Album Of The Year 2015Stereogum: 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 RankPitchforkConsequence of SoundMashableNoiseyVariance
1Grimes - Art Angels733357
2Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111112
3Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION103424233
4Vince Staples - Summertime '061241027199
5Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2627204
6Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3939163015
7Hop Along - Painted Shut85 - 44 - 7 -
8Colleen Green - I Want To Grow Up250+ - - - - -
9Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs8745 - - - -
10Deafheaven - New Bermuda37262118 - -
11Jamie xx - In Colour5262445
12Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear41211 - - 19
13The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Harmlessness250+ - - - - -
14Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl4442 - - - -
15Tame Impala - Currents655 - 261
16Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf382126 - - 28
17Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy67 - 9 - - -
18Future - DS220194082 -
19Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp62 - - - - -
20Screaming Females - Rose Mountain250+ - - - - -
21Shamir - Ratchet6148 - - 4014
22Joanna Newsom - Divers1313506 - -
23Blur - The Magic Whip22 - - - - -
24Tribulation - The Children Of The Night139 - - - - -
25Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late181728232112
26Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass394919 - - -
27Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love1127821 - 32
28Eskimeaux - O.K.116 - - - - -
29Ought - Sun Coming Down52 - - - - -
30Staves, The - If I Was110 - - - - 48
31Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free48 - - - - 21
32Yowler - The Offer250+ - - - - -
33Chvrches - Every Open Eye25 - - 15 - 20
34Horrendous - Anareta126 - - - - -
35Kamasi Washington - The Epic1710 - 2217 -
36Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife8829 - 28 - -
37Fred Thomas - All Are Saved250+ - - - - -
38Björk - Vulnicura915162032 -
39Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Style250+ - - - 36 -
40Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle250+ - - - - -
41Girlpool - Before The World Was Big93 - - - - -
42Deerhunter - Fading Frontier313035 - - -
43Chris Stapleton - Traveller36 - - - 1010
44Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer125 - - - 35 -
45Viet Cong - Viet Cong42 - - - - -
46Sorority Noise - Joy, Departed250+ - - - - -
47Beach House - Depression Cherry2428 - - - 35
48Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...402338 - - -
49Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete14114 - 11 -
50Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness818 - 1342 -

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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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