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MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby Otisredding » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:52 am

The best albums of 2016 (update December 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:
Common: Black America Again


100 - Nels Cline: Lovers - 74,1 (7)
Highlights: It Only Has to Happen Once - The Bond - Lady Gabor
Jazz



99 - Gojira: Magma – 74,2 (16)
Highlights: Stranded - Only Pain - Pray
Progressive Metal



98 - Thee Oh Sees: A Weird Exits - 74,2 (15)
Highlights: Crawl Out From the Fall Out - Dead Man's Gun - The Axis
Psychedelic Rock



97 - Lydia Loveless: Real - 74,3 (8)
Highlights: More Than Ever - Heaven - Midwestern Guys
Alt-Country



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



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



94 - Andy Stott: Too Many Voices – 74,3 (13)
Highlights: Butterflies - New Romantic - Selfish
UK Bass



93 - Gold Panda: Good Luck and Do Your Best - 74,4 (18)
Highlights: In My Car - Time Eater - Autumn Falls
Microhouse



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



91- C Duncan: The Midnight Sun - 74,5 (11)
Highlights: Wanted to Want It Too - The Midnight Sun - On Course
Indie Pop



90 - Wild Beasts: Boy King – 74,7 (25)
Highlights: Big Cat - Celestial Creatures - 2BU
Art Pop



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



88 - Metronomy: Summer 08 - 74,7 (22)
Highlights: Old Skool - Hang Me Out to Dry - Back Together
Indietronica



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



86 - LUH: Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing - 74,8 (15)
Highlights: $ORO - Beneath the Concrete - Future Blues
Indie Rock



85 - Agnes Obel: Citizen of Glass - 74,9 (11)
Highlights: Familiar - Golden Green - Mary
Chamber Pop



84 - Future Of The Left: The Peace And Truce Of Future Of The Left – 74,9 (11)
Highlights: The Limits of Battleships - Back When I Was Brilliant - In a Former Life
Noise Rock



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



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



81 - Lambchop: Flotus – 75,1 (23)
Highlights: The Hustle - Directions to the Can - NIV
Indietronica



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



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



78 - Steve Gunn: Eyes on the Lines – 75,4 (18)
Highlights: Ancient Jules - Night Wander - Conditions Wild
Singer-Songwriter



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



76 - Warpaint: Heads Up – 75,6 (27)
Highlights: Whiteout - Dre - Don't Let Go
Dream Pop



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



74 - Noname: Telefone - 75,6 (7)
Highlights: Diddy Bop - Yesterday - Forever
Hip Hop



73 - Cass McCombs: Mangy Love – 75,6 (21)
Highlights: Opposite House - It - Bum Bum Bum
Singer-Songwriter



72 - Bat For Lashes: The Bride – 75,7 (28)
Highlights: In God’s House - Close Encounters - I Do
Art Pop



71 - Jamie T: Trick - 75,7 (11)
Highlights: Tinfoil Boy - Solomon Eagle - Drone Strike
Indie Pop



70 - White Lung: Paradise – 75,8 (21)
Highlights: Below - Kiss Me When I Bleed - Narcoleptic
Noise Rock



69 - Nao: For All We Know – 75,8 (17)
Highlights: Get To Know Ya - DYWM - Girlfriend
Alternative R&B



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



67 - Karl Blau: Introducing Karl Blau - 76,0 (8)
Highlights: Fallin' Rain - Let the World Go By - That's How I Got to Memphis
Alt-Country



66 - The Goon Sax: Up to Anything – 76,0 (8)
Highlights: Boyfriend - Target - Up to Anything
Indie Pop



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



64 - Eluvium: False Readings On – 76,1 (10)
Highlights: Washer Logistics - Fugue State - Posturing Through Metaphysical Collapse
Ambient



63 - Russian Circles: Guidance - 76,2 (15)
Highlights: Vorel - Calla - Afrika
Post-Rock



62 - Skepta: Konnichiwa – 76,2 (19)
Highlights: Ladies Hit Squad - Shutdown - Man (Laigon Life)
Grime



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



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



59 - Schoolboy Q: Blank Face LP – 76,5 (17)
Highlights: Ride Out - Tookie Knows II - Groovy Tony/Eddie Kane
Hip Hop



