Perhaps by accident, Kendrick Lamar and David Bowie have both had milestone records in the past year that would herald a long-thought-dead genre's sudden resurgence. Is this a trend or a legitimate revival?
One year. Twenty-one records. You shouldn’t miss any of them.
Better late than never: our list of the best twelve records of 2015 (because we couldn't decide on ten) includes Grimes, Kendrick, Father John Misty, and a few surprises.