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Post by Romain » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:30 am

Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5/10 Maybe I'm not in the mood to appreciate this band I usually like. This time, I found the songs a little bit boring.
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6/10 Once again. Nothing new, nothing exciting, nothing nothing. Not bad but exciting at all.
Cheveu - Bum 7,5/10 Always this 80's revival, and I love the 80's. Some great songs.

List in progress :

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want 8,5/10
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land 8/10
Cascadeur - Ghost Surfer 7,5/10
Cheveu - Bum 7,5/10
Mogwai - Rave Tapes 6,5/10
Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5/10
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6/10
Beck - Morning Phase 5/10

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Post by Kingoftonga » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:20 pm

The first three months of 2014 have been great; I haven't even had time to dig very much, because so many excellent releases have been eating up my time. Still need to check out EMA, Mogwai, Tinariwen, Cloud Nothings, Afghan Whigs, and Actress, among others. I can't remember a recent year that had a first quarter this strong in a long time.

War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream - 9.0
Warpaint - Warpaint 8.5
Todd Terje - It's Album Time! - 8.4
Future Islands - Singles - 8.2
Neneh Cherry - Blank Project - 8.2
St. Vincent - St. Vincent - 8.1
Wild Beasts - Present Tense - 8.0
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free - 8.0
Sun Kil Moon - Benji - 7.9
Beck - Morning Phase - 7.8
Liars - Mess - 7.0
The Notwist - Close to the Glass - 6.0

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Post by Andre » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:00 pm

Top 10 so far:

1. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
2. Wild Beasts - Present Tense
3. Beck - Morning Phase
4. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
5. Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son
6. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
7. Rosanne Cash - The River & The Thread
8. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
9. Future Islands - Singles
10. Neneh Cherry - Blank Project

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Post by DocBrown » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:18 pm

Recent stuff:

Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line - 84
Wye Oak - Shriek - 73
Macedo - Paper Doll (EP) - 72
Nothing - Guilty of Everything - 68
We Are Catchers - S/T - 62
Actress - Ghettoville - 54

My top 25 are here.

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Post by BleuPanda » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:44 pm

Updated list:
St. Vincent-St. Vincent (9.3)
Sun Kil Moon Benji (9.0)
Todd Terje It's Album Time (8.7)
Wild Beasts Present Tense (8.2)
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream (8.0)
Behemoth The Satanist (7.9)
Neneh Cherry Blank Project (7.7)
Beck Morning Phase (7.7)
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything (7.4)
Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire for No Witness (7.1)
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks-Enter the Slasher House (7.0)
East India Youth-Total Strife Forever (7.0)

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Post by Jirin » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:03 am

Might as well do an updated list since I've had some new discoveries.

St Vincent - St Vincent 93
Sun Kil Moon - Benji 93
Ambrose Akinmusire - The Imagined Savior Is Easier To Paint 92 (Again, best album title award!)
Neneh Cherry - The Blank Project 91
Quilt - Held In Splendor 89
Thee Silver Mt Zion - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour LIght On Everything 87
Bibio - The Green EP 87
Sohn - Tremors 86
The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream 85
Danilo Perez - Panama 500 85
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witnesses 84
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 84
Squarepusher x Z-MACHINES - Music For Robots 84
Beck - Morning Phase 83
David Krakauer - The Big Picture 82
Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son 81
Regina Carter - Southern Comfort 81
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - Give The People What They Want 80
Carla Bozulich - Boy 80
Real Estate - Atlas 78
The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams 75
Drive By Truckers - English Oceans 73
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 72
Mondkopf - Hades 71
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Piano Nights 70
East India Youth - Total Strife Forever 68
My Little Jeans - Pocketknife 65
Marissa Nadler - July 65
Tinariwen - Emmaar 62
Simone Felice - Strangers 60
Alejandra Rivera - La Boca 60
Behemoth - The Satanist 58
Warpaint - Warpaint 55
Roseanne Cash - The River & The Thread 55
Young Fathers - Dead 50
Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else 48

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Post by nicolas » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:19 am

I'm listening to the Sun Kil Moon album and.... wow ! that's great !
very Nebraska reminiscent

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Post by Otisredding » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:47 am

Soon there will be a new update of the MCCH of AM'ers.

