Album Of The Year 2015The 405: 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 RankThe WirePitchforkNoiseyTrebleCrack Magazine
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly191111
2Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl - We Are Not The First11411 - - - -
3Björk - Vulnicura9131532202
4Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete141811111022
5Little Simz - A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons250+ - - 18 - -
6Kamasi Washington - The Epic178101716 -
7Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2 - 620117
8Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl44 - 42 - - 33
9Grimes - Art Angels7 - 351516
10Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School121 - 35 - - -
11Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness841842145
12Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?60 - - - - 80
13Adele - 2519 - - - - -
14Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf38 - 21 - 43 -
15Joanna Newsom - Divers131413 - 19 -
16Arca - Mutant66 - 38 - - -
17Le1f - Riot Boi250+ - - - - -
18Youth Lagoon - Savage Hills Ballroom250+ - - - - -
19Dr. Dre - Compton74 - 32 - - 90
20Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late18 - 17213125
21The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness55 - - - - -
22Empress Of - Me72 - 3723 - 52
23Shamir - Ratchet61 - 484028 -
24Future - DS220191924423
25Gabi - Sympathy250+ - - - - -
26Vince Staples - Summertime '061212419421
27Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION10 - 343 - -
28PWR BTTM - Ugly Cherries250+ - - - - -
29Nils Frahm - Solo250+ - - - - 51
30C Duncan - Architect250+ - - - - -

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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:

1st: 50pts2nd: 42pts3rd: 36pts4th: 30pts5th: 25pts6th: 22pts7th: 20pts8th: 18pts9th: 16pts10th: 15pts11th: 14pts12th: 13pts13th: 12pts14th: 11pts15th: 10pts16th: 9pts17th: 8pts18th: 7pts19th: 6pts20th: 5pts21-30: 4pts 31-40: 3pts 41-50: 2pts 51+: 1pt
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