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The Music 2015 Writers' Poll: Evan Young

23 December 2015 | 1:15 pm | Evan Young

album of the year

  1. Kendrick Lamar — To Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Tame Impala — Currents
  3. Panda Bear — Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
  4. POND — Man It Feels Like Space Again
  5. Kurt Vile — B'lieve I'm Goin Down...
  6. Oddisee — The Good Fight
  7. Soko — My Dreams Dictate My Reality
  8. Deerhunter — Fading Frontier
  9. Jenny Hval — Apocalypse, Girl
  10. Jim O'Rourke — Simple Songs

song of the year

  1. Kendrick Lamar — The Blacker The Berry
  2. Tame Impala — Let It Happen
  3. POND — Waiting Around For Grace
  4. The Black Ryder — Let Me Be Your Light
  5. Action Bronson — Baby Blue

artist of the year

  1. Kendrick Lamar
  2. Thundercat
  3. Flying Lotus
  4. Drake
  5. Courtney Barnett

international artist performance

  1. The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  2. FKA Twigs
  3. St Vincent
  4. Roy Ayers
  5. The Growlers

australian artist performance

  1. Tame Impala
  2. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
  3. POND
  4. Peter Bibby
  5. Immigrant Union

top tv show

  1. Parks And Recreation
  2. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  3. Broad City
  4. Broadchurch
  5. Portlandia

top movie

  1. The Look Of Silence
  2. Inside Out
  3. The Lobster
  4. Birdman
  5. Heaven Knows What

top website 

  1. Facebook
  2. YouTube
  3. Letterboxd
  4. Rate Your Music
  5. Twitter

2015 highlight of the year

Kendrick Lamar — To Pimp A Butterfly. Comprising staggering raw expression and unbridled political allegory, TPAB is a truly special work of art helping Lamar become (in my mind) hip hop's undisputed king (Kunta). We'll be unpacking this one for decades, which is phenomenal considering just how much it's already achieved. I'm not sure we'll see a better, more relevant or important hip hop album in the next decade. If we do, it's going to be incredible. 

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prediction for 2016

The unfortunate and regrettable deaths of more and more music festivals.