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Rolling Stone's 20 Best Pop Albums of 2015

Rolling Stone's 20 Best Pop Albums of 2015

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20. Skylar Spence - Prom King

Skylar Spence - Prom King
September 18, 2015
Critic Score
68
4 reviews

19. Shamir - Ratchet

Shamir - Ratchet
May 19, 2015
Critic Score
75
23 reviews
Las Vegas newcomer Shamir works disco into a state of undress on his first full-length album.

18. Susanne Sundfør - Ten Love Songs

Susanne Sundfør - Ten Love Songs
February 16, 2015
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

17. Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys

Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys
May 11, 2015
Critic Score
76
12 reviews

16. Jess Glynne - I Cry When I Laugh

Jess Glynne - I Cry When I Laugh
July 31, 2015
Critic Score
53
4 reviews

15. Demi Lovato - Confident

Demi Lovato - Confident
October 16, 2015
Critic Score
68
11 reviews

14. Little Mix - Get Weird

Little Mix - Get Weird
November 6, 2015
Critic Score
65
6 reviews

13. Dumblonde - Dumblonde

Dumblonde - Dumblonde
September 25, 2015
Critic Score
70
1 review

12. Ellie Goulding - Delirium

Ellie Goulding - Delirium
November 6, 2015
Critic Score
63
16 reviews

The songwriting on Delirium doesn't always feel worthy of her ambitions, but Goulding is technically peerless and versatile, maintaining her power and flare throughout and crushing every glassy jam she's put in front of.

11. Justin Bieber - Purpose

Justin Bieber - Purpose
November 13, 2015
Critic Score
64
25 reviews

Bieber is the comeback kid, with "Sorry" as his theme song. He spends Purpose learning lessons, begging for forgiveness and vowing to be a better Bieber.

10. One Direction - Made in the A.M.

One Direction - Made in the A.M.
November 13, 2015
Critic Score
67
9 reviews

9. Fifth Harmony - Reflection

Fifth Harmony - Reflection
February 3, 2015
Critic Score
75
5 reviews
When it comes to girl groups in a post-Beyoncé world, female empowerment is the name of the game. On the debut from Fifth Harmony (which formed during the second season of The X Factor, in 2012), high self-esteem feels like a party.

8. Jason Derulo - Everything Is 4

Jason Derulo - Everything Is 4
June 2, 2015
Critic Score
63
7 reviews

7. Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION

Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION
August 21, 2015
Critic Score
76
23 reviews

Almost every track is like a bouncy castle: fun, certainly, but not made for long-term stays.

6. Madonna - Rebel Heart

Madonna - Rebel Heart
March 10, 2015
Critic Score
64
24 reviews

Rebel Heart is a long, passionate, self-referential meditation on losing love and finding purpose in chilling times.

5. Selena Gomez - Revival

Selena Gomez - Revival
October 9, 2015
Critic Score
69
7 reviews

4. Darlene Love - Introducing Darlene Love

Darlene Love - Introducing Darlene Love
September 18, 2015
Critic Score
63
4 reviews

3. Florence + The Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful

Florence + The Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful
June 2, 2015
Critic Score
77
30 reviews
Finally, Welch is leaning hard into the classic rock and soul sounds her vocals always flirted with, like Ophelia in a Mondrian miniskirt.

2. Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon

Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
September 18, 2015
Critic Score
74
30 reviews

Whatever her intentions, they've led to her most genuinely thrilling music ever.

1. Adele - 25

Adele - 25
November 20, 2015
Critic Score
71
35 reviews

Whether she's holding notes with the strength of a suspension bridge or enjoying a rare lighthearted "whoo-hoo!" on "Sweetest Devotion," her incredible phrasing – the way she can infuse any line with nuance and power – is more proof that she's among the greatest interpreters of romantic lyrics.

Original Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/20-best-pop-albums-of-2015-20151218
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