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MCCh 2014 (13) July 31

Post by Otisredding » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:28 am

The best albums of 2014 (update July 31)

The numbers presented next to each album title are the weighted average rating and the number of reviews (out of 32 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.

The magazines I used for the ratings were:
EUR + Australia: Gaffa-dk; Gaffa-sw; Jenesaispop; Laut; LesInrocks; Mondosonoro; Music-story; Musikexpress; Nojesguiden; Ondarock; Plattentests; Playgroundmag; Sentire Ascoltare; The Music
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

Highlights: These are the top three songs from the album according to Allmusic, Consequence of Sound, Jenesaispop, Plattentests, The Irish Times, The Independent, Digital Spy, BostonGlobe, etc..

New entry or Re-entry

Out:
Lee Fields & The Expressions: Emma Jean
Gruff Rhys: American Interior


70 - Lana Del Rey: Ultraviolence - 74,4 (28)
Highlights: West Coast - Old Money - Cruel World
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 767821.jpg[/imgsize]

69 - Bob Mould: Beauty & Ruin – 74,5 (24)
Highlights: Kid with Crooked Face - I Don't Know You Anymore - Hey Mr. Grey
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 747596.jpg[/imgsize]

68 - Reigning Sound: Shatered - 74,6 (10)
Highlights: Falling Rain - Never Coming Home - My My
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_40 ... 764322.jpg[/imgsize]

67 - The Men: Tomorrow's Hits – 74,8 (23)
Highlights: Different Days - Another Night - Pearly Gates
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 686483.jpg[/imgsize]

66 - Anathema: Distant Satellites – 74,9 (12)
Highlights: Anathema - Distant Satellites - The Lost Song, Pt. 3
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 745129.jpg[/imgsize]

65 - Ratking: So It Goes – 75,0 (18)
Highlights: Snow Beach - So It Goes - So Sick Stories
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 696556.jpg[/imgsize]

64 - Perfect Pussy: Say Yes To Love – 75,0 (20)
Highlights: Interference Fits - Driver - Work
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 697531.jpg[/imgsize]

63 - La Roux: Trouble in Paradise – 75,0 (24)
Highlights: Uptight Downtown - Silent Partner - Let Me Down Gently
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 741660.jpg[/imgsize]

62 - Temples: Sun Structures – 75,1 (26)
Highlights: Shelter Song - Mesmerise - Keep In The Dark
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 689061.jpg[/imgsize]

61 - Agalloch: The Serpent & the Sphere – 75,1 (8)
Highlights: The Astral Dialogue - Birth and Death of the Pillars of Creation - Celestial Effigy
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 745636.jpg[/imgsize]

60 - Sleaford Mods: Divine and Exit – 75,1 (8)
Highlights: Tweet Tweet Tweet - From Rags to Richards - The Corgi
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 739246.jpg[/imgsize]

59 - Jungle: Jungle - 75,2 (21)
Highlights: Busy Earnin' - The Heat - Time
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 747108.jpg[/imgsize]

58 - A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Sea When Absent – 75,2 (10)
Highlights: In Love with Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing) - Crushin' - Byebye, Big Ocean (The End)
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 758239.jpg[/imgsize]

57 - Slow Club: Complete Surrender - 75,3 (14)
Highlights: Suffering You, Suffering Me - The Queen’s Nose - Everything Is New
[imgsize 200x200]http://files.jenesaispop.com/wp-content ... render.jpg[/imgsize]

56 - Kelis: Food – 75,4 (28)
Highlights: Jerk Ribs - Cobbler - Hooch
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 713885.jpg[/imgsize]

55 - Jack White: Lazaretto – 75,5 (31)
Highlights: Lazaretto - Would You Fight for My Love? - Alone in My Home
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 748983.jpg[/imgsize]

54 - Ben Frost: Aurora – 75,5 (18)
Highlights: Venter - Nolan - Secant
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 731380.jpg[/imgsize]

53 – The Afghan Whigs: Do to the Beast – 75,5 (27)
Highlights: The Lottery - Algiers - Parked Outside
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 729885.jpg[/imgsize]

52 - Fucked Up: Glass Boys – 75,6 (23)
Highlights: Glass Boys - Paper the House - Echo Boomer
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 721637.jpg[/imgsize]

51 - Alvvays: Alvvays - 75,8 (18)
Highlights: Adult Diversion - Atop a Cake - Archie, Marry Me
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 763986.jpg[/imgsize]

