Album Of The Year 2015Mashable: 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 RankNoiseyPitchforkStereogumBaebleVariance
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111212
2Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION10334323
3Grimes - Art Angels753157
4Jazmine Sullivan - Reality Show140 - 44 - - -
5Miguel - Wildheart1598 - 830
6Joanna Newsom - Divers13 - 1322 - -
7Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2206564
8Future - DS22021918 - -
9Susanne Sundfør - Ten Love Songs70 - - - - -
10Adele - 2519 - - - - 8
11Dawn Richard - Blackheart103 - 50 - - -
12Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?60 - - - - -
13Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness8421850 - -
14Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect250+ - - - - -
15Chvrches - Every Open Eye25 - - 33920
16Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit33096 - 15
17Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap250+15 - - - -
18Deafheaven - New Bermuda37 - 2610 - -
19Janet* - Unbreakable250+ - 36 - - -
20Björk - Vulnicura9321538 - -
21Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11 - 2727 - 32
22Kamasi Washington - The Epic17171035 - -
23Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late18211725 - 12
24Jamie xx - In Colour54211 - 5
25One Direction - Made In The A.M.250+ - - - - -
26Mount Eerie - Sauna250+ - - - - -
27Vince Staples - Summertime '06121944 - 9
28Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife88 - 2936 - -
29The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness55 - - - - 41
30Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon29 - - - - 33

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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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