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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. Grimes: Art Angels (4AD)
  11. Encenathrakh: Encenathrakh (P2)
  12. Earl Sweatshirt: I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside (Tan Cressida)
  13. Bjork: Vulnicura (One Little Indian)
  14. Drinks: Hermits on Holiday (Birth)
  15. Clarence Clarity: No Now (Bella Union)
  16. Squadra Omega: Altri Occhi Ci Guardano (Macina)
  17. Nicolas Jaar: The Color of Pomegranates (Other People)
  18. Titus Andronicus: The Most Lamentable Tragedy (XL)
  19. Mount Eerie: Sauna (Elverum)
  20. Holly Herndon: Platform (4AD)
  21. Lil Ugly Mane: Oblivion Access (Ormolycka)
  22. Carter Tutti Void: F(x) (Industrial)
  23. Lustre: Blossom (Nordvis)
  24. Mesarthim: Isolate (2015) (self)
  25. Abyssal: Antikatastaseis (Profound Lore)
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. Algiers: And When You Fall
  8. Courtney Barnett: Elevator Operator
  9. Black Wing: My Body Betrayed Me
  10. Krallice: Bitter Meditation
  11. Girl Band: Baloo
  12. King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard: N.G.R.I
  13. Lotic: Carried
  14. Kendrick Lamar: How Much a Dollar Cost
  15. Sufjan Stevens: Death with Dignity
  16. Oneohtrix Point Never: Ezra
  17. Sufjan Stevens: Fourth of July
  18. Julia Holter: Sea Calls Me Home
  19. Fernwood: Bells Spring
  20. Dear Hunter: King Of Swords
  21. Lil Peep: The Way I See Things
  22. Vince Staples: Jump Off The Roof
  23. White Magic: Mora
  24. Beach House: Somewhere Tonight
  25. Jlin: Black Ballet
  26. Grimes: Scream
  27. Comet is Coming: Star Exploding in Slow Motion
  28. Courtney Barnett: Debbie Downer
  29. Drowse: Awake
  30. Dreamcrusher: Trap Door
  31. Tyler the Creator: Deathcamp
  32. Beach House: The Traveller
  33. Jim O'Rourke: Half Life Crisis
  34. Kurt Vile: Pretty Pimpin
  35. Lower Dens: Company
  36. Colleen: Holding Horses
  37. Drake: Hotline Bling
  38. Janelle Monae: Hell You Talkmbout
  39. Encenathrakh: Evviceate
  40. M.I.A.: Can See Can Do
  41. Chino Amobi: The Prisoners of Nymphaion
  42. Colleen: Lighthouse
  43. Faith Healer: Again
  44. Holly Herndon: An Exit
  45. Comet is Coming: Neon Baby
  46. Clarence Clarity: Buck-Toothed Particle Smashers
  47. Lana Del Rey: Music to Watch Boys To
  48. Missy Elliott: Wtf (Where They From)
  49. Wilco: The Joke Explained
  50. Vince Staples: 3230
  51. Lil Peep: Angeldust
  52. Tyler the Creator: Cherry Bomb
  53. Cigarettes After Sex: Affection
  54. Arca: Vanity
  55. Bjork: History of Touches
  56. Sleater-Kinney: Fade
  57. Beach House: Sparks
  58. FKA Twigs: I'm Your Doll
  59. Lana Del Rey: Art Deco
  60. Uniform: Buyers Remorse
  61. Lupe Fiasco: Adoration of the Magi
  62. Drinks: Hermits On Holiday
  63. Lil Ugly Mane: Intent And Purulent Discharge
  64. Chelsea Wolfe: Iron Moon
  65. Low: What Part of Me
  66. Hval: That Battle Is Over
  67. High on Fire: The Sunless Years
  68. Lil Yachty: Minnesota
  69. Circuit des Yeux: Ride Blind
  70. Migos: Look at My Dab
  71. Earl Sweatshirt: Mantra
  72. Travis Scott: 90210
  73. Lil Uzi Vert: Right Now
  74. Pile: The World Is Your Motel
  75. Wiki: Cherry Tree
  76. Thee Oh Sees: Lupine Ossuary
  77. Amnesia Scanner: AS Chingy
  78. Open Mike Eagle: Celebrity Reduction Prayer
  79. Little Simz: Dead Boy
  80. Tame Impala: Let It Happen
  81. Roisin Murphy: Exploitation
  82. Aaron Lee Tasjan: Lucinda's Room

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. Telepath: Surface Tension
  14. Blanck Mass: Cruel Sport
  15. Ascanio Borga: Undercurrents
  16. Jute Gyte: Dialectics
  17. Sun Kil Moon: This Is My First Day And I'm Indian And I Work At A Gas Station
  18. Oneohtrix Point Never: Suite From Magnetic Rose
  19. Ono: Fleur De Lis
  20. Godspeed You Emperor: Peasantry or 'Light! Inside of Light!'
  21. Lustre: Blossom Part 2
  22. Jute Gyte: Machinery That Renders Debt Infinite
  23. 2814: Shinjuku Golden Street
  24. Earl Sweatshirt: Solace
  25. Lupe Fiasco: Prisoner 1 & 2
  26. Elysia Crampton: Axacan
  27. Kiran Leonard: Visions Of Worthless Shortcomings
  28. Mesarthim: Abyss
  29. Korridor: Taotast
  30. Steve Roach: Etheric Imprints
  31. Jerusalem in My Heart: A Granular Buzuk
  32. Abyssal: A Casual Landscape

  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. Comet is Coming: Prophecy
  19. Troyka: Ornithophobia
  20. Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio: Symbiosis
  21. Adam Rudolph's Go: Turning Towards The Light (Cuneiform)
  22. Fred Hersch: Solo
  23. Jack Dejohnette: Made In Chicago
  24. Misha Mullov-Abbado: New Ansonia
  25. Dave Douglas: Quintet Brazen Heat
  26. Michael Wollny: Nachtfahrten
  27. Vijay Iyer Trio: Break Stuff
  28. Engine Room Favourites: Bad Tidings From Slackwater Drag (2015)
  29. John Scofield: Past Present
  30. Esperanza Spalding: Emily's D+Evolution

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