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Mega Critic Chart 2016

Postby Otisredding » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:50 am

The best albums of 2016
previous years: MCCh 2015 -
MCCh 2014 - MCCh 2013 - MCCh 2012 - MCCh 2011


MCCh is based on reviews from critics worldwide. We consider all world music sites that meet these conditions:

- Qualified albums (with numbers, letters, drawings, whatever)
- They publish over 400 reviews per year
- This information is accessible online

Beware of imitations :wink:


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.

For now, we consult these websites
EUR + Australia: Gaffa-dk; Gaffa-sw; Jenesaispop; Laut; LesInrocks; Mondosonoro; Musikexpress; Nojesguiden; Ondarock; Plattentests; 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


Very Important: You can help improve MCCH: If you know some web sources, please, let me know.
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Re: Mega Critic Chart 2016

Postby antonius » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:56 am

YES!

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Postby Otisredding » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:37 pm

MCCh 2016 (01) January 31

Ten new albums in top 10!

Next: February 15, 2016

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Re: Mega Critic Chart 2016

Postby antonius » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:04 pm

Hi Otis
I happened to stumble on this website during the EOY 2015 list search quest:
http://www.indiestyle.be/album-reviews
They do quite a lot of reviews, with commentary. They use 1-5 stars to express acclaim.
Maybe a good source?

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Postby Otisredding » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:40 pm

antonius wrote:Hi Otis
I happened to stumble on this website during the EOY 2015 list search quest:
http://www.indiestyle.be/album-reviews
They do quite a lot of reviews, with commentary. They use 1-5 stars to express acclaim.
Maybe a good source?


Thanks antonius

The web is fine. The only problem is that only about 15 or 20 reviews of the month.

Anyway, there are two websites that are no longer in MCCH (music-story and playgrounmag) and would like to replace them with two other European web. So possibly I will update in February, I include indiestyle ratings.

Someone knows websites in Europe publish reviews score discs?

I need two !!!

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Postby Chilton » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:11 pm

Otisredding wrote:
antonius wrote:Hi Otis
I happened to stumble on this website during the EOY 2015 list search quest:
http://www.indiestyle.be/album-reviews
They do quite a lot of reviews, with commentary. They use 1-5 stars to express acclaim.
Maybe a good source?


Thanks antonius

The web is fine. The only problem is that only about 15 or 20 reviews of the month.

Anyway, there are two websites that are no longer in MCCH (music-story and playgrounmag) and would like to replace them with two other European web. So possibly I will update in February, I include indiestyle ratings.

Someone knows websites in Europe publish reviews score discs?

I need two !!!



How about Belgian magazine HUMO? (http://www.humo.be/cd-reviews)
34 reviews so far in 2016, 27 in January

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Re: Mega Critic Chart 2016

Postby Otisredding » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:45 pm

MCCh 2016 (02) February 15

Five new albums in top 15!

Next: February 29, 2016

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MCCh 2016 (03) February 29

Six new albums in top 20!

Next: March 15, 2016

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MCCh 2016 (04) March 15

Six new albums in top 25!

Next: March 31, 2016

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Postby Otisredding » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:01 am

MCCh 2016 (05) March 31

Nine new albums in top 30!

Next: April 15, 2016

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MCCh 2016 (06) April 15

Eleven new albums in top 35!

Next: April 30, 2016

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Postby Otisredding » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:37 pm

MCCh 2016 (07) April 30

Five new albums in top 40!

Next: May 15, 2016

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MCCh 2016 (08) May 15

Nine new albums in top 45!

Next: May 31, 2016

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Postby Otisredding » Tue May 31, 2016 7:48 am

MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Five new albums in top 50!

Next: June 15, 2016

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Postby Otisredding » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:44 am

MCCh 2016 (10) June 15

Eight new albums in top 55!

Next: June 30, 2016
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Re: Mega Critic Chart 2016

Postby Otisredding » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:50 am

MCCh 2016 (11) June 30

Eight new albums in top 60!

Next: July 15, 2016

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Re: Mega Critic Chart 2016

Postby Harold » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:19 pm

Is the chart update being posted today?

