Album Of The Year 2015FOPP: Albums of the Year

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Overall RankGod Is In The TVRough TradeRecord Rewind PlayResidentPiccadilly Records
1Public Service Broadcasting - The Race For Space41102423642
2Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness8830 - 61
3Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2712147
4Tame Impala - Currents6 - 13 - - 32
5Björk - Vulnicura921 - 100 -
6Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit313634
7Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...40 - 68 - 7325
8Jamie xx - In Colour54310 - 2037
9Joanna Newsom - Divers132857 - 91 -
10John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure50611 - 4240
11Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love111660 - 3486
12Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear442 - 9765
13Sleaford Mods - Key Markets344229 - 8862
14Leon Bridges - Coming Home45 - 91 - 48 -
15Beach House - Depression Cherry244528 - 5524
16Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool16116 - 35 -
17New Order - Music Complete43939 - - 72
18Low - Ones And Sixes58 - 93 - 250
19Deerhunter - Fading Frontier31 - 50 - 50 -
20Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys250+ - - - - 51
21Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin250+ - - - 1283
22Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too83 - - - 22 -
23Bob Dylan - Shadows In The Night250+ - - - - -
24Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?99 - - - 65 -
25Drenge - Undertow250+ - 72 - 29 -
26Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile79 - 35 - 7 -
27FFS - FFS250+1923 - - -
28Django Django - Born Under Saturn250+ - 17 - - -
29Belle And Sebastian* - Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance250+ - - 4 - -
30Leftfield - Alternative Light Source250+ - 59 - - -
31PiL* - What The World Needs Now...250+ - 71 - - -
32Battles - La Di Da Di250+ - - - - 64
33Wilco - Star Wars5932 - - 68 -
34My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall250+ - - - - -
35Destroyer - Poison Season78 - 79 - - -
36Ryley Walker - Primrose Green71 - 27 - 1519
37Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love21 - 97 - - 30
38Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows250+ - 37 - 9969
39Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood250+ - 44 - 3898
40Ibeyi - Ibeyi1123943 - 32 -
41Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color23 - 31 - 37 -
42Ultimate Painting - Green Lanes250+ - 41 - - 46
43Four Tet - Morning/Evening92 - - - 80 -
44Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon29 - 78 - - -
45Dr. Dre - Compton74 - - - - -
46Moon Duo - Shadow Of The Sun250+ - - - - 26
47Blur - The Magic Whip223 - - - -
48Slaves - Are You Satisfied?250+ - - - 52 -
49Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa63 - 70 - 559
50Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress250+ - 52 - 7738
51Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes250+ - - - 95 -
52Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly11316 - 3031
53Richard Thompson - Still250+ - - - - -
54C Duncan - Architect250+18642024 -
55Chvrches - Every Open Eye2533 - - - -
56Death Cab For Cutie - Kintsugi250+ - - - - -
57LoneLady - Hinterland5612 - - 145
58Frazey Ford - Indian Ocean250+ - - - - -
59Florence + The Machine* - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful10422 - - - -
60Waterboys, The - Modern Blues250+ - - - - -
61Faith No More - Sol Invictus250+ - - - - -
62Ryan Adams - 198989 - 99 - - -
63Beirut - No, No, No250+ - - - 9491
64Owiny Sigoma Band - Nyanza250+ - - - - -
65Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People32541825 -
66Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe - I Declare Nothing250+ - - - 139
67Ólafur Arnalds And Nils Frahm - Collaborative Works250+ - - - - -
68The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It98 - - 2111 -
69The Go! Team - The Scene Between250+ - - - - -
70Viet Cong - Viet Cong42 - 40 - 2347
71Calexico - Edge Of The Sun250+ - 21 - 8479
72Frank Turner - Positive Songs For Negative People141 - - - - -
73David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock250+ - - - - -
74Max Richter - From Sleep250+ - 5 - - 80
75Susanne Sundfør - Ten Love Songs7020 - 10 - -
76Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material100 - - - - -
77BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul123 - - - - 35
78The Charlatans - Modern Nature84 - - - - 12
79Stornoway - Bonxie250+ - - 9 - -
80The Vaccines - English Graffiti250+ - - - - -
81Ben Folds - So There250+ - - - - -
82Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper54 - - - 2785
83Everything Everything - Get To Heaven12721 - - - -
84Dave Gahan & Soulsavers* - Angels & Ghosts250+ - - - - -
85Van Morrison - Duets: Re-working The Catalogue250+ - - - - -
86Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern250+48 - - - -
87Du Blonde - Welcome Back To Milk250+ - - - - -
88Gaz Coombes - Matador11846 - - 18 -
89Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now250+ - - - - -
90Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie331549 - 16 -
91John Carpenter - Lost Themes250+ - - - - 78
92The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World250+14 - - 53 -
93Modest Mouse - Strangers To Ourselves250+ - - - - -
94Foals - What Went Down30 - 38 - 70 -
95Laura Marling - Short Movie904496 - - -
96The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy250+ - - - - -
97The Libertines - Anthems For Doomed Youth250+ - - - - -
98Counterparts - Tragedy Will Find Us250+ - - - - -
99Omar Souleyman - Bahdeni Nami250+ - - - - -
100Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated At Last53 - - - 83

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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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