by / June 22nd, 2015 /

Best of Lists: State’s Albums of 2015….so far

The summer solstice has come and gone, meaning that we’ve reached the half way point of 2015. As is custom, our writing team have looked back over the year so far and nominated their favourite album releases to date. Some will be there when we round up the full year in December, some won’t but for the moment here are the twenty-five records leading the pack….

25. Other LivesRitual

24. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love

23. Laura MarlingShort Movie

22. SOAKBefore We Forgot How To Dream

21. Young FathersWhite Men Are Black Men Too

20. Charli XCXSucker

19. Le GalaxieLe Club

18. Gaz CoombesMatador

17. Young WonderBirth

16. Sun Kil MoonUniversal Themes

15. Roisin MurphyHairless Toys

14. Hedge SchoolsAt the End of a Winding Day

13. Faith No MoreSol Invictus

12. Natalie PrassNatalie Prass

11. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear

10. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp a Butterfly

9. ShamirRatchet

8. Built To SpillUntethered Moon

7. VillagersDarling Arithmetic

6. Public Service BroadcastingThe Race For Space

5. Courtney Barnett (pictured) – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

4. Ham SandwichStories From The Surface

3. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell

2. Jamie xxIn Colour

1. BlurThe Magic Whip