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by Matski
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 30219

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Yeah, 'I Am...' is the most poorly reviewed release out of her records. So I'm not surprised it hasn't made AM's list. These changes seem more in-line with Acclaimed Music's collated critical consensus . Based on those, AllMusic possibly could have improved their changes by also upgrading '4' to fou...
by Matski
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 30219

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

To coincide with the release of the new live album that seems to wowing critics, AllMusic have rejiged some of their ratings for Beyoncé's discography. Here are the changes that affect AM's list:

B'Day has been downgraded to 4 stars.
Lemonade has been upgraded to 4.5 stars.
by Matski
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 13416

Re: Albums of 2019

I'm sure many here have already heard it but just in case; anyone that loves lushly-orchestrated folk-pop may want to check out the new Weyes Blood album, Titanic Rising. It's already fully availble to stream on NPR this week.
by Matski
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 30219

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Unfortuntely, it looks like Immortal don't have any entries on the AM's list. Feel free to double-check the metal genre list here or for the band alphabetically here.

Shame AllMusic didn't make more changes to Immortal's discography. I'm not sure they've got those ratings quite right yet...
by Matski
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Movie Scores of All Time (2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 3571

Re: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Movie Scores of All Time (2019)

Composers like John Williams are probably too passé for Pitchfork and while The Chariots of Fire title theme is arguably Vangelis' most ubiquitous piece, the rest of the record doesn't quite match its gravitas. The Blade Runner soundtrack would likely be favoutite soundtrack and electronic record if...
by Matski
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 6004

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Do need to revisit these (especially with all the 'Album of the Decade' lists incoming within the next year) but as they stand..: 1) 2015 | Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly 2) 2011 | PJ Harvey - Let England Shake 3) 2007 | LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver 4) 2009 | Animal Collective - Merriweat...
by Matski
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Keith Flint
Replies: 3
Views: 2218

Re: R.I.P. Keith Flint

The goofiness of Big Beat was my jam as a teenager and out of all those popular 90s acts and The Prodigy were the act most often on rotation. Though the genre may seem antiquated now, Music for the Gilted Generation will always be top of the list whenever I choose to return to it. Cheers for the mus...
by Matski
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Mark Hollis
Replies: 6
Views: 3262

Re: R.I.P. Mark Hollis

Devastating news. His left behind an amazingly consistent set of records. Within the next day or two, I'll set a side some time to listen to his beautiful solo album again. Thank you for all the wonderful music Mark.
by Matski
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 34918

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

...and just albums from me. Idles was my pick this year - an incredible record and one that it I found hard to resist putting in the top spot. I think I've also fallen head-over-heels for Julia Holter - she's the only artist to make it into my EoY top five three times this decade! https://s3-eu-west...
by Matski
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 42379

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

... The current USA #1 album is Golden Hour , surprisingly enough (finishing at #1 in the Uproxx aggregate poll didn't hurt). Strikingly, Joy as an Act of Resistance is #1 for the other two categories - if it had done just a little bit better with U.S. critics (truthfully, I have absolutely no idea...
by Matski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 9720

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

Oops. Let's just sweep those reposted threads under the rug... :whistle:
by Matski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Rumore (Italy)
Replies: 0
Views: 1390

EOY 2018 - Rumore (Italy)

Rumore Top 50 of 2018 Rumore #323 | Dicembre 2018 1. Low - Double Negative 2. Daniel Blumberg - Minus 3. Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance 4. Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli 5. Tirzah - Devotion 6. Riccardo Sinigallia - Ciao Cuore 7. Yves Tumor - Safe in the Hands of Love 8. Shame - Song of Praise 9. Sle...
by Matski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Blow Up (Italy)
Replies: 0
Views: 1370

EOY 2018 - Blow Up (Italy)

Top Albums 2018 - Blow up Magazine #247 [dicembre 2018] 1. Low - Double Negative 2. Ryley Walker - Deafman Glance 3. Ry Cooder - The Prodigal Son 4. Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt 5. Marianne Faithfull - Negative Capability 6. Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic 7. Autechre - NTS Sessions 1-4 8. Anna...
by Matski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Sentire Ascoltare (Italy)
Replies: 0
Views: 1350

EOY 2018 - Sentire Ascoltare (Italy)

Sentire Ascoltare - The Top 50 Essential Albums of 2018 Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile Julia Holter – Aviary Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch Demdike Stare – Passion Richard Youngs – Belief CupcakKe – Ephorize Vessel – Queen of Golden Dogs Sophie – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’s UN-INSIDES Neneh Cherry –...
by Matski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Dagsavisen (Norway)
Replies: 0
Views: 1361

EOY 2018 - Dagsavisen (Norway)

Dagsavisen Top 40 Albums of 2018 1. Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour 2. Christine And The Queens: Chris 3. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Hope Downs 4. Shame: Songs Of Praise 5. Robyn: Honey 6. Emilie Nicolas: Tranquile Emile 7. Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Look Now 8. Father John Misty: God’s...
by Matski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 9720

