Album Of The Year 2015Spin: 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 RankTrebleStereogumFasterLouderPitchforkLA Music Blog
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly112111
2Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit386297
3Jamie xx - In Colour5911528
4Tame Impala - Currents618153511
5Vince Staples - Summertime '0612441145
6Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp622419 - - -
7Deerhunter - Fading Frontier313342343038
8Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material100 - - - - -
9Shamir - Ratchet612821 - 48 -
10Alex G - Beach Music250+ - - - - -
11Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love1162742744
12Deafheaven - New Bermuda37210 - 2649
13Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear47128122
14Miguel - Wildheart1529 - 2889
15Royal Headache - High142 - - 14 - -
16Beach House - Depression Cherry24 - 47412816
17Future - DS2204418 - 19 -
18Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon29 - - - - -
19Sophie - Product250+ - - - - -
20Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect250+22 - - - -
21Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2115763
22Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION10 - 3 - 34 -
23Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late183125491746
24Destroyer - Poison Season7841 - - 4332
25Kelela - Hallucinogen EP250+ - - - - -
26Grimes - Art Angels7151103 -
27Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt250+ - - - - -
28Björk - Vulnicura92038211540
29Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...403548292328
30Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete141049 - 1121
31Colleen Green - I Want To Grow Up250+ - 8 - - -
32Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy67261725 - -
33Jason Derulo - Everything Is 4250+ - - - - -
34Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home117 - - - - -
35Rabit - Communion250+ - - - - -
36Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf384316242147
37Blur - The Magic Whip22 - 2312 - 41
38FKA Twigs - M3LL155X EP250+ - - - - -
39Bully - Feels Like82 - - 45 - -
40Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa63 - - - - -
41Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap250+ - - - - -
42Best Coast - California Nights250+ - - - - -
43Chvrches - Every Open Eye25253347 - 20
44Krallice - Ygg Huur250+ - - - - -
45Seinabo Sey - Pretend250+ - - - - -
46Mount Eerie - Sauna250+ - - - - -
47RP Boo - Fingers, Bank Pads, And Shoe Prints250+ - - - - -
48Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?60 - - 23 - 25
49Girlpool - Before The World Was Big93 - 41 - - -
50Janet* - Unbreakable250+ - - - - -

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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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