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



57 - The Hotelier: Goodness - 76,6 (14)
Highlights: Soft Animal - Piano Player - Opening Mail For My Grandmother
Emo



56 - American Football: American Football - 76,7 (18)
Highlights: Home Is Where the Haunt Is - Desire Gets in the Way - I Need a Drink (Or Two or Three)
Emo



55 - Deftones: Gore – 76,8 (22)
Highlights: Hearts/Wires - Doomed User - Geometric Headdress
Alternative Metal



54 - Tanya Tagaq: Retribution - 76,8 (7)
Highlights: Retribution - Rape Me - Nacreous
Art Pop



53 - Laura Mvula: The Dreaming Room – 76,8 (12)
Highlights: Show Me Love - Phenomenal Woman - Bread
Art Pop



52 - Touché Amoré: Stage Four - 76,9 (10)
Highlights: Palm Dreams - Skyscraper - Rapture
Post-Hardcore



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



50 - Yak: Alas Salvation – 77,0 (11)
Highlights: Harbour The Feeling - Curtain Twitcher – Hungry Heart
Pop-Rock



49 - Weyes Blood: Front Row Seat to Earth - 77,1 (12)
Highlights: Do You Need My Love - Generation Why - Used to Be
Psychedelic Folk



48 - Shura: Nothing's Real – 77,3 (19)
Highlights: What Happened to Us? - What’s It Gonna Be? - Touch
Synthpop



47 - Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam: I Had A Dream That You Were Mine – 77,3 (21)
Highlights: A 1000 Times - Sick as a Dog - When the Truth Is...
Indie Rock



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



45 - Margo Price: Midwest Farmer's Daughter - 77,7 (9)
Highlights: Hands of Time - Hurtin’ (On the Bottle) - About to Find Out
Country



44 - case/lang/veirs: case/lang/veirs – 77,8 (22)
Highlights: Song for Judee - Best Kept Secret - 1000 Miles Away
Folk



43 - Swans: The Glowing Man – 77,8 (21)
Highlights: The Glowing Man - Frankie M. - Cloud of Unknowing
Post-Rock



42 - Anderson .Paak: Malibu – 78,0 (17)
Highlights: The Waters - The Season / Carry Me - Am I Wrong
Neo-Soul



41 - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Nonagon Infinity – 78,0 (16)
Highlights: Gamma Knife - Road Train - Evil Death Roll
Psychedelic Rock



40 - Dinosaur Jr: Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not – 78,0 (30)
Highlights: Goin Down - Left/Right - Good to Know
Alternative Rock



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



38 - Childish Gambino: Awaken, My Love! - 78,2 (22)
Highlights: Redbone - Me and Your Mama - Baby Boy
Neo-Soul



37 - Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20 – 78,2 (18)
Highlights: Ghosts Of Highway 20 - Death Came - Dust
Americana



36 - The Avalanches: Wildflower – 78,3 (28)
Highlights: Colours - Frankie Sinatra - Subways
Electronic



35 - Iggy Pop: Post Pop Depression – 78,4 (25)
Highlights: Gardenia - Break Into Your Heart - Sunday
Alternative Rock



34 - D.D Dumbo: Utopia Defeated – 78,5 (9)
Highlights: Satan - Alihukwe - Walrus
Indie Pop



33 - Whitney: Light Upon the Lake – 78,5 (23)
Highlights: No Woman - Golden Days - No Matter Where We Go
Indie Rock



32 - The Dillinger Escape Plan: Dissociation – 79,0 (13)
Highlights: Limerent Death - Dissociation - Low Feels Blvd.
Mathcore



31 - Paul Simon: Stranger to Stranger – 79,0 (21)
Highlights: The Werewolf - Wristband - Stranger to Stranger
Singer-Songwriter



30 - Drive-By Truckers: American Band – 79,0 (13)
Highlights: Ever South - Ramon Casiano - What It Means
Alt-Country



29 - The Radio Dept: Running Out Of Love - 79,2 (16)
Highlights: We Got Game - Committed to the Cause - Occupied
Synthpop



