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by Matski
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Far out (uk) - ranking radiohead's albums in order of greatness
Replies: 2
Views: 2862

Re: Far out (uk) - ranking radiohead's albums in order of greatness

For anyone who can't access the link, the list StyleItTakes posted above is their personal list. Here's Far Out's actual ranking: 1. Kid A (2000) 2. OK Computer (1997) 3. The Bends (1995) 4. In Rainbows (2007) 5. A Moon Shaped Pool (2016) 6. Hail to the Thief (2003) 7. Pablo Honey (1993) 8. Amnesiac...
by Matski
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS
Replies: 70
Views: 5316

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2020 - RESULTS

Thank you for all the hard work Holden. Considering you've been the one collating all the EoY list data too, I hope it hasn't been too stressful.
by Matski
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Daft Punk break up
Replies: 28
Views: 2286

Re: Daft Punk break up

When it comes to Daft Punk, the hot-takes over their best studio album depends on who you're talking to. The only hot-take I can think of is; Human After All is by far their best/their only good album. As for me, I flip between Homework and Discovery as my favourite. Both albums have a small stretch...
by Matski
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)
Replies: 225
Views: 292967

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)

The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America has been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic.
by Matski
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 223
Views: 47416

Re: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2020 - LIST THREAD

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by Matski
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)
Replies: 225
Views: 292967

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)

Surprised this one escaped being noticed for so long. According to Wiki, it was changed last summer:

Blondie - Eat to the Beat has been downgraded to 3.5 stars.
by Matski
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 Albums List Updates
Replies: 90
Views: 30455

Re: EOY 2020 Albums List Updates

I've only missed ten from the last list. Five of those (namely Nadine Shah, Metz, Matt Beringer, Bright Eyes and Andy Shauf) that I've just forgotten about and I should add to my listening-list this week. The other five I'll pass on for now (no names as to who) though morbid curiousity may get the b...
by Matski
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 17
Views: 6893

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

DJ Mag decided not to do a EoY albums list for 2020. Instead they wrote an article combining various releases (albums, singles, compilations) with events and other news pieces, all into one article - 2020: a year in Dance Music. So you may want to strike them from that list, at least for this year.
by Matski
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - Magnet (US)
Replies: 1
Views: 608

EOY 2020 - Magnet (US)

MAGNET's Top 25 Albums Of 2020 (Well, more like Top 31...) The Strokes - The New Abnormal Porridge Radio - Every Bad Guided By Voices - Surrender Your Poppy Field | Mirrored Aztec | Styles We Paid For Adrianne Lenker - Songs | Instrumentals Jeff Parker - Suite For Max Brown Drive-By Truckers - The ...
by Matski
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - Treble (US)
Replies: 10
Views: 4188

Re: EOY 2020 - Treble (US)

So, as we're still transcribing non-eligible lists for Treblezine..: Top 20 Electronic Albums of 2020 (unranked) https://www.treblezine.com/best-electronic-albums-of-2020/ The Soft Pink Truth – Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase Kelly Lee Owens – Inner Song Mary Lattimore – Silver Lad...
by Matski
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - The Guardian (UK)
Replies: 31
Views: 10760

Re: EOY 2020 - The Guardian (UK)

Well, you've got one at least one of the four correct:

04. Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately


With three more days to go, will the Guardian throw a left-field wonder into the mix?.. ...Knowing the Guardian, probably not.
by Matski
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - Treble (US)
Replies: 10
Views: 4188

Re: EOY 2020 - Treble (US)

Agreed. It was never going to be name-checked on these EoYs at the level that Ohms is or Fear Inoculum was last year but I'm glad it's at least getting mentioned. It's a shame that Imperial Triumphant's Alphaville didn't make either list.
by Matski
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: St. Vincent didn’t fare too well in this update. Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 3235

Re: St. Vincent didn’t fare too well in this update. Why?

2017 in general seems to have been hit hard; American Dream also collapsed. I think both were the victims of being the 'lesser' albums of the decade by artists critics chose not to feature twice. It's weird to me, since I prefer MASSEDUCTION to her previous albums and find American Dream to be on e...
by Matski
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 7
Views: 2695

Re: EOY 2020 - AllMusic (US)

Holden wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:09 pm It is indeed only 99....
Okay, they've added the 100th entry: Haim - Women in Music, Pt. 3.
by Matski
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 7
Views: 2695

Re: EOY 2020 - AllMusic (US)

Okay, what am I missing? Their introduction states that this is their 'Top 100' albums but I'm only counting 99. :S AC/DC - Power Up Algiers - There Is No Year Angel Olsen - Whole New Mess Angelica Garcia - Cha Cha Palace Bach Choir / David Hill / BBC Concert Orchestra - Howells: Missa Sabrinensis B...
by Matski
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - Treble (US)
Replies: 10
Views: 4188

Re: EOY 2020 - Treble (US)

Alright, time for the eligible lists: Top 100 Songs of 2020 https://www.treblezine.com/best-songs-of-2020/ 100. Molchat Doma – “Heaven and Hell” 99. NNAMDÏ – “Flowers to My Demons” 98. Bing & Ruth – “Badwater Psalm” 97. Tengger – “Eurasia” 96. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – “It Gets Easier” 95. Bob...
by Matski
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - Treble (US)
Replies: 10
Views: 4188

