Album Of The Year 2015Rough Trade: Albums of the Year

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Overall RankGod Is In The TVThe GuardianFOPPDrowned in SoundBinaural
1Björk - Vulnicura9255312
2Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4431217
3Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3176832
4Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People325256537 -
5Max Richter - From Sleep250+ - - 7424 -
6Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool16111316433
7Kamasi Washington - The Epic17 - 8 - 27 -
8Royal Headache - High142 - - - - 19
9Romare - Projections80 - - - - -
10Jamie xx - In Colour543178749
11John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure506381079 -
12Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell272351
13Tame Impala - Currents6 - 154858
14Nadine Shah - Fast Food250+ - - - 96 -
15Wand - Golem250+ - - - - -
16Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly113152228
17Django Django - Born Under Saturn250+ - - 28 - -
18Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon73 - - - 89 -
19Georgia* - Georgia250+ - - - - -
20Palma Violets - Danger In The Club250+ - - - - -
21Calexico - Edge Of The Sun250+ - - 71 - 16
22Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass39 - 28 - - 14
23FFS - FFS250+193427 - -
24Public Service Broadcasting - The Race For Space4110 - 1 - -
25Floating Points - Elaenia27 - 16 - 93 -
26Bop English - Constant Bop250+ - - - - -
27Ryley Walker - Primrose Green71 - - 3656 -
28Beach House - Depression Cherry2445 - 157029
29Sleaford Mods - Key Markets34422913 - -
30Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness884255 -
31Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color23 - - 41694
32Trevor Jackson - Format250+ - - - - -
33Joanna Gruesome - Peanut Butter250+ - - - 65 -
34Shopping - Why Choose250+ - - - - -
35Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile79 - - 2663 -
36Mac Demarco - Another One250+ - 27 - - -
37Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows250+ - - 38 - -
38Foals - What Went Down30 - - 942627
39New Order - Music Complete4392217 - -
40Viet Cong - Viet Cong42 - - 70116
41Ultimate Painting - Green Lanes250+ - - 42 - -
42Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs87 - - - - -
43Ibeyi - Ibeyi11239 - 40 - -
44Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood250+ - - 39 - -
45Fuzz - II250+ - - - - 22
46Liam Hayes - Slurrup250+ - - - - -
47Death And Vanilla - To Where The Wild Things Are.....250+ - - - - -
48Colleen - Captain Of None250+ - - - - -
49Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie3315239023 -
50Deerhunter - Fading Frontier31 - 121953 -
51The Orb - Moonbuilding 2703 AD250+ - - - - -
52Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress250+ - - 5036 -
53Lianne La Havas - Blood250+ - - - - -
54Public Enemy - Man Plans God Laughs250+ - - - - -
55Mercury Rev - The Light In You250+ - - - 67 -
56Adele - 2519 - - - - -
57Joanna Newsom - Divers13281097 -
58Ghost Culture - Ghost Culture250+ - - - 73 -
59Leftfield - Alternative Light Source250+ - - 30 - -
60Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11166119 -
61Mark Ronson - Uptown Special250+ - - - - -
62Sarah Cracknell - Red Kite250+ - - - - -
63Fraser A. Gorman - Slow Gum250+ - - - - -
64C Duncan - Architect250+18 - 54 - -
65The Districts - A Flourish And A Spoil250+ - - - - -
66Unthanks, The - Mount The Air250+ - - - - -
67Damaged Bug - Cold Hot Plumbs250+ - - - - -
68Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...40 - - 786 -
69Stealing Sheep - Not Real250+36 - - - -
70Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa63 - - 4934 -
71PiL* - What The World Needs Now...250+ - - 31 - -
72Drenge - Undertow250+ - - 25 - -
73Holly Herndon - Platform49 - 24 - 90 -
74Föllakzoid - III107 - - - - -
75Death Grips - The Powers That B250+ - - - - -
76Metz - II250+ - - - - 17
77Shit And Shine - Everybody's A Fuckin Expert250+ - - - - -
78Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon29 - - 4415 -
79Destroyer - Poison Season78 - - 3545 -
80Andrew Combs - All These Dreams250+ - - - - -
81Hills - Frid250+ - - - - -
82Grimes - Art Angels72720 - 4330
83Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp62 - - - - -
84Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl442432 - 10 -
85Shamir - Ratchet61 - - - - -
86Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free4840 - - - 21
87Ought - Sun Coming Down52 - - - 883
88Sauna Youth - Distractions250+41 - - - -
89Nils Frahm - Solo250+ - - - 17 -
90The Fireworks - Switch Me On250+ - - - - -
91Leon Bridges - Coming Home45 - - 14 - 10
92Bully - Feels Like82 - - - - -
93Low - Ones And Sixes58 - - 1816 -
94Arca - Mutant66 - - - - -
95Girlpool - Before The World Was Big93 - - - 51 -
96Laura Marling - Short Movie9044269520 -
97Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love21 - 1837 - 26
98Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again250+ - 33 - 71 -
99Ryan Adams - 198989 - - 62 - -
100Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect250+ - - - - -

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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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