Album Of The Year 2015Intro: 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 RankSpexFasterLouderPitchforkNMESpin
1Jamie xx - In Colour545233
2Tame Impala - Currents6173554
3Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell23762421
4Tocotronic - Tocotronic1022 - - - -
5Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111121
6Blur - The Magic Whip221312 - 1537
7Die Nerven - Out250+6 - - - -
8Wanda - Bussi250+ - - - - -
9Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3 - 29222
10SOAK - Before We Forgot How To Dream250+ - - - - -
11Foals - What Went Down30 - 36 - 8 -
12Schnipo Schranke - Satt250+10 - - - -
13Coma - This Side Of Paradise250+ - - - - -
14Beach House - Depression Cherry24 - 4128 - 16
15Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late18 - 49172323
16Torres - Sprinter46 - - - - -
17Action Bronson - Mr. Wonderful119 - - - - -
18Nils Frahm - Music For The Motion Picture Victoria250+ - - - - -
19Howling* - Sacred Ground250+ - - - - -
20Ibeyi - Ibeyi112 - - - - -
21Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness85918 - -
22Joanna Newsom - Divers138261317 -
23New Order - Music Complete43 - - - 48 -
24Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon29 - - - 718
25Georgia* - Georgia250+ - - - - -
26Zugezogen Maskulin - Alles Brennt250+20 - - - -
27Lena* - Crystal Sky250+ - - - - -
28Destroyer - Poison Season78 - - 43 - 24
29Bilderbuch - Schick Schock250+9 - - - -
30Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color23 - 6 - - -
31LGoony - Grape Tape250+ - - - - -
32Sleaford Mods - Key Markets3416 - - 43 -
33Lianne La Havas - Blood250+ - - - - -
34Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too83 - 22 - 39 -
35The Libertines - Anthems For Doomed Youth250+ - - - 29 -
36Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?99 - 38 - - -
37Slow Show, The - White Water250+ - - - - -
38Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday108 - - - - -
39Balthazar - Thin Walls250+ - - - - -
40Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11 - 4271311
41Terranova - Restless250+ - - - - -
42Shlohmo - Dark Red250+ - - - - -
43Mac Demarco - Another One250+ - - - 27 -
44Deerhunter - Fading Frontier31 - 3430147
45Love A - Jagd Und Hund250+ - - - - -
46The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness55 - - - 19 -
47DJ Koze - DJ-Kicks250+ - - - - -
48Chvrches - Every Open Eye25 - 47 - 643
49AnnenMayKantereit - Wird schon irgendwie gehen EP250+ - - - - -
50Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon73 - 1846 - -

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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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