Album Of The Year 2015Textura: 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 RankDrowned in SoundMashableNoiseyNorman RecordsPaste
1Anneli Drecker - Rocks & Straws137 - - - - -
2Roomful Of Teeth - Render250+ - - - - -
3PRISM Quartet - Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1250+ - - - - -
4Anne Garner - Be Life250+ - - - - -
5Maria Schneider Orchestra - The Thompson Fields250+ - - - - -
6Sarah Kirkland Snider - Unremembered250+ - - - - -
7The Balustrade Ensemble - Renewed Brilliance250+ - - - - -
8Lara Downes - A Billie Holiday Songbook250+ - - - - -
9Tania Giannouli Ensemble - Transcendence250+ - - - - -
10Chantal Acda - The Sparkle In Our Flaws250+ - - - - -
11Missy Mazzoli - Vespers for a New Dark Age250+ - - - - -
12Peter Gregson - Touch250+ - - - - -
13John Luther Adams - The Wind In High Places250+ - - - - -
14Heather Woods Broderick - Glider250+49 - - - -
15Lubomyr Melnyk - Rivers And Streams250+ - - - - -
16Michael Robinson - The Spirit Pool250+ - - - - -
17Kit Wilmans Fegradoe - Issa250+ - - - - -
18Haruka Nakamura - Ongaku no Aru Fuukei250+ - - - - -
19The Lickets - Dolls In Color250+ - - - - -
20Kamasi Washington - The Epic172722172317

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End of year lists from the following blogs, websites, record stores and labels are included in the charts. Click on the name to see their list.

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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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