Best of 2015: PopMatters, Diffuser, Fact, Entertainment Weekly, Slant, Newsweek, Fuse, AV Club, NPR, All Music

We have a big list of, well, lists for today with ten new end-of-year rankings.

The big move on the overall chart (see the right column) is with Janet Jackson's Unbreakable moving into the top ten for the year after 22 surveys. Her move was courtesy of Entertainment Weekly putting the album at 11 and Slant having it at 13.

Sleater-Kinney has also increased their lead over Bjork's Vulnicura which moves into second place. No Cities to Love is now a full 100 points ahead of its closest competitor.

As with all reports, here are the top ten on all lists followed by all ranking albums by veteran artists:

PopMatters (U.S., Top 80)
  • 01. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett
  • 03. I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty
  • 04. The Epic - Kamasi Washington
  • 05. Traveller - Chris Stapleton
  • 06. Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens
  • 07. Garden of Delete - Oneohthrix Point Never
  • 08. Something More Than Free - Jason Isbell
  • 09. Summertime '06 - Vince Staples
  • 10. Sound and Color - Alabama Shakes
  • 16. No Cities to Love - Sleater-Kinney
  • 21. Vulnicura - Bjork
  • 27. Hand.Cannot.Erase - Steven Wilson
  • 29. Beat the Champ - The Mountain Goats
  • 55. The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden
  • 57. Grey Tickles, Black Pressure - John Grant
Diffuser (U.S., Top 50)
  • 01. Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens
  • 02. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
  • 03. Art Angels - Grimes
  • 04. I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty
  • 05. Currents - Tame Impala
  • 06. No Cities to Love - Sleater-Kinney
  • 07. Poison - Destroyer
  • 08. 1989 - Ryan Adams
  • 09. Depression Cherry - Beach House
  • 10. Something More Than Free - Jason Isbell
  • 11. The Magic Whip - Blur
  • 14. Vulnicura - Bjork
  • 20. Star Wars - Wilco
  • 28. Sol Invictus - Faith No More
  • 34. Beat the Champ - The Mountain Goats
Fact (U.K., Top 50)
  • 01. Blackheart - Dawn Richards
  • 02. Garden of Delete - Oneohthrix Point Never
  • 03. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
  • 04. Mutant - Arca
  • 05. Art Angels - Grimes
  • 06. 56 Nights/DS2 - Future
  • 07. Dark Energy - Jlin
  • 08. Hallucinogen - Kelela
  • 09. Grind - DJ Richard
  • 10. RIP Chrysalis - Eartheater
  • No veteran artists charted
Entertainment Weekly (U.S., Top 40)
  • 01. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. E-MO-TION - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • 03. 25 - Adele
  • 04. In Colour - Jamie xx
  • 05. At.Long.Last.A$AP - A$AP Rocky
  • 06. Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett
  • 07. Traveler - Chris Stapleton
  • 08. I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty
  • 09. Star Wars - Wilco
  • 10. Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Pets - Miley Cyrus
  • 11. Unbreakable - Janet Jackson
  • 14. No Cities to Love - Sleater-Kinney
  • 39. Vulnicura - Bjork
  • 40. 1989 - Ryan Adams
Slant (U.S., Top 25)
  • 01. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett
  • 03. Art Angels - Grimes
  • 04. Summertime '06 - Vince Staples
  • 05. I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty
  • 06. Wildheart - Miguel
  • 07. Ratchet - Shamir
  • 08. The Most Lamentable Tragedy - Titus Andronicus
  • 09. Complicated Game - James McMurtry
  • 10. The Epic - Kamasi Washington
  • 13. Unbreakable - Janet Jackson
  • 19. Vulnicura - Bjork
Newsweek (U.S., Top 20)
  • 01. Picture You - The Amazing
  • 02. Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett
  • 03. Coming Home - Leon Bridges
  • 04. Teens of Style - Car Seat Headrest
  • 05. Love and Death and All the Rest - Dead Ghosts
  • 06. Sore - Dilly Dally
  • 07. Undertow - Drenge
  • 08. I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty
  • 09. E-MO-TION - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • 10. After - Lady Lamb
  • 17. No Cities to Love - Sleater-Kinney
Fuse (U.S., Top 20)
  • 01. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. 25 - Adele
  • 03. E-MO-TION - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • 04. Sound & Color - Alabama Shakes
  • 05. No Cities to Love - Sleater-Kinney
  • 06. Sremmlife - Rae Sremmurd
  • 07. Reality Show - Jazmine Sullivan
  • 08. Currents - Tame Impala
  • 09. If You're Reading This It's Too Late - Drake
  • 10. Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett
AV Club (U.S., Top 15)
  • 01. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
  • 02. No Cities to Love - Sleater-Kinney
  • 03. Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens
  • 04. Art Angels - Grimes
  • 05. I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty
  • 06. Summertime '06 - Vince Staples
  • 07. The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us - Beach Slang
  • 08. Ivy Tripp - Waxahatchee
  • 09. Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett
  • 10. Sprinter - Torres
  • 14. Star Wars - Wilco
NPR (U.S., Top 50 in no order)
  • Ones and Sixes - Low
All Music (U.S., No order)
  • Vulnicura - Bjork
  • Compton - Dr. Dre
  • This is the Sonics - The Sonics

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