Favorite Albums of 2015

I repeat: it was not a great year for music. Here's songs 8-12 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart for 2015.

With the possible exception of "Can't Feel My Face," don't all those songs seem like gimmicky summer hits that should be down around the 40-60 range? Yet we had nothing else this year. There was a period in time (around August, I think?) where it looked like Skrillex had saved music. These are dark days.

Favorite Albums of 2015:

15. Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission
14. Slow Meadow, Slow Meadow
13. Good Old War, Broken Into Better Shape
12. Death Cab for Cutie, Kintsugi
11. David Ramirez, Fables
10. Andrew Ripp, Andrew Ripp
9. CHVRCHES, Every Open Eye
8. Ryan Adams, 1989
7. Ben Rector, Brand New
6. Adele, 25
5. Josh Garrels, Home
4. Matthew Perryman Jones, Cold Answer
3. Brandon Flowers, The Desired Effect
2. Grace Potter, Midnight
1. Tyler Lyle, The Native Genius of Desert Plants