Album Of The Year 2015The Quietus: 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.

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Overall RankThe WireResident AdvisorDummyFACTCrack Magazine
1Jlin - Dark Energy28135718
2Stara Rzeka - Zamknęły Się Oczy Ziemi250+ - - - - -
3Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa6323 - - - -
4Carter Tutti Void - F250+41 - - - -
5Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee942 - - - -
6East India Youth - Culture Of Volume106 - - - - -
7EEK*, Islam Chipsy - Kahraba250+ - - - - 28
8Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete1418121222
9New Order - Music Complete43 - - - - -
10Holly Herndon - Platform496 - 7223
11Circuit Des Yeux - In Plain Speech250+ - - - - -
12Elysia Crampton - American Drift250+ - - - - -
13The Inward Circles - Belated Movements For An Unsanctioned Exhumation August 1st 1984250+ - - - - -
14Helm - Olympic Mess250+20 - - 18 -
15Jam City - Dream A Garden250+48 - - 1927
16Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl44 - - - - 33
17Teeth Of The Sea - Highly Deadly Black Tarantula250+ - - - - -
18King Midas Sound, Fennesz - Edition 1250+31 - - - 62
19Sunn O))) - Kannon250+ - - - - -
20Laura Cannell - Beneath Swooping Talons250+ - - - - -
21Hawthonn - Hawthonn250+ - - - - -
22Gnod - Infinity Machines250+34 - - - -
23WiDT - Point#3250+ - - - - -
24Jerusalem In My Heart - If He Dies, If If If If If If250+39 - - - -
25Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2 - - - - 7
26Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Ba Power250+ - - - - -
27Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...40 - - - - 94
28Hey Colossus - Radio Static High250+ - - - - -
29RP Boo - Fingers, Bank Pads, And Shoe Prints250+ - - - - 8
30My Disco - Severe250+ - - - - -
31Enya - Dark Sky Island250+ - - - - -
32One More Grain - Grain Fever250+ - - - - -
33Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness847 - - 5
34DJ Richard - Grind250+ - - - 920
35Karin Park - Apocalypse Pop250+ - - - - -
36Księżyc - Rabbit Eclipse250+ - - - - -
37Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls250+ - - - 3341
38The Membranes - Dark Matter/Dark Energy250+ - - - - -
39Chrononautz - Noments250+ - - - - -
40Vainio* & Vigroux* - Peau Froide, Léger Soleil250+ - - - - -
41Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe* & Ariel Kalma - We Know Each Other Somehow250+ - - - - -
42The Eccentronic Research Council - Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine... I'm Your Biggest Fan250+ - - - - -
43Arca - Mutant66 - - - 4 -
44Kerridge* - Always Offended Never Ashamed250+ - - - - -
45LoneLady - Hinterland56 - - - - -
46Owiny Sigoma Band - Nyanza250+ - - - - -
47M.E.S.H. - Piteous Gate250+ - - - 1264
48Jaako Eino Kalevi - Jaako Eino Kalevi250+ - - - - -
49Russell Haswell - As Sure As Night Follows Day250+ - - - - -
50Björk - Vulnicura913522 - 2
51Rabit - Communion250+ - - - - -
52Soft Moon, The - Deeper250+ - - - - -
53Future - DS22019 - 6623
54Eric Chennaux - Skullsplitter250+ - - - - -
55Gnaw Their Tongues - Abyss Of Longing Throats250+ - - - - -
56Imaginary Forces - Low Key Movements250+ - - - - -
57Colleen - Captain Of None250+ - - - - -
58Wire - Wire250+ - - - - -
59Levon Vincent - Levon Vincent65 - 2 - 2134
60FIS - The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now250+ - - - 29 -
61Meat Raffle - Hi Fi Classics250+ - - - - -
62Anthony Child - Electronic Recordings From Maui Jungle Vol 1250+ - - - - -
63Algiers - Algiers64 - - - - -
64Shapednoise - Different Selves250+ - - - - -
65Oren Ambarchi & Jim O\\\'Rourke - Behold250+ - - - - -
66Leif - Taraxacum250+ - - - - -
67Melechesh - Enki250+ - - - - -
68Broken English Club - Suburban Hunting250+ - - - - -
69Pearson Sound - Pearson Sound250+ - - - - -
70Torres - Sprinter46 - - - - -
71Consumer Electronics - Dollhouse Songs250+ - - - - -
72Jme - Integrity>111 - - - - 14
73Rupert Clervaux & Beatrice Dillon - Studies I-XVII For Samplers And Percussion250+ - - - - -
74Vince Staples - Summertime '061212 - - 2321
75Ian William Craig - Cradle For The Wanting250+ - - - - -
76Container - LP250+ - - - - 26
77Bad Guys - Bad Guynaecology250+ - - - - -
78Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly19 - 231
79Joey Anderson - Invisible Switch250+ - - - - 93
80Shit And Shine - 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral250+ - - - - -
81Dawn Richard - Blackheart103 - - - 1 -
82Cornered Yet Cimbing* ft. Kelly Jayne Jones - Fevered Realities250+ - - - - -
83Master Musicians Of Bukkake - Further West Quad Cult250+ - - - - -
84The Charlatans - Modern Nature84 - - - - -
85Terakaft - Alone250+ - - - - -
86Milo & Kenny Segal - so the flies don't come250+ - - - - -
87Paper Dollhouse - Aeonflower250+ - - - - -
88Claude Speed - Sun Czar Temple250+ - - - - -
89Real Lies - Real Life250+ - - - - -
90Jute Gyte - Ship of Theseus250+ - - - - -
91John Foxx - London Overgrown250+ - - - - -
92Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire250+ - - - - -
93The Necks - Vertigo250+10 - - - -
94Roots Manuva - Bleeds.250+ - - - - -
95Rizan Said - King of Keyboard250+ - - - - -
96Guapo - Obscure Knowledge250+ - - - - -
97Checkpoint 303 - The Iqrit Files250+ - - - - -
98Eugene The Oceanographer - The Tigers of Mount Paektu250+ - - - - -
99Rss B0ys - Hddn250+ - - - - -
100Pissgrave - Suicide Euphoria250+ - - - - -

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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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