MCCh 2017 (11) June 30

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MCCh 2017 (11) June 30

Postby Otisredding » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:34 pm

The best albums of 2017 (update June 30)

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:
The Mountain Goats: Goths

60 - Pharmakon: Contact - 74,7 (76,7 / 15)
Highlights: Transmission - No Natural Order - Nakedness of Need
Noise



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



58 - Priests: Nothing Feels Natural - 74,9 (77,2 / 14)
Highlights: Nothing Feels Natural - JJ - Pink White House
Post-Punk



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



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



55 - 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



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



53 - Marika Hackman: I'm Not Your Man - 75,6 (78,2 / 13)
Highlights: Boyfriend - My Lover Cindy - Violet
Singer-Songwriter



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



51 - Future Islands: The Far Field – 75,7 (72,3 / 31)
Highlights: Ran - Shadows - Through the Roses
Synthpop



50 - 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



49 - Mark Lanegan Band: Gargoyle - 75,7 (76,1 / 20)
Highlights: Old Swan - Beehive - Drunk on Destruction
Singer-Songwriter



48 - Pallbearer: Heartless – 75,7 (78,1 / 14)
Highlights: Lie of Survival - Dancing in Madness - I Saw the End
Doom Metal



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



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



45 - SZA: CTRL - 75,9 (79,6 / 10)
Highlights: Broken Clocks - Prom - Drew Barrymore
Alternative R&B



44 - Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog – 76,0 (72,6 / 31)
Highlights: My Old Man - One More Love Song - A Wolf Who Wears Sheep Clothes
Singer-Songwriter



43 - (Sandy) Alex G: Rocket – 76,0 (76,3 / 20)
Highlights: Sportstar - Bobby - County
Indie Rock



42 - Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound - 76,0 (78,4 / 14)
Highlights: If We Were Vampires - Anxiety - Cumberland Gap
Americana



41 - Aimee Mann: Mental Illness – 76,0 (78,7 / 13)
Highlights: Goose Snow Cone - You Never Loved Me - Patient Zero
Singer-Songwriter



40 - 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



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



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



37 - Sleaford Mods: English Tapas – 76,4 (76,0 / 22)
Highlights: B.H.S. - Just Like We Do - Time Sands
Post-Punk



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



35 - Do Make Say Think: Stubborn Persistent Illusions - 76,5 (79,5 / 12)
Highlights: And Boundless - Horripilation - Return, Return Again
Post-Rock



34 - Colin Stetson: All This I Do For Glory – 76,6 (78,6 / 15)
Highlights: Spindrift - All This I Do for Glory - Between Water and Wind
Avant-Garde Jazz



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



32 - Charly Bliss: Guppy - 76,9 (81,6 / 7)
Highlights: Percolator - Gatorade - Totalizer
Indie Rock



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



30 - The Afghan Whigs: In Spades – 77,5 (76,5 / 24)
Highlights: Arabian Heights - Demon in Profile - The Spell
Alternative Rock



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



28 - 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



27 - Fleet Foxes: Crack-Up – 78,0 (76,0 / 27)
Highlights: Fool's Errand - Third of May/Ōdaigahara - I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar
Folk



26 - PWR BTTM: Pageant - 78,3 (82,0 / 10)
Highlights: LOL - Sissy - Answer My Text
Indie Rock



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



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



23 - Jlin: Black Origami - 78,7 (82,4 / 10)
Highlights: Kyanite - Holy Child - Challenge To Be Continued
Footwork



22 - Big Thief: Capacity - 79,3 (81,6 / 14)
Highlights: Mythological Beauty - Shark Smile - Haley
Indie Rock



21 - Stormzy: Gang Signs & Prayer - 79,4 (80,4 / 18)
Highlights: Big for Your Boots - Mr Skeng - First Things First
Grime



20 - Hurray For The Riff Raff: The Navigator – 79,4 (80,8 / 17)
Highlights: Pa'lante - The Navigator - Rican Beach
Americana



