Album Of The Year 2015Amazon: Albums of the Year

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Overall RankIntroGod Is In The TVQ MagazineMojoFasterLouder
1Blur - The Magic Whip226341812
2Ibeyi - Ibeyi1122039 - 49 -
3Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly1513921
4Jamie xx - In Colour51433325
5Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4 - 411368
6Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color2330 - - 406
7Susanne Sundfør - Ten Love Songs70 - 20 - - -
8Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11401635144
9Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell23740107
10LoneLady - Hinterland56 - 122338 -
11Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?9936 - - - 38
12Joanna Newsom - Divers132228131926
13Ghost Culture - Ghost Culture250+ - - - - -
14The Charlatans - Modern Nature84 - - - - -
15Björk - Vulnicura9 - 2 - - 21
16Adele - 2519 - - - - -
17Dave Rawlings Machine - Nashville Obsolete250+ - - - - -
18John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure50 - 62923 -
19Leon Bridges - Coming Home45 - - 3827 -
20Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern250+ - 482525 -
21Sam Lee & Friends - The Fade In Time250+ - - - - -
22Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon130 - - - - 15
23Mini Mansions - The Great Pretenders250+ - - - - -
24Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now250+ - - - - -
25Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit250+ - - - - -
26The Game - The Documentary 2129 - - - - -
27Gaz Coombes - Matador118 - 462224 -
28Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon7350 - - 4618
29Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile79 - - - 7 -
30Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love21 - - - - 13
31Tame Impala - Currents62 - 143
32Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Blossom250+ - - - - -
33Major Lazer - Peace Is The Mission250+ - - - - -
34Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood250+ - - - 28 -
35Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt109 - - - - 35
36Bill Ryder-Jones - West Kirby County Primary250+ - - 376 -
37Neck Deep - Life's Not Out To Get You250+ - - - - -
38Bob Dylan - Shadows In The Night250+ - - - 11 -
39Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper54 - - - - -
40Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows250+ - - - - -
41Drenge - Undertow250+ - - - - 30
42St Germain - St Germain250+ - - - - -
43Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too8334 - - 2222
44Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls250+ - - - - -
45Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3916122
46Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool16 - 1144 - 42
47Dr. Dre - Compton74 - - 19 - 46
48Jimmy Somerville - Homage250+ - - - - -
49Braids - Deep In The Iris96 - - - - -
50Foals - What Went Down3011 - 12 - 36
51Charli XCX - Sucker250+ - 50 - - -
52Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp62 - - - - -
53Viet Cong - Viet Cong42 - - - - 27
54Idlewild - Everything Ever Written250+ - - - - -
55Laura Marling - Short Movie90 - 448 - 19
56The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness5546 - - 45 -
57Jme - Integrity>111 - - - - -
58The Mavericks - Mono250+ - - - - -
59Rhiannon Giddens - Tomorrow Is My Turn250+ - - - - -
60Leftfield - Alternative Light Source250+ - - - - -
61Unthanks, The - Mount The Air250+ - - - - -
62Protoje - Ancient Future250+ - - - - -
63Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth250+ - - - - -
64Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress250+ - - - - -
65New Order - Music Complete4323953 -
66Cathal Smyth* - A Comfortable Man250+ - - - - -
67Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass39 - - 33 - 17
68Janet* - Unbreakable250+ - - - - -
69The Chemical Brothers - Born In The Echoes115 - - 26 - -
70Richard Thompson - Still250+ - - - 21 -
71Pinkshinyultrablast - Everything Else Matters250+ - - - - -
72FFS - FFS250+ - 1934 - -
73Florence + The Machine* - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful104 - 2210 - -
74Balthazar - Thin Walls250+39 - - - -
75Jamie Woon - Making Time250+ - - - - -
76My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall250+ - - - - -
77Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife88 - - - - -
78Staves, The - If I Was110 - - - - -
79Death Grips - The Powers That B250+ - - - - -
80Gengahr - A Dream Outside250+ - - - - -
81Mikal Cronin - MCIII250+ - - - - -
82LA Priest - Inji250+ - - - - -
83Pops Staples - Don't Lose This250+ - - - - -
84Buena Vista Social Club - Lost And Found250+ - - - - -
85Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday10838 - 1733 -
86Boxed In - Boxed In250+ - - - - -
87Everything Everything - Get To Heaven127 - 2120 - -
88Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes250+ - - 24 - -
89David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock250+ - - - 48 -
90Eaves - What Green Feels Like250+ - - - - -
91Nadine Shah - Fast Food250+ - - - - -
92Keith Richards - Crosseyed Heart250+ - - - 39 -
93Avicii - Stories250+ - - - - -
94East India Youth - Culture Of Volume106 - 31 - - -
95Maddie & Tae - Start Here250+ - - - - -
96Shamir - Ratchet61 - - - - -
97Rae Morris - Unguarded250+ - - - - -
98Pond - Man It Feels Like Space Again250+ - - - - -
99The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World250+ - 14 - - -
100Rolo Tomassi - Grievances250+ - - - - -

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Our scoring system for the overall ranking is designed to provide just the right combination of big rewards for appearing high up in any list, with a little something thrown in for the consistent performers. Points are awarded as follows:

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