(clockwise from top left): Albums from Courtney Barnett, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Kendrick Lamar and Tame Impala were some of our favorites of 2015.

(Photos: courtesy of the artists)

To wrap up the year, OpenAir's hosts selected their favorite albums released in 2015.

Check out the individual lists and explore the music from some of our picks below. Also, listen to Jessi Whitten talk about her favorite Colorado music of 2015 with Ryan Warner of CPR News.

Mike Flanagan 

The official video for "S.O.B." by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Watch the band's recent session in the CPR Performance Studio.

  1. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - "Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats"
  2. Leon Bridges - "Coming Home"
  3. The Libertines - "Anthems For Doomed Youth"
  4. Father John Misty- "I Love You, Honeybear"
  5. Courtney Barnett - "Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit"
  6. Young Fathers - "White Men Are Black Men Too"
  7. Tame Impala - "Currents"
  8. Sufjan Stevens - "Carrie & Lowell"
  9. Diane Coffee - "Everybody's a Good Dog"
  10. Kendrick Lamar - "To Pimp A Butterfly"

Jessi Whitten

  1. Young Fathers - "White Men Are Black Men Too"
  2. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - "Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats"
  3. Alabama Shakes - "Sound & Color"
  4. Jamie XX - "In Colour"
  5. Land Lines - "The Natural World"
  6. Courtney Barnett - "Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit"
  7. Kendrick Lamar - "To Pimp A Butterfly"
  8. Modest Mouse - "Strangers To Ourselves"
  9. EL VY - "Return to the Moon"
  10. The Arcs - "Yours, Dreamily"

Alisha Sweeney

Recorded in the CPR Performance Studio on Dec. 18, 2014. Watch more videos from the session.

  1. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - "Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats"
  2. Young Fathers - "White Men Are Black Men Too"
  3. Land Lines - "The Natural World"
  4. Courtney Barnett - "Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit"
  5. John Grant - "Grey Tickles, Black Pressure"
  6. Kendrick Lamar - "To Pimp A Butterfly"
  7. The Mynabirds - "Lovers Know"
  8. The Yawpers - "American Man"
  9. Purity Ring - "Another Eternity"
  10. Sleater-Kinney - "No Cities To Love"

Scott Carney

OpenAir hosts Father John Misty in an acoustic performance of "Bored in the USA." Recorded in the CPR Performance Studio on April 9, 2015.

  • Arthur Russell - "Corn"
  • Car Seat Headrest - "Teens Of Style"
  • Courtney Barnett - "Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit"
  • Dilly Dally - "Sore"
  • Father John Misty- "I Love You, Honeybear"
  • Sufjan Stevens - "Carrie & Lowell"
  • Tame Impala - "Currents"
  • Torres - "Sprinter"
  • Viet Cong - "Viet Cong"
  • Wolf Alice - "My Love Is Cool"

Aaron 'Loki' Johnson

  1. Son Little - "Son Little"
  2. Jose Gonzalez - "Vestiges & Claws"
  3. Kendrick Lamar - "To Pimp A Butterfly"
  4. Courtney Barnett - "Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit"
  5. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - "Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats"
  6. Strawberry Runners - "Hatcher Creek"
  7. Shannon and the Clams - "Gone By The Dawn"
  8. Torres - "Sprinter"
  9. Saintseneca - "Such Things"
  10. John Grant - "Grey Tickles, Black Pressure"

Jeremy Petersen

  1. Kurt Vile - "b’lieve i’m goin’ down…"
  2. Blur - "The Magic Whip"
  3. Amason - "Sky City"
  4. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Multi-Love"
  5. Andy Shauf - "The Bearer Of Bad News"
  6. Father John Misty - "I Love You, Honeybear"
  7. Sufjan Stevens - "Carrie & Lowell"
  8. Algiers - "Algiers"
  9. Dick Diver - "Melbourne, Florida"
  10. Low - "Ones & Sixes"

Daniel Mescher

  1. Kendrick Lamar - “To Pimp A Butterfly” 
  2. Grimes - "Art Angels"
  3. Torres - “Sprinter” 
  4. Holly Herndon - “Platform” 
  5. ​Lower Dens - “Escape From Evil” 
  6. Julia Holter - "Have You In My Wilderness"
  7. Colleen Green - “I Want To Grow Up” 
  8. Empress Of - “Me”
  9. My Morning Jacket - “The Waterfall” 
  10. Wolf Alice - "My Love Is Cool"

Brandee Castle

  1. Jose Gonzalez - "Vestiges & Claws"
  2. Eagle Rock Gospel Singers - "Heavenly Fire"
  3. Kendrick Lamar - "To Pimp A Butterfly"
  4. Young Fathers - "White Men Are Black Men Too"
  5. Leon Bridges - "Coming Home"
  6. Ghostface Killah & Adrian Young - "Twelve Reasons To Die II"
  7. Bones & Beeker - "Bones & Beeker"
  8. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Multi-Love"
  9. Steven A. Clark - "The Lonely Roller"
  10. Beirut - "No No No"

Dave Fender

OpenAir hosts Denver's own The Yawpers in a performance of "Doin' It Right" from their 2015 release "American Man" on Bloodshot Records. Recorded on October 9, 2015 in the CPR Performance Studio.

  • Alabama Shakes - "Sound & Color"
  • Courtney Barnett - "Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit"
  • Leon Bridges - "Coming Home"
  • Calexico - "Edge Of The Sun"
  • Gary Clark, Jr. - "The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim"
  • Eldren - "Welcome To Deathville"
  • John Moreland - "High on Tulsa Heat"  
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - "Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats"
  • Pops Staples - "Somebody Was Watching"
  • The Yawpers - "American Man"