Our favorite albums of 2015 — The complete list

I’ve finally reached the end of the countdown, and I encourage you to revisit the posts from the last two weeks. Today, we’ll just present the whole list, including the honorable mentions. Go back to the previous posts for details.

After the list, there’s a tiny bit of statistical data. Maybe I’ll do more of that stuff later. But now, the lists.

The honorable mentions (in alphabetical order):

All Dogs — Kicking Every Day
Beliefs — Leaper
Caspian — Dust and Disquiet
Cemeteries — Barrow
Des Ark — Everything Dies
Distortion Girls — Party
Dråpe — Relax/Relapse
Echo Lake — Era
Echodrone — Five
Evans The Death — Expect Delays
Girls Names — Arms Around a Vision
Grave Pool — Mnemonics
Guts Club — The Arm Wrestling Tournament
Hayden — Hey Love
Helen — The Original Faces
J Francis — to adore
Jenny Hval — Apocalypse, Girl
Joanna Gruesome — Peanut Butter
Julien Baker — Sprained Ankle
Novella — Land
Takaakira (“Taka”) Goto — Classical Punk and Echoes Under The Beauty
Tamaryn — Cranekiss
Waving — Waving
Wickerbird — The Leaf Maker
Widowspeak — All Yours

And the big countdown:

50)Lower Dens — Escape From Evil
49)Girl Band — Holding Hands With Jamie
48)Creepoid — Cemetery Highrise Slum
47)Thayer Sarrano — Shaky
46)Rachel Grimes — The Clearing
45)Stolen Jars — Kept
44)Hey Anna — Run Koko
43)Speedy Ortiz — Foil Deer
42)Marriages — Salome
41)Haiku Salut — Etch and Etch Deep
40)The Harrow — Silhouettes
39)Casket Girls — The Piano Album
38)Spectres — Dying
37)Eternal Summers — Gold and Stone
36)Esmerine — Lost Voices
35)Diverting Duo — Desire
34)Viet Cong — Viet Cong
33)astrobrite — Deluxer
32)Noveller — Fantastic Planet
31)Godspeed You! Black Emperor — Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress
30)Long Beard — Sleepwalker
29)Hamsas XIII — Encompass
28)Westkust — Last Forever
27)Hop Along — Painted Shut
26)Lanterns On The Lake — Beings
25)Violent Mae — Kid
24)The Black Ryder — The Door Behind The Door
23)Moon King — Secret Life
22)The Soft Moon — Deeper
21)Trementina — Almost Reach the Sun
20)Beach House — Thank Your Lucky Stars
19)No Joy — More Faithful
18)Torres — Sprinter
17)Mount Eerie — Sauna
16)Shana Falana — Set Your Lightning Fire Free
15)Eskimeaux — O.K.
14)Ringo Deathstarr — Pure Mood
13)Pinkshinyultrablast — Everything Else Matters
12)SOAK — Before We Forgot How To Dream
11)Thrushes — Exposing Seas
10)A Place to Bury Strangers — Transfixiation
9)Briana Marela — All Around Us
8)Beach House — Depression Cherry
7)Bully — Feels Like
6)93MillionMilesFromTheSun — Fall Into Nothing
5)Courtney Barnett — Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
4)Wildhoney — Sleep Through It
3)Waxahatchee — Ivy Tripp
2)Grawl!x — Good Grief
1)Low — Ones and Sixes

In the list that includes the honorable mentions, there are 23 debut albums. 14 different countries, and five continents are represented. There are 43 American bands, 8 English, 7 Canadian, 4 Australian, 2 Italian, 2 Northern Irish, 2 Norwegian, 1 Chilean, 1 Danish, 1 Irish, 1 Japanese, 1 Russian, 1 Swedish, and 1 Welsh. I was surprised that there weren’t more Canadians. There usually are. While there’s usually a couple of Scottish bands, there are none this year.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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