Re: EOY 2020 - Treble (US)

Seeming as we're displaying non eligible lists for Treblezine: Top 20 Jazz Albums of 2020 (unranked) https://www.treblezine.com/best-jazz-albums-2020/ Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Shaman! Ambrose Akinmusire – on the tender spot of every calloused moment Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers – Just Coo...
by Matski
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2020 update
Replies: 159
Views: 48173

Re: Errors in the 2020 update

Just a reminder that Kate Tempest changed name to 'Kae Tempest' earlier this year.
by Matski
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: EOY 2020
Topic: EOY 2020 - Revista Shock (Colombia)
Replies: 4
Views: 2212

Re: EOY 2020 - Revista Shock (Colombia)

Transcribed. Only took a minute-or-two: 1. Miss Colombia - Lido Pimienta 2. Sin Miedo (Del amor y otros demonios) - Kali Uchis 3. Cumbia Siglo XXI - Meridian Brothers 4. FERXXO (VOL 1: M.O.R) - FEID 5. Cera perdida - Frente Cumbiero 6. Nueva Era - Tres Coronas 7. Rebulú - Alexis Play 8. acts of rebe...
by Matski
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New site update!
Replies: 105
Views: 27164

Re: New site update!

Staggering work, as always. Thank you Henrik, Sweepstakes Ron and everyone else involved in this update. :)
by Matski
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)
Replies: 225
Views: 292967

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

AllMusic has finally reviewed The Disintegration Loops by William Basinski. It has been awarded 4.5 stars.

While they haven't ranked on the Acclaimed Music charts, Volumes II and III have been also reviewed - if anyone is interested.
by Matski
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)
Replies: 225
Views: 292967

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

If there are any Linkin Park fans here, you'll be happy to know that Hybrid Theory has been rerated by AllMusic (yes, again). This time it's been upgraded to 4.5 stars.
by Matski
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)
Replies: 225
Views: 292967

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

Correct. Same with Sam's Town . The writer has a penchant for altering the album ratings whenever they take over reviewing an act's discorgraphy. It happened when they started writing the reviews for Beyoncé, Coldplay, Muse and Nine Inch Nails too. EDIT: The same writer also does the reviews for Def...
by Matski
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Favorite Albums of the First Half of 2020, RESULTS!
Replies: 26
Views: 11177

Re: AMF's Favorite Albums of the First Half of 2020, RESULTS!

Thanks for all the hard work Holden. Quite a few entries I haven't heard yet. Time to listen to some more new music. :music-listening:
by Matski
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of the 2010s - RESULTS
Replies: 132
Views: 52797

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of the 2010s - RESULTS

Top work acroamor. Looks exhausting to compile all that data. Regardless, I hope you had as much fun as we did. :)
by Matski
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 32711

Re: 2020 Mid-Year Albums Poll List Thread

Alright then, just a top ten. Looking at the list, it feels very tentative at this stage. Ask again in a few days and it could look very different. Matski's Top Ten Albums of 2020... ...After the First Six Months: 01 | Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters 02 | Laura Marling - Song for Our Daughter 0...
by Matski
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: 2020 First Halves so far
Replies: 10
Views: 7142

Re: 2020 First Halves so far

If you're drawing up a list just for fun, keeping it out of the official AM rankings then that could be interesting. I would be against taking it any further though.

Given half the lists I've read I'd guess that Fiona Apple would storm into first.
by Matski
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)
Replies: 225
Views: 292967

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

Remember when I ranted that AllMusic needed to upgrade more albums from the 2000s to a five star rating because there wasn't many of them compared to the 2010s? Well... ...The following albums have been upgraded to 5.0 stars on AllMusic: Aaliyah - Aaliyah ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead...
by Matski
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD
Replies: 278
Views: 237338

Re: AMF Favorite Albums and Songs of the 2010s - LIST THREAD

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by Matski
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 74
Views: 53360

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Only half way through 2020 and there's already half-a-dozen 90+ rated albums on there. I wonder if critics have been easing up on their usual standards this year?
by Matski
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)
Replies: 225
Views: 292967

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

The following albums have been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic:
The following albums have been downgraded to 4.0 stars on AllMusic:
by Matski
Mon May 18, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)
Replies: 225
Views: 292967

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

The following albums have been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic:
by Matski
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 74
Views: 53360

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

According to Metacritic , they have given perfect scores right away for (excluding reissues, compilations and classical stuff): ... Most of those early 00s releases have been five-starred for over a decade now. It's hard to find out if they were ever mistakes that were reverted and then upgraded ag...
by Matski
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 74
Views: 53360

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Only to classical releases, or very rarely by accident as was the case with Little Simz' Grey Area . It was originally given a full five-star rating (its Metacritic entry corroborates this ) but when AMG's staff realised a mistake was made it was downgraded . It's not that they don't love new releas...
by Matski
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Replies: 74
Views: 53360