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

Have been doing a bit of a search through all the magazines/websites outside of the US. Haven't found any articles yet for Monkeybuzz, Porcys, Rockerilla, Screenagers or Songwriting. A Voir A Lire have only published a top ten best rap albums ( here ) I have located lists for Blow Up Magazine (Top 1...
by Matski
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Irish Times
Replies: 0
Views: 1478

EOY 2018 - Irish Times

Irish Times: The best rock and pop music of 2018: A furious revolution 1 Dirty Computer – Janelle Monáe 2 Sweetener – Ariana Grande 3 Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves 4 Heaven & Earth – Kamasi Washington 5 Bloom – Troye Sivan Note: They also published a top five tracks of 2018 on the same page: 1 T...
by Matski
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EoY 2018 - Digital Fix (UK)
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

EoY 2018 - Digital Fix (UK)

Music @ The Digital Fix choose our nine favourite albums of 2018 As they state on the page, Digital Fix have decided not to do a traditional list this year. Instead, each writer picked their three favourite albums of the year to form the list. Not sure if that means it's still elligible. These are ...
by Matski
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 9720

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

According to this site, State Magazine (Ireland) closed down in March last year, so we are unlikely to see anymore lists from them.
by Matski
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Popmatters (US)
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

Re: EOY 2018 - Popmatters (US)

60. St. Vincent - "Fast Slow Disco" 59. Silk City and Dua Lipa - "Electricity" 58. Denzel Curry – “Black Balloons” 57. Ash - “Confessions in the Pool” 56. Young Thug - "High (feat. Elton John)" 55. Charli XCX - "Focus" 54. Tami Nelson - "Stay Outta My Bus...
by Matski
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Quietus (UK)
Replies: 8
Views: 2797

Re: EOY 2018 - The Quietus (UK)

50. Denzel Himself - 'Melty ft. KEYAH/BLU' 49. Virginia Wing - 'The Second Shift' 48. ILL - 'Stuck On A Loop' 47. Grouper - 'Parking Lot' 46. Janelle Monae - 'I Like That' 45. Baxter Dury, Etienne De Crécy & Delilah Holliday - 'White Coats' 44. Chromatics - 'Black Walls' 43. Bruce - 'What' 42. J...
by Matski
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Resident Advisor (UK)
Replies: 1
Views: 1469

EOY 2018 - Resident Advisor (UK)

Resident Advisor - 2018's Best Albums Autechre - NTS Sessions 1-4 Julia Holter - Aviary Fatima - And Yet It's All Love Leon Vynehall - Nothing Is Still Lucrecia Dalt - Anticlines Various - 15 Years Of The Bunker Varg - Nordic Flora Series Pt. 5: Crush Sarah Davachi - Gave In Rest Various - Don't Me...
by Matski
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)

TREBLE (US) The 100 Songs of 2018 100. Serpentwithfeet – “Bless ur heart” 99. Car Seat Headrest – “Bodys” 98. Daughters – “The Reason They Hate Me” 97. Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All the Stars” 96. Laurel Halo – “Raw Silk Uncut Wood” 95. Hot Snakes – “Six Wave Hold-Down” 94. Voivod – “Obsolete Bei...
by Matski
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Mondosonoro (Spain)
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

Re: EOY 2018 - Mondosonoro (Spain)

You can relax Dave. The duo jokingly named themselves after the meme . No harm intended. ;) I'm surprised that Tropical Fuck Storm have even made it onto a list from outside of their home country. They have a decent following online but their wider media coverage has been close to zero. Here's hopin...
by Matski
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 42379

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Unsurpringly, his recent political statements seem to have been the last straw with the media. If it's irreparable, I wonder how badly it will affect his 2010s releases in the AOTD polls. Fans of albums like MDTF could end up frustrated by the fallout.
by Matski
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 14510

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

From my understanding, it was released only as a movie in 2016 and wasn't actually released as an album until this year. Regardless, there are plenty of other choices I'm mulling over putting forward.
by Matski
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 14510

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Quick question: does the full release of Frank Ocean's 'Endless' in April (as opposed to the visual-only release back in 2016) make it eligible for nomination? :D
by Matski
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)

TREBLE (US) The 10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2018

10. JPEGMAFIA - Veteran
9. Joey Purp - QUARTERTHING
8. Smino - Noir
7. Vince Staples - FM!
6. Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy
5. Brockhampton - iridescence
4. Mac Miller - Swimming
3. Noname - Room 25
2. Pusha T - Daytona
1. Saba - Care For Me
by Matski
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)

