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The Quietus’ Top 100 Albums of 2015

Jlin

If you’re sick of seeing the same names atop every publication’s year-end list, you can always count on The Quietus to deliver something almost completely different. While their Top 100 Albums of 2015 does contain Kendrick Lamar, Sufjan Stevens, Julia Holter, Kurt Vile and a few other popular choices, none of them cracked The Quietus’ top 20. What is their #1? Experimental footwork producer Jlin‘s Dark Energy which came out in March via Planet Mu. At #2 it’s Polish drone/folk artist Stara Rzeka‘s Zamknęły się oczy ziemi. There are a few others in the Top 10 you may have heard — Oneohtrix Point Never‘s Garden Of Delete, Holly Herndon‘s Platform, East India Youth‘s Culture of Volume, Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter 3, and New Order‘s Music Complete.

Whether you see this as made by a bunch of contrarians or forward-thinkers, chances are there’s something here you may not have heard but might really like. The Quietus’ page includes bandcamp or soundcloud links where available, and you can browse through their entire Top 100 Albums of 2015 list below


The Quietus – Best Albums of 2015
100. Pissgrave – Suicide Euphoria
99. RSS B0YS – HDDN
98. Eugene The Oceanographer – The Tigers Of Mount Paektu
97. Checkpoint 303 – The Iqrit Files
96. Guapo – Obscure Knowledge
95. Rizan Said – King Of Keyboard
94. Roots Manuva – Bleeds
93. The Necks – Vertigo
92. Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire
91. John Foxx – London Overgrown
90. Jute Gyte – Ship Of Theseus
89. Real Lies – Real Life
88. Claude Speed – Sun Czar Temple
87. Paper Dollhouse – Aeonflower
86. Milo – So The Flies Don’t Come
85. Terakaft – Alone
84. Charlatans – Modern Nature
83. Master Musicians Of Bukake – Further West Quad Cult
82. Cornered Yet Climbing featuring Kelly Jayne Jones – Fevered Realities
81. Dawn Richard – Blackheart
80. $hit & $hine – 54 Synth-Brass 38 Metal Guitar 65 Cathedral
79. Joey Anderson – Invisible Switch
78. Broken English Club – Suburban Hunting
77. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
76. Bad Guys – Bad Guynaecology
75. Container – LP
74. Ian William Craig – Cradle For The Wanting
73. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
72. Rupert Clervaux & Beatrice Dillon – Studies I-XVII For Samplers And Percussion
71. JME – Integrity
70. Consumer Electronics – Dollhouse Songs
69. Torres – Sprinter
68. Pearson Sound – Pearson Sound
67. Melechesh – Enki
66. Leif – Taraxacum
65. Oren Ambarchi & Jim O’Rourke – Behold
64. Shapednoise – Different Selves
63. Algiers – Algiers
62. Anthony Child – Electronic Recordings From the Maui Jungle
61. Meatraffle – Hi Fi Classics
60. Fis – The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now
59. Levon Vincent – Levon Vincent
58. Wire – Wire
57. Colleen – Captain Of None
56. Imaginary Forces – Low Key Movements
55. Gnaw Their Tongues – Abyss Of Longing Throats
54. Eric Chennaux – Skullsplitter
53. Future – DS2
52. The Soft Moon – Deeper
51. Rabit – Communion
50. Bjork – Vulnicura
49. Russell Haswell – As Sure As Night Follows Day
48. Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Jaakko Eino Kalevi
47. M.E.S.H. – Piteous Gate
46. Owiny Sigoma Band – Nyanza
45. Lonelady – Hinterland
44. Kerridge – Always Offended Never Ashamed
43. Arca – Mutant
42. The Eccentronic Research Council – Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine… I’m Your Biggest Fan
41. Ariel Kalma and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – We Know Each Other Somehow
40. Vainio & Vigroux – Peau Froide, Leger Soleil
39. The Membranes – Dark Matter/Dark Energy
38. Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
37. Księżyc – Rabbit Eclipse
36. Karin Park – Apocalypse Pop
35. DJ Richard – Grind
34. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
33. Chrononautz – Noments
32. One More Grain – Grain Fever
31. Enya – Dark Sky Island
30. My Disco – Severe
29. RP Boo – Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints
28. Hey Colossus – Radio Static High
27. Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down…
26. Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power
25. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
24. Jerusalem In My Heart – If He Dies If If If If If If
23. WIDT – Point#3
22. GNOD – Infinity Machines
21. Hawthonn – Hawthonn
20. Laura Cannell – Beneath Swooping Talons
19. Sunn O))) – Kannon
18. King Midas Sound & Fennesz – Edition 1
17. Teeth Of The Sea – Highly Deadly Black Tarantula
16. Jenny Hval – Apocalypse, Girl
15. Jam City – Dream A Garden
14. Helm – Olympic Mess
13. The Inward Circles – Belated Movements For An Unsanctioned Exhumation August 1984
12. Elysia Crampton – American Drift
11. Circuit Des Yeux – In Plain Speech
10. Holly Herndon – Platform
9. New Order – Music Complete
8. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden Of Delete
7. EEK featuring Islam Chipsy – Kahraba
6. East India Youth – Culture Of Volume
5. Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter Three
4. Carter Tutti Void – f(x)
3. Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa
2. Stara Rzeka – Zamknęły się oczy ziemi
1. Jlin – Dark Energy

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