Re: Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Nick Cave is hard to pin down - he's so darn consistent. Some love his late 80s Tender Prey era the most, others live for his mid-90s output, etc. His recent albums have received as much praise upon release as he's ever received. And I say that as someone who's slightly ambivalent towards Push the S...
by Matski
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)
Replies: 225
Views: 292967

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

The following albums have been upgraded to 5.0 stars on AllMusic: The following albums have been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic:
by Matski
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)
Replies: 225
Views: 292967

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

The following albums have been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic: Angel Olsen - My Woman Benga - Diary of an Afro Warrior Battles - Mirrored Converge - The Dusk in Us Dan Deacon - America Daniel Avery - Drone Logic Danny Brown - XXX Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolutio...
by Matski
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 67
Views: 30929

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

^ Pretty funny typo if it was an accident.

Thanks for all the hard work Holden. Titanic Rising is a fantastic album and a well-deserved winner. Great to see Grey Area in the top ten too. Kudos to mileswide for the informed write-up.
by Matski
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)
Replies: 225
Views: 292967

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

Love Me Back isn't listed on AM. Reality Show is the only Jazmine Sullivan album even close to charting so far. Too bad that AllMusic didn't choose upgrade that latter release instead.
by Matski
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2019 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 159
Views: 84942

Re: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2019 - LIST THREAD

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by Matski
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Nashville Scene (US)
Replies: 3
Views: 13759

Re: EOY 2019 - Nashville Scene (US)

Apologies Harold, it seems that they've published two different lists. The one above is a 'local album picks' while the following list covers country albums. 20th Annual Country Music Critics’ Poll: The Results 1. Tanya Tucker, While I’m Livin’ (Fantasy) 2. The Highwomen, The Highwomen (Elektra/Low ...
by Matski
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)
Replies: 225
Views: 292967

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

Two new downgrades on AllMusic:

Algiers - The Underside of Power is now rated at 4.0 stars.
Bill Fay - Life Is People is also now rated at 4.0 stars.
by Matski
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.)
Replies: 225
Views: 292967

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

Seems like someone at AllMusic has been re-evaluating 00s British rock recently. First Coldplay, now Muse:

Muse - Absolution has been upgraded again, this time to 4.0 stars.
Muse - Black Holes & Revelations has been upgraded to 4.5 stars.
by Matski
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Hipersonica (Spain)
Replies: 8
Views: 10639

Re: EOY 2019 - Hipersonica (Spain)

Really? I wouldn't begrudge any decision to leave Hipersonica off the list next year, if they decide to pull this again.
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Kalporz (Italy)
Replies: 3
Views: 4493

EOY 2019 - Kalporz (Italy)

KALPORZ AWARDS - The 20 Best Albums of 2019 20. JUNIUS PAUL, “Ism” 19. THE MURDER CAPITAL, “When I Have Fears” 18. TORO Y MOI, “Outer Peace” 17. ANGEL BAT DAWID, “The Oracle” 16. ANGEL OLSEN, “All Mirrors”” 15. SHARON VAN ETTEN, “Remind Me Tomorrow” 14. PURPLE MOUNTAINS, “Purple Mountains” 13. JAME...
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Sentire Ascoltare (Italy)
Replies: 0
Views: 3610

EOY 2019 - Sentire Ascoltare (Italy)

Migliori album 2019 (Best albums 2019) Logos - Imperial Flood Ultramarine - Signals Into Space These New Puritans - Inside The Rose Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride Big Thief - UFOF Big Thief - Two Hands Bill Callahan - Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain dTHEd ...
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Hipersonica (Spain)
Replies: 8
Views: 10639

Re: EOY 2019 - Hipersonica (Spain)

No worries, I get it. I'd be tempted to write a note at the bottom of column stating something like: 'We moved entries up to correct their error. If you feel the need to be pedantic and complain about it then get lost - we don't care.'
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Hipersonica (Spain)
Replies: 8
Views: 10639

EOY 2019 - Hipersonica (Spain)

Los 51 mejores discos internacionales de 2019 (The 51 best international albums of 2019) Note: They seem to have messed up - there's no #24 on their list. May as well make it a 'Top 50' instead! 51. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Infest the Rats’ Nest 50. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asle...
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - A Closer Listen (US)
Replies: 0
Views: 3663

EOY 2019 - A Closer Listen (US)

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year 1. Caterina Barbieri ~ Ecstatic Computation 2. Matana Roberts ~ COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis 3. Black to Comm ~ Seven Horses for Seven Kings 4. The Caretaker ~ Everywhere at the end of time/everywhere, an empty bliss 5. Sunn O))) ~ Life Metal 6. Dominik E...
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Magnet (US)
Replies: 0
Views: 3661

EOY 2019 - Magnet (US)

MAGNET’s Top 25 Albums Of 2019 1) Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka 2) Fontaines DC - Dogrel 3) Big Thief - U.F.O.F. & Two Hands 4) The Minus 5 - Stroke Manor 5) Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising 6) Angel Olsen - All Mirrors 7) Guided By Voices - Zeppelin Over China | Warp And Woof | Sweating The Plague 8) Ma...