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Post by Nick » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:41 am

Here's my updated list-

1. Todd Terje- It's Album Time- 90/100
2. Sun Kil Moon- Benji- 90/100
3. St. Vincent- St. Vincent- 85/100
4. The War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream- 85/100
5. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib- Piñata- 80/100
6. Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else- 80/100
7. Perfect Pussy- Say Yes to Love- 80/100
8. Real Estate- Atlas- 80/100
9. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra- Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything- 80/100
10. Elbow- The Take Off and Landing of Everything- 75/100
11. Schoolboy Q- Oxymoron- 75/100
12. Beck- Morning Phase- 75/100
13. Phantogram- Voices- 75/100
14. Against Me!- Transgender Dysphoria Blues- 70/100
15. Bruce Springsteen- High Hopes- 55/100
16. Metronomy- Love Letters- 55/100
17. Broken Bells- After the Disco- 50/100

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Post by Mattceinicram » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:31 pm

My updated list:

St Vincent- St Vincent 91
Sun Kil Moon- Benji 88
The War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream 87
Todd Terje- It's Album Time-85
Wild Beasts- Present Tense- 85
Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else- 84
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra- Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything 84
Mac Demarco- Salad Days 83
Damien Jurado- Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son 82
Future Islands- Singles 82
Neneh Cherry- Blank Project 81
Carla Bozulich- Boy 81
EMA- The Future's Void- 80
East India Youth- Total Strife Forever 80
Angel Olsen- Burn Your Fire for No Witness 80
Beck- Morning Phase 79
Behemoth- The Satanist-79
Young Fathers- Dead 78
Marissa Nadler- July 78
Real Estate- Atlas 78
Timber Timbre- 78
Against Me!- Transgender Dysphoria Blues 75
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings- Give the People What They Want 75
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks- Wig Out at Jagbags 74
Bruce Springsteen- High Hopes 57
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Post by Otisredding » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:57 pm

Mattceinicram wrote: Mac Demarco- Salad Days

84? 83? 82?

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Post by Mattceinicram » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:46 pm

Otisredding wrote:
Mattceinicram wrote: Mac Demarco- Salad Days

84? 83? 82?
oops. 83. Sorry about that! I fixed it. 8-)
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Post by jonatan » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:15 am

Hey guys

I've been listening to many of the albums you talk about in this thread. Unfortunately I'm rather specific in my tastes, I like rock music. For instance, Sun Kil Moon is too quiet for me, and most of the other things are too electronic. I noticed one album that I liked, Wooden Shjips.

Anyway, I wonder if you can recommend me some new music, that you think I would like based on this? It could also be from the last few years, doesn't have to be from 2014 necessarily.

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Post by Jirin » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:26 pm

Drive By Truckers and Hold Steady are rock.

Do you like old school R&B/soul sounds? If so, you might like Regina Carter and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings.

Bruce, you take it from here. ;)

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Post by Mattceinicram » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:35 pm

James Vincent McMorrow- Post Tropical has been criminally downplayed by the critics. Fantastic record!
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Post by DocBrown » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:06 pm

jonatan wrote:Hey guys

I like rock music. For instance, Sun Kil Moon is too quiet for me, and most of the other things are too electronic. Anyway, I wonder if you can recommend me some new music, that you think I would like based on this?
Can't say enough about the new Band of Skulls, "Himalayan", or their fellow Brighton band, Blood Red Shoes. Both straight up guitar rock bands. Also, I'm enjoying Johnny Foreigners' "You Can Do Better", but I gotta admit, they're a bit of an acquired taste. I think the British are the only people still listening to (or making) rock. From a recent NPR blog post by Carl Wilson (the Montreal journalist, not the dead Beach Boy):
"Rock fans right now are in denial that rock's becoming a vintage, heritage music, just like jazz, blues, soul, funk and other period forms. Even rap might be heading the same way. That doesn't mean great work can't be done there, but it will face the puzzle of how to honor its inheritance while speaking to new circumstances. It may never again be where the main cultural heat is, except as a hybrid ingredient. But there's no shame in that."
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What is "grappa"?

