We were overwhelmed with the amount of contenders for best albums of 2015. Some of our favorite artists came out with much anticipated follow-up albums (Björk’s Vulnicura and A$AP Rocky’s AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP), while others delightfully surprised us with unannounced releases (Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and Future’s DS2). We also came across a handful of newcomers (Tobias Jesso Jr. and Vince Staples) who are quickly making their marks in the music industry. Here are our top 25 picks for the best albums of 2015—from rap and hip-hop to indie rock and country.
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