Best of 2015: Music Critic Top Ten Lists

  • Publish Date: December 2, 2015
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Below, we collect the individual year-end Top Ten lists published by a variety of music sources, including critics, music magazines, music shops, and more. This page will be updated at least once a day throughout December and January as new lists are published; be sure to check back frequently.

Critics pick the best albums of 2015

Recent updates:
Added 1/23 (final update): Antiquiet, Arizona Republic
Added 1/9: AbsolutePunk, Hot Press, Omaha World-Herald, Punknews, Tampa Bay Times, Vancouver Sun, Yahoo! Music
Added 12/27: 3voor12, Cosmopolitan, Detroit News, Digital Spy, Fast 'n' Bulbous, KCRW, NOW Magazine, Okayplayer, Pigeons and Planes, San Jose Mercury News, XLR8R
Added 12/24: Dazed & Confused, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, XXL
Added 12/23: Cokemachineglow, Las Vegas Weekly, The Music, San DIego Union-Tribune
Added 12/22: Baltimore City Paper, Maclean’s, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Levy), Revolver, State
Added 12/21: Gigwise, Magnet, Mixmag, Mother Jones, Punktastic, TimeOut London
Added 12/18: Associated Press, Clash, Drowned in Sound, Flavorwire, The Guardian, KQED, musicOMH, No Ripcord, Pretty Much Amazing, Rolling Stone (Sheffield), Sputnikmusic, Us Weekly, Wall Street Journal
Added 12/17: People, Tiny Mix Tapes, Under the Radar
Added 12/16: Flood, Metal Hammer, Pitchfork, Stashed
Added 12/15: Billboard, Contra Costa Times, Mashable, NPR (Dye), RedEye, The Root, The Wire
Added 12/14: The Daily Beast, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Newsday, The Observer, The Oregonian, Resident Advisor, Treble, Ultimate Classic Rock
Added 12/12: FACT, Idolator, Newsweek, Philadelphia Inquirer, TimeOut New York, Waterloo Records, WBEZ
Added 12/11: Boston Globe, God Is in the TV, Les Inrockuptibles, Los Angeles Times, Loud and Quiet, Thump
Added 12/10: Bleep, Dummy, Kerrang!, The New York Times, Slant
Added 12/9: Cleveland Plain Dealer, Entertainment Weekly, Loudwire, NPR
Added 12/8: Diffuser, Vulture
Added 12/7: The 405, AV Club, Double J, PopMatters, Variance
Added 12/4: The Irish Times, Noisey, The Oklahoman, Time
Added 12/3: Chicago Tribune, Exclaim!, FasterLouder, The Quietus
Added 12/2: Scorecard launched with 26 publications.

Below is our updated running tally of the albums most frequently mentioned by individual music publications in their year-end Top Ten lists. Although many of the lists come from publications whose reviews are included on this site, we have also included extra lists from prominent music stores, websites, and publications not normally found in Metacritic's music section. Note that if a source ranks more than the standard 10 albums, we will not include titles ranked 11th or worse. In case of a tie for first or second, each album will receive the full points for that position. Our points system works as follows:

  • 3 points for each 1st place ranking
  • 2 points for each 2nd place ranking
  • 1 point for being ranked 3rd - 10th, or for being included on an unranked list
Albums Mentioned on Most Top 10 Lists - 2015
Album / Artist # 1st Place # 2nd Place # Other Points
1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar512228225
2. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett7124691
3. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens884989
4 . Art Angels by Grimes 643763
5 . I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty 723762
6 . Currents by Tame Impala 453052
7 . In Colour by Jamie xx 162944
8 . No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney 242842
9 . Vulnicura by Björk 242135
10 . 25 by Adele 271333
11 . E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen 232032
. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter 312132
13 . The Epic by Kamasi Washington 121724
. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples 102124
15. Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes131221
16. Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves211119
. DS2 by Future041119
18 . Divers by Joanna Newsom 031218
19 . Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never 121017
20 . Wildheart by Miguel 101316
21 . Traveller by Chris Stapleton 111015
22 . Black Messiah by D'Angelo * 011113
. New Bermuda by Deafheaven 11813
24. If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake001212
. Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell10912
26. Platform by Holly Herndon11611
. Elaenia by Floating Points11611
. Dark Energy by Jlin20511
. Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd11611
30 . The Magic Whip by Blur001010

* Black Messiah was released very late in 2014, beyond the publication date of some top 10 lists that year. As a result, a handful of publications have included it in their 2015 lists.

Individual top ten lists

Below are the 145 individual top ten lists used to calculate the standings above. Some publications may list ten albums without ranking them in order; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical order.

