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MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by Otisredding » Wed May 15, 2013 5:26 am

The best albums of 2013 (update May, 15)

The final numbers is the average rating and number of reviews in brackets (over 30)
New Entry or Re Entry

The magazines I used for the ratings were:
EUR: Gaffa-dk; Gaffa-sw; Jenesaispop; Laut; LesInrocks; MagicRPM; Mondosonoro; Music-story; Nojesguiden; Plattentests; Playgroundmag; Sentire Ascoltare; Storia Della Musica
UK: Bowlegs; DIY; Drowned In Sound, The Guardian, Music OMH, NME, No Ripcord
USA: Allmusic; AV Club; BeatsPerMinute; Consequence Of Sound; Paste; Pitchforkmedia; Popmatters; Rolling Stone; Spin; Tinymixtapes

Magazines temporarily excluded (number of reviews less than 50% of the average reviews by magazine): Blurt,

Out:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Mosquito
Caitlin Rose: The Stand-In
Suuns: Images Du Futur


45 - Bombino: Nomad - 75,1 (8)
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44 - Charles Bradley: Victim Of Love - 75,4 (14)
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43 - Mountains: Centralia – 75,5 (10)]
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42 - Atoms For Peace: Amok - 75,5 (28)
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41 - Low: The Invisible Way - 75,5 (22)
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40 - Foals: Holy Fire – 75,8 (26)
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39 - Daughter: If You Leave - 75,8 (21)
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38 - Marnie Stern: The Chronicles of Marnia - 75,9 (19)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2012/12/ ... 08x608.jpg[/imgsize]

37 - Toro Y Moi: Anything In Return – 76,0 (28)
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36 - Villagers: {Awayland} - 76,0 (21)
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35 - Iron & Wine: Ghost On Ghost - 76,1 (24)
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34 - Torres: Torres - 76,1 (7)
[imgsize 150x150]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ENSpWWA7fHg/U ... torres.jpg[/imgsize]

33 - Foxygen: We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic - 76,2 (25)
[imgsize 150x150]http://www.thelefortreport.com/blog/wp- ... 00x600.jpg[/imgsize]

32 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra: II – 76,2 (25)
[imgsize 150x150]http://exclaim.ca/images/umo.jpg[/imgsize]

31 - Thee Oh Sees: Floating Coffin - 76,5 (9)
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30 - Frightened Rabbit: Pedestrian Verse – 76,7 (18)
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29 - DJ Koze: Amygdala - 76,7 (11)
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28 - Iceage: You're Nothing - 76,8 (22)
[imgsize 150x150]http://audioaddictmag.files.wordpress.c ... =300&h=300[/imgsize]

27 - Bilal: A Love Surreal - 76,9 (8)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 485973.jpg[/imgsize]

26 - Youth Lagoon: Wondrous Bughouse - 77,0 (22)
[imgsize 150x150]http://beatsperminute.com/wp-content/up ... ghouse.jpg[/imgsize]

25 - Pissed Jeans: Honeys – 77,1 (20)
[imgsize 160x160]http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af10 ... bec94a.jpg[/imgsize]

24 - Phosphorescent: Muchacho - 78,3 (20)
[imgsize 160x160]http://cdn.americansongwriter.com/wp-co ... ho-520.jpg[/imgsize]

23 - William Tyler: Impossible Truth - 78,7 (7)
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22 - Ghostface Killah: Twelve Reasons To Die - 78,8 (14)
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21 - Steven Wilson: The Raven That Refused To Sing – 79,5 (10)
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20 - Rhye: Woman – 79,6 (24)
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19 - Grouper: The Man Who Died In His Boat – 79,7 (15)
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18 - Colin Stetson: New History Warfare Vol 3: To See More Light - 79,8 (10)
[imgsize 170x170]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9 ... qz9_cNePRw[/imgsize]

17 - Yo La Tengo: Fade - 80,1 (26)
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16 - Autre Ne Veut: Anxiety – 80,1 (17)
[imgsize 170x170]http://www.indiefermag.com/wp-content/u ... 21c8e0.jpg[/imgsize]

15 - John Grant: Pale Green Ghosts – 80,4 (19)
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14 - Kurt Vile: Wakin On A Pretty Daze - 81,0 (25)
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13 - Savages: Silence Yourself – 81,0 (20)
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12 - The Flaming Lips: The Terror – 81,1 (27)
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11 - Mikal Cronin: MCII - 81,2 (11)
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10 - David Bowie: The Next Day - 81,8 (28)
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09 - Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires Of The City – 82,0 (21)
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08 - The Haxan Cloak: Excavation - 82,1 (11)
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07 - Matthew E. White: Big Inner - 82,3 (17)
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06 - Parquet Courts: Light Up Gold – 82,4 (13)
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05 - The Knife: Shaking The Habitual - 82,6 (26)
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04 - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: Push The Sky Away – 82,9 (30)
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03 - Deerhunter: Monomania - 83,0 (28)
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02 - James Blake: Overgrown - 86,2 (29)
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01 - My Bloody Valentine: MBV - 86,7 (29)
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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by Otisredding » Wed May 15, 2013 5:29 am

