Top row, left to right: Cover art for Wilco, Kamasi Washington and Grimes; Middle row, left to right: Sufjan Stevens, Chvrches and Kendrick Lamar; Bottom row, left to right: Father John Misty, Joanna Newsom, Courtney Barnett Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artists
Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2015
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/459822811/460018748" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Clockwise from upper left: Bjork, Torres, Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliott, Courtney Barnett, Lin-Manuel Miranda in the Hamilton musical, Sufjan Stevens Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artists
All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2015
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/458038833/458144731" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Joanna Newsom's new album, Divers, is out Oct. 23. Annabel Mehran/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Annabel Mehran/Courtesy of the artist
02Sapokanikan
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/432854809/432855289" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Buy Featured Music

    Song
    Sapokanikan
    Album
    Divers
    Artist
    Joanna Newsom
    Label
    Drag City
    Released
    2015

    Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

'All Songs' Listeners Pick The Best Albums Of 2010
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/132050241/132056110" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Joanna Newsom. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist
Guest DJ Joanna Newsom
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15960932/15960935" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">