Music websites
3voor12 [Netherlands] View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Currents by Tame Impala
  3. Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  4. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  5. Hunch Music by Hunee
  6. In Colour by Jamie xx
  7. Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
  8. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  9. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  10. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
The 405 View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. We Are Not The First by Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl
  3. Vulnicura by Björk
  4. Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never
  5. A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons by Little Simz
  6. The Epic by Kamasi Washington
  7. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  8. Apocalypse, girl by Jenny Hval
  9. Art Angels by Grimes
  10. VEGA Intl. Night School by Neon Indian
AbsolutePunk (Staff consensus) View full list
  1. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  2. Dealer by Foxing
  3. Peripheral Vision by Turnover
  4. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  5. Harmlessness by The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
  6. Sprained Ankle by Julien Baker
  7. Currents by Tame Impala
  8. No Closer to Heaven by The Wonder Years
  9. New Bermuda by Deafheaven
  10. I, No Longer by Pentimento
Antiquiet View full list
  1. The Heart Is a Monster by Failure
  2. The Pale Emperor by Marilyn Manson
  3. Dodge and Burn by The Dead Weather
  4. Chasing Yesterday by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  5. If I Should Go Before You by City and Colour
  6. Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell
  7. Abyss by Chelsea Wolfe
  8. Searching for Zero by Cancer Bats
  9. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  10. Psychic Warfare by Clutch
A.V. Club (Staff consensus) View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  3. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  4. Art Angels by Grimes
  5. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  6. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  7. The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us by Beach Slang
  8. Ivy Tripp by Waxahatchee
  9. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  10. Sprinter by Torres
Cokemachineglow View full list
  • Art Angels by Grimes
  • Platform by Holly Herndon
  • Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  • Apocalypse, girl by Jenny Hval
  • In Colour by Jamie xx
  • To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  • 808s & Dark Grapes III by Main Attrakionz
  • Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never
  • Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  • Viet Cong by Viet Cong
Complex View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. DS2 by Future
  3. SremmLife by Rae Sremmurd
  4. 25 by Adele
  5. Purpose by Justin Bieber
  6. Dark Sky Paradise by Big Sean
  7. At.Long.Last.A$AP by A$AP Rocky
  8. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  9. If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake
  10. Ego Death by The Internet
Consequence of Sound View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  3. Art Angels by Grimes
  4. Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never
  5. Currents by Tame Impala
  6. In Colour by Jamie xx
  7. Black Messiah by D'Angelo
  8. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  9. The Most Lamentable Tragedy by Titus Andronicus
  10. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
Crave Online View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Psychic Warfare by Clutch
  3. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  4. All Hands by Doomtree
  5. Mr. Wonderful by Action Bronson
  6. Dodge and Burn by The Dead Weather
  7. Money Shot by Puscifer
  8. Compton by Dr. Dre
  9. The Epic by Kamasi Washington
  10. Black Messiah by D'Angelo
Dazed & Confused View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Art Angels by Grimes
  3. A New Place 2 Drown by Archy Marshall
  4. M3LL155X by FKA twigs
  5. Vulnicura by Björk
  6. Ratchet by Shamir
  7. Mutant by Arca
  8. In Colour by Jamie xx
  9. At.Long.Last.A$AP by A$AP Rocky
  10. Platform by Holly Herndon
Diffuser View full list
  1. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. Art Angels by Grimes
  4. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  5. Currents by Tame Impala
  6. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  7. Poison Season by Destroyer
  8. 1989 by Ryan Adams
  9. Depression Cherry by Beach House
  10. Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell
Digital Spy View full list
  1. 25 by Adele
  2. Purpose by Justin Bieber
  3. Communion by Years & Years
  4. Art Angels by Grimes
  5. Get Weird by Little Mix
  6. My Love Is Cool by Wolf Alice
  7. Delirium by Ellie Goulding
  8. Get to Heaven by Everything Everything
  9. In Colour by Jamie xx
  10. Rebel Heart by Madonna
Drowned in Sound View full list
  1. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. Vulnicura by Björk
  4. My Love Is Cool by Wolf Alice
  5. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  6. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  7. Divers by Joanna Newsom
  8. Deep in the Iris by Braids
  9. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  10. Apocalypse, girl by Jenny Hval
Dummy View full list
  1. Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake
  4. A Paradise by Gwilym Gold
  5. Dark Energy by Jlin
  6. DS2 by Future
  7. Platform by Holly Herndon
  8. In Colour by Jamie xx
  9. Elaenia by Floating Points
  10. I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside by Earl Sweatshirt
Exclaim! View full list
  1. Art Angels by Grimes
  2. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  3. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  4. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  5. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  6. Vulnicura by Björk
  7. Poison Season by Destroyer
  8. Currents by Tame Impala
  9. Goon by Tobias Jesso, Jr.
  10. Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
FACT View full list
  1. Blackheart by Dawn Richard
  2. Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never
  3. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  4. Mutant by Arca
  5. Art Angels by Grimes
  6. DS2 by Future
  7. Dark Energy by Jlin
  8. Hallucinogen EP by Kelela
  9. Grind by DJ Richard
  10. RIP Chrysalis by Eartheater
Fast 'n' Bulbous View full list
  1. Purple by Baroness
  2. To Your Death by Christian Mistress
  3. Journey Blind by Magic Circle
  4. Berkana by Golden Void
