MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

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MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Postby Otisredding » Tue May 31, 2016 7:44 am

The best albums of 2016 (update May 31)

The numbers presented next to each album title are the weighted average rating and the number of reviews (out of 30 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; Humo; Indiestyle; 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

Highlights: These are the top three songs from the album according to Allmusic, Consequence of Sound, Jenesaispop, Plattentests, Gaffa.dk, Gaffa.se, Beardfood, BostonGlobe, Nowtoronto, 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:
None

50 - Aesop Rock: The Impossible Kid - 73,6 (9)
Highlights: Dorks - Rings - Blood Sandwich
Hip Hop



49 - Kevin Morby: Singing Saw – 73,7 (15)
Highlights: I Have Been to the Mountain - Water - Dorothy
Folk Rock



48 - Andy Stott: Too Many Voices - 73,8 (12)
Highlights: Butterflies - New Romantic - Selfish
UK Bass



47 - Animal Collective: Painting With - 73,8 (30)
Highlights: Floridada - Golden Gal - Vertical
Psychedelic Pop



46 - LUH: Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing - 74,2 (14)
Highlights: $ORO - Beneath the Concrete - Future Blues
Indie Rock



45- Money: Suicide Songs – 74,3 (21)
Highlights: I'll Be The Night - I Am the Lord - Suicide Song
Indie Pop



44 - Roly Porter: Third Law – 74,3 (9)
Highlights: Mass - 4101 - In Flight
Dark Ambient



43 - The Goon Sax: Up to Anything - 74,3 (7)
Highlights: Boyfriend - Target - Up to Anything
Indie Pop



42 - Modern Baseball: Holy Ghost - 74,4 (11)
Highlights: Just Another Face - Mass - Breathing in Stereo
Indie Rock



41 - Eric Bachmann: Eric Bachmann – 74,4 (8)
Highlights: Carolina - Belong to You - Mercy
Singer-Songwriter



40 - School of Seven Bells: SVIIB - 74,7 (21)
Highlights: Ablaze - On My Heart - Open Your Eyes
Dream Pop



39 - Kevin Gates: Islah - 74,8 (8)
Highlights: 2 Phones - La Familia - Pride
Hip Hop



38 - Future Of The Left: The Peace And Truce Of Future Of The Left - 74,9 (9)
Highlights: The Limits of Battleships - Back When I Was Brilliant - In a Former Life
Noise Rock



37 - Moderat: III - 74,9 (17)
Highlights: Reminder - Animal Trails - Running
IDM



36 - Brood Ma: Daze - 75,1 (7)
Highlights: Nrg Jynx [Daze End Version] - Well Equipped - Sex Compressor
UK Bass



35 - White Lung: Paradise – 75,2 (18)
Highlights: Below - Kiss Me When I Bleed - Narcoleptic
Noise Rock



34 - Skepta: Konnichiwa – 75,2 (17)
Highlights: Ladies Hit Squad - Shutdown - Man (Laigon Life)
Grime



33 - Ty Segall: Emotional Mugger – 75,3 (23)
Highlights: Candy Sam - Diversion - Squealer
Garage Rock



32 - Andrew Bird: Are You Serious – 75,3 (20)
Highlights: Left Handed Kisses - The New Saint Jude - Truth Lies Low
Singer-Songwriter



31 - Damien Jurado: Visions Of Us On The Land – 75,5 (17)
Highlights: A.M AM - Kola - Orphans In The Key Of E
Indie Folk



30 - Explosions In The Sky: The Wilderness – 75,6 (20)
Highlights: Disintegration Anxiety - Logic Of A Dream - Colors in Space
Post-Rock



29 - Suede: Night Thoughts – 75,8 (26)
Highlights: Outsiders - Like Kids - What I'm Trying To Tell You
Alternative Rock



28 - Hinds: Leave Me Alone – 76,1 (30)
Highlights: Chili Town - Fat Calmed Kiddos – Garden
Indie Rock



27 - Bob Mould: Patch The Sky - 76,3 (20)
Highlights: Voices in My Head - Losing Sleep - The End of Things
Power Pop



26- PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project – 76,4 (27)
Highlights: The Wheel - The Ministry Of Defence - The Ministry Of Social Affairs
Pop-Rock



25 - Yak: Alas Salvation – 76,4 (10)
Highlights: Harbour The Feeling - Curtain Twitcher – Hungry Heart
Pop-Rock



24 - Mogwai: Atomic – 76,6 (23)
Highlights: Are You a Dancer? - Scram - Ether
Post-Rock



23 - Deftones: Gore – 77,0 (21)
Highlights: Hearts/Wires - Doomed User - Geometric Headdress
Alternative Metal



22 - Colin Stetson: Sorrow - A Reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony – 77,0 (13)
Highlights: Sorrow: I - Sorrow: II - Sorrow: III
Modern Classical



21 - The Hotelier: Goodness - 77,5 (7)
Highlights: Piano Player - Soft Animal - Settle The Scar
Emo



