Album Of The Year 2015Velvet Indieground: 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.

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Overall RankRough TradeGod Is In The TVMojoFor The RabbitsVapour Trail
1Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People324531616
2D'Angelo And The Vanguard - Black Messiah26 - - 16 - -
3Destroyer - Poison Season7879 - - - -
4Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell21271091
5Deerhunter - Fading Frontier3150 - 47 - -
6Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly116132 - 6
7Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear42436520
8Deafheaven - New Bermuda37 - - - - 13
9Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie334915 - - 10
10Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down...250+ - - - - -
11Tame Impala - Currents613 - 4 - -
12Jamie xx - In Colour5104332 - -
13Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness83081 - -
14Bill Ryder-Jones - West Kirby County Primary250+ - - 6 - -
15Joanna Newsom - Divers13572819 - -
16Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love2197 - - - -
17Beach House - Depression Cherry242845 - - 7
18Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars68 - - - - 12
19Wilco - Star Wars59 - 3226 - -
20Björk - Vulnicura912 - - 42
21Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11601614 - 44
22Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass3922 - - - -
23Viet Cong - Viet Cong4240 - - - 39
24Blur - The Magic Whip22 - 318 - -
25Kamasi Washington - The Epic177 - 41 - -
26Ryley Walker - Primrose Green7127 - 4418 -
27Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit33112136
28Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper54 - - - - -
29Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon7318 - 46 - -
30Floating Points - Elaenia2725 - - - -
31Miguel - Wildheart15 - 34 - - -
32Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy67 - 47 - - -
33Donnie Trumpet & Social Experiment, The - Surf38 - - - - -
34Dungen - Allas Sak250+ - - 20 - -
35Vince Staples - Summertime '0612 - - - - -
36Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Style250+ - - - - -
37Shye Ben Tzur*, Jonny Greenwood and The Rajasthan Express - Junun250+ - - - - -
38Mount Eerie - Sauna250+ - - - - -
39Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs8742 - 5 - -
40Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late18 - - - - -
41Built To Spill - Untethered Moon250+ - - - - -
42The Districts - A Flourish And A Spoil250+65 - - - -
43Youth Lagoon - Savage Hills Ballroom250+ - - - - -
44Laura Marling - Short Movie909644 - - -
45Lower Dens - Escape From Evil250+ - - - - -
46Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School121 - - - - -
47The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness55 - - 45 - -
48A$AP Rocky* - At. Long. Last. A$AP57 - - - - -
49Godspeed You! Black Emperor* - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress250+52 - - - -
50Young Thug - Barter 686 - - - - -

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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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