Album Of The Year 2015FACT: 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 RankTiny Mix TapesMashablePitchforkThe QuietusThe 405
1Dawn Richard - Blackheart10320115081 -
2Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete145 - 1184
3Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly1411781
4Arca - Mutant661 - 384316
5Grimes - Art Angels73133 - 9
6Future - DS22088195324
7Jlin - Dark Energy2845 - 401 -
8Kelela - Hallucinogen250+ - - - - -
9DJ Richard - Grind250+ - - - 34 -
10Eartheater - RIP Chrysalis250+34 - - - -
11Rustie - EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE250+ - - - - -
12M.E.S.H. - Piteous Gate250+27 - - 47 -
13Acre - Better Strangers250+ - - - - -
14Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - A Year With 13 Moons250+49 - - - -
15Death's Dynamic Shroud.wmv - I'll Try Living Like This250+ - - - - -
16Kuedo - Assertion Of A Surrounding Presence250+ - - - - -
17Abra - Rose250+ - - - - -
18Helm - Olympic Mess250+ - - - 14 -
19Jam City - Dream A Garden250+ - - - 15 -
20Boogie - The Reach250+ - - - - -
21Levon Vincent - Levon Vincent65 - - - 59 -
22Holly Herndon - Platform4935 - 3910 -
23Vince Staples - Summertime '0612 - 2747426
24Julio Bashmore - Knockin' Boots250+ - - - - -
25J.G. Biberkopf - Ecologies250+ - - - - -
26Father - Who's Gonna Get Fucked First ?250+ - - - - -
27Murlo - Odyssey250+ - - - - -
28Various Artists - Gqom Oh! The Sound of Durban Vol.1250+ - - - - -
29FIS - The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now250+ - - - 60 -
30Kode9 - Nothing250+ - - - - -
31Junglepussy - Pregnant With Success250+ - - - - -
32Nidia Minaj - Danger250+ - - - - -
33Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls250+28 - - 37 -
34Fifth Harmony - Reflection250+ - - - - -
35Jóhann Jóhannsson - Sicario250+ - - - - -
36Johnny May Cash - My Last Days250+ - - - - -
37Katie Dey - Asdfasdf250+ - - - - -
38Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl - We Are Not The First114 - - - - 2
39Tame Impala - Currents6 - - 5 - -
40William Basinski - Cascade250+ - - - - -
41JT The Goon - King Triton250+ - - - - -
42Helen - The Original Faces10122 - - - -
43Ash Koosha* - GUUD250+ - - - - -
44Smurphy* - A Shapeless Pool Of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended In The Darkness250+19 - - - -
45ANAMAI - Sallows250+ - - - - -
46Theo Burt - Gloss250+ - - - - -
47Leila Abdul-Rauf* - Insomnia250+ - - - - -
48Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper54 - - 22 - -
49Disasterpeace - It Follows250+ - - - - -
50Jeff Bridges - Sleeping Tapes250+ - - - - -

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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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