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Gorilla vs Bear’s Top 50 Albums of 2015 (including Women offshoot Cindy Lee — listen)

Cindy Lee – ‘Act of Tenderness’
Cindy Lee

Gorilla vs Bear has published his Top 50 Albums of 2015 list, writing, “We feel pretty confident proclaiming 2015 the best year for new music this decade, and we’d even go so far as to say it’s been arguably our favorite year in the history of this site.” The list includes Panda Bear, Jamie xx, Grimes, Vince Staples, Leon Bridges, both Beach House albums (Thank Your Lucky Stars is ranked higher), U.S. Girls, Sufjan Stevens, Julia Holter, Young Thug, Toro y Moi, Empress Of, Joanna Newsom, Knxwledge, Molly Nilsson and more. Check out the whole thing below.

The list also includes Cindy Lee, the project that was formed by ex-Women guitarist/singer Patrick Flegel when two of his other bandmates (including his brother Matt) formed Viet Cong. He released the Malenkost tape and the Act of Tenderness album this year, both of which made GvsB’s list (#32 and #5, respectively). You can download both for free at Cindy Lee’s geocities website. Stream the latter below.

Gorilla vs Bear’s Top 50 Albums of 2015
50. Palmbomen – Palmbomen II
49. Danny L Harle – Broken Flowers
48. Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife
47. Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again
46. Stealing Sheep – Not Real
45. Tei Shi – Verde
44. Caroline No – No Language
43. Jlin – Dark Energy
42. Bicep – Just
41. Pure Bathing Culture – Pray For Rain
40. Valet – Nature
39. Yumi Zouma – EP II
38. Beach House – Depression Cherry
37. Knxwledge – Hud Dreems
36. Molly Nilsson – Zenith
35. Neon Indian – VEGA INTL Night School
34. Dilly Dally – Sore
33. Anthony Naples – Body Pill
32. Cindy Lee – Malenkost
31. Airbird & Napolian – Mr. Foolish
30. Empress Of – Me
29. Joanna Newsom – Divers
28. Abra – Rose
27. Susanne Sundfor – Ten Love Songs
26. Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone
25. Eartheater – RIP Chrysalis
24. Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon
23. Disasterpeace – It Follows OST
22. Domenique Dumont – Comme Ca
21. Toro y Moi – Samantha
20. The Galleria – Calling Card / Mezzanine
19. Autre Ne Veut – Age of Transparency
18. Cousin Stizz – Suffolk County
17. Bop English – Constant Bop
16. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
15. Young Thug – Barter 6
14. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
13. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
12. SOPHIE – PRODUCT
11. U.S. Girls – Half Free
10. George Clanton – 100% Electronica
9. Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars
8. Lower Dens – Escape From Evil
7. Helen – The Original Faces
6. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
5. Cindy Lee – Act of Tenderness
4. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
3. Jamie xx – In Colour
2. Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
1. Grimes – Art Angels

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