28 - YG: Still Brazy - 79,5 (9)
Highlights: FDT - Who Shot Me? - Why You Always Hatin?
Hip Hop



27 - Nicolas Jaar: Sirens – 79,5 (18)
Highlights: The Governor - Three Sides of Nazareth - Killing Time
Ambient Pop



26 - Jenny Hval: Blood Bitch – 80,0 (22)
Highlights: Conceptual Romance - The Plague - Female Vampire
Art Pop



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



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



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



22 - Blood Orange: Freetown Sound – 80,8 (29)
Highlights: Hands Up - Augustine - Best to You
Alternative R&B



21 - Tim Hecker: Love Streams – 81,0 (25)
Highlights: Castrati Stack - Black Phase - Music of the Air
Ambient



20 - Michael Kiwanuka: Love & Hate – 81,0 (17)
Highlights: Cold Little Heart - The Finale Frame - Love & Hate
Soul



19 - Mitski: Puberty 2 – 81,2 (25)
Highlights: Your Best American Girl - Happy - Fireworks
Indie Pop



18 - Solange: A Seat at the Table - 81,4 (22)
Highlights: Cranes in the Sky - Don’t Touch My Hair - F.U.B.U.
Alternative R&B



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



16 - Kate Tempest: Let Them Eat Chaos – 81,5 (16)
Highlights: Europe Is Lost - Tunnel Vision - Pictures on a Screen
Hip Hop



15 - Chance The Rapper: Coloring Book - 81,8 (20)
Highlights: No Problem - All We Got - Angels
Hip Hop



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



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



12 - Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Denial – 83,4 (25)
Highlights: The Ballad of the Costa Concordia - Fill In The Blank - Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
Indie Rock



11 - Anohni: Hopelessness - 83,8 (28)
Highlights: 4 Degrees - Drone Bomb Me - Crisis
Art Pop



10 - Danny Brown: Atrocity Exhibition – 83,9 (26)
Highlights: Really Doe - Pneumonia - Ain't It Funny
Hip Hop



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



08 - A Tribe Called Quest: We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service - 86,0 (22)
Highlights: We the People.... - Kids... - Lost Somebody
Hip Hop



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



06 - Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker - 86,4 (24)
Highlights: You Want It Darker - Travelling Light - Leaving the Table
Singer-Songwriter



05 - Bon Iver: 22, A Million – 86,5 (29)
Highlights: 33 "GOD" - 29 #Strafford APTS - 00000 Million
Art Pop



04 - Angel Olsen: My Woman - 86,7 (29)
Highlights: Shut Up Kiss Me - Sister - Woman
Indie Rock



03 - Frank Ocean: Blond - 87,8 (28)
Highlights: Pink + White - Seigfried - Ivy
Alternative R&B



02 - Beyoncé: Lemonade – 88,7 (28)
Highlights: Freedom - Formation - Sorry
R&B



01 - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree - 89,6 (25)
Highlights: I Need You - Jesus Alone - Skeleton Tree
Art Rock
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Re: MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby Otisredding » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:58 am

