Album Of The Year 2015The Skinny: 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 RankFasterLouderThe GuardianDrowned in SoundLoud and QuietTreble
1Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11469106
2Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2725711
3Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111231
4Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh81 - - 5017 -
5Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness89455414
6Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl44 - 321034 -
7Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too8322919 - -
8Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear483117
9Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...4029 - 86 - 35
10Björk - Vulnicura92153 - 20
11Faith No More - Sol Invictus250+31 - - - -
12Django Django - Born Under Saturn250+ - - - - -
13Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp62 - - - - 24
14Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy6725 - - - 26
15Dr. Dre - Compton74463575 - -
16Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit32783 - 8
17Deerhunter - Fading Frontier31341253 - 33
18Dutch Uncles - O Shudder250+ - - - - -
19Viet Cong - Viet Cong4227 - 112721
20Sleaford Mods - Key Markets34 - 29 - - -
21Chvrches - Every Open Eye254731 - - 25
22Beirut - No, No, No250+ - - - 21 -
23Outfit - Slowness250+ - - - - -
24Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress250+ - - 36 - -
25Destroyer - Poison Season78 - - 45 - 41
26Joanna Newsom - Divers13261071519
27LoneLady - Hinterland56 - - 8016 -
28Low - Ones And Sixes58 - - 16 - -
29Tame Impala - Currents631585 - 18
30John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure50 - 3879 - -
31Beach House - Depression Cherry2441 - 70 - -
32Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool1642134 - -
33Enablers - The Rightful Pivot250+ - - - - -
34Everything Everything - Get To Heaven127 - - 41 - -
35Hudson Mohawke - Lantern113 - - - - -
36And So I Watch You From Afar - Heirs250+ - - - - -
37Garden Of Elks - A Distorted High250+ - - - - -
38Phantom Band, The - Fears Trending250+ - - - - -
39Blur - The Magic Whip2212 - 13 - -
40Floating Points - Elaenia27 - 169312 -
41Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete14 - - - 2310
42Ought - Sun Coming Down52 - - 8813 -
43Errors - Lease Of Life250+ - - 64 - -
44Deafheaven - New Bermuda37 - - 92 - 2
45East India Youth - Culture Of Volume106 - - - - -
46EL VY - Return To The Moon250+ - - 87 - -
47Deradoorian - The Expanding Flower Planet250+ - - - - -
48Foals - What Went Down3036 - 26 - -
49Belle And Sebastian* - Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance250+ - - 61 - -
50Gnod - Infinity Machines250+ - - 57 - -

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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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