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
60
3 reviews

49. Dope Body - Kunk

Dope Body - Kunk
August 28, 2015
Critic Score
63
7 reviews

48. Tame Impala - Currents

July 17, 2015
Critic Score
83
35 reviews

Tame Impala returns with a new sound.

46. Billy Woods - Today, I Wrote Nothing

Billy Woods - Today, I Wrote Nothing
March 31, 2015
Critic Score
70
1 review

43. Zs - Xe

January 27, 2015
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

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

January 20, 2015
Critic Score
70
22 reviews

39. The Game - The Documentary 2.5

October 16, 2015
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

38. KEN mode - Success

June 16, 2015
Critic Score
69
8 reviews

KEN mode releases their most savage record yet with Success!

33. Lianne La Havas - Blood

July 31, 2015
Critic Score
73
19 reviews

30. Jeff Rosenstock - We Cool?

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

29. Sleaford Mods - Key Markets

July 24, 2015
Critic Score
75
18 reviews

28. Lil Ugly Mane - Third Side of Tape

April 29, 2015
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

27. Milo - So the Flies Don't Come

September 25, 2015
Critic Score
79
4 reviews

26. SOPHIE - PRODUCT

November 27, 2015
Critic Score
76
19 reviews
Sophie compiles his biggest singles from the past year or so into one sharp comp!

25. Ash Koosha - GUUD

June 9, 2015
Critic Score
80
1 review

24. Joanna Newsom - Divers

October 23, 2015
Critic Score
88
36 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
78
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
75
23 reviews

20. Travis Scott - Rodeo

September 4, 2015
Critic Score
62
16 reviews
Travis Scott's ambition and songwriting translates artfully on his latest commercial effort.

19. Destroyer - Poison Season

August 28, 2015
Critic Score
82
29 reviews

18. Algiers - Algiers

June 2, 2015
Critic Score
76
12 reviews

16. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

February 10, 2015
Critic Score
88
34 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
78
25 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
79
10 reviews
Prurient's new double album is a soul-crushing carnival of blissful, tundra-temperature misery.

13. Leviathan - Scar Sighted

March 3, 2015
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

11. Ought - Sun Coming Down

September 18, 2015
Critic Score
80
18 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
81
16 reviews

9. Everything Everything - Get To Heaven

June 15, 2015
Critic Score
81
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
71
13 reviews

7. Björk - Vulnicura

January 20, 2015
Critic Score
86
31 reviews

Icelandic singer, songwriter, producer Björk is back with another record, and it's one filled with romantic heartbreak and whimsical instrumentation.

5. Julia Holter - Have You in My Wilderness

September 25, 2015
Critic Score
88
26 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
80
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
37 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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