Album Of The Year 2015Slant: 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 RankPitchforkTrebleSpinFasterLouderStereogum
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111112
2Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit398226
3Grimes - Art Angels731526101
4Vince Staples - Summertime '0612445114
5Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear412713812
6Miguel - Wildheart158291428 -
7Shamir - Ratchet6148289 - 21
8Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy67 - 26322517
9James McMurtry - Complicated Game250+ - - - - -
10Kamasi Washington - The Epic171016 - - 35
11Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique - Love Is Free250+ - - - - -
12Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION1034 - 22 - 3
13Janet* - Unbreakable250+36 - - - -
14Viet Cong - Viet Cong42 - 21 - 2745
15Erykah Badu - But You Caint Use My Phone250+ - - - - -
16Purity Ring - another eternity250+ - - - - -
17Young Thug - Barter 6250+ - - - - -
18Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf382143362416
19Björk - Vulnicura91520282138
20Joanna Newsom - Divers131319 - 2622
21Selena Gomez - Revival250+ - - - - -
22Ashley Monroe - The Blade105 - - - - -
23Laura Marling - Short Movie90 - - - 19 -
24Jason Derulo - Everything Is 4250+ - - 33 - -
25Disclosure - Caracal250+ - - - - -

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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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