Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly' Is Rolling Stone's "Album of the Year"

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It’s that time of the year again; the media is naming the best music releases of the year 2015. Rolling Stone has made the start by naming their top 50 albums of the past 12 months. The esteemed publication has named Kendrick Lamar’s masterpiece To Pimp A Butterfly as its “Album of the Year.” His third LP is followed by offerings from the likes of Adele, Drake, D’Angelo and The Weeknd. Rolling Stone calls TPAB “musically, lyrically and emotionally, Kendrick Lamar’s third album is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece—a sprawling epic that’s both the year’s most bumptious party music and its most gripping therapy session.” See the entire list below.

ROLLING STONE BEST ALBUMS OF 2015

1. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
2. Adele – 25
3. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
4. D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah
5. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
6. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
7. Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
8. Various Artists – Hamilton: Original Broadway Soundtrack
9. The Arcs – Yours, Dreamily
10. Blur – The Magic Whip

24. Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment – Surf
26. Future – DS2
28. Miguel – Wildheart
31. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
32. Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show
35. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
44. Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife

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