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MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby Otisredding » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:24 am

The best albums of 2017 (update April 15)

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:
Drake: More Life


35 - Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now - 74,7 (75,7 / 18)
Highlights: The Bar Is Low - Love Without Emotion - I'm a Man
Noise Rock



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



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



32 - Aimee Mann: Mental Illness - 74,8 (78,5 / 10)
Highlights: Goose Snow Cone - You Never Loved Me - Patient Zero
Singer-Songwriter



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



30 - Diet Cig: Swear I'm Good At This - 74,9 (77,9 / 12)
Highlights: Tummy Ache - Sixteen - Link in Bio
Indie Pop



29 - Pallbearer: Heartless – 74,9 (78,3 / 11)
Highlights: Lie of Survival - Dancing in Madness - I Saw the End
Doom Metal



28 - Spoon: Hot Thoughts – 75,1 (73,8 / 25)
Highlights: Hot Thoughts - Do I Have to Talk You Into It - I Ain’t the One
Indie Rock



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



26 - Julie Byrne: Not Even Happiness – 75,7 (76,3 / 19)
Highlights: Natural Blue - Follow My Voice - Sleepwalker
Folk



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 - 75,9 (75,9 / 21)
Highlights: Just Like We Do - B.H.S. - Time Sands
Post-Punk



21 - 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



14 - 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



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



12 - The Moonlandingz: Interplanetary Class Classics - 78,5 (82,9 / 8)
Highlights: This Cities Undone - Black Hanz - The Strangle of Anna
Neo-Psychedelia



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



10 - Hurray For The Riff Raff: The Navigator – 79,5 (81,1 / 16)
Highlights: Pa'lante - The Navigator - Rican Beach
Americana



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



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



07 - The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir - 80,3 (80,6 / 20)
Highlights: 01: Have You Seen It in the Snow? - 74: No - 02: Be True to Your Bar
Indie Pop



06 - Thundercat: Drunk – 80,3 (78,6 / 26)
Highlights: Show You the Way - A Fan’s Mail - Walk on By
Neo-Soul



05 - Arca: Arca - 82,7 (83,3 / 19)
Highlights: Desafío - Anoche - Fugaces
Art Pop



04 - Father John Misty: Pure Comedy - 82,7 (80,7 / 27)
Highlights: Leaving L.A. - Total Entertainment Forever - Pure Comedy
Singer-Songwriter



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 – 86,4 (89,1 / 13)
Highlights: Ravens - Real Death - 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 (06) April 15

Postby Otisredding » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:26 am

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

36 - Vagabon: Infinite Worlds - 74,6 (78,6 / 9)
37 - Drake: More Life - 74,4 (74,1 / 22)
38 - Future Islands: The Far Field - 74,4 (72 / 28)
39 - Kelly Lee Owens: Kelly Lee Owens - 74,3 (78 / 10)
40 - Priests: Nothing Feels Natural - 74,3 (77 / 13)
41 - Pharmakon: Contact - 74,3 (76,9 / 13)
42 - Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound - 74,2 (72,5 / 26)
43 - Jay Som: Everybody Works - 74,1 (78,7 / 7)
44 - Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
45 - Julia Holter: In The Same Room - 73,8 (75,8 / 15)
46 - Real Estate: In Mind - 73,5 (72,8 / 23)
47 - William Basinski: A Shadow In Time - 73,5 (77,4 / 9)
48 - Actress: AZD - 73,4 (77,8 / 8)
49 - Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular - 73,4 (77,8 / 8)
50 - Japandroids: Near To The Wild Heart Of Life - 72,9 (70,5 / 28)
51 - Why?: Moh Lhean - 72,8 (75,8 / 12)
52 - Austra: Future Politics - 72,6 (70,6 / 27)
53 - British Sea Power: Let The Dancers Inherit The Party - 72,5 (74,5 / 15)
54 - Lawrence English: Cruel Optimism - 72,5 (77,1 / 7)
55 - Happyness: Write In - 72,5 (77,1 / 7)
56 - The Menzingers: After the Party - 72,3 (75,6 / 11)
57 - Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
58 - Conor Oberst: Salutations - 72,2 (73,9 / 16)
59 - Craig Finn: We All Want The Same Things - 72,2 (75,2 / 12)
60 - Clark: Death Peak – 72,0 (76,4 / 8)
61 - Timber Timbre: Sincerely, Future Pollution - 71,9 (74,9 / 12)
62 - Syd: Fin - 71,6 (74,9 / 11)
63 - Bonobo: Migration - 71,4 (71,8 / 20)
64 - Brian Eno: Reflection - 71,2 (70,2 / 24)
65 - Sinkane: Life & Livin' It - 71,2 (74,2 / 12)
66 - The New Pornographers: Whiteout Conditions - 71,1 (72,8 / 16)
67 - Crystal Fairy: Crystal Fairy - 70,3 (73 / 13)
68 - Temples: Volcano - 70,3 (71,3 / 18)

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby Otisredding » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:28 am

Hello Rob

Some highlights have changed: The xx; Thundercat

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby Rob » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:01 pm

We passed the 100 tracks!



