Album Of The Year 2015Transverso: 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 RankFasterLouderUnder The RadarLA Music BlogConsequence of SoundSpin
1Tame Impala - Currents6321154
2Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?602371254748
3Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars68 - 14 - - -
4Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?993857 - - -
5Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear48121113
6Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love2113181032 -
7Of Montreal - Aureate Gloom250+ - - 26 - -
8Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color236 - 636 -
9Foals - What Went Down30362139 - -
10Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly1111111
11Mac Demarco - Another One250+ - 44 - - -
12Beach House - Depression Cherry2441816 - 16
13Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3267392
14Big Grams - Big Grams250+ - - - - -
15Gardens & Villa - Music For Dogs250+ - - - - -
16Beirut - No, No, No250+ - 52 - - -
17Youth Lagoon - Savage Hills Ballroom250+ - 82 - - -
18Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle250+ - - - - -
19Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2753221
20Grimes - Art Angels71012 - 326
21Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass391713 - 19 -
22Destroyer - Poison Season78 - 6532 - 24
23Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love1141744811
24Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp62 - - - - 6
25Jamie xx - In Colour5523863
26Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Style250+ - 35 - - -
27Autre Ne Vert - Age of Transparency250+ - - - - -
28Cage The Elephant - Tell Me I'm Pretty250+ - - - - -
29The Dead Weather - Dodge And Burn250+ - - - - -
30Wilco - Star Wars59 - 27 - 30 -

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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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