Album Of The Year 2015Under The Radar: 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 GuardianRough TradeFasterLouderFOPPThe Skinny
1Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear4328128
2Tame Impala - Currents615133429
3Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool16136421632
4Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness8430925
5Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2212732
6Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3732616
7Deerhunter - Fading Frontier311250341917
8Beach House - Depression Cherry24 - 28411531
9Chvrches - Every Open Eye2531 - 475521
10EL VY - Return To The Moon250+ - - - - 46
11Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly11161523
12Grimes - Art Angels7208210 - -
13Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass39282217 - -
14Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars68 - - - - -
15Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...40 - 682979
16Joanna Newsom - Divers13105726926
17Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love116604111
18Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love2118971337 -
19Mew - + -250+ - - - - -
20Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School121 - - - - -
21Foals - What Went Down30 - 38369448
22Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper54 - - - 82 -
23Jamie xx - In Colour5171058 -
24Low - Ones And Sixes58 - 93 - 1828
25John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure503811 - 1030
26Gwenno - Y Dydd Olaf76 - - - - -
27Wilco - Star Wars59 - - - 33 -
28Tamaryn - Cranekiss250+ - - - - -
29Ducktails - St. Catherine250+ - - - - -
30FFS - FFS250+3423 - 27 -
31Everything Everything - Get To Heaven127 - - - 8334
32SEXWITCH - Sexwitch250+ - - - - -
33New Order - Music Complete432239 - 17 -
34Björk - Vulnicura95121510
35Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Style250+ - - - - -
36Florence + The Machine* - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful104 - - - 59 -
37Amason - Sky City250+ - - - - -
38Lapriest* - Inji250+ - - - - -
39Laura Marling - Short Movie9026961995 -
40My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall250+ - - - 34 -
41Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer250+ - - - - -
42East India Youth - Culture Of Volume106 - - - - 45
43Django Django - Born Under Saturn250+ - 17 - 2812
44Mac Demarco - Another One250+2736 - - -
45Younghusband - Dissolver250+ - - - - -
46Martin Courtney - Many Moons250+ - - - - -
47Belle And Sebastian* - Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance250+ - - - 2949
48SOAK - Before We Forgot How To Dream250+ - - - - -
49The Dears - Times Infinity Volume One250+ - - - - -
50Torres - Sprinter46 - - - - -
51San Fermin - Jackrabbit250+ - - - - -
52Beirut - No, No, No250+ - - - 6322
53Blur - The Magic Whip22 - - 124739
54Shamir - Ratchet61 - 85 - - -
55Lower Dens - Escape From Evil250+ - - - - -
56Viet Cong - Viet Cong42 - 40277019
57Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?99 - - 3824 -
58Vince Staples - Summertime '061236 - 11 - -
59Jaakko Eino Kalevi - Jaakko Eino Kalevi250+ - - - - -
60Nicolas Godin - Contrepoint250+ - - - - -
61Mercury Rev - The Light In You250+ - 55 - - -
62Dutch Uncles - O Shudder250+ - - - - 18
63Mark Ronson - Uptown Special250+ - 6140 - -
64Telekinesis - Ad Infinitum250+ - - - - -
65Destroyer - Poison Season78 - 79 - 3525
66Jacco Gardner - Hypnophobia250+ - - - - -
67Girls Names - Arms Around A Vision250+ - - - - -
68Petite Noir - La Vie Est Belle / Live Is Beautiful250+ - - - - -
69Will Butler* - Policy250+ - - - - -
70Patrick Watson - Love Songs For Robots250+ - - - - -
71Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?60 - - 23 - -
72Deafheaven - New Bermuda37 - - - - 44
73Cheatahs - Mythologies120 - - - - -
74Empress Of - Me72 - - - - -
75Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect250+ - 100 - - -
76Kamasi Washington - The Epic1787 - - -
77Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood250+ - 44 - 39 -
78U.S. Girls - Half Free250+ - - - - -
79Here We Go Magic - Be Small250+ - - - - -
80Algiers - Algiers64 - - - - -
81Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs87 - 42 - - -
82Youth Lagoon - Savage Hills Ballroom250+ - - - - -
83Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon73 - 1818 - -
84Small Black - Best Blues250+ - - - - -
85Boxed In - Boxed In250+ - - - - -
86Braids - Deep In The Iris96 - - - - -
87Purity Ring - another eternity250+ - - - - -
88Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer125 - - - - -
89Talk In Tongues - Alone With a Friend250+ - - - - -
90Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows250+ - 37 - 38 -
91Baio* - The Names250+ - - - - -
92The Black Ryder - The Door Behind The Door250+ - - - - -
93Briana Marela - All Around Us250+ - - - - -
94Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss35 - - - - -
95Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete14 - - - - 41
96J Fernandez - Many Levels Of Laughter250+ - - - - -
97Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh81 - - - - 4
98Outfit - Slowness250+ - - - - 23
99Salad Boys - Metalmania250+ - - - - -
100Ryley Walker - Primrose Green71 - 27 - 36 -

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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:

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