The Wire's Best Releases of 2015

The Wire's Best Releases of 2015

Original Source

50. William Basinski - The Deluge

William Basinski - The Deluge
August 21, 2015
Ambient
Critic Score
73
2 reviews
User Score
80
1 review

49. Flying Saucer Attack - Instrumentals 2015

Flying Saucer Attack - Instrumentals 2015
July 17, 2015
Drone
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
65
7 reviews

48. Jam City - Dream a Garden

Jam City - Dream a Garden
March 23, 2015
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
72
8 reviews
User Score
77
11 reviews

47. Keith Rowe & John Tilbury - Enough Still Not to Know

Keith Rowe & John Tilbury - Enough Still Not to Know
November 13, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

46. Floating Points - Elaenia

Floating Points - Elaenia
November 6, 2015
Electronic
Critic Score
83
17 reviews
User Score
79
138 reviews

45. 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

44. Uwe Oberg - Work

Uwe Oberg - Work
December 11, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

43. Thundercat - The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam

Thundercat - The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam
June 22, 2015
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
79
9 reviews
User Score
76
90 reviews

42. Radu Malfatti - One Man and a Fly

Radu Malfatti - One Man and a Fly
March 1, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

41. Carter Tutti Void - f (x)

Carter Tutti Void - f (x)
September 11, 2015
Industrial
Critic Score
80
3 reviews
User Score
NR

40. Allison Cameron & Contact - A Gossamer Bit

Allison Cameron & Contact - A Gossamer Bit
May 1, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

39. Jerusalem In My Heart - If He Dies, If If If If If If

Jerusalem In My Heart - If He Dies, If If If If If If
September 4, 2015
Critic Score
78
4 reviews
User Score
79
4 reviews

38. Guttersnipe - Demo

Guttersnipe - Demo
May 15, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

37. Jürg Frey - Grizzana and Other Pieces 2009-2014

Jürg Frey - Grizzana and Other Pieces 2009-2014
June 1, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

36. Lnrdcroy - Much Less Normal

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

35. Seymour Wright - Seymour Writes Back

Seymour Wright - Seymour Writes Back
August 27, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

34. Gnod - Infinity Machines

Gnod - Infinity Machines
April 20, 2015
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
74
3 reviews

33. Future - 56 Nights

Future - 56 Nights
March 21, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
76
2 reviews
User Score
79
34 reviews

32. Philip Jeck - Cardinal

Philip Jeck - Cardinal
October 23, 2015
Critic Score
72
2 reviews
User Score
80
2 reviews

31. King Midas Sound & Fennesz - Edition One

King Midas Sound & Fennesz - Edition One
September 18, 2015
Critic Score
71
6 reviews
User Score
NR

30. Nidia Minaj - Danger

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

29. Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2

Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2
January 23, 2015
IDM
Critic Score
68
16 reviews
User Score
70
70 reviews

28. Six Organs of Admittance - Hexadic

Six Organs of Admittance - Hexadic
February 17, 2015
Noise Rock
Critic Score
68
9 reviews
User Score
60
5 reviews

27. Visionist - Safe

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

26. Domenique Dumont - Comme Ça

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

25. William Parker - For Those Who Are, Still

William Parker - For Those Who Are, Still
August 21, 2015
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
94
1 review

24. Golden Teacher - Sauchiehall Enthrall

Golden Teacher - Sauchiehall Enthrall
August 11, 2015
Critic Score
82
1 review
User Score
NR

23. Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa

Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa
May 19, 2015
World
Critic Score
90
8 reviews
User Score
77
111 reviews

22. Hour House - Chiltern

Hour House - Chiltern
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

21. Sleaford Mods - Key Markets

Sleaford Mods - Key Markets
July 24, 2015
Art Punk
Critic Score
74
16 reviews
User Score
72
42 reviews

20. Helm - Olympic Mess

Helm - Olympic Mess
June 15, 2015
Electronic
Critic Score
75
6 reviews
User Score
64
11 reviews

19. Future - DS2

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

18. 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

17. Laura Cannell - Beneath Swooping Talons

Laura Cannell - Beneath Swooping Talons
August 28, 2015
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
54
2 reviews

16. Raphael Rogiński - Plays John Coltrane and Langston Hughes: African Mystic Music

Raphael Rogiński - Plays John Coltrane and Langston Hughes: African Mystic Music
June 1, 2015
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

15. Graham Lambkin & Michael Pisaro - Schwarze Riesenfalter

Graham Lambkin & Michael Pisaro - Schwarze Riesenfalter
February 12, 2015
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
80
2 reviews

14. Joanna Newsom - Divers

Joanna Newsom - Divers
October 23, 2015
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
87
30 reviews
User Score
83
224 reviews

13. Björk - Vulnicura

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

12. Vince Staples - Summertime '06

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

11. 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
69
3 reviews

10. The Necks - Vertigo

The Necks - Vertigo
September 25, 2015
Critic Score
78
3 reviews
User Score
64
2 reviews

9. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
March 16, 2015
Hip Hop
Critic Score
94
32 reviews
User Score
89
1143 reviews

8. Kamasi Washington - The Epic

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

7. Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs

Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs
May 19, 2015
Chamber Pop
Critic Score
83
8 reviews
User Score
78
106 reviews

6. Holly Herndon - Platform

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

5. Heather Leigh - I Abused Animal

Heather Leigh - I Abused Animal
November 27, 2015
Critic Score
70
2 reviews
User Score
68
2 reviews

4. 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
409 reviews

3. Joshua Abrams - Magnetoception

Joshua Abrams - Magnetoception
May 12, 2015
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
68
2 reviews

2. Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee

Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
February 3, 2015
Experimental
Critic Score
78
7 reviews
User Score
66
26 reviews

1. Jlin - Dark Energy

Jlin - Dark Energy
March 24, 2015
Footwork
Critic Score
84
5 reviews
User Score
72
88 reviews
Original Source: http://www.thewire.co.uk/issues/383

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