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Top 100 Albums of 2015

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Check out the top 100 albums of 2015 on KGNU. This list represents the most played recordings on the station from January 1st through December 1st. You can check out our Top 30 charts throughout the year to keep up on what we're digging at the moment.



Top 100 Albums on KGNU in 2015:


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Rank: #1
Artist: Rhiannon Giddens
Album: Tomorrow Is My Turn
Label: Nonesuch Records
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #2
Artist: Robert Earl Keen
Album: Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions (Deluxe Edition)
Label: Dualtone Music Group
Genre: Bluegrass


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Rank: #3
Artist: The New Basement Tapes
Album: Lost On the River
Label: Harvest Records
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #4
Artist: Bomba Estereo
Album: Amanecer
Label: Sony
Genre: World


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Rank: #5
Artist: Courtney Barnett
Album: Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Label: Mom & Pop Music
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #6
Artist: Sturgill Simpson
Album: Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
Label: High Top Mountain Records
Genre: Country


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Rank: #7
Artist: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Album: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Label: Concord Music Group
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #8
Artist: Dom La Nena
Album: Soyo
Label: Six Degrees
Genre: World


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Rank: #9
Artist: Yo La Tengo
Album: Stuff Like That There
Label: Matador
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #10
Artist: Steve Earle & The Dukes
Album: Terraplane
Label: New West Records
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #11
Artist: Jason Isbell
Album: Something More Than Free
Label: Thirty Tigers
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #12
Artist: Shakey Graves
Album: And The War Came
Label: Dualtone Music Group
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #13
Artist: Luke Winslow-King
Album: Everlasting Arms
Label: Bloodshot Records
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #14
Artist: Asleep At the Wheel
Album: Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Label: Bismeaux Records
Genre: Country


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Rank: #15
Artist: Tony Allen
Album: Film Of Life
Label: Jazz Village
Genre: World


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Rank: #16
Artist: Dengue Fever
Album: The Deepest Lake
Label: MRI
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #17
Artist: Dayme Arocena
Album: Nueva Era
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: World


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Rank: #18
Artist: A Tribe Called Red
Album: Suplex - EP
Label: Radicalized Records
Genre: World


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Rank: #19
Artist: Various Artists
Album: Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Collection: Favorites and Rarities from the Second Decade
Label: Signature Sounds
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #20
Artist: Papa Mali
Album: Music Is Love
Label: 429 Records
Genre: Blues


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Rank: #21
Artist: Hot Rize
Album: When I'm Free
Label: Ten In Hand Records
Genre: Bluegrass


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Rank: #22
Artist: Various Artists
Album: Funk Soul Brothers & Sisters: Ghetto Funk Classics & Southern Fried Soul Killers
Label: Imports
Genre: R & B


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Rank: #23
Artist: Buena Vista Social Club
Album: Lost And Found
Label: World Circuit
Genre: World


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Rank: #24
Artist: Father John Misty
Album: I Love You, Honeybear
Label: Sub Pop
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #25
Artist: Richard Thompson
Album: Still
Label: Fantasy Records
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #26
Artist: Giant Sand
Album: Heartbreak Pass
Label: New West
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #27
Artist: Tweedy
Album: Sukierae
Label: dBpm Records
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #28
Artist: Various Artists
Album: The Afrosound of Colombia, Vol. 2
Label: VampiSoul
Genre: World


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Rank: #29
Artist: Joe Pug
Album: Windfall
Label: Lightning Rod Records
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #30
Artist: Ratatat
Album: Magnifique
Label: XL
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #31
Artist: Mark Knopfler
Album: Tracker
Label: Verve Records
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #32
Artist: The Paradise Bangkok Molam World Band
Album: 21st Century Molam
Label: World Circuit
Genre: World


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Rank: #33
Artist: Pine Hill Project
Album: Tomorrow You're Going
Label: Signature Sounds
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #34
Artist: Lucinda Williams
Album: Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Label: Thirty Tigers
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #35
Artist: La Luz
Album: Weirdo Shrine
Label: Hardly Art
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #36
Artist: Bill Frisell
Album: Guitar in the Space Age
Label: Okeh
Genre: Jazz


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Rank: #37
Artist: Punch Brothers
Album: The Phosphorescent Blues
Label: Nonesuch Records
Genre: Bluegrass


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Rank: #38
Artist: Wilco
Album: Star Wars
Label: Anti
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #39
Artist: The Budos Band
Album: Burnt Offering
Label: Daptone Recording
Genre: R & B


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Rank: #40
Artist: Brandi Carlile
Album: The Firewatcher's Daughter
Label: ATO Records
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #41
Artist: Trout Steak Revival
Album: Brighter Every Day
Label: Self Produced
Genre: Bluegrass


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Rank: #42
Artist: Django Django
Album: Born Under Saturn
Label: Ribbon Music
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #43
Artist: Alabama Shakes
Album: Sound & Color
Label: ATO Records
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #44
Artist: Sun Ra
Album: Marshall Allen presents Sun Ra and His Arkestra: In the Orbit of Ra
Label: Strut Records
Genre: Jazz


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Rank: #45
Artist: Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal
Album: Musique de Nuit
Label: Six Degrees
Genre: World


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Rank: #46
Artist: Panda Bear
Album: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Label: Domino Records
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #47
Artist: Various Artists
Album: Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The Blissed Out Birth of Country Rock: Volume 6
Label: Bear Family
Genre: Country


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Rank: #48
Artist: Seckou Keita
Album: 22 Strings
Label: ARC Music
Genre: World


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Rank: #49
Artist: Khaira Arby
Album: Gossip
Label: Clermont Music
Genre: World


