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As 2015 draws to a close, it's time to look back on the year in music. Tom Dunne has drawn up a list of his favourite albums of 2015.  What doing you think?  

Way off the mark? Any glaring omissions? What were your favourite albums of the year?

Get in contact. Email tom@newstalk.com.

Tom Dunne's Albums of 2015

  • Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
  • Tame Impala - Currents
  • Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
  • Sufjan Stevens -Carrie and Lowell
  • Jamie XX - In Colour
  • The Charlatans - Modern Nature
  • New Order - Music Complete
  • Blur - The Magic Whip
  • The Unthanks - Mount the Air
  • Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows
  • The Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird is Home
  • Ron Sexsmith - Carousel One
  • John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
  • Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  • Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern
  • Kurt Vile - B’lieve I’m Goin Down
  • Mark Ronson - Uptown Special
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
  • Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass
  • Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
  • Bob Dylan - Shadows in the Night
  • Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
  • Low - Ones and Sixes
  • Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There
  • Laura Marling - Short Movie
  • Ghost Poet - Shedding Skin
  • Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes
  • Robert Forster - Songs to Play
  • Deerhunter - Fading Frontier
  • Ibeyi - Ibeyi
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday
  • Samantha Crain - Under Branch and Thorn and Tree
  • EL VY - Return to the Moon
  • Foals - What Went Down
  • Beach House - Depression Cherry
  • The Libertines - Anthems for Doomed Youth
  • Jeff Lynne's ELO - Alone in the Universe
  • BC Camplight - How to Die in the North
  • Sweet Baboo - The Boombox Ballads
  • Cathal Smyth - A Comfortable Man
  • Mercury Rev - The Light In You
  • Keith Richards - Crosseyed Heart
  • Ryley Walker - Primrose Green
  • Andy Kim - It’s Decided
  • The Waterboys - Modern Blues
  • This Is the Kit - Bashed Out
  • Matthew E White - Fresh Blood
  • Lucero - All A Man Should Do
  • Tobias Jesso JR - Goon
  • Marc Almond - The Velvet Trail
  • The Pop Group - Citizen Zombie
  • Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space
  • Calexico- Edge of the Sun
  • Johnny Marr - Adrenalin Baby

Best Irish Albums of 2015

  • The Drays - Look Away Down Collins Avenue
  • Anderson - Patterns
  • Villagers - Darling Arithmetic
  • Eileen Gogan and The Instructions - The Spirit of Oberlin
  • Marc Carroll - Love Is All Or Love Is Not At All
  • Pugwash - Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends)
  • Soak - Before We Forgot How to Dream
  • Jape - This Chemical Sea
  • Therapy? - Disquiet
  • Oliver Cole - Year of the Bird
  • Fight Like Apes - Fight Like Apes
  • Le Galaxie - Le Club
  • The Strypes - Little Victories
  • John Blek & the Rats - Borders
  • Lisa Lambe - Lisa Lambe
  • Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie
  • Ash - Kablammo!
  • Colm Mac Con Iomaire -  And Now the Weather / Agus Anois An Aimsir
  • The Hedge Schools - At The End of a Winding Day
  • Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys

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