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XXL's 20 Best Albums of 2015

XXL's 20 Best Albums of 2015

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A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP

May 26, 2015
Critic Score
74
27 reviews

On At.Long.Last.A$AP., he takes a creative risk and lets the fans reap the rewards. At long last.

Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise

February 24, 2015
Critic Score
73
12 reviews

If Hall Of Fame finally closed the book on his Finally Famous chapter, Dark Sky Paradise marks his biggest step yet in turning that mainstream fame into widespread critical praise.

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf

May 29, 2015
Critic Score
81
16 reviews
The sum of all parts make for a stupefying sonic experience.

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

February 12, 2015
Critic Score
77
24 reviews

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is the sound of a man reaffirming what the world should already know in somber language.

Drake & Future - What A Time To Be Alive

September 20, 2015
Critic Score
71
19 reviews

It’s cutting and honest and self-congratulatory and vindictive. It’s fantastically decadent and brutally real at the same time. It won’t be leaving the playlist any time soon.

Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside

March 23, 2015
Critic Score
77
23 reviews

On the deeply atmospheric I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside, Earl Sweatshirt has leveled up and grown into his talents as a rapper and producer. The unnecessary shock value buffer between he and his audience has been cast away leaving an impactful artist in its wake.

Future - DS2

July 17, 2015
Critic Score
78
19 reviews
It’s brutally beautiful. It’s unrelentingly hard. It’s his best work in years.

Joey Bada$$ - B4.DA.$$

January 20, 2015
Critic Score
69
22 reviews

B4.Da.$$ should be seen as a huge step forward and a platform for Joey to progress even further.

Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth

January 20, 2015
Critic Score
76
14 reviews

After a turbulent mix of starts and stops, Tetsuo And Youth ... is an album that both meets fans’ exalted expectations of the Chicago native while surpassing them in the process.

Mac Miller - GO:OD AM

September 18, 2015
Critic Score
72
13 reviews

Mac shows a maturity beyond his years, all while tackling the highs and lows that come with the life of fame and fortune in the music industry.

Travis Scott - Rodeo

September 4, 2015
Critic Score
61
16 reviews

Rodeo has plenty of bangers and noteworthy collaborations that help bring out a futuristic trap sound that could bleed into the mainstream of hip-hop in no time.

Ty Dolla $ign - Free TC

November 13, 2015
Critic Score
73
14 reviews

Vince Staples - Summertime '06

June 30, 2015
Critic Score
85
21 reviews
It is, simply, one of the best rap debuts of the year. And Vince Staples didn’t have to follow any mold to make it that way.
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