Album Of The Year 2015Q Magazine: 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 RankFOPPUnder The RadarFasterLouderMojoIntro
1Tame Impala - Currents642342
2Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness8249121
3Jamie xx - In Colour58235321
4Blur - The Magic Whip22475312186
5New Order - Music Complete431733 - 323
6Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3662129
7Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...407152950 -
8Laura Marling - Short Movie90953919 - -
9Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly15211125
10Florence + The Machine* - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful1045936 - - -
11Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4121836 -
12Foals - What Went Down30942136 - 11
13Joanna Newsom - Divers13916261922
14Sleaford Mods - Key Markets3413 - - 932
15Django Django - Born Under Saturn250+2843 - - -
16Miguel - Wildheart15 - - 28 - -
17Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday108 - - - 3338
18Four Tet - Morning/Evening9243 - - - -
19Dr. Dre - Compton7445 - 46 - -
20Everything Everything - Get To Heaven1278331 - - -
21The Fall - Sub-Lingual Tablet250+ - - - - -
22Gaz Coombes - Matador11888 - - 24 -
23LoneLady - Hinterland5657 - - 38 -
24Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes250+51 - - - -
25Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern250+86 - - 25 -
26The Chemical Brothers - Born In The Echoes115 - - - - -
27The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It9868 - - - -
28Chvrches - Every Open Eye2555947 - 48
29John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure501025 - 23 -
30Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People3265 - - 31 -
31Wire - Wire250+ - - - - -
32Muse - Drones250+ - - - - -
33Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass39 - 1317 - -
34FFS - FFS250+2730 - - -
35Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11111741440
36Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again250+ - - 37 - -
37Bill Ryder-Jones - West Kirby County Primary250+ - - - 6 -
38Leon Bridges - Coming Home4514 - - 27 -
39Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys250+20 - - - -
40Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2357103
41Wilco - Star Wars593327 - 26 -
42Slaves - Are You Satisfied?250+48 - - - -
43Years & Years - Communion97 - - - - -
44Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool1616342 - -
45The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy250+96 - - - -
46Palma Violets - Danger In The Club250+ - - - - -
47Gwenno - Y Dydd Olaf76 - 26 - - -
48Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa6349 - - 8 -
49Hooton Tennis Club - Highest Point In Cliff Town250+ - - - 17 -
50Mac Demarco - Another One250+ - 44 - - 43

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End of year lists from the following blogs, websites, record stores and labels are included in the charts. Click on the name to see their list.

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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