Album Of The Year 2015TIME: 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 GuardianMashableSpinEntertainment WeeklyPitchfork
1Miguel - Wildheart1511514128
2Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11621111427
3Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111111
4Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION1019222234
5Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie3323 - - - -
6Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material100 - - 8 - -
7Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3716269
8Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff250+ - - - - -
9Jamie xx - In Colour51724342
10Ashley Monroe - The Blade105 - - - - -

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End of year lists from the following blogs, websites, record stores and labels are included in the charts. Click on the name to see their list.

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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