FACT Magazine's 50 Best Albums of 2015

FACT Magazine's 50 Best Albums of 2015

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50. Jeff Bridges - Sleeping Tapes

Jeff Bridges - Sleeping Tapes
January 28, 2015
Ambient
Critic Score
75
2 reviews
User Score
69
16 reviews

49. Disasterpeace - It Follows

Disasterpeace - It Follows
February 2, 2015
Electronic
Critic Score
77
3 reviews
User Score
72
10 reviews

48. Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
January 13, 2015
Psychedelic Pop
Critic Score
80
31 reviews
User Score
77
416 reviews
Panda Bear’s fourth full-length is a mature album of peace and reckoning, one that weaves ghostly textures, plumbs watery depths, but ultimately happens on something comforting and tranquil.
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47. Leila Abdul-Rauf - Insomnia

Leila Abdul-Rauf - Insomnia
March 17, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

46. Theo Burt - Gloss

Theo Burt - Gloss
August 21, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

45. Anamai - Sallows

Anamai - Sallows
March 10, 2015
Indie Folk
Critic Score
74
4 reviews
User Score
68
2 reviews

44. Smurphy - A Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended in the Darkness

Smurphy - A Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended in the Darkness
May 12, 2015
Glitch Pop
Critic Score
78
3 reviews
User Score
66
5 reviews

43. Ash Koosha - GUUD

Ash Koosha - GUUD
June 9, 2015
Glitch Hop
Critic Score
NR
User Score
79
18 reviews

42. Helen - The Original Faces

Helen - The Original Faces
September 4, 2015
Dream Pop
Critic Score
74
8 reviews
User Score
74
40 reviews

41. JT The Goon - King Triton

JT The Goon - King Triton
December 11, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

40. William Basinski - Cascade

William Basinski - Cascade
April 28, 2015
Ambient
Critic Score
75
3 reviews
User Score
76
14 reviews

39. Tame Impala - Currents

Tame Impala - Currents
July 17, 2015
Psychedelic Pop
Critic Score
83
32 reviews
User Score
83
943 reviews

38. Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl - We Are Not The First

Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl - We Are Not The First
October 30, 2015
Critic Score
81
4 reviews
User Score
72
4 reviews

37. Katie Dey - asdfasdf

Katie Dey - asdfasdf
April 28, 2015
Twee Pop
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
81
3 reviews

36. Johnny May Cash - My Last Days

Johnny May Cash - My Last Days
February 24, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

35. Jóhann Jóhannsson - Sicario OST

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Sicario OST
September 18, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
84
2 reviews

34. Fifth Harmony - Reflection

Fifth Harmony - Reflection
February 3, 2015
R&B
Critic Score
74
5 reviews
User Score
64
94 reviews

33. Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls

Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls
May 12, 2015
Noise
Critic Score
80
10 reviews
User Score
74
60 reviews

32. Nidia Minaj - Danger

Nidia Minaj - Danger
February 24, 2015
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
70
6 reviews

31. Junglepussy - Pregnant With Success

Junglepussy - Pregnant With Success
November 17, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
2 reviews
User Score
79
8 reviews

30. Kode9 - Nothing

Kode9 - Nothing
November 6, 2015
Electronic
Critic Score
75
10 reviews
User Score
70
9 reviews

29. FIS - The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now

FIS - The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now
June 29, 2015
Ambient
Critic Score
74
2 reviews
User Score
81
2 reviews

28. Various Artists - Gqom Oh! The Sound of Durban Vol. 1

Various Artists - Gqom Oh! The Sound of Durban Vol. 1
January 29, 2016
House
Critic Score
81
2 reviews
User Score
66
6 reviews

27. Murlo - Odyssey

Murlo - Odyssey
November 6, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

26. Father - Who's Gonna Get Fucked First?

Father - Who's Gonna Get Fucked First?
March 17, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
78
2 reviews
User Score
59
10 reviews

