Album Of The Year 2015Binaural: 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 RankLA Music BlogStereogumDiffuserThe SkinnyFasterLouder
1Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell235127
2Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit37612162
3Ought - Sun Coming Down524329 - 42 -
4Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color236 - 24 - 6
5Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss35 - - - - -
6Viet Cong - Viet Cong423045 - 1927
7Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4212488
8Tame Impala - Currents611155293
9Jamie xx - In Colour581118 - 5
10Leon Bridges - Coming Home4514 - - - -
11Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now250+ - - - - -
12Björk - Vulnicura94038141021
13Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated At Last53 - - - - -
14Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass39 - 2621 - 17
15Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy67 - 17151425
16Calexico - Edge Of The Sun250+ - - - - -
17Metz - II250+ - - 48 - -
18The John Spencer Blues Explosion - Freedom Tower No Dance Party250+ - - - - -
19Royal Headache - High142 - - - - 14
20Elder - Lore250+ - - - - -
21Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free48 - 3110 - -
22Fuzz - II250+ - - - - -
23Steve Earle & The Dukes - Terraplane250+ - - - - -
24Keaton Henson - Behaving250+ - - - - -
25The Icarus Line - All Things Under Heaven250+ - - - - -
26Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love2110 - 39 - 13
27Foals - What Went Down3039 - - 4836
28Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly112231
29Beach House - Depression Cherry24164793141
30Grimes - Art Angels7 - 13 - 10
31Dawes - All Your Favorite Bands250+ - - - - -
32Wilco - Star Wars59 - - 20 - -
33Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool16 - - - 3242
34Petite Noir - La Vie Est Belle / Live Is Beautiful250+ - - - - -
35Other Lives - Rituals250+ - - - - -
36Algiers - Algiers64 - - - - -
37Sonics, The - This Is The Sonics250+ - - - - -
38Mikal Cronin - MCIII250+ - - - - -
39Younghusband - Dissolver250+ - - - - -
40Noah Gundersen - Carry The Ghost250+ - - - - -

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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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