Album Of The Year 2015The Wire: Albums of the Year

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Overall RankThe QuietusResident AdvisorDummyFACTCrack Magazine
1Jlin - Dark Energy28135718
2Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee945 - - - -
3Joshua Abrams - Magnetoception250+ - - - - -
4Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness8337 - - 5
5Heather Leigh* - I Abused Animal250+ - - - - -
6Holly Herndon - Platform4910 - 7223
7Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs87 - - - - -
8Kamasi Washington - The Epic17 - - - - -
9Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly178 - 231
10The Necks - Vertigo250+93 - - - -
11Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl - We Are Not The First114 - - - 38 -
12Vince Staples - Summertime '061274 - - 2321
13Björk - Vulnicura950522 - 2
14Joanna Newsom - Divers13 - - - - -
15Graham Lambkin / Michael Pisaro - Schwarze Riesenfalter250+ - - - - -
16Raphael Rogiński - Plays John Coltrane And Langston Hughes African Mystic Music250+ - - - - -
17Laura Cannel - Beneath Swooping Talons250+ - - - - -
18Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete148121222
19Future - DS22053 - 6623
20Helm - Olympic Mess250+14 - - 18 -
21Sleaford Mods - Key Markets34 - - - - 37
22Hour House - Chiltern250+ - - - - -
23Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa633 - - - -
24Golden Teacher - Sauchiehall Enthrall250+ - - - - -
25William Parker - For Those Who Are, Still250+ - - - - -
26Domenique Dumont - Comme Ça250+ - - - - -
27Visionist - Safe250+ - 19 - - 77
28Six Organs Of Admittance - Hexadic250+ - - - - -
29Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2250+ - - - - -
30Nidia Minaj - Danger250+ - - - - -
31King Midas Sound, Fennesz - Edition 1250+18 - - - 62
32Philip Jeck - Cardinal250+ - - - - -
33Future - 56 Nights250+ - - - - -
34Gnod - Infinity Machines250+22 - - - -
35Seymour Wright - Seymour Writes Back250+ - - - - -
36Lnrdcroy - Much Less Normal250+ - 4 - - -
37Jürg Frey - Grizzana And Other Pieces 2009–2014250+ - - - - -
38Guttersnipe - Demo250+ - - - - -
39Jerusalem In My Heart - If He Dies, If If If If If If250+24 - - - -
40Allison Cameron/Contact - Gossamer Bit250+ - - - - -
41Carter Tutti Void - F250+4 - - - -
42Radu Malfatti - One Man And A Fly250+ - - - - -
43Thundercat - The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam250+ - - - - -
44Uwe Oberg - Work250+ - - - - -
45Micachu And The Shapes - Good Sad Happy Bad250+ - - - - 96
46Floating Points - Elaenia27 - 19 - -
47Keith Rowe / John Tilbury - Enough Still Not To Know250+ - - - - -
48Jam City - Dream A Garden250+15 - - 1927
49Flying Saucer Attack - Instrumentals 2015250+ - - - - -
50William Basinski - The Deluge250+ - - - - -

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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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