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


101 - Isaiah Rashad: The Sun's Tirade - 74,0 (9)
102 - Teenage Fanclub: Here - 74,0 (19)
103 - Modern Baseball: Holy Ghost - 73,9 (13)
104 - The Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome - 73,9 (19)
105 - Preoccupations: Preoccupations - 73,9 (21)
106 - The Julie Ruin: Hit Reset - 73,8 (18)
107 - Animal Collective: Painting With - 73,8 (30)
108 - Tegan and Sara: Love You to Death - 73,8 (22)
109 - Marissa Nadler: Strangers - 73,8 (23)
110 - Julianna Barwick: Will - 73,7 (22)
111 - Descendents: Hypercaffium Spazzinate - 73,7 (17)
112 - Maxwell: BlackSUMMERS'night - 73,7 (13)
113 - Cymbals Eat Guitars: Pretty Years - 73,7 (15)
114 - S U R V I V E: RR7349 - 73,7 (8)
115 - Kaytranada: 99.9% - 73,7 (16)
116 - Common: Black America Again - 73,6 (10)
117 - Factory Floor: 25 25 - 73,6 (20)
118 - PUP: The Dream Is Over - 73,6 (11)
119 - Aesop Rock: The Impossible Kid - 73,6 (9)
120 - Charles Bradley: Changes - 73,5 (20)
121 - Shearwater: Jet Plane and Oxbow - 73,5 (19)
122 - Kevin Morby: Singing Saw - 73,5 (16)
123 - Moodymann: DJ-Kicks - 73,5 (9)
124 - The Invisible: Patience - 73,4 (8)
125 - Jessy Lanza: Oh No - 73,4 (19)
126 - Ryley Walker: Golden Sings That Have Been Sung - 73,4 (17)
127 - King Creosote: Astronaut Meets Appleman - 73,3 (13)
128 - The Body: No One Deserves Happiness - 73,3 (10)
129 - The Range: Potential - 73,3 (14)
130 - Teen Suicide: It's The Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir The Honeypot - 73,3 (8)
131 - Loretta Lynn: Full Circle - 73,2 (9)
132 - Romare: Loove Songs: Part Two - 73,1 (10)
133 - Låpsley: Long Way Home - 73,1 (22)
134 - Thao & the Get Down Stay Down: A Man Alive - 73,1 (13)
135 - Pinegrove: Cardinal - 73,0 (9)
136 - King: We Are King - 72,9 (8)
137 - Jherek Bischoff: Cistern - 72,9 (7)
138 - Emma Pollock: In Search Of Harperfield - 72,8 (10)
139 - William Tyler: Modern Country - 72,8 (8)
140 - DIIV: Is The Is Are - 72,8 (26)
141 - Beach Slang: A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings - 72,8 (16)
142 - Pet Shop Boys: Super - 72,8 (23)
143 - NxWorries: Yes Lawd! - 72,6 (18)
144 - Conor Oberst: Ruminations - 72,6 (21)
145 - Baauer: Aa - 72,6 (13)
146 - Esperanza Spalding: Emily's D+Evolution - 72,4 (12)
147 - Okkervil River: Away - 72,4 (16)
148 - Basia Bulat: Good Advice - 72,3 (15)
149 - Kiran Leonard: Grapefruit - 72,3 (13)
150 - Big Thief: Masterpiece - 72,2 (9)
151 - Holy Fuck: Congrats - 72,2 (18)
152 - Martha: Blisters In the Pit of My Heart - 72,2 (11)
153 - Mick Harvey: Delirium Tremens - 72,2 (7)
154 - Young Thug: Jeffery - 72,2 (8)
155 - Matmos: Ultimate Care II - 72,2 (16)
156 - Julia Jacklin: Don't Let The Kids Win - 72,1 (11)
157 - Marlon Williams: Marlon Williams - 71,9 (10)
158 - Gregory Porter: Take Me to the Alley - 71,9 (8)
159 - Bonnie Raitt: Dig In Deep - 71,9 (8)
160 - Deerhoof: The Magic - 71,9 (19)
161 - Mark Pritchard: Under the Sun - 71,9 (7)
162 - Frightened Rabbit: Painting Of A Panic Attack - 71,9 (15)
163 - Teleman: Brilliant Sanity - 71,8 (10)
164 - Frankie Cosmos: Next Thing - 71,8 (14)
165 - D.R.A.M.: Big Baby D.R.A.M. - 71,8 (7)
166 - Scott Walker: The Chilhood of a Leader - 71,8 (11)
167 - Wire: Nocturnal Koreans - 71,7 (13)
168 - Chairlift: Moth - 71,7 (23)
169 - Wrekmeister Harmonies: Light Falls - 71,6 (7)
170 - Nothing: Tired Of Tomorrow - 71,6 (12)
171 - Twin Peaks: Down in Heaven - 71,6 (18)
172 - Wilco: Schmilco - 71,5 (24)
173 - Loscil: Mounument Builders - 71,4 (8)
174 - De La Soul: And The Anonymous Nobody - 71,3 (25)
175 - Meilyr Jones: 2013 - 71,3 (9)
176 - Miranda Lambert: The Weight of These Wings - 71,3 (9)
177 - Against Me!: Shape Shift with Me - 71,3 (17)
178 - Grumbling Fur: Furfour - 71,3 (11)
179 - Glass Animals: How To Be A Human Being - 71,2 (21)
180 - Mothers: When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired - 71,1 (11)
181 - Owen: The King of Whys - 71,1 (14)
182 - Suuns: Hold/Still - 71,1 (14)
183 - Various Artists: Day of the Dead - 71,1 (14)
184 - Kristin Hersh: Wyatt at the Coyote Palace - 71,1 (7)
185 - Kyle Craft: Dolls of Highland - 71,0 (12)
186 - Lush: Blind Spot - 70,9 (7)
187 - Teen: Love Yes - 70,8 (14)
188 - Nonkeen: Oddments Of The Gamble - 70,8 (9)
189 - Death Grips: Bottomless Pit - 70,7 (10)
190 - Junior Boys: Big Black Coat - 70,7 (17)
191 - Merchandise: A Corpse Wired For Sound - 70,7 (18)
192 - Underworld: Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future - 70,7 (20)
193 - Cate Le Bon: Crab Day - 70,7 (18)
194 - Rival Consoles: Night Melody - 70,7 (8)
195 - Young Thug: Slime Season 3 - 70,6 (9)
196 - Honeyblood: Babes Never Die - 70,5 (14)
197 - Kvelertak: Nattesferd - 70,5 (12)
198 - Pinkshinyultrablast: Grandfeathered - 70,5 (9)
199 - Corinne Bailey Rae: The Heart Speaks in Whispers - 70,5 (9)
200 - Big Ups: Before A Million Universes - 70,4 (10)
201 - Róisín Murphy: Take Her Up To Monto - 70,4 (22)
202 - The Divine Comedy: Foreverland - 70,2 (14)
203 - Jagwar Ma: Every Now & Then - 70,1 (14)
204 - Lake Street Dive: Side Pony - 70,1 (7)

