ALBUMS I LOVED IN 2015 AND WHY (IN TEN WORDS OR LESS)

are these the best by critics' standards? who knows. they made me feel something.
  1. jason isbell / something more than free
    listen and wonder why anyone else tries to write songs. fav track: "24 frames" https://open.spotify.com/track/3TWffuE2fuzzl1qC2W2V6j
  2. chris stapleton / traveller
    authentic. best voice in country music. fav track: "sometimes i cry" https://open.spotify.com/track/0V6JZbCVSePUhqNdg7i68m
  3. john moreland / high on tulsa heat
    heartbreaking in the most beautiful way. fav track: "you don't care for me enough to cry" https://open.spotify.com/track/1tQGRq2WOBXjL3JWdWMONg
  4. halsey / badlands
    perfect album for driving--especially in the dark. BASS. fav track: "colors" https://open.spotify.com/track/1TnUURhehaoMWKAqQtirm6
  5. borns / dopamine
    just so rad. i blast this. fav track: "10,000 emerald pools" https://open.spotify.com/track/2pA4ip3VIEVcIa3qE02oAX
  6. the lone bellow / then came the morning
    insane harmonies. feels like you're at church. fav track: "watch over us" https://open.spotify.com/track/0VZRdof9UfhWI5oSZ7o4ZS
  7. sam outlaw / angeleno
    throwback country. fantastic from start to finish. fav track: "country love song" https://open.spotify.com/track/1Vbf9tAi6R3JX2Igso2vgp
  8. leon bridges / coming home
    nostalgia at it's best. sunday music. fav track: "pull away" https://open.spotify.com/track/2wSJEsk3c0E1ZXYRwgNQoR
  9. anderson east /delilah
    neo soul goodness. fav track: "only you" https://open.spotify.com/track/1WeEXE3w0FkgPLUEOeoG9J