Album Of The Year 2015The Guardian: 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 RankFasterLouderPitchforkTrebleThe SkinnyDrowned in Sound
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111132
2Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2761125
3Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4812781
4Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness891814555
5Björk - Vulnicura9211520103
6Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11427619
7Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit32981683
8Kamasi Washington - The Epic17 - 1016 - 27
9Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too8322 - - 719
10Joanna Newsom - Divers13261319267
11Miguel - Wildheart1528829 - -
12Deerhunter - Fading Frontier313430331753
13Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool1642 - - 324
14Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late18491731 - 84
15Tame Impala - Currents635182985
16Floating Points - Elaenia27 - 20 - 4093
17Jamie xx - In Colour5529 - 74
18Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love2113 - 36 - -
19Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION10 - 34 - - 6
20Grimes - Art Angels710315 - 43
21Susanne Sundfør - Ten Love Songs70 - - - - 22
22New Order - Music Complete43 - - - - -
23Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie33 - - 34 - 23
24Holly Herndon - Platform49 - 3948 - 90
25Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People32 - - - - 37
26Laura Marling - Short Movie9019 - - - 20
27Mac Demarco - Another One250+ - - - - -
28Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass39174942 - -
29Sleaford Mods - Key Markets34 - - - 20 -
30Fantasma - Free Love250+ - - - - -
31Chvrches - Every Open Eye2547 - 2521 -
32Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl44 - 42 - 610
33Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again250+37 - 37 - 71
34FFS - FFS250+ - - - - -
35Dr. Dre - Compton744632 - 1575
36Vince Staples - Summertime '06121144 - -
37Janet* - Unbreakable250+ - 36 - - -
38John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure50 - - - 3079
39Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls250+ - - - - -
40Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now250+ - - - - -

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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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