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by Matski
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Mentioned this in another thread but End of Year/Decade articles were something AllMusic didn't start doing until 2008 and even then that was as retrospectives . It's taken them many years to embrace it the way outlets like Pitchfork always have. When the end of 2009 rolled around, they never would ...
by Matski
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 0
Views: 155

EOY 2019 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic Best of 2019 | AllMusic 2019 in Review 440 / Juan Luis Guerra / Juan Luis Guerra y 440 - Literal A-Wa - Bayti Fi Rasi Aldous Harding - Designer Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom / Allison Miller - Glitter Wolf Altin Gün - Gece Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet Angel Olsen - All Mirrors Ariana ...
by Matski
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Seems like they chose Yeezus over My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy . That may seem like an odd choice from the outside but AllMusic have never seemed to bow to the zeitgeist surrounding the album. I wonder if their editorial team even noticed it's the only Kanye album users have given a full five-s...
by Matski
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Really dissappointed that I missed so many updates off that post last weekend. Some of my favourite albums this decade too! Oh well, here's another update from AllMusic - it seems Coldplay's discography is undergoing a ratings overhaul: Coldplay - X&Y and Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends ha...
by Matski
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

More changes on AllMusic:

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Let Love In has been upgraded to a full five-stars.

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head has been upgraded to 4.5 stars.
by Matski
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review

They don't seem to have a list for the 00s overall. Their staff did upload a series of retrospective annual reviews a while ago, going all the way back to the 50s. You can still find it as part of the 'AllMusic Loves...' series here . The 'Album of the Year' article concept is something I feel AllMu...
by Matski
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review

The AllMusic Decade in Review Beach House - Teen Dream Actress - Splazsh Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid Harvey Milk - A Small Turn of Human Kindness Jonathan Nott / Bamberger Symphoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today Kode9 - DJ-Kicks Arcade Fire - The Suburb...
by Matski
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Seeming as they just upgraded ' Yeezus ', I doubt it will happen for some time. It would also make Kanye the only hip-hop act with more than three five-star studio albums! At best, any upgrade in the next few years would likely involve switching the ratings between MBDTF and one of Kanye's three fiv...
by Matski
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Ugh, how did I miss those three off... Especially ' Old ', which was the album that initially alerted me to the changes. ' Post ' was upgraded earlier in the year, along with several other 90s releases . That's right, AllMusic have gone on two five-star upgrading sprees in a year! I don't expect it ...
by Matski
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

AllMusic have made another huge change to many of their ratings. All of the following albums were released in the 2010s and have been awarded a full five-star rating. It's a long list so here goes...: Adele - 21 Alvvays - Alvvays Anderson .Paak - Malibu Aphex Twin - Syro Arca - Arca Arctic Monkeys -...
by Matski
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

EricMackAttacks wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 10:47 am
...
The Fragile - now 4 (used to be 3)
...
Bad Witch - still 3.5
...
Seems like AllMusic were unhappy with those changes:

The Fragile has been further upgraded to 4.5 stars.
Bad Witch has been downgraded to 3 stars. (boo!)
by Matski
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Monster by R.E.M. has been upgraded to 3.0 stars by AllMusic.
by Matski
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Some unnecessary changes to Nick Cave's discography:

Your Funeral... My Trial has been upgraded to 4.5 stars
Henry's Dream has been downgraded to 3.5 stars.
by Matski
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Cleveland.com (US) 100 greatest albums of the 2010s
Replies: 2
Views: 3737

Re: Cleveland.com (US) 100 greatest albums of the 2010s

Huh, saw this on indieheads/r earlier today and wondered if it would be elligible. I hope it is. While I may disagree with a few things on it, overall I actually prefer it to Pitchfork's list!
by Matski
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 25
Views: 8173

Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

Better get use to it. US/UK cultural journalism in general has been heading down this path for a while now. On a different note, apparently Pitchfork have said them will create an addendum for all the music released in the next few months that should have made this list. It's a somewhat satisfactory...
by Matski
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 25
Views: 8173

Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s Kendrick Lamar: “Alright” (2015) Grimes: “Oblivion” (2012) Robyn: “Dancing on My Own” (2010) Beyoncé: “Formation” (2016) Frank Ocean: “Thinkin Bout You” (2012) Azealia Banks: “212” (2011) Mitski: “Your Best American Girl” (2016) Solange: “Cranes in t...
by Matski
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 203830

