The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2015

The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2015

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49.

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

48.

July 17, 2015
Critic Score
82
42 reviews

Tame Impala returns with a new sound.

47.

October 16, 2015
Critic Score
76
21 reviews
Neon Indian returns with a woozy, dreamy synth funk album.

46.

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

44.

April 7, 2015
Critic Score
81
24 reviews
Scotland's Young Father's change direction, and head into lo-fi pop territory on this creative new album of theirs.

43.

January 27, 2015
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

41.

January 20, 2015
Critic Score
70
23 reviews

39.

October 16, 2015
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

38.

June 16, 2015
Critic Score
69
8 reviews

KEN mode releases their most savage record yet with Success!

33.

July 31, 2015
Critic Score
73
19 reviews

30.

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

29.

July 24, 2015
Critic Score
75
21 reviews

28.

April 29, 2015
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

27.

September 25, 2015
Critic Score
79
4 reviews

26.

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

25.

June 9, 2015
Critic Score
80
1 review

24.

October 23, 2015
Critic Score
88
38 reviews
Singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom's latest record is equally beautiful and conceptual.

22.

February 12, 2015
Critic Score
77
27 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.

August 7, 2015
Critic Score
77
25 reviews

20.

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

19.

August 28, 2015
Critic Score
82
30 reviews

18.

June 2, 2015
Critic Score
75
13 reviews

16.

February 10, 2015
Critic Score
87
39 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.

November 13, 2015
Critic Score
79
29 reviews

Oneohtrix Point Never returns with a mind-bending set of tracks on Garden of Delete.

14.

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

13.

March 3, 2015
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

11.

September 18, 2015
Critic Score
80
20 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.

December 18, 2015
Critic Score
82
19 reviews

9.

June 15, 2015
Critic Score
80
16 reviews
Everything Everything comes through with a creative, progressive pop album with equal parts eccentricity and accessibility.

8.

The Pop Group - Citizen Zombie
February 24, 2015
Critic Score
72
16 reviews

7.

January 20, 2015
Critic Score
86
36 reviews

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

5.

September 25, 2015
Critic Score
88
32 reviews
Julia Holter's latest record is one of the most heavenly albums I've heard in the past five years.

4.

August 21, 2015
Critic Score
82
13 reviews
Ghost is back with an album that adequately depicts their dark, melodic, and occult musical world.

2.

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.

March 16, 2015
Critic Score
95
41 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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