01. Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens (Asthmatic Kitty)
recommended track: "John My Beloved"
02. Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Jagjaguwar)
recommended track: "Can't Keep Checking My Phone"
03. Currents, Tame Impala (Interscope)
recommended track: "Eventually"
04. Surf, Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment (self-released)
recommended track: "Sunday Candy"
05. Elaenia, Floating Points (Pluto/Luaka Bop)
recommended track: "Nespole"
06. In Colour, Jamie xx (Young Turks)
recommended track: "Loud Places"
07. Vulnicura, Björk (One Little Indian)
recommended track: "Stonemilker"
08. The Night Took Us in Like Family, L'Orange and Jeremiah Jae (Mellow Music Group)
recommended track: "Do My Best to Carry On"
09. I Love You, Honeybear, Father John Misty (Sub Pop)
recommended track: "The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment"
10. I Cry When I Laugh, Jess Glynne (Atlantic)
recommended track: "Ain't Got Far to Go"
11. E•MO•TION, Carly Rae Jepsen (Interscope/School Boy)
recommended track: "Run Away with Me"
12. Fading Frontier, Deerhunter (4AD)
recommended track: "Living My Life"
13. Divers, Joanna Newsom (Drag City)
recommended track: "Leaving the City"
14. La Di Da Di, Battles (Warp)
recommended track: "The Yabba"
15. Are You Alone?, Majical Cloudz (Matador)
recommended track: "Silver Car Crash"
16. Depression Cherry, Beach House (Sub Pop)
recommended track: "Sparks"
17. Thank Your Lucky Stars, Beach House (Sub Pop)
recommended track: "Elegy to the Void"
18. Portraits, Maribou State (Counter/Ninja Tune)
recommended track: "Natural Fools"
19. Peripheral Vision, Turnover (Run for Cover)
recommended track: "Dizzy on the Comedown"
20. Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit, Courtney Barnett (Mom + Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk!)
HMs/21-38: Ones and Sixes, Low (Sub Pop); Lantern, Hudson Mohawke (Warp); All We Need, Raury (Columbia); To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar (Interscope/Aftermath/Top Dawg); DJ-KiCKS 50, DJ Koze (!K7 Records); Ivy Tripp, Waxahatchee (Merge/Wichita); No No No, Beirut (4AD); Why Make Sense?, Hot Chip (Domino); But You Caint Use My Phone, Erykah Badu (self-released); White Men Are Black Men Too, Young Fathers (Big Dada); Stuff Like That There, Yo La Tengo (Matador); Summertime ‘06, Vince Staples (ARTium/Def Jam); Escape from Evil, Lower Dens (Ribbon Music); Have You In My Wilderness, Julia Holter (Domino); Art Angels, Grimes (4AD); Poison Season, Destroyer (Merge/Dead Oceans); All Possible Futures, Miami Horror (Dine Alone); Lost in New York, Penguin Prison (Downtown)
top/favourite EPs of the year
Nymphs II-IV, Nicolas Jaar (Other People/R&S)
Intermission, Shigeto (Ghostly International)
Hallucinogen, Kelela (Warp/Cherry Coffee)
M3LL155X, FKA twigs (Young Turks)
The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam, Thundercat (Brainfeeder)