Album Of The Year 2015Tiny Mix Tapes: 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 RankFACTThe 405PitchforkConsequence of SoundThe Quietus
1Arca - Mutant66416383443
2Young Thug - Barter 686 - - 14 - -
3James Ferraro - Skid Row250+ - - - - -
4Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly1311178
5Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete14241148
6Elysia Crampton - American Drift250+ - - - - 12
7Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2 - 76225
8Future - DS220624194053
9Björk - Vulnicura9 - 3151650
10Sophie - Product250+ - - - - -
11Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness8 - 1118 - 33
12Beat Detectives - Boogie Chillen / Hills Of Cypress250+ - - - - -
13Sicko Mobb - Super Saiyan Vol. 2250+ - - - - -
14Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late18 - 201728 -
15Joanna Newsom - Divers13 - 151350 -
16Container - LP250+ - - - - 76
17Ahnnu - Perception250+ - - - - -
18Lil Ugly Mane - Third Side Of Tape250+ - - - - -
19Smurphy* - A Shapeless Pool Of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended In The Darkness250+44 - - - -
20Dawn Richard - Blackheart1031 - 50 - 81
21D/P/I* - Ad Hocc250+ - - - - -
22Helen - The Original Faces10142 - - - -
23Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, Girl44 - 842 - 16
24Cloud Rat - Qliphoth250+ - - - - -
25Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee94 - - - - 5
26Fourth World Magazine Vol II - Pinhead in Fantasia250+ - - - - -
27M.E.S.H. - Piteous Gate250+12 - - - 47
28Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls250+33 - - 4337
29Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION10 - 273424 -
30U.S. Girls - Half Free250+ - - - - -
31Grimes - Art Angels75933 -
32Giant Claw - Deep Thoughts250+ - - - - -
33Rabit & Chino Amobi - The Great Game: Freedom From Mental Poisoning250+ - - - - -
34Eartheater - RIP Chrysalis250+10 - - - -
35Holly Herndon - Platform4922 - 392910
36Lolina - Relaxin' With Lolina250+ - - - - -
37Autre Ne Veut - Age of Transparency250+ - - - - -
38Billie Marten - As Long As250+ - - - - -
39Zs - Xe250+ - - - - -
40Chicklette - Unfaithful250+ - - - - -
41DJ Nigga Fox - Noite E Dia250+ - - - - -
42Ben Zimmerman - The Baltika Years250+ - - - - -
43Food Court - Food Court250+ - - - - -
44D'Angelo And The Vanguard - Black Messiah26 - - 77 -
45Jlin - Dark Energy287 - 40 - 1
46Dr. Yen Lo - Days With Dr. Yen Lo250+ - - - - -
47Seth Graham - No. 00250+ - - - - -
48Liturgy - The Ark Work250+ - - - - -
49Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - A Year With 13 Moons250+14 - - - -
50Lotic - Agitations250+ - - - - -

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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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