Album Of The Year 2015CraveOnline: 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 RankLA Music BlogThe GuardianPitchforkTrebleNialler9
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111111
2Clutch - Psychic Warfare250+ - - - - -
3Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4231273
4Doomtree - All Hands250+ - - - - -
5Action Bronson - Mr. Wonderful119 - - - - -
6The Dead Weather - Dodge And Burn250+ - - - - -
7Puscifer - Money Shot250+ - - - - -
8Dr. Dre - Compton74133532 - -
9Kamasi Washington - The Epic17481016 -
10D'Angelo And The Vanguard - Black Messiah26 - - 7321
11Jamie xx - In Colour5817299
12Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2326115
13Pokey LaFarge - Something in the Water250+ - - - - -
14Eagles Of Death Metal - Zipper Down250+ - - - - -
15Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free48 - - - - -
16Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile79 - - - - -
17Lamb Of God - VII: Sturm Und Drang250+ - - - - -
18Chvrches - Every Open Eye252031 - 25 -
19Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit37798 -
20Sleaford Mods - Key Markets34 - 29 - - -

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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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