Album Of The Year 2015Complex: 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.

Click on the name of a magazine or website in the table header to see their full Album of the Year chart. Click on an album's overall ranking to see which end of year lists it appears in.

Overall RankPigeons And PlanesMashableRolling StonePitchforkNoisey
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly121111
2Future - DS2207826192
3Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife8847284429 -
4Adele - 251916102 - -
5Justin Bieber - Purpose51 - - - - 38
6Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise250+ - - - - -
7A$AP Rocky* - At. Long. Last. A$AP576 - - - 24
8Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4 - - 1512 -
9Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late1882331721
10The Internet - Ego Death4714 - - - 43
11Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth250+49 - - - -
12Kehlani - You Should Be Here250+ - - - - -
13Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf3813 - 2421 -
14The Game - The Documentary 2129 - - - - -
15Jamie xx - In Colour5324 - 24
16Jazmine Sullivan - Reality Show140 - 43244 -
17Jack Ü - Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü95 - - 16 - -
18Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt10937 - - 2513
19Hudson Mohawke - Lantern11338 - - - -
20Tame Impala - Currents65 - 13526
21Mac Miller - GO:OD AM250+25 - - - -
22Shamir - Ratchet61 - - - 4840
23The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness5512295 - -
24Tinashe - Amethyst250+ - - - - -
25Ty Dolla $ign* - Free TC250+39 - - - -
26Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit348166930
27Towkio - .wav Theory250+ - - - - -
28Grimes - Art Angels713 - 35
29Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color23 - - 37 - -
30FKA Twigs - M3LL155X EP250+ - - - - -
31Vince Staples - Summertime '0612112735419
32Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2417 - 620
33Future - 56 Nights250+ - - - - -
34Jme - Integrity>11128 - - - 6
35Diddy - Mmm250+ - - - - -
36Travis Scott - Rodeo250+23 - - - -
37Björk - Vulnicura9 - 20421532
38Kelela - Hallucinogen EP250+ - - - - -
39Fifth Harmony - Reflection250+ - - - - -
40Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap250+ - 17 - - 15
41Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION10 - 248343
42Beach House - Depression Cherry24 - - 3328 -
43Bryson Tiller - Trapsoul250+ - - - - -
44Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School121 - - - 35 -
45Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer125 - - - - 35
46Wale - The Album About Nothing250+ - - - - -
47Dr. Dre - Compton74 - - - 32 -
48Brodinski - Brava250+27 - - - -
49Meek Mill - Dreams Worth More Than Money250+ - - - - -
50Drake and Future - What A Time To Be Alive250+ - - - - -

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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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