World weary rap courtesy of Vince Staples and Future. Vulnerable folk from Joanna Newsom and Sufjan Stevens. Thundercat and Kamasi Washington’s astral musings. The welcomed comebacks of Dr. Dre and Sleater-Kinney. All of that and more makes up our Top 50 albums of the year.
From Drake's dominance to Adele's return, Tame Impala's blissful psych to Kendrick Lamar's politically charged hip-hop, 2015 marked another diverse and strong year for music. These are our picks for the best songs of the year.
Here are the 50 albums we couldn't stop listening to this year including: Blood Orange's homespun R&B, Majical Cloudz's bold confessionals, Kanye's explosive statement of purpose, Vampire Weekend's all-loving rallying cry, and more.
In celebration of Record Store Day, artists including Danny Brown, How to Dress Well, the National, Jim James, Bat for Lashes, A.C. Newman, Madlib, Sharon Van Etten, and others tell us about their favorite record stores and experiences.