Album Of The Year 2015American Songwriter: Albums of the Year

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The table shows the closest 5 matches from the end of year lists in our database. Results go from left to right in decreasing order of how similar a list is to this published list.

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Overall RankCountry WeeklyEntertainment WeeklyVarianceRolling StoneNoisey
1Chris Stapleton - Traveller3617102110
2Torres - Sprinter46 - - - - -
3Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free48436217 -
4Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3 - 615630
5James McMurtry - Complicated Game250+ - - - - -
6John Moreland - High On Tulsa Heat250+ - - - - -
7Wilco - Star Wars59 - 92314 -
8Craig Finn - Faith In The Future250+ - - - - -
9Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass39 - - - - -
10Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2 - - 4 - 20
11Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly1 - 1211
12Chvrches - Every Open Eye25 - 2620 - -
13Houndmouth - Little Neon Limelight250+ - - - - -
14Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...40 - - - 19 -
15Rayland Baxter - Imaginary Man250+ - - - - -
16Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material100 - - 18 - 44
17Dawes - All Your Favorite Bands250+ - - - - -
18Ashley Monroe - The Blade1053 - - 38 -
19Patty Griffin - Servant Of Love250+ - - - - -
20Josh Ritter - Sermon On The Rocks250+ - - - - -
21Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color23 - 131137 -
22Andrew Combs - All These Dreams250+ - - - - -
23Dave Rawlings Machine - Nashville Obsolete250+ - - - - -
24Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy67 - - - - -
25Steve Earle & The Dukes - Terraplane250+ - - - - -
26Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late18 - 1612321
27The Deslondes - The Deslondes250+ - - - - -
28Beach Slang - The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us122 - - - - 14
29Lucero - All A Man Should Do250+ - - - - -
30Leon Bridges - Coming Home45 - - 631 -
31Dwight Yoakam - Second Hand Heart250+5 - - - -
32Florence + The Machine* - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful104 - 153122 -
33Built To Spill - Untethered Moon250+ - - - - -
34Deerhunter - Fading Frontier31 - 34 - - -
35Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon29 - - 3312 -
36Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again250+ - - - - -
37Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell - The Traveling Kind250+ - - - - -
38My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall250+ - - - - -
39Promised Land Sound - For Use And Delight250+ - - - - -
40Bully - Feels Like82 - 37 - - -
41Aaron Lee Tasjan - In The Blazes250+ - - - - -
42Adele - 2519 - 382 -
43GospelbeacH - Pacific Surf Line250+ - - - - -
44Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4 - 81915 -
45Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line - Wake250+ - - - - -
46Punch Brothers - The Phosphorescent Blues250+ - - - - -
47Iris DeMent - The Trackless Woods250+ - - - - -
48Glen Hansard - Didn't He Ramble250+ - - - - -
49Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11 - 143211 -
50Kristin Diable - Create Your Own Mythology250+ - - - - -

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How the overall rank is calculated

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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