  5. Innocence & Decadence by Graveyard
  6. Lore by Elder
  7. Crooked Doors by Royal Thunder
  8. Ecate by Ufomammut
  9. Algiers by Algiers
  10. Torpor by Baron
FasterLouder (Australia) View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  3. Currents by Tame Impala
  4. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  5. In Colour by Jamie xx
  6. Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
  7. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  8. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  9. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  10. Art Angels by Grimes
Flood View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Currents by Tame Impala
  3. Fresh Blood by Matthew E. White
  4. b'lieve i'm goin down… by Kurt Vile
  5. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  6. Star Wars by Wilco
  7. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  8. Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  9. Divers by Joanna Newsom
  10. La Di Da Di by Battles
Gigwise View full list
  1. Perpetual Motion People by Ezra Furman
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  4. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  5. My Love Is Cool by Wolf Alice
  6. Fading Frontier by Deerhunter
  7. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  8. Music Complete by New Order
  9. Short Movie by Laura Marling
  10. What For? by Toro y Moi
God Is in the TV View full list
  1. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  2. Vulnicura by Björk
  3. The Magic Whip by Blur
  4. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  5. Perpetual Motion People by Ezra Furman
  6. Grey Tickles, Black Pressure by John Grant
  7. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  8. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  9. Music Complete by New Order
  10. The Race for Space by Public Service Broadcasting
Gorilla vs. Bear View full list
  1. Art Angels by Grimes
  2. Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper by Panda Bear
  3. In Colour by Jamie xx
  4. Coming Home by Leon Bridges
  5. Act of Tenderness by Cindy Lee
  6. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  7. The Original Faces by Helen
  8. Escape From Evil by Lower Dens
  9. Thank Your Lucky Stars by Beach House
  10. 100% Electronica by George Clanton
Idolator View full list
  1. Art Angels by Grimes
  2. 25 by Adele
  3. Honeymoon by Lana Del Rey
  4. Wildheart by Miguel
  5. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  6. Froot by Marina and the Diamonds
  7. Purpose by Justin Bieber
  8. The Desired Effect by Brandon Flowers
  9. Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
  10. Cry Baby by Melanie Martinez
Loud and Quiet View full list
  1. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  2. Y Dydd Olaf by Gwenno
  3. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  4. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  5. Goon by Tobias Jesso, Jr.
  6. Holding Hands With Jamie by Girl Band
  7. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  8. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  9. 1000 Days by Wand
  10. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
Loudwire View full list
  1. Into the Wild Life by Halestorm
  2. The Pale Emperor by Marilyn Manson
  3. Dark Before Dawn by Breaking Benjamin
  4. Immortalized by Disturbed
  5. Sol Invictus by Faith No More
  6. Psychic Warfare by Clutch
  7. Threat to Survival by Shinedown
  8. Crooked Doors by Royal Thunder
  9. Purple by Baroness
  10. That's the Spirit by Bring Me the Horizon
The Music [Australia] View full list
  1. Currents by Tame Impala
  2. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  3. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  4. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  5. Art Angels by Grimes
  6. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  7. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by Florence + The Machine
  8. In Colour by Jamie xx
  9. What Went Down by Foals
  10. The Magic Whip by Blur
musicOMH View full list
  1. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  2. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  3. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  4. Divers by Joanna Newsom
  5. Vulnicura by Björk
  6. My Love Is Cool by Wolf Alice
  7. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  8. The Magic Whip by Blur
  9. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  10. Ones and Sixes by Low
No Ripcord View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  3. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  4. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  5. In Colour by Jamie xx
  6. Art Angels by Grimes
  7. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  8. Divers by Joanna Newsom
  9. Currents by Tame Impala
  10. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
Noisey View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. DS2 by Future
  3. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  4. In Colour by Jamie xx
  5. Art Angels by Grimes
  6. Integrity> by Jme
  7. Demo by G.L.O.S.S.
  8. Painted Shut by Hop Along
  9. Söngvar elds og óreiðu by Misþyrming
  10. Wildheart by Miguel
Okayplayer View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. The Epic by Kamasi Washington
  3. The Switch by Emily King
  4. Cherry Bomb by Tyler, the Creator
  5. B4.DA.$$ by Joey Badass
  6. Mr. Wonderful by Action Bronson
  7. But You Caint Use My Phone by Erykah Badu
  8. And After That, We Didn’t Talk by GoldLink
  9. Surf by Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment
  10. Seven Sundays by SiR
Pigeons and Planes View full list
  1. Art Angels by Grimes
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. In Colour by Jamie xx
  4. Age of Transparency by Autre Ne Veut
  5. Currents by Tame Impala
  6. At.Long.Last.A$AP by A$AP Rocky
  7. DS2 by Future
  8. If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake
  9. Suffolk County by Cousin Stizz
  10. Honeymoon by Lana Del Rey
Pitchfork View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. In Colour by Jamie xx
  3. Art Angels by Grimes
  4. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  5. Currents by Tame Impala
  6. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  7. Black Messiah by D'Angelo
  8. Wildheart by Miguel
  9. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  10. The Epic by Kamasi Washington
PopMatters View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  3. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  4. The Epic by Kamasi Washington
  5. Traveller by Chris Stapleton
  6. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  7. Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never
