As we countdown to 2016, we have been reminiscing about all of the amazing albums that dropped in 2015. This list of the Top 20 Albums of 2015 has been compiled by our Music Supervision team, and includes their favorite albums of the year, spanning all genres. Check out picks 15 – 11!
15. HEALTH – Death Magic
HEALTH’s new album was sort of a throwback to some early 90’s industrial music, hard-hitting beats with a hint of pop quirkiness, just enough to satisfy fans of their early work. The band blended elements of noise, punk and industrial to craft an abrasive album that showed signs of accessibility to the uninitiated.
14. Skylar Spence – Prom King
Skylar Spence released simply one of the most fun albums of 2015. Call it nu-disco pop, vaporwave, gibber boogie or whatever else you want, these are tracks that keep you dancing all night long.
Song: “Can’t You See”
13. Janet Jackson – Unbreakable
Blending EDM, R&B, and pop, Janet Jackson is finally back with her 11th record and first new album in over 7 years. Reuniting with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis sees Ms. Jackson working once again with the duo that helped her plant the flag as one of the baddest ladies of R&B.
Song: “No Sleeep” Feat. J. Cole
12. Lord Huron – Strange Trails
Lord Huron’s recipe calls for just the right balance of complimentary ingredients: pour on the indie rock reverb, mix in a healthy dose of Americana twang in the vocals and guitars, and add solid vocal harmonies for a dash of folk flavor. Catchy songs with good energy and fast-paced lyrics keep things moving.
Song: “Fool For Love”
11. Grace Love and the True Loves – Grace Love and the True Loves
Another of 2015’s best breakout Soul/R&B artists delivering the classic and retro sound to perfection with their self-titled debut album. Grace Love and her band are like the Seattle version of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Big brass horns, blistering blues riffs and the massive pipes of Grace Love make this band one to watch!