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MCCh 2013 (13) July 31

Post by Otisredding » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:14 am

The best albums of 2013 (update July 31)

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

Out:
Pharmakon: Abandon


70 - Austra: Olympia - 75,1 (25)
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69 - Foals: Holy Fire - 75,2 (26)
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68 - Daughter: If You Leave - 75,2 (21)
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67 - Toro Y Moi: Anything In Return - 75,4 (28)
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66 - Villagers: {Awayland} - 75,4 (21)
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65 - Iron & Wine: Ghost On Ghost – 75,5 (24)
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64 - Mount Kimbie: Cold Spring Fault Less Youth - 75,5 (21)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 562394.jpg[/imgsize]

63 - Torres: Torres – 75,5 (7)
[imgsize 150x150]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ENSpWWA7fHg/U ... torres.jpg[/imgsize]

62 - The Dillinger Escape Plan: One Of Us Is The Killer - 75,6 (8)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 511592.jpg[/imgsize]

61 - Low: The Invisible Way – 75,6 (23)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 495349.jpg[/imgsize]

60 - Foxygen: We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic - 75,6 (25)
[imgsize 150x150]http://www.thelefortreport.com/blog/wp- ... 00x600.jpg[/imgsize]

59 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra: II – 75,6 (25)
[imgsize 150x150]http://exclaim.ca/images/umo.jpg[/imgsize]

58 - Eluvium: Nightmare Ending – 75,7 (10)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 511594.jpg[/imgsize]

57 - Thee Oh Sees: Floating Coffin - 75,9 (9)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 492156.jpg[/imgsize]

56 - Marnie Stern: The Chronicles of Marnia - 75,9 (20)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 484274.jpg[/imgsize]

55 - Charles Bradley: Victim Of Love - 75,9 (16)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 514498.jpg[/imgsize]

54 - Frightened Rabbit: Pedestrian Verse – 76,2 (18)
[imgsize 150x150]http://wmuk-apache.co.uk/frightened_rab ... nVerse.jpg[/imgsize]

53 - Iceage: You're Nothing - 76,2 (22)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 488396.jpg[/imgsize]

52 - Camera Obscura: Desire Lines – 76,2 (22)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 565283.jpg[/imgsize]

51 - El-P And Killer Mike: Run The Jewels - 76,3 (7)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 578824.jpg[/imgsize]

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

49 - Primal Scream: More Light - 76,3 (26)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 577388.jpg[/imgsize]

48 - Mavis Staples: One True Vine - 76,4 (15)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 580294.jpg[/imgsize]

47 - Thundercat: Apocalypse – 76,4 (15)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 568153.jpg[/imgsize]

46 - Dirty Beaches: Drifters/Love Is The Devil - 76,4 (18)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 562445.jpg[/imgsize]

45 - Pissed Jeans: Honeys – 76,5 (20)
[imgsize 150x150]http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af10 ... bec94a.jpg[/imgsize]

44 - DJ Koze: Amygdala – 76,6 (12)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 513596.jpg[/imgsize]

43 - Chance The Rapper: Acid Rap - 77,1 (7)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 581237.jpg[/imgsize]

42 - Jagwar Ma: Howlin – 77,2 (11)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 563333.jpg[/imgsize]

41 - Youth Lagoon: Wondrous Bughouse - 77,3 (23)
[imgsize 150x150]http://beatsperminute.com/wp-content/up ... ghouse.jpg[/imgsize]

40 - Jason Isbell: Southeastern – 77,4 (9)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 538015.jpg[/imgsize]

39 - Ghostface Killah: Twelve Reasons To Die – 77,5 (17)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 506310.jpg[/imgsize]

38 - Majical Cloudz: Impersonator – 77,5 (17)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 527843.jpg[/imgsize]

37 - Disclosure: Settle – 77,9 (23)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 563962.jpg[/imgsize]

36 - Pet Shop Boys: Electric - 78,2 (22)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 590926.jpg[/imgsize]

35 - Fuck Buttons: Slow Focus - 78,2 (20)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 566878.jpg[/imgsize]

34 - Phosphorescent: Muchacho - 78,4 (21)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cdn.americansongwriter.com/wp-co ... ho-520.jpg[/imgsize]

