MCCh 2017 (05) March 31

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MCCh 2017 (05) March 31

Postby Otisredding » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:19 pm

The best albums of 2017 (update March 31)

The numbers presented next to each album title are the weighted average rating, and, in brackets, average and number of ratings (out of 31 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:
Vagabon: Infinite Worlds


30 - Peter Silberman: Impermanence - 74,8 (78,1 / 11)
Highlights: New York - Karuna - Ahimsa
Slowcore



29 - Tinariwen: Elwan - 74,8 (77,5 / 13)
Highlights: Nànnuflày - Assàwt - Ténéré Tàqqàl
World



28 - Spoon: Hot Thoughts - 74,8 (73,8 / 24)
Highlights: Hot Thoughts - Do I Have to Talk You Into It - I Ain’t the One
Indie Rock



27 - Migos: Culture - 74,9 (76,2 / 17)
Highlights: Bad and Boujee - T-Shirt - Call Casting
Hip Hop



26 - Elbow: Little Fictions - 75,4 (75,8 / 20)
Highlights: Magnificent (She Says) - Gentle Storm - All Disco
Art Rock



25 - Mark Eitzel: Hey Mr Ferryman - 75,7 (79,0 / 11)
Highlights: Nothing and Everything - In My Role As Professional Singer and Ham - The Last Ten Years
Singer-Songwriter



24 - Ryan Adams: Prisoner - 75,8 (74,1 / 26)
Highlights: Outbound Train - Prisoner - Anything I Say To You Now
Singer-Songwriter



23 - Grandaddy: Last Place - 75,8 (75,8 / 21)
Highlights: Way We Won't - Evermore - A Lost Machine
Indie Rock



22 - Sleaford Mods: English Tapas - 75,8 (76,2 / 20)
Highlights: Just Like We Do - B.H.S. - Time Sands
Post-Punk



21 - Drake: More Life - 75,9 (77,9 / 15)
Highlights: Passionfruit - Glow - Get it Together
Hip Hop



20 - Pallbearer: Heartless – 75,9 (79,6 / 10)
Highlights: Lie of Survival - Dancing in Madness - I Saw the End
Doom Metal



19 - Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now - 76,1 (75,8 / 22)
Highlights: How We Met, the Long Version - What's That Perfume That You Wear? - Hotwire the Ferris Wheel
Indie Pop



18 - Sorority Noise: You're Not As _____ As You Think – 76,2 (80,5 / 8)
Highlights: A Better Sun - No Halo - A Portrait Of
Emo



17 - Julie Byrne: Not Even Happiness - 76,2 (77,2 / 18)
Highlights: Natural Blue - Follow My Voice - Sleepwalker
Folk



16 - Blanck Mass: World Eater – 76,3 (76,9 / 19)
Highlights: Rhesus Negative - Please - Silent Treatment
Experimental



15 - Loyle Carner: Yesterday's Gone - 76,4 (78,4 / 15)
Highlights: The Isle of Arran - Damselfly - No CD
Hip Hop



14 - Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now - 76,7 (79,7 / 12)
Highlights: Memories Are Now - Unsaid - The Lost Sky
Indie Folk



13 - Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors - 77,3 (74,6 / 29)
Highlights: Little Bubble - Ascent Through Clouds - Up in Hudson
Art Pop



12 - Wiley: Godfather - 77,6 (81,3 / 10)
Highlights: Can't Go Wrong - Laptop - Name Brand
Grime



11 - Ty Segall: Ty Segall - 77,8 (76,1 / 26)
Highlights: Take Care (To Comb Your Hair) - Orange Color Queen - Warm Hands (Freedom Returned)
Psychedelic Rock



10 - Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway - 78,4 (82,1 / 10)
Highlights: The Love We Almost Had - Freedom Highway - At The Purchaser’s Option
Folk



09 - Stormzy: Gang Signs & Prayer - 79,1 (80,4 / 17)
Highlights: Big for Your Boots - Mr Skeng - First Things First
Grime



08 - Thundercat: Drunk - 79,5 (78,5 / 24)
Highlights: Show You the Way - A Fan’s Mail - Them Changes
Neo-Soul



07 - The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir - 80,0 (80,6 / 19)
Highlights: 01: Have You Seen It in the Snow? - 74: No - 02: Be True to Your Bar
Indie Pop



06 - The xx: I See You – 80,0 (77,3 / 29)
Highlights: On Hold - Say Something Loving - Dangerous
Indie Pop