19 - Ryuichi Sakamoto: async – 79,5 (83,0 / 9)
Highlights: Solari - Stakra - Life, Life
Ambient



18 - The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir – 79,6 (79,6 / 21)
Highlights: 01: Have You Seen It in the Snow? - 74: No - 02: Be True to Your Bar
Indie Pop



17 - Gas: Narkopop - 79,9 (82,9 / 12)
Highlights: Narkopop 10 - Narkopop 2 - Narkopop 5
Ambient



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



15 - Feist: Pleasure – 80,0 (78,0 / 27)
Highlights: Any Party - Pleasure - Century
Indie Rock



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



13 - Laura Marling: Semper Femina – 80,4 (78,1 / 28)
Highlights: Nothing, Not Nearly - Soothing - Nouel
Singer-Songwriter



12 - Laurel Halo: Dust - 80,7 (83,4 / 13)
Highlights: Moontalk - Sun to Solar - Jelly
Ambient Pop



11 - Algiers: The Underside Of Power - 81,2 (81,5 / 20)
Highlights: The Underside of Power - Walk Like a Panther - A Hymn for an Average Man
Post-Punk



10 - Slowdive: Slowdive – 82,2 (80,2 / 27)
Highlights: Sugar for the Pill - Star Roving - Falling Ashes
Dream Pop



09 - Arca: Arca - 82,3 (82,0 / 22)
Highlights: Desafío - Anoche - Fugaces
Art Pop



08 - Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory - 82,6 (83,6 / 18)
Highlights: Big Fish - Party People - Yeah Right
Hip Hop



07 - Father John Misty: Pure Comedy - 82,7 (80,1 / 29)
Highlights: Leaving L.A. - Total Entertainment Forever - Pure Comedy
Singer-Songwriter



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



05 - Perfume Genius: No Shape – 83,8 (82,1 / 26)
Highlights: Slip Away - Alan - Wreath
Art Pop



04 - Mount Eerie: A Crow Looked at Me – 85,7 (87,4 / 16)
Highlights: Ravens - Real Death - Toothbrush/Trash
Singer-Songwriter



03 - Lorde: Melodrama - 87,6 (85,3 / 28)
Highlights: Green Light - Sober - Writer in the Dark
Art Pop



02 - Run The Jewels: Run The Jewels 3 - 89,2 (86,9 / 28)
Highlights: Thursday in the Danger Room - Call Ticketron - 2100
Hip Hop



01 - Kendrick Lamar: DAMN. – 89,2 (87,2 / 27)
Highlights: DNA. - HUMBLE. - ELEMENT.
Hip Hop
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Re: MCCh 2017 (11) June 30

