Wednesday, December 23, 2015

NPR 50 Favorite Albums of 2015

Info: "This list of our favorite albums of the year (published alphabetically) includes hip-hop that reckons with our incandescent political moment and the foundational ideas that shaped our nation. Pop for the first moments of new love, metal for the end of the world. Songs from a dozen countries and as many genres, and plenty from areas in-between. There's so much here we adore, from old favorites and new obsessions. We hope you find something to love". On NPR, each album comes with a short review. As usual with NPR end-of-year selection, albums are not ranked. 
Source: NPR
Date of publication: 7th december 2015
Spotify playlist latest update: 18th december 2015
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP
(end-of-2015 playlist series)

Full list (alphabetical order)

Strikethrough albums (4/50) are not available on Spotify. Some albums may be not available in all countries. 

Africa Express & Andre de Ridder – Africa Express Presents… Terry Riley’s In C Mali
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
Anthony de Mare – Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano
Ashley Monroe – The Blade
Beauty Pill – Describes Things As They Are
Bomba Estéreo – Amanecer
Boston Modern Orchestra Project & Gil Rose – Andrew Norman: Play
Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Carla Morrison – Amor Supremo
Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION
Cécile McLorin Salvant – For One to Love
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – Stretch Music (Introducing Elena Pinderhughes)
Colleen – Captain of None
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Daymé Arocena – Nueva Era
Dead To A Dying World – Litany
DJ Sotofett & Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Drippin’ For A Tripp
Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album
Floating Points – Elaenia
Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Four Tet – Morning / Evening
Future – DS2
The Game – The Documentary 2
Girlpool – Before the World Was Big
Ibeyi – Ibeyi
International Contemporary Ensemble – Thorvaldsdottir: In the Light of Air
The Internet – Ego Death
Jamie xx – In Colour
Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show
Joan Shelley – Over and Even
Joanna Newsom – Divers
Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material
Kamasi Washington – The Epic
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Low – Ones and Sixes
Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa
various artists – Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Patty Griffin – Servant of Love
Rhiannon Giddens – Tomorrow Is My Turn
Sam Lee & Friends – The Fade in Time
John Adams, San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson Thomas – Adams: Absolute Jest & Grand Pianola Music
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
Torres – Sprinter
Ty Dolla $ign – Free TC
Vijay Iyer Trio – Break Stuff
Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
Worriers – Imaginary Life
Xaos – Xaos

No comments:

Post a Comment