It's a good time to be alive, isn't it? Well, at least musically alive -- 2015 has produced some of the best music we've laid our ears on in a long time. From well-established artists reemerging with new tunes to unforgettable debuts by up-and-coming acts, our stacks of records seem to get taller and taller with music we're happy to have on repeat.

So, in a seemingly impossible task, we decided to dissect some of our stacks and pull out our absolute favorite releases of 2015 so far. We understand that everyone has different tastes, so don't take the gallery above as the be-all and end-all of 2015's music output; rather, use it as a guide. If you're looking for some of the best new music that we are listening to, these albums need to be added to your playlists.

With that, we'll stop jabbering so you can start reading -- and listening. What's the best record you've spun this year? Let us know in the comments below, and then get ready for what will no doubt be a stellar second half to the year!

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