2015 has been a fine year in music (and Australian music in particular). Here’s our list of the top 30 albums from the past 12 months.

A feast for the ears, Why Make Sense? displays an abundance of creativity in the production mix. But there’s also striking restraint here, with enough space that the listener never gets overloaded. What separates Hot Chip from many other electronica acts is that they do, indeed, sound like a band.