q top 20: See our annual list of must-hear albums

Today, we kick off our list of 20 albums, released this year, that the q team thinks you absolutely must hear.
Buffy Sainte-Marie is among the powerhouse artists on this year's q top 20! (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

Before you close the calendar on 2015, we want to make sure you've heard the best of this year in music. In the spirit of the holiday season, here's a three-part musical gift just for you: 

1) q top 20 countdown 

Downloading great albums before a big trip? Searching for sure-fire stocking stuffers? Or, just drowning out the jingle bell rock?

All month we'll be counting down the top 20 albums of 2015 — our annual list of must-hear albums.

Bookmark this page and check back each day until New Year's, when the number one album will be unveiled. 

BONUS: q's CBC Music Stream

Starting Dec. 29 on the CBC Music site, you'll be able to stream q's Top 150 Songs of 2015 — a collection of songs by artists featured on the q top 20 plus other favourites that didn't make the cut. 

q: Now, over to you music lovers: what was your favourite album of the year? Make your case in the comment section below. 


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