Toward the beginning of each new year, I publish my favorite albums from the prior year. Here are my top 15 albums from 2015:

1. Drake, If You're Reading This It's Too Late
2. Mat Kearney, Just Kids
3. The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness
4. Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell
5. Jenny & Tyler, Of This I'm Sure
6. Brandon Flowers, The Desired Effect
7. Matt Nathanson, Show Me Your Fangs
8. Noah Gundersen, Carry the Ghost
9. Drake & Future, What a Time to Be Alive
10. Ben Rector, Brand New
11. PARTYNEXTDOOR, PARTYNEXTDOOR Two
12. William Fitzsimmons, Pittsburgh
13. Vanessa Carlton, Liberman
14. Jeffrey Foucault, Salt as Wolves
15. Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams

Honorable mentions: City & Colour, Brandi Carlile, CHVRCHES, Joshua Hyslop, Travis Scott, Jamie Lawson, Kendrick Lamar, Vince Staples, Pusha T, and Joe Budden.

What were some of your favorites?

For my favorite albums from past years, visit minimalists.com/sound
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