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MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by Otisredding » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:11 am

The best albums of 2014 (update January 31)

The numbers presented next to each album title are the weighted average rating and the number of reviews (out of 31 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 + Ausralia: Gaffa-dk; Gaffa-sw; Jenesaispop; Laut; LesInrocks; Mondosonoro; Music-story; Nojesguiden; Ondarock; Plattentests; Playgroundmag; Rip It Up; Sentire Ascoltare.
UK: DIY; Drowned In Sound; The Guardian; Music OMH; NME; The Line Of Best Fit; The Skinny; The 405.
USA + Canada: Allmusic; AV Club; Consequence Of Sound; Exclaim!; Paste; Pitchfork; Popmatters; Rolling Stone; Spin; Tinymixtapes


10 - Broken Bells: After the Disco - 73,6 (8)
Highlights: After the Disco - Perfect World - Control
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 679115.jpg[/imgsize]

09 - Actress: Ghettoville - 76,7 (17)
Highlights: Gaze - Rap - Corner
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 693983.jpg[/imgsize]

08 - Warpaint: Warpaint – 77,0 (29)
Highlights: Love Is To Die - Keep It Healthy - Hi
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 676121.jpg[/imgsize]

07 - Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks: Wig Out at Jagbags – 77,2 (29)
Highlights: Lariat – Planetary Motion - Cinnamon and Lesbians
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 675827.jpg[/imgsize]

06 - Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings: Give the People What They Want - 77,3 (23)
Highlights: Retreat! - Making Up and Breaking Up (And Making Up and Breaking Up Over Again) - People Don’t Get What They Deserve
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 683988.jpg[/imgsize]

05 - Damien Jurado: Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son - 77,5 (21)
Highlights: Silver Katherine - Metallic Cloud - Silver Timothy
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 684970.jpg[/imgsize]

04 - Mogwai: Rave Tapes - 77,7 (29)
Highlights: Remurdered - The Lord Is Out Of Control - Blues Hour
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 680346.jpg[/imgsize]

03 - Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues – 77,9 (15)
Highlights: Transgender Dysphoria Blues - True Trans Soul Rebel - Two Coffins
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 680949.jpg[/imgsize]

02 - East India Youth: Total Strife Forever - 81,8 (12)
Highlights: Looking for Someone - Dripping Down - Heaven, How Long
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 691390.jpg[/imgsize]

01 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra: Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything - 82,4 (19)
Highlights: What We Loved Was Not Enough - Austerity Blues - Fuck Off Get Free (For The Island Of Montreal)
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 683514.jpg[/imgsize]
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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January, 31

Post by Henrik » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:25 am

Great, Otisredding! Thanks for doing this another year!!!

How did you determine the highlight songs?
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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January, 31

Post by Otisredding » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:41 am

Henrik wrote:How did you determine the highlight songs?
Thanks, Henrik

I expected this question

There are some sites that (in addition to review) highlights some songs. I make a small ranking and put the three songs most valued.

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January, 31

Post by Henrik » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:01 am

Otisredding wrote:
Henrik wrote:How did you determine the highlight songs?
Thanks, Henrik

I expected this question

There are some sites that (in addition to review) highlights some songs. I make a small ranking and put the three songs most valued.
That's awesome. The reason I asked is that this could then be the source for nominated to the AMF chart. However, as only one song (I think) will be nominated for the chart, would it be right to always take the first track that you have listed?

The albums in question for next week's chart are the ones from East India Youth, Stephen Malkmus, Actress and Broken Bells.
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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by Otisredding » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:06 am

The problem is that there are often several songs tied.

In this case, I try to break the tie by reading the reviews of other websites. So I can know which songs are the most commented.

Now the three songs are in alphabetical order. I'll try to put them in order of "popularity". (coming soon)

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by Henrik » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:11 pm

Otisredding wrote:The problem is that there are often several songs tied.

In this case, I try to break the tie by reading the reviews of other websites. So I can know which songs are the most commented.

