Album Of The Year 2015Spex: 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 RankIntroPitchforkTrebleThe GuardianFasterLouder
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly151111
2Tocotronic - Tocotronic1024 - - - -
3Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2361127
4Jamie xx - In Colour5129175
5Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness821181449
6Die Nerven - Out250+7 - - - -
7Kamasi Washington - The Epic17 - 10168 -
8Joanna Newsom - Divers132213191026
9Bilderbuch - Schick Schock250+29 - - - -
10Schnipo Schranke - Satt250+12 - - - -
11D'Angelo And The Vanguard - Black Messiah26 - 73 - -
12Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper54 - 2230 - -
13Blur - The Magic Whip226 - - - 12
14Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars68 - - - - -
15HEALTH - Death Magic250+ - - 17 - -
16Sleaford Mods - Key Markets3432 - - 29 -
17Tame Impala - Currents62518153
18Björk - Vulnicura9 - 1520521
19Ought - Sun Coming Down52 - - - - -
20Zugezogen Maskulin - Alles Brennt250+26 - - - -

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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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