  8. Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell
  9. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  10. Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
Pretty Much Amazing View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Black Messiah by D'Angelo
  3. Art Angels by Grimes
  4. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  5. In Colour by Jamie xx
  6. Currents by Tame Impala
  7. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  8. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  9. Surf by Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment
  10. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
Punknews (Staff consensus) View full list
  1. Mutiny at Muscle Beach by Night Birds
  2. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  3. War on Women by War on Women
  4. We Cool? by Jeff Rosenstock
  5. (tie) To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  6. (tie) No Closer to Heaven by The Wonder Years
  7. Constructs of State by Leftover Crack
  8. The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us by Beach Slang
  9. (tie) Tales From Wyoming by Teenage Bottlerocket
  10. (tie) Beat the Champ by The Mountain Goats
Punktastic View full list
  1. No Closer to Heaven by The Wonder Years
  2. Blossom by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
  3. New Bermuda by Deafheaven
  4. Nonstop Feeling by Turnstile
  5. The Color Before the Sun by Coheed and Cambria
  6. Peripheral Vision by Turnover
  7. Are We All the Same Distance Apart by Crooks
  8. Dealer by Foxing
  9. Cold Walls/Cloudy Eyes by Hindsights
  10. I Feel Weird by Great Cynics
The Quietus View full list
  1. Dark Energy by Jlin
  2. Zamknely sie oczy ziemi by Stara Rzeka
  3. From Kinshasa by Mbongwana Star
  4. f(x) by Carter Tutti Void
  5. Coin Coin Chapter Three by Matana Roberts
  6. Culture Of Volume by East India Youth
  7. Kahraba by EEK featuring Islam Chipsy
  8. Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never
  9. Music Complete by New Order
  10. Platform by Holly Herndon
Resident Advisor View full list
  1. Elaenia by Floating Points
  2. Levon Vincent by Levon Vincent
  3. Dark Energy by Jlin
  4. Much Less Normal by LNRDCROY
  5. Vulnicura by Björk
  6. Talk From Home by Suzanne Kraft
  7. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  8. The Hydrangeas Whisper by Boof
  9. Drippin' For A Tripp (Tripp-A-Dubb-Mix) by DJ Sotofett
  10. Hunch Music by Hunee
Slant View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  3. Art Angels by Grimes
  4. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  5. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  6. Wildheart by Miguel
  7. Ratchet by Shamir
  8. The Most Lamentable Tragedy by Titus Andronicus
  9. Complicated Game by James McMurtry
  10. The Epic by Kamasi Washington
Spin View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  3. In Colour by Jamie xx
  4. Currents by Tame Impala
  5. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  6. Ivy Tripp by Waxahatchee
  7. Fading Frontier by Deerhunter
  8. Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves
  9. Ratchet by Shamir
  10. Beach Music by Alex G
Sputnikmusic View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  3. Art Angels by Grimes
  4. Act IV- Rebirth in Reprise by The Dear Hunter
  5. Viet Cong by Viet Cong
  6. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  7. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  8. In Colour by Jamie xx
  9. Departure Songs by We Lost the Sea
  10. Instant Gratification by Dance Gavin Dance
Stashed View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
  3. Dark Sky Paradise by Big Sean
  4. Purpose by Justin Bieber
  5. If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake
  6. SremmLife by Rae Sremmurd
  7. DS2 by Future
  8. Tetsuo & Youth by Lupe Fiasco
  9. Ego Death by The Internet
  10. 25 by Adele
State [Ireland] View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. In Colour by Jamie xx
  3. Currents by Tame Impala
  4. The Magic Whip by Blur
  5. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  6. Art Angels by Grimes
  7. Holding Hands With Jamie by Girl Band
  8. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  9. Hairless Toys by Roisin Murphy
  10. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
Stereogum View full list
  1. Art Angels by Grimes
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  4. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  5. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  6. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  7. Painted Shut by Hop Along
  8. I Want to Grow Up by Colleen Green
  9. Simple Songs by Jim O'Rourke
  10. New Bermuda by Deafheaven
Textura View full list
  1. Rocks & Straws by Anneli Drecker
  2. Render by Roomful of Teeth
  3. Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1 by PRISM Quartet
  4. Be Life by Anne Garner
  5. The Thompson Fields by Maria Schneider
  6. Unremembered by Sarah Kirkland Snider
  7. Renewed Brilliance by The Balustrade Ensemble
  8. A Billie Holiday Songbook by Lara Downes
  9. Transcendence by Tania Giannouli Ensemble
  10. The Sparkle In Our Flaws by Chantal Acda
Thump View full list
  1. Platform by Holly Herndon
  2. Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never
  3. Art Angels by Grimes
  4. Lantern by Hudson Mohawke
  5. Elaenia by Floating Points
  6. In Colour by Jamie xx
  7. Vulnicura by Björk
  8. Foam Garden by Darkstar
  9. Dark Energy by Jlin
  10. Nothing by Kode9
Tiny Mix Tapes View full list
  1. Mutant by Arca
  2. Barter 6 by Young Thug
  3. Skid Row by James Ferraro
  4. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  5. Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never
  6. American Drift by Elysia Crampton
  7. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  8. DS2 by Future
  9. Vulnicura by Björk
  10. Product by Sophie
Treble View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. New Bermuda by Deafheaven
  3. Black Messiah by D'Angelo
  4. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  5. Algiers by Algiers
  6. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  7. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  8. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  9. In Colour by Jamie xx
  10. Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never
Ultimate Classic Rock View full list
  1. Perfectamundo by Billy Gibbons and The BFG's
  2. Book of Souls by Iron Maiden
  3. Rattle That Lock by David Gilmour
  4. Def Leppard by Def Leppard
  5. Crosseyed Heart by Keith Richards
  6. Bad Magic by Motorhead
  7. Cass County by Don Henley
  8. Monsanto Years by Neil Young
  9. Hollywood Vampires by Hollywood Vampires
  10. Shadows in the Night by Bob Dylan