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



Otisredding, did something change about the scoring? I'm confused why an album like the one by Hooray from the Riff-Raff could better it's score and still drop 6 places in the list.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby Rob » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:51 am

Bob Dylan's Triplicate got a very good MetaCritic score, but didn't make it here. What rating did it get here?

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby Otisredding » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:08 am

Rob wrote:Bob Dylan's Triplicate got a very good MetaCritic score, but didn't make it here. What rating did it get here?



74 - Bob Dylan: Triplicate - 69 (71,6 / 13)

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby Rob » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:11 am

Otisredding wrote:
Rob wrote:Bob Dylan's Triplicate got a very good MetaCritic score, but didn't make it here. What rating did it get here?



74 - Bob Dylan: Triplicate - 69 (71,6 / 13)


Thanks, that's quite a discrepancy with the MetaCritic score.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby Harold » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:15 pm

Rob wrote:Thanks, that's quite a discrepancy with the MetaCritic score.


Speaking of which... I hate to be a broken record, Otisredding, but I'm going to ask again about the absence of Valerie June's The Order of Time, which has an 89 on Metacritic. I realize it has only 10 reviews, but I've seen albums make Mega-Critic with fewer.

Damn, DAMN.! I guess there's going to be a new #1 next time, huh? It's up to 13 reviews on MC, and its score actually went up to 99.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby Otisredding » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:15 am

Harold wrote:...I'm going to ask again about the absence of Valerie June's The Order of Time, which has an 89 on Metacritic. I realize it has only 10 reviews, but I've seen albums make Mega-Critic with fewer.


81 - Valerie June: The Order Of Time - 68,3 (72,3 / 9)

MCCh is not Metacritic

MCCh takes into account media from all over the world (not only from USA and UK, which is what Metacritic does)

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby Harold » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:18 am

Otisredding wrote:
Harold wrote:...I'm going to ask again about the absence of Valerie June's The Order of Time, which has an 89 on Metacritic. I realize it has only 10 reviews, but I've seen albums make Mega-Critic with fewer.


81 - Valerie June: The Order Of Time - 68,3 (72,3 / 9)

MCCh is not Metacritic

MCCh takes into account media from all over the world (not only from USA and UK, which is what Metacritic does)


Thanks, Otisredding.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby spiritualized » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:59 am

Hi Otis, tried to send you a PM, but the message seems to be stuck in the Outbox....

Thought about a few more sources for your Mcch :

1- clashmusic.com
2- loudandquiet.com
3- http://www.residentadvisor.net (a bit more electronica in the chart won't hurt :))

Thanks for looking them up !

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby Otisredding » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:25 pm

Rob wrote:Otisredding, did something change about the scoring? I'm confused why an album like the one by Hooray from the Riff-Raff could better it's score and still drop 6 places in the list.



There was a mistake. Hurray For The Riff Raff has worsened the score
Thanks for your notice.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby Jirin » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:00 pm

Should also bear in mind, MCCh gives explicit bonuses for number of reviews to counteract variance whereas Metacritic just accepts the variance.

Metacritic also has a factor that pushes ratings away from the mean, so high scores are higher than their actual average.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby JFC » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:11 pm

Hi All, this is a listening invitation to GAS Narkopop, and let me know

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby Otisredding » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:55 am

spiritualized wrote:Hi Otis, tried to send you a PM, but the message seems to be stuck in the Outbox....

Thought about a few more sources for your Mcch :

1- clashmusic.com
2- loudandquiet.com
3- http://www.residentadvisor.net (a bit more electronica in the chart won't hurt :))

Thanks for looking them up !


Thank you very much, spirit

I still have not had time to check your proposal

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Re: MCCh 2017 (06) April 15

Postby spiritualized » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:36 pm

Otisredding wrote:
spiritualized wrote:Hi Otis, tried to send you a PM, but the message seems to be stuck in the Outbox....

Thought about a few more sources for your Mcch :

1- clashmusic.com
2- loudandquiet.com
3- http://www.residentadvisor.net (a bit more electronica in the chart won't hurt :))

Thanks for looking them up !


Thank you very much, spirit

I still have not had time to check your proposal


No problem, take it easy, do it if and when you can.


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