Last week I did my top 15 songs of 2015, so this week I’ll be sharing my top 5 favorite albums of the year! This one was a little hard since most of the albums that are my favorites, I already blogged about. I won’t include the same albums that I have previously written about because that would be boring.
- Blue Neighbourhood by Troye Sivan
Yes, I know, I’ve already written about him, but I wrote about his EP that was released in early September. Troye released a full album last Friday. Blue Neighbourhood, which is (to Troye’s defintion) a sheltered, small and perfect suburban life. This is my second favorite album that was released this year (number one being Honeymoon by Lana Del Rey). All of the songs were written and co-written by him and every single track is beautifully sung, written and well thought out. My favorites include COOL, HEAVEN, for him., and the Target exclusive SWIMMING POOLS. (Note: most of the songs from Blue Neighbourhood aren’t available to stream online yet, so there won’t be links for some of the songs)
- Hallucinogen EP by Kelela
She made my Top 15 of 2015 list with her song Rewind, which is also on this EP. I’ve been desperate for new music from her ever since I listened to her debut Cut 4 Me. Hallucinogen has really different vibes from the tracks on Cut 4 Me and but it’s still amazingly good. My favorites are Rewind, A Message and All the Way Down.
- Cry Baby by Melanie Martinez
As an avid music listener, this album was so refreshing to listen to. The whole album tells a story (it even comes with a story book). I haven’t seen a true concept album be done as flawlessly as this one in such a long time. Melanie sings about adult issues from the perspective of a child, the main character Cry Baby, who is herself. My favorite songs on the album are Sippy Cup, Alphabet Boy, Soap (that has a very creative and impressive bubble beat drop), and Mrs. Potato Head (which I encourage everyone to listen to. It has a strong message about plastic surgery and what society wants us to be and suggests you should be comfortable in your own skin).
- Reflection by Fifth Harmony
So… I might be totally judged for putting them on the list but their album was really good. I think because of the singles (BO$$, Sledgehammer and Worth It) they rele
ased people thought it was an album made for kids, but it really wasn’t. They had a lot of adult themes in there and they all have spectacular voices (something that also wasn’t showcased in the singles they released). My favorites include Everlasting Love, Them Girls Be Like, Suga Mama, Body Rock and the title track, Reflection.
- M3LL155X EP by FKA Twigs
Twigs is another one of my favorites. She released a stellar album last year and came back this year with another great body of work. Melissa, stylized as M3LL155X, is Twigs’ personal female energy, not to be confused with an alter ego. She released a short film for the whole EP which is amazing. My favorites are Figure 8, Glass & Patron and In Time.