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15 Great Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2015

A hyper-limited Pink Floyd EP and more under-the-radar picks

15 Great Albums You Didn't Hear in 2015

These albums may not have burned through your playlists in 2015, but at least one Rolling Stone editor or contributor thinks it should've. 

15 Great Albums You Didn't Hear in 2015

Young Greatness, ‘I Tried to Tell Em’

First off: Best name. Best title. Best yearning, poignant, fingersnapping Atlanta trap single of 2015 not by an ATLien – "Moolah" – about whippin' work in the kitchen to support your dreams (producer, Jazze Pha). The most charged New Orleans rapper post-Weezy, Teddy "Young Greatness" Jones is a child of the Katrina-ravaged 7th Ward, hence a Houston exile, and in related news, a former Louisiana Department of Corrections guest. Released via Migos' Quality Control, his mixtape is a bold flex of lyrical vigor, all mesmerizing bluntness and hunger, the cohesive, refined sound of a dude with no choices left who knows he's gotta pack every 16 with a resonant hook, flow and undeniable heat. So that's what he does, over 18 tracks, very few misfires, very much aspiring greatness. Charles Aaron

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