Album Of The Year 2015FasterLouder: 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 RankSpinPasteLA Music BlogTrebleThe Guardian
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly112111
2Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit323787
3Tame Impala - Currents648111815
4Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love111144466
5Jamie xx - In Colour53208917
6Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color23 - 386 - -
7Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell22163112
8Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4131273
9Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness8 - - - 144
10Grimes - Art Angels72624 - 1520
11Vince Staples - Summertime '06125265436
12Blur - The Magic Whip2237 - 41 - -
13Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love21 - - 103618
14Royal Headache - High1421532 - - -
15Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon130 - - 18 - -
16Dick Diver - Melbourne, Florida250+ - - - - -
17Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass39 - 7 - 4228
18Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon73 - 22 - - -
19Laura Marling - Short Movie90 - - - - 26
20The Internet - Ego Death47 - - 15 - -
21Björk - Vulnicura928 - 40205
22Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too83 - - - - 9
23Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?60484325 - -
24Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf3836 - 4743 -
25Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy6732 - - 26 -
26Joanna Newsom - Divers13 - - 311910
27Viet Cong - Viet Cong42 - - 3021 -
28Miguel - Wildheart1514 - 92911
29Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...4029132835 -
30Drenge - Undertow250+ - - 50 - -
31Faith No More - Sol Invictus250+ - - - - -
32Bilal - In Another Life250+ - - - - -
33Twerps* - Range Anxiety250+ - 33 - - -
34Deerhunter - Fading Frontier31710383312
35Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt109 - - - 49 -
36Foals - What Went Down30 - - 39 - -
37Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again250+ - 23 - 3733
38Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?99 - - - - -
39Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light250+ - - - - -
40Mark Ronson - Uptown Special250+ - - - - -
41Beach House - Depression Cherry24161916 - -
42Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool16 - - - - 13
43Methyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman Spectacle250+ - - - - -
44BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul123 - - - - -
45Bully - Feels Like8239 - - - -
46Dr. Dre - Compton74 - - 13 - 35
47Chvrches - Every Open Eye254316202531
48Marlon Williams - Marlon Williams250+ - - - - -
49Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late1823 - 463114

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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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