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The Best Rock Albums of 2015

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Ratings: 10=best rock album ever; 9=masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
Best of Rock Albums
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  1. Lil Peep:
    Part One
  2. Gnod: Infinity Machines (Rocket)
  3. Lupe Fiasco: Tetsuo & Youth (Atlantic)
  4. Jlin: Dark Energy (Planet Mu)
  5. 75 Dollar Bill: Wooden Bag (Other Music)
  6. Vince Staples: Summertime '06 (Def Jam)
  7. William Basinski & Richard Chartier: Divertissement (Important)
  8. Lotic: Agitations (Janus Berlin)
  9. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk)
  10. Frontierer: Orange Mathematics (self)
  11. Grimes: Art Angels (4AD)
  12. Encenathrakh: Encenathrakh (P2)
  13. Earl Sweatshirt: I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside (Tan Cressida)
  14. Bjork: Vulnicura (One Little Indian)
  15. Drinks: Hermits on Holiday (Birth)
  16. Clarence Clarity: No Now (Bella Union)
  17. Squadra Omega: Altri Occhi Ci Guardano (Macina)
  18. Nicolas Jaar: The Color of Pomegranates (Other People)
  19. Titus Andronicus: The Most Lamentable Tragedy (XL)
  20. Mount Eerie: Sauna (Elverum)
  21. Holly Herndon: Platform (4AD)
  22. Lil Ugly Mane: Oblivion Access (Ormolycka)
  23. Carter Tutti Void: F(x) (Industrial)
  24. Lustre: Blossom (Nordvis)
  25. Mesarthim: Isolate (2015) (self)
  26. Abyssal: Antikatastaseis (Profound Lore)
  27. Brandi Carlile: The Firewatcher's Daughter (ATO) :
  28. Ryley Walker: Primrose Green (Dead Oceans)
  29. Tricot: AND (Topshelf)
  30. Peruvian Sleep: Reminders Are Everywhere (self)
  31. Girl Band: Holding Hands with Jamie (2015)
  32. Gongjungdoduk : Gongjoong Doduk (self)
  33. Elder : Lore (Stickman)
EPs and Minis:
  1. Uboa: Coma Wall (Uboa), 8/10
  2. Iglooghost: Milk Empire (Activia Benz) 7.5/10
  3. FKA Twigs: M3LL155X (Young Turks) 7/10
  4. Comet is Coming: Prophecy (Leaf) 7/10
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  1. Lil Peep: High School
  2. Titus Andronicus: Lonely Boy
  3. Jlin: Guantanamo
  4. Grimes: Kill V Maim
  5. Waxahatchee: The Dirt
  6. Death Grips: Beyond Alive
  7. Frontierer: Evil Dermis
  8. Algiers: And When You Fall
  9. Courtney Barnett: Elevator Operator
  10. Black Wing: My Body Betrayed Me
  11. Krallice: Bitter Meditation
  12. Girl Band: Baloo
  13. King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard: N.G.R.I
  14. Lotic: Carried
  15. Gultskra Artikler: A1 D
  16. Kendrick Lamar: How Much a Dollar Cost
  17. Sufjan Stevens: Death with Dignity
  18. Oneohtrix Point Never: Ezra
  19. Sufjan Stevens: Fourth of July
  20. Julia Holter: Sea Calls Me Home
  21. Fernwood: Bells Spring
  22. Dear Hunter: King Of Swords
  23. Lil Peep: The Way I See Things
  24. Vince Staples: Jump Off The Roof
  25. White Magic: Mora
  26. Beach House: Somewhere Tonight
  27. Jlin: Black Ballet
  28. Grimes: Scream
  29. Comet is Coming: Star Exploding in Slow Motion
  30. Courtney Barnett: Debbie Downer
  31. Drowse: Awake
  32. Dreamcrusher: Trap Door
  33. Tyler the Creator: Deathcamp
  34. Beach House: The Traveller
  35. Jim O'Rourke: Half Life Crisis
  36. Kurt Vile: Pretty Pimpin
  37. Lower Dens: Company
  38. Colleen: Holding Horses
  39. Drake: Hotline Bling
  40. Janelle Monae: Hell You Talkmbout
  41. Encenathrakh: Evviceate
  42. M.I.A.: Can See Can Do
  43. Chino Amobi: The Prisoners of Nymphaion
  44. Colleen: Lighthouse
  45. Faith Healer: Again
  46. Holly Herndon: An Exit
  47. Comet is Coming: Neon Baby
  48. Clarence Clarity: Buck-Toothed Particle Smashers
  49. Lana Del Rey: Music to Watch Boys To
  50. Missy Elliott: Wtf (Where They From)
  51. Wilco: The Joke Explained
  52. Vince Staples: 3230
  53. Lil Peep: Angeldust
  54. Tyler the Creator: Cherry Bomb
  55. Cigarettes After Sex: Affection
  56. Arca: Vanity
  57. Bjork: History of Touches
  58. Sleater-Kinney: Fade
  59. Beach House: Sparks
  60. FKA Twigs: I'm Your Doll
  61. Lana Del Rey: Art Deco
  62. Uniform: Buyers Remorse
  63. Brandi Carlile: The Stranger At My Door
  64. Lupe Fiasco: Adoration of the Magi
  65. Drinks: Hermits On Holiday
  66. Lil Ugly Mane: Intent And Purulent Discharge
  67. Chelsea Wolfe: Iron Moon
  68. Low: What Part of Me
  69. Hval: That Battle Is Over
  70. High on Fire: The Sunless Years
  71. Lil Yachty: Minnesota
  72. Circuit des Yeux: Ride Blind
  73. Migos: Look at My Dab
  74. Earl Sweatshirt: Mantra
  75. Travis Scott: 90210
  76. Gongjungdoduk: Swamp
  77. Lil Uzi Vert: Right Now
  78. Pile: The World Is Your Motel
  79. Brandi Carlile: Mainstream Kid
  80. Wiki: Cherry Tree
  81. Thee Oh Sees: Lupine Ossuary
  82. Amnesia Scanner: AS Chingy
  83. Open Mike Eagle: Celebrity Reduction Prayer
  84. Tricot: Niwa
  85. Little Simz: Dead Boy
  86. Tame Impala: Let It Happen
  87. Roisin Murphy: Exploitation
  88. Aaron Lee Tasjan: Lucinda's Room
  89. Dawn Richard: Projection
  90. Sarah Mary Chadwick: I'm God I'm Fate
  91. Halsey: Gasoline
  92. Travis Scott: Wasted
  93. Decemberists: Philomena
  94. Dan Deacon: When I Was Done Dying
  95. Master of Death: Death of Vanity
  96. Rolo Tomassi: Raumdeuter
  97. Go Team: What D'You Say
  98. Nicole Dollanganger: Mean

