Resident Advisor's Top 20 Albums of 2015

Resident Advisor's Top 20 Albums of 2015

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20. Vilod - Safe In Harbour

Vilod - Safe In Harbour
June 11, 2015
Critic Score
78
1 review
User Score
81
2 reviews

19. Visionist - Safe

Visionist - Safe
October 9, 2015
Critic Score
78
6 reviews
User Score
68
4 reviews

18. Matrixxman - Homesick

Matrixxman - Homesick
July 10, 2015
Electronic
Critic Score
75
7 reviews
User Score
75
12 reviews
This is machine music for a machine-ruled future made by someone who truly loves machines.
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17. Zenker Brothers - Immersion

Zenker Brothers - Immersion
February 10, 2015
Techno
Critic Score
79
3 reviews
User Score
76
3 reviews

16. Linkwood - Expressions

Linkwood - Expressions
February 14, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
77
4 reviews

15. Gaussian Curve - Clouds

Gaussian Curve - Clouds
December 22, 2014
Ambient
Critic Score
77
2 reviews
User Score
76
6 reviews

14. Anthony Naples - Body Pill

Anthony Naples - Body Pill
February 17, 2015
Deep House
Critic Score
79
3 reviews
User Score
78
12 reviews

13. Domenique Dumont - Comme Ça

Domenique Dumont - Comme Ça
June 22, 2015
Critic Score
82
1 review
User Score
82
8 reviews

What's most impressive about Comme Ça is how much ground it covers in so little time, sliding by in a breezy 25 minutes. Its brevity is central to its appeal: Comme Ça teases and beguiles, like the final slither of a setting sun.

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12. Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete

Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete
November 13, 2015
Electronic
Critic Score
79
22 reviews
User Score
80
196 reviews
That OPN can still sound wholly original while engaging with the mainstream—and in his own fucked up, tongue-in-cheek way—reiterates the strength of vision that brought him to this point.
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11. Mariah - Utakata no Hibi [Reissue]

Mariah - Utakata no Hibi [Reissue]
September 18, 2015
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
74
1 review

10. Hunee - Hunch Music

Hunee - Hunch Music
July 3, 2015
Deep House
Critic Score
78
4 reviews
User Score
NR

9. DJ Sotofett - Drippin' for a Tripp

DJ Sotofett - Drippin' for a Tripp
March 23, 2015
Electronic
Critic Score
80
3 reviews
User Score
81
2 reviews

8. Boof - The Hydrangeas Whisper

Boof - The Hydrangeas Whisper
March 30, 2015
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
75
3 reviews

7. Julia Holter - Have You in My Wilderness

Julia Holter - Have You in My Wilderness
September 25, 2015
Art Pop
Critic Score
87
24 reviews
User Score
84
408 reviews

Even if Have You In My Wilderness is Holter's most accessible record to date, it's riddled with enough puzzles, lyrical twists and delicate refinement to remain intriguing listen after listen.

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6. Suzanne Kraft - Talk From Home

Suzanne Kraft - Talk From Home
July 16, 2015
Critic Score
73
3 reviews
User Score
75
2 reviews

5. Björk - Vulnicura

Björk - Vulnicura
January 20, 2015
Art Pop
Critic Score
86
27 reviews
User Score
82
490 reviews

This narrative thread seems to have focussed Björk's compositional powers, and Vulnicura has a momentum and coherence lacking in her recent efforts.

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4. Lnrdcroy - Much Less Normal

Lnrdcroy - Much Less Normal
May 20, 2014
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
84
5 reviews

3. Jlin - Dark Energy

Jlin - Dark Energy
March 24, 2015
Footwork
Critic Score
84
5 reviews
User Score
72
88 reviews
Jlin has plenty to say, and she has a remarkably strong and distinctive voice with which to say it.
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2. Levon Vincent - Levon Vincent

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

1. Floating Points - Elaenia

Floating Points - Elaenia
November 6, 2015
Electronic
Critic Score
83
17 reviews
User Score
79
138 reviews
It was unlikely the first Floating Points album would've been anything other than beautiful, though its stunning virtuosity turned out more elusive than expected.
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