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MCCh 2015 (06) April 15

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The best albums of 2015 (update April 15)

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:
John Carpenter: Lost Themes
Dan Deacon: Gliss Riffer


35 - Drenge: Undertow - 73,1 (10)
Highlights: Favourite Son - We Can Do What We Want - Never Awake
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 851774.jpg[/imgsize]

34 - Screaming Females: Rose Mountain – 73,3 (12)
Highlights: Ripe - Empty Head - Hopeless
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 840167.jpg[/imgsize]

33 - José González: Vestiges & Claws – 73,4 (24)
Highlights: Let It Carry You - Leaf Off / The Cave - Every Age
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 822462.jpg[/imgsize]

32 - Spectres: Dying - 73,4 (8)
Highlights: Where Flies Sleep - Family - Mirror
[imgsize 200x200]http://assets2.thefourohfive.com/data/3 ... /dying.jpg[/imgsize]

31 - Errors: Lease Of Life – 73,5 (8)
Highlights: Lease Of Life - Genuflection - Slow Rotor
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 843323.jpg[/imgsize]

30 - The Decemberists: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World – 73,7 (25)
Highlights: Cavalry Captain - A Beginning Song - Lake Song
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 824129.jpg[/imgsize]

29 - Nadine Shah: Fast Food - 73,8 (10)
Highlights: Fool - Living - Fast Food
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 848361.jpg[/imgsize]

28 - Lonelady: Hinterland - 73,9 (12)
Highlights: Groove It Out - Bunkerpop - Mortar Remembers You
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 848136.jpg[/imgsize]

27 - Earl Sweatshirt: I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside – 74,2 (17)
Highlights: Grief - Faucet - Wool
[imgsize 200x200]http://exclaim.ca/images/earl21.jpg[/imgsize]

26 - Laura Marling: Short Movie - 74,3 (24)
Highlights: Short Movie - False Hope - Gurdjieff's Daughter
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 833746.jpg[/imgsize]

25 - Ryley Walker: Primrose Green - 74,5 (13)
Highlights: Primrose Green - Sweet Satisfaction - Summer Dress
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 833753.jpg[/imgsize]

24 - East India Youth: Culture Of Volume – 74,8 (17)
Highlights: Carousel - End Result - Entirety
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 847210.jpg[/imgsize]

23 - Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: After - 74,8 (8)
Highlights: Violet Clementine - Sunday Shoes - Penny Licks
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 818515.jpg[/imgsize]

22 - Drake: If You're Reading This It's Too Late - 74,9 (20)
Highlights: Know Yourself - Energy - You & The 6
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 837700.jpg[/imgsize]

21 - Jessica Pratt: On Your Own Love Again – 75,0 (18)
Highlights: Back, Baby - Game That I Play - Moon Dude
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 808446.jpg[/imgsize]

20 - Ghost Culture: Ghost Culture – 75,1 (14)
Highlights: Glass - Guidecca - Mouth
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 828341.jpg[/imgsize]

19 - Belle And Sebastian: Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance – 75,7 (32)
Highlights: Play For Today - Nobody's Empire - Ever Had A Little Faith?
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 817963.jpg[/imgsize]

18 - Pond: Man It Feels Like Space Again – 75,9 (22)
Highlights: Elvis' Flaming Star - Waiting Around For Grace - Zond
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 830040.jpg[/imgsize]

17 - Ibeyi: Ibeyi – 76,2 (23)
Highlights: Mama Says - River - Stranger / Lover
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 831095.jpg[/imgsize]

16 - Lightning Bolt: Fantasy Empire – 76,2 (15)
Highlights: Snow White (& the 7 Dwarves Fans) - The Metal East - Horsepower
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 844554.jpg[/imgsize]

15 - Waxahatchee: Ivy Tripp – 76,9 (21)
Highlights: Air - Under a Rock - Summer of Love
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 847462.jpg[/imgsize]

14 - Tobias Jesso Jr.: Goon – 77,1 (25)
Highlights: Hollywood - Without You - How Could You Be
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 829250.jpg[/imgsize]

13 - Matthew E. White: Fresh Blood – 77,1 (22)
Highlights: Take Care My Baby - Tranquility - Rock & Roll Is Cold
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 828852.jpg[/imgsize]

12 - 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
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 819408.jpg[/imgsize]