50 - Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty – 76,1 (19)
Highlights: #Cake - They Come in Gold - Forerunner Foray
[imgsize 200x200]http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/albums/20857/ ... 761557.jpg[/imgsize]

49 - Conor Oberst: Upside Down Mountain – 76,1 (27)
Highlights: Zigzagging Toward the Light - You Are Your Mother’s Child - Hundreds Of Ways
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 739050.jpg[/imgsize]

48 - White Lung: Deep Fantasy – 76,2 (22)
Highlights: Down It Goes - Lucky One - Wrong Star
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 749968.jpg[/imgsize]

47 - Marissa Nadler: July – 76,3 (21)
Highlights: Dead City Emily - 1923 - Drive
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 683401.jpg[/imgsize]

46 - Tinariwen: Emmaar – 76,3 (20)
Highlights: Imdiwanin Ahi Tifhamam - Toumast Tincha - Imidiwan Ahi Sigdim
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 686267.jpg[/imgsize]

45 - The Notwist: Close To The Glass – 76,3 (28)
Highlights: Kong - 7-Hour-Drive – Casino
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 686470.jpg[/imgsize]

44 - Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks: Wig Out at Jagbags – 76,4 (30)
Highlights: Lariat - Planetary Motion - J Smoov
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 675827.jpg[/imgsize]

43 - Douglas Dare: Whelm – 76,4 (8)
Highlights: London's Rose - Swim - Clockwork
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 741842.jpg[/imgsize]

42 - Mastodon: Once More 'Round The Sun – 76,5 (23)
Highlights: The Motherload - High Road - Diamond In The Witch House
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 758836.jpg[/imgsize]

41 - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib: Piñata – 76,5 (17)
Highlights: Deeper - Thuggin' – Shitsville
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 718423.jpg[/imgsize]

40 - Fear of Men: Loom – 76,5 (14)
Highlights: Waterfall - Luna - Descent
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 731317.jpg[/imgsize]

39 - Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues – 76,7 (20)
Highlights: Transgender Dysphoria Blues - True Trans Soul Rebel - Two Coffins
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 680949.jpg[/imgsize]

38 - Warpaint: Warpaint – 76,9 (31)
Highlights: Love Is To Die – Hi - Keep It Healthy
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 676121.jpg[/imgsize]

37 - Carla Bozulich: Boy – 76,9 (11)
Highlights: Lazy Crossbones - Deeper Than The Well - One Hard Man
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 686502.jpg[/imgsize]

36- Sohn: Tremors - 76,9 (24)
Highlights: The Wheel - Tremors – Artifice
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 710309.jpg[/imgsize]

35 - Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings: Give the People What They Want – 77,0 (26)
Highlights: Retreat! - Making Up And Breaking Up (And Making Up And Breaking Up Over Again) - Stranger To My Happiness
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 683988.jpg[/imgsize]

34 - Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams - 77,1 (21)
Highlights: Hot Dreams - Beat the Drum Slowly - Curtains?!
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 714378.jpg[/imgsize]

33 - The Horrors: Luminous – 77,2 (27)
Highlights: I See You - So Now You Know - In and Out of Sight
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 722581.jpg[/imgsize]

32 - Fennesz: Bécs – 77,6 (9)
Highlights: Liminality - Static Kings - Bécs
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 716200.jpg[/imgsize]

31 - Todd Terje: It's Album Time – 77,9 (27)
Highlights: Inspector Norse - Delorean Dynamite - Strandbar
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 697888.jpg[/imgsize]

30 - Young Fathers: Dead – 77,9 (17)
Highlights: War - Get Up - No Way
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 688073.jpg[/imgsize]

29 - Actress: Ghettoville – 78,2 (23)
Highlights: Gaze - Rap - Corner
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 693983.jpg[/imgsize]

28 - Liars: Mess – 78,3 (28)
Highlights: Mask Maker - Mess On A Mission - I’m No Gold
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 713853.jpg[/imgsize]

27 - First Aid Kit: Stay Gold - 78,4 (25)
Highlights: My Silver Lining - Shatered & Hollow - Stay Gold
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 734833.jpg[/imgsize]

26 - Total Control: Typical System - 78,5 (7)
Highlights: Glass - Flesh War - Safety Net
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 731785.jpg[/imgsize]

25 - Damien Jurado: Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son – 78,6 (23)
Highlights: Silver Katherine - Metallic Cloud - Silver Timothy
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 684970.jpg[/imgsize]

24 - Mogwai: Rave Tapes – 79,0 (31)
Highlights: Remurdered - The Lord Is Out Of Control - Hexon Bogon
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 680346.jpg[/imgsize]