TREBLE (US) - Top 10 Electronic Albums of 2018 10. Kelly Moran - Ultraviolet 9. Gas - Rausch 8. Meat Beat Manifesto - Impossible Star 7. Low - Double Negative 6. Lotic - Haunted 5. Neneh Cherry - Broken Politics 4. Aphex Twin - Collapse 3. Robyn - Honey 2. Against All Logic - 2012-2017 1. Yves Tumo...
by Matski
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How "Strange Fruit" Killed Billie Holiday
Replies: 3
Views: 3041

Re: How "Strange Fruit" Killed Billie Holiday

Poor Billie. Decades ahead of her time. Thanks for the article, Hymie.
by Matski
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 101413

Re: Albums of 2018

Excellent news. Looking forward to it notbrianeno.
by Matski
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)
Replies: 30
Views: 8321

Re: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)

With any luck, they'll be thoughful enough to post a date alongside and/or give the full title.
by Matski
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 101413

Re: Albums of 2018

Just to check, is anyone going to be running a 2018 Best Albums/Songs poll for the forum in January? For once, I seem to be on top on the year's releases and may even have a list ready by the new year. Only have the new albums by Anderson Paak, Rosalía, Daughters and Julia Holter to catch up on. Hop...
by Matski
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 30219

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Up until last weekend, Los Ángeles had actually been downgraded to 3.5 stars but someone at AMG must have thought that was too harsh. Giving it such a low grade looked silly next to all the praise Mariano Prunes had given it in the review. I didn't realise that the album had made it onto the AM data...
by Matski
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 30219

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Rosalía - Los ángeles has been downgraded to 4.0 stars by AllMusic.
by Matski
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 30219

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

It's a label debut that has sold well and outside of the RYM-core followers it's generally well-regarded ( see metacritic ). That it became AMG's choice pick isn't too surprising. It's just disappointing that they felt the need to downgrade S2. AMG possibly did it just to differentiate their ratings...
by Matski
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 30219

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory has been upgraded to 4.0 stars by AllMusic.
by Matski
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 30219

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Thanks for highlighting that. I'm only starting to explore Sizzla's music so maybe this is incorrect but from what I understand he didn't start recording music until 1995. Black Woman & Child isn't a re-release of his early material, so the change is a bizarre one for AllMusic to make. I'll forw...
by Matski
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 30219

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Sizzla's Black Woman & Child has been downgraded to 4 stars by Allmusic Strange. Browsed through Sizzla's AllMusic profile this week and it seems like they've now removed the review and the rating to Black Woman & Child . They've replaced it with a blank entry, using a 2009 release date ...
by Matski
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 30219

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Another questionable change - Photek - Modus Operandi has been downgraded to 3.5 stars by AllMusic.
by Matski
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 30219

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Brockhampton - Saturation II has been downgraded to 3.5 stars by AllMusic. Tut-tut, bad AllMusic. :angry-nono:
by Matski
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: The Quietus (UK) - The Top 100 Albums Of The Quietus' Existence
Replies: 1
Views: 4290

The Quietus (UK) - The Top 100 Albums Of The Quietus' Existence

The Top 100 Albums Of The Quietus' Existence [As Picked By tQ's Writers] 1: Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions 2: Richard Dawson - Nothing Important 3: David Bowie - Blackstar 4: The Bug - London Zoo 5: PJ Harvey - Let England Shake 6: These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds 7: Wild Beasts - Two Da...
by Matski
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 30219

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Bob Marley & the Wailers - Kaya has been upgraded to 4.0 stars by AllMusic.
by Matski
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)
Replies: 14
Views: 4014

Re: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)

I'm not too familiar with Sharon's earlier work. Was 'You Better Think Twice' her only release under her name before 2000? On the other hand, Kelis hit the ground running from the start. NPR possibly made an exception for 'Caught Out There...' and her debut album as they were released a few months b...
by Matski
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)
Replies: 14
Views: 4014

Re: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)

Yeah, I've been going through the list and there are some acts there that had been releasing music before 2000. Against Me! and Feist have some pre-2000 releases but they didn't garner the attention that their post-00s releases would. Shakira was well-known in Latin America before the 00s, though he...
by Matski
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)
Replies: 14
Views: 4014

Re: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)

Much like Sleater-Kinney, Aaliyah and Missy had made their mark before the turn of the century so they were likely ineligible. Some people may point to Beyoncé as having been around since the 90s with Destiny's Child but she really didn't make a name for herself as a solo artist until the early 00s.
by Matski
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)
Replies: 14
Views: 4014

Re: NPR - The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+ (2018)

As much as I love the band, NPR are likely counting Sleater-Kinney as a 90s group. Quality list. The one real sticking point I had with it is a lack of Julia Holter, who I consider one of the most exciting artists working in the modern day, male or female. Julia has been my favourite female solo art...
by Matski
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 30219

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Geez, I hope they don't keep changing their mind on Roger the Engineer or Sunbather like they did with Use Your Illusion II. Out of all the metal albums that they recently upgraded, Sunbather wasn't the most questionable choice of the bunch either.

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