MCCh 2017 (04) March 15

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MCCh 2017 (04) March 15

Post by Otisredding » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:17 am

The best albums of 2017 (update March 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:
Syd: Fin
Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World
Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound


25 - Migos: Culture – 74,9 (17)
Highlights: Bad and Boujee - T-Shirt - Call Casting
Hip Hop
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 183857.jpg[/imgsize]


24 - Sleaford Mods: English Tapas - 75,1 (18)
Highlights:Just Like We Do - B.H.S. - Time Sands
Post-Punk
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 192857.jpg[/imgsize]


23 - Peter Silberman: Impermanence - 75,2 (10)
Highlights: New York - Karuna - Ahimsa
Slowcore
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 186248.jpg[/imgsize]


22 - Vagabon: Infinite Worlds - 75,3 (8)
Highlights: Cold Apartment - The Embers - Minneapolis
Indie Rock
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 182952.jpg[/imgsize]


21 - Blanck Mass: World Eater – 75,3 (16)
Highlights:Highlights: Rhesus Negative - Please - Silent Treatment
Experimental
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 182849.jpg[/imgsize]


20 - Elbow: Little Fictions - 75,4 (20)
Highlights: Magnificent (She Says) - Gentle Storm - All Disco
Art Rock
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 183847.jpg[/imgsize]


19 - Grandaddy: Last Place – 75,5 (16)
Highlights: Way We Won't - Evermore - A Lost Machine
Indie Rock
[imgsize 240x240]http://cdn-s3.allmusic.com/release-cove ... 637713.jpg[/imgsize]


18 - 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 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 183212.jpg[/imgsize]


17 - Ryan Adams: Prisoner - 75,8 (26)
Highlights: Outbound Train - Prisoner - Anything I Say To You Now
Singer-Songwriter
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 191982.jpg[/imgsize]


16 - Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now – 76,1 (22)
Highlights: How We Met, the Long Version - What's That Perfume That You Wear? - Hotwire the Ferris Wheel
Indie Pop
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 172625.jpg[/imgsize]


15 - Julie Byrne: Not Even Happiness – 76,2 (18)
Highlights: Natural Blue - Follow My Voice - Sleepwalker
Folk
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 183508.jpg[/imgsize]


14 - Loyle Carner: Yesterday's Gone – 76,4 (15)
Highlights: The Isle of Arran - Damselfly - No CD
Hip Hop
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 160369.jpg[/imgsize]


13 - Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now – 76,7 (12)
Highlights: Memories Are Now - Unsaid - The Lost Sky
Indie Folk
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 184070.jpg[/imgsize]


12 - Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors – 77,3 (29)
Highlights: Little Bubble - Ascent Through Clouds - Up in Hudson
Art Pop
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 182848.jpg[/imgsize]


11 - Laura Marling: Semper Femina – 77,6 (22)
Highlights: Nothing, Not Nearly - Nouel - Soothing
Singer-Songwriter
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 203348.jpg[/imgsize]


10 - Wiley: Godfather – 77,6 (10)
Highlights: Can't Go Wrong - Laptop - Name Brand
Grime
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 173088.jpg[/imgsize]


09 - Ty Segall: Ty Segall – 77,8 (26)
Highlights: Take Care (To Comb Your Hair) - Orange Color Queen - Warm Hands (Freedom Returned)
Psychedelic Rock
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 183119.jpg[/imgsize]


08 - Hurray For The Riff Raff: The Navigator - 77,9 (11)
Highlights: Pa'lante - The Navigator - Rican Beach
Americana
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 199217.jpg[/imgsize]


07 - Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway - 78,4 (10)
Highlights: The Love We Almost Had - Freedom Highway - At The Purchaser’s Option
Folk
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 195255.jpg[/imgsize]


06 - Stormzy: Gang Signs & Prayer – 78,8 (16)
Highlights: Big for Your Boots - Cold - First Things First
Grime
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 188814.jpg[/imgsize]


05 - Thundercat: Drunk – 79,5 (24)
Highlights: Show You the Way - A Fan’s Mail - Them Changes
Neo-Soul
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 195236.jpg[/imgsize]


04 - The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir - 79,5 (16)
Highlights: '01: Have You Seen It in the Snow? - '68: A Cat Called Dionysus – '74: No
Indie Pop
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_10 ... 174373.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 – 83,2 (28)
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]
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Re: MCCh 2017 (04) March 15

Post by Otisredding » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:28 am

Bang Jan wrote:Can I ask to see albums with scores above 70 in advance?
26 - Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now - 74,7 (18)
27 - Priests: Nothing Feels Natural - 74,3 (13)
28 - Tinariwen: Elwan - 74,3 (12)
29 - Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound - 74,2 (26)
30 - Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World - 73,9 (7)
31 - William Basinski: A Shadow In Time - 73,5 (9)
32 - Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular - 73,4 (8)
33 - Why?: Moh Lhean - 73,2 (11)
34 - Japandroids: Near To The Wild Heart Of Life - 72,9 (28)
35 - Austra: Future Politics - 72,6 (27)
36 - The Menzingers: After the Party - 72,3 (11)
37 - Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai - 72,3 (8)
38 - Real Estate: In Mind - 71,8 (7)
39 - Syd: Fin - 71,6 (11)
40 - Bonobo: Migration - 71,4 (20)
41 - Brian Eno: Reflection - 71,2 (24)
42 - Sinkane: Life & Livin' It - 71,2 (12)
43 - Crystal Fairy: Crystal Fairy - 70,3 (12)
44 - Nathan Fake: Providence - 70,2 (7)

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Re: MCCh 2017 (04) March 15

Post by Otisredding » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:40 am

Hello Rob

Some highlights have changed: Thundercat and Jens Lekman

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Re: MCCh 2017 (04) March 15

Post by Henrik » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:00 am

Thanks Otisredding!!

Your presentation is amazing already, but I have a suggestion. How about presenting both the raw average together with the number of ratings within the brackets?

Example:
01 - Run The Jewels: Run The Jewels 3 - 89,2 (91,3 - 28)

91,3 as the raw average for Run The Jewels 3 was just a guess.
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Re: MCCh 2017 (04) March 15

Post by Rob » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:26 am

Otisredding wrote:Hello Rob

Some highlights have changed: Thundercat and Jens Lekman
Thanks. I'll update later today. I guess you are still going to post the highlights for the new albums?

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Re: MCCh 2017 (04) March 15

Post by Harold » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:21 am

Did Valerie June's The Order of Time not have enough eligible sources to make the list? It's certainly been well-reviewed.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (04) March 15

Post by Rob » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:52 pm

Sorry for the day of delay, but here's A Taste of MegaCritic:



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

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Re: MCCh 2017 (04) March 15

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