10. Grimes - Art Angels

by Eric R. Mortensen

This popped-out Grimes album has been a bit of a slow burn, driven in no small part by jams like Flesh Without Blood. Hands-down my favorite song of 2015. 

10. Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon

by Anna Hurley

What draws me to Goon is its rich 70's vibe and striking piano chords. The super sad lyrics on almost every track are kind of a bummer, but Can We Still Be Friends showcases Tobias Jesso Jr.'s lovely, mellow voice with a wonderfully retro sound.


10. Maserati - Rehumanizer

by Sasha Barr

I’m a sucker for these sort of instrumental jams, been a fan of theirs for good long time.

10. Travis Scott - Rodeo

by Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch

Kacy Hill’s vocals balance the dark synth tones, and layered instruments on the first few verses provide a foundation for Travis’ hefty third verse.

10. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Paper Mache Dream Balloon

by Richard Perez

Plastic jesters. Breezy psych. 


10. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

by Jennifer DeRosa

Good for: Getting ready to go out then changing your mind or grabbing a cup of coffee.

10. Empress Of - Me

by Damien Correll

The best minimal, unconventional pop record of the year, for sure.

10. The Notwist - Messier Objects

by Tara McCullough

Very soothing, minimal electronic tunes. Perfect for an early afternoon spin. 

10. The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

by Jez Burrows

Having been a card-carrying Decemberists fan for over a decade, it's hard not to imagine them releasing a record that doesn't do something special to my insides, and this one is no exception. 


10. Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete

by Nate Utesch

An abrasive collage of seemingly unfinished avant EDM jammers. A 45-minute retreat for both the halcyon and the insane.