Album Of The Year 2015Norman Records: 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 RankLoud and QuietPiccadilly RecordsVelvet IndiegroundLA Music BlogFasterLouder
1Colin Stetson And Sarah Neufeld - Never Were The Way She Was132 - - - - -
2Dråpe - Relax / Relapse250+ - - - - -
3Ian William Craig - Cradle For The Wanting250+ - - - - -
4Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love212230161013
5Steve Hauschildt - Where All Is Fled250+ - 58 - - -
6Viet Cong - Viet Cong422747233027
7Shit And Shine - 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral250+ - 94 - - -
8Ought - Sun Coming Down5213 - - 43 -
9Helen - The Original Faces101 - - - - -
10Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness84113 - 9
11Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell277437
12The Declining Winter - Home For Lost Souls250+ - - - - -
13Ryley Walker - Primrose Green71 - 1926 - -
14Manyfingers - The Spectacular Nowhere250+ - - - - -
15Joanna Newsom - Divers1315 - 153126
16Death And Vanilla - To Where The Wild Things Are.....250+ - 60 - - -
17Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires250+ - - - - -
18Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl443492 - - -
19Yair Elazar Glotman - Études250+ - - - - -
20Rival Consoles - Howl250+25 - - - -
21Sleaford Mods - Key Markets34 - 62 - - -
22Pinkshinyultrablast - Everything Else Matters250+ - - - - -
23Kamasi Washington - The Epic17 - 48254 -
24Low - Ones And Sixes58 - 50 - - -
25Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress250+ - 3849 - -
26Björk - Vulnicura9 - - 204021
27Natural Snow Buildings - Terror's Horns250+ - - - - -
28Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3 - 42772
29Coil - Backwards250+ - - - - -
30C Duncan - Architect250+ - - - - -
31Phantom Horse - Different Forces250+ - - - - -
32Triptides - Azur250+ - - - - -
33Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls250+ - - - - -
34Helm - Olympic Mess250+ - - - - -
35Vainio* & Vigroux* - Peau Froide, Léger Soleil250+ - - - - -
36Minami Deutsch - Minami Deutsch250+ - - - - -
37C418 - Minecraft Volume Alpha250+ - - - - -
38Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin250+ - 83 - - -
39Vision Fortune - Country Music250+ - - - - -
40Girlpool - Before The World Was Big93 - - - - -
41Thomas Brinkmann - What You Hear250+ - - - - -
42Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - A Year With 13 Moons250+ - - - - -
43Lakker - Tundra250+ - - - - -
44Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete1423 - - 21 -
45Sightings - Amusers And Puzzlers250+ - - - - -
46The Apartments - No Song No Spell No Madrigal250+ - - - - -
47Loop - Array 1250+ - - - - -
48FIS - The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now250+ - - - - -
49Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy - Sintetizzatrice250+ - - - - -
50Michael Chapman - Fish250+ - - - - -

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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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