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by Matski
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 106
Views: 19471

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: 28
Views: 5379

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: 122

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: 100

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: 89

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: 90

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: 28
Views: 5379

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: 249

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: 201

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: 28
Views: 5379

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: 1061

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: 1774

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: 937

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: 1850

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: 1367

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: 106
Views: 19471

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: 8436

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: 8436

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: 1850

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: 1850

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: 2573

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: 226
Views: 71045

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: 5803

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: 226
Views: 71045

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: 44
Views: 18585

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: 44
Views: 18585

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: 44
Views: 18585

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: 44
Views: 18585

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: 44
Views: 18585

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: 44
Views: 18585

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: 44
Views: 18585

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: 44
Views: 18585

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: 3464

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: 44
Views: 18585

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: 2985

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: 2985

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: 2985

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: 2985

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: 44
Views: 18585

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.
by Matski
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 18585

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

AllMusic have posted a new review for Version 2.0 by Garbage, upgrading its rating to 4.5 stars. ... Of course, as the resident Wilco geek, I'm ecstatic to see their masterpiece finally get 5 star recognition. What's even cooler is that they didn't drop Summerteeth to do it, which AMG often does, to...
by Matski
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 18585

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

While readying to post their review for Ye , AllMusic have upgraded their rating for 808s & Heartbreak to 2.5 stars. Upgraded to 5 stars on AllMusic: Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love Original Broadway Cast Recording - Hamilton Huh, hadn't noticed that the Hamilton soundtrack was listed on AM. ...
by Matski
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 18585

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

AllMusic have upgraded the following albums to a full five-star rating: ⋅  Actress - Splazsh ⋅  Andy Stott - Luxury Problems ⋅  Arcade Fire - The Suburbs ⋅  Baroness - Blue Record ⋅  Boris - Pink ⋅  Broadcast - The Noise Made by People &sdo...
by Matski
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 58
Views: 9409

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2017 -- RESULTS THREAD

Top work, notbrianeno. Even though I don't have the time to participate in as many of these lists as I would like, I admire the level of dedication members like you, BleuPanda, Brad, DaveC and all the others put into running these threads. ----- Didn't realise there were that many fans of The Naviga...
by Matski
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Jóhann Jóhannsson
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Re: R.I.P. Jóhann Jóhannsson

Completely shocking news. He seemed to be hitting a creative peak with recent works, such as Sicarrio, Arrival and Orphée and I was looking forward to hearing how his work progressed over the next few years. It was disappointing to find out that his work for Blade Runner 2049 wasn't accepted for the...
by Matski
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
Replies: 12
Views: 2460

Re: Rank the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

11 | Dancing in the Dark
01 | Born in the U.S.A.
06 | I'm on Fire
10 | Glory Days
02 | Cover Me
12 | My Hometown
05 | Downbound Train
04 | Working on the Highway
07 | No Surrender
08 | Bobby Jean
03 | Darlington County
09 | I'm Goin' Down
by Matski
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site update in spring ... and then?
Replies: 56
Views: 13979

Re: New site update in spring ... and then?

Am I too late to get in on the group hug? :( Whether it's transcribing EoY lists, posting updated ratings or just joining in with the forum discussions, it's been interesting watching your project grow over the better part of a decade. Hopefully you'll have the time to regularly drop in for a chat w...
by Matski
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 18585

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

Yeah, the notifications coming from your browser/antivirus are because of the ads on the site. I've never actually been infected by them but they are annoying. There are a number of ways to get around them. The two methods AllMusic prefer are paid subscritpion to their site or downloading the Suppor...
by Matski
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 18585

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

The self-titled debut by Roxy Music has (finally) been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic.

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