20 - Margo Price: Midwest Farmer's Daughter - 77,5 (8)
Highlights: Hands of Time - Hurtin’ (On the Bottle) - About to Find Out
Country



19 - Anderson .Paak: Malibu – 77,6 (16)
Highlights: The Waters - The Season / Carry Me - Am I Wrong
Neo-Soul



18 - Daughter: Not To Disappear – 77,6 (30)
Highlights: Alone/With You - Doing The Right Thing - Numbers
Dream Pop



17 - Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20 – 77,9 (17)
Highlights: Ghosts Of Highway 20 - Dust - Bitter Memory
Americana



16 - Iggy Pop: Post Pop Depression - 77,9 (24)
Highlights: Sunday - Gardenia - Break Into Your Heart
Alternative Rock



15 - Tindersticks: The Waiting Room – 78,1 (22)
Highlights: We Are Dreamers! - Hey Lucinda - Help Yourself
Chamber Pop



14 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Nonagon Infinity – 78,2 (14)
Highlights: Gamma Knife - Road Train - Evil Death Roll
Psychedelic Rock



13 - Kanye West: The Life of Pablo – 80,0 (30)
Highlights: Ultralight Beam - No More Parties in LA - Real Friends
Hip Hop



12 - Savages: Adore Life – 80,4 (29)
Highlights: Adore - The Answer - I Need Something New
Post-Punk



11 - Parquet Courts: Human Performance – 80,8 (29)
Highlights: Human Performance - Berlin Got Blurry - Outside
Indie Rock



10 - Tim Hecker: Love Streams – 81,0 (23)
Highlights: Castrati Stack - Black Phase - Music of the Air
Ambient



09 - Sturgill Simpson: A Sailor's Guide to Earth – 81,5 (16)
Highlights: All Around You - Welcome To Earth (Pollywog) - Call To Arms
Alt-Country



08 - Chance The Rapper: Coloring Book - 81,6 (16)
Highlights: No Problem - How Great - All Night
Hip Hop



07 - James Blake: The Colour in Anything – 82,0 (28)
Highlights: Radio Silence - My Willing Heart - I Need a Forest Fire
Alternative R&B



06 - Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Denial - 82,0 (22)
Highlights: The Ballad of the Costa Concordia - Fill in The Blank - Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
Indie Rock



05 - Anohni: Hopelessness - 82,2 (23)
Highlights: 4 Degrees - Drone Bomb Me - Crisis
Art Pop



04 - Kendrick Lamar: Untitled Unmastered - 83,3 (27)
Highlights: Untitled 01 08.19.2014 - Untitled 06 06.30.2014 - Untitled 03 05.28.2013
Hip Hop



03 - Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool – 85,0 (30)
Highlights: True Love Waits - Burn the Witch - Present Tense
Art Rock



02 - David Bowie: Blackstar – 86,3 (30)
Highlights: Lazarus - Blackstar - Dollar Days
Art Rock



01 - Beyoncé: Lemonade – 87,9 (27)
Highlights: Freedom - Formation - All Night
R&B
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Re: MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Postby Otisredding » Tue May 31, 2016 9:07 am

noshowuntilnow wrote:Ok, I'll be that guy...perhaps scores above 70 like last year?


51 - Charles Bradley: Changes - 73,5 (20)
52 - Shearwater: Jet Plane and Oxbow - 73,5 (19)
53 - Moodymann: DJ-Kicks - 73,5 (9)
54 - Marissa Nadler: Strangers - 73,4 (20)
55 - PUP: The Dream Is Over - 73,3 (7)
56 - The Body: No One Deserves Happiness - 73,3 (10)
57 - The Range: Potential - 73,3 (14)
58 - Loretta Lynn: Full Circle - 73,2 (9)
59 - Låpsley: Long Way Home - 73,1 (21)
60 - Thao & the Get Down Stay Down: A Man Alive - 73,1 (13)
61 - King: We Are King - 72,9 (8)
62 - Jessy Lanza: Oh No - 72,9 (17)
63 - Pinegrove: Cardinal - 72,9 (7)
64 - Gold Panda: Good Luck and Do Your Best - 72,9 (13)
65 - Emma Pollock: In Search Of Harperfield - 72,8 (10)
66 - DIIV: Is The Is Are - 72,8 (26)
67 - Julianna Barwick: Will - 72,8 (20)
68 - Pet Shop Boys: Super - 72,8 (23)
69 - Teen Suicide: It's The Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir The Honeypot - 72,6 (7)
70 - Baauer: Aa - 72,6 (13)
71 - Basia Bulat: Good Advice - 72,3 (15)
72 - Kiran Leonard: Grapefruit - 72,3 (13)
73 - Marlon Williams: Marlon Williams - 72,2 (9)
74 - Holy Fuck: Congrats - 72,2 (8)
75 - Matmos: Ultimate Care II - 72,2 (16)
76 - Bonnie Raitt: Dig In Deep - 71,9 (8)
77 - Gregory Porter: Take Me to the Alley - 71,9 (8)
78 - Mark Pritchard: Under the Sun - 71,9 (7)
79 - Frightened Rabbit: Painting Of A Panic Attack - 71,9 (15)
80 - Frankie Cosmos: Next Thing - 71,8 (14)
81 - Kaytranada: 99.9% - 71,7 (13)
81 - Wire: Nocturnal Koreans - 71,7 (13)
83 - Chairlift: Moth - 71,7 (23)
84 - Kvelertak: Nattesferd - 71,5 (10)
85 - Teleman: Brilliant Sanity - 71,5 (9)
86 - Esperanza Spalding: Emily's D+Evolution - 71,4 (11)
87 - Meilyr Jones: 2013 - 71,3 (9)
88 - Mothers: When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired - 71,1 (11)
89 - Various Artists: Day of the Dead - 71,1 (14)
90 - Suuns: Hold/Still - 71,0 (13)
91 - Cate Le Bon: Crab Day - 71,0 (17)
92 - Twin Peaks: Down in Heaven - 71,0 (17)
93 - Lush: Blind Spot - 70,9 (7)
94 - Teen: Love Yes - 70,8 (14)
95 - Junior Boys: Big Black Coat - 70,7 (17)
96 - Underworld: Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future - 70,7 (20)
97 - Young Thug: Slime Season 3 - 70,6 (9)
98 - Pinkshinyultrablast: Grandfeathered - 70,5 (9)
99 - Corinne Bailey Rae: The Heart Speaks in Whispers - 70,4 (9)
100 - Big Ups: Before A Million Universes - 70,4 (10)
101 - Kyle Craft: Dolls of Highland - 70,1 (11)
102 - Lake Street Dive: Side Pony - 70,1 (7)