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Post by PlasticRam » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:24 pm

Otisredding wrote:What is "grappa"?
You're breaking character! :angry-nono:
I feel like that

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Post by Luke JR68 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:42 pm

Well, i've finally listened to 5 albums from 2014, so hopefully that'll be sufficient for a list

1. Behemoth – The Satanist (Great 8.75)
2. Young Fathers – Dead (Great 8.25)
3. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time (Great 8)
4. St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Great-Good 7.75)
5. War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream (Great-Good 7.75)

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Post by Otisredding » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:42 pm

Sorry, I'm a little stunned (I drank too much grappa)

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Post by Matski » Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:38 pm

Jirin wrote:Bump my rating of Ambrose Akinmusire up to 91.

I strongly encourage others to listen to this album too. It's a jazz album with some vocal songs and some instrumental songs, and absolutely entrancing.
As just attested to on the 'Now Playing' topic, I'm mainly listening to jazz this weekend. Heard this for the first time yesterday and on initial opinion I have to agree with you - wonderful record.

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Post by HRS » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:49 am

The new Kelis! Old school, fun and sweet. Such a great change of pace - and my favorite album cover of the year.

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Post by DocBrown » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:34 pm

Streaming Fear of Men's Loom at Pitchfork. Outstanding Britpop. An 89 at Metacritic.

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Post by Mattceinicram » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:05 am

I also am loving Fear of Men. Some of these melodies are quite irresistible.
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Post by DocBrown » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:45 pm

Just consolidating recent posts and new listening for OtisRedding's AMMCCh

Band of Skulls - Himalayan - 91
The War On Drugs - Lost In the Dream - 88
Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line - 84
Drowners - S/T - 79
Todd Terje - It's Album Time - 77
Tokyo Police Club - Forcefield - 74
Wye Oak - Shriek - 73
Timber Timber - Hot Dreams - 72
Macedo - Paper Doll (EP) - 72
The Belle Brigade - Just Because - 71
MØ - No Mythologies to Follow - 70
Nothing - Guilty of Everything - 68
Future Islands - Singles - 66
Liars - Mess - 64
Joan As Police Woman - The Classic - 64
We Are Catchers - S/T - 62
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War - 62
Eternal Summers - The Drop Beneath - 61
Actress - Ghettoville - 54

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Post by Nassim » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:13 pm

I'm still a bit late in my listening.


Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else : 9
The Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast : 9
EMA - The Future's Void : 8,5
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra- Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything : 8
Todd Terje - It's Album Time ! : 7,5
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dreams : 7
Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love : 7
OFF! - Wasted Years : 7
Mac De Marco - Salad Days : 7
Wye Oak - Shriek : 6,5
Pixies - Indie Cindy : 6
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues : 6
Sun Kil Moon - Benji : 4

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Post by Otisredding » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:31 pm

This is my update

Sun Kil Moon: Benji (85)
St Vincent: St Vincent (83)
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra: Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything  (80)
Neneh Cherry: Blank Project (79)
Cloud Nothings: Here And Nowhere Else (76)
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings: Give the People What They Want (75)
Tinariwen: Emmaar (75)
Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness (74)
Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams (73)
Wild Beasts: Present Tense (72)
Marissa Nadler: July (72)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib: Piñata (72)
Carla Bozulich: Boy (71)
The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream (70)
Future Islands: Singles (69)
East India Youth: Total Strife Forever (68)
Young Fathers: Dead (68)
Liars: Mess (67)
Perfect Pussy: Say Yes To Love (67)
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains: Piano Ombre (67)
Temples: Sun Structures (66)
Todd Terje: It's Album Time (66)
Ásgeir: In the Silence (65)
Sohn: Tremors (65)
Damien Jurado: Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son (64)
The Men: Tomorrow's Hits (64)
Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks: Wig Out at Jagbags (62)
Behemoth: The Satanist (61)
Mogwai: Rave Tapes (60)
Lydia Loveless: Somewhere Else (60)
EMA: The Future's Void (60)
Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues (59)
The Notwist: Close To The Glass (54)
Actress: Ghettoville (53)
Beck: Morning Phase (52)
Polar Bear: In Each And Every One (51)
Mac DeMarco: Salad Days (50)
Warpaint: Warpaint (48)