25. J.G. Biberkopf - Ecologies

J.G. Biberkopf - Ecologies
June 29, 2015
Critic Score
71
2 reviews
User Score
75
1 review

24. Julio Bashmore - Knockin' Boots

Julio Bashmore - Knockin' Boots
August 7, 2015
House
Critic Score
76
9 reviews
User Score
70
21 reviews

23. Vince Staples - Summertime '06

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

22. Holly Herndon - Platform

Holly Herndon - Platform
May 19, 2015
Art Pop
Critic Score
80
22 reviews
User Score
76
170 reviews

21. Levon Vincent - Levon Vincent

Levon Vincent - Levon Vincent
February 9, 2015
Techno
Critic Score
82
3 reviews
User Score
68
39 reviews

20. Boogie - The Reach

Boogie - The Reach
June 24, 2015
Critic Score
74
4 reviews
User Score
75
2 reviews

19. Jam City - Dream a Garden

Jam City - Dream a Garden
March 23, 2015
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
72
8 reviews
User Score
76
12 reviews

18. Helm - Olympic Mess

Helm - Olympic Mess
June 15, 2015
Electronic
Critic Score
75
6 reviews
User Score
67
13 reviews

17. Abra - Rose

Abra - Rose
June 16, 2015
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
NR
User Score
75
25 reviews

16. Kuedo - Assertion of a Surrounding Presence

Kuedo - Assertion of a Surrounding Presence
August 7, 2015
Critic Score
78
2 reviews
User Score
76
4 reviews

15. death's dynamic shroud.wmv - I'll Try Living Like This

death's dynamic shroud.wmv - I'll Try Living Like This
May 15, 2015
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
75
3 reviews

14. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - A Year With 13 Moons

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - A Year With 13 Moons
February 9, 2015
Ambient
Critic Score
80
5 reviews
User Score
74
33 reviews

13. Acre - Better Strangers

Acre - Better Strangers
November 6, 2015
Critic Score
75
3 reviews
User Score
77
1 review

12. M.E.S.H. - Piteous Gate

M.E.S.H. - Piteous Gate
July 24, 2015
IDM
Critic Score
82
6 reviews
User Score
73
8 reviews

11. Rustie - EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE

Rustie - EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE
November 5, 2015
Electronic
Critic Score
72
10 reviews
User Score
70
29 reviews

10. Eartheater - RIP Chrysalis

Eartheater - RIP Chrysalis
October 20, 2015
Critic Score
78
2 reviews
User Score
81
2 reviews

9. DJ Richard - Grind

DJ Richard - Grind
September 4, 2015
Electronic
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
73
14 reviews

8. Kelela - Hallucinogen EP

Kelela - Hallucinogen EP
October 9, 2015
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
79
8 reviews
User Score
77
117 reviews

7. Jlin - Dark Energy

Jlin - Dark Energy
March 24, 2015
Footwork
Critic Score
84
5 reviews
User Score
72
92 reviews

6. Future - 56 Nights

Future - 56 Nights
March 21, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
76
2 reviews
User Score
77
44 reviews

6. Future - DS2

Future - DS2
July 17, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
79
18 reviews
User Score
70
190 reviews

5. Grimes - Art Angels

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

4. Arca - Mutant

Arca - Mutant
November 20, 2015
Electronic
Critic Score
79
18 reviews
User Score
76
159 reviews

3. 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
1336 reviews

2. Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete

Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete
November 13, 2015
Electronic
Critic Score
79
24 reviews
User Score
80
208 reviews

1. Dawn Richard - Blackheart

Dawn Richard - Blackheart
January 15, 2015
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
81
6 reviews
User Score
74
77 reviews

If Goldenheart was a monumental but monolithic edifice of an album, Blackheart is a shape-shifting house of mirrors in permanent flux, light where its predecessor was heavy, welcoming instead of forbidding.

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Original Source: http://www.factmag.com/2015/12/09/the-50-best-albums-of-2015/

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