5 Best of Albums of 2015, So Far Paste runs them down By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Jul 4, 2015 8:54 AM CDT 7 comments Comments American folk singer Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty. (Gregers Tycho /Polfoto via AP) (Newser) – The folks at Paste are taking stock at the halfway point of the year to list the best of albums of 2015 to date. Their top 5: Father John Misty, I Love You Honeybear: Its "most striking moments meditate on the sublime and deeply complicated art of sharing life with a single partner." Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly: "This is what thoughtful hip hop is supposed to sound like." Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit: An "impressive" effort from "a coffeehouse storyteller with an impish streak of dark wit fronting an honest-to-God rock ‘n’ roll band." Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell: "Urgent and spontaneous." Sleater-Kinney, No Cities to Love: A "staggering return" for the beloved group. Click for Paste's full list of 25, which includes audio samples.