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MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

Postby Otisredding » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:25 pm

The best albums of 2017 (update July 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:
Pharmakon: Contact

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



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



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



62 - Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet - 74,9 (79,3 / 8)
Highlights: Diving Woman - Boyish - Till Death
Dream Pop



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



60 - Marika Hackman: I'm Not Your Man - 75,0 (77,0 / 15)
Highlights: Boyfriend - My Lover Cindy - Violet
Singer-Songwriter



59 - 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



58 - Aldous Harding: Party - 75,2 (77,5 / 14)
Highlights: Imagining My Man - Living the Classics - Party
Folk



57 - Broken Social Scene: Hug Of Thunder - 75,4 (74,7 / 23)
Highlights: Hug of Thunder - Halfway Home - Protest Song
Indie Rock



56 - SZA: CTRL - 75,4 (78,7 / 11)
Highlights: Broken Clocks - Prom - Drew Barrymore
Alternative R&B



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



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



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



52 - 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



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



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



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



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



47 - 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



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



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



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



43 - 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



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



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



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



39 - Waxahatchee: Out In The Storm - 76,4 (78,7 / 14)
Highlights: Never Been Wrong - Hear You - Brass Beam
Indie Rock



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



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



36 - 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



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



34 - Sheer Mag: Need to Feel Your Love - 76,8 (80,5 / 10)
Highlights: Just Can’t Get Enough - Meet Me in the Street - Need To Feel Your Love
Power Pop



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



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



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



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



29 - 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



28 - Jay-Z: 4:44 - 78,0 (78,9 / 18)
Highlights: Smile - 04:44 - Kill Jay Z
Hip Hop



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 - 79,4 (81,4 / 15)
Highlights: Mythological Beauty - Shark Smile - Haley
Indie Rock



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



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



19 - 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



18 - Stormzy: Gang Signs & Prayer - 79,7 (80,4 / 19)
Highlights: Big for Your Boots - Mr Skeng - Shut Up
Grime



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 - Laurel Halo: Dust - 80,1 (82,4 / 14)
Highlights: Moontalk - Sun to Solar - Jelly
Ambient Pop



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



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



11 - Algiers: The Underside Of Power - 81,9 (81,6 / 22)
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 - Father John Misty: Pure Comedy - 82,7 (80,1 / 29)
Highlights: Leaving L.A. - Total Entertainment Forever - Pure Comedy
Singer-Songwriter



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



06 - Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory – 83,4 (83,1 / 22)
Highlights: Big Fish - Party People - Yeah Right
Hip Hop



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 - 87,7 (85,1 / 29)
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. – 89,3 (87,0 / 28)
Highlights: DNA. - HUMBLE. - ELEMENT.
Hip Hop
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Re: MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

Postby Otisredding » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:33 pm

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


66 - Pharmakon: Contact - 74,7 (76,7 / 15)
67 - The Mountain Goats: Goths - 74,7 (76,0 / 17)
68 - Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now - 74,7 (75,7 / 18)
69 - Vagabon: Infinite Worlds - 74,6 (78,6 / 9)
70 - Kevin Morby: City Music - 74,5 (74,5 / 21)
71 - Drake: More Life - 74,5 (73,5 / 24)
72 - Peter Silberman: Impermanence - 74,4 (77,4 / 12)
73 - Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound - 74,2 (72,5 / 26)
74 - Jay Som: Everybody Works - 74,1 (78,7 / 7)
75 - Beach Fossils: Somersault - 74,0 (75,4 / 17)
76 - Pond: The Weather - 74,0 (75,3 / 17)
77 - Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
78 - The Black Angels: Death Song - 73,9 (77,2 / 11)
79 - Julia Holter: In The Same Room - 73,8 (75,1 / 17)
80 - Robyn Hitchcock: Robyn Hitchcock - 73,8 (78,4 / 7)
81 - Paul Weller: A Kind Revolution - 73,6 (76,6 / 12)
82 - Real Estate: In Mind - 73,5 (72,8 / 23)
83 - Conor Oberst: Salutations - 73,5 (74,8 / 17)
84 - Kelly Lee Owens: Kelly Lee Owens - 73,5 (76,8 / 11)
85 - William Basinski: A Shadow In Time - 73,5 (77,4 / 9)
86 - Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular - 73,4 (77,8 / 8)
87 - Amber Coffman: City of No Reply - 73,2 (77,2 / 9)
88 - Actress: AZD - 73,2 (74,8 / 16)
89 - Clark: Death Peak - 73,1 (76,5 / 11)
90 - Pumarosa: The Witch - 73,1 (77,7 / 7)
91 - Craig Finn: We All Want The Same Things - 72,9 (75,5 / 13)
92 - Japandroids: Near To The Wild Heart Of Life - 72,9 (70,5 / 28)
93 - Forest Swords: Compassion - 72,8 (73,8 / 18)
94 - Why?: Moh Lhean - 72,8 (75,8 / 12)
95 - Cigarettes After Sex: Cigarettes After Sex - 72,6 (72,6 / 21)
96 - Austra: Future Politics - 72,6 (70,6 / 27)
97 - Shabazz Palaces: Quazarz Vs The Jealous Machines - 72,5 (77,1 / 7)
98 - Happyness: Write In - 72,5 (77,1 / 7)
99 - Lawrence English: Cruel Optimism - 72,5 (77,1 / 7)
100 - Syd: Fin - 72,3 (75,3 / 12)
101 - Chris Stapleton: From A Room Vol. One - 72,3 (77,0 / 7)
102 - Gorillaz: Humanz - 72,3 (70,7 / 26)
103 - The Menzingers: After the Party - 72,3 (75,6 / 11)
104 - Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
105 - Lapalux: Ruinism - 72,2 (75,5 / 11)
106 - Willie Nelson: God's Problem Child - 72,2 (76,9 / 7)
107 - Roger Waters: Is This The Life We Really Want? - 72,1 (74,1 / 15)
108 - British Sea Power: Let The Dancers Inherit The Party - 72,1 (73,4 / 17)
109 - Girlpool: Powerplant - 71,8 (73,5 / 16)
110 - Timber Timbre: Sincerely, Future Pollution - 71,7 (73,4 / 16)
111 - The New Pornographers: Whiteout Conditions - 71,6 (72,9 / 17)
112 - Noga Erez: Off The Radar - 71,5 (75,9 / 8)
113 - Bonobo: Migration - 71,4 (71,8 / 20)
114 - Mastodon: Emperor of Sand - 71,3 (71,6 / 20)
115 - Brian Eno: Reflection - 71,2 (70,2 / 24)
116 - Haim: Something to Tell You - 71,2 (70,2 / 24)
117 - Sinkane: Life & Livin' It - 71,2 (74,2 / 12)
118 - Shabazz Palaces: Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star - 71,1 (75,7 / 7)
119 - Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: Best Troubador - 70,6 (72,3 / 16)
120 - Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister: Planetarium - 70,5 (69,8 / 23)
121 - Saint Etienne: Home Counties - 70,3 (72,3 / 15)
122 - Crystal Fairy: Crystal Fairy - 70,3 (73,0 / 13)
123 - Temples: Volcano - 70,3 (71,3 / 18)
124 - Ride: Weather Diaries - 70,3 (68,9 / 25)
125 - Black Lips: Satan's Graffiti Or God's Art? - 70,2 (72,6 / 14)
126 - Floating Points: Reflections: Mojave Desert - 70,1 (74,7 / 7)

