Alright, so I’m not quite done my list for May yet but since it’s about half way through the year I figured I’d quickly list off my top 25 albums and tracks of 2015 so far. Of course the list is subject to change as usual. There’s already been a load of great releases from huge artists and some unexpected newcomers! Warning: this list feels pretty Pitchfork conformist so I apologize in advance, not really what I was going for, these have all just been excellent records..
1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly 2. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell 3. Jamie xx - In Colour 4. Lower Dens - Escape from Evil 5. Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass 6. Fred Thomas - All Are Saved 7. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear 8. Torres - Sprinter 9. Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes 10. Björk - Vulnicura 11. Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon 12. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit 13. The Districts - A Flourish and a Spoil 14. Braids - Deep In the Iris 15. Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld - Never were the way she was 16. Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late 17. The Mountain Goats - Beat the Champ 18. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - After 19. A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP 20. Hop Along - Painted Shut 21. Shamir - Ratchet 22. My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall 23. Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp 24. Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper 25. Built to Spill - Untethered Moon
1. Sufjan Stevens - No Shade In the Shadow of the Cross 2. Grimes - REALiTi 3. Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta 4. Jamie xx - Gosh 5. Lower Dens - Ondine 6. Torres - Cowboy Guilt 7. Kendrick Lamar - u 8. Jamie xx - I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (feat. Young Thug and Popcaan) 9. Natalie Prass - Violently 10. Tobias Jesso Jr. - How Could You Babe 11. Alessia Cara - Here 12. Fred Thomas - Bad Blood 13. Father John Misty - Holy Shit 14.
Björk - Stonemilker 15. The Mountain Goats - Heel Turn 2 16. Sufjan Stevens - Fourth of July 17. Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best 18. Braids - Miniskirt 19. Jamie xx - Loud Places (feat. Romy) 20. Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker the Berry (feat. Assassin) 21. Lower Dens - Quo Vadis 22. Destroyer - Dream Lover 23. Natalie Prass - My Baby Don’t Understand Me 24. St. Vincent - Teenage Talk 25. Chromatics - I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around