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Re: MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby Henrik » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:10 pm

Thanks Otisredding for another fantastic year with the Mega-Critic Chart! For one month or so per year, the EOY lists comes in focus, but for the rest of the year you've got everyone's attention. I know that a lot of people visit this forum primarily because of your updates. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

If Otis continues the chart in 2017 (I think the first update is usually on Jan 31st) then the big question is who will be "that guy" this year. Any volunteers? :D
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Re: MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby spiritualized » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:52 am

Could not agree more Henrik, I wait every fortnight for this work of love :) Well done & thank you to Otisredding for keeping us up to speed with the latest releases...

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Re: MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby ArcadeFire » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:23 pm

I'm kinda curious to know the megacritic score for some of the higher rated albums on the end of year lists (Rihanna, The 1975, and Drake for example). Looking forward to this year's megacritic kick off. Thanks Otis for all the effort. Love this site.

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Re: MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby veganvalentine » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:56 am

ArcadeFire wrote:I'm kinda curious to know the megacritic score for some of the higher rated albums on the end of year lists (Rihanna, The 1975, and Drake for example). Looking forward to this year's megacritic kick off. Thanks Otis for all the effort. Love this site.


Took over four years for your first post! :o I love this site too. :music-rockon:

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Re: MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby Pierre » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:34 am

veganvalentine wrote:
ArcadeFire wrote:I'm kinda curious to know the megacritic score for some of the higher rated albums on the end of year lists (Rihanna, The 1975, and Drake for example). Looking forward to this year's megacritic kick off. Thanks Otis for all the effort. Love this site.


Took over four years for your first post! :o I love this site too. :music-rockon:


You know, veganvalentine, a lot of people subscribe to the forum but actually never post, as they're only doing it to read the spreadsheets occasionally posted or simply for having a feeling of belonging to a community. And this despite the community here being one of the frendliest and most welcoming in the music milieu on the Web (although we've gone overboard occasionnally, as people are sometimes more uptight than necessary when it comes to defending their own tastes, whether they are into classic rock, modern indie music or hip-hop, but I believe you can probably count the occurrences in the last ten years with the fingers of only one hand). Some people are just shy or simply don't like to talk.

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Re: MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby Otisredding » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:53 am

ArcadeFire wrote:I'm kinda curious to know the megacritic score for some of the higher rated albums on the end of year lists (Rihanna, The 1975, and Drake for example). Looking forward to this year's megacritic kick off. Thanks Otis for all the effort. Love this site.