Soon the second list I've been able to do thanks to good sense of: Nick - Jirin - Rocky Raccoon - Chris K. - DocBrown - Stephan - Mattceinicram - Romain - Otisredding - Gillingham - Maschine_Man - guigs2910 - BleuPanda - granit - Nassim - Kingoftonga - Luke JR68

You still have time to update your scores.

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Post by Romain » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:55 pm

Breton - War Room Stories 5 Nothing memorable.
Skip The Use - Little Armageddon 8 A good simple pop/rock album. A lot of catching melodies.


Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want 8,5
Skip The Use - Little Armageddon 8
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land 8
Cascadeur - Ghost Surfer 7,5
Cheveu - Bum 7,5
Mogwai - Rave Tapes 6,5
Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6
Beck - Morning Phase 5
Breton - War Room Stories 5

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Post by Luke JR68 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:14 pm

Behemoth – The Satanist (Great 8.75)
Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else (Great 8.5)
Young Fathers – Dead (Great 8.25)
Todd Terje – It’s Album Time (Great 8)
St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Great-Good 7.75)
War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream (Great-Good 7.75)

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1. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
2. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
3. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
4. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
5. Future Islands - Singles
6. Real Estate - Atlas
7. Tinariwen - Emmaar
8. Carla Bozulich - Boy
9. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Wig Out At Jagbags
10. Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love

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Post by Gillingham » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:47 pm

Don't have a lot of updates since last time.

Sun Kil Moon - Benji: 82
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire for no Witness: 78
Millie & Andrea - Drop the Vowels: 76
East India Youth - Total Strive Forever: 74
Tinariwen - Emmaar: 72
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son: 70
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream: 70
Efdemin - Decay: 70
Tycho - Awake: 68
Warpaint - Warpaint: 68
Habib Koité - Soô: 68
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything: 66
Todd Terje - It's Album Time: 64
St. Vincent - St. Vincent: 62
Neneh Cherry - Blank Project: 62
Beck - Morning Phase: 62
Actress - Ghettoville: 60
The Notwist - Close to the Glass: 52

New additions in bold and changes in italics.

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Post by PlasticRam » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:02 pm

I'm unclear whether this list arrives soon enough to be considered in the rankings, but at least it can be in the rankings after that.

Todd Terje - It's Album Time: 9.1
Wild Beasts - Present Tense: 8.6
Behemoth - The Satanist: 8.5
Beck - Morning Phase: 8.4
St. Vincent - St. Vincent: 8.0
Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son: 7.3
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream: 7.3
Sun Kil Moon - Benji: 6.0
Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes: 4.5

I have listened to couple of other albums too, but can't remember them :?
I feel like that

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Post by Otisredding » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:28 pm

PlasticRam wrote:I'm unclear whether this list arrives soon enough to be considered in the rankings, but at least it can be in the rankings after that.
Sure.

On April 25, I try to publish the results

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Post by Chris K. » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:03 am

My updated list:

St. Vincent - 92
The War on Drugs - 90
Beck - 88
Real Estate - 88
Angel Olsen - 85
Mac DeMarco - 85
Todd Terje - 85
Wild Beasts - 82
Sun Kil Moon - 82
Future Islands - 81
Cloud Nothings - 81
Liars - 80
Perfect Pussy - 80
EMA - 79
Marissa Nadler - 79
Tinariwen - 79
Protomartyr - 76

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Post by Otisredding » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:22 am

And this is the second list I've been able to do thanks to good sense of: Nick - Jirin - Rocky Raccoon - Chris K. - DocBrown - Stephan - Mattceinicram - Romain – Otisredding - Gillingham - Maschine_Man - guigs2910 - BleuPanda - granit - Nassim - Kingoftonga - Luke JR68 - PlasticRam

Of course, anyone can post here your lists and change them whenever you want

The albums that have received less than four ratings have been excluded from the list.

