Putting an end to 2014’s experiment with un-ordered lists — because what fun is it to make a list if you can’t subjectively assign value to it. Below are my favorite records of 2015.

#1

Courtney Barnett

Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit

Listen: Pedestrian at Best

#2

 

Tame Impala

Currents

Listen: Eventually

#3

 

Father John Misty

I Love You, Honeybear

Listen: Drunk Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)

#4

 

Joanna Newsom

Divers

Listen: Leaving the City

#5

 

Grimes

Art Angels

Listen: Kill v. Maim

#6

 

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

After

Listen: Billions of Eyes

#7

 

Leon Bridges

Coming Home

Listen: Coming Home

#8

 

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Multi-Love

Listen: Multi-Love

#9

 

Laura Marling

Short Movie

Listen: False Hope

#10

 

Milo

So the Flies Don’t Come

Listen: Zen Scientist

#11

 

Neon Indian

Vega Intl. Night School

Listen: Annie

#12

 

Beach House

Depression Cherry

Listen: Space Song

#13

 

Earl Sweatshirt

I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside

Listen: Huey

#14

 

Braids

Deep in the Iris

Listen: Letting Go

#15

 

Jamie xx

In Colour

Listen: Loud Places

#16

 

Joan Shelley

Over and Even

Listen: Brighter Than the Blues

#17

 

Tamaryn

Cranekiss

Listen: Cranekiss

#18

 

Jessica Pratt

On Your Own Love Again

Listen: Wrong Hand

#19

 

The Tallest Man On Earth

Dark Bird Is Home

Listen: Sagres

#20

 

Panda Bear

Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

Listen: Crosswords

#21

 

Wavves

V

Listen: Way Too Much

#22

 

Belle and Sebastian

Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Listen: The Party Line

#23

 

Kurt Vile

b’lieve i’m goin down…

Listen: Pretty Pimpin’

#24

 

Deerhunter

Fading Frontier

Listen: Snakeskin

#25

 

Kendrik Lamar

To Pimp a Butterfly

Listen: i

#26

 

José Gonzalez

Vestiges & Claws

Listen: Leaf Off / The Cave

#27

 

Mac Demarco

Another One

Listen: The Way You’d Love Her

#28

 

Michael Rault

Living Daylight

Listen: Real Love (Yeah)

#29

 

Zachary Cale

Duskland

Listen: Sundowner

#30

 

HEALTH

DEATH MAGIC

Listen: New Coke