Vulture View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. In Colour by Jamie xx
  3. Apocalypse, girl by Jenny Hval
  4. Currents by Tame Impala
  5. Art Angels by Grimes
  6. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  7. Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü by Jack Ü
  8. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  9. Predatory Headlights by Tenement
  10. If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake
XLR8R View full list
  1. Vin Ploile by Petre Inspirescu
  2. Elaenia by Floating Points
  3. Levon Vincent by Levon Vincent
  4. Sleepstep (Sonar Poems For My Sleepless Friends) by Dasha Rush
  5. Safe in Harbour by Vilod
  6. Fabric 84 by Mathew Jonson
  7. DJ Kicks by DJ Koze
  8. Homesick by Matrixxman
  9. I Want to Believe by Project Pablo
  10. What's a Girl to Do by Fatima Yamaha
XXL View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. The Incredible True Story by Logic
  3. Twelve Reasons to Die II by Ghostface Killah
  4. Rodeo by Travis Scott
  5. I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside by Earl Sweatshirt
  6. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  7. The Documentary 2 by The Game
  8. DS2 by Future
  9. What a Time to Be Alive by Drake and Future
  10. If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake
Yahoo! Music View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
  3. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  4. Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves
  5. Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
  6. Currents by Tame Impala
  7. Art Angels by Grimes
  8. Traveller by Chris Stapleton
  9. The Magic Whip by Blur
  10. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
Music magazines
American Songwriter View full list
  1. Traveller by Chris Stapleton
  2. Sprinter by Torres
  3. Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell
  4. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  5. Complicated Game by James McMurtry
  6. High on Tulsa Heat by John Moreland
  7. Star Wars by Wilco
  8. Faith in the Future by Craig Finn
  9. Natalie Prass by Natalie Prass
  10. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
Billboard View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording by Various
  3. Art Angels by Grimes
  4. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  5. 25 by Adele
  6. In Colour by Jamie xx
  7. Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
  8. Black Messiah by D'Angelo
  9. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  10. Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell
Clash View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Currents by Tame Impala
  3. Art Angels by Grimes
  4. Vulnicura by Björk
  5. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  6. Foam Island by Darkstar
  7. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  8. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  9. Real Life by Real Lies
  10. Natureboy by Flako
Classic Rock Magazine
  1. The Book of Souls by Iron Maiden
  2. Sol Invictus by Faith No More
  3. Psychic Warfare by Clutch
  4. Last Of Our Kind by The Darkness
  5. Def Leppard by Def Leppard
  6. Pylon by Killing Joke
  7. Hand. Cannot. Erase. by Steven Wilson
  8. Holding All The Roses by Blackberry Smoke
  9. Into The Wild Life by Halestorm
  10. Electric Blood by Biters
Crack Magazine View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Vulnicura by Björk
  3. Platform by Holly Herndon
  4. Wildheart by Miguel
  5. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  6. Hunch Music by Hunee
  7. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  8. Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints by RP Boo
  9. Currents by Tame Impala
  10. Lantern by Hudson Mohawke
Decibel
  1. Anareta by Horrendous
  2. The Children of the Night by Tribulation
  3. The Plague Within by Paradise Lost
  4. Luminiferous by High on Fire
  5. Lucifer I by Lucifer
  6. Purple by Baroness
  7. Ordeal by Skepticism
  8. Autumn Eternal by Panopticon
  9. Absolution by Khemmis
  10. Pylon by Killing Joke
Hot Press View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Didn't He Ramble by Glen Hansard
  3. Art Angels by Grimes
  4. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  5. Darling Arithmetic by Villagers
  6. Before We Forgot How to Dream by Soak
  7. Compton by Dr. Dre
  8. The Magic Whip by Blur
  9. Currents by Tame Impala
  10. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
Kerrang!
  1. That's the Spirit by Bring Me the Horizon
  2. The Book of Souls by Iron Maiden
  3. Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots
  4. Bad Magic by Motorhead
  5. Ire by Parkway Drive
  6. Sol Invictus by Faith No More
  7. Future Hearts by All Time Low
  8. Blossom by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
  9. Permanence by No Devotion
  10. Ones and Zeros by Young Guns
Les Inrockuptibles (France)
  1. Goon by Tobias Jesso, Jr.
  2. Currents by Tame Impala
  3. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  4. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  5. Born Under Saturn by Django Django
  6. Holding Hands With Jamie by Girl Band
  7. Big Sun by Chassol
  8. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  9. Architect by C Duncan
  10. Léviathan by Flavien Berger
Magnet View full list
  1. Star Wars by Wilco
  2. Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
  3. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  4. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  5. High by Royal Headache
  6. Divers by Joanna Newsom
  7. Anthems for Doomed Youth by The Libertines
  8. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  9. New Bermuda by Deafheaven
  10. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
Metal Hammer View full list
  1. The Book of Souls by Iron Maiden
  2. Sol Invictus by Faith No More
  3. Psychic Warfare by Clutch
  4. Meliora by Ghost
  5. The Plague Within by Paradise Lost
  6. The Children Of The Night by Tribulation
  7. The Pale Emperor by Marilyn Manson
  8. Pylon by Killing Joke
  9. VII: Sturm Und Drang by Lamb of God
  10. Polaris by Tesseract
Mixmag View full list
  1. In Colour by Jamie xx
  2. Knockin' Boots by Julio Bashmore
  3. Elaenia by Floating Points
  4. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  5. Lantern by Hudson Mohawke
  6. Born in the Echoes by Chemical Brothers
  7. Portraits by Maribou State
  8. Discreet Desires by Helena Hauff
  9. Why Make Sense by Hot Chip
  10. Levon Vincent by Levon Vincent
Mojo
  1. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. Music Complete by New Order
  4. Currents by Tame Impala
  5. Simple Songs by Jim O'Rourke
  6. West Kirby County Primary by Bill Ryder-Jones