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Rank: #50
Artist: Seva Venet
Album: Revisiting New Orleans String Bands: 1880-1949
Label: Threadhead Cultural Foundation
Genre: Jazz


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Rank: #51
Artist: Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
Album: Django And Jimmie
Label: Legacy
Genre: Country


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Rank: #52
Artist: Goat
Album: Commune
Label: Sub Pop
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #53
Artist: Tame Impala
Album: Currents
Label: Interscope
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #54
Artist: Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Album: The Drawing Back of Curtains (Music from the Film "Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson")
Label: Youngest Daughter Records
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #55
Artist: Taarka
Album: Making Tracks Home
Label: Self Produced
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #56
Artist: Tin Men
Album: On The Shady Side
Label: Self Produced
Genre: Blues


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Rank: #57
Artist: Mbongwana Star
Album: From Kinshasa
Label: World Circuit
Genre: World


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Rank: #58
Artist: Great Lake Swimmers
Album: A Forest of Arms
Label: Nettwerk Productions
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #59
Artist: Toto la Momposina y Sus Tambores
Album: Tambolero
Label: Real World
Genre: World


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Rank: #60
Artist: El Ten Eleven
Album: Fast Forward
Label: Fake Record Label
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #61
Artist: Chris Daniels & The Kings
Album: Funky to the Bone (feat. Freddi Gowdy)
Label: Moon Voyage
Genre: Blues


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Rank: #62
Artist: Nostalgia 77 & Prince Fatty
Album: In the Kingdom of Dub
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: Reggae


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Rank: #63
Artist: Kacey Musgraves
Album: Pageant Material
Label: Mercury Records
Genre: Country


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Rank: #64
Artist: Dale Watson
Album: Call Me Insane
Label: Audium
Genre: Country


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Rank: #65
Artist: Yonder Mountain String Band
Album: Black Sheep
Label: Frog Pad Records
Genre: Bluegrass


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Rank: #66
Artist: Kamasi Washington
Album: The Epic
Label: Brainfeeder
Genre: Jazz


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Rank: #67
Artist: Calexico
Album: Edge Of The Sun
Label: Anti
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #68
Artist: Pokey LaFarge
Album: Something In the Water
Label: Rounder Records
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #69
Artist: Snake Rattle Rattle Snake
Album: Totem
Label: Self Produced
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #70
Artist: The Decemberists
Album: What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Label: Capitol
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #71
Artist: Amara Toure
Album: Amara Toure (1973 - 1980)
Label: Analog Africa
Genre: World


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Rank: #72
Artist: Grupo Fantasma
Album: El Existential
Label: Nat Geo Music
Genre: World


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Rank: #73
Artist: Dave Rawlings Machine
Album: Nashville Obsolete
Label: Acony
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #74
Artist: Rapidgrass
Album: Crooked Road
Label: Self Produced
Genre: Bluegrass


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Rank: #75
Artist: They Might Be Giants
Album: Glean
Label: Idlewild Recordings
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #76
Artist: Modou Toure & Ramon Goose
Album: The West African Blues Project
Label: ARC Music
Genre: World


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Rank: #77
Artist: Quitapenas
Album: Quitapenas
Label: Mas Tropical
Genre: World


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Rank: #78
Artist: Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Album: Before the Sun Goes Down
Label: Compass Records
Genre: Country


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Rank: #79
Artist: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Album: In Session
Label: Mountain Home Music Company
Genre: Bluegrass


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Rank: #80
Artist: Hot Chip
Album: Why Make Sense?
Label: Domino Records
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #81
Artist: The Tallest Man On Earth
Album: Dark Bird Is Home
Label: Dead Oceans
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #82
Artist: Alex Cuba
Album: Healer
Label: Caracol Records
Genre: World


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Rank: #83
Artist: Foxygen
Album: ...And Star Power
Label: Jagjaguwar
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #84
Artist: El Naan
Album: Codigo de Barros
Label: ARC Music
Genre: World


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Rank: #85
Artist: Reverend Freakchild
Album: Hillbilly Zen-Punk Blues
Label: Treated And Released
Genre: Blues


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Rank: #86
Artist: Morgan Heritage
Album: Strictly Roots
Label: CTBC Music Group
Genre: Reggae


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Rank: #87
Artist: Itchy-O
Album: Burn the Navigator
Label: Alternative Tentacles
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #88
Artist: Chui Wan
Album: Chui Wan
Label: Maybe Mars
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #89
Artist: Bob Dylan & The Band
Album: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete
Label: Legacy
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #90
Artist: Viet Cong
Album: Viet Cong
Label: Jagjaguwar
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #91
Artist: Monophonics
Album: Sound of Sinning
Label: Transistor Sound
Genre: R & B


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Rank: #92
Artist: Dwight Yoakam
Album: Second Hand Heart
Label: Reprise Records
Genre: Country


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Rank: #93
Artist: Otis Taylor
Album: Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat
Label: Trance Blues Festival
Genre: Blues


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Rank: #94
Artist: Ligeia Mare
Album: Amplifier
Label: Self Produced
Genre: Modern


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Rank: #95
Artist: St Germain
Album: St Germain
Label: Primary Society
Genre: Electronic


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Rank: #96
Artist: Bostich + Fussible
Album: Motel Baja
Label: Nacional Records
Genre: Rock


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Rank: #97
Artist: Justin Townes Earle
Album: Single Mothers
Label: Vagrant
Genre: Folk


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Rank: #98
Artist: Flavia Coelho
Album: Mundo Meu
Label: Mr Bongo
Genre: World


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Rank: #99
Artist: The Souljazz Orchestra
Album: Resistance
Label: Strut
Genre: World


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Rank: #100
Artist: Cassandra Wilson
Album: Coming Forth by Day
Label: Legacy
Genre: Jazz






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