The weighted average is based on a formulation that includes a) the average of ratings and b) the number of sources have rated the album.

35 - The Notwist – Close to the Glass: 59,7 (6)
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34 - Actress - Ghettoville: 60,2 (4)
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33 - Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else: 60,6 (5)
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32 - Broken Bells - After the Disco: 61,8 (5)
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31 - Warpaint – Warpaint: 63,5 (8)
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30 - Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks - Wig Out at Jagbags: 67,2 (4)
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29 - Temples – Sun Structures: 68,9 (4)
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28 - Liars - Mess: 69,2 (4)
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27 - East India Youth - Total Strife Forever: 69,6 (7)
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26 - Rosanne Cash – The River & the Thread: 69,7 (6)
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25 - Tinariwen - Emmaar: 70,4 (6)
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24 - Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues: 70,5 (7)
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23 - Mac DeMarco - Salad Days: 70,9 (4)
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22 - Behemoth - The Satanist: 71,0 (7)
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21- Drive By Truckers - English Oceans: 71,2 (4)
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20 - Quilt - Held In Splendor: 71,4 (4)
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19 - Youth Fathers - Dead: 71,8 (6)
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18 - Marissa Nadler - July: 72,6 (6)
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17 - Perfect Pussy - Say Yes to Love: 73,2 (4)
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16 - Carla Bozulich - Boy: 74,6 (5)
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15 - EMA: The Future's Void: 74,9 (4)
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14 - Future Islands - Singles: 75,2 (5)
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13 - Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son: 75,2 (9)
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12 - Beck - Morning Phase: 76,4 (15)
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11 - Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want: 76,6 (6)
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10 - Wild Beasts - Present Tense: 76,7 (12)
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09 - Real Estate - Atlas: 79,1 (6)
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08 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything: 80,1 (11)
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07 - Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witnesses: 80,3 (10)
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06 - Sun Kil Moon - Benji: 80,5 (14)
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05 - Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else: 81,4 (5)
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04 - Neneh Cherry - Blank Project: 81,7 (10)
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03 - Todd Terje - It's Album Time!: 82,2 (12)
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02 - The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream: 82,6 (14)
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01 - St. Vincent - St. Vincent: 86,0 (16)
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Henrik » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:05 am

Many thanks Otis!

It will be interesting to see whether the critics' EOY lists will look mostly like the Mega-Critic list or this list. I have a feeling it will be this one. Conclusion: We are more critics than the critics themselves! :D
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Otisredding » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:27 am

Missing your list, Henrik

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Post by Henrik » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:26 am

I don't have one. My listening to music from 2014 is more or less the songs in the AMF chart. Which is a great improvement compared to the last few years.
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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by PlasticRam » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:09 pm

Thanks for your work Otis!

Edit: Yeah it's fine, was just worried that it wasn't included in the rankings.
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Post by Otisredding » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:14 pm

Sorry, PlasticRam.

Your list is included. I have made ​​a mistake in the list of AM'ers, but not in the data.

This would have been the top 10 not counting your scores:


1 - St. Vincent - St. Vincent: 85.9 (15)
2 - The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream: 82.9 (13)
3 - Neneh Cherry - Project Blank: 81.8 (10)
4 - Sun Kil Moon - Benji: 81.6 (13)
5 - Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else: 81.5 (5)
6 - Todd Terje - It's Time Album: 81 (11)
7 - Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witnesses: 80.4 (10)
8 - Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off We Get Free Pour Light on Everything: 80.1 (11)
9 - Real Estate - Atlas: 79.1 (6)
10 - Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want: 76.6 (6)

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Post by Romain » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:05 pm

Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War 6,5 I usually love this band a lot but they just realized their weakest album.
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 6,5 Two much for me.
Shaka Ponk - The White Pixel Ape 8 Ready for the party?
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 5,5 Cool, I always love the kitchy French film music in the 70's/80's…ooooh.. It's 2014 album…OK.


Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want 8,5
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land 8
Shaka Ponk - The White Pixel Ape 7,5
Skip The Use - Little Armageddon 7,5
Cascadeur - Ghost Surfer 7,5
Cheveu - Bum 7,5
Mogwai - Rave Tapes 6,5
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 6,5
Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War 6,5
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 5,5
Beck - Morning Phase 5
Breton - War Room Stories 5

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Luke JR68 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:07 pm

Behemoth – The Satanist (Great 8.75)
Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else (Great 8.5)
Wild Beasts - Present Tense (Great 8.25) (I'm confident this one will rise once i give it some more thorough listening)
Young Fathers – Dead (Great 8.25)
Todd Terje – It’s Album Time (Great 8)
St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Great-Good 7.75)
War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream (Great-Good 7.75)

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Post by Nick » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:02 pm

Thanks Otisredding! Woooooo Todd Terje in the top3! :D

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Rocky Raccoon » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:37 pm

It's been a busy time for me, so I haven't had the opportunity to do much listening lately, but here's an update for March and April.

Perfect Pussy - 75 (A nice slice of modern-day riot girl, with some experimentation thrown in.)
Cloud Nothings - 75 (Comes up a little short of Attack on Memory but still good stuff.)
The Hold Steady - 75 (Not as good as their holy trinity of albums, but a nice bounce back after the last one.)
Todd Terje - 70 (Beeps and boops has never been my favorite style of music, but they are pretty good beeps and boops. Sometimes, though, I do need words.)
War on Drugs - 65 (Not bad, but the songs tend to drag on and lose my interest.)


Previously rated
St. Vincent - 85
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra - 80
Beck - 80
Timothy Bloom - 75
Against Me! - 75
Angel Olsen - 75
Lydia Loveless - 75
Drive-by Truckers - 70
Rosanne Cash - 70
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - 70
Damien Jurado - 70
Lake Street Dive - 70
Tinariwen - 70
Broken Bells - 70
Sun Kil Moon - 70
Warpaint - 65
Cibo Matto - 60

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Romain » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:48 pm

Maximo Park - Too Much Information 8 I always love this band. And this album is good, like always.
Ed Harcourt - Time Of Dust 8,5 Short but almost perfect. Amazing melodies.


Ed Harcourt - Time Of Dust 8,5
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want 8,5
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land 8
Maximo Park - Too Much Information 8
Shaka Ponk - The White Pixel Ape 7,5
Skip The Use - Little Armageddon 7,5
Cascadeur - Ghost Surfer 7,5
Cheveu - Bum 7,5
Mogwai - Rave Tapes 6,5
St. Vincent - St. Vincent 6,5
Notwist - Close to the glass 6,5
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War 6,5
Wild Beasts - Present Tense 6
Beck - Morning Phase 5
Breton - War Room Stories 5
Todd Terje - It's Album Time 4,5

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by irreduciblekoan » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:56 am

The new Fennesz album is shaping up to be something special if early critical buzz is any indication. As a great fan of Endless Summer, Venice and Black Sea, I can't wait to hear it.

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Post by Luke JR68 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:19 pm

Behemoth – The Satanist (Great 8.75)
Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else (Great 8.5)
Wild Beasts - Present Tense (Great 8.25)
Young Fathers – Dead (Great 8.25)
Todd Terje – It’s Album Time (Great 8)
St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Great-Good 7.75)
War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream (Great-Good 7.75)
Future - Honest (Good 7.5) (It wears thin after a while, but it is still a solid package)

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Re: Albums of 2014

Post by Jirin » Thu May 01, 2014 7:07 pm

irreduciblekoan wrote:The new Fennesz album is shaping up to be something special if early critical buzz is any indication. As a great fan of Endless Summer, Venice and Black Sea, I can't wait to hear it.
Fennesz - Mecs 87

And unlike other Fennesz albums, it's on Spotify!

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