Album Of The Year 2015NME: 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 RankPigeons And PlanesVarianceStereogumDiffuserConsequence of Sound
1Grimes - Art Angels717133
2Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly122221
3Jamie xx - In Colour53511186
4Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool16 - 25 - - -
5Tame Impala - Currents6511555
6Chvrches - Every Open Eye2533203343 -
7Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon291033 - 40 -
8Foals - What Went Down30 - 38 - - -
9The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It98 - - - - -
10Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love21 - - - 3932
11Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...40 - - 484538
12A$AP Rocky* - At. Long. Last. A$AP576 - - - 45
13Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11 - 322768
14Deerhunter - Fading Frontier31 - - 422535
15Blur - The Magic Whip22 - - 2311 -
16Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4 - 1912411
17Joanna Newsom - Divers13 - - 221650
18Swim Deep - Mothers250+ - - - - -
19The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness551241 - - -
20U.S. Girls - Half Free250+ - - - - -
21Shamir - Ratchet61 - 1421 - -
22Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3481561239
23Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late1881225 - 28
24Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2414512
25Björk - Vulnicura9 - - 381416
26Holly Herndon - Platform49 - - - - 29
27Mac Demarco - Another One250+ - - - - -
28Laura Marling - Short Movie90 - - - 37 -
29The Libertines - Anthems For Doomed Youth250+ - - - - -
30Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap250+ - - - - -
31Slaves - Are You Satisfied?250+ - - - - -
32Charli XCX - Sucker250+ - - - - -
33LA Priest - Inji250+ - - - - -
34Pond - Man It Feels Like Space Again250+ - - - - -
35Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams250+ - 24 - - -
36Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION10 - 33 - 24
37Future - DS2207 - 18 - 40
38Drenge - Undertow250+ - - - - -
39Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too83 - 16 - - -
40Florence + The Machine* - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful104 - 31 - 3541
41Muse - Drones250+ - - - 42 -
42Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz250+ - 50 - - -
43Sleaford Mods - Key Markets34 - - - - -
44Young Thug - Barter 68615 - - - -
45The Cribs - For All My Sisters250+ - - - - -
46Viet Cong - Viet Cong42 - - 45 - -
47Bill Ryder-Jones - West Kirby County Primary250+ - - - - -
48New Order - Music Complete43 - - - - 25
49Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit250+ - - - - -
50Ryan Adams - 198989 - - - 8 -

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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:

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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