Album Of The Year 2015Fringe Music Fix: 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 SoundNialler9PitchforkNoiseyGorilla vs. Bear
1Grimes - Art Angels7314351
2Braids - Deep In The Iris962717 - - -
3Empress Of - Me72 - 12372330
4Björk - Vulnicura916 - 1532 -
5Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell22562013
6Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION1024 - 343 -
7Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool16 - - - - -
8Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer125 - - - 35 -
9Made In Heights - Without My Enemy What Would I Do250+ - - - - -
10The Dø - Shake, Shook, Shaken250+ - - - - -
11Stealing Sheep - Not Real250+ - - - - 46
12Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh81 - - - - -
13Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss35 - - - - -
14Susanne Sundfør - Ten Love Songs70 - - - - 27
15Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home117 - - - - -
16Bully - Feels Like8242 - - - -
17Dilly Dally - Sore250+ - - - 2534
18Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp62 - - - - -
19Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit339 - 930 -
20Marika Hackman - We Slept at Last250+ - - - - -
21SOAK - Before We Forgot How To Dream250+ - - - - -
22Danny L Harle - Broken Flowers250+ - - - - -
23Sophie - Product250+ - - - - 12
24Jamie xx - In Colour569243
25Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School121 - - 35 - 35
26Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper54 - - 22 - 2
27Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete144 - 111114
28U.S. Girls - Half Free250+ - - - - 11
29LoneLady - Hinterland56 - - - - -
30Pure Bathing Culture - Pray For Rain250+ - - - - 41
31Chvrches - Every Open Eye25 - - - - -
32Kate Boy - One250+ - - - - -
33Priest* - Priest250+ - - - - -
34Milk & Bone - Little Mourning250+ - - - - -
35Lisa Alma - Sweater250+ - - - - -
36Purity Ring - Another Eternity250+ - - - - -
37Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love118 - 27 - -
38Youth Lagoon - Savage Hills Ballroom250+ - - - - -
39Tame Impala - Currents652526 -
40Years & Years - Communion97 - - - - -
41Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too83 - 25 - - -
42Allie X* - CollXtion I250+ - - - - -
43Viet Cong - Viet Cong42 - - - - -
44Georgia* - Georgia250+ - - - - -
45Holly Herndon - Platform4929 - 3929 -
46Lianne La Havas - Blood250+ - - - - -
47Melanie Martinez - Cry Baby250+ - - - - -
48Torres - Sprinter4612 - - - -
49Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love21326 - - -
50Vanessa Carlton - Liberman250+ - - - - -

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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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