Album Of The Year 2015LA Music Blog: 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 RankThe GuardianPasteTreblePitchforkFasterLouder
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly112111
2Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4317128
3Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2261167
4Kamasi Washington - The Epic178171610 -
5Vince Staples - Summertime '061236264411
6Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color23 - 38 - - 6
7Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit373892
8Jamie xx - In Colour51720925
9Miguel - Wildheart1511 - 29828
10Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love2118 - 36 - 13
11Tame Impala - Currents61581853
12Ratatat - Magnifique250+ - - - - -
13Dr. Dre - Compton7435 - - 3246
14Leon Bridges - Coming Home45 - 9 - - -
15The Internet - Ego Death47 - - - - 20
16Beach House - Depression Cherry24 - 19 - 2841
17The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness55 - - - - -
18Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon130 - - - - 15
19Purity Ring - another eternity250+ - 44 - - -
20Chvrches - Every Open Eye25311625 - 47
21Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete14 - - 1011 -
22Casey Veggies - Live & Grow250+ - - - - -
23Passion Pit - Kindred250+ - - - - -
24Major Lazer - Peace Is The Mission250+ - - - - -
25Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?60 - 43 - - 23
26Of Montreal - Aureate Gloom250+ - - - - -
27Mumford & Sons - Wilder Mind250+ - - - - -
28Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...40 - 13352329
29Mini Mansions - The Great Pretenders250+ - - - - -
30Viet Cong - Viet Cong42 - - 21 - 27
31Joanna Newsom - Divers1310 - 191326
32Destroyer - Poison Season78 - - 4143 -
33The Chemical Brothers - Born In The Echoes115 - - - - -
34Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People3225 - - - -
35Kehlani - You Should Be Here250+ - - - - -
36Lady Lamb The Beekeeper - After250+ - - - - -
37Joey Bada$$ - B4.DA.$$250+ - - - - -
38Deerhunter - Fading Frontier311210333034
39Foals - What Went Down30 - - - - 36
40Björk - Vulnicura95 - 201521
41Blur - The Magic Whip22 - - - - 12
42Belle And Sebastian* - Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance250+ - - - - -
43Ought - Sun Coming Down52 - - - - -
44Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11646274
45Mac Miller - GO:OD AM250+ - - - - -
46Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late1814 - 311749
47Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf38 - - 432124
48Made In Heights - Without My Enemy What Would I Do250+ - - - - -
49Deafheaven - New Bermuda37 - - 226 -
50Drenge - Undertow250+ - - - - 30

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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:

1st: 50pts2nd: 42pts3rd: 36pts4th: 30pts5th: 25pts6th: 22pts7th: 20pts8th: 18pts9th: 16pts10th: 15pts11th: 14pts12th: 13pts13th: 12pts14th: 11pts15th: 10pts16th: 9pts17th: 8pts18th: 7pts19th: 6pts20th: 5pts21-30: 4pts 31-40: 3pts 41-50: 2pts 51+: 1pt
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