Last post of the year guys. To be honest I just want to get this done and start the preparations to what should be an AWESOME 2016. And to end this fantastic year, here are my favourite albums from 2015:
10. The Game – The Documentary 2.5
There were multiple albums that were worthy this spot, (Joey Bada$$, Baroness and Young Thug spring to mind) but at the end of the day I’m a huge Game fan and I know many people are sleeping on this record. In my opinion “The Documentary 2.5” is a better version of Dr. Dre’s “Compton” album.
09. Jamie xx – In Colour
The title for best dance music record of the year stood between Jamie xx and Bob Moses. Between this guy and the canadian duo, at the end of the day “In Colour” is simply the more interesting album. Like I’ve said earlier the record doesn’t blow me away, but it’s still a great listen and a heck of a debut album.
08. Miguel – Wildheart
It’s the best r&b record of the year, and it’s not even r&b! It’s an awesome mix of rock, pop and r&b. To top it all off, “Wildheart” mixes this unique and eclectic sound with a cohesive string of stories filled with lust, love, passion and a little bit of soulsearching. Miguel really impressed me with this record.
07. Windhand – Grief’s Internal Flower
This album was by a quite wide margin my best metal experience this year. Except for the waaay too long cut on the opening track, Windhand delivers not just a great album, but really just very enjoyable and approachable music. Who knew metal could be so chill?
06. Crywolf – Cataclasm
Best electronic album of the year. Still, it feels wrong calling “Cataclasm” an electronic record because it feels so alive and natural. The sounds and instruments are so well recorded and mixed it literally brings the music to life. This album is simply a beautiful and intricate listen.
05. Grimes – Art Angels
The best pop record of the year was a magnificent and freaky experience. Like I described in my review, “Art Angels” to me is a mix between k-pop and american country music. Grimes just simply alienates and fascinates me all at the same time. And I think that’s a great thing.
04. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
The most popular rapper in the world is currently on the top of his game and this album (which surprised the whole world when it was dropped) was the proof. With “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” Drake was finally past his emotional “baggage” and ready to put a proper perspective on his life and opinions. 2015 was a big step for the Toronto rapper as an artist.
03. Tame Impala – Currents
Tame Impala’s change of sound was one of the best surprises of 2015. Their new eclectic sound with influences from both synth pop and dance music made for a very forward thinking indie rock album. “Currents” also brought us some of the very best singles of 2015.
02. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
My love for lo-fi music is oceans deep and “Multi-Love” was probably the best lo-fi album this year, so obviously this was a match made in heaven. I can’t think of any record that was more funky, groovy and awesome than “Multi-Love”. This album makes me happy. It makes me wanna dance. And I simply love it.
01. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
I was actually going to rank Kendrick’s album as my number 2, but I had a change of heart. Sonically I feel the two first tracks don’t make a lot of sense and I still believe they could have been cut. But I do however admit they tie the whole album well together and because of the masterful and plot twisting story “To Pimp A Butterfly” tells, it is in fact a piece of genius.
So that’s it for me guys. Have a an awesome new years and I’ll see you on the flip side. Let me know what you think of my top 10 albums. I would’ve also appreciated it if you liked my page or checked out my soundcloud.
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