Album Of The Year 2015Pitchfork: 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 RankTrebleConsequence of SoundFasterLouderNoiseySpin
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111111
2Jamie xx - In Colour596543
3Grimes - Art Angels715310526
4Vince Staples - Summertime '061241011195
5Tame Impala - Currents61853264
6Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell211272021
7D'Angelo And The Vanguard - Black Messiah2637 - - -
8Miguel - Wildheart1529 - 28914
9Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit38392302
10Kamasi Washington - The Epic1716 - - 17 -
11Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete14104 - 1130
12Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear47118 - 13
13Joanna Newsom - Divers13195026 - -
14Young Thug - Barter 686 - - - - -
15Björk - Vulnicura92016213228
16FKA Twigs - M3LL155X250+13 - - - -
17Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late183128492123
18Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness814 - 942 -
19Future - DS2204440 - 217
20Floating Points - Elaenia27 - - - - -
21Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf38432624 - 36
22Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper5430 - - - -
23Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...40353829 - 29
24Thundercat - The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam250+23 - - 33 -
25Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt10949 - 3513 -
26Deafheaven - New Bermuda37221 - - 12
27Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11684 - 11
28Beach House - Depression Cherry24 - - 41 - 16
29Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife88 - - - - -
30Deerhunter - Fading Frontier31333534 - 7
31Kelela - Hallucinogen EP250+ - - - - -
32Dr. Dre - Compton74 - - 46 - -
33Archy Marshall - A New Place 2 Drown250+ - - - - -
34Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION10 - 24 - 322
35Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School121 - - - - -
36Janet* - Unbreakable250+ - - - - -
37Empress Of - Me72 - - - 23 -
38Arca - Mutant66 - 34 - - -
39Holly Herndon - Platform494829 - 29 -
40Jlin - Dark Energy28 - - - - -
41Jeremih - Late Nights: The Album250+ - - - - -
42Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl44 - - - - -
43Destroyer - Poison Season7841 - - - 24
44Jazmine Sullivan - Reality Show140 - - - - -
45Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs87 - - - - -
46Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon73 - 2318 - -
47Actress - DJ-Kicks250+ - - - - -
48Shamir - Ratchet6128 - - 409
49Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass39421917 - -
50Dawn Richard - Blackheart103 - - - - -

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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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