On Monday, we listed the songs that made the biggest impression on our Music Designers this year. Now, the team highlights their favorite albums of 2015 .

Favorite Albums of 2015

Because their music tastes are so different (which is how we can expertly program so many genres), only a few albums ended up on multiple lists. Can you spot them all? Let us know in the comments!

Janica Chang:
25 – Adele
Just Kids – Mat Kearney
Purpose – Justin Bieber
Mobile Orchestra – Owl City

Erick Bohorquez:
Multi-Love – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
The Waterfall – My Morning Jacket
Choose Your Weapon – Hiatus Kaiyote
Currents – Tame Impala
To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar

Mark Shapiro:
Back East – Doug Webb
This Happy Madness – Cory Weeds
Brotherlee Love – Terrell Stafford
Shades And Tones – Jeb Patton
Say When – Steve Davis

Linda Kennedy:
Black Messiah – D’Angelo
As If – !!!
Ward – Pole
Projections – Romare
A Thoughtiverse Unmarred – Georgia Anne Muldrow

Jesse Nathason:
Abysmal – The Black Dahlia Murder
Message From The Other Side – Damian Lazarus and The Ancient Moons
Choose Your Weapon – Hiatus Kaiyote
VII-Sturm und Drang – Lamb Of God
All Possible Futures – Miami Horror

Tristan Bolden:
Kiddo – Tove Styrke
Reality Show – Jazmine Sullivan
Communion – Years & Years
Emotion – Carly Rae Jepsen
Liberman – Vanessa Carlton

Ashley Plinzke:
Every Open Eye – Chvrches
Art Angels – Grimes
Honeymoon – Lana Del Rey
I Need New Eyes – Larry Gus
Seraph – Mas Ysa

Juan Pablo Restrepo:
Hasta La Raiz – Natalia Lafourcade
Canciones sin Ropa – Pedrina y Rio
Algo Sucede – Julieta Venegas
Caotica Belleza – Esteman
B – Diamanmtse Electrico

Janice Williams:
Traveller – Chris Stapleton
Lost Time – Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin
Down to Believing – Allison Moorer
Wanted on Voyage – George Ezra
Jason James – Jason James

Brad Pressley:
In Colour – Jamie XX
Jazz Expressions From The Italian Cinema (1963-1975) – Library Of Sound Grooves
A New Constellation – Quantic Presents The Western Transient
The Epic – Kamasi Washington
Matador – Gaz Coombes

Justin Main:
Metalmania – Salad Boys
To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit – Courtney Barnett
The Agent Intellect – Protomartyr
I Want to Grow Up – Colleen Green

David Sheyda:
What Went Down – Foals
I Wasn’t Born To Lose You – Swervedriver
Exhausting Fire – Kylesa
Young Chasers – Circa Waves
Luminiferous – High On Fire

Amy Frishkey:
Makes A King – The Very Best
Horizons – Painted Palms
Thank Your Lucky Stars – Beach House
Amonafi – Daby Toure
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Erin Yousef:
25 – Adele
Caracal – Disclosure
Communion – Years & Years
Emotion – Carly Rae Jepsen
Pretend – Seinabo Sey

Cory Brown:
Currents – Tame Impala
Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper – Panda Bear
Carrie & Lowell – Sufjan Stevens
Goon – Tobias Jesso Jr.
I Love You, Honey Bear – Father John Misty

Civonne Ray:
To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
It’s Better This Way – Big KRIT
Pilot Talk 3 – Curren$y
90059 – Jay Rock
Ego Death – The Internet

Randy Schlager:
True Colors – Zedd
Caracal – Disclosure
I Cry When I Laugh – Jess Glynne
Calling All Lovers – Tamara Braxton
Deja Vu – Giorgio Moroder
No Place in Heaven – MIKA

Mandi LeBlanc:
Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast Recording
Dopamine – BØRNS
Currents – Tame Impala
Coming Home – Leon Bridges
Sound and Color – Alabama Shakes
1989 – Ryan Adams (I still prefer Taylor’s version overall, it came out in 2014 so can’t be on this list, but this is a great rendition of that album.)

– Submitted by Music Design