Album Of The Year 2015Crack Magazine: Albums of the Year

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Overall RankThe GuardianPitchforkTrebleNoiseyTiny Mix Tapes
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111114
2Björk - Vulnicura951520329
3Holly Herndon - Platform492439482935
4Miguel - Wildheart15118299 -
5Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness8418144211
6Hunee - Hunch Music128 - - - - -
7Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell22611207
8RP Boo - Fingers, Bank Pads, And Shoe Prints250+ - - - - -
9Tame Impala - Currents61551826 -
10Hudson Mohawke - Lantern113 - - - - -
11D'Angelo And The Vanguard - Black Messiah26 - 73 - 44
12Young Thug - Barter 686 - 14 - - 2
13Girlpool - Before The World Was Big93 - - - - -
14Jme - Integrity>111 - - - 6 -
15Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife88 - 29 - - -
16Grimes - Art Angels720315531
17Low - Ones And Sixes58 - - - - -
18Jlin - Dark Energy28 - 40 - - 45
19Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home117 - - - - -
20DJ Richard - Grind250+ - - - - -
21Vince Staples - Summertime '0612364419 -
22Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete14 - 1110115
23Future - DS220 - 194428
24Liturgy - The Ark Work250+ - - - - 48
25Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late181417312114
26Container - LP250+ - - - - 16
27Jam City - Dream A Garden250+ - - - - -
28EEK*, Islam Chipsy - Kahraba250+ - - - - -
29Nick Höppner - Folk250+ - - - - -
30Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie3323 - 34 - -
31Beach House - Depression Cherry24 - 28 - - -
32Kahn, Commodo + Kantz - Volume 1250+ - - - - -
33Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl443242 - - 23
34Levon Vincent - Levon Vincent65 - - - - -
35Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh81 - - - - -
36Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again250+33 - 37 - -
37Sleaford Mods - Key Markets3429 - - - -
38Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp62 - - 24 - -
39The Internet - Ego Death47 - - - 43 -
40Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit379830 -
41Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls250+ - - - - 28
42Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt109 - 254913 -
43Helen - The Original Faces101 - - - - 22
44Viet Cong - Viet Cong42 - - 21 - -
45Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires250+ - - - - -
46Sicko Mobb - Super Saiyan Vol. 2250+ - - - - 13
47Krill - A Distant Fist Unclenching250+ - - - - -
48Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress250+ - - - - -
49Paranoid London - Paranoid London250+ - - - - -
50Ty Dolla $ign* - Free TC250+ - - - - -
51Nils Frahm - Solo250+ - - - - -
52Empress Of - Me72 - 37 - 23 -
53Romare - Projections80 - - - - -
54Kehlani - You Should Be Here250+ - - - - -
55Ought - Sun Coming Down52 - - - - -
56Four Tet - Morning/Evening92 - - 50 - -
57Built To Spill - Untethered Moon250+ - - - - -
58Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe - I Declare Nothing250+ - - - - -
59Max Richter - From Sleep250+ - - - - -
60Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon29 - - - - -
61Blacklisters - Adult250+ - - - - -
62King Midas Sound, Fennesz - Edition 1250+ - - - - -
63Deerhunter - Fading Frontier31123033 - -
64M.E.S.H. - Piteous Gate250+ - - - - 27
65October - Black Body Radiation250+ - - - - -
66Miss Red - Murder250+ - - - - -
67Rustie - EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE250+ - - - - -
68Nozinja - Nozinja Lodge250+ - - - - -
69Denzel Curry - 32 Zel / Planet Mushrooms250+ - - - - -
70Marching Church - This World Is Not Enough250+ - - - - -
71St Germain - St Germain250+ - - - - -
72Mgła - Exercises In Futility250+ - - - 34 -
73Trust Fund - Seems Unfair250+ - - - - -
74Mac Demarco - Another One250+27 - - - -
75Bell Witch - Four Phantoms250+ - - - - -
76Abra - Rose250+ - - - - -
77Visionist - Safe250+ - - - - -
78Drinks - Hermits On Holiday250+ - - - - -
79Father - Who's Gonna Get Fucked First ?250+ - - - - -
80Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?60 - - - - -
81Anthony Naples - Body Pill250+ - - - - -
82Mumdance & Logos - Proto250+ - - - - -
83Tyler, The Creator - Cherry Bomb250+ - - - 37 -
84Spectres - Dying250+ - - - - -
85Tink - Winter's Diary 3250+ - - - - -
86Gangsta Boo - Candy, Diamonds & Pills250+ - - - - -
87Battles - La Di Da Di250+ - - 38 - -
88Julio Bashmore - Knockin' Boots250+ - - - - -
89Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts - Manhattan250+ - - - - -
90Dr. Dre - Compton743532 - - -
91Traams - Modern Dancing250+ - - - - -
92Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer125 - - - 35 -
93Joey Anderson - Invisible Switch250+ - - - - -
94Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...40 - 2335 - -
95Childbirth - Women's Rights250+ - - - - -
96Micachu And The Shapes - Good Sad Happy Bad250+ - - - - -
97Carter Tutti - Carter Tutti Plays Chris & Cosey250+ - - - - -
98William Basinski - Cascade250+ - - - - -
99Chain of Flowers - Self-Titled250+ - - - - -
100Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz250+ - - - - -

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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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