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
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:

  1. 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."
  2. Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly: "This is what thoughtful hip hop is supposed to sound like."
  3. 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."
  4. Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell: "Urgent and spontaneous."
  5. 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.

 

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