Top Albums of 2015

In alphabetical order (I've probably left out a few)
  1. Autre Ne Veut - Age of Transparency
    R&B never sounded so panicked
  2. Baio - The Names
    Upper West Side Soweto with a tropical splash of 90s UK warehouse dub
  3. Beach House - Depression Cherry/Thank Your Lucky Stars
    When music transcends genre and becomes a texture you dream about
  4. Carly Rae Jepen- E•MO•TION
    It's difficult to gauge the genuineness of CRJ and Taylor Swift but I can't hear you over these ear worms
  5. Emile Haynie - We Fall
    Holed up in the Chateau Marmont, surrounded by flowers, dissecting a broken relationship
  6. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
    Sometimes being a facetious lounge lizard may result in the most realized self
  7. Fred Thomas - All Are Saved
    Stream of consciousness...torrential downpour of consciousness about spending weeks on the floor with your sick dog before having to put him down
  8. Hop Along - Painted Shut
    She traded her croon for a scream and turns specific into universal
  9. Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Again
    You're smoking a cigarette and its 1976 San Francisco and everything is a pale shade of orange and olive green
  10. Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle
    "I've kissed enough bathroom sinks to make up for the lovers that never loved me"
  11. Joanna Newsom - Divers
    What if Lord of the Rings took place in Grand Central Park?
  12. Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?
    Are you?
  13. Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass
    If Joni Mitchell were a Disney Princess
  14. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
    How to deal with the loss of a parent who was never really there
  15. The Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird is Home
    The heaviest subjects can create the lightest hearts
  16. Tame Impala - Currents
    I'm freaking out, man
  17. Tobias Jesso Jr - Goon
    Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Brian Wilson, Fleetwood Mac, et al