Album Of The Year 2015Gorilla vs. Bear: 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 RankPitchforkDiffuserFringe Music FixUnder The RadarPigeons And Planes
1Grimes - Art Angels7331121
2Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper5422132622 -
3Jamie xx - In Colour521824233
4Leon Bridges - Coming Home45 - - - - 24
5Cindy Lee - Act Of Tenderness250+ - - - - -
6Vince Staples - Summertime '06124 - - 5811
7Helen - The Original Faces101 - - - - -
8Lower Dens - Escape From Evil250+ - 27 - 55 -
9Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars68 - 46 - 14 -
10George Clanton - 100% Electronica250+ - - - - -
11U.S. Girls - Half Free250+ - - 2878 -
12Sophie - Product250+ - - 23 - -
13Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2615541
14Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete1411192795 -
15Young Thug - Barter 6250+ - - - - -
16Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness818 - - 4 -
17Bop English - Constant Bop250+ - - - - -
18Cousin Stizz - Suffolk County250+ - - - - -
19Autre Ne Veut - Age of Transparency250+ - - - - 4
20The Galleria - Calling Card / Mezzanine250+ - - - - -
21Toro Y Moi - Samantha250+ - - - - -
22Domenique Dumont - Comme Ca250+ - - - - -
23Disasterpeace - It Follows250+ - - - - -
24Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon29 - 40 - - 10
25Eartheater - RIP Chrysalis250+ - - - - -
26Erykah Badu - But You Caint Use My Phone250+ - - - - -
27Susanne Sundfør - Ten Love Songs70 - - 14 - -
28Abra - Rose250+ - - - - -
29Joanna Newsom - Divers131316 - 16 -
30Empress Of - Me7237 - 37422
31Airbird & Napolian - Mr Foolish250+ - - - - -
32Cindy Lee - Malenkost250+ - - - - -
33Anthony Naples - Body Pill250+ - - - - -
34Dilly Dally - Sore250+ - - 17 - -
35Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School12135 - 2520 -
36Molly Nilsson - Zenith250+ - - - - -
37Knxwledge_* - Hud Dreems250+ - - - - -
38Beach House - Depression Cherry24289 - 8 -
39Yumi Zouma - EP II250+ - - - - -
40Valet - Nature250+ - - - - -
41Pure Bathing Culture - Pray For Rain250+ - - 30 - -
42Bicep - Just250+ - - - - -
43Jlin - Dark Energy2840 - - - -
44Caroline No - No Language250+ - - - - -
45Tei Shi - Verde250+ - - - - -
46Stealing Sheep - Not Real250+ - - 11 - -
47Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again250+ - - - - -
48Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife8829 - - - 47
49Danny L Harle - Broken Flowers250+ - - - - -
50Palmbomen II* - Palmbomen II250+ - - - - -

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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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