Best Albums of 2015

The Best Albums of 2015

It's that most wonderful time of the year…the end! It's time to celebrate all the great music we've had the pleasure to hear. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their Best Albums of 2015 and hear nominations from listeners.

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The Best Albums of 2015

Featured Songs

  1. Tina Turner, The Best, Foreign Affair, Capitol, 1989
  2. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, Slip Slide (feat. B.o.B, Busta Rhymes, BJ The Chicago Kid and Janelle Monáe, Surf, self-released, 2015
  3. Torres, A Proper Polish Welcome, Sprinter, Partisan, 2015
  4. Vince Staples, Jump off the Roof (feat. Snoh Aalegra), Summertime '06, Def Jam, 2015
  5. Titus Andronicus, Fatal Flaw, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, Merge, 2015
  6. Beach Slang, Dirty Lights, The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us, Polyvinyl, 2015
  7. Sufjan Stevens, Should Have Known Better, Carrie & Lowell, Asthmatic Kitty, 2015
  8. Braids, Warm Like Summer, Deep in the Iris, Arbutus, 2015
  9. Shamir, In For the Kill, Ratchet, XL, 2015
  10. Bully, Trash, Feels Like, Columbia, 2015
  11. Protomartyr, Why Does It Shake?, The Agent Intellect, Hardly Art, 2015
  12. Low Cut Connie, Me n Annie, Hi Honey, Contender, 2015
  13. Kendrick Lamar, How Much a Dollar Cost, To Pimp a Butterfly, Top Dawg, 2015
  14. Courtney Barnett, Elevator Operator, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Marathon, 2015
  15. New Edition, Mr Telephone Man, New Edition, MCA, 1984
  16. Isao Tomita, Snowflakes Are Dancing, Snowflakes Are Dancing, RCA, 1974
  17. Tangerine Dream, Moments of a Visionary, Phaedra, Virgin, 1974
  18. Mark Ronson, Feel Right (feat. Mystikal), Uptown Special, RCA, 2015
  19. Adele, Hello, 25, XL, 2015

Footnotes

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