Album Of The Year 2015Noisey: 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 RankMashableStereogumComplexSpinPitchfork
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly112111
2Future - DS22081821719
3Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION1023412234
4Jamie xx - In Colour524111532
5Grimes - Art Angels73128263
6Jme - Integrity>111 - - 34 - -
7Hop Along - Painted Shut85 - 7 - - -
8Misþyrming - Söngvar Elds Og Óreiðu250+ - - - - -
9Miguel - Wildheart155 - - 148
10Chris Stapleton - Traveller36 - 43 - - -
11Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete14 - 49 - 3011
12Sporting Life - 55 5's250+ - - - - -
13Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt109 - - 18 - 25
14Beach Slang - The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us122 - - - - -
15Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap250+17 - 4041 -
16Desaparecidos - Payola250+ - - - - -
17Kamasi Washington - The Epic172235 - - 10
18Little Simz - A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons250+ - - - - -
19Vince Staples - Summertime '06122743154
20Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell27532216
21Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late18232592317
22Cloud Rat - Qliphoth250+ - - - - -
23Empress Of - Me72 - - - - 37
24A$AP Rocky* - At. Long. Last. A$AP57 - - 7 - -
25Dilly Dally - Sore250+ - - - - -
26Tame Impala - Currents6 - 152045
27Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls250+ - - - - -
28Disclosure - Caracal250+ - - - - -
29Holly Herndon - Platform49 - - - - 39
30Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit31662629
31Laura Stevenson - Cocksure250+ - - - - -
32Björk - Vulnicura92038372815
33Thundercat - The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam250+ - - - - 24
34Mgła - Exercises In Futility250+ - - - - -
35Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer125 - 4445 - -
36Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Style250+ - 39 - - -
37Tyler, The Creator - Cherry Bomb250+ - - - - -
38Justin Bieber - Purpose51 - - 5 - -
39Title Fight - Hyperview250+ - - - - -
40Shamir - Ratchet61 - 2122948
41HEALTH - Death Magic250+ - - - - -
42Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness81350 - - 18
43The Internet - Ego Death47 - - 10 - -
44Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material100 - - - 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:

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