46 - Suuns: Images Du Futur - 75,1 (17)
47 - Caitlin Rose: The Stand-In - 74,9 (13)
48 - Broadcast: Berberian Sound Studio - 74,9 (15)
49 - Deptford Goth: Life After Defo - 74,8 (15)
50 - Local Natives: Hummingbird - 74,8 (25)
51 - Waxahatchee: Cerulean Salt - 74,8 (8)
52 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Mosquito - 74,7 (25)
53 - Milk Music: Cruise Your Illusion - 74,5 (7)
54 - Nosaj Thing: Home - 74,4 (9)
55 - Devendra Banhart: Mala - 74,3 (25)
56 - Everything Everything: Arc - 74,2 (16)
57 - Steve Mason: Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time - 74,2 (13)
58 - Night Beds: Country Sleep - 74,2 (11)
59 - The Child Of Lov: Child Of Lov - 73,7 (11)
60 - Veronica Falls: Waiting For Something To Happen - 73,4 (26)
61 - Primal Scream: More Light - 73,4 (13)
62 - Matmos: The Marriage Of True Minds - 73,4 (13)
63 - Wire: Change Becomes Us - 73,4 (14)
64 - Phoenix: Bankrupt! - 73,3 (26)
65 - Girls Names: The New Life - 73,1 (13)
66 - Junip: Junip - 73 (17)
67 - Indians: Somewhere Else - 72,9 (20)
68 - Jim James: Regions Of Light And Sound Of God - 72,9 (24)
69 - Mount Moriah: Miracle Temple - 72,8 (10)
70 - Falty DL: Hardcourage - 72,7 (11)
71 - The Men: New Moon - 72,5 (19)
72 - Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience - 72,5 (24)
73 - Fidlar: Fidlar - 72,5 (20)
74 - Lapalux: Nostalchic - 72,4 (7)
75 - Dan Friel: Total Folklore - 72,3 (8)
76 - Darkstar: News From Nowhere - 72,1 (14)
77 - Young Galaxy: Ultramarine - 72,1 (9)
78 - Autechre: Exai - 72,1 (15)
79 - A$AP Rocky: Long. Live. A$AP. - 72 (26)
80 - Apparat: Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre) - 71,9 (17)
81 - Jamie Lidell: Jamie Lidell - 71,9 (22)
82 - Thao & the Get Down Stay Down: We The Common - 71,8 (13)
83 - Flume: Flume - 71,8 (12)
84 - Widowspeak: Almanac - 71,7 (19)
85 - Tomahawk: Oddfellows - 71,7 (16)
86 - Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses): The Low Highway - 71,6 (8)
87 - Still Corners: Strange Pleasures - 71,5 (13)
88 - The Bronx: The Bronx (IV) - 71,3 (12)
89 - Buke And Gase: General Dome - 71,2 (9)
90 - Ghostpoet: Some Say I So I Say Light - 71,2 (10)
91 - Dutch Uncles: Out Of Touch In The Wild - 71,1 (15)
92 - Eels: Wonderful, Glorious - 71,1 (21)
93 - Chvrches: Recover - 71,1 (10)
94 - Purling Hiss: Water On Mars - 71 (8)
95 - Adam Green & Binki Shapiro: Adam Green & Binki Shapiro - 71 (15)
96 - Bonobo: The North Borders - 71 (13)
97 - Tegan And Sara: Heartthrob - 71 (21)
98 - Mogwai: Les Revenants - 70,9 (14)
99 - No Joy: Wait To Pleasure - 70,8 (12)
100 - Charli XCX: True Romance - 70,8 (17)

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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by Nassim » Wed May 15, 2013 10:59 am

Is Chance the Rapper's Acid Rap excluded for being a mixtape or is it an issue of number of reviews ?

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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by Otisredding » Wed May 15, 2013 2:32 pm

Nassim wrote:Is Chance the Rapper's Acid Rap excluded for being a mixtape or is it an issue of number of reviews ?
Only 5 reviews

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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by Nick » Wed May 15, 2013 5:13 pm

I guarantee that the Vampire Weekend album will be in the top 5 by the next update. Maybe even the top 3. That album's got hype.

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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by Setherex » Wed May 15, 2013 8:12 pm

Brilliant list, thank you thank you! I'm keeping up a lot better with how albums change perspective over the course of this year than past years.

Thank you for the full 100 list afterwards as well. I hope it's not too much trouble to post, but it is extremely interesting to look at ^_^

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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by Otisredding » Wed May 15, 2013 8:16 pm

Nick wrote:I guarantee that the Vampire Weekend album will be in the top 5 by the next update. Maybe even the top 3. That album's got hype.

This is possible, but there are some European website which scored low: Gaffa-sw, Laut ...

