MCCh 2015 (05) March 31

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MCCh 2015 (05) March 31

Postby Otisredding » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:22 am

The best albums of 2015 (update March 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, Gaffa.dk, Gaffa.se, The Irish Times, The Independent, Digital Spy, BostonGlobe, etc…

New entry or Re-entry
Albums that have obtained new reviews and improved the score
Albums that have obtained new reviews but worsened the score

Out:
Punch Brothers: The Phosphorescent Blues
Napalm Death: Apex Predator – Easy Meat
The Phantom Band: Fears Trending
Mount Eerie: Sauna
Mark Ronson: Uptown Special
Tuxedo: Tuxedo


30 - Dan Deacon: Gliss Riffer – 72,8 (24)
Highlights: Feel The Lightning - Sheathed Wings - Learning to Relax


29 - John Carpenter: Lost Themes – 73,0 (14)
Highlights: Vortex - Domain - Obsidian


28 - Screaming Females: Rose Mountain – 73,3 (12)
Highlights: Ripe - Empty Head - Hopeless


27 - Laura Marling: Short Movie - 73,3 (23)
Highlights: Short Movie - False Hope - Gurdjieff's Daughter


26 - José González: Vestiges & Claws – 73,4 (24)
Highlights: Let It Carry You - Leaf Off / The Cave - Every Age


25 - Spectres: Dying - 73,4 (8)
Highlights: Where Flies Sleep - Family - Mirror


24 - Errors: Lease Of Life – 73,5 (8)
Highlights: Lease Of Life - Genuflection - Slow Rotor


23 - The Decemberists: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World – 73,7 (25)
Highlights: Cavalry Captain - A Beginning Song - Lake Song


22 - Earl Sweatshirt: I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside - 73,9 (9)
Highlights: Grief - Faucet - Huey


21 - Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: After - 74,8 (8)
Highlights: Violet Clementine - Sunday Shoes - Penny Licks


20 - Drake: If You're Reading This It's Too Late - 74,9 (20)
Highlights: Know Yourself - Energy - You & The 6


19 - Jessica Pratt: On Your Own Love Again – 75,0 (18)
Highlights: Back, Baby - Game That I Play - Moon Dude


18 - Ghost Culture: Ghost Culture – 75,1 (14)
Highlights: Glass - Guidecca - Mouth


17 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress - 75,2 (9)
Highlights: Piss Crowns Are Trebled - Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light! - Asunder, Sweet


16 - Belle And Sebastian: Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance – 75,7 (32)
Highlights: Play For Today - Nobody's Empire - Ever Had A Little Faith?


15 - Lightning Bolt: Fantasy Empire - 75,7 (14)
Highlights: Snow White (& the 7 Dwarves Fans) - The Metal East - Horsepower


14 - Pond: Man It Feels Like Space Again – 75,9 (22)
Highlights: Elvis' Flaming Star - Waiting Around For Grace - Zond


13 - Ibeyi: Ibeyi – 76,2 (23)
Highlights: Mama Says - River - Stranger / Lover


12 - Tobias Jesso Jr.: Goon - 76,5 (24)
Highlights: Hollywood - Without You - How Could You Be


11 - Matthew E. White: Fresh Blood – 77,1 (22)
Highlights: Take Care My Baby - Tranquility - Rock & Roll Is Cold


10 - Bob Dylan: Shadows in the Night – 77,8 (24)
Highlights: That Lucky Old Sun - Full Moon and Empty Arms - I'm a Fool to Want You


09 - Natalie Prass: Natalie Prass – 79,1 (20)
Highlights: My Baby Don't Understand Me - Violently - Bird Of Pray


08 - Viet Cong: Viet Cong – 79,3 (28)
Highlights: Continental Shelf - Death - Silhouettes


07 - Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper – 80,5 (27)
Highlights: Mr. Noah - Boys Latin - Tropic Of Cancer


06 - Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit - 83,9 (26)
Highlights: Pedestrian at Best - Depreston - Elevator Operator


05 - Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear – 86,3 (28)
Highlights: I Love You, Honeybear - Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins) - The Ideal Husband


