Album Of The Year 2015Vapour Trail: 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 RankBinauralCrack MagazineSpexStereogumLoud and Quiet
1Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell217357
2Ought - Sun Coming Down52355192913
3Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home117 - 19 - - -
4RA! - Oh Unhappy Bella250+ - - - - -
5Girlpool - Before The World Was Big93 - 13 - 41 -
6Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly1281123
7Beach House - Depression Cherry242931 - 47 -
8The Spook School - Try To Be Hopeful250+ - - - - -
9Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool1633 - - - -
10Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie33 - 30 - - 6
11Grimes - Art Angels73016 - 1 -
12Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars68 - - 14 - -
13Deafheaven - New Bermuda37 - - - 10 -
14Hatcham Social - The Birthday of the World250+ - - - - -
15Alex G - Beach Music250+ - - - - -
16Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People32 - - - - 24
17Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer125 - 92 - 44 -
18Stealing Sheep - Not Real250+ - - - - 36
19Marching Church - This World Is Not Enough250+ - 70 - - -
20Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear47 - - 121
21The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Mini Album Thingy Wingy250+ - - - - -
22Baby Jesus - Baby Jesus250+ - - - - -
23Föllakzoid - III107 - - - - -
24Sleaford Mods - Key Markets34 - 3716 - -
25Bully - Feels Like82 - - - - -
26Outfit - Slowness250+ - - - - -
27Sauna Youth - Distractions250+ - - - - -
28FIDLAR - Too250+ - - - - -
29Pins - Wild Nights250+ - - - - -
30Public Enemy - Man Plans God Laughs250+ - - - - -
31Anna von Hausswolff - The Miraculous69 - - - - -
32Gwenno - Y Dydd Olaf76 - - - - 2
33Painted Caves - Painted Caves250+ - - - - -
34LoneLady - Hinterland56 - - - - 16
35The Cribs - For All My Sisters250+ - - - - -
36Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit3240 - 6 -
37Mercury Rev - The Light In You250+ - - - - -
38Birdskulls - Trickle250+ - - - - -
39Viet Cong - Viet Cong42644 - 4527
40Robin Guthrie, Mark Gardener - Universal Road250+ - - - - -
41Shopping - Why Choose250+ - - - - -
42Björk - Vulnicura91221838 -
43The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Musique De Film Imaginé250+ - - - - -
44Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11 - - - 2710
45Kagoule - Urth250+ - - - - -
46Dolores Haze - The Haze Is Forever250+ - - - - -
47The Black Tambourines - Freedom250+ - - - - -
48Drenge - Undertow250+ - - - - -
49Menace Beach - Ratworld250+ - - - - -
50Pure Phase Ensemble 4 - Live At SpaceFest250+ - - - - -

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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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