Album Of The Year 2015Loud and Quiet: 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 RankUnder The RadarDrowned in SoundGod Is In The TVQ MagazineThe Guardian
1Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4114113
2Gwenno - Y Dydd Olaf7626282647 -
3Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly11121391
4Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness8455824
5Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon738389 - - -
6Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie33 - 2315 - 23
7Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2557402
8Vince Staples - Summertime '061258 - - - 36
9Wand - 1000 Days250+ - - - - -
10Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love1117916356
11Grimm Grimm - Hazy Eyes Maybe250+ - - - - -
12Floating Points - Elaenia27 - 93 - - 16
13Ought - Sun Coming Down52 - 88 - - -
14Jamie xx - In Colour5237443317
15Joanna Newsom - Divers13167281310
16LoneLady - Hinterland56 - 801223 -
17Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh81975017 - -
18Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa63 - 34 - 48 -
19U.S. Girls - Half Free250+78 - - - -
20Holly Herndon - Platform49 - 90 - - 24
21Beirut - No, No, No250+52 - - - -
22Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love2118 - - - 18
23Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete1495 - - - -
24Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People32 - 3753025
25Rival Consoles - Howl250+ - - - - -
26Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect250+75 - - - -
27Viet Cong - Viet Cong425611 - - -
28Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon29 - 15 - - -
29Roots Manuva - Bleeds.250+ - - - - -
30Little Simz - A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons250+ - - - - -
31Romare - Projections80 - - - - -
32Bill Wells And Aidan Moffat* - The Most Important Place In The World250+ - - - - -
33The Eccentronic Research Council - Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine... I'm Your Biggest Fan250+ - - - - -
34Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl44 - 1024 - 32
35Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION10 - 6 - - 19
36Stealing Sheep - Not Real250+ - - 36 - -
37Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire250+ - - - - -
38Novella - Land250+ - - - - -
39Bad Guys - Bad Guynaecology250+ - - - - -
40Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass3913 - - 3328

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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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