Postby Otisredding » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:39 pm

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


61 - The Mountain Goats: Goths - 74,7 (76,0 / 17)
62 - Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now - 74,7 (75,7 / 18)
63 - Aldous Harding: Party - 74,6 (77,3 / 13)
64 - Vagabon: Infinite Worlds - 74,6 (78,6 / 9)
65 - Kevin Morby: City Music - 74,5 (74,5 / 21)
66 - Drake: More Life - 74,5 (73,5 / 24)
67 - Peter Silberman: Impermanence - 74,4 (77,4 / 12)
68 - The Black Angels: Death Song - 74,2 (77,9 / 10)
69 - Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound - 74,2 (72,5 / 26)
70 - Jay Som: Everybody Works - 74,1 (78,7 / 7)
71 - Beach Fossils: Somersault - 74,0 (75,4 / 17)
72 - Pond: The Weather - 74,0 (75,3 / 17)
73 - Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
74 - Julia Holter: In The Same Room - 73,8 (75,1 / 17)
75 - Robyn Hitchcock: Robyn Hitchcock - 73,8 (78,4 / 7)
76 - Paul Weller: A Kind Revolution - 73,6 (76,6 / 12)
77 - Real Estate: In Mind - 73,5 (72,8 / 23)
78 - Conor Oberst: Salutations - 73,5 (74,8 / 17)
79 - Kelly Lee Owens: Kelly Lee Owens - 73,5 (76,8 / 11)
80 - William Basinski: A Shadow In Time - 73,5 (77,4 / 9)
81 - Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular - 73,4 (77,8 / 8)
82 - Amber Coffman: City of No Reply - 73,2 (77,2 / 9)
83 - Clark: Death Peak - 73,1 (76,5 / 11)
84 - Pumarosa: The Witch - 73,1 (77,7 / 7)
85 - Craig Finn: We All Want The Same Things - 72,9 (75,5 / 13)
86 - Japandroids: Near To The Wild Heart Of Life - 72,9 (70,5 / 28)
87 - Forest Swords: Compassion - 72,8 (73,8 / 18)
88 - Why?: Moh Lhean - 72,8 (75,8 / 12)
89 - Lapalux: Ruinism - 72,7 (77,0 / 8)
90 - Cigarettes After Sex: Cigarettes After Sex - 72,6 (72,6 / 21)
91 - Austra: Future Politics - 72,6 (70,6 / 27)
92 - Happyness: Write In - 72,5 (77,1 / 7)
93 - Lawrence English: Cruel Optimism - 72,5 (77,1 / 7)
94 - Actress: AZD - 72,5 (74,5 / 15)
95 - Syd: Fin - 72,3 (75,3 / 12)
96 - Chris Stapleton: From A Room Vol. One - 72,3 (77,0 / 7)
97 - Gorillaz: Humanz - 72,3 (70,7 / 26)
98 - The Menzingers: After the Party - 72,3 (75,6 / 11)
99 - Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
100 - Willie Nelson: God's Problem Child - 72,2 (76,9 / 7)
101 - Roger Waters: Is This The Life We Really Want? - 72,1 (74,1 / 15)
102 - British Sea Power: Let The Dancers Inherit The Party - 72,1 (73,4 / 17)
103 - Girlpool: Powerplant - 71,8 (73,5 / 16)
104 - Timber Timbre: Sincerely, Future Pollution - 71,7 (73,4 / 16)
105 - Saint Etienne: Home Counties - 71,6 (73,9 / 14)
106 - The New Pornographers: Whiteout Conditions - 71,6 (72,9 / 17)
107 - Noga Erez: Off The Radar - 71,5 (75,9 / 8)
108 - Bonobo: Migration - 71,4 (71,8 / 20)
109 - Mastodon: Emperor of Sand - 71,3 (71,6 / 20)
110 - Brian Eno: Reflection - 71,2 (70,2 / 24)
111 - Sinkane: Life & Livin' It - 71,2 (74,2 / 12)
112 - Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: Best Troubador - 70,6 (72,3 / 16)
113 - Crystal Fairy: Crystal Fairy - 70,3 (73,0 / 13)
114 - Temples: Volcano - 70,3 (71,3 / 18)
115 - Black Lips: Satan's Graffiti Or God's Art? - 70,2 (72,6 / 14)
116 - Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister: Planetarium - 70,1 (69,8 / 22)

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Re: MCCh 2017 (11) June 30

Postby Bruno » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:27 pm

Thanks, Otis.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (11) June 30

Postby simontreal » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:35 pm

Thank you very much for all your work

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Re: MCCh 2017 (11) June 30

Postby simontreal » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:35 pm

I am not an active member but I come here every two weeks. I am very grateful

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Re: MCCh 2017 (11) June 30

Postby Rob » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:41 pm

Here's the playlist with all the 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

The PWR BTTM tracks (also in the Spotify list in some regions):

Silly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkNOA20GoAc

Answer My Text: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmMOiwLocPQ

LOL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31vSvSIy27s



I have to say, the Lorde choices outside of Green Lights strike me as odd. Like with I See You I would have gone a truly different route than the critics in choosing highlights. Oh well.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (11) June 30

Postby Mevansuto » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:19 pm

2 Chainz and Thugger didn't make it?

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Re: MCCh 2017 (11) June 30

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