Music | Ultra5280's Best Albums of 2015

From hip hop to country to folk, we managed to listen to a ton of albums this year. Some where good, while others were pretty atrocious. Our task of choosing the best albums of the year was pretty taunting, but as music snobs it is our job to critique music for the benefit of all mankind. Here is the list of our favorite albums of 2015.

Robert Castro: Managing Editor

1. To Pimp A Butterfly- Kendrick Lamar

2. In Colour- Jamie xx

3. Art Angels- Grimes

4. Coming Home- Leon Bridges

5. Depression Cherry-Beach House


Maddie Casey: Music Editor

1. Blurryface- Twenty One Pilots

2. Self-Titled-Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

3. In Colour- Jamie xx

4. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit- Courtney Barnett

5. Chaos and The Calm- James Bay

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Mcclain Morris: Lifestyle Editor

1. I Love You, Honey Bear- Father John Misty

2. Savage Hills Ballroom- Youth Lagoon

3. Beauty Behind The Madness- The Weeknd

4. If You're Reading This It's Too Late- Drake

5. Self Titled- Oh Wonder


Ashley Halligan: Austin Contributor

1. Metamodern Sounds in Country Music- Sturgil Simpson

2. Self Titled- Watkins Family Hour

3. Coming Home- Leon Bridges

4. The Waterfall- My Morning Jacket

5. Say It Loud- Griz


Matt Smith: Photographer

1. I Love You, Honey Bear- Father John Misty

2. The Magic Whip- Blur

3. California Nights- Best Coast

4. Poison Season- Destroyer

5. Self Titled- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats


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Liz Whitman- Photographer

1. I Love You, Honey Bear- Father John Misty

2. Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit-Courtney Barnett

3. Before The World Was Big- Girlpool

4. Pure American Gum- American Culture

5. Bury Me At Makeout Creek- Mitski


Haley Midzor- Writer

1. Good Sad Happy Bad- Michacu & The Shapes

2. Hypnophobia- Jacco Gardener

3. Braincream- Jaill

4. Lustmore- Lapalux

5. Warm Blood- Blithe Field


Andrew Rios: Photographer

1. Self Titled- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

2. American Man- The Yawpers

3. Strangers To Ourselves- Modest Mouse

4. Magnifique- Ratatat

5. Glitterbug- The Wombats