Re: Albums of 2019

Any upcoming releases planned for this December? :D To be serious, London's Calling is good example of why publications should hold off releasing their lists so early. Rushed EoD lists (like Gorilla vs. Bear's) could have at least waited until the end of January. Most readers wouldn't have minded wa...
by Matski
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Hopes and Fears by Keane has been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic.
by Matski
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 203830

Re: Albums of 2019

...Haven't heard any Xiu Xiu albums aside from Fabulous Muscles , which I like. Seeing it so high on your list makes me want to dig in, for sure! Wish I liked their new album as much as notbrianeno seems to. It's pretty good but it won't likely make my EoY. Despite how I feel about it, I do think X...
by Matski
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Tool and Lana on the same day!
Replies: 2
Views: 4622

Re: New Tool and Lana on the same day!

The last few week's releases have been exciting/punishing for the listening schedule. New records from Missy Elliott, Rapsody, Brockhampton, Raphael Saadiq, Little Brother, Lana Del Rey, Sleater-Kinney, Bon Iver, Tropical Fuck Storm, Oh Sees, King Gizz', Blanck Mass and (finally after thirteen years...
by Matski
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Both Second Annual Report and DOA: Third and Final Report by Throbbing Gristle have been upgraded to 4.0 stars by AllMusic.
by Matski
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: Mercury Music Prize 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 5573

Re: Mercury Music Prize 2019

A strong set of nominees for the Mercury Prize. Black Midi, Idles, Little Simz and Slowthai have all put out some of my favourite albums of the past year. The others weren't bad either. Surprise choice for the token jazz act - I thought they'd go for The Comet Is Coming. Still, ' Driftglass ' is the...
by Matski
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Did you even bother to check the link above? The site takes snapshots of websites to form a historial archive of the internet. Going back to when it started archiving AllMusic's pages in 2012, the album's rating has remained unchanged. Looking at the album's wikipedia entry shows the same results - ...
by Matski
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 32
Views: 19437

Re: Favorite Albums of the 2010s

The notion of compiling an EoD list while keeping up with all the potential 2019 EoY releases feels like a logistical nightmare. There are so many records from the past decade that I still want to check out (at least 250 by my count) and about as many albums that I loved but lack the time to revisit...
by Matski
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52
Replies: 8
Views: 6298

Re: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52

Shocked and saddened. When Berman called it a day with the Silver Jews it felt like he was doing it so he could deal with some of the heavier stuff going on in his life. With the recent formation of Purple Mountains I was hoping that it was a sign that things were finally starting to work out for hi...
by Matski
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Plunge by Fever Ray has been upgraded to 4.5 stars by AllMusic. Here’s some allmusic ratings changes for The Cranberries some good some bad. ... Not sure 'No Need to Argue' ever had such a high rating . Given the tone that Ned Raggett's review conveys, it more likely had a lower rating when it was ...
by Matski
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Kaiser Chiefs - Employment has been upgraded to 4.0 stars on AllMusic.

They have also upgraded Born Sandy Devotional by The Triffids to 5.0 stars.
by Matski
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Silversun Pickups - Carnavas has been downgraded to 3.5 stars on AllMusic.
by Matski
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

There are many older, influential British musicians who are yet to be awarded a five-star studio album, despite gaining more acclaim than Veronica Falls : The Cure , The Fall , New Order , Prefab Sprout , Siouxsie and the Banshees ... we could go on. I love Veronica Falls' debut album. It ended up o...
by Matski
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Oh, I wouldn't say they hated the album but critics that populate those publications usually seemed to place PHM as the band's masterpiece and TDS as a mere 4-star record, whereas the concensus with most NIN fans (at least from the one's I've known) is that TDS is the masterpiece and PHM is merely a...
by Matski
Wed May 29, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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

Happy for 'The Downward Spiral' fans. Music critics from around Illinois and Michigan (like those at AllMusic and Pitchfork) use to seem weary of the record. It's good to see them finally coming around to it. Their new reviews/ratings of 'The Fragile' suggest that they are also finally warming up to...
by Matski
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 125
Views: 92318

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: 125
Views: 92318

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: 266
Views: 203830

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: 125
Views: 92318

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: 10020

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: 30171

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: 5018

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: 6697

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: 77378

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: 88697

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: 19407

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: 4011

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: 3919

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: 3875

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: 3909

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 Fav...
by Matski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 19407

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...