Thursday December 17, 2015
Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2015
By Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen
You never entirely know what you’re going to get when you ask listeners to rank their favorite albums of the year. But the results of All Songs Considered’s 2015 listener poll may be the most diverse we’ve seen in ten years of doing these lists. From Kendrick Lamar’s hip-hop masterpiece To Pimp A Butterfly and the dense harp-poetry of Joanna Newsom, to the effervescent pop of Carly Rae Jepsen, soul singer Leon Bridges and the immense jazz album The Epic from Kamasi Washington, listeners showed a lot of love for a broad range of sounds.
The battle for the most popular album came down to a neck-and-neck race between Sufjan Stevens and Kendrick Lamar, with everyone else in the pack trying to keep up. In the end, Stevens just edged Lamar out for our listeners’ number one album. The two were followed, in order, by Courtney Barnett, Tame Impala and Father John Misty.
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