2015 is over and it’s time for those end-of-year lists again.
As usual, I scour the web reading the lists that I’m interested in and I do one big roundup of only the top items giving you only the very best of the year 2015.
So here we go with the lists of what’s considered the very best of 2015.
Best Hip Hop Album of 2015
- Don’t Call the Cops – Archibald Slim [FactMag]
My Picks: 90059 – Jay Rock, B.4.da.$$ – Joey Badass
It’s a no contest. Kendrick Lamar had the best album this year. I listened to it a bit when it came out but I have to say I enjoyed his debut GKMC more.
I also enjoyed label mate Jay Rock’s album 90059 more and that’s probably my favorite album this year along with Joey Badass’ debut.
Best Album of 2015
- To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar [Pitchfork | Complex | Billboard | Consequence of Sound | Pop Matters | Pretty Much Amazing | Spin | Rolling Stone | AVClub | The Guardian | Vulture |]
- Art Angels – Grimes [NME | Pigeons & Planes ]
- Ego Death – The Internet [Timeout ]
- Vulnicura – Bjork [ ABC News ]
- No Cities To Love – Sleater-Kinney [Daily Beast ]
- I Love You Honeybear – Father John Misty [ Paste ]
Best Hip Hop Song of 2015
- Alright – Kendrick Lamar [ The Boombox | Rap Genius | Pop Matters ]
- Twist My Fingaz – YG [Passion Weiss]
- Hotline Bling – Drake [Rap Up ]
- Check – Young Thug [Fact Mag]
Best Song of 2015
- Alright – Kendrick Lamar [ Pop Matters | Pitchfork ]
- King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar [ Pretty Much Amazing ]
- Shutdown – Skepta [Timeout ]
- What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber [ Spin ]
- Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd [ Rolling Stone ]
- Hotline Bling – Drake [ MTV ]
Best Music Video of 2015
- Alright – Kendrick Lamar [ Pitchfork | Fact Mag | Paste | Vulture | EW | Spin |]
- M3LL155x – FKA twigs [ Timeout | Dazed |]
- Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis [ Yahoo! Music ]
- Pedestrian At Best – Courtney Barnett [ AZ Central ]
- WTF (Where They From) – Missy Elliot [ Rolling Stone ]
- Feeling Myself – Nicki Minaj f. Beyonce [ Rap Up]
- Sunday Candy – Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment [ Stereogum ]
- Hotline Bling – Drake [ Digital Spy ]
- Stonemilker – Bjork [ Huffington Post]
Best Movie of 2014
- Spotlight [ EW | Rolling Stone | Observer | The Atlantic ]
- Mad Max: Fury Road [ Vanity Fair | AV Club | Empire ]
- Straight Outta Compton [ Hollywood ]
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens [ The Star ]
- The Assassin [ Sight and Sound ]
- Chi-Raq [ The New Yorker ]
- Furious 7 [ MTV ]
- 45 Years [ The Guardian ]
- Carol [ The Huffington Post ]
- Inside Out [ Cinema Blend ]
2015 was a great year in entertainment. I listened a lot more music than I did in previous years and watched more movies and tv too.
Looking at these lists makes me realize that there is still a whole lot more quality music and movies to check out.