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Re: MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

Postby babydoll » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:58 pm

I can't see anything past #63.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

Postby Dealy_Stan » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:00 pm

babydoll wrote:I can't see anything past #63.


Otisredding usually goes through multiple edits before the post is complete - I think we just have to be patient.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

Postby babydoll » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:32 pm

Dealy_Stan wrote:
babydoll wrote:I can't see anything past #63.


Otisredding usually goes through multiple edits before the post is complete - I think we just have to be patient.

I thought he was done after posting the #66-126.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

Postby Dealy_Stan » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:54 pm

Thanks again Otisredding! Just a question, I've probably got the system wrong, but shouldn't async be at #22 behind Capacity and The Navigator?

Otisredding wrote:The best albums of 2017 (update July 15)


22 - Big Thief: Capacity - 79,4 (81,4 / 15)
Highlights: Mythological Beauty - Shark Smile - Haley
Indie Rock



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



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



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Re: MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

Postby Otisredding » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:04 pm

Dealy_Stan wrote:Thanks again Otisredding! Just a question, I've probably got the system wrong, but shouldn't async be at #22 behind Capacity and The Navigator?



I have corrected the erratum. Thank you

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Re: MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

Postby Otisredding » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:19 pm

Hello, Rob

Changes in Stormzy hightlighs

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Re: MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

Postby Rob » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:17 pm

Here's the playlist with all the highlights:


Oh dear, Jay-Z is one of those outspoken anti-Spotify artists. I hope the tracks aren't removed from YouTube soon. Though the person who puts them up is named Jay-Z, I'm somewhat doubtful it's the real guy.

The Jay-Z tracks:

Kill Jay-Z: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Tq6_fPBfo

Smile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQfAZjw3kdY

4:44: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUaGgwgA7Xs


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



So, this list of YouTube songs is getting long. Earlier I said that if this list would get too long I would make them into a YouTube playlist. I was actually compiling one just now, but decided against it. The reason is frankly, the inclusion of the PWR BTTM tracks. I don't mind them in my Spotify playlist as my account there is filled with all kinds of impersonal and odd playlists. My YouTube account on the other hand is far more personal. It contains self-made videos and is part of my personal profile on some websites. I could look through the fact that such an account contains a playlist with some music I don't like (and PWR BTTM is not my cup of musical tea at all), but I have no desire to link my account to promote some songs by a bunch of artists who are by all accounts despicable people and seemingly sexual predators. This decision might be a bit childish to some and perhaps I will find another solution some way down the line, but for now we'll have to make do with the list as it is above.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

Postby Sketch » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:42 am

Rob, I respect your decision. At the end of the day, it's your list, and you're putting in a great deal of effort to make this material more accessibel to us. I'm more than happy with a YouTube list of non-Spotify tracks excluding PWR BTTM.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

Postby sickboy83 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:02 pm

Rob, dude, it's your account.
Your are giving a fantastic service to us all, and if that's the way you feel about that particular band (I honestly didn't know anything about the sexual assault allegations), nobody should judge you for it, let alone call it childish.
I don't write much here, but i do read a lot of the stuff.
Just want to say thank you for the effort you put in the lists. :music-rockon: :music-rockon: :music-listening:
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Re: MCCh 2017 (12) July 15

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