  7. Music in Exile by Songhoy Blues
  8. From Kinshasa by Mbongwana Star
  9. Key Markets by Sleaford Mods
  10. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
NME View full list
  1. Art Angels by Grimes
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. In Colour by Jamie xx
  4. My Love Is Cool by Wolf Alice
  5. Currents by Tame Impala
  6. Every Open Eye by CHVRCHES
  7. Honeymoon by Lana Del Rey
  8. What Went Down by Foals
  9. Marks to Prove It by The Maccabees
  10. Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
OOR (Netherlands) View full list
  1. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. Currents by Tame Impala
  4. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  5. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  6. In Colour by Jamie xx
  7. Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  8. Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
  9. b'lieve i'm goin down… by Kurt Vile
  10. The Epic by Kamasi Washington
Paste View full list
  1. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  4. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  5. Painted Shut by Hop Along
  6. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  7. Natalie Prass by Natalie Prass
  8. Currents by Tame Impala
  9. Coming Home by Leon Bridges
  10. Fading Frontier by Deerhunter
Q View full list
  1. Currents by Tame Impala
  2. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  3. In Colour by Jamie xx
  4. The Magic Whip by Blur
  5. Music Complete by New Order
  6. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  7. b'lieve i'm goin down… by Kurt Vile
  8. Short Movie by Laura Marling
  9. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  10. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by Florence + The Machine
Revolver View full list
  1. VII: Sturm Und Drang by Lamb of God
  2. Meliora by Ghost
  3. New Bermuda by Deafheaven
  4. That's the Spirit by Bring Me the Horizon
  5. Repentless by Slayer
  6. Sol Invictus by Faith No More
  7. The Book of Souls by Iron Maiden
  8. Luminiferous by High on Fire
  9. Into the Wild Life by Halestorm
  10. Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega by Periphery
Rolling Stone View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. 25 by Adele
  3. If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake
  4. Black Messiah by D'Angelo
  5. Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
  6. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  7. Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell
  8. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording by Various
  9. Yours, Dreamily by The Arcs
  10. The Magic Whip by Blur
Rolling Stone (Rob Sheffield) View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Art Angels by Grimes
  3. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  4. High by Royal Headache
  5. Sun Coming Down by Ought
  6. DS2 by Future
  7. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  8. Revival by Selena Gomez
  9. The Agent Intellect by Protomartyr
  10. Ugly Cherries by PWR BTTM
The Skinny (Scotland) View full list
  1. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  2. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  3. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  4. Dumb Flesh by Blanck Mass
  5. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  6. Apocalypse, girl by Jenny Hval
  7. White Men Are Black Men Too by Young Fathers
  8. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  9. b'lieve i'm goin down… by Kurt Vile
  10. Vulnicura by Björk
Uncut
  1. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  4. Primrose Green by Ryley Walker
  5. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  6. Currents by Tame Impala
  7. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  8. Natalie Prass by Natalie Prass
  9. Key Markets by Sleaford Mods
  10. Music Complete by New Order
Under the Radar View full list
  1. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  2. Currents by Tame Impala
  3. My Love Is Cool by Wolf Alice
  4. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  5. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  6. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  7. Fading Frontier by Deerhunter
  8. Depression Cherry by Beach House
  9. Every Open Eye by CHVRCHES
  10. Return to the Moon by EL VY
Variance View full list
  1. Currents by Tame Impala
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  4. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  5. In Colour by Jamie xx
  6. Coming Home by Leon Bridges
  7. Art Angels by Grimes
  8. 25 by Adele
  9. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  10. Traveller by Chris Stapleton
The Wire
  1. Dark Energy by Jlin
  2. Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee by Matana Roberts
  3. Magnetoception by Joshua Abrams
  4. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  5. I Abused Animal by Heather Leigh
  6. Platform by Holly Herndon
  7. Simple Songs by Jim O'Rourke
  8. The Epic by Kamasi Washington
  9. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  10. Vertigo by The Necks
Arizona Republic (Ed Masley) View full list
  1. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. The Magic Whip by Blur
  4. Surf by Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment
  5. Currents by Tame Impala
  6. Before the World Was Big by Girlpool
  7. Teens of Style by Car Seat Headrest
  8. Wildheart by Miguel
  9. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by Florence + The Machine
  10. Goon by Tobias Jesso, Jr.
Associated Press (Mesfin Fekadu) View full list
  1. Blue Neighbourhood by Troye Sivan
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. 25 by Adele
  4. Purpose by Justin Bieber
  5. Rebel Heart by Madonna
  6. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  7. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording by Various
  8. Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
  9. Reality Show by Jazmine Sullivan
  10. Unbreakable by Janet Jackson
Baltimore City Paper View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. In Colour by Jamie xx
  3. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  4. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  5. Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves
  6. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  7. DS2 by Future
  8. Art Angels by Grimes
  9. b'lieve i'm goin down… by Kurt Vile
  10. Garden of Delete by Oneohtrix Point Never
Boston Globe (Julian Benbow) View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. DS2 by Future
  3. Ego Death by The Internet
  4. If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake
  5. The Good Fight by Oddisee
