MCCh 2017 (15) August 31

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MCCh 2017 (15) August 31

Postby Otisredding » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:41 pm

The best albums of 2017 (update August 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:
Nicole Atkins: Goodnight Rhonda Lee

80 - Drake: More Life - 74,5 (73,5 / 24)
Highlights: Passionfruit - Glow - Get it Together
Hip Hop



79 - Vagabon: Infinite Worlds - 74,6 (78,6 / 9)
Highlights: Cold Apartment - The Embers - Minneapolis
Indie Rock



78 - Downtown Boys: Cost Of Living - 74,6 (77,3 / 13)
Highlights: A Wall - Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas) - Promissory Note
Hardcore Punk



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



76 - The Mountain Goats: Goths - 74,7 (75,7 / 17)
Highlights: Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds - Wear Black - Abandoned Flesh
Indie Folk



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



74 - Kevin Morby: City Music - 74,8 (74,5 / 22)
Highlights: City Music - Come To Me Now - Pearly Gates
Singer-Songwriter



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



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



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



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



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



68 - 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



67 - Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound – 75,1 (77,1 / 15)
Highlights: If We Were Vampires - Anxiety - Cumberland Gap
Americana



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



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



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



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



62 - 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



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



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



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



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



57 - Lana Del Rey: Lust For Life - 75,9 (73,5 / 28)
Highlights: 13 Beaches - Love - Lust for Life
Dream Pop



56 - 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



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



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



53 - 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



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



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



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



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



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



47 - 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



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



45 - SZA: CTRL – 76,7 (79,0 / 14)
Highlights: Drew Barrymore - Love Galore - Broken Clocks
Alternative R&B



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



43 - Broken Social Scene: Hug Of Thunder – 76,9 (74,9 / 27)
Highlights: Hug of Thunder - Halfway Home - Protest Song
Indie Rock



42 - Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet – 77,1 (78,4 / 17)
Highlights: Diving Woman - Boyish - Till Death
Dream Pop



41 - Waxahatchee: Out In The Storm – 77,2 (75,5 / 26)
Highlights: Never Been Wrong - Hear You - Sparks Fly
Indie Rock



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



39 - Everything Everything: A Fever Dream - 77,5 (78,2 / 19)
Highlights: Run the Numbers - Good Shot, Good Soldier - Night of the Long Knives
Art Pop



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



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



36 - 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



35 - Nadine Shah: Holiday Destination - 78 (80,6 / 13)
Highlights: Out The Way - Yes Men - Jolly Sailor
Art Rock



34 - 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



33 - Grizzly Bear: Painted Ruins – 78,1 (76,7 / 25)
Highlights: Mourning Sound - Three Rings - Losing All Sense
Indie Rock



32 - Jay-Z: 4:44 - 78,2 (77,6 / 23)
Highlights: Smile - 04:44 - Kill Jay Z
Hip Hop



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



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



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



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



27 - Tyler, the Creator: Flower Boy - 78,8 (79,4 / 19)
Highlights: 911 / Mr. Lonely - Where This Flower Blooms - Who Dat Boy
Experimental Hip Hop



26 - LCD Soundsystem: American Dream - 79 (82,7 / 10)
Highlights: Tonite - American Dream - Oh Baby
Dance Punk



25 - Big Thief: Capacity - 79,3 (80,6 / 17)
Highlights: Mythological Beauty - Shark Smile - Haley
Indie Rock



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



23 - Brand New: Science Fiction - 79,6 (83,6 / 9)
Highlights: Same Logic / Teeth - Batter Up - Lit Me Up
Indie Rock



22 - 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



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



20 - Sheer Mag: Need to Feel Your Love – 79,7 (81,1 / 17)
Highlights: Just Can’t Get Enough - Meet Me in the Street - Need To Feel Your Love
Power Pop



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



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



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



16 - Hurray For The Riff Raff: The Navigator – 80,3 (81,3 / 18)
Highlights: Pa'lante - The Navigator - Rican Beach
Americana



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



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



13 - Laurel Halo: Dust - 80,7 (82,3 / 16)
Highlights: Moontalk - Sun to Solar - Jelly
Ambient Pop



12 - 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



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



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



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



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



07 - Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory – 83,7 (83,0 / 23)
Highlights: Yeah Right - BagBak - Crabs in a Bucket
Hip Hop



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



05 - The War On Drugs: A Deeper Understanding - 84,6 (82,3 / 28)
Highlights: Holding On - Pain - Thinking of a Place
Heartland Rock



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



03 - Lorde: Melodrama - 87,9 (84,9 / 30)
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 (15) August 31

