
June 2, 2015
Art Pop
Critic Score
78
26 reviews
User Score
78
315 reviews

30. Miguel - Wildheart

Miguel - Wildheart
June 30, 2015
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
82
25 reviews
User Score
79
274 reviews

29. Hudson Mohawke - Lantern

Hudson Mohawke - Lantern
June 16, 2015
Wonky
Critic Score
71
21 reviews
User Score
67
71 reviews

28. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf
May 29, 2015
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
83
15 reviews
User Score
76
246 reviews

27. Lianne La Havas - Blood

Lianne La Havas - Blood
July 31, 2015
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
73
16 reviews
User Score
78
106 reviews

26. Halsey - Badlands

Halsey - Badlands
August 28, 2015
Electropop
Critic Score
58
3 reviews
User Score
52
169 reviews

25. Wolf Alice - My Love is Cool

Wolf Alice - My Love is Cool
June 22, 2015
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
19 reviews
User Score
77
154 reviews

24. Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams

Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams
December 4, 2015
Pop Rock
Critic Score
56
21 reviews
User Score
52
197 reviews

23. Wilco - Star Wars

Wilco - Star Wars
July 16, 2015
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
20 reviews
User Score
73
193 reviews

22. Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise

Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise
February 24, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
73
12 reviews
User Score
63
133 reviews

21. Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free

Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free
July 17, 2015
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
80
18 reviews
User Score
76
63 reviews

20. CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye

CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye
September 25, 2015
Synthpop
Critic Score
79
27 reviews
User Score
75
304 reviews

19. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
February 10, 2015
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
89
32 reviews
User Score
84
787 reviews

18. Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material

Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material
June 23, 2015
Country
Critic Score
78
19 reviews
User Score
77
106 reviews

17. Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School

Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School
October 16, 2015
Chillwave
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
User Score
79
253 reviews

16. Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too

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

15. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
March 24, 2015
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
31 reviews
User Score
81
663 reviews

14. Shamir - Ratchet

Shamir - Ratchet
May 19, 2015
Electropop
Critic Score
78
22 reviews
User Score
74
201 reviews

13. Surfer Blood - 1000 Palms

Surfer Blood - 1000 Palms
May 12, 2015
Indie Rock
Critic Score
65
11 reviews
User Score
63
23 reviews

12. Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
February 12, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
24 reviews
User Score
77
377 reviews

11. Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color

Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
April 21, 2015
Southern Rock
Critic Score
79
26 reviews
User Score
78
312 reviews

10. Chris Stapleton - Traveller

Chris Stapleton - Traveller
May 5, 2015
Country
Critic Score
83
3 reviews
User Score
77
43 reviews

9. Vince Staples - Summertime '06

Vince Staples - Summertime '06
June 30, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
21 reviews
User Score
83
463 reviews

8. Adele - 25

Adele - 25
November 20, 2015
Soul
Critic Score
71
31 reviews
User Score
72
288 reviews

7. Grimes - Art Angels

Grimes - Art Angels
November 6, 2015
Art Pop
Critic Score
84
29 reviews
User Score
81
676 reviews

6. Leon Bridges - Coming Home

Leon Bridges - Coming Home
June 23, 2015
Soul
Critic Score
75
16 reviews
User Score
74
93 reviews

5. Jamie xx - In Colour

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

4. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
March 31, 2015
Indie Folk
Critic Score
90
34 reviews
User Score
88
1015 reviews

3. Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION

Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION
August 21, 2015
Dance Pop
Critic Score
75
22 reviews
User Score
79
379 reviews

2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
March 16, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
95
34 reviews
User Score
90
1372 reviews

1. Tame Impala - Currents

Tame Impala - Currents
July 17, 2015
Psychedelic Pop
Critic Score
83
32 reviews
User Score
83
969 reviews
Original Source: http://variancemagazine.com/lists/5772-50-best-albums-2015

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