23 - The Soft Pink Truth: Why Do The Heathen Rage? - 79,1 (11)
Highlights: Black Metal - Ready to Fuck - Buried by Time and Dust
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 756911.jpg[/imgsize]

22 - East India Youth: Total Strife Forever – 79,1 (19)
Highlights: Hinterland - Heaven, How Long - Dripping Down
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 691390.jpg[/imgsize]

21 - Lykke Li - I Never Learn – 79,2 (28)
Highlights: I Never Learn - Gunshot - No Rest for the Wicked
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 731319.jpg[/imgsize]

20 - Cloud Nothings: Here And Nowhere Else – 79,2 (26)
Highlights: I'm Not Part Of Me - Psychic Trauma - Now Hear In
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 701948.jpg[/imgsize]

19 - Parquet Courts: Sunbathing Animal – 79,2 (27)
Highlights: Instant Disassembly - Black & White - Always Back in Town
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 725955.jpg[/imgsize]

18 - Future Islands: Singles – 79,2 (27)
Highlights: Seasons (Waiting On You) - A Dream of You & Me - Light House
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 719440.jpg[/imgsize]

17 - Behemoth: The Satanist – 79,4 (12)
Highlights: Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel - O Father O Satan O Sun! - Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 687441.jpg[/imgsize]

16 - The Antlers: Familiars – 79,5 (27)
Highlights: Palace - Hotel - Refuge
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 740782.jpg[/imgsize]

15 - Tune-Yards: Nikki Nack – 80,1 (28)
Highlights: Wait for a Minute - Water Fountain - Time of Dark
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 731320.jpg[/imgsize]

14 - Beck: Morning Phase – 80,2 (31)
Highlights: Blue Moon - Morning - Turn Away
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 694324.jpg[/imgsize]

13 - Owen Pallet: In Conflict – 80,4 (27)
Highlights: The Riverbed - I Am Not Afraid - On a Path
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 714823.jpg[/imgsize]

12 - Mac DeMarco: Salad Days – 80,9 (25)
Highlights: Passing Out Pieces - Let Her Go - Treat Her Better
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 694237.jpg[/imgsize]

11 - EMA: The Future's Void – 81,1 (27)
Highlights: 3Jane - So Blonde - Solace
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 710763.jpg[/imgsize]

10 - Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness – 82,2 (28)
Highlights: White Fire - Forgiven/Forgotten – Windows
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 677187.jpg[/imgsize]

09 - Damon Albarn: Everyday Robots – 82,5 (30)
Highlights: Everyday Robots - Lonely Press Play - Heavy Seas of Love
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 718172.jpg[/imgsize]

08 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra: Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything - 82,9 (22)
Highlights: What We Loved Was Not Enough - Fuck Off Get Free (For The Island Of Montreal) - Take Away These Early Grave Blues
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 683514.jpg[/imgsize]

07 - Sharon Van Etten: Are We There – 83,2 (25)
Highlights: Your Love Is Killing Me - Tarifa - Every Time the Sun Comes Up
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 713437.jpg[/imgsize]

06 - Neneh Cherry: Blank Project – 83,7 (29)
Highlights: Out Of The Black - Blank Project – Naked
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 680233.jpg[/imgsize]

05 - Wild Beasts: Present Tense – 83,9 (27)
Highlights: Wanderlust - A Simple Beautiful Truth – Mecca
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 687945.jpg[/imgsize]

04 - Sun Kil Moon: Benji – 84,2 (24)
Highlights: Carissa - Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes - Micheline
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 689105.jpg[/imgsize]

03 - St Vincent: St Vincent – 85,9 (31)
Highlights: Digital Witness - Prince Johnny - Severed Crossed Fingers
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 698038.jpg[/imgsize]

02 - The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream – 86,4 (30)
Highlights: Red Eyes - Under The Pressure - Eyes To The Wind
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 691014.jpg[/imgsize]

01 - Swans: To Be Kind – 87,3 (29)
Highlights: A Little God in My Hands - Oxygen - She Loves Us
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 736101.jpg[/imgsize]
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Re: MCCh 2014 (13) July 31

