Album Of The Year 2015Decibel: 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 RankStereogumTrebleEchoes and DustDiffuserMusic vs. The World
1Horrendous - Anareta12634 - - - -
2Tribulation - The Children Of The Night1392427 - - -
3Paradise Lost - The Plague Within250+ - - - - -
4High On Fire - Luminiferous250+ - - 25 - -
5Lucifer - Lucifer I250+ - - - - -
6Baroness - Purple250+ - - 1432 -
7Skepticism - Ordeal250+ - - - - -
8Panopticon - Autumn Eternal250+ - - 29 - -
9Khemmis - Absolution250+ - - - - -
10Killing Joke - Pylon75 - - - - 1
11Sarpanitum - Blessed Be My Brothers...250+ - - - - -
12Satan - Atom By Atom250+ - - - - -
13False - Untitled250+ - - - - -
14Mgła - Exercises In Futility250+ - - 18 - -
15Refused - Freedom250+ - - - - -
16Leviathan - Scar Sighted250+ - - 17 - -
17My Dying Bride - Feel The Misery250+ - - - - -
18Noisem - Blossoming Decay250+ - - - - -
19Deafheaven - New Bermuda371022717 -
20Cattle Decapitation - The Anthropocene Extinction250+ - - 7 - -
21Bosse-De-Nage - All Fours250+ - - - - -
22Failure - The Heart Is A Monster250+ - - - - -
23Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls250+ - - - - -
24Intronaut - The Direction Of Last Things250+ - - - - -
25Napalm Death - Apex Predator250+ - - 15 - -
26Hate Eternal - Infernus250+ - - - - -
27Uncle Acid* - The Night Creeper250+ - - - - 22
28Myrkur - M250+ - 32 - - -
29With The Dead - With The Dead250+ - - - - -
30Dead To A Dying World - Litany250+ - - - - -
31Crypt Sermon - Out Of The Garden250+ - - - - -
32Swallow The Sun - Songs From The North I, II & III250+ - - - - -
33Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls250+ - - - - -
34Ghost - Meliora250+ - - - - -
35Spectral Voice - Necrotic Doom250+ - - - - -
36Cult Leader - Lightless Walk250+ - - - - -
37Enslaved - In Times250+ - - - - -
38Shape Of Despair - Monotony Fields250+ - - - - -
39Author & Punisher - Melk En Honing250+ - - - - -
40Cruciamentum - Charnel Passages250+ - - - - -

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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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