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Jim DeRogatis

Counting down my 40 Favorite Albums of 2015, Part 4

And now, drum roll please, my 10 favorite albums of the year, from bottom to top...

10. Grimes, Visions (4AD)

Here is our review on Sound Opinions.

9. Torres, Sprinter (PTKF)

Here is my review for this blog, and here’s Torres live on Sound Opinions.

8. Yo La Tengo, Stuff Like That There (Matador)

Here is my review for this blog, and here’s our review on Sound Opinions.

7. Wire, Wire (Pink Flag)

Here is my review for this blog, and here’s Wire live on Sound Opinions.

6. Le Butcherettes, A Raw Youth (Ipecac)

Here is my review for this blog.

5. Titus Andronicus, The Most Lamentable Tragedy (Merge)

Here is my review for this blog, and here’s our review on Sound Opinions.

4. Bully, Feels Like (StarTime International)

Here is my review for this blog, and here’s Bully live on Sound Opinions.

3. Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly (Aftermath)

Here is my review for this blog, and here’s our review on Sound Opinions.

 

2. Low Cut Connie, Hi Honey (Contender)

Here is my review for this blog, and here’s Low Cut Connie live on Sound Opinions.

1. Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom + Pop)

Here is my review for this blog, and here’s our review on Sound Opinions.

And, recapping the whole list, top to bottom:

REASONS FOR LIVING 2015

1. Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom + Pop)

2. Low Cut Connie, Hi Honey (Contender)

3. Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly (Aftermath)

4. Bully, Feels Like (StarTime International)

5. Titus Andronicus, The Most Lamentable Tragedy (Merge)

6. Le Butcherettes, A Raw Youth (Ipecac)

7. Wire, Wire (Pink Flag)

8. Yo La Tengo, Stuff Like That There (Matador)

9. Torres, Sprinter (PTKF)

10. Grimes, Visions (4AD)

11. Wilco, Star Wars (Anti-/Epitaph)

12. Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color (Rough Trade)

13. Shamir, Ratchet (XL Recordings)

14. Low, Ones and Sixes (Sub Pop)

15. Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment, Surf (self-released)

16. Protomartyr, The Agent Intellect (Hardly Art)

17. The Dead Weather, Dodge and Burn (Third Man)

18. Screaming Females, Rose Mountain (Don Giovanni)

19. Snooty Garbagemen, Snooty Garbagemen (12XU)

20. Richard Thompson, Still (Fantasy)

21. Miguel, Wildheart (RCA)

22. Vince Staples, Summertime ’06 (Def Jam)

23. Black Rainbows, Hawk Dope (Heavy Psych Sounds)

24. Flying Saucer Attack, Instrumentals 2015 (Drag City)

25. Tame Impala, Currents (Modular/Interscope)

26. Sandwitches, Our Toast (Empty Cellar Records)

27. Van Hunt, The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets (Godless Hotspot)

28. Local H, Hey, Killer (G&P)

29. Summer Cannibals, Show Us Your Mind (New Moss Records)

30. Lupe Fiasco, Tetsuo & Youth (Atlantic)

31. Glenn Mercer, Incidental Hum (Bar/None)

32. The Decemberists, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (Columbia)

33. The Chills, Silver Bullets (Fire)

34. Blackalicious, Imani Vol. 1 (Black Mines)

35. Los Lobos, Gates of Gold (429)

36. Robin Guthrie and Mark Gardener, Universal Road (Soleil Apres Minuit)

37. Viet Cong, Viet Cong (Jagjaguwar)

38. Blur, The Magic Whip (Warner Bros.)

39. Passion Pit, Kindred (Columbia)

40. Fraser Gorman, Slow Gum (House Anxiety/Marathon Artists)

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