The 35 Best Albums of 2015 (so far)


The year is half way over already and it’s time to do a little reflecting back. There has been albums by huge artists released this year, some with many great songs but maybe didn’t have an impact as a top to bottom album. While other more unknown bands on this list have struck our chords much more.

We can say with certainty that 2015 already has quite a few GREAT albums that will stand the test of time and definitely will be up there on the end of the year list like 100 Watt Horse, Father John Misty, Andrew Bryant, Algiers, etc.

The year is still young though, some albums will keep our attention throughout the year, while others fade. Some other albums will be brought to life through live shows, while others will continue to challenge and grow on you throughout the year. Albums that didn’t make this list will be revisited and may have that sudden impact. It’s too early to set in stone any kind of order to this list, let’s have the rest of the year play out first before announcing an official order.

Here is our list of the 35 Best Albums so far in alphabetical order:

100 Watt Horse – Everything Is Alright Forever and Forever and Forever and Thank You Thank You Thank You Amen.

Active Child – Mercy

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

Algiers – Algiers

Amason – Sky City

American Wrestlers – American Wrestlers

Andrew Bryant – This Is the Life

Book Club – One-Way Moon

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Dan Mangan and Blacksmith – Club Meds

The Districts – A Flourish and a Spoil

Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

Grand Lake Islands – Song from Far

Great Peacock – Making Ghosts

Hare and the Hounds – A Moth, a Flame

The Holydrug Couple – Moonlust

Jamie xx – In Colour

Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia

John Moreland – High on Tulsa Heat

Leon Bridges – Coming Home

Lord Huron – Strange Trails

Mac McCaughan – Non-Believers

My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall

Other Lives – Rituals

Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

Patrick Watson – Love Songs For Robots

POND – Man It Feels Like Space Again

Rose Windows – Rose Windows

The Sandwitches – Our Toast

Stealing Sheep – Not Real

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

The Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home

Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

Viet Cong – Viet Cong

We have all of these albums in one nice little Spotify playlist (no order)

For good measure, we have a running Spotify playlist of favorite songs of 2015:


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Mike Gerry

Head music fiend at OpenEars Music

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