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MCCh 2017 (02) February 15

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:12 am
by Otisredding
The best albums of 2017 (update February 15)

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; 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

Highlights: These are the top three songs from the album according to Allmusic, Consequence of Sound, Jenesaispop, Plattentests, The Skinny, Beardfood, BostonGlobe, Nowtoronto, Entertainment Weekly, 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

15 - Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular - 73,4 (8)
Highlights: Space to Be - Stellular - All at Once
Indie Pop
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_40 ... 175189.jpg[/imgsize]


14 - William Basinski: A Shadow In Time - 73,5 (9)
Highlights (album with just two tracks): For David Robert Jones
Ambient
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 166727.jpg[/imgsize]


13 - Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World - 73,9 (7)
Highlights: Proclamation Bones - Dusty Old Man - My Boat
Americana
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 183210.jpg[/imgsize]


12 - Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound – 74,2 (25)
Highlights: Modern Act - Enter Entirely - Internal World
Indie Rock
[imgsize 260x260]http://cdn4.pitchfork.com/albums/24322/ ... f6ad5b.jpg[/imgsize]


11- Mark Eitzel: Hey Mr Ferryman – 75,7 (11)
Highlights: Nothing and Everything - In My Role As Professional Singer and Ham - The Last Ten Years
Singer-Songwriter
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 183212.jpg[/imgsize]


10 - Migos: Culture - 75,7 (15)
Highlights: Bad and Boujee - T-Shirt - Call Casting
Hip Hop
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 183857.jpg[/imgsize]


09 - Elbow: Little Fictions - 75,9 (19)
Highlights: Magnificent (She Says) - Gentle Storm - All Disco
Art Rock
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 183847.jpg[/imgsize]


08 - Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now – 75,9 (10)
Highlights: Memories Are Now - Unsaid - The Lost Sky
Indie Folk
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 184070.jpg[/imgsize]


07 - Loyle Carner: Yesterday's Gone – 76,4 (15)
Highlights: The Isle of Arran - Damselfly - No CD
Hip Hop
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 160369.jpg[/imgsize]


06 - Julie Byrne: Not Even Happiness – 76,7 (17)
Highlights: Natural Blue - Follow My Voice - Sleepwalker
Folk
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 183508.jpg[/imgsize]


05 - Wiley: Godfather – 77,6 (10)
Highlights: Can't Go Wrong - Laptop - Name Brand
Grime
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 173088.jpg[/imgsize]


04 - Ty Segall: Ty Segall – 77,8 (26)
Highlights: Take Care (To Comb Your Hair) - Orange Color Queen - Warm Hands (Freedom Returned)
Psychedelic Rock
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 183119.jpg[/imgsize]


03 - The xx: I See You – 80,0 (29)
Highlights: On Hold - Say Something Loving - Dangerous
Indie Pop
[imgsize 300x300]http://cdn4.pitchfork.com/albums/24233/ ... fa992b.jpg[/imgsize]


02 - Sampha: Process – 82,2 (27)
Highlights: (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano - Blood on Me - Plastic 100°C
Alternative R&B
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 172559.jpg[/imgsize]


01 - Run The Jewels: Run The Jewels 3 - 89,2 (28)
Highlights: Thursday in the Danger Room - Call Ticketron - 2100
Hip Hop
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 162423.jpg[/imgsize]

Re: MCCh 2017 (02) February 31

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:22 am
by Henrik
Otis, thanks for the update!

You've got the wrong date (February 31) in the topic title.

Re: MCCh 2017 (02) February 15

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:03 am
by Otisredding
Bang Jan wrote:Can I ask to see albums with scores above 70 in advance?
16 - Priests: Nothing Feels Natural - 73,1 (11)
17 - Syd: Fin - 73,1 (7)
18 - Japandroids: Near To The Wild Heart Of Life - 72,9 (28)
19 - Austra: Future Politics - 72,0 (25)
20 - Bonobo: Migration - 71,4 (20)
21 - The Menzingers: After the Party - 71,3 (12)
22 - Brian Eno: Reflection - 71,2 (24)
23 - Sinkane: Life & Livin' It - 71,2 (12)
24 - Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now - 71,2 (8)

Re: MCCh 2017 (02) February 15

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:15 am
by Otisredding
Hello Rob

Some highlights of Mark Eitzel have changed

Re: MCCh 2017 (02) February 15

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:07 pm
by Rob
All new albums are on Spotify! Here is your twice-a-month Taste of MetaCritic, based on the three mentioned highlights:




The Ty Segall tracks:

Warm Hands (Freedom Returned): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqD_4ZvxI48

Orange Color Queen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbEQgKFor9Y

Take Care (to Comb Your Hair): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bycWOz6RwIg

If there are going to be more albums like Segall's that aren't on Spotify I might try to make a YouTube playlist out of them.
Otisredding wrote:Hello Rob

Some highlights of Mark Eitzel have changed
I noticed and updated the list accordingly. I also changed the order of the songs to fit new album rankings (Julie Byrne made quite the jump).

Re: MCCh 2017 (02) February 15

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:47 pm
by Sketch
Rob wrote: (Julie Byrne made quite the jump).
Loved what I've heard of this one so far.

Thanks for your efforts, guys.

Re: MCCh 2017 (02) February 15

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:37 pm
by StevieFan13
Run the Jewels are badass.

Re: MCCh 2017 (02) February 15

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:21 pm
by babydoll
Rob, can you just do hyperlinks? My Internet connection will throw a major fit if you do the icons, too.

Re: MCCh 2017 (02) February 15

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:22 am
by Rob
babydoll wrote:Rob, can you just do hyperlinks? My Internet connection will throw a major fit if you do the icons, too.
I've changed it. I hope it's not a problem if the Spotify playlist stays like it is.

Re: MCCh 2017 (02) February 15

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:11 pm
by babydoll
Rob wrote:
babydoll wrote:Rob, can you just do hyperlinks? My Internet connection will throw a major fit if you do the icons, too.
I've changed it. I hope it's not a problem if the Spotify playlist stays like it is.
Thank you. I just meant the YouTube links; Spotify works fine. The big YouTube icons... Those are the real issue. Again. Thank you so very much, Rob.

Re: MCCh 2017 (02) February 15

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:23 am
by Otisredding