’s Top Albums of 2015

20 Beth May: The Family Arsonist (poetry)

19 Wolf Alice: My Love is Cool

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18 Elise Cabrét (EP)

17 Anielle Reid: Ain’t Like Them (EP)

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16 Kat Robichaud & The Darling Misfits

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15 Dengue Fever: The Deepest Lake

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14 The Innocence Mission: Hello I Feel the Same

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13 Darlingside: Birds Say

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12 Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi: Cold Moon

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11 Hayley Cannon: Who Are You

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10 Allison Crowe: Sylvan Hour

9 Alessia Cara: Know It All

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8 Chris Stapleton: Traveler

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7 Andra Day: Cheers to the Fall

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6 Rhiannen Giddens: Tomorrow is My Turn

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5 Lizabett Russo: Running With the Wolves

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4 V V Brown: Glitch

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3 Presents: Allison Crowe

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Allison Crowe Official Site

2 for RAINN benefit album

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1 Brandi Carlile: The Firewatcher’s Daughter

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I debated including the Muruch-curated albums, but they are truly the two albums I have listened to most frequently and loved most intensely this year. Besides, it’s the artists and their music that make them so undeniably spectacular. I was just the DJ. That being said, every time I’ve been asked during the year what I think my #1 album of 2015 would be, my immediate answer has been: “Brandi Carlile’s The Firewatcher’s Daughter.” I love it more with each listen and it has the timelessness of the greatest classic albums.’s Top 10 Books of 2015

10 John Furrow: The Storm Murders

9 Seth Greenland: I Regret Everything

8 Sophie Hannah: Woman With a Secret

7 Alice Fulton: Barely Composed

6 Michelle Penazola: landscape/heartbreak

5 Ron Rash: Above the Waterfall

4 Stuart Rojstaczer: The Mathematician’s Shiva

3 Kate Morton: The Lake House

2 Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking

1 Victoria Hislop: The Sunrise

Muruch’s 2014 Top Albums Playlist

Last week Muruch’s Top Albums of 2014 were revealed. This week we’re happy to share a Spotify playlist of every song (over 200!) from every album on our list except one (by a certain singer who notoriously pulled her music from Spotify). Enjoy!