33 - William Tyler: Impossible Truth - 78,5 (10)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 500883.jpg[/imgsize]

32 - Grouper: The Man Who Died In His Boat – 78,8 (16)
[imgsize 150x150]http://factmag-images.s3.amazonaws.com/ ... .20121.jpg[/imgsize]

31 - Steven Wilson: The Raven That Refused To Sing – 78,9 (10)
[imgsize 150x150]http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/8 ... +cover.png[/imgsize]

30 - Daft Punk: Random Access Memories – 79,0 (28)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 515610.jpg[/imgsize]

29 - Kvelertak: Meir - 79,3 (8)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 515667.jpg[/imgsize]

28 - These New Puritans: Field Of Reeds – 79,4 (21)
[imgsize 150x150]http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2013/05/ ... 08x539.jpg[/imgsize]

27 - Yo La Tengo: Fade - 79,5 (26)
[imgsize 150x150]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9 ... 6qEX7IiSpQ[/imgsize]

26 - Autre Ne Veut: Anxiety – 79,5 (17)
[imgsize 150x150]http://www.indiefermag.com/wp-content/u ... 21c8e0.jpg[/imgsize]

25 - Rhye: Woman – 79,6 (25)
[imgsize 160x160]http://www.nowtoronto.com/_assets/issue ... _large.jpg[/imgsize]

24 - John Grant: Pale Green Ghosts – 79,7 (20)
[imgsize 160x160]http://www.theartsdesk.com/sites/defaul ... ts_web.jpg[/imgsize]

23 - Colin Stetson: New History Warfare Vol 3: To See More Light – 79,7 (13)
[imgsize 160x160]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 500889.jpg[/imgsize]

22 - Parquet Courts: Light Up Gold – 80,6 (15)
[imgsize 160x160]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 466496.jpg[/imgsize]

21 - Kurt Vile: Wakin On A Pretty Daze - 80,8 (26)
[imgsize 160x160]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 507372.jpg[/imgsize]

20 - Mikal Cronin: MCII – 81,1 (19)
[imgsize 170x170]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 543225.jpg[/imgsize]

19 - David Bowie: The Next Day - 81,2 (28)
[imgsize 170x170]http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2013/03/ ... t-Day1.jpg[/imgsize]

18 - Jon Hopkins: Immunity – 81,2 (17)
[imgsize 170x170]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 539270.jpg[/imgsize]

17 - The Flaming Lips: The Terror – 81,3 (28)
[imgsize 170x170]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 524196.jpg[/imgsize]

16 - Kanye West: Yeezus - 81,6 (26)
[imgsize 170x170]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 581087.jpg[/imgsize]

15 - Deafheaven: Sunbather - 81,7 (13)
[imgsize 180x180]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 538021.jpg[/imgsize]

14 - Boards Of Canada : Tomorrow's Harvest – 81,9 (26)
[imgsize 180x180]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 544715.jpg[/imgsize]

13 - Matthew E. White: Big Inner - 81,9 (18)
[imgsize 180x180]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 429344.jpg[/imgsize]

12 - The Knife: Shaking The Habitual - 82,0 (27)
[imgsize 180x180]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 489379.jpg[/imgsize]

11 - Savages: Silence Yourself – 82,2 (26)
[imgsize 180x180]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 527826.jpg[/imgsize]

10 - Queens Of The Stone Age: ...Like clockwork - 82,2 (27)
[imgsize 190x190]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 565295.jpg[/imgsize]

09 - The Haxan Cloak: Excavation - 82,3 (13)
[imgsize 190x190]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 489195.jpg[/imgsize]

08 - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: Push The Sky Away – 82,4 (30)
[imgsize 190x190]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JSjvhQ1dTCI/U ... /front.jpg[/imgsize]

07 - Deerhunter: Monomania – 82,6 (30)
[imgsize 190x190]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 526646.jpg[/imgsize]

06 - Sigur Rós: Kveikur - 83,2 (29)
[imgsize 190x190]http://www.musicomh.com/wp-content/uplo ... 00x300.jpg[/imgsize]

05 - Laura Marling: Once I Was An Eagle - 83,7 (24)
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 527831.jpg[/imgsize]

