Album Of The Year 2015Treble: 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 RankPitchforkConsequence of SoundVelvet IndiegroundSpinStereogum
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111612
2Deafheaven - New Bermuda37262181210
3D'Angelo And The Vanguard - Black Messiah26772 - -
4Vince Staples - Summertime '06124103554
5Algiers - Algiers64 - - - - -
6Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11278211127
7Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4121171312
8Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit39392726
9Jamie xx - In Colour52612311
10Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete14114 - 3049
11Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2624215
12Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss35 - - - - -
13FKA Twigs - M3LL155X250+16 - - - -
14Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness818 - 13 - 50
15Grimes - Art Angels733 - 261
16Kamasi Washington - The Epic1710 - 25 - 35
17HEALTH - Death Magic250+ - - - - -
18Tame Impala - Currents65511415
19Joanna Newsom - Divers13135015 - 22
20Björk - Vulnicura91516202838
21Viet Cong - Viet Cong42 - - 23 - 45
22Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect250+ - 13 - 20 -
23Thundercat - The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam250+24 - - - -
24Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp62 - - - 619
25Chvrches - Every Open Eye25 - - - 4333
26Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy67 - 9323217
27Tribulation - The Children Of The Night139 - - - - 24
28Shamir - Ratchet6148 - - 921
29Miguel - Wildheart158 - 3114 -
30Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper5422 - 28 - -
31Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late181728402325
32Myrkur - M250+ - - - - -
33Deerhunter - Fading Frontier3130355742
34Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie33 - - 9 - -
35Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...402338 - 2948
36Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love21 - 3216 - -
37Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again250+ - - - - -
38Battles - La Di Da Di250+ - - - - -
39Soft Moon, The - Deeper250+ - - - - -
40Torres - Sprinter46 - 12 - - -
41Destroyer - Poison Season7843 - 324 -
42Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass39491922 - 26
43Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf382126333616
44Future - DS2201940 - 1718
45Beach Slang - The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us122 - - - - -
46Ken Mode - Success250+ - - - - -
47Kelela - Hallucinogen EP250+ - - - - -
48Holly Herndon - Platform493929 - - -
49Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt10925 - - - -
50Four Tet - Morning/Evening92 - - - - -

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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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