PostMusic: Hailing some of 2015’s best albums

What's your favourite album of the year?

What's your favourite album of the year?

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IT’S that time of year again when ‘Best Of ...’ lists begin to be compiled and released, often leading to much debate over a pint or two as to what should and shouldn’t have made it.

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Once again it’s time to invite our friends at Leeds’s Jumbo Records into the hallowed studio at YPN Towers to discuss the shop’s near-legendary Top 20 Albums of the Year, which was unveiled to their customers late last week.

As ever with these kind of things, debate rages as much - if not more - over what ISN’T on the list as opposed to what actually is.

Compiled from a survey of the shop’s knowledgable staff, it provides a snapshot of the sheer quality of music that once again come our way during 2015.

Jumbo’s Adam Gillison and YPN’s music writer Duncan Seaman and Phil Harrison to discuss how the list was put together and what else could or maybe should have made it on there .....

Jumbo Records’ Top 20 Albums of 2015

Julia Holter - Jumbo Records' No 1 Album of the Year

Julia Holter - Jumbo Records' No 1 Album of the Year

1 ‘Have You In My Wilderness@ - Julia Holter

2 ‘Edition 1’ - King Midas Sound/Fennesz

3 ‘Dumb Flesh’ - Blanck Mass

4 ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ - Father John Misty

Leeds's Jumbo Records helped us pick the top albums of 2015

Leeds's Jumbo Records helped us pick the top albums of 2015

5 ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’

6 ‘Ghost Culture’ - Ghost Culture

7 ‘The Powers That Be’ - Death Grips

8 ‘...Meets The Grim Reaper’ - Panda Bear

9 ‘Illegals In Heaven’ - Blank Realm

10 Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit’ - Courtney Barnett

11 ‘Radioland’ - Franck Vigroux & Matthew Bourne

12 ‘Platform’ - Holly Herndon

13 ‘Georgia’ - Georgia

14 ‘I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside’ - Earl Sweatshirt

15 ‘Multi-Love’ - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

16 ‘Reflekzionz’ - Ekoplekz

17 ‘White Men Are Black Men Too’ - Young Fathers

18 ‘Time To Go Home’ - Chastity Belt

19 ‘Skeleton Crew’ - Madison Ward & The Mama Bear

20 ‘Earthee’ -TheeSatisfaction

Which is your favourite album of 2015?

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