Best New Music of 2015, Part 3: Editor's Picks

Over the past few weeks, we've attempted to present an "objective" take on the best new popular music of 2015 by averaging scores from the criticism aggregation site metacritic.com and the user-run database rateyourmusic.com. For our third and final list, your editor (hello!) has compiled a Spotify playlist from some of his personal favorite albums that didn't appear on the first two lists. This list makes for a total of 70 featured albums, and we're still only scratching the surface of great new music.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/user/amoslib/playlist/5qB03w6SbqO4wpWkJvOTvr

​As a special "bonus" list, here's our sneak peek at some of the albums coming out in 2016: https://open.spotify.com/user/amoslib/playlist/2srb3GVw1GVl0MiRqYLlgs

​For finals week, we say (as they do in Italy): "in bocca al lupo!" Have an excellent break and January term.

Here are all of our lists from this semester:

Week 1: First Impressions: Great first album tracks https://open.spotify.com/user/amoslib/playlist/4Ps8ugP6Q8WglxuWiFzQ1o
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 7: ==Fall break==
 
Week 8: Modern Classical 1920s-2010s: A Spotify playlist https://open.spotify.com/user/amoslib/playlist/3rU5YxBTcSqYlZqwyuk4Uw
 
 
 
Week 11: Electric Moogaloo: Songs featuring Moog synthesizers https://open.spotify.com/user/amoslib/playlist/3Eaqz3obOiILJUDpVIdAnx
Week 13: Best New Music of 2015 Pt. 1: Consensus https://open.spotify.com/user/amoslib/playlist/6CQQO9UZFI08CpjU9GkxeG
Week 14: ==Thanksgiving==
 
Week 15: Best New Music of 2015 Pt. 2: Esoteric https://open.spotify.com/user/amoslib/playlist/04urMLcI5TBENsdf9416bj