  6. Surf by Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment
  7. So the Flies Don’t Come by Milo
  8. The Documentary 2 by The Game
  9. Cool Uncle by Cool Uncle
  10. But You Caint Use My Phone by Erykah Badu
Boston Globe (James Reed) View full list
  1. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  2. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  3. Wildheart by Miguel
  4. Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves
  5. Ibeyi by Ibeyi
  6. Coming Forth by Day by Cassandra Wilson
  7. Axis Mundi by Brown Bird
  8. At Least for Now by Benjamin Clementine
  9. Amor Supremo by Carla Morrison
  10. Depression Cherry/Thank Your Lucky Stars by Beach House
Boston Globe (Sarah Rodman) View full list
  1. Cass County by Don Henley
  2. Traveller by Chris Stapleton
  3. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  4. Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell
  5. Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes
  6. Mr. Misunderstood by Eric Church
  7. Yours, Dreamily by The Arcs
  8. 25 by Adele
  9. Before This World by James Taylor
  10. Evermotion by Guster
Chicago Tribune (Greg Kot) View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  3. The Agent Intellect by Protomartyr
  4. Ratchet by Shamir
  5. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  6. The Most Lamentable Tragedy by Titus Andronicus
  7. Surf by Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment
  8. Art Angels by Grimes
  9. Sprinter by Torres
  10. Silver Bullets by The Chills
Cleveland Plain Dealer (Troy L. Smith) View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. That's the Spirit by Bring Me the Horizon
  3. Black Messiah by D'Angelo
  4. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  5. 25 by Adele
  6. In Colour by Jamie xx
  7. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  8. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  9. Compton by Dr. Dre
  10. Traveller by Chris Stapleton
Contra Costa Times (Jim Harrington) View full list
  1. Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves
  2. 25 by Adele
  3. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  4. Honeymoon by Lana Del Rey
  5. Vulnicura by Björk
  6. California Nights by Best Coast
  7. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  8. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  9. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  10. Rodeo by Travis Scott
Cosmopolitan View full list
  1. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  2. Art Angels by Grimes
  3. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  4. Honeymoon by Lana Del Rey
  5. Divers by Joanna Newsom
  6. Unbreakable by Janet Jackson
  7. Feels Like by Bully
  8. Vulnicura by Björk
  9. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  10. Purpose by Justin Bieber
The Daily Beast (Marlow Stern) View full list
  1. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  4. DS2 by Future
  5. Divers by Joanna Newsom
  6. New Bermuda by Deafheaven
  7. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  8. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording by Various
  9. Art Angels by Grimes
  10. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
Denver Post (staff consensus) View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  3. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  4. Mutilator Defeated at Last by Thee Oh Sees
  5. Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  6. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  7. In Colour by Jamie xx
  8. Fading Frontier by Deerhunter
  9. Vulnicura by Björk
  10. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
Detroit News (Adam Graham) View full list
  1. New Bermuda by Deafheaven
  2. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  3. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  4. Art Angels by Grimes
  5. Compton by Dr. Dre
  6. Dark Sky Paradise by Big Sean
  7. The Magic Whip by Blur
  8. Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
  9. If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake
  10. Transgressor by Tunde Olaniran
Entertainment Weekly (staff consensus) View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  3. 25 by Adele
  4. In Colour by Jamie xx
  5. At.Long.Last.A$AP by A$AP Rocky
  6. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  7. Traveller by Chris Stapleton
  8. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  9. Star Wars by Wilco
  10. Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz by Miley Cyrus
Flavorwire View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Art Angels by Grimes
  3. Full Communism by Downtown Boys
  4. Black Messiah by D'Angelo
  5. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
The Guardian View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  3. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  4. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  5. Vulnicura by Björk
  6. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  7. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  8. The Epic by Kamasi Washington
  9. White Men Are Black Men Too by Young Fathers
  10. Divers by Joanna Newsom
The Irish Times View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. In Colour by Jamie xx
  3. The Epic by Kamasi Washington
  4. Holding Hands With Jamie by Girl Band
  5. Elaenia by Floating Points
  6. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  7. Art Angels by Grimes
  8. Vulnicura by Björk
  9. Darling Arithmetic by Villagers
  10. Currents by Tame Impala
Las Vegas Weekly (Spencer Patterson) View full list
  1. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  2. Divers by Joanna Newsom
  3. Get to Heaven by Everything Everything
  4. The Epic by Kamasi Washington
  5. Lore by Elder
  6. Long Time Underground by Tom Carter
  7. Untethered Moon by Built to Spill
  8. Howl by Rival Consoles
  9. Arena Negra by The Myrrors
  10. A Year With 13 Moons by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Los Angeles Times (Gerrick D. Kennedy) View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. You Should Be Here by Kehlani
  3. Unbreakable by Janet Jackson
  4. Blackheart by Dawn Richard
  5. Reality Show by Jazmine Sullivan
  6. Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
  7. Reflection by Fifth Harmony
  8. Ratchet by Shamir
  9. Free TC by Ty Dolla $ign
  10. If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake
Los Angeles Times (Randy Lewis) View full list
  1. Tomorrow Is My Turn by Rhiannon Giddens
  2. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
  3. Long Lost Suitcase by Tom Jones
  4. Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves
  5. Traveller by Chris Stapleton
  6. Mono by The Mavericks
  7. Gates of Gold by Los Lobos
