Album Of The Year 2015Music vs. The World: 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 RankLouder Than WarDecibelDrowned in SoundFOPPRough Trade
1Killing Joke - Pylon7561058 - -
2John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure50 - - 791011
3The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing - Not Your Typical Victorians250+ - - - - -
4Sleaford Mods - Key Markets341 - - 1329
5Anna von Hausswolff - The Miraculous697 - 76 - -
6Ludovico Einaudi - Elements250+ - - - - -
7Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile79 - - 632635
8Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper54 - - - 82 -
9Samantha Crain - Under Branch & Thorn & Tree250+ - - - - -
10Terje Isungset - Meditations250+ - - - - -
11The Pop Group - Citizen Zombie250+ - - - - -
12Elephant Micah - Where In Our Woods250+ - - - - -
13Lowell - We Loved Her Dearly250+ - - - - -
14Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People3247 - 37654
15Nicolas Godin - Contrepoint250+ - - - - -
16This Is The Kit - Bashed Out250+ - - - - -
17Motorama - Poverty250+ - - - - -
18Zun Zun Egui - Shackles' Gift250+ - - - - -
19Defeater - Abandoned250+ - - - - -
20Wolf Eyes - I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces250+ - - - - -
21The Dead Weather - Dodge And Burn250+ - - - - -
22Uncle Acid* - The Night Creeper250+ - 27 - - -
23Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee94 - - - - -
24MAMMOTH WEED WIZARD BASTARD - Noeth Ac Anoeth250+ - - - - -
25Joanna Newsom - Divers13 - - 7957
266:33 - Deadly Scenes250+ - - - - -
27Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Blossom250+ - - - - -
28And So I Watch You From Afar - Heirs250+ - - - - -
29Micachu And The Shapes - Good Sad Happy Bad250+ - - - - -
30Hey Colossus - Radio Static High250+ - - - - -
31Westkust - Last Forever250+ - - - - -
32Rose Windows - Rose Windows250+ - - - - -
33Klaas - I Don't Care250+ - - - - -
34Lower Dens - Escape From Evil250+ - - 48 - -
35Patrick Watson - Love Songs For Robots250+ - - - - -
36Slaves - Are You Satisfied?250+ - - - 48 -
37Cindy Lee - Act Of Tenderness250+ - - - - -
38Givers - New Kingdom250+ - - - - -
39Wilco - Star Wars59 - - - 33 -
40Magic Circle - Journey Blind250+ - - - - -
41Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows250+ - - - 3837
42Half Moon Run - Sun Leads Me On250+ - - - - -
43The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World250+ - - - 92 -
44Lucero - All A Man Should Do250+ - - - - -
45Cold Cave - Full Cold Moon250+ - - - - -
46Slim Twig - Thank You For Stickin' With Twig250+ - - - - -
47Beach House - Depression Cherry24 - - 701528
48Major Lazer - Peace Is The Mission250+ - - - - -
49Kid Cudi - Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven250+ - - - - -
50Menace Beach - Ratworld250+ - - - - -

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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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