Album Of The Year 2015Piccadilly Records: Albums of the Year

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Overall RankResidentQ MagazineMojoFOPPThe Skinny
1Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness862125
2Horsebeach - II250+ - - - - -
3Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated At Last538 - - 100 -
4Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit33612616
5LoneLady - Hinterland561423385727
6Gwenno - Y Dydd Olaf763347 - - -
7Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell24401032
8Outfit - Slowness250+ - - - - 23
9Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe - I Declare Nothing250+13 - - 66 -
10Linkwood - Expressions250+ - - - - -
11Romare - Projections80 - - - - -
12The Charlatans - Modern Nature84 - - - 78 -
13Blank Realm - Illegals In Heaven250+ - - - - -
14Floating Points - Elaenia27 - - - - 40
15Ruf Dug* - Island250+ - - - - -
16Dutch Uncles - O Shudder250+82 - - - 18
17Bambi Davidson - Brunswick250+ - - - - -
18Toro Y Moi - What For?250+ - - - - -
19Ryley Walker - Primrose Green7115 - 4436 -
20Föllakzoid - III10746 - - - -
21Ducktails - St. Catherine250+ - - - - -
22Boof - The Hydrangeas Whisper250+ - - - - -
23Colleen - Captain Of None250+ - - - - -
24Beach House - Depression Cherry2455 - - 1531
25Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...407375079
26Moon Duo - Shadow Of The Sun250+ - - - 46 -
27D'Angelo And The Vanguard - Black Messiah26 - - 16 - -
28Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home117 - - - - -
29BE - Hipnotony250+ - - - - -
30Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love21 - - - 37 -
31Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly13092523
32Tame Impala - Currents6 - 14429
33Rozi Plain - Friend250+ - - - - -
34Other Lives - Rituals250+ - - - - -
35BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul123 - - - 77 -
36The Holydrug Couple - Moonlust250+ - - - - -
37Jamie xx - In Colour5203328 -
38Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress250+77 - - 5024
39Mac Demarco - Another One250+ - 50 - - -
40John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure504229231030
41Moon B - Lifeworld250+ - - - - -
42Public Service Broadcasting - The Race For Space4136 - - 1 -
43A Place To Bury Strangers - Transfixiation250+ - - - - -
44The Fall - Sub-Lingual Tablet250+ - 21 - - -
45Stealing Sheep - Not Real250+ - - - - -
46Ultimate Painting - Green Lanes250+ - - - 42 -
47Viet Cong - Viet Cong4223 - - 7019
48Kamasi Washington - The Epic1726 - 41 - -
49José Padilla - So Many Colours250+ - - - - -
50Low - Ones And Sixes582 - 131828
51Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys250+ - 39 - 20 -
52Naytronix - Mister Divine250+ - - - - -
53Nils Frahm - Solo250+63 - - - -
54Sean Nicholas Savage - Other Death250+ - - - - -
55The Eccentronic Research Council - Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine... I'm Your Biggest Fan250+ - - - - -
56Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt109 - - - - -
57Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon73 - - 46 - -
58Steve Hauschildt - Where All Is Fled250+ - - - - -
59Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa63548849 -
60Death And Vanilla - To Where The Wild Things Are.....250+ - - - - -
61The Mild High Club - Timeline250+ - - - - -
62Sleaford Mods - Key Markets34881491320
63Fuzz - II250+90 - - - -
64Battles - La Di Da Di250+ - - - 32 -
65Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4971136128
66Jaakko Eino Kalevi - Jaakko Eino Kalevi250+ - - - - -
67The Wave Pictures - Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon250+ - - - - -
68Destruction Unit - Negative Feedback Resistor250+ - - - - -
69Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows250+99 - - 38 -
70Steve Cobby - Everliving250+ - - - - -
71Wand - Golem250+19 - - - -
72New Order - Music Complete43 - 5317 -
73Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh819 - - - 4
74Fenster - Emocean250+ - - - - -
75Disclosure - Caracal250+ - - - - -
76dbh* - Mood250+ - - - - -
77Phantom Band, The - Fears Trending250+ - - - - 38
78John Carpenter - Lost Themes250+ - - - 91 -
79Calexico - Edge Of The Sun250+84 - - 71 -
80Max Richter - From Sleep250+ - - - 74 -
81Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire250+ - - - - -
82Metz - II250+59 - - - -
83Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin250+12 - - 21 -
84Meg Baird - Don't Weigh Down The Light250+ - - - - -
85Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper5427 - - 82 -
86Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11343514111
87Idjut Boys - Versions250+ - - - - -
88Gonno - Remember The Life Is Beautiful250+ - - - - -
89Sauna Youth - Distractions250+51 - - - -
90Eternal Tapestry - Wild Strawberries250+ - - - - -
91Beirut - No, No, No250+94 - - 6322
92Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl44 - - - - 6
93Pole - Wald250+ - - - - -
94Shit And Shine - 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral250+ - - - - -
95Jefre Cantu-Ledesm - A Year With 13 Moons250+ - - - - -
96SOAK - Before We Forgot How To Dream250+71 - - - -
97Hooton Tennis Club - Highest Point In Cliff Town250+ - 4917 - -
98Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood250+38 - 2839 -
99THEESatisfaction - Earthee250+ - - - - -
100Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass394933 - - -

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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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