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The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2015

The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2015

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50. Pissgrave - Suicide Euphoria

August 7, 2015
Critic Score
55
2 reviews

49. Dope Body - Kunk

Dope Body - Kunk
August 28, 2015
Critic Score
65
7 reviews

48. Tame Impala - Currents

July 17, 2015
Critic Score
83
32 reviews

Tame Impala returns with a new sound.

43. Zs - Xe

January 27, 2015
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

41. Joey Bada$$ - B4.DA.$$

January 20, 2015
Critic Score
69
22 reviews

38. KEN mode - Success

June 16, 2015
Critic Score
67
7 reviews

KEN mode releases their most savage record yet with Success!

30. Jeff Rosenstock - We Cool?

Jeff Rosenstock - We Cool?
March 3, 2015
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

28. Lil Ugly Mane - Third Side of Tape

April 29, 2015
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

26. SOPHIE - PRODUCT

November 27, 2015
Critic Score
76
18 reviews

24. Joanna Newsom - Divers

October 23, 2015
Critic Score
87
32 reviews
Singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom's latest record is equally beautiful and conceptual.

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

February 12, 2015
Critic Score
77
24 reviews

Drake's sounding more confident than ever on a series of somewhat minimal, dark, moody, trap-inspired pop rap beats with contemporary R&B change-ups.

21. Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss

August 7, 2015
Critic Score
76
22 reviews

20. Travis Scott - Rodeo

September 4, 2015
Critic Score
61
16 reviews

18. Algiers - Algiers

June 2, 2015
Critic Score
77
11 reviews

16. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

February 10, 2015
Critic Score
89
32 reviews

J. Tillman, aka Father John Misty, comes through with a grand, funny, and gorgeous sophomore release under this recently embraced pseudonym of his.

15. Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete

November 13, 2015
Critic Score
79
24 reviews
Oneohtrix Point Never returns with a mind-bending set of tracks on Garden of Delete.

14. Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls

May 12, 2015
Critic Score
80
10 reviews
Prurient's new double album is a soul-crushing carnival of blissful, tundra-temperature misery.

11. Ought - Sun Coming Down

September 18, 2015
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

Ought's neurotic, jittery approach to art rock and post-punk really impressed me on their latest album. Still room for improvement, but very impressive.

10. Baroness - Purple

December 18, 2015
Critic Score
80
14 reviews

9. Everything Everything - Get To Heaven

June 15, 2015
Critic Score
79
15 reviews
Everything Everything comes through with a creative, progressive pop album with equal parts eccentricity and accessibility.

8. The Pop Group - Citizen Zombie

The Pop Group - Citizen Zombie
February 24, 2015
Critic Score
66
13 reviews

7. Björk - Vulnicura

January 20, 2015
Critic Score
86
30 reviews

5. Julia Holter - Have You in My Wilderness

September 25, 2015
Critic Score
87
25 reviews
Julia Holter's latest record is one of the most heavenly albums I've heard in the past five years.

4. Ghost - Meliora

August 21, 2015
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
Ghost is back with an album that adequately depicts their dark, melodic, and occult musical world.

2. Death Grips - The Powers That B

March 31, 2015
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

Death Grips finally completes an immense double album with the release of Jenny Death, assembling two very different--but satisfying--releases in the DG discography.

1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

March 16, 2015
Critic Score
95
34 reviews

Several years ago, Kendrick Lamar was hip hop's underdog. Today, he's dropping what's possibly the best rap album of the decade.

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