04 - Sleater-Kinney: No Cities To Love – 86,7 (30)
Highlights: Bury Our Friends - No Cities To Love - No Anthems


03 - Björk: Vulnicura – 86,7 (31)
Highlights: Black Lake - Stonemilker - Atom Dance


02 - Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell - 88,5 (21)
Highlights: Fourth Of July - Should Have Known Better - No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross


01 - Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly - 92,3 (23)
Highlights: The Blacker the Berry - Mortal Man - Wesley's Theory
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Re: MCCh 2015 (05) March 31

Postby Otisredding » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:58 am

Setherex wrote:I also hope the 70.0 "honorable mentions" list will continue as a feature in coming weeks, too!


31 - Punch Brothers: The Phosphorescent Blues - 72,7 (11)
32 - Evans The Death: Expect Delays - 72,5 (9)
33 - Napalm Death: Apex Predator – Easy Meat - 72,4 (12)
34 - BC Camplight: How to Die in the North - 72,3 (12)
35 - The Phantom Band: Fears Trending - 72,3 (8)
36 - Mount Eerie: Sauna - 72,2 (9)
37 - Mark Ronson: Uptown Special - 72,2 (24)
38 - Tuxedo: Tuxedo - 71,7 (8)
39 - LoneLady: Hinterland - 71,6 (10)
40 - Ryley Walker: Primrose Green - 71,5 (9)
41 - The Amazing: Picture You - 71,2 (9)
42 - Mourn: Mourn - 71,2 (12)
43 - The Dodos: Individ - 71,1 (15)
44 - Gaz Coombes: Matador - 71,1 (15)
45 - Swervedriver: I Wasn't Born To Lose You - 71,0 (13)
46 - The Staves: If I Was - 70,9 (8)
47 - Zun Zun Egui: Shackles Gift - 70,8 (9)
48 - THEESatisfaction: EarthEE - 70,7 (17)
49 - Modest Mouse: Strangers to Ourselves - 70,6 (27)
50 - Föllakzoid: III - 70,6 (7)
51 - Pinkshinyultrablast: Everything Else Matters - 70,3 (7)
52 - Torche: Restarter - 70,2 (11)
53 - The Charlatans: Modern Nature - 70,2 (16)

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Re: MCCh 2015 (05) March 31

Postby bootsy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:48 pm

Got a question, does Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo & Youth not qualify for this list?

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Re: MCCh 2015 (05) March 31

Postby irreduciblekoan » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:36 pm

bootsy wrote:Got a question, does Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo & Youth not qualify for this list?


I'm guessing a combo of not enough reviews from MCCh's sources, and scores too low from the sources that did review it. Tetsuo was a solid album (though I don't love it), but it didn't get the number of reviews I feel Lupe deserved. Kinda flew under the radar, it seemed.

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Re: MCCh 2015 (05) March 31

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:51 pm

irreduciblekoan wrote:
bootsy wrote:Got a question, does Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo & Youth not qualify for this list?


I'm guessing a combo of not enough reviews from MCCh's sources, and scores too low from the sources that did review it. Tetsuo was a solid album (though I don't love it), but it didn't get the number of reviews I feel Lupe deserved. Kinda flew under the radar, it seemed.

Yeah, its lack of attention really disappoints me. That's my favorite album of the year not called To Pimp a Butterfly. His ambition and talent really came together to make a great record.
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Re: MCCh 2015 (05) March 31

Postby bootsy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:15 am

irreduciblekoan wrote:
bootsy wrote:Got a question, does Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo & Youth not qualify for this list?


I'm guessing a combo of not enough reviews from MCCh's sources, and scores too low from the sources that did review it. Tetsuo was a solid album (though I don't love it), but it didn't get the number of reviews I feel Lupe deserved. Kinda flew under the radar, it seemed.

Yeah i don't know. It has an 80 on Metacritic with 12 reviews(no negative reviews) and various other non-MC reviews are good. Not sure about this.

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Re: MCCh 2015 (05) March 31

Postby Otisredding » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:40 am

55 - Lupe Fiasco: Tetsuo & Youth – 69,5 (10)
Highlights: Mural - Blur My Hands - Prisoner 1 & 2

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