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Here Are Our Individual DJs’ Best Of 2015 Lists

V89’s year-end Top 50 Chart is an aggregate of individual ballots submitted by our DJ’s, wherein they list their Top 10 albums and up to twenty other albums they enjoyed. These are then weighted and used to create the station’s Top 50. For the second year now, DJ’s have been given the option to have their Top 10 Albums of the year posted here on our website. You’ll find these below, giving insight into how our Best of 2015 Chart came to be and a look at the diverse music tastes of our DJ’s.

To see the aggregate chart for 2015, head here.

David W.:

  1. The Spirit Of The Beehive – You Are Arrived (But You’ve Been Cheated)
  2. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  3. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden Of Delete
  4. Alex G – Beach Music
  5. Ex-Breathers – Past Tense
  6. Woozy – Blistered
  7. Hop Along – Painted Shut
  8. Zs – Xe
  9. Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
  10. Arca – Mutant

Kevin H.:

  1. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  3. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  4. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
  5. Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
  6. Joanna Newsom – Divers
  7. Hop Along – Painted Shut
  8. Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
  9. Mitski – Bury Me At Makeout Creek
  10. D’Angelo And The Vanguard – Black Messiah

Alex K.:

  1. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Ought – Sun Coming Down
  3. Kamasi Washington – The Epic
  4. Dam-Funk – Invite The Light
  5. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden Of Delete
  6. Battles – La Di Da Di
  7. Toe – Hear You
  8. Alex G – Beach Music
  9. Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect
  10. Deradoorian – The Expanding Flower Planet

Frances S.:

  1. Woozy – Blistered
  2. Ex-Breathers – Past Tense
  3. Swings – Sugarwater
  4. Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
  5. Lianne La Havas – Blood
  6. Woset – Woset
  7. Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon
  8. Empress Of – Me
  9. Wet Nurse – So It Goes
  10. Shannon & the Clams – Gone By The Dawn

Lisa B.:

  1. D’Angelo And The Vanguard – Black Messiah
  2. My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall
  3. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
  4. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
  5. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  6. De Lux – Generation
  7. Grave Babies – Holographic Violence
  8. Tamaryn – Cranekiss
  9. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  10. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Hannah W.:

  1. Grimes – Art Angels
  2. Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
  3. Swings – Detergent Hymns
  4. Alex G – Beach Music
  5. Skylar Spence – Prom King
  6. Frankie Cosmos – Fit Me In
  7. Advance Base – Nephew In The Wild
  8. Naps – You Will Live In A Cool Box
  9. Spencer Radcliffe – Looking In
  10. Botany – Dimming Awe, The Light Is Raw

Vanessa J.:

  1. Mitski – Bury Me At Makeout Creek
  2. Beach House – Depression Cherry
  3. Alex G – Beach Music
  4. Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
  5. Tame Impala – Currents
  6. Hop Along – Painted Shut
  7. Screaming Females – Rose Mountain
  8. Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon
  9. Worriers – Imaginary Life
  10. Forth Wanderers – Tough Love

Chad S.:

  1. Kamasi Washington – The Epic
  2. The Holydrug Couple – Moonlust
  3. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  4. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden Of Delete
  5. Tame Impala – Currents
  6. Wand – 1000 Days
  7. Jamie XX – In Colour
  8. James Ferraro – Skid Row
  9. Shigeto – Intermission
  10. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06

Pao R.:

  1. The Holydrug Couple – Moonlust
  2. Arca – Mutant
  3. Jamie XX – In Colour
  4. Cass McCombs – A Folk Set Apart
  5. Steve Hauschildt – Where All Is Fled
  6. Mac DeMarco – Another One
  7. Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia
  8. Patrick Watson – Love Songs For Robots
  9. Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars
  10. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Christine G.:

  1. George Fitzgerald – Fading Love
  2. Bob Moses – Days Gone By
  3. Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like A Bell (Remixed)
  4. Thundercat – The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam
  5. Swings – Sugarwater
  6. Alex G – Beach Music
  7. Tame Impala – Currents
  8. Boyfrndz – Shape Shifter
  9. Until The Ribbon Breaks – A Lesson Unlearnt
  10. Chastity Belt – Time To Go Home

Mark P.:

  1. Downtown Boys – Full Communism
  2. Algiers – Algiers
  3. Pinegrove – Everything So Far
  4. Dikembe – Ledge
  5. Hop Along – Painted Shut
  6. Desaparecidos – Payola
  7. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
  8. Doomtree – All Hands
  9. Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
  10. Worriers – Imaginary Life

