MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

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MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

Postby Otisredding » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:22 am

The best albums of 2017 (update February 28)

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:
Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular
William Basinski: A Shadow In Time



20 - Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World - 73,9 (7)
Highlights: Proclamation Bones - Dusty Old Man - My Boat
Americana



19 - Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound – 74,2 (26)
Highlights: Modern Act - Enter Entirely - Internal World
Indie Rock



18 - Syd: Fin - 74,2 (9)
Highlights: Nothin to Somethin - Insecurities - All About Me
Altenative R&B



17 - Elbow: Little Fictions - 75,4 (20)
Highlights: Magnificent (She Says) - Gentle Storm - All Disco
Art Rock



16 - Migos: Culture - 75,6 (16)
Highlights: Bad and Boujee - T-Shirt - Call Casting
Hip Hop



15 - Ryan Adams: Prisoner - 75,6 (24)
Highlights: Outbound Train - Prisoner - Anything I Say To You Now
Singer-Songwriter



14 - Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors - 75,7 (25)
Highlights: Little Bubble - Ascent Through Clouds - Up in Hudson
Art Pop



13- 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



12 - Peter Silberman: Impermanence - 75,7 (8)
Highlights: New York - Karuna - Ahimsa
Slowcore



11 - Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now - 76,0 (21)
Highlights: What's That Perfume That You Wear? - Hotwire the Ferris Wheel - Evening Prayer
Indie Pop



10 - Julie Byrne: Not Even Happiness – 76,2 (18)
Highlights: Natural Blue - Follow My Voice - Sleepwalker
Folk



09 - Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now – 76,3 (11)
Highlights: Memories Are Now - Unsaid - The Lost Sky
Indie Folk



08 - Loyle Carner: Yesterday's Gone – 76,4 (15)
Highlights: The Isle of Arran - Damselfly - No CD
Hip Hop



07 - Wiley: Godfather – 77,6 (10)
Highlights: Can't Go Wrong - Laptop - Name Brand
Grime



06 - Ty Segall: Ty Segall – 77,8 (26)
Highlights: Take Care (To Comb Your Hair) - Orange Color Queen - Warm Hands (Freedom Returned)
Psychedelic Rock



05 - Stormzy: Gang Signs & Prayer - 78,5 (9)
Highlights: Big for Your Boots - Cold - First Things First
Grime



04 - Thundercat: Drunk – 78,6 (13)
Highlights: Show You the Way - Them Changes - Bus in These Streets
Neo-Soul



03 - The xx: I See You – 80,0 (29)
Highlights: On Hold - Say Something Loving - Dangerous
Indie Pop



02 - Sampha: Process – 83,2 (28)
Highlights: (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano - Blood on Me - Plastic 100°C
Alternative R&B



01 - Run The Jewels: Run The Jewels 3 - 89,2 (28)
Highlights: Thursday in the Danger Room - Call Ticketron - 2100
Hip Hop
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Re: MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

Postby Otisredding » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:48 am

Bang Jan wrote:Can I ask to see albums with scores above 70 in advance?


21 - William Basinski: A Shadow In Time - 73,5 (9)
22 - Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular - 73,4 (8)
23 - Priests: Nothing Feels Natural - 73,1 (11)
24 - Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now - 72,9 (14)
25 - Japandroids: Near To The Wild Heart Of Life - 72,9 (28)
26 - The Menzingers: After the Party - 72,3 (11)
27 - Austra: Future Politics - 71,9 (26)
28 - Tinariwen: Elwan - 71,7 (10)
29 - Bonobo: Migration - 71,4 (20)
30 - Brian Eno: Reflection - 71,2 (24)
31 - Sinkane: Life & Livin' It - 71,2 (12)
32 - Xiu Xiu: Forget - 71,1 (7)

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Re: MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

Postby Rob » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:23 pm

The updated playlist:




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


Still missing are tracks from Thundercat's Drunk, because they don't have highlights mentioned. Still working on that Otisredding?

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Re: MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

Postby Otisredding » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:07 pm

I need to read more reviews. The highlights are these, but I do not know the order:

Bus in These Streets - Show You the Way - Them Changes

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Re: MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

Postby Rob » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:49 pm

Otisredding wrote:I need to read more reviews. The highlights are these, but I do not know the order:

Bus in These Streets - Show You the Way - Them Changes


Thanks! I've added them to the playlist. The order I use in the playlist is always the order they appear on the album.
By the way, something goes wrong with the Mark Eitzel entry above. A mistake in the coloring.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

Postby Nicky » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:56 am

Thanks again Otis. Is it me or is 2017 up to a slow start quality-wise? Would it be relevant to chart the average rating of the top ten records month after month and compare it with other years?

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Re: MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

Postby Jirin » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:59 pm

I agree there hasn't been a 'great' album yet this year. I think that's normal though, we often get the first wave of big albums in late spring and recent years there's just been one or two big drops in early January too.

I wonder if some indie acts have learned enough critic psychology to know January drops raise their odds of winning end of year considerations. Primacy/recency effect-wise.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

Postby spiritualized » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:02 pm

Yes but the average grade for RTJ3 is above the top one in 2016 ? I would qualify this as rather "great" :)

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Re: MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

Postby BleuPanda » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:36 pm

spiritualized wrote:Yes but the average grade for RTJ3 is above the top one in 2016 ? I would qualify this as rather "great" :)



But a lot of us had already listened to it in 2016, so...
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Re: MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:22 pm

Albums-wise, I'd call it a slow start, but for individual songs, I've been really feeling 2017 so far.
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Re: MCCh 2017 (03) February 28

Postby Nick » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:06 pm

Jirin wrote:I agree there hasn't been a 'great' album yet this year. I think that's normal though, we often get the first wave of big albums in late spring and recent years there's just been one or two big drops in early January too.

I wonder if some indie acts have learned enough critic psychology to know January drops raise their odds of winning end of year considerations. Primacy/recency effect-wise.


Agree for the most part. My two favorite albums of the year so far are Thundercat's and Sampha's, which are really good, but feel more like solid 11 - 20 type albums than top 10 of the year albums.

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