See who topped Pitchfork’s readers poll for 2015



topimpabutterflyIt seemed like music fans couldn’t agree what was great and what was overrated in 2015, based on Pitchfork’s 2015 readers poll.

The selections for the top albums weren’t too different from those of many rock critics. Here’s a look at the top 10:

1. Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly
2. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell
3. Tame Impala: Currents
4. Jamie xx: In Colour
5. Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear
6. Grimes: Art Angels
7. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
8. Beach House: Depression Cherry
9. Vince Staples: Summertime ’06
10. Joanna Newsom: Divers

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Then there were the selections for the most overrated albums, which weren’t too different from their picks for the best albums:

1. Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly
2. Adele: 25
3. Grimes: Art Angels
4. Tame Impala: Currents
5. Drake: If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
6. Jamie xx: In Colour
7. Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear
8. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell
9. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
10. The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

Yes, sometimes it does seem that the more praise an album gets, the more cries of “overrated” there are.

Readers also picked Carly Rae Jepsen’s E•MO•TION as the year’s most underrated album and Tame Impala’s “Let It Happen” as the best song. Click here to see the entire readers poll.

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