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The best albums of 2017
previous years: MCCh 2016 - 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; Humo; Indiestyle; Jenesaispop; Laut; 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; Tinymixtapes; Under the Radar


Very Important: You can help improve MCCH: If you know some web sources, please, let me know.
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Yay ! Long live Mcch 2017 :)
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Can I ask to see albums with scores above 70 in advance?
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And that guy is... Bang Jan
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Hey Otis, there seem to be some sources missing compared with the latest 2016 MCCh, namely Humo, Indiestyle, LesInrocks and Spin. Excluded or forgotten?

Anyways, thanks in advance for your fantastic work and massive dedication :happy-partydance:
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Les Inrocks and Spin. These two do not qualify the albums.

Humo and Indiestyle: it was an error of mine

New website: Under the Radar

I look for another web, preferably European, to replace Lesinrocks.
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MCCh 2017 (01) January 31

Ten new albums in top 10!

Next: February 14, 2017
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Otisredding wrote:Les Inrocks and Spin. These two do not qualify the albums.

Humo and Indiestyle: it was an error of mine

New website: Under the Radar

I look for another web, preferably European, to replace Lesinrocks.
Why not MeHaceRuido? I know, they're Mexicans but..no to the wall ;)

http://www.mehaceruido.com/category/resenas/discos/
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Muchas gracias, Otisredding!!! :happy-partydance:

I just typed in Otisredding in Google translate from Spanish to English (crazy, I know) and didn't expect anything. But to my horror it was translated to "desapareciendo" which means "disappearing". Please promise me that this is not a sign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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panam wrote:Why not MeHaceRuido? I know, they're Mexicans but..no to the wall ;)

http://www.mehaceruido.com/category/resenas/discos/

Sorry, panam,but Mehaceruido does not fulfill this condition: - They publish over 400 reviews per year
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MCCh 2017 (02) February 15

Five new album in top 15!

Next: February 28, 2017
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MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

Seven new albums in top 20!

Next: March 15, 2017
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MCCh 2017 (04) March 15

Eight new albums in top 25!

Next: March 31, 2017
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Is the March 31 list coming today? No rush. If it's not, I'll stop obsessively refreshing this thread. Love these lists. Thank you for all your hard work!
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MCCh 2017 (05) March 31

Six new albums in top 30!

Next: April 15, 2017
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Otisredding wrote:MCCh 2017 (05) March 31

Six new albums in top 30!

Next: April 15, 2017
Thank you! Are you going up by 5 every two weeks until you get to the Top 50 or do you go beyond that? I'm kind of a newbie to the site, so I haven't seen this in past years.
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DadHasADD wrote:Are you going up by 5 every two weeks until you get to the Top 50 or do you go beyond that?
Until the top 100
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Hi,
this is to report for April:
- Arca by spanish band Arca;
- Altar by portuguese band The Gift, produced and co-written with Brian Eno
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MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Six new albums in top 35!

Next: April 30, 2017
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A stunning album in April? Damn by Kendrick Lamar
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★ choices of the week:
1) BNQT Volume 1. ,a superband with members from Band of Horses,Franz Ferdinand,Travis,Grandaddy and Midlake;
2) Gorillaz Humanz
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MCCh 2017 (07) April 30

Five new albums in top 40!

Next: May 15, 2017
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MCCh 2017 (08) May 15

Nine new albums in top 45!

Next: May 31, 2017
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MCCh 2017 (09) May 31

Five new albums in top 50!

Next: June 15, 2017
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Wishing to see in the next chart the great Planetarium by Nico Muhli and Sufjan Stevens
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MCCh 2017 (10) June 15

Five new albums in top 55!

Next: June 30, 2017
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Otisredding wrote: Very Important: You can help improve MCCH: If you know some web sources, please, let me know.
Since there is no Dutch source yet, why not newspaper De Volkskrant: http://www.volkskrant.nl/recensies/?rev ... blish_date
I'm sure they write more than 400 reviews a year. Do note though, if you want to use this source that they also have quite a lot of classical music reviews (the ones noted as "klassiek") that I guess aren't eligible. There are also concert reviews in that list.
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I will not be able to update MCCh today. I will try to have it by July 3rd or 4th.
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No worries Otisredding. We are grateful for the chart updates whenever you can post them.
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Dealy_Stan wrote:No worries Otisredding. We are grateful for the chart updates whenever you can post them.
Exactly. I look forward to these every fortnight, I'm just really grateful someone is putting in all this effort. I really appreciate it.
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+1 on the Otis love.
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MCCh 2017 (11) June 30

Six new albums in top 60!

Next: July 15, 2017
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MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

Six new albums in top 65!

Next: July 31, 2017
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Little note: I won't be able to post an update of the Spotify playlist of Mega Critic for the next edition as I will be on vacation until the 10th of August. I will resume the playlist on the update of the 15th.
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MCCh 2017 (13) July 31

Five new albums in top 70!

Next: August ??, 2017
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I know the 8/15 is coming late, hence the question mark above, b/c of vacation or some other IRL obligation, but do we have an ETA of when we should look for it? :happy-partydance:
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MCCh 2017 (14) August 15

Five new albums in top 75!

Next: August 31, 2017
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MCCh 2017 (15) August 31

Six new albums in top 80!

Next: September 15, 2017
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MCCh 2017 (16) September 15

Seven new albums in top 85!

Next: September 30, 2017
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MCCh 2017 (17) September 30

Nine new albums in top 90!

Next: October 15, 2017
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MCCh 2017 (18) October 15

Eight new albums in top 95!

Next: October 31, 2017
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Hey, I didn't know where to post this so it is in two places - sorry.

Just a question:

How many ratings from different sources does an album need to qualify for your list?

Also have you thought of adding in Rolling Stone Australia to your list of publications - it features great reviews of Australian and NZ albums which doesn't feature in the US version.
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madzong wrote:How many ratings from different sources does an album need to qualify for your list?
Seven
madzong wrote:Also have you thought of adding in Rolling Stone Australia to your list of publications - it features great reviews of Australian and NZ albums which doesn't feature in the US version.
Thank you. I will keep it in mind for next year
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MCCh 2017 (19) October 31

Six new albums in top 100!

Next: November 15, 2017
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MCCh 2017 (20) November 15

Two new albums in top 100!

Next: November 30, 2017
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MCCh 2017 (21) November 30

Three new albums in top 100!

Next: December 31, 2017
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Otisredding wrote: Next: December 31, 2017
Is this still happening, Otisredding?
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Rob wrote:
Otisredding wrote: Next: December 31, 2017
Is this still happening, Otisredding?
I hope so :) Otisredding - I find your awesome posts has allowed me to find new favourite bands/albums to listen too.

Thanks for everything you do for this site :)
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MCCh 2017 (22) December 31

Five new albums in top 100!

Next:January 31, 2018
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Gracias, Otisredding, for your work each year on this chart. It is my favourite part of AM.
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