Album Of The Year 2015Resident: Albums of the Year

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Overall RankTrebleDrowned in SoundBreaking More WavesEntertainment WeeklyBinaural
1Algiers - Algiers6453892436
2Low - Ones And Sixes58 - 16 - - -
3Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3883 - 62
4Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2115 - - 1
5Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa63 - 34 - - -
6Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness81455 - - -
7Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile79 - 63 - - -
8Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated At Last53 - - - - 13
9Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh81 - 50 - - -
10Jacco Gardner - Hypnophobia250+ - - - - -
11The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It98 - 46 - - -
12Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin250+ - 68 - - -
13Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe - I Declare Nothing250+ - - - - -
14LoneLady - Hinterland56 - 80 - - -
15Ryley Walker - Primrose Green71 - 56 - - -
16Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie333423 - - -
17Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats - Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats250+ - - - - -
18Gaz Coombes - Matador118 - 94 - - -
19Wand - Golem250+ - - - - -
20Jamie xx - In Colour5974 - 49
21Nadine Shah - Fast Food250+ - 96 - - -
22Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too83 - 19 - - -
23Viet Cong - Viet Cong422111 - - 6
24C Duncan - Architect250+ - - - - -
25Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People32 - 37 - - -
26Kamasi Washington - The Epic171627 - - -
27Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper5430 - - - -
28SEXWITCH - Sexwitch250+ - - - - -
29Drenge - Undertow250+ - - - - -
30Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly112 - 128
31Lanterns On The Lake - Beings250+ - 54 - - -
32Ibeyi - Ibeyi112 - - - - -
33Gwenno - Y Dydd Olaf76 - 28 - - -
34Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love1169 - 14 -
35Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool16 - 4 - - 33
36Public Service Broadcasting - The Race For Space41 - - 3 - -
37Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color23 - 69 - 134
38Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood250+ - - - - -
39Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss3512 - - - 5
40Rival Consoles - Howl250+ - - - - -
41Gnod - Infinity Machines250+ - 57 - - -
42John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure50 - 79 - - -
43Pinkshinyultrablast - Everything Else Matters250+ - 21 - - -
44Carter Tutti Void - F250+ - - - - -
45Wire - Wire250+ - - - - -
46Föllakzoid - III107 - - - - -
47Soft Moon, The - Deeper250+39 - - - -
48Leon Bridges - Coming Home45 - - - - 10
49Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass3942 - - - 14
50Deerhunter - Fading Frontier313353 - 34 -
51Sauna Youth - Distractions250+ - - - - -
52Slaves - Are You Satisfied?250+ - - - - -
53The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World250+ - - - - -
54Dave Rawlings Machine - Nashville Obsolete250+ - - - - -
55Beach House - Depression Cherry24 - 70 - - 29
56Shopping - Why Choose250+ - - - - -
57Teeth Of The Sea - Highly Deadly Black Tarantula250+ - - - - -
58Marika Hackman - We Slept at Last250+ - - - - -
59Metz - II250+ - - - 2717
60Georgia* - Georgia250+ - - - - -
61Gengahr - A Dream Outside250+ - - - - -
62Bop English - Constant Bop250+ - - - - -
63Nils Frahm - Solo250+ - 17 - - -
64Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires250+ - - - - -
65Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?99 - - - - -
66Unthanks, The - Mount The Air250+ - - 7 - -
67Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect250+22 - - - -
68Wilco - Star Wars59 - - - 932
69Torres - Sprinter4640 - - - -
70Foals - What Went Down30 - 26 - - 27
71SOAK - Before We Forgot How To Dream250+ - 98 - - -
72Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs87 - - - - -
73Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...403586 - - -
74Slug - Ripe250+ - - - - -
75Spectres - Dying250+ - - - - -
76Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Ba Power250+ - - - - -
77Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress250+ - 36 - - -
78Robert Forster - Songs To Play250+ - - - - -
79JD McPherson - Let The Good Times Roll250+ - - - - -
80Four Tet - Morning/Evening9250 - - - -
81MG - MG250+ - - - - -
82Dutch Uncles - O Shudder250+ - - - - -
83Deafheaven - New Bermuda37292 - - -
84Calexico - Edge Of The Sun250+ - - - - 16
85Carlton Melton - Out To Sea250+ - - - - -
86Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free48 - - - 3621
87Teho Teardo - Ballyturk250+ - - - - -
88Sleaford Mods - Key Markets34 - - - - -
89Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete1410 - - - -
90Fuzz - II250+ - - - - 22
91Joanna Newsom - Divers13197 - 33 -
92Hills - Frid250+ - - - - -
93Pins - Wild Nights250+ - - - - -
94Beirut - No, No, No250+ - - - - -
95Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes250+ - - - - -
96Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp6224 - - - -
97Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear471 - 87
98Joanna Gruesome - Peanut Butter250+ - 65 - - -
99Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows250+ - - - - -
100Björk - Vulnicura9203 - 3912

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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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