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Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:19 pm
by Otisredding
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.

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:10 pm
by spiritualized
Yay ! Long live Mcch 2017 :)

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:26 pm
by Bang Jan
Can I ask to see albums with scores above 70 in advance?

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:44 pm
by Otisredding
And that guy is... Bang Jan

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:54 am
by Chilton
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:

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:51 am
by Otisredding
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.

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:06 am
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (01) January 31

Ten new albums in top 10!

Next: February 14, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:06 pm
by panam
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/

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:55 pm
by Henrik
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:50 am
by Otisredding
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

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:17 am
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (02) February 15

Five new album in top 15!

Next: February 28, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:27 am
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

Seven new albums in top 20!

Next: March 15, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:19 am
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (04) March 15

Eight new albums in top 25!

Next: March 31, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:53 pm
by DadHasADD
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!

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:26 pm
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (05) March 31

Six new albums in top 30!

Next: April 15, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:04 pm
by DadHasADD
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.

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:20 am
by Otisredding
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

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:17 am
by JFC
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

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:26 am
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Six new albums in top 35!

Next: April 30, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:44 am
by JFC
A stunning album in April? Damn by Kendrick Lamar

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:33 pm
by JFC
★ 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

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:52 am
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (07) April 30

Five new albums in top 40!

Next: May 15, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:10 pm
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (08) May 15

Nine new albums in top 45!

Next: May 31, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:26 am
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (09) May 31

Five new albums in top 50!

Next: June 15, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:29 pm
by JFC
Wishing to see in the next chart the great Planetarium by Nico Muhli and Sufjan Stevens

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:49 pm
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (10) June 15

Five new albums in top 55!

Next: June 30, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:39 pm
by Rob
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/?reviewTypeId=MUSIC&sorting=publish_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.

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:29 am
by Otisredding
I will not be able to update MCCh today. I will try to have it by July 3rd or 4th.

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:03 pm
by Dealy_Stan
No worries Otisredding. We are grateful for the chart updates whenever you can post them.

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:56 am
by Mevansuto
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.

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:28 am
by Sketch
+1 on the Otis love.

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:36 pm
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (11) June 30

Six new albums in top 60!

Next: July 15, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:28 pm
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

Six new albums in top 65!

Next: July 31, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:31 pm
by Rob
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.

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:23 am
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (13) July 31

Five new albums in top 70!

Next: August ??, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:30 pm
by DadHasADD
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:

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:01 am
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (14) August 15

Five new albums in top 75!

Next: August 31, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:45 pm
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (15) August 31

Six new albums in top 80!

Next: September 15, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:37 pm
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (16) September 15

Seven new albums in top 85!

Next: September 30, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:37 pm
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (17) September 30

Nine new albums in top 90!

Next: October 15, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:13 pm
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (18) October 15

Eight new albums in top 95!

Next: October 31, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:14 pm
by madzong
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.

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:07 am
by Otisredding
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

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:37 am
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (19) October 31

Six new albums in top 100!

Next: November 15, 2017

Re: Mega Critic Chart 2017

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:10 pm
by Otisredding
MCCh 2017 (20) November 15

Two new albums in top 100!

Next: November 30, 2017