Album Of The Year 2015Entertainment Weekly: 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 RankVarianceHit The FloorMashableComplexNoisey
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly121111
2Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION10332413
3Adele - 251986104 -
4Jamie xx - In Colour551124154
5A$AP Rocky* - At. Long. Last. A$AP57 - - - 724
6Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3159162630
7Chris Stapleton - Traveller3610 - - - 10
8Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear419 - - 8 -
9Wilco - Star Wars5923 - - - -
10Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz250+ - - - - -
11Janet* - Unbreakable250+ - - - - -
12Miguel - Wildheart1530 - 5 - 9
13Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color2311 - - 29 -
14Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love1132 - 21 - -
15Florence + The Machine* - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful1043115 - - -
16Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late1812523921
17Justin Bieber - Purpose51 - 4 - 538
18Tame Impala - Currents6116 - 2026
19Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love21 - - - - -
20Vince Staples - Summertime '06129 - 273119
21Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf3828 - - 13 -
22Eric Church - Mr. Misunderstood250+ - - - - -
23Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife88 - - 283 -
24Algiers - Algiers64 - - - - -
25Marina And The Diamonds* - Froot77 - - - - -
26Chvrches - Every Open Eye2520 - 15 - -
27Metz - II250+ - - - - -
285 Seconds Of Summer - Sounds Good Feels Good250+ - - - - -
29Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams250+24 - - - -
30Bob Moses - Days Gone By124 - - - - -
31The Arcs - Yours, Dreamily,250+44 - - - -
32Selena Gomez - Revival250+ - - - - -
33Joanna Newsom - Divers13 - - 6 - -
34Deerhunter - Fading Frontier31 - - - - -
35Hop Along - Painted Shut85 - - - - 7
36Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free4821 - - - -
37Bully - Feels Like82 - - - - -
38Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim250+ - - - - -
39Björk - Vulnicura9 - - 203732
40Ryan Adams - 198989 - - - - -

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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:

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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