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Re: MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Postby bootsy » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:40 am

Wow I had no clue what the Hotelier album cover was until now. What the hell?

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Re: MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Postby Nick » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:15 pm

No love at all for the new Death Grips album? I'm not a super fan of them, but I thought that album was awesome.

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Re: MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Postby Setherex » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:40 pm

bootsy wrote:Wow I had no clue what the Hotelier album cover was until now. What the hell?

The best.

Nick wrote:No love at all for the new Death Grips album? I'm not a super fan of them, but I thought that album was awesome.

It is. The Chart misses these cultural touchstones every once in a while - usually if they're more hip hop or experimental-influenced.

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Re: MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Postby BleuPanda » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:00 pm

Bottomless Pit, for whatever reason, seems to have been entirely overlooked by most critics. It only has 8 reviews on metacritic, which is bizarre considering how talked about this band is.

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Re: MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Postby Nick » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:24 pm

Well here's hoping that the EOY lists will be kinder to Bottomless Pit than megacritic has. But judging by the lack of anything post-Money Store on AM, I don't think it's too likely.

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Re: MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Postby Setherex » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:45 pm

bootsy wrote:Wow I had no clue what the Hotelier album cover was until now. What the hell?

Relevant: http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1172-why- ... al_twitter

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Re: MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Postby Harold » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:34 pm

Setherex wrote:
bootsy wrote:Wow I had no clue what the Hotelier album cover was until now. What the hell?

Relevant: http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1172-why- ... al_twitter


To me, that cover isn't nearly as disturbing as, say, the ultra-gory guro art in the liner notes of Flying Lotus' You're Dead! I'm used to looking at it now, but when it first came out it was a jolting shock to the system, since I tend to go out of my way to avoid such images.

"It wouldn't be a Lemon party without old Dick!"
-- Liz Lemon's father Dick (Buck Henry), on 30 Rock; a sly reference to "lemonparty," one of the classic shock-link photos that used to be big with Internet pranksters, a picture involving elderly nudity that makes the Hotelier cover look, well, as harmless as it actually is

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Re: MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Postby bootsy » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:27 am

Setherex wrote:
bootsy wrote:Wow I had no clue what the Hotelier album cover was until now. What the hell?

Relevant: http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1172-why- ... al_twitter

Thanks for this. Very interesting. I don't think the cover is bad or in poor taste. I was just startled/rattled a little bit. LOL.

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Re: MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Postby Bruno » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:39 pm

Thanks, Otisredding!

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Re: MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Postby babydoll » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:14 am

Harold wrote:"It wouldn't be a Lemon party without old Dick!"
-- Liz Lemon's father Dick (Buck Henry), on 30 Rock; a sly reference to "lemonparty," one of the classic shock-link photos that used to be big with Internet pranksters, a picture involving elderly nudity that makes the Hotelier cover look, well, as harmless as it actually is

You forgot to add that these three men featured on the website were in sexual positions; I think I'd rather look at the Hotelier cover.

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Re: MCCh 2016 (09) May 31

Postby spiritualized » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:49 am

bootsy wrote:
Setherex wrote:
bootsy wrote:Wow I had no clue what the Hotelier album cover was until now. What the hell?

Relevant: http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1172-why- ... al_twitter

Thanks for this. Very interesting. I don't think the cover is bad or in poor taste. I was just startled/rattled a little bit. LOL.


Well obviously some right-thinking folks @ Spotify think it's disgusting. They blurred the cover ! :angry-nono:

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