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Yearend Special: Underrated Albums of 2015

This year, there are some great albums that were too understated, thus, it affected the sales or performance of these records. Some of these albums released were almost unfelt when it was released, however, in this list, there are some which performed quite fine. but needed at least better attention from listeners.

Janet Jackson- Unbreakable
With slow performance in the charts of its carrier song “No Sleeep”, the album’s performance was affected. Even critics loved the album for not being formulaic and shown Janet’s courage to release an album with a sound we rarely hear. Janet’s vocals had matured for the better and you can feel through the wordings of great tracks that she really is ‘unbreakable’.

Carly Rae Jepsen- Emotion
I think this os one of the best pop albums this year. It was refreshing to hear 1980s sound in a modern pop album. The 80s beat from the tracks in this record can be heard and will make you groove like a retro person. It was a nostalgia for people who were 1980s kid. I am a 1990s kid and I appreciate the sound incorporated in the album. The album was just overstated which led to its moderate success.

Selena Gomez- Revival
Selena Gomez was all over the media few months and weeks before the album’s distribution. But due to the the hype of Justin Bieber and One Direction battle and the anticipation for Adele’s album, this album from Selena which was expected to do better quite underperformed despite its number 1 debut and two hit new songs.

One Direction- FOUR
Released last November 2014, this album should have continued success this year. It’s sales were high but not as successful as her previous records. Also, the hype with Taylor Swift’s 1989 shattered this record from 1D and that Tay’s album was overstated by media. The album released only two singles until Zayn left the pop band.

Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp a Butterfly
One of the best rap albums this 2015, despite the success in US, it didn’t spread its success to the rest of the world. With more support, it could have been a blockbuster.