Best Albums of 2015

Best Albums of 2015

Grimy Goods’ Best Albums of 2015 are in! It was a strong year for women in music. From rising stars, Courtney Barnett and Grimes, to the more seasoned Florence + The Machine, Peaches, and Sleater-Kinney, the women represented fiercely for much of the year’s best full-length records. As we look back at the albums that meant the most to us—whether lyrically, by sound or both—we’ve kept our selections to 45 albums. With Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, Thee Oh Sees’ Mutilator Defeated at Last, and Jamie xx’s In Colour, all the tasty flavors form the musical rainbow were present. Check out below our selections for the Best Albums of 2015.


1. Kendrick Lamar — To Pimp a Butterfly 

Kendrick Lamar, surprise Killers set, Halsey and Death Cab for Cutie cap off Life is Beautiful


2. Florence + The Machine — How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 

Florence and the Machine at Santa Barbara Bowl — an elegant blur of possessed emotion


3. Courtney Barnett — Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit 

Courtney Barnett tops two nights at The Roxy with charismatic performances

4. Leon Bridges  — Coming Home 

A dapper Leon Bridges takes Fonda Theatre on a sonic trip through time


5. The Picturebooks — Imaginary Horse 

The Picturebooks drop jaws at The Echo with stunning rock ‘n’ roll show