Behold, North America’s least pretentious best albums list of 2015, chosen by Amplify’s Dave Brooks. All of these albums are on regular rotation here at Amplify HQ in beautiful Long Beach, California. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comment section below or email dave@ampthemag.com. Cheers!

20. Grace Potter – Midnight

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Released Aug. 14

Hollywood Records

19. Elle King – Love Stuff

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Released Feb. 13

RCA Records

18. Blitzen Trapper – All Across This Land

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Released Oct. 2

Vagrant Records, Lojinx

17. Lil Dicky – Professional Rapper

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Released Jul. 31

CMSN

16. Rachel Platten – Fight Song EP

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Released Jan. 23

Columbia Records

15. R. City – What Dreams Are Made Of

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Released Oct. 9

Kemosabe Records, RCA Records

14. Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m going down…

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Released Sept. 25

Matador Records

13. Eagles of Death Metal – Zipper Down

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Released Oct. 2

Downtown Recordings

12. Major Lazer – Peace Is The Mission

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Released on Jun. 1

Mad Decent

11. Turnpike Troubadours – Turnpike Troubadours

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Released on Sept. 18

Bossier City Records

10. Muse – Drones

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Released Jun. 5

Warner Bros.

9. Chris Stapleton – Traveller

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Released May 5

Mercury Nashville

8. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

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Released Mar. 15

Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records

7. Miguel – Wildheart

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Released Jun. 26

RCA Records

6. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

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Released Apr. 17

ATO Records

5. Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material

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Released Jun. 23

Mercury Records

4. Adele – 25

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Released Nov. 2o

XL

3. Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

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Released May 29

Island Records, Republic Records

2. Jason Isbell – Southeastern

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Released Jun. 11

Relativity Records, Southeastern Records

1. Dr. Dre – Compton

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Released Aug. 7

Aftermath Records, Interscope Records

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