Last night we revealed NME‘s albums of the year 2015, with Grimes’ ‘Art Angels’ coming out on top. That was welcome news to all the Grimes fans out there – but there was plenty of, err, ‘less positive’ feedback on Twitter. Here are our favourite comments so far – keep tweeting us with your thoughts on the list. We take the rough with the smooth.
Our favourite, though, has to be this one.
Loving your energy, Aurist.
Now, quite rightly, a lot of attention has so far been paid to Grimes and the perfectly formed, idiosyncratic pop of ‘Art Angels’, but there’s plenty of other notable material in the top 50 mix. Even just in the top 10 we had UMO’s ‘Multi-Love’, a funky trip through Ruban Nielson’s polyamorous relationship; Wolf Alice’s ‘My Love Is Cool’, which saw them shed the easy label of grunge for something far more inventive; Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’, on which the Aussie psych kings moved away from guitars and successfully conquered synth territory; and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, a hugely impressive, genre-straddling display of erudite thinking and esoteric samples. Comment below with how you’d have done things and, if you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at top 50 albums of 2015 right here.