MCCh 2013 (22) December, 31

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MCCh 2013 (22) December, 31

Post by Otisredding » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:40 pm

The best albums of 2013 (update December, 31)

The numbers presented next to each album title are the weighted average rating and the number of reviews (out of 29 included sources). The weighted average is based on a formula that includes a) the average of ratings and b) the number of sources that have rated the album.

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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

*Unfortunately, I have had to exclude MagicRPM ratings. The website has only this year posted 180 reviews. In addition, in recent months has decreased much the number of reviews and this distorts the result.

Out:
Okkervil River: The Silver Gymnasium
Unknown Mortal Orchestra: II
Waxahatchee: Cerulean Salt


100 - The Dillinger Escape Plan: One Of Us Is The Killer – 74,7 (9)


99 - Mountains: Centralia – 74,7 (10)


98 - Blood Orange: Cupid Deluxe - 74,8 (17)


97 - M.I.A.: Matangi - 74,9 (24)


96 - Thee Oh Sees: Floating Coffin – 74,9 (8)


95 - Austra: Olympia – 74,9 (25)


94 - Los Campesinos!: No Blues - 75,0 (10)


93 - Anna Calvi: One Breath – 75,1 (19)


92 - Mount Kimbie: Cold Spring Fault Less Youth - 75,2 (21)


91 - Lorde: Pure Heroine - 75,2 (23)


90 - Villagers: {Awayland} - 75,2 (21)


89 - Foxygen: We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic - 75,3 (24)


88 - Prefab Sprout: Crimson/Red – 75,3 (11)


87 - Hookworms: Pearl Mystic – 75,6 (10)


86 - Marnie Stern: The Chronicles of Marnia – 75,7 (20)


85 - Charles Bradley: Victim Of Love – 75,7 (16)


84 - Mazzy Star: Seasons Of Your Day – 75,9 (23)


83 - Frightened Rabbit: Pedestrian Verse – 76,0 (18)


82 - Iceage: You're Nothing - 76,0 (22)


81 - Alela Diane: About Farewell – 76,0 (10)


80 - Blondes: Swisher - 76,1 (11)


79 - Primal Scream: More Light - 76,1 (25)


78 - Bilal: A Love Surreal - 76,1 (8)


77 - Mavis Staples: One True Vine - 76,2 (15)


76 - Drenge: Drenge – 76,2 (8)


75 - Pissed Jeans: Honeys – 76,3 (20)


74 - DJ Koze: Amygdala – 76,4 (12)


73 - Dirty Beaches: Drifters/Love Is The Devil - 76,5 (17)


72 - Camera Obscura: Desire Lines – 76,6 (23)


71 - Suuns: Images Du Futur - 76,6 (16)


70 - Thundercat: Apocalypse – 76,7 (16)


69 - Ghostface Killah: Twelve Reasons To Die – 76,7 (18)


68 - The Field: Cupid's Head - 76,7 (15)


67 - Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer Different Park – 76,8 (7)


66 - James Holden: The Inheritors - 76,8 (10)


65 - Factory Floor: Factory Floor – 76,9 (17)


64 - Foals: Holy Fire - 76,9 (25)


63 - Earl Sweatshirt: Doris – 77,0 (19)


62 - Superchunk: I Hate Music – 77,1 (15)


61 - Youth Lagoon: Wondrous Bughouse - 77,2 (23)


60 - Nine Inch Nails: Hesitation Marks - 77,2 (21)


59 - Torres: Torres – 77,5 (10)


58 - El-P And Killer Mike: Run The Jewels – 77,7 (12)


57 - Majical Cloudz: Impersonator – 77,8 (17)


56 - Jason Isbell: Southeastern – 77,8 (11)


55 - Chance The Rapper: Acid Rap - 77,8 (9)


54 - King Krule: 6 Feet Beneath The Moon – 77,8 (20)


53 - Darkside: Psychic – 77,8 (20)


52 - Arcade Fire: Reflektor – 77,9 (26)


51 - Grouper: The Man Who Died In His Boat – 78,0 (15)


50 - Beyonce: Beyonce – 78,1 (18)


49 - Phosphorescent: Muchacho - 78,2 (21)


48 - William Tyler: Impossible Truth - 78,3 (10)


47 - Oneohtrix Point Never: R Plus Seven - 78,5 (18)