11 - Natalie Prass: Natalie Prass – 79,1 (20)
Highlights: My Baby Don't Understand Me - Violently - Bird Of Pray
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 825167.jpg[/imgsize]

10 - Viet Cong: Viet Cong – 79,3 (28)
Highlights: Continental Shelf - Death - Silhouettes
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 826763.jpg[/imgsize]

09 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress – 79,5 (23)
Highlights: Piss Crowns Are Trebled - Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light! - Asunder, Sweet
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 848082.jpg[/imgsize]

08 - Young Fathers: White Men Are Black Men Too – 79,6 (18)
Highlights: Nest - Shame - 27
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 850364.jpg[/imgsize]

07 - Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper – 80,5 (27)
Highlights: Mr. Noah - Boys Latin - Tropic Of Cancer
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 817921.jpg[/imgsize]

06 - Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit - 85,3 (29)
Highlights: Pedestrian at Best - Depreston - Elevator Operator
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 835922.jpg[/imgsize]

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
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 834125.jpg[/imgsize]

04 - Sleater-Kinney: No Cities To Love – 86,7 (30)
Highlights: Bury Our Friends - No Cities To Love - No Anthems
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 822345.jpg[/imgsize]

03 - Björk: Vulnicura – 86,7 (31)
Highlights: Black Lake - Stonemilker - Atom Dance
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 828436.jpg[/imgsize]

02 - Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell – 91,3 (31)
Highlights: Fourth Of July - No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross - Should Have Known Better
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 829258.jpg[/imgsize]

01 - Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly – 92,2 (26)
Highlights: The Blacker the Berry - Mortal Man - Wesley's Theory
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 846021.jpg[/imgsize]
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Setherex wrote:I also hope the 70.0 "honorable mentions" list will continue as a feature in coming weeks, too!
36 - John Carpenter: Lost Themes - 73,0 (14)
37 - Polar Bear: Same As You - 72,8 (8)
38 - Dan Deacon: Gliss Riffer - 72,8 (24)
39 - Punch Brothers: The Phosphorescent Blues - 72,7 (11)
40 - Evans The Death: Expect Delays - 72,5 (9)
41 - Napalm Death: Apex Predator – Easy Meat - 72,4 (12)
42 - Calexico: Edge of the Sun - 72,4 (12)
43 - BC Camplight: How to Die in the North - 72,3 (12)
44 - The Phantom Band: Fears Trending - 72,3 (8)
45 - Mount Eerie: Sauna - 72,2 (9)
46 - Mark Ronson: Uptown Special - 72,2 (24)
47 - Chilly Gonzales: Chambers - 72,2 (8)
48 - Tuxedo: Tuxedo - 71,7 (8)
49 - The Amazing: Picture You - 71,5 (10)
50 - Stealing Ship: Not Real - 71,5 (9)
51 - The Staves: If I Was - 71,2 (9)
52 - The Mountain Goats:  Beat the Champ - 71,2 (15)
53 - Mourn: Mourn - 71,2 (12)
54 - The Dodos: Individ - 71,1 (15)
55 - Gaz Coombes: Matador - 71,1 (15)
56 - Swervedriver: I Wasn't Born To Lose You - 71,0 (13)
57 - THEESatisfaction: EarthEE - 70,7 (17)
58 - The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015 - 70,7 (9)
59 - Zun Zun Egui: Shackles Gift - 70,6 (10)
60 - Lower Dens: Escape From Elvis - 70,4 (17)
61 - Pinkshinyultrablast: Everything Else Matters - 70,3 (7)
62 - Torche: Restarter - 70,2 (11)
63 - Modest Mouse: Strangers to Ourselves - 70,2 (29)
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Thanks but I can't see anything below rank #29.
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Nicky wrote:Thanks but I can't see anything below rank #29.
Hello Nicky! Welcome to the forum!

That's because Otisredding usually posts his MCCh stuff by editing his first message several times. You just came on the thread too soon ;)
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Pierre wrote:
Nicky wrote:Thanks but I can't see anything below rank #29.
Hello Nicky! Welcome to the forum!

That's because Otisredding usually posts his MCCh stuff by editing his first message several times. You just came on the thread too soon ;)
I like to think of it as a fun countdown that I'm way too distracted to keep consistent track of, and just come back in an hour or so :P
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Thanks for the info.

Classic impatient rookie mistake then.
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Thanks for waiting.
I'm editing the entire list. It will take a few minutes
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