Best of 2015


Chelsea Wolfe, Abyss
Lana Del Ray, Honeymoon
Beach House, Depression Cherry
Chvrches, Every Open Eye
The Decemberists, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
Torres, Sprinter
Science and the Beat, Future Blue
Ellie Goulding, Delirium
Bjork, Vulnicura
Wolf Alice, My Love is Cool
Lauren Peacock, Euphonia
Grimes, Art Angels
Sasha Siem, Most of the Boys
Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Sleater-Kinney, No Cities to Love
Waxahatchee, Ivy Tripp
Sufjan Stevens, Carrie and Lowell
Furniture Girls, Chaos
Callaghan, A History of Now
Julia Holter, Have You in my Wilderness


1. Outline by Rachel Cusk (fsg)
2. Where Women Were Kings by Christie Watson (other press)
3. The Green Road by Ann Enright (ww Norton)
4. The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro (Algonquin)
5. Katherine Carlyle by Rupert Thomson (other press)
6. The Last September by Nina de Gramont (Algonquin)
7. Migratory Animals by Mary Helen Sprecht (Harper perennial)
8. Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman (scribner)
9. The Travels of Daniel Ascher by Deborah Levy-Bertherat (other press)
10. Music for Wartime by Rebecca Makkai (Viking)
11. The Life and Death of Sophie Stark (blue rider press)
12. Aquarium by David Vann (Atlantic Monthly Press)
13. Tightrope by Simon Mawer (other press)
14. A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott (Doubleday)


1. Moody Bitches by Julie Holland, MD
2. Project Animal Farm by Sonia Faruqui [Pegasus Books]
3. Ongoingness by Sarah Manguso [Graywolf Press]
4. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
5. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
6. Drawing Blood by Molly Crabapple [Harper]
7. Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon
8. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Woman by Carrie Brownstein
9. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
10. Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker
11. Troublemaker by Leah Remini


1. Far from the Madding Crowd
2. Brooklyn
3. Carol
4. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
5. Tangerine
6. Spotlight
7. Suffragette
8. Room
9. While We’re Young
10. Love and Mercy
11. Grandma
12. Sicario
13. I Smile Back
14. Mistress America
15. Digging for Fire
16. Steve Jobs
17. Infinitely Polar Bear
18. McFarland USA
19. The Age of Adeline
20. Advantageous


1. Amy
2. He Named Me Malala
3. Cobain: Montage of Heck
4. Hot Girls Wanted
5. The Wolfpack
6. What Happened, Miss Simone?
7. The True Cost
8. The Hunting Ground


1. Being Mary Jane
2. Call the Midwife
3. Getting On
4. Halt and Catch Fire
5. Orange is the New Black
6. Justified
7. Mad Men
8. Rectify
9. Longmire
10. Jessica Jones
11. Nurse Jackie
12. Master of None
13. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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