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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Albums of 2015

See which records beat Kendrick Lamar and Adele

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Adele may have been the artist to recharge record sales in 2015's last quarter, but across all genres, the year had a strong showing for album-length projects. From Courtney Barnett's witty garage-rock to Madonna and Adam Lambert's EDM turns, here is a look at the year's best releases, as voted by our readers.

Reader's Poll
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Adam Lambert, ‘The Original High’

Three years after his excellent dance-pop sophomore effort Trespassing and fresh off a run as the lead singer of Queen, American Idol alum Adam Lambert returned on a high note — in every sense — with his house- and funk-inflected album The Original High. The singer, whose vocals are as massive as his performances, teamed up with elite pop producers Max Martin and Shellback on the LP and got assists from "Talking Body" singer and newcomer Tove Lo as well as Queen's Brian May along the way. Led by singles "Ghost Town" and "Another Lonely Night," Lambert achieved a balance of club fun with raw emotion on the solid album.

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