  8. Lost Time by Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin
  9. The Traveling Kind by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
  10. The Rose of Roscrae by Tom Russell
Los Angeles Times (Randall Roberts) View full list
  • New Bermuda by Deafheaven
  • I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside by Earl Sweatshirt
  • Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  • Dark Energy by Jlin
  • To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  • Natalie Prass by Natalie Prass
  • The Agent Intellect by Protomartyr
  • Over and Even by Joan Shelley
  • Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  • The Epic by Kamasi Washington
Los Angeles Times (Mikael Wood) View full list
  1. Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
  2. Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves
  3. Blue Neighbourhood by Troye Sivan
  4. Ego Death by The Internet
  5. For One to Love by Cécile McLorin Salvant
  6. Alone in the Universe by Jeff Lynne's ELO
  7. SremmLife by Rae Sremmurd
  8. 25 by Adele
  9. The Desired Effect by Brandon Flowers
  10. Made in the A.M. by One Direction
Maclean's (Adrian Lee) View full list
  1. (tie) To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar AND Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
  2. At.Long.Last.A$AP by A$AP Rocky
  3. If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake
  4. You Should Be Here by Kehlani
  5. Art Angels by Grimes
  6. Wildheart by Miguel
  7. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  8. 25 by Adele
  9. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
Mashable View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  3. Art Angels by Grimes
  4. Reality Show by Jazmine Sullivan
  5. Wildheart by Miguel
  6. Divers by Joanna Newsom
  7. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  8. DS2 by Future
  9. Ten Love Songs by Susanne Sundfør
  10. 25 by Adele
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Piet Levy) View full list
  1. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  2. 25 by Adele
  3. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  4. Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves
  5. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  6. Predatory Headlights by Tenement
  7. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  8. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  9. Traveller by Chris Stapleton
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  6. California Nights by Best Coast
  7. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
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  6. New Love by Allison Weiss
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  6. Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves
  7. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
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  10. Ratchet by Shamir
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  6. No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  7. b'lieve i'm goin down… by Kurt Vile
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  6. In Colour by Jamie xx
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  6. The Summoner by Kreng
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  5. Sprinter by Torres
  6. Vulnicura by Björk
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  6. Little Neon Limelight by Houndmouth
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  4. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  5. Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves
  6. Sprinter by Torres
  7. Ones and Sixes by Low
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  3. To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
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  6. A Raw Youth by Le Butcherettes
  7. Wire by Wire
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  10. Art Angels by Grimes
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  7. Sour Soul by Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah
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  9. b'lieve i'm goin down… by Kurt Vile
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  5. Where All Is Fled by Steve Hauschildt
  6. Viet Cong by Viet Cong
  7. 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral by Shit & Shine
  8. Sun Coming Down by Ought
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  4. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  5. Hinterland by Lonelady
  6. Y Dydd Olaf by Gwenno
  7. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
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  6. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
  7. Music in Exile by Songhoy Blues
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  9. Dumb Flesh by Blanck Mass
  10. Hypnophobia by Jacco Gardner
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  3. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  4. Perpetual Motion People by Ezra Furman
  5. From Sleep by Max Richter
  6. My Love Is Cool by Wolf Alice
  7. The Epic by Kamasi Washington
  8. High by Royal Headache
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  6. Interstellar Skeletal by Weird Owl
  7. Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band by Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
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  6. Hypnophobia by Jacco Gardner
  7. Dumb Flesh by Blanck Mass
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  • oursbyaccident  

    This is such a wild list. Only contains 7 albums that I've listened to all the way through. And there are only two parallels: Kacey Musgraves and Kendrick Lamar. However, Deafheaven, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, and Father John Misty only barely got pushed out of my top 15 and probably would've been in my top 30. Happy to see though that the list was updated with AbsolutePunk!!

  • sentend  

    Please update!

  • Lanceland  

    My favorite was Hamilton.

  • magnificentRuin  

    "Hand. Cannot. Erase" by Steve Wilson, ****

  • doyler3000  

    Agreed phAtBenJ - there must be some reason Joanna Newsom was ineligible. No other explanation. Divers wipes the floor with plenty of Albums that appear on those lists...

  • JasonDietz  

    @sadrans: The Kendrick Lamar picture is being saved for our final tally of the highest-scoring albums of the year (coming in a few weeks), where he also has the obvious lead.

  • phAtBenJ  

    I find it hard to believe there's not a single critic to put Joanna Newsom in the top 10 for the year. Divers was beautiful.

  • sadrans  

    Why is Courtney Barnett in the header picture when Kendrick Lamar has the obvious lead?

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