Now the three songs are in alphabetical order. I'll try to put them in order of "popularity". (coming soon)
Thanks! However, this is not really needed for other albums than the ones I mentioned. Don't spend too much time on it.
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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by Bruno » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:38 pm

Good start, Otisredding!

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by Mattceinicram » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:52 pm

Awesome! Thanks for doing this!
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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by Harold » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:43 pm

And away we go...

Looks like 2014 is off to a strong start. This time last year there were 4 albums with a score of 77 or higher - we've already got twice that number.

Thanks, Otisredding!

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by blackandbianco » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:05 pm

Haven't heard any of 2014 yet, I guess time to dive into these. Thanks so much!

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January, 31

Post by Otisredding » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:13 pm

Henrik wrote:However, as only one song (I think) will be nominated for the chart, would it be right to always take the first track that you have listed?

Highlights

I have edited the text. Now the first song is the most valued

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by Setherex » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:39 am

Love the list and the added songs, Otis! Thank you very much! :)

Just as a curious suggestion in attempting to scrounge more out of your efforts - I know listing the top 100 twice a month is a pointless effort. But, for us who use your list to look into new music, would it be too much effort to list the albums up to the 70,0 score, to get a few more albums as an 'Honorable Mentions' mark? You totally don't need to list songs, or even rank them, I just think it would be really interesting, haha.

With so much good music, it's a shame to leave some of it out, I think. But either way, your work is amazing! Looking forward to how it all shapes up ^_^

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by Jirin » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:29 am

Awesome. So far the only albums I've found from this year are Thee Silver Mt Sion and Damien Jurado.

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by Otisredding » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:38 pm

Setherex wrote:would it be too much effort to list the albums up to the 70,0 score

11 - Ásgeir: In the Silence - 72,6 (9)
12 - I Break Horses: Chiaroscuro - 72,0 (20)
13 - James Vincent McMorrow: Post Tropical - 72,0 (20)

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by Setherex » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:53 am

Otisredding wrote:
Setherex wrote:would it be too much effort to list the albums up to the 70,0 score

11 - Ásgeir: In the Silence - 72,6 (9)
12 - I Break Horses: Chiaroscuro - 72,0 (20)
13 - James Vincent McMorrow: Post Tropical - 72,0 (20)
Brilliant! Haha. Thanks again, Otis. That'll tie me over plenty. As some have mentioned, this is definitely looking like a pleasant year so far. Looking forward to what comes ^_^

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by simoncurtis » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:58 am

Thank you for this amazing work - love it!

This is not a criticism at all but I wondered why you do not use Q or Mojo for the UK ratings? They are the oldest (Q) and most respected (Mojo) monthly magazines in the UK and the only ones I read every month.

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by Future Critic » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:55 pm

I'm really excited that this is back, Otisredding! Also a bit surprised that Roseanne Cash's "The River & the Thread" didn't make the cut, as I was expecting it to top the January list. I assume it fell short on the minimum number of reviews?

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by Otisredding » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:03 pm

simoncurtis wrote:I wondered why you do not use Q or Mojo for the UK ratings? They are the oldest (Q) and most respected (Mojo) monthly magazines in the UK and the only ones I read every month.

Indeed, Q, Uncut, Mojo are three prestigious music magazines (also here in Spain), but do not publish their reviews online...

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by Otisredding » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:07 pm

Future Critic wrote:Also a bit surprised that Roseanne Cash's "The River & the Thread" didn't make the cut, as I was expecting it to top the January list. I assume it fell short on the minimum number of reviews?

Roseanne Cash only has had five ratings (it takes seven). Maybe February 15 ...

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Re: MCCh 2014 (01) January 31

Post by simoncurtis » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:46 am

Otisredding wrote:
simoncurtis wrote:I wondered why you do not use Q or Mojo for the UK ratings? They are the oldest (Q) and most respected (Mojo) monthly magazines in the UK and the only ones I read every month.

Indeed, Q, Uncut, Mojo are three prestigious music magazines (also here in Spain), but do not publish their reviews online...

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Ok I understand! And thanks again!

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