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opbmusic Best of 2015: Albums We Love


We asked the opbmusic staff to name their top 5 albums for 2015. Okay, some went with more and were forced to pare them down. But when the dust settled, we were left with this impressive and incredibly eclectic list of music. Here are the albums we loved in 2015.

Gerard O’Sullivan, opbmusic DJ

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
Chris Stapleton - Traveller
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966

Michael Baden, opbmusic DJ

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Patrick Watson – Love Songs For Robots
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There

Molly Woon, opbmusic DJ

Laura Marling - Short Movie
Hop Along - Painted Shut
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
Torres - Sprinter
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Adam Coulter, Host of opbmusic’s Atlas Bugged

Chimerenga Rennaissance - K.N.M.M.
CW Stoneking - Gon Boogaloo
Okmalumkoolkat - 100K Macassette
Mo Kolours - Texture Like Sun
Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too

Jenn Keenan, opbmusic DJ

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Kurt Vile - b’lieve i’m going down

Francis Storr, opbmusic DJ

Frank Turner - Positive Songs For Negative People
Gaz Coombes - Matador
Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
Mutoid Man - Bleeder
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love

Anna McClain, opbmusic Contributor

Torres - Sprinter
Erykah Badu - But You Cain’t Use My Phone
Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, girl
Ibeyi - Ibeyi
Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness

Jeff Poteet, opbmusic DJ

My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Wilco - Star Wars

Mason Rippey, opbmusic DJ

Django Django - Born Under Saturn
Vursatyl - Crooked Straights
Monophonics - Sound of Sinning
The Arcs - Yours, Dreamily
Theory Hazit - Fall of the Light Bearer

Doug Lloyd, opbmusic DJ

Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer
Ibeyi - Ibeyi
Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too
Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall

Arthur Lee, opbmusic DJ

Alabama Shakes - Sound and Color
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
Bomba estereo - amanacer
Wilco - Star Wars
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell

Matt Casebeer, opbmusic DJ

Amason - Sky City
Ryan Adams - 1989
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Guster - Evermotion
Divers - Hello, Hello

Michael Cavazos, opbmusic DJ

Laura Marling - Short Movie
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
Bjork - Vulnicura
Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color

Jerad Walker, opbmusic Music Director

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Calexico – Edge Of The Sun
Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There
Monophonics – Sound Of Sinning

Sarah Long, opbmusic DJ

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Four Tet - Morning/Evening
Floating Points - Elaenia
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
Deerhunter - Fading Frontier

Nikki Dobay, opbmusic DJ

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
Josh Ritter - Sermon on the Rocks
Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free
Old Wave - Old Wave
Laura Marling - Short Movie

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