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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by Otisredding » Wed May 15, 2013 8:19 pm

Setherex wrote:Thank you for the full 100 list afterwards as well. I hope it's not too much trouble to post, but it is extremely interesting to look at ^_^
This represents a bit of work: exactly one minute :wink:

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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by Henrik » Wed May 15, 2013 10:34 pm

Otis, I'm really glad for the positive comments you get. Very well-deserved!
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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by irreduciblekoan » Thu May 16, 2013 12:54 am

Thanks, Otis. This update just confirms what a great month it has been. Surprised that Daft Punk is nowhere to be found yet, but I suspect that its low scores brought it down. It has received some great, great reviews but also some pretty bad ones.

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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by irreduciblekoan » Thu May 16, 2013 3:41 am

I'm confused by one thing, Otis. On April 30, Shaking The Habitual had 26 reviews and was 80.5. Today, still with 26 reviews, it has jumped to 82.6. Was it miscalculated last time? This time? Did your formula change? Typo?

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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by Otisredding » Thu May 16, 2013 7:51 am

irreduciblekoan wrote:On April 30, Shaking The Habitual had 26 reviews and was 80.5. Today, still with 26 reviews, it has jumped to 82.6. Was it miscalculated last time? This time? Did your formula change? Typo?
I post the score of Tiny Mix Tapes with "0" points, but now I've read the review and I checked it was a error because "and That simply will not register on a scale of one to five."

http://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-revie ... e-habitual


Interestingly, Jenesaispop has taken the same solution:

http://jenesaispop.com/2013/04/04/the-k ... -habitual/

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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by Otisredding » Thu May 16, 2013 7:57 am

Henrik wrote:Otis, I'm really glad for the positive comments you get. Very well-deserved!

Thank you, Henrik

In my opinion, MCCH has a value that does not have some sites that obviously have more resources than I (ADM, Metacritic, AOTY). MCCH is based on websites around the world, although I like to find new sites in Brazil, Australia, Holland, Japan, Mexico, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina, Portugal, Russia ........... .................................................. ...... :o

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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by Meet Me In Montauk » Wed May 22, 2013 11:25 pm

My algorithm, which uses your data in addition to Metacritic, Any Decent Music, and AlbumoftheYear.org and includes a weighting system based on number of reviews, produces the following list, in case anyone is curious:

1. My Bloody Valentine - MBV
2. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
3. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
4. James Blake - Overgrown
5. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
6. David Bowie - The Next Day
7. Deerhunter - Monomania
8. Savages - Silence Yourself
9. Kurt Vile - Walkin' On A Pretty Daze
10. Yo La Tengo - Fade
11. The Flaming Lips - The Terror
12. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
13. Iceage - You're Nothing
14. Mikal Cronin - MCII
15. Matthew E. White - Big Inner
16. Phosphorescent - Muchacho
17. John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
18. Pissed Jeans - Honeys
19. The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
20. Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety
21. Rhye - Woman
22. Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
23. Foals - Holy Fire
24. Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat
25. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
26. William Tyler - Impossible Truth
27. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
28. Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse
29. Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
30. Atoms For Peace - Amok
31. Marnie Stern - The Chronicles of Marnia
32. Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die
33. Low - The Invisible Way
34. Local Natives - Hummingbird
35. Bilal - A Love Surreal
36. DJ Koze - Amygdala
37. Mountains - Centralia
38. Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
39. Torres - Torres
40. Iron & Wine - Ghost On Ghost
41. Daughter - If You Leave
42. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
43. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
44. Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In
45. Toro Y Moi - Anything In Return
46. Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
47. Everything Everything - Arc
48. Phoenix - Bankrupt!
49. The Men - New Moon
50. Villagers - {Awayland}

Of course, once you post your next update, this list will change quite a bit. I have no doubt that Daft Punk will hop into the top 10 as it has reached #42 without any points from you yet. The National are in the same situation, currently sitting at #43. Laura Marling will also make a strong showing I've no doubt, but more reviews need to pour in and she needs to be ranked on Albumoftheyear.org as well. Currently sitting at an 8.5 on AnyDecentMusic is very impressive

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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by irreduciblekoan » Fri May 24, 2013 2:11 pm

Interesting work, Montauk, but your list is way too US/UK dependent now. I like MCCh because it uses a smattering of sources from all over the world. Quality and diversity vs quantity.

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Re: MCCh 2013 (08) May, 15

Post by Meet Me In Montauk » Fri May 24, 2013 8:47 pm

Oh it is definitely US and UK dependent as MC and ADM only use sources from the US and UK. I'm not as interested in the worldwide results anyway. Besides, I can just get those from here! Whereas these results might reflect worldwide opinions more, mine is more comprehensive in that it aggregates aggregators and uses far more sources. That said, this website is incredible and I certainly would not compare my ability to make a spreadsheet to this site. Also, currently my spreadsheet has 527 albums on it so though the top batch is US/UK-centric, moving further down shows a lot of variety. It's actually already changed some since I posted that list!

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