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Readers' Poll Results 2015. The Pitchfork Readers' Poll features your picks for the best (and worst) in the world of music.

Readers' Poll Results 2015

Below, you'll find the results, including your choices for Top Albums and Top Tracks, along with Most Underrated and Overrated Albums, Best New Artists, Best Musician Twitters, and Best Live Acts, plus your answers to a number of either/or questions. 1. Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly2. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell3. Tame Impala: Currents4. Top 20 albums of 2015. Best Metal Albums of 2015 (So Far) Les 60 meilleurs morceaux de 2015 selon Les Inrocks. Que retenir de l’année musicale de 2015 ?

Les 60 meilleurs morceaux de 2015 selon Les Inrocks

Voici l’heure de la playlist de la fin d’année, avec 60 titres sélectionnés par la rédaction des inRocks, de Drake à Shamir en passant par Kurt Vile. Seuls les 10 premiers ont été classés. AllMusic 2015 in Review. The top 20 music videos of 2015. Earlier this year saw two of this generation’s most exhilarating artists – Venuzualian producer Arca and Hood By Air label boss Shayne Oliver – join forces for a new musical project, dubbed ‘Wench’, a collab which resulted in the sounds of Cher, t.A.T.u, Crystal Castles and Fatboy Slim cut, spliced and stuck back together for one beautifully intense track “Galvanize”.

The top 20 music videos of 2015

Add visual artist Jesse Kanda into the mix and you get this mind-blowing, 15-minute video. In it, explosions are played back and forth in slow motion so they take on an almost otherworldly, hypnotic power and at one point, what looks like a lorry shattering into grey debris turns out to be a flock of flying birds. For some of us, taking copious amounts of lsd might result in huddling in a dark corner, tumbling through an intense, occasionally frightening, crisis about the meaning of life. Essential Mix Listeners: 50 Tracks from 2015. La Shitlist 2015 de The Drone. 20.

La Shitlist 2015 de The Drone

Brodinski - BravaVictoire : le rap d'Atlanta a trouvé son Johnny Clegg. 19. Hieroglyphic Being / J.I.T.U. La Toplist 2015 de The Drone. 20.

La Toplist 2015 de The Drone

Domenique Dumont - Comme çaVisiblement en Lettonie, l'Île Fantastique c'est encore un gros carton à la télé. 19. Soichi Terada presents Sounds From The Far EastDans les années 90, les Japonais faisaient encore tout mieux que tout le monde, les motos, les magnétoscopes et la house du New Jersey. 18. Mount Eerie - SaunaPlutôt qu'écouter PNL à l'Aquaboulevard, délectez-vous de Mount Eerie au hammam. 17. Best Music Videos of 2015.

Sputnikmusic - Staff’s Top 50 Albums of 2015: 10 – 1 « Staff Blog. 10.

Sputnikmusic - Staff’s Top 50 Albums of 2015: 10 – 1 « Staff Blog

Dance Gavin Dance – Instant Gratification [Official Site] // [Spotify] // [Facebook] Holy shit. Hooooooooooooooooooly shit, you guys. Just picture me, sitting here, profound grin across my face as I read every single comment about Bring Me The Horizon coming in at #42… Music for every moment of 2015 / Hype Machine Zeitgeist. The 50 Best Tracks of 2015. The 50 Best Albums of 2015.

"Hollywood", the centerpiece of Tobias Jesso Jr.’s debut album Goon, offers a cautionary tale to those enraptured by bright lights, huge billboards, and glistening walks of fame.

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

"Think I’m gonna die in Hollywood," sings Jesso, who spent some of his twenties haplessly trying to become a big time pop songwriter in Los Angeles, dreaming of working with his favorite artist, Adele. It is a somber song about failure, written by a guy coming to terms with his own youthful illusions. The 50 Best Albums of 2015. The 30 best albums of 2015. We touched on it in the introduction to last year's album list, but the perception of 'the album' really does keep shifting.

The 30 best albums of 2015

Short players reign supreme in the house and techno scene, hip hop shimmys between albums and mixtapes and some artists seem to simply churn out single, after single, after single. The full-length masterpiece still holds a place in Dummy's heart and 2015 was indeed a year for some colossal releases that haven't gone unnoticed. Gwilym Gold scored a soothing, sweet paradise whilst Hudson Mohawke did quite the opposite. Grimes defined post-internet pop whilst Darkstar defined IRL issues in the North. FKA twigs questioned everything with a release that hovers in the territory between EP and album but we loved it - and really, that's all that matters. 30. 29.

The Mancunian beatsmith returned in 2015 with another amazing LP on his own imprint. 28. Les 100 meilleurs albums de l'année 2015 pour les Inrocks. 2015 s’échappe définitivement à la fin du mois.

Les 100 meilleurs albums de l'année 2015 pour les Inrocks

Comme chaque année, on a passé une bonne partie de notre temps à écouter des disques et à essayer de vous convaincre de faire la même chose. The 100 Best Tracks of 2015. There are two sides to DJ Koze: the hypnotizing shaman who spins one groove into another with ultimate finesse, and the winking illusionist who laughs at the shaman idea and teases you for your mindless devotion.