Dennis B.:

  1. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  2. Destroyer – Poison Season
  3. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  4. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress’
  5. Mitski – Bury Me At Makeout Creek
  6. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden Of Delete
  7. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
  8. The Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home
  9. Stara Rzeka – Zamknely sie oczy ziemi
  10. Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like A Bell (Remixed)

Deanna L.:

  1. Foxing – Dealer
  2. Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect
  3. The Spirit Of The Beehive – You Are Arrived (But You’ve Been Cheated)
  4. Ex-Breathers – Past Tense
  5. Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
  6. Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon
  7. Neon Indian – Vega Intl. Night School
  8. PWR BTTM – Ugly Cherries
  9. Jamie XX – In Colour
  10. Deradoorian – The Expanding Flower Planet

Keith O.:

  1. D’Angelo And The Vanguard – Black Messiah
  2. Nude Tayne – Nude Beach
  3. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
  4. Deafheaven – New Bermuda
  5. KEN Mode – Success
  6. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
  7. Ex-Breathers – Past Tense
  8. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
  9. Needs – Needs
  10. Hop Along – Painted Shut

Melanie F.:

  1. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  3. The Dead Weather – Dodge And Burn
  4. Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone?
  5. The Jack Moves – The Jack Moves
  6. Woset – Woset
  7. Shamir – Ratchet
  8. Tame Impala – Currents
  9. Mac DeMarco – Another One
  10. Lianne La Havas – Blood

Clay M.:

  1. Jamie XX – In Colour
  2. Mitski – Bury Me At Makeout Creek
  3. Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
  4. Shamir –  Ratchet
  5. Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
  6. Bully – Feels Like
  7. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
  8. Timothy J. Elliott – The Feverish License LP
  9. Ex-Breathers – Past Tense
  10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

Rory K.:

  1. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  2. Tame Impala – Currents
  3. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  4. Hop Along – Painted Shut
  5. Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect
  6. Pond – Man, It Feels Like Space Again
  7. Ava Luna – Infinite House
  8. Pile – You’re Better Than This
  9. Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down…
  10. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Catherine V.:

  1. The Spirit Of The Beehive – You Are Arrived (But You’ve Been Cheated)
  2. Palehound – Dry Food
  3. Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect
  4. Lianne La Havas – Blood
  5. Alex G – Beach Music
  6. Krill – A Distant Fist Unclenching
  7. A Place To Bury Strangers – Transfixiation
  8. Health – Death Magic
  9. Empress Of – Me
  10. PWR BTTM – Ugly Cherries

Ryan S.:

  1. Future – DS2
  2. Carly Rae Jepsen – EMOTION
  3. SOPHIE – Product
  4. Elvis Depressedly – New Alhambra
  5. Honeyuck – Very Tiny Songs
  6. Katie Dey – asdfasdf
  7. Coping Skills – Everything Is Stupid + I Hate It
  8. Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material
  9. Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
  10. Mel Flori – Cigarette Room Ringtones / Half Tab

Jordan H.:

  1. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  2. Mitski – Bury Me At Makeout Creek
  3. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  4. Palehound – Dry Food
  5. Sannhet – Revisionist
  6. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
  7. Death Grips – The Powers That B
  8. Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass
  9. Metz – II
  10. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness

Savannah P.:

  1. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  3. Tame Impala – Currents
  4. The Spirit Of The Beehive – You Are Arrived (But You’ve Been Cheated)
  5. Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment – Surf
  6. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  7. Kamasi Washington – The Epic
  8. Kodak To Graph – ISA
  9. Toe – Hear You
  10. Toro Y Moi – What For?

Bryan F.:

  1. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden Of Delete
  3. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  4. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  5. Joanna Newsom – Divers
  6. Zs – Xe
  7. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
  8. Death Grips – The Powers That B
  9. Arca – Mutant
  10. FKA Twigs – M3LL155x

Nick R.:

  1. Death Grips – The Powers That B
  2. Arca – Mutant
  3. 5 Chuckles – 5 Chuckles
  4. Map 71/Stillsuit – Blue Sixteen
  5. Ava Luna – Infinite House
  6. Stara Rzeka – Zamknely Sie Oczy Ziemi
  7. Nicolas Jaar – Pomegranates
  8. Woset – Woset
  9. Ex-Breathers – Ex-Breathers
  10. Palm – Trading Basics