04 - Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires Of The City – 83,7 (29)
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 492575.jpg[/imgsize]

03 - The National: Trouble Will Find Me - 84,4 (30)
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 527830.jpg[/imgsize]

02 - James Blake: Overgrown - 85,6 (29)
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 507392.jpg[/imgsize]

01 - My Bloody Valentine: MBV - 86,1 (29)
[imgsize 200x200]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iiqxZZtNgeY/U ... er+(2).jpg[/imgsize]
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Re: MCCh 2013 (13) July 31

Post by Otisredding » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:16 am

71 - Atoms For Peace: Amok - 75,0 (28)
72 - Mountains: Centralia - 74,9 (10)
73 - Waxahatchee: Cerulean Salt - 74,8 (19)
74 - Pharmakon: Abandon - 74,8 (9)
75 - Suuns: Images Du Futur - 74,5 (17)
76 - Caitlin Rose: The Stand-In - 74,3 (13)
77 - Broadcast: Berberian Sound Studio - 74,3 (15)
78 - Deptford Goth: Life After Defo - 74,2 (16)
79 - Local Natives: Hummingbird - 74,2 (25)
80 - James Holden: The Inheritors - 74,0 (10)
81 - Milk Music: Cruise Your Illusion - 74,0 (7)
82 - Oblivians: Desperation - 73,9 (8)
83 - Zomby: With Love - 73,9 (17)
84 - Phoenix: Bankrupt! - 73,9 (28)
85 - Devendra Banhart: Mala - 73,9 (27)
86 - Everything Everything: Arc - 73,7 (16)
87 - Ghostpoet: Some Say I So I Say Light - 73,6 (15)
88 - Night Beds: Country Sleep - 73,6 (11)
89 - The Pastels: Slow Summits - 73,6 (17)
90 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Mosquito - 73,6 (26)
91 - Bombino: Nomad - 73,3 (8)
92 - Steve Mason: Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time - 73,3 (14)
93 - Weekend: Jinx - 73,3 (7)
94 - The Child Of Lov: Child Of Lov - 73,2 (14)
95 - Nosaj Thing: Home - 73,1 (11)
96 - Jim James: Regions Of Light And Sound Of God - 73,0 (25)
97 - Veronica Falls: Waiting For Something To Happen - 72,8 (26)
98 - Speedy Ortiz: Major Arcana - 72,8 (8)
99 - Matmos: The Marriage Of True Minds - 72,8 (13)
100 - Wire: Change Becomes Us - 72,8 (14)

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Re: MCCh 2013 (13) July 31

Post by MeetMeInMontauk89 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:40 pm

I cannot for the life of me figure out the placement of Deafheaven's Sunbather. I realize that both Metacritic and AnyDecentMusic are USA/UK favored websites, but its dominance on both of them makes it baffling that it isn't even in the top ten here.

Currently on ADM, Sunbather has an 8.9 and is the single highest rated album in the history of the site. Over at MC, it has a 95 and it by far the best widely-reviewed album of the year there and one of the best reviewed in the history of the site.

I recognize that its placement on this list keeps rising, but still...

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Re: MCCh 2013 (13) July 31

Post by Jirin » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:37 pm

Most of the top ten seem to be 'Resting on their laurels' albums, IMO.

But then again it's easier to get good critic reviews if you've already had a critically successful album.

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Re: MCCh 2013 (13) July 31

Post by Henrik » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:45 pm

Jirin wrote:it's easier to get good critic reviews if you've already had a critically successful album.
I disagree with this. More reviews yes (which is a factor in the MCCh ranking) but not more positive reviews. Critics often give higher ratings to debut/"first major" albums, although I agree that sometime they don't realise the potential until after some time after the release.
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Re: MCCh 2013 (13) July 31

Post by Jirin » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:32 pm

That's also true, but you need to take more risks and be more different to get good reviews from a debut album.

You're absolutely right that a lot of it is just the number of reviews.

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Re: MCCh 2013 (13) July 31

Post by Mattceinicram » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:24 pm

I'm pretty surprised Justin Timberlake isn't doing so great on metacritic and even off the list on this chart. I do expect it to fare much higher on EOY lists.
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