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The Albums That Defined 2015

Dec 30, 2015

From Lana Del Rey's distinctly female gaze to A$AP Rocky's psychedelic turn, we examine the releases that best defined the year in music.

Father John Misty The Albums That Defined I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty’s I Love You, Honeybear and counterculture’s quaint conservatism

Dec 16, 2015

2015's most exciting artists are finding vitality in modes that indie culture used to reject.

The Albums That Defined 2015: Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete

Oneohtrix Point Never’s Garden of Delete heralds the golden age of the laptop composer

Dec 15, 2015

DIY weirdos like Grimes and SOPHIE can now create major, ambitious productions sitting alone in their apartments.

The Albums That Define 2015: Björk - Vulnicura

Björk’s Vulnicura to HEALTH’s Death Magic, pop embraces its metal side

Dec 14, 2015

How producer The Haxan Cloak has led pop-leaning music to confront and embrace its dark side.

ASAP Rocky At Long Last ASAP

From A$AP Rocky to Kendrick Lamar, 2015’s best psych records were hip-hop

Dec 11, 2015

A psych resurgence has swept through hip-hop, from Chance The Rapper straight through to Ghostface.

The Albums That Defined 2015: Seaway - Colour Blind

Seaway’s Colour Blind and the stigma around “pop punk”

Dec 10, 2015

How a genre's negative connotations are holding back bands like Seaway, who released one of the best albums of 2015.

The Albums That Defined 2015: Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material

The New Outlaws: Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton and when outsider country is allowed inside

Dec 9, 2015

If 2015 truly heralded a brand new era for outsiders in music — commercially as well as critically — that sea change is finally making its way to country music.