Postby Otisredding » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:47 pm

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


81 - Peter Silberman: Impermanence - 74,4 (77,4 / 12)
82 - Queens Of The Stone Age: Villains - 74,4 (73,1 / 25)
83 - Dead Cross: Dead Cross - 74,3 (76,6 / 14)
84 - Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound - 74,2 (72,5 / 26)
85 - Nicole Atkins: Goodnight Rhonda Lee - 74,2 (78,5 / 8)
86 - Jane Weaver: Modern Kosmology - 74,1 (78,7 / 7)
87 - Jay Som: Everybody Works - 74,1 (78,7 / 7)
88 - EMA: Exile In The Outer Ring - 74,0 (76,4 / 14)
89 - Beach Fossils: Somersault - 74,0 (75,4 / 17)
90 - Pond: The Weather - 74,0 (75,3 / 17)
91 - Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
92 - Oneohtrix Point Never: Good Time OST - 73,9 (75,6 / 16)
93 - The Black Angels: Death Song - 73,9 (77,2 / 11)
94 - Julia Holter: In The Same Room - 73,8 (75,1 / 17)
95 - Mura Masa: Mura Masa - 73,8 (75,4 / 16)
96 - Robyn Hitchcock: Robyn Hitchcock - 73,8 (78,4 / 7)
97 - Paul Weller: A Kind Revolution - 73,6 (76,6 / 12)
98 - Real Estate: In Mind - 73,5 (72,8 / 23)
99 - Conor Oberst: Salutations - 73,5 (74,8 / 17)
100 - Kelly Lee Owens: Kelly Lee Owens - 73,5 (76,8 / 11)
101 - William Basinski: A Shadow In Time - 73,5 (77,4 / 9)
102 - Nine Inch Nails: Add Violence - 73,4 (77,1 / 10)
103 - Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular - 73,4 (77,8 / 8)
104 - Randy Newman: Dark Matter - 73,3 (76,0 / 13)
105 - Cigarettes After Sex: Cigarettes After Sex - 73,3 (73,0 / 22)
106 - Amber Coffman: City of No Reply - 73,2 (77,2 / 9)
107 - Actress: AZD - 73,2 (74,8 / 16)
108 - Clark: Death Peak - 73,1 (76,5 / 11)
109 - Pumarosa: The Witch - 73,1 (77,7 / 7)
110 - Forest Swords: Compassion - 73,0 (73,6 / 19)
111 - Kesha: Rainbow - 73,0 (73 / 21)
112 - Craig Finn: We All Want The Same Things - 72,9 (75,5 / 13)
113 - Japandroids: Near To The Wild Heart Of Life - 72,9 (70,5 / 28)
114 - Peter Perrett: How The West Was Won - 72,8 (77,4 / 7)
115 - Declan McKenna: What Do You Think About The Car? - 72,8 (76,1 / 11)
116 - Why?: Moh Lhean - 72,8 (75,8 / 12)
117 - Austra: Future Politics - 72,6 (70,6 / 27)
118 - Happyness: Write In - 72,5 (77,1 / 7)
119 - Lawrence English: Cruel Optimism - 72,5 (77,1 / 7)
120 - Syd: Fin - 72,3 (75,3 / 12)
121 - Chris Stapleton: From A Room Vol. One - 72,3 (77 / 7)
122 - Gorillaz: Humanz - 72,3 (70,7 / 26)
123 - The Menzingers: After the Party - 72,3 (75,6 / 11)
124 - Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
125 - Willie Nelson: God's Problem Child - 72,2 (76,9 / 7)
126 - Benjamin Gibbard: Bandwagonesque - 72,2 (76,5 / 8)
127 - Roger Waters: Is This The Life We Really Want? - 72,1 (74,1 / 15)
128 - British Sea Power: Let The Dancers Inherit The Party - 72,1 (73,4 / 17)
129 - Ghostpoet: Dark Days and Canapes - 71,9 (74,2 / 14)
130 - Girlpool: Powerplant - 71,8 (73,5 / 16)
131 - Timber Timbre: Sincerely, Future Pollution - 71,7 (73,4 / 16)
132 - Shabazz Palaces: Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star - 71,6 (72,9 / 17)
133 - The New Pornographers: Whiteout Conditions - 71,6 (72,9 / 17)
134 - Noga Erez: Off The Radar - 71,5 (75,9 / 8)
135 - This Is The Kit: Moonshine Freeze - 71,5 (73,1 / 16)
136 - Haim: Something to Tell You - 71,4 (69,8 / 26)
137 - Bonobo: Migration - 71,4 (71,8 / 20)
138 - Shabazz Palaces: Quazarz Vs The Jealous Machines - 71,3 (72,6 / 17)
139 - Mastodon: Emperor of Sand - 71,3 (71,6 / 20)
140 - Lapalux: Ruinism - 71,3 (74,3 / 12)
141 - Oh Sees: Orc - 71,2 (74,5 / 11)
142 - Brian Eno: Reflection - 71,2 (70,2 / 24)
143 - Sinkane: Life & Livin' It - 71,2 (74,2 / 12)
144 - Manchester Orchestra: A Black Mile To The Surface - 71,1 (73,1 / 15)
145 - The Heliocentrics: A World Of Masks - 70,8 (75,4 / 7)
146 - Liars: TFCF - 70,7 (73,7 / 12)
147 - Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: Best Troubador - 70,5 (71,8 / 17)
148 - Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister: Planetarium - 70,5 (69,8 / 23)
149 - Saint Etienne: Home Counties - 70,3 (72,3 / 15)
150 - Crystal Fairy: Crystal Fairy - 70,3 (73 / 13)
151 - Temples: Volcano - 70,3 (71,3 / 18)
152 - Ride: Weather Diaries - 70,3 (68,9 / 25)
153 - Black Lips: Satan's Graffiti Or God's Art? - 70,2 (72,6 / 14)
154 - Floating Points: Reflections: Mojave Desert - 70,1 (74,7 / 7)

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Re: MCCh 2017 (15) August 31

Postby Rob » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:29 pm

Updated the playlist once again:



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


Surprised (and saddened) to see Nicole Atkins fall off.
Surprised to see War on Drugs make such a jump, now ranking among the top efforts of the year.
Surprised to see Queens of the Stone Age failing to make the cut, if only very nearly.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (15) August 31

Postby howdoesitfeel » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:25 am

SOOOOOOO glad to see A Deeper Understanding in the top ten, my album of the year so far :D

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Re: MCCh 2017 (15) August 31

Postby veganvalentine » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:57 am

I haven't been able to get into many of the top 20, but to be honest, if it's an unfamiliar artist, I'll listen to the first song or two and then move on to a new album if I'm not enjoying it. To me, A Deeper Understanding is the clear standout, and Drunk is delightfully off-the-wall even if the melodies aren't particularly strong.

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Re: MCCh 2017 (15) August 31

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