Best of: The least essential albums of 2015 Each and every year, The A.V. Club scours our inboxes—both real and web-based—in an attempt to find that year’s least essential albums. These might not be the worst records of the year, but they’re the dumbest, marking not only the decline of the music industry but of civilized society in general. Don’t say we didn’t warn you: These are the least essential records of 2015. Easiest way to turn your newborn baby into a horrible human bein..