Post by Otisredding » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:54 am

Setherex wrote:would it be too much effort to list the albums up to the 70,0 score
71 - Gruff Rhys: American Interior - 74,4 (15)
72 - Future: Honest - 74 (15)
73 - Glass Animals: ZABA - 74 (15)
74 - Hundred Waters: The Moon Rang Like A Bell - 74 (12)
75 - How To Dress Well: What Is This Heart - 73,9 (26)
76 - Lee Fields & The Expressions: Emma Jean - 73,9 (9)
77 - MØ: No Mythologies to Follow - 73,9 (21)
78 - Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains: Piano Ombre - 73,8 (14)
79 - Nickel Creek: A Dotted Line - 73,8 (8)
80 - King Creosote: From Scotland With Love - 73,8 (13)
81 - 00100: Gamel - 73,7 (10)
82 - Eagulls: Eagulls - 73,6 (21)
83 - Lydia Loveless: Somewhere Else - 73,5 (11)
84 - Chet Faker: Built On Glass - 73,4 (16)
85 - Morrissey: World Peace Is None Of Your Business - 73,4 (30)
86 - Sylvan Esso: Sylvan Esso - 73,4 (18)
87 - Hamilton Leithauser: Black Hours - 73,3 (23)
88 - Röyksopp & Robyn: Do It Again - 73,3 (21)
89 - Wye Oak: Shiriek - 73,2 (24)
90 - Manic Street Preachers: Futurology - 73,2 (15)
91 - Elbow: The Take Off And Landing Of Everything - 73,2 (24)
92 - Real Estate: Atlas - 73,1 (28)
93 - Jenny Lewis: The Voyager - 73,1 (17)
94 - Jolie Holland: Wine Dark Sea - 73 (13)
95 - Ásgeir: In the Silence - 72,8 (14)
96 - Roddy Frame: Seven Dials - 72,8 (7)
97 - Schoolboy Q: Oxymoron - 72,7 (22)
98 - Rosanne Cash: The River & The Thread - 72,7 (11)
99 - Taylor McFerrin: Early Riser - 72,7 (9)
100 - Polar Bear: In Each And Every One - 72,6 (8)
101 - Protomartyr: Under Color of Official Right - 72,5 (11)
102 - La Dispute: Rooms of the House - 72,5 (7)
103 - Ought: More Than Any Other Day - 72,5 (10)
104 - The Black Keys: Turn Blue - 72,3 (28)
105 - Amen Dunes: Love - 72,3 (12)
106 - Lower: Seek Warmer Climes - 72,2 (14)
107 - Clipping.: Clppng - 72,1 (18)
108 - Lone: Reality Testing - 72,1 (14)
109 - Trust: Joyland - 72,1 (18)
110 - Joyce Manor: Never Hungover Again - 72,1 (7)
111 - Tori Amos: Unrepentant Geraldines - 72 (15)
112 - Bo Ningen: III - 72 (9)
113 - HTRK: Psychic 9-5 Club - 72 (13)
114 - Bombay Bicycle Club: So Long, See You Tomorrow - 71,9 (21)
115 - The Phantom Band: Strange Friend - 71,9 (10)
116 - Broken Bells: After the Disco - 71,7 (30)
117 - Old Crow Medicine Show: Remedy - 71,7 (9)
118 - Cheatahs: Cheatahs - 71,7 (19)
119 - Anna Calvi: Strange Weaher - 71,7 (8)
120 - Old 97's: Most Messed Up - 71,6 (7)
121 - Teleman: Breakfast - 71,5 (9)
122 - I Break Horses: Chiaroscuro - 71,5 (23)
123 - Micah P Hinson: Micah P Hinson and The Nothing - 71,4 (11)
124 - Chromeo: White Women - 71,3 (21)
125 - Speedy Ortiz: Real Hair - 71,2 (7)
126 - School of Language: Old Fears - 71,2 (11)
127 - Katy B: Liitle Red - 71,1 (26)
128 - James Vincent McMorrow: Post Tropical - 71 (24)
129 - Thee Oh Sees: Drop - 71 (13)
130 - White Fence: For The Recently Found Innocent - 70,9 (16)
131 - Hurray For The Riff Raff: Small Town Heroes - 70,8 (11)
132 - Paolo Nutini: Caustic Love - 70,7 (13)
133 - Sia: 1000 Forms of Fear - 70,7 (22)
134 - Strand Of Oaks: Heal - 70,6 (13)
135 - Guided By Voices: Motivational Jumpsuit - 70,6 (13)
136 - Hauschka: Abandoned City - 70,4 (15)
137 - Metronomy: Love Letters - 70,4 (25)
138 - Arc Iris: Arc Iris - 70,3 (7)
139 - PUP: PUP - 70,3 (7)
140 - Little Dragon: Nabuma Rubberband - 70,3 (15)
141 - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Days of Abandon - 70,3 (23)
142 - Owls: Two - 70,2 (12)
143 - Ray LaMontagne: Supernova - 70,2 (12)
144 - The Roots: ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin - 70,2 (19)
145 - Lust for Youth: International - 70,2 (12)
146 - ceo: Wonderland - 70,1 (19)

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Re: MCCh 2014 (13) July 31

Post by DocBrown » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:41 am

The lack of movement at the top reflects what has been said in the Albums of 2014 thread; after a relatively solid start to the year, there hasn't been a lot of good albums this spring/summer. Let's hope for a big fall.

