Album Of The Year 2015Nialler9: 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 RankSpinFasterLouderVarianceTreblePitchfork
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111211
2Tame Impala - Currents6431185
3Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear413819712
4Shamir - Ratchet619 - 142848
5Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell22174116
6Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love21 - 13 - 36 -
7Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf383624284321
8BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul123 - 44 - - -
9Jamie xx - In Colour535592
10Jape - This Chemical Sea250+ - - - - -
11Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie33 - - - 34 -
12Empress Of - Me72 - - - - 37
13Le Galaxie - Le Club250+ - - - - -
14Grimes - Art Angels726107153
15Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys250+ - - - - -
16Daniel Anderson* - Patterns250+ - - - - -
17Braids - Deep In The Iris96 - - - - -
18!!! - As If250+ - - - - -
19Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again250+ - 37 - 37 -
20Villagers - Darling Arithmetic250+ - - - - -
21D'Angelo And The Vanguard - Black Messiah26 - - - 37
22Four Tet - Morning/Evening92 - - - 50 -
23Wax Stag - II250+ - - - - -
24All We Are - All We Are250+ - - - - -
25Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too83 - 2216 - -
26Floating Points - Elaenia27 - - - - 20
27The Chemical Brothers - Born In The Echoes115 - - - - -
28Boot & Tax - Boot & Tax250+ - - - - -
29Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color23 - 611 - -
30Beach House - Depression Cherry24164135 - 28

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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:

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