The Freshman 15: 2015's Best Debut Albums
by Jason Dietz, Metacritic Features Editor – December 9, 2015
Our full list of 2015's best overall albums is still a week away, but our year-end coverage continues now with a look at the year's top newcomers.
Below is our list of the 15 best-reviewed debut albums of 2015, ranked by Metascore. Note that albums must have at least 7 reviews—and be a full LP, rather than an EP—to be eligible for inclusion. Albums are ranked by Metascore prior to rounding.