Album Of The Year 2015Hit The Floor: 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 RankEntertainment WeeklyComplexNoiseyVarianceMashable
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111121
2Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit250+ - - - - -
3Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION10241332
4Justin Bieber - Purpose5117538 - -
5Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late18169211223
6Adele - 251934 - 810
7The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness55 - 23 - 4129
8Jme - Integrity>111 - 346 - -
9Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3626301516
10Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2 - 322047
11Jamie xx - In Colour54154524
12Foals - What Went Down30 - - - 38 -
13Circa Waves - Young Chasers250+ - - - - -
14Years & Years - Communion97 - - - 47 -
15Florence + The Machine* - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful10415 - - 31 -
16Tame Impala - Currents61820261 -
17Travis Scott - Rodeo250+ - 36 - - -
18Halsey - Badlands250+ - - - 26 -
19Jess Glynne - I Cry When I Laugh250+ - - - - -
20One Direction - Made In The A.M.250+ - - - - 25

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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:

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