The 100 Best Tracks of 2015

Viewed alongside the finely tuned whimsy of his excellent DJ-Kicks mix from this year, "XTC" is a pretenseless, steady burner. Its lush, trance-inducing atmosphere, detailed with Koze’s typical quirky percussion, makes it one of his most straightforwardly satisfying recent productions. But it's just like Koze not to leave it there: a woman’s voice, ruminating on what ecstasy might provide for someone seeking enlightenment, emerges out of the mix.

"I heard you say once that a lie is sweet in the beginning, and bitter in the end," she murmurs. "Is the drug like the lie, and meditation the truth? NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2015. This is how we listen: Take 12 months, a few thousand albums and pan for gold. We sift for works that are definitive and for sounds or songs that cross boundaries, make connections, teach us something new. We allow ourselves to be swept away, to be seduced, to be fooled by a good new trick or an old one produced with grace and confidence. 2015 was a year in which the fractures in the music industry's bedrock became everyday geography — a no man's land of streaming, downloads, CDs and LPs, with plenty of skirmishes and territory disputes. It was also one in which sales records were not just broken but demolished. Despite all that, it was still just as easy to find great albums and just as hard to narrow them down to 50.

The 101 Best Songs of 2015. The Hills were alive with the sound of music in 2015, a period dominated by pop monoliths — the year started with Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars threatening the all-time record for weeks spent at No. 1, peaked with Drake and Future super-teaming at the same time that Ryan Adams ensured that Taylor Swift’s 1989 got its full 12 months in the news cycle, and ended with Adele serving as the music industry’s one-woman Black Friday. The 50 Best Albums of 2015. If you’re reading this, it’s late 2015. To complement our list of the year’s 101 Best Songs, we’ve collected the 50 Best Albums from the past 12 months.

So join us as we look back on all of the California Nights and Honeymoons, as we revisit the Poison Season and the Fading Frontier. The 25 Best Pop Albums of 2015. This year was the one where pop’s backstage forces stepped out from behind the scenes and took the reins. Ariel Rechtshaid bridged the gap between college radio and Top 40, taking command of Brandon Flowers’ sophomore solo record. Madonna swept up SOPHIE and Blood Pop for some of her wildest Rebel Heart cuts. Not everyone needed outside help, though; many of the year’s strongest ear-grabbers came from independent efforts — think Shamir, HOLYCHILD, and Marina & the Diamonds, who forewent going big in favor of going bold. Run away with us as we count down the 25 pop albums that defined our 2015. 25. Though only the most dedicated of H.R. 24. The 20 Best Avant Albums of 2015.

Hard and fast boundaries don’t mean much these days. M.I.A. would tell you as much, offering a big ol’ “what’s up with that?” At the very concept and existence of international borders in one of her only musical releases this year. Even Pantone, the color-matching company responsible for designating a given calendar year’s official pigment, chose to accept psychological and societal climates that have been shifting over the last couple of years. For the first time, they declared a blend of two colors — “rose quartz” and “serenity” — as a “color of the year,” a nod to trans ontologies and the unexpected harmonies that come about when traditional dividing lines melt away.

The 25 Best Music Videos of 2015. Whether you were Asleep in the Deep or busy practicing your Dope Walk, we’re betting that you carved out time this year to watch some of music’s finest visual work. There were myriad options, whatever your cinematic tastes: UFO crash-landings in Shamir’s “In for the Kill,” rom-com goofiness in Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” and a feel-good crowd-pleaser top-billed by Justin Bieber and Tom Hanks in Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You.”

(And before you ask, no, it’s not an accident that Taylor Swift isn’t on this list.) So, all hands on deck: It’s time to revisit the best music videos of 2015. 25. The 100 best albums of the decade so far. Skip to: #100 / #90 / #80 / #70 / #60 /#50 / #40 / #30 / #20 / #10 After five years, 250-odd FACT mixes and far too many uses of the word ‘ethereal’, we’re here – the pivot point of the 2010s.

To honour the milestone, here’s our version of an ill-advised midlife crisis splurge – our rundown of the 100 best albums of the decade so far. Plotting any sort of ranked list of recent releases is always difficult: it’s easy to call XXJFG a classic, but anointing a recent Soundcloud giveaway as one for the ages can seem like folly. At times, we’ve felt like Neil Buchanan stranded in an art attack – there’s an amazing picture there somewhere, but how the hell do you see it?

As such, we’ve tried as best we can to celebrate records that have done one (or, as we ascend the list, all) of the following: proved influential or important with peers; withstood the ravages of time (or hype); embodied or popularised a particular sound; or earned semi-legendary status amongst our staff. 100. Listen here 99. 98. The Best Albums of 2015. Best Albums of 2015 by User Score. BEST OF 2015 by Breakin Bread. The Best Albums of 2015. 2015 Music Year End List Aggregate. These numbers are obtained from the 37 lists found along the right side of this page. Honorable Mention:Dr. Dre - Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. The 50 Best Albums of 2015.