Album Of The Year 2015Uncut: Albums of the Year

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Overall RankThe GuardianPitchforkDiffuserMashableTreble
1Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly111211
2Joanna Newsom - Divers13101316619
3Weather Station, The - Loyalty250+ - - - - -
4Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas - Autoimaginary250+ - - - - -
5Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass39284921 - 42
6The Deslondes - The Deslondes250+ - - - - -
7Phil Cook - Southland Mission250+ - - - - -
8Duane Pitre - Bayou Electric250+ - - - - -
9Ryley Walker - Primrose Green71 - - - - -
10Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color23 - - 24 - -
11Four Tet - Morning/Evening92 - - - - 50
12Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness8418 - 1314
13Robert Forster - Songs To Play250+ - - - - -
14Israel Nash Gripka - Israel Nash's Silver Season250+ - - - - -
15Wilco - Star Wars59 - - 20 - -
16Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs87 - 45 - - -
17Floating Points - Elaenia271620 - - -
18Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress250+ - - - - -
19Jamie xx - In Colour517218249
20Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood250+ - - - - -
21Sam Lee & Friends - The Fade In Time250+ - - - - -
22Steve Gunn and Black Twig Pickers - Seasonal Hire250+ - - - - -
23Soldiers Of Fortune - Early Risers250+ - - - - -
24Nadia Reid - Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs250+ - - - - -
25Bilal - In Another Life250+ - - - - -
26Sir Richard Bishop* - Tangier Sessions250+ - - - - -
27Björk - Vulnicura9515142020
28Bitchin Bajas - Transporteur250+ - - - - -
29Kelley Stoltz - In Triangle Time250+ - - - - -
30Dave Rawlings Machine - Nashville Obsolete250+ - - - - -
31BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul123 - - - - -
32Holly Herndon - Platform492439 - - 48
33Houndstooth - No News From Home250+ - - - - -
34Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated At Last53 - - - - -
35Dean McPhee - Fatima's Hand250+ - - - - -
36Meg Baird - Don't Weigh Down The Light250+ - - - - -
37Neil Young + Promise Of The Real - The Monsanto Years250+ - - - - -
38Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again250+33 - - - 37
39The Necks - Vertigo250+ - - - - -
40Rob St John - Surface Tension250+ - - - - -
41Kamasi Washington - The Epic17810 - 2216
42Low - Ones And Sixes58 - - - - -
43Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love2118 - 39 - 36
44Joan Shelley - Over And Even250+ - - - - -
45Bop English - Constant Bop250+ - - - - -
46Eleventh Dream Day - Works For Tomorrow250+ - - - - -
47Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2261711
48Peaches - Rub250+ - - - - -
49Dave Heumann* - Here In The Deep250+ - - - - -
50Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes250+ - - - - -
51Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...40 - 2345 - 35
52Daniel Bachman - River250+ - - - - -
53Wolfgang Voigt - Rückverzauberung 10250+ - - - - -
54Áine O'Dwyer* - Music For Church Cleaners Vol. I And II250+ - - - - -
55Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker - Land Of Plenty250+ - - - - -
56Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love116276216
57Richard Thompson - Still250+ - - - - -
58James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg - Ambsace250+ - - - - -
59Ballaké Sissoko, Vincent Segal - Musique De Nuit250+ - - - - -
60Martin Courtney - Many Moons250+ - - - - -
61William Basinski - Cascade250+ - - - - -
62Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp - The Island250+ - - - - -
63Lou Barlow - Brace The Wave250+ - - - - -
64Steve Hauschildt - Where All Is Fled250+ - - - - -
65Liam Hayes - Slurrup250+ - - - - -
66Rhiannon Giddens - Tomorrow Is My Turn250+ - - - - -
67Goran Kajfeš Subtropic Arkestra* - The Reason Why Vol. 2250+ - - - - -
68United Bible Studies - The Ale's What Cures Ye. Traditional Songs From The British Isles. Vol. 1250+ - - - - -
69Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh81 - - - - -
70Laura Cannell - Beneath Swooping Talons250+ - - - - -
71Circles Around The Sun - Interludes For The Dead250+ - - - - -
72Byron Westbrook - Precipice250+ - - - - -
73Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit37912168
74Colleen - Captain Of None250+ - - - - -
75Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?99 - - - - -
76The Cairo Gang - Goes Missing250+ - - - - -
77Laura Marling - Short Movie9026 - 37 - -
78Laurie Anderson - Heart Of A Dog250+ - - - - -
79Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaisen, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm* - Runddans250+ - - - - -
80Crying Lion - The Golden Boat250+ - - - - -
81Chilly Gonzales* Feat. Kaiser Quartett - Chambers250+ - - - - -
82Sonny Vincent And Rocket From The Crypt - Vintage Piss250+ - - - - -
83Rachel Grimes - The Clearing250+ - - - - -
84Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Ba Power250+ - - - - -
85Arthur's Landing - Second Thoughts Part 1250+ - - - - -
86Cath & Phil Tyler - The Song​-​Crowned King250+ - - - - -
87Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There250+ - - - - -
88Deradoorian - The Expanding Flower Planet250+ - - - - -
89Michael Chapman - Fish250+ - - - - -
90King Midas Sound, Fennesz - Edition 1250+ - - - - -
91Simon Scott - Insomni250+ - - - - -
92Gospelbeach - Pacific Surf Line!250+ - - - - -
93King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Paper Mâché Dream Balloon250+ - - - - -
94Thunderbitch - Thunderbitch250+ - - - - -
95Promised Land Sound - For Use And Delight250+ - - - - -
96Omar Souleyman - Bahdeni Nami250+ - - - - -
97The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Freedom Tower-No Wave Dance Party 2015250+ - - - - -
98Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa63 - - - - -
99Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi - Cold Moon250+ - - - - -
100Howlin Rain - Mansion Songs250+ - - - - -

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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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