Thanks again, OtisRedding. I appreciate your consistent work with MCCh.

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Re: MCCh 2014 (13) July 31

Post by Setherex » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:08 am

DocBrown wrote:The lack of movement at the top reflects what has been said in the Albums of 2014 thread; after a relatively solid start to the year, there hasn't been a lot of good albums this spring/summer. Let's hope for a big fall.

Thanks again, OtisRedding. I appreciate your consistent work with MCCh.
Definitely - I can't imagine what could topple the higher positions. Even "Yeezus" only peaked at #9 last year, if my memory serves me correctly.

I don't particularly think that either Swans or The War on Drugs are bad fits for the "album of the year" position, but they definitely aren't walk-off situations like we've had most years in the last decade.

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Re: MCCh 2014 (13) July 31

Post by Mattceinicram » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:11 am

It hasn't been a great year so far to be honest. However, a lot of big names are putting out albums towards the second half of the year, so we'll see what happens in the fall/winter.
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Re: MCCh 2014 (13) July 31

Post by Nick » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:57 am

I will further echo the sentiment that 2014 has been underwhelming.

I have this theory about years though. For every great year, there's a year right next to it that is lackluster. Consider this (and remember, this is all my opinion, feel free to disagree)-

2007 - Great
2008 - Lackluster
2009 - Lackluster
2010 - Great
2011 - Lackluster
2012 - Great
2013 - Great
2014 - Lackluster

Maybe this is because some years "steal" the great albums from other years?

Also, I realize that breaking down years into "Great" and "Lackluster" is incredibly reductionist, but it gets my point across. In reality, the years would fall something like this-

Amazing Tier:

2007
2010

Really Good Tier:

2013
2012

Decent Tier:

2011
2008

Meh Tier:

2009
2014

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Re: MCCh 2014 (13) July 31

Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:23 am

Nick wrote: Amazing Tier:

2007
2010

Really Good Tier:

2013
2012

Decent Tier:

2011
2008

Meh Tier:

2009
2014
I agree with your tiered approach, except that I would switch 2013 with 2007. I was completely blown away by last year.
I just wanted to be one of those ghosts
You thought that you could forget
And then I haunt you via the rear view mirror
On a long drive from the back seat...

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Re: MCCh 2014 (13) July 31

Post by Jirin » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:29 pm

A lot of the big indie artists seem to have fallen into a three year cycle, and I think the reason 2007, 2010, and 2013 were the standouts is because that's where The National and Arcade Fire (As well as the man the rest of you like better than I do) fall in the cycle.

If that pattern holds true we have Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes to look forward to this year.

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Re: MCCh 2014 (13) July 31

Post by Mattceinicram » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:17 pm

Jirin wrote:A lot of the big indie artists seem to have fallen into a three year cycle, and I think the reason 2007, 2010, and 2013 were the standouts is because that's where The National and Arcade Fire (As well as the man the rest of you like better than I do) fall in the cycle.

If that pattern holds true we have Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes to look forward to this year.
That one man you speak of is supposed to be putting out a new record in September...
Check out my music review blog! Matt and Music! mattandmusic.blogspot.com

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Re: MCCh 2014 (13) July 31

Post by Jirin » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:00 pm

Mattceinicram wrote:
Jirin wrote:A lot of the big indie artists seem to have fallen into a three year cycle, and I think the reason 2007, 2010, and 2013 were the standouts is because that's where The National and Arcade Fire (As well as the man the rest of you like better than I do) fall in the cycle.

If that pattern holds true we have Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes to look forward to this year.
That one man you speak of is supposed to be putting out a new record in September...
This time is it just titled 'God'? ;)

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Re: MCCh 2014 (13) July 31

Post by irreduciblekoan » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:39 pm

Yeehovah?

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Re: MCCh 2014 (13) July 31

Post by Otisredding » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:42 pm

MCCh recommends that you visit this thread

Week 26

Here you will find the best music of the moment time and you can decide with your vote what are the best songs of the week and suggest new songs for the next few weeks.

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Re: MCCh 2014 (13) July 31

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