05 - Laura Marling: Semper Femina – 80,0 (78,0 / 27)
Highlights: Nothing, Not Nearly - Soothing - Nouel
Singer-Songwriter



04 - Hurray For The Riff Raff: The Navigator - 80,1 (82,4 / 14)
Highlights: Pa'lante - The Navigator - Rican Beach
Americana



03 - Sampha: Process - 83,2 (80,9 / 28)
Highlights: (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano - Blood on Me - Plastic 100°C
Alternative R&B



02 - Mount Eerie: A Crow Looked at Me – 85,2 (88,2 / 11)
Highlights: Real Death - Ravens - Toothbrush/Trash
Singer-Songwriter



01 - Run The Jewels: Run The Jewels 3 - 89,2 (86,9 / 28)
Highlights: Thursday in the Danger Room - Call Ticketron - 2100
Hip Hop
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Re: MCCh 2017 (05) March 31

Postby ArcadeFire » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:15 pm

Is it my turn to be "that guy"?

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Re: MCCh 2017 (05) March 31

Postby Rob » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:21 pm

Sorry I'm a day late. Yesterday I didn't have time behind my laptop. Here is the new update:



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

Big jumps for Laura Marling and especially Blanck Mass.

I'm familiar with Mount Eerie's earlier albums and he always was one of those artist who I thought would never get all that much attention. Really surprised to see him delivering the top album up til now (not counting Run the Jewels, which I still think shouldn't). Really looking forward to listening to it, though I hardly have time enough to listen to Moderately Acclaimed, so everything else remains far behind, sadly.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (05) March 31

Postby Setherex » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:22 am

ArcadeFire wrote:Is it my turn to be "that guy"?

Someone has to :D

I'd like to point out for all that haven't given it a listen yet - Mount Eerie's album is, by all means, an incredible piece of art. The fact that it isn't #1 on this list is nothing short of a brash critical error that will be fixed with time.

But, as Rob said, I don't agree with RTJ's inclusion in this list either anyway ;)

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Re: MCCh 2017 (05) March 31

Postby Harold » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:46 am

Setherex wrote:But, as Rob said, I don't agree with RTJ's inclusion in this list either anyway ;)


Allow me to be a different kind of "that guy."

Yes, technically RTJ3 is a 2016 release, since it dropped digitally on Christmas Day. But it didn't appear on a single 2016 EOY list that's included on the spreadsheet. Everyone is clearly saving it for their 2017 lists - I seriously doubt it will miss any of them. I think the album very much deserves to be included on Mega-Critic, even though I'm also surprised that it wasn't overtaken by Mount Eerie.

On another note, I continue to be baffled by the exclusion of Valerie June's The Order of Time.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (05) March 31

Postby Rob » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:49 pm

I know the reason of the inclusion of Run the Jewels on MegaCritic, it has been stated before. But it feels unnatural and not quite right. But in the future, when all these albums have made their way on the official AM All Time list, Run the Jewels 3 will count as a 2016 release, so I'll take peace with that.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (05) March 31

Postby Otisredding » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:44 am

I'm sorry, I forgot that guy

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



31 - Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now - 74,7 (75,7 / 18)
32 - Vagabon: Infinite Worlds - 74,6 (78,6 / 9)
33 - Priests: Nothing Feels Natural - 74,3 (77 / 13)
34 - Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound - 74,2 (72,5 / 26)
35 - Jay Som: Everybody Works - 74,1 (78,7 / 7)
36 - Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
37 - Real Estate: In Mind - 73,5 (72,8 / 23)
38 - William Basinski: A Shadow In Time - 73,5 (77,4 / 9)
39 - Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular - 73,4 (77,8 / 8)
40 - Japandroids: Near To The Wild Heart Of Life - 72,9 (70,5 / 28)
41 - Why?: Moh Lhean - 72,8 (75,8 / 12)
42 - Austra: Future Politics - 72,6 (70,6 / 27)
43 - The Menzingers: After the Party - 72,3 (75,6 / 11)
44 - Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
45 - Syd: Fin - 71,6 (74,9 / 11)
46 - Conor Oberst: Salutations - 71,5 (73,5 / 15)
47 - Bonobo: Migration - 71,4 (71,8 / 20)
48 - Brian Eno: Reflection - 71,2 (70,2 / 24)
49 - Sinkane: Life & Livin' It - 71,2 (74,2 / 12)
50 - Crystal Fairy: Crystal Fairy - 70,3 (73 / 13)
51 - Temples: Volcano - 70,3 (71,3 / 18)

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