46 - Disclosure: Settle – 78,5 (22)


45 - Pet Shop Boys: Electric - 78,6 (23)


44 - Jagwar Ma: Howlin – 78,6 (18)


43 - Chvrches: The Bones Of What You Believe – 78,7 (25)


42 - Steven Wilson: The Raven That Refused To Sing – 78,7 (10)


41 - Yo La Tengo: Fade – 78,7 (25)


40 - Rhye: Woman – 78,8 (24)


39 - Daft Punk: Random Access Memories – 79,1 (27)


38 - Kvelertak: Meir - 79,1 (9)


37 - These New Puritans: Field Of Reeds – 79,2 (21)


36 - Autre Ne Veut: Anxiety – 79,4 (17)


35 - Danny Brown: Old – 79,4 (15)


34 - Fuck Buttons: Slow Focus – 79,5 (25)


33 - Neko Case:The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You – 79,5 (20)


32 - Colin Stetson: New History Warfare Vol 3: To See More Light – 79,5 (13)


31 - John Grant: Pale Green Ghosts – 79,8 (19)


30 - Kurt Vile: Wakin On A Pretty Daze - 80,1 (25)


29 - Haim: Days Are Gone – 80,1 (26)


28 - Forest Swords: Engravings – 80,4 (18)


27 - David Bowie: The Next Day – 80,5 (27)


26 - Mikal Cronin: MCII – 80,9 (19)


25 - The Flaming Lips: The Terror – 81,2 (27)


24 - The Knife: Shaking The Habitual – 81,3 (26)


23 - Matthew E. White: Big Inner - 81,4 (17)


22 - Boards Of Canada : Tomorrow's Harvest – 81,8 (27)


21 - Deerhunter: Monomania – 81,9 (29)


20 - Jon Hopkins: Immunity – 82,0 (19)


19 - Savages: Silence Yourself – 82,0 (26)


18 - The Haxan Cloak: Excavation - 82,1 (13)


17 - Deafheaven: Sunbather – 82,2 (16)


16 - Queens Of The Stone Age: ...Like clockwork - 82,2 (26)


15 - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: Push The Sky Away – 82,2 (29)


14 - Parquet Courts: Light Up Gold – 82,4 (14)


13 - Tim Hecker: Virgins – 82,5 (17)


12 - Sigur Rós: Kveikur – 82,5 (28)


11 - Arctic Monkeys: AM – 82,5 (27)


10 - Kanye West: Yeezus – 82,7 (28)


09 - Julianna Barwick: Nepenthe – 82,8 (18)


08 - Julia Holter: Loud City Song – 82,9 (24)


07 - Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires Of The City – 83,1 (28)


06 - Bill Callahan: Dream River - 83,1 (25)


05 - Laura Marling: Once I Was An Eagle - 83,5 (24)


04 - The National: Trouble Will Find Me – 83,8 (29)


03 - Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady – 83,9 (26)


02 - James Blake: Overgrown - 85,4 (29)


01 - My Bloody Valentine: MBV - 86,1 (28)
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Re: MCCh 2013 (22) December, 31

Post by Harold » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:24 pm

As I said in another thread, it's really too bad Beyonce didn't drop her surprise album earlier - it undoubtedly would have figured into a whole lot of EOY lists, given its general acclaim and the amount of discussion it's generated both for its music and its potential status as an industry game-changer (although with regard to the latter, it's difficult to imagine too many other artists being able to pull off something similar).

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Re: MCCh 2013 (22) December, 31

Post by Mattceinicram » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:28 pm

Harold wrote:As I said in another thread, it's really too bad Beyonce didn't drop her surprise album earlier - it undoubtedly would have figured into a whole lot of EOY lists, given its general acclaim and the amount of discussion it's generated both for its music and its potential status as an industry game-changer (although with regard to the latter, it's difficult to imagine too many other artists being able to pull off something similar).
I'm pretty sure it was SPIN who said they would probably consider it for a 2014 EOY list. I don't really agree with it being considered a 2014 release but at least it would make some lists. With all the high ratings it received, including an 8.8 from Pitchfork, I would be surprised if all the other publications didn't follow suit with SPIN.
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Re: MCCh 2013 (22) December, 31

Post by Harold » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:25 pm

It would not surprise me at all to see Beyoncé on next week's Pazz & Jop list - possibly very high indeed, even top 5.

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