BEST OF
2016

2015 Music Year End List Aggregate

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These numbers are obtained from the 81 lists found along the right side of this page.

1
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar

To Pimp a Butterfly

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
2
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens

Carrie & Lowell

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
3
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty

I Love You, Honeybear

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
4
Grimes - Art Angels

Grimes

Art Angels

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
5
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Courtney Barnett

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
6
Jamie xx - In Colour

Jamie xx

In Colour

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
7
Tame Impala - Currents

Tame Impala

Currents

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
8
Björk - Vulnicura

Björk

Vulnicura

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
9
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love

Sleater-Kinney

No Cities to Love

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
10
Julia Holter - Have You in My Wilderness

Julia Holter

Have You in My Wilderness

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
11
Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION

Carly Rae Jepsen

E•MO•TION

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
12
Vince Staples - Summertime '06

Vince Staples

Summertime '06

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
13
Joanna Newsom - Divers

Joanna Newsom

Divers

iTunes
Amazon
14
Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete

Oneohtrix Point Never

Garden of Delete

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
15
Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Drake

If You're Reading This It's Too Late

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
16
Future - DS2

Future

DS2

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
17
Kamasi Washington - The Epic

Kamasi Washington

The Epic

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
18
Adele - 25

Adele

25

iTunes
Amazon
19
Holly Herndon - Platform

Holly Herndon

Platform

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
20
Miguel - Wildheart

Miguel

Wildheart

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
21
Floating Points - Elaenia

Floating Points

Elaenia

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
22
Deerhunter - Fading Frontier

Deerhunter

Fading Frontier

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
23
Deafheaven - New Bermuda

Deafheaven

New Bermuda

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
24
Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon

Lana Del Rey

Honeymoon

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
25
Kurt Vile - b'lieve i'm goin down

Kurt Vile

b'lieve i'm goin down

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
26
Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color

Alabama Shakes

Sound & Color

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
27
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Multi-Love

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
28
Wolf Alice - My Love is Cool

Wolf Alice

My Love is Cool

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
29
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

Surf

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
30
Blur - The Magic Whip

Blur

The Magic Whip

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
31
Jlin - Dark Energy

Jlin

Dark Energy

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
32
Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, girl

Jenny Hval

Apocalypse, girl

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
33
Shamir - Ratchet

Shamir

Ratchet

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
34
Beach House - Depression Cherry

Beach House

Depression Cherry

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
35
Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free

Jason Isbell

Something More Than Free

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
36
Wilco - Star Wars

Wilco

Star Wars

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
37
D'Angelo - Black Messiah

D'Angelo

Black Messiah

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
38
CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye

CHVRCHES

Every Open Eye

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
39
Preoccupations - Viet Cong

Preoccupations

Viet Cong

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
40
Justin Bieber - Purpose

Justin Bieber

Purpose

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
41
Florence + The Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful

Florence + The Machine

How Big How Blue How Beautiful

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
42
Chris Stapleton - Traveller

Chris Stapleton

Traveller

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
43
The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness

The Weeknd

Beauty Behind the Madness

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
44
Leon Bridges - Coming Home

Leon Bridges

Coming Home

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
45
Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
46
New Order - Music Complete

New Order

Music Complete

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
47
A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP

A$AP Rocky

At.Long.Last.A$AP

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
48
Laura Marling - Short Movie

Laura Marling

Short Movie

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
49
Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon

Tobias Jesso Jr.

Goon

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
50
The Internet - Ego Death

The Internet

Ego Death

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify

Honorable Mention:
Sleaford Mods - Key Markets (37), Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside (36), Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy (35), Torres - Sprinter (33), Young Thug - Barter 6 (33), Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife (33), Hop Along - Painted Shut (33), Dr. Dre - Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre (33), Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People (32), Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa (32), Arca - Mutant (31), Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (30), Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material (30), Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too (28), Destroyer - Poison Season (28), Low - Ones and Sixes (28), John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (28), Gwenno - Y Dydd Olaf (26), Levon Vincent - Levon Vincent (25), Girl Band - Holding Hands with Jamie (25), Foals - What Went Down (25), Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect (25), Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs (24), Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp (24), D∆WN - Blackheart (22), Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise (22), Janet Jackson - Unbreakable (22), Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee (21), Everything Everything - Get To Heaven (21), Jack Ü - Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü (21), Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again (21), Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone? (21), Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton: An American Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (20), Susanne Sundfør - Ten Love Songs (20), Empress Of - Me (20), LoneLady - Hinterland (20), Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School (19), Marina and the Diamonds - Froot (18), Julio Bashmore - Knockin' Boots (17), Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys (17), Hudson Mohawke - Lantern (17), Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars (17), Royal Headache - High (17), FKA Twigs - M3LL155X (17), Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated At Last (16), Helen - The Original Faces (16), Romare - Projections (16), JME - Integrity> (16), Ashley Monroe - The Blade (16), Ryley Walker - Primrose Green (16)

How Points are Measured
1st Place = 10 points
2nd Place = 8 points
3rd place = 6 points
Top 10 = 5 points
Top 25 = 3 points
Other = 1 points


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