Extended compositions
  1. Uboa: Coma Wall
  2. Iglooghost: Milk Empire
  3. 75 Dollar Bill: Cuttin' Out
  4. William Basinski & Richard Chartier: Divertissement
  5. Nicolas Jaar: The Color of Pomegranates
  6. Gnod: Control Systems
  7. Prurient: Myth of Building Bridges
  8. Bjork: Family
  9. Squadra Omega: Il Labirinto
  10. Nicolas Jaar: Swim
  11. I Am A Lake Of Burning Orchids: Between You & I Is a Sea Aflame
  12. Carter Tutti Void: f = (2.7)
  13. Lucrecia Dalt: Iot
  14. Telepath: Surface Tension
  15. Blanck Mass: Cruel Sport
  16. Ascanio Borga: Undercurrents
  17. Jute Gyte: Dialectics
  18. Sun Kil Moon: This Is My First Day And I'm Indian And I Work At A Gas Station
  19. Oneohtrix Point Never: Suite From Magnetic Rose
  20. Ono: Fleur De Lis
  21. Godspeed You Emperor: Peasantry or 'Light! Inside of Light!'
  22. Lustre: Blossom Part 2
  23. Jute Gyte: Machinery That Renders Debt Infinite
  24. 2814: Shinjuku Golden Street
  25. Earl Sweatshirt: Solace
  26. Lupe Fiasco: Prisoner 1 & 2
  27. Guerilla Toss: Polly's Crystal
  28. Peruvian Sleep: Shapeshifter
  29. Elysia Crampton: Axacan
  30. Kiran Leonard: Visions Of Worthless Shortcomings
  31. Mesarthim: Abyss
  32. Korridor: Taotast
  33. Steve Roach: Etheric Imprints
  34. Jerusalem in My Heart: A Granular Buzuk
  35. Abyssal: A Casual Landscape
  36. Peruvian Sleep: 11:30 AM
  37. Andrew Weathers Ensemble: We Will Never See A Cloud Again
  38. Byron Holtcombe: After The Sparrow I
  39. A Forest of Stars: Drawing Down the Rain
  40. Syko Friend: Calamity
  41. Elder : Lore
  42. Fluisteraars: Stille Wateren

  1. Kamasi Washington: The Epic
  2. William Parker: For Those Who Are Still (AUM Fidelity)
  3. Matana Roberts: Always (Relative Pitch)
  4. Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables: Volume 1 (Cuneiform)
  5. Common Objects: Whitewashed With Lines (Another Timbre)
  6. Makaya McCraven: In the Moment (International Anthem)
  7. Alexander Von Schlippenbach Trio: Features
  8. Zooid: In For A Penny In For A Pound (PI)
  9. Matana Roberts: River Run Thee (Constellation)
  10. Joshua Abrams: Magnetoception (Eremite)
  11. Chicago Reed Quartet: Western Automatic (Aerophonic)
  12. Steve Swell: Kanreki (Not Two)
  13. Martin Archer: Echoic Enchantment (2015)
  14. Partikel: String Theory
  15. Kari Ikonen Trio: Beauteous Tales and Offbeat Stories
  16. Maria Schneider Orchestra: The Thompson Fields
  17. Kenny Wheeler: Songs For Quintet
  18. Snarky Puppy: Sylva
  19. Comet is Coming: Prophecy
  20. Troyka: Ornithophobia
  21. Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio: Symbiosis
  22. Adam Rudolph's Go: Turning Towards The Light (Cuneiform)
  23. Fred Hersch: Solo
  24. Jack Dejohnette: Made In Chicago
  25. Misha Mullov-Abbado: New Ansonia
  26. Dave Douglas: Quintet Brazen Heat
  27. Michael Wollny: Nachtfahrten
  28. Vijay Iyer Trio: Break Stuff
  29. Engine Room Favourites: Bad Tidings From Slackwater Drag (2015)
  30. John Scofield: Past Present
  31. Esperanza Spalding: Emily's D+Evolution

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