Album Of The Year 2015Consequence of Sound: 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 RankPitchforkTrebleDiffuserStereogumFasterLouder
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111221
2Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2611157
3Grimes - Art Angels73153110
4Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete1411101949 -
5Tame Impala - Currents65185153
6Jamie xx - In Colour52918115
7D'Angelo And The Vanguard - Black Messiah2673 - - -
8Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love112766274
9Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy67 - 26151725
10Vince Staples - Summertime '061244 - 411
11Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear41274128
12Torres - Sprinter46 - 4030 - -
13Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect250+ - 22 - - -
14Circuit Des Yeux - In Plain Speech250+ - - - - -
15Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer250+ - - - - -
16Björk - Vulnicura91520143821
17Windhand - Grief's Infernal Flower250+ - - - - -
18The Districts - A Flourish And A Spoil250+ - - - - -
19Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass394942212617
20Lady Lamb The Beekeeper - After250+ - - - - -
21Deafheaven - New Bermuda372621710 -
22Disasterpeace - It Follows250+ - - - - -
23Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon7346 - - - 18
24Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION1034 - - 3 -
25New Order - Music Complete43 - - - - -
26Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf382143221624
27Braids - Deep In The Iris96 - - - - -
28Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late181731 - 2549
29Holly Herndon - Platform493948 - - -
30Wilco - Star Wars59 - - 20 - -
31Bell Witch - Four Phantoms250+ - - - - -
32Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love21 - 3639 - 13
33Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes250+ - - - - -
34Arca - Mutant6638 - - - -
35Deerhunter - Fading Frontier313033254234
36Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color23 - - 24 - 6
37Ratatat - Magnifique250+ - - 41 - -
38Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...402335454829
39Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3981262
40Future - DS2201944 - 18 -
41Florence + The Machine* - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful104 - - 35 - -
42Bully - Feels Like82 - - - - 45
43Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls250+ - - - - -
44Hop Along - Painted Shut85 - - - 7 -
45A$AP Rocky* - At. Long. Last. A$AP57 - - - - -
46FIDLAR - Too250+ - - 33 - -
47Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?60 - - - - 23
48Angel Haze - Back To The Woods250+ - - - - -
49White Reaper - White Reaper Does It Again250+ - - - - -
50Joanna Newsom - Divers131319162226

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End of year lists from the following blogs, websites, record stores and labels are included in the charts. Click on the name to see their list.

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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