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Postby Otisredding » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:18 pm

MCCh 2016 (12) July 15

Six new albums in top 65!

Next: July 31, 2016
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Postby Otisredding » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:57 am

MCCh 2016 (13) July 31

Five new albums in top 70!

Next: August 15, 2016

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Re: Mega Critic Chart 2016

Postby Otisredding » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:24 am

MCCh 2016 (14) August 15

Five new albums in top 75!

Next: August 31, 2016

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Postby howdoesitfeel » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:29 am

Hey is there an update for August 31?

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Re: Mega Critic Chart 2016

Postby empiremc » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:21 am

Fri Sep 02, 2016 & no update for August 31?

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Postby Nicky » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:20 am

Just waiting for a couple more "My woman" reviews?

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Postby JohnnyBGoode » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:46 pm

Take your time Otis. Appreciate what you do each fortnight. If any of you really can't wait, there are other ways to get more regular updates. Metacritic and http://www.albumoftheyear.org are simple averages, the merits or otherwise I'm sure have been debated elsewhere on here. I prefer anydecentmusic.com * which also weights re no. of reviews, and carefully selects range of sources (albeit probably more English language orientated). It does provide some differences which may otherwise get overlooked, e.g. one of my favourites Emma Pollock currently sits at #7 for the year on there v #94 here (mid 40s on AOTY/metacritic).

*Also they are the reason I ended up on here when in this thread re critics end of year album lists, they recommended here for songs so only right to return the recommendation http://anydecentmusic.com/articles/poll-of-polls-2015.aspx/#disqus_thread

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Postby JohnnyBGoode » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:15 pm

BTW Listening to 'My Woman'. Great album.

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Postby Henrik » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:28 pm

Otis, I hope all is well with you. Don't feel any pressure. Just feel that your work is greatly appreciated by many of us. Indeed take the time you need.
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Postby keepingmyselfalive » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:20 pm

Just wanted to chime in and say the same Otis. You created one of the better websites I've ever had the pleasure of accessing and using. So take however long you need to update anything. Invaluable source that is appreciated by way more people than'll ever chime up.

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Postby Harold » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:24 pm

keepingmyselfalive wrote:Just wanted to chime in and say the same Otis. You created one of the better websites I've ever had the pleasure of accessing and using. So take however long you need to update anything. Invaluable source that is appreciated by way more people than'll ever chime up.


If you're talking about Acclaimed Music itself, Henrik is actually the creator of the site. Otisredding is a regular Forum poster who took over the bi-monthly Mega-Critic update a while ago and has always been quite timely about posting, which is what makes this delay unusual and a little worrying. Really, really hoping everything's OK with him.

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Postby keepingmyselfalive » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:37 pm

Harold wrote:
keepingmyselfalive wrote:Just wanted to chime in and say the same Otis. You created one of the better websites I've ever had the pleasure of accessing and using. So take however long you need to update anything. Invaluable source that is appreciated by way more people than'll ever chime up.


If you're talking about Acclaimed Music itself, Henrik is actually the creator of the site. Otisredding is a regular Forum poster who took over the bi-monthly Mega-Critic update a while ago and has always been quite timely about posting, which is what makes this delay unusual and a little worrying. Really, really hoping everything's OK with him.


Anything can come up or happen, especially with the long weekend ahead of us (unless Otis is located out of the U.S) but I wouldn't worry too much about the lateness.

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Postby Harold » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:25 pm

keepingmyselfalive wrote:Anything can come up or happen, especially with the long weekend ahead of us (unless Otis is located out of the U.S) but I wouldn't worry too much about the lateness.


He's from Spain, if I recall correctly.

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Postby Henrik » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:27 am

I want to let you all know that I have been in touch with Otisredding by email. He says that he has had some personal problems and that he is sorry that he has not said anything about it, but that he will be back with the Mega-Critic chart.

I'm sorry for Otisredding's personal problems, but I was pleased to hear from him. Although he says that he will be back with the Mega-Critic chart, let's agree to not put any pressure on him to actually do so. There are more important things in life.