210 - Rihanna: Anti - 69,8 (24)
292 - Drake: Views - 66,4 (28)
308 - The 1975: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It - 65,2 (23)

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Re: MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby Henrik » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:13 am

Otisredding wrote:
ArcadeFire wrote:I'm kinda curious to know the megacritic score for some of the higher rated albums on the end of year lists (Rihanna, The 1975, and Drake for example). Looking forward to this year's megacritic kick off. Thanks Otis for all the effort. Love this site.


210 - Rihanna: Anti - 69,8 (24)
292 - Drake: Views - 66,4 (28)
308 - The 1975: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It - 65,2 (23)

That's really way down the list, even though some of those who loved the 1975 album the most (Spin, NME, Drowned in Sound) are included in MCCh. Did they give initial great ratings (and everyone else loathed it) or had they changed their opinions when they got to the eoy lists?

Were these albums especially hurt by some really low ratings? I know I have asked before what the MCCh list would look like if you adjusted all poor ratings to a new minimum (say 40 or 50) to get albums with very mixed reviews a better chance to make the MCCh chart. The most common rating is probably 70/100 among reasonably acclaimed albums, so a 0 is a greater loss than a perfect 100/100 is a profit.
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Re: MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby JohnnyBGoode » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:54 am

There's also the fact that the initial review is often only one writer's opinion.

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Re: MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby Otisredding » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:35 pm

Rihanna: 83, 67, 72, 60, 70, 67, 67, 70, 50, 69, 50, 60, 60, 70, 70, 80, 83, 75, 80, 77, 40, 80, 70, 80
Drake: 33, 50, 50, 60, 69, 40, 80, 70, 67, 70, 60, 55, 80, 60, 60, 80, 60, 80, 80, 50, 67, 75, 80, 68, 60, 70, 70, 50
1975: 50, 70, 60, 60, 33, 70, 50, 63, 40, 60, 90, 80, 40, 80, 70, 80, 75, 58, 70, 65, 80, 60, 80

These are the scores obtained. The lowest score is 33 points. If I use Henrik's criteria (40 points as a minimum score) the variation in the final score of the album is invaluable.

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Re: MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby Henrik » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:10 pm

Otisredding wrote:Rihanna: 83, 67, 72, 60, 70, 67, 67, 70, 50, 69, 50, 60, 60, 70, 70, 80, 83, 75, 80, 77, 40, 80, 70, 80
Drake: 33, 50, 50, 60, 69, 40, 80, 70, 67, 70, 60, 55, 80, 60, 60, 80, 60, 80, 80, 50, 67, 75, 80, 68, 60, 70, 70, 50
1975: 50, 70, 60, 60, 33, 70, 50, 63, 40, 60, 90, 80, 40, 80, 70, 80, 75, 58, 70, 65, 80, 60, 80

These are the scores obtained. The lowest score is 33 points. If I use Henrik's criteria (40 points as a minimum score) the variation in the final score of the album is invaluable.

Thanks Otisredding! Very interesting! These numbers show that the reviews weren't mixed at all. It's rather that every reviewer thought these albums were just ok when they came out.

So the big question: Which is most correct?
A: The albums were rated lower than they would have if the artists were not popular (they were rated relative to the artists' popularity)
B: The albums were listed higher in the EOY lists than they would have if the artists were not popular, because of the artists' popularity/exposure/familiarity
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Re: MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby prosecutorgodot » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:16 pm

I think answer B. Maybe it's like the publications of multiple critics, say 20, but they all didn't individually hear everything, but they all heard the big popular releases. So when it came time to do lists, they all put Rihanna or Drake on their list somewhere, thus boosting their placements on the final aggregate EOY list that the publication puts out.

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Re: MCCh 2016 (22) December 31

Postby veganvalentine » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:35 am

You know, veganvalentine, a lot of people subscribe to the forum but actually never post, as they're only doing it to read the spreadsheets occasionally posted or simply for having a feeling of belonging to a community.


Sorry, I wasn't trying to sound rude. I honestly think it's great that that person posted. I'm another person who's used this site for years but only started posting recently.


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