Album Of The Year 2015Diffuser: 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 RankConsequence of SoundStereogumPitchforkThe GuardianVariance
1Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell225624
2Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly112112
3Grimes - Art Angels7313207
4Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4111212319
5Tame Impala - Currents65155151
6Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love1182727632
7Destroyer - Poison Season78 - - 43 - -
8Ryan Adams - 198989 - - - - -
9Beach House - Depression Cherry24 - 4728 - 35
10Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free48 - 31 - - 21
11Blur - The Magic Whip22 - 23 - - -
12Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit33969715
13Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper54 - - 22 - -
14Björk - Vulnicura91638155 -
15Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy67917 - - -
16Joanna Newsom - Divers1350221310 -
17Deafheaven - New Bermuda37211026 - -
18Jamie xx - In Colour56112175
19Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete1444911 - -
20Wilco - Star Wars5930 - - - 23
21Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass3919264928 -
22Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf38261621 - 28
23My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall250+ - - - - -
24Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color2336 - - - 11
25Deerhunter - Fading Frontier3135423012 -
26Punch Brothers - The Phosphorescent Blues250+ - - - - -
27Lower Dens - Escape From Evil250+ - - - - -
28Faith No More - Sol Invictus250+ - - - - -
29Mount Eerie - Sauna250+ - - - - -
30Torres - Sprinter4612 - - - -
31Mew - + -250+ - - - - -
32Baroness - Purple250+ - - - - -
33FIDLAR - Too250+46 - - - -
34The Mountain Goats - Beat The Champ250+ - - - - -
35Florence + The Machine* - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful10441 - - - 31
36Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Style250+ - 39 - - -
37Laura Marling - Short Movie90 - - - 26 -
38Wavves - V250+ - - - - -
39Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love2132 - - 18 -
40Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon29 - - - - 33
41Ratatat - Magnifique250+37 - - - -
42Muse - Drones250+ - - - - -
43Chvrches - Every Open Eye25 - 33 - 3120
44Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer125 - 44 - - -
45Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...40384823 - -
46Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars68 - - - - -
47The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World250+ - - - - -
48Metz - II250+ - - - - -
49Mumford & Sons - Wilder Mind250+ - - - - -
50The Arcs - Yours, Dreamily,250+ - - - - 44

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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:

1st: 50pts2nd: 42pts3rd: 36pts4th: 30pts5th: 25pts6th: 22pts7th: 20pts8th: 18pts9th: 16pts10th: 15pts11th: 14pts12th: 13pts13th: 12pts14th: 11pts15th: 10pts16th: 9pts17th: 8pts18th: 7pts19th: 6pts20th: 5pts21-30: 4pts 31-40: 3pts 41-50: 2pts 51+: 1pt
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