Take care, Otis!
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Postby jamieW » Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:25 am

Absolutely. Take good care of yourself, Otis, and don't worry about the Mega Critic chart. I hope everything gets better for you.

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Postby bootsy » Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:10 pm

Yup Otis take care of yourself and hopefully everything gets better for you. Don't want to get all religious but I'll just say put your trust in who or whatever you believe in and they will take care of the rest.

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Postby Otisredding » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:39 am

I'm here again

I had a problem and I could not work on MCCH. In fact, I've been 26 days without internet, without WhatsApp, no phone, no email. I've been myself.

I am so sorry.

Life goes on and the music too.

Thanks to Henrik and all my friends from Acclaimed Music

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Re: Mega Critic Chart 2016

Postby Otisredding » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:46 am

MCCh 2016 (15) August 31

Five new albums in top 80!

Next: September 15, 2016

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Otisredding wrote:I'm here again

I had a problem and I could not work on MCCH. In fact, I've been 26 days without internet, without WhatsApp, no phone, no email. I've been myself.

I am so sorry.

Life goes on and the music too.

Thanks to Henrik and all my friends from Acclaimed Music

Glad to see you back Otis.

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Postby Nicky » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:11 pm

No need to feel sorry Otis. We're just happy to hear from you again. Thanks for keeping up the good work at your own pace.

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Re: Mega Critic Chart 2016

Postby Otisredding » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:20 am

MCCh 2016 (16) September 15

Five new albums in top 85!

Next: September 30, 2016

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Otisredding wrote:I'm here again

Thanks to Henrik and all my friends from Acclaimed Music


Thanks you! Glad to hear from you again

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Postby keepingmyselfalive » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:27 pm

Otisredding wrote:MCCh 2016 (16) September 15

Five new albums in top 85!

Next: September 30, 2016


Fantastic, thank you so much Otis.

Cheers from the states!

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Postby Otisredding » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:00 am

MCCh 2016 (17) September 30

Seven new albums in top 90!

Next: October 15, 2016

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Postby Otisredding » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:17 am

MCCh 2016 (18) October 15

Eight new albums in top 95!

Next: October 31, 2016

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Postby Ulysses » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:50 am

I see you don't use Noisey's reviews (or..?) and wondered if there's a reason for that. I don't really know the site except Christgau's reviews, but I do think these should be legitimate for this measure. They're professional reviews, afterall.

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Postby Otisredding » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:23 am

Ulysses wrote:I see you don't use Noisey's reviews (or..?)



Can you post the link?


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Postby Ulysses » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:29 am

Otisredding wrote:
Ulysses wrote:I see you don't use Noisey's reviews (or..?)



Can you post the link?


Thank you


Here's the Noisey reviews: https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/contribut ... -christgau

Christgau has written for other sources too through in the last couple of years, don't know how much has been included in AM. His own website registers all reviews and is easy to navigate: http://robertchristgau.com/cg.php

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Re: Mega Critic Chart 2016

Postby Otisredding » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:25 am

MCCh 2016 (19) October 31

Can we enjoy one hundred good records of 2016?

MCCH says "yes"

Seven new albums in top 100!

Next: November 15, 2016

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Postby Otisredding » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:29 am

Ulysses wrote:
Here's the Noisey reviews: https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/contribut ... -christgau

Christgau has written for other sources too through in the last couple of years, don't know how much has been included in AM. His own website registers all reviews and is easy to navigate: http://robertchristgau.com/cg.php


It is not suitable for MCCh because Christgau qualifies less than 400 albums in a year.

Thank you, Ulysses

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Postby Otisredding » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:28 am

MCCh 2016 (20) November 15

Four new albums in top 100!

Next: November 30, 2016

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Postby Otisredding » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:32 am

MCCh 2016 (21) November 30

Two new albums in top 100!

Next (maybe): December 31, 2016

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Re: Mega Critic Chart 2016

Postby Otisredding » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:55 am

MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

One new album in top 100!

Next: January 31, 2017


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