MCCh 2018 (07) April 30

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MCCh 2018 (07) April 30

Postby Otisredding » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:25 am

The best albums of 2018 (update April 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; Earbuddy; Exclaim!; Paste; Pitchfork; Popmatters; Rolling Stone; 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:
Daniel Avery: Song For Alpha

40 - Khruangbin: Con todo el mundo - 74,1 (77,5 / 11)
Highlights: Evan Finds the Third Room - Maria también - Cómo me quieres
Psychedelic Rock



39 - Soccer Mommy: Clean - 74,3 (75,6 / 17)
Highlights: Cool - Last Girl - Your Dog
Indie Pop



38 - Camp Cope: How To Socialise & Make Friends - 74,3 (77 / 13)
Highlights: The Opener - Anna - I’ve Got You
Indie Rock



37 - Field Music: Open Here - 74,4 (77,1 / 13)
Highlights: Time in Joy - Count it Up - Open Here
Progressive Pop



36 - Anna Von Hausswolff: Dead Magic - 74,5 (76,5 / 15)
Highlights: Ugly and Vengeful - The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra - The Truth, the Glow, the Fall
Darkwave



35 - Rae Morris: Someone Out There - 74,5 (78,9 / 8)
Highlights: Do It - Atletico (The Only One) - Reborn
Electropop



34 - Rolo Tomassi: Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It - 74,6 (79,3 / 7)
Highlights: Aftermath - The Hollow Hour - Contretemps
Mathcore



33 - Gwenno: Le Kov - 74,6 (79,3 / 7)
Highlights: Tir Ha Mor - Eus Keus? - Hy a Skoellyas Lyf a Dhagrow
Indieronica



32 - Everything Is Recorded: Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell - 74,9 (78,2 / 11)
Highlights: Close But Not Quite - Mountains of Gold - Cane
Alternative R&B



31 - Hop Along: Bark Your Head Off, Dog - 75,5 (77,5 / 15)
Highlights: How Simple - Prior Things - The Fox in Motion
Indie Rock



30 - Yo La Tengo: There's a Riot Going On - 75,5 (74,5 / 24)
Highlights: For You Too - Shades of Blue - You Are Here
Ambient Pop



29 - Superchunk: What A Time To Be Alive – 75,7 (76,4 / 19)
Highlights: What a Time to Be Alive - Erasure - Black Thread
Indie Rock



28 - Ezra Furman: Transangelic Exodus - 76,4 (78,4 / 15)
Highlights: Maraschino-Red Dress $ 8.99 at Goodwill - Suck the Blood from My Wound - Compulsive Liar
Indie Rock



27 - First Aid Kit: Ruins - 76,4 (74,1 / 28)
Highlights: It's a Shame - Hem of Her Dress - Rebel Heart
Indie Folk



26 - The Breeders: All Nerve – 76,6 (74,0 / 29)
Highlights: Wait in the Car - All Nerve - MetaGoth
Alternative Rock



25 - tUnE-YaRdS: I Can feel You Creep Into My Private Life – 76,8 (75,5 / 25)
Highlights: Heart Attack - ABC 123 - Look at Your Hands
Art Pop



24 - No Age: Snares Like a Haircut – 76,9 (78,2 / 17)
Highlights: Send Me - Cruise Control - Soft Collar Fad /b]
Noise Pop



23 - MGMT: Little Dark Age – 77,0 (76,0 / 24)
[b]Highlights: Little Dark Age - When You Die - Me and Michael

Synthpop



22 - Screaming Females: All At Once - 77,3 (80,6 / 10)
Highlights: Black Moon - Agnes Martin - Deeply
Indie Rock



21 - Dream Wife: Dream Wife – 77,6 (78,9 / 17)
Highlights: Let's Make Out - Hey! Heartbreaker - Fire
Alternative Rock



20 - Marlon Williams: Make Way for Love – 77,8 (78,1 / 20)
Highlights: Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore - Love Is a Terrible Thing - Come to Me
Chamber Folk



19 - Ought: Room Inside The World – 78,0 (78,4 / 20)
Highlights: Desire - Disaffectation - Disgraced in America
Post-Punk



18 - Rival Consoles: Persona – 78,4 (82,1 / 10)
Highlights: Persona - Hidden - Phantom Grip
Microhouse



17 - Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy – 78,7 (79,4 / 19)
Highlights: Bodak Yellow - I Do - I Like It
Trap Rap



16 - Amen Dunes: Freedom - 78,7 (79,4 / 14)
Highlights: Blue Rose - Believe - Miki Dora
Neo-Psychedelia



15 - Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer - 78,8 (81,1 / 14)
Highlights: PYNK - Make Me Feel - I Like That
Art Pop



14 - Lucy Dacus: Historian – 79,1 (79,7 / 19)
Highlights: Addictions - Night Shift - Nonbeliever
Singer-Songwriter



13 - Hookworms: Microshift – 79,1 (79,7 / 19)
Highlights: Negative Space - Static Resistance - Ullswater
Neo-Psychedelia



12- Nils Frahm: All Melody – 79,3 (78,3 / 24)
Highlights: Sunson - Kaleidoscope - My Friend the Forest
Ambient



11 - Shame: Songs Of Praise – 79,4 (78,7 / 23)
Highlights: Concrete - One Rizla - Tasteless
Post-Punk



10 - Ty Segall: Freedom's Goblin – 79,7 (79,0 / 23)
Highlights: My Lady's on Fire - Fanny Dog - She
Garage Rock



09 - Kendrick Lamar: Black Panther: The Album OST – 79,9 (80,5 / 19)
Highlights: All the Stars - King’s Dead - Pray for Me
Hip Hop



08 - Mount Eerie: Now Only – 80,0 (81,4 / 17)
Highlights: Now Only - Tintin in Tibet - Distortion
Singer-Songwriter



07 - Kali Uchis: Isolation - 80,1 (81,4 / 17)
Highlights: After the Storm - Miami - Tyrant
Neo-Soul



06 - Jeff Rosenstock: Post- - 80,3 (83,3 / 12)
Highlights: USA - Let Them Win - TV Stars
Power Pop



05 - Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy – 80,7 (79,7 / 24)
Highlights: Beach Life-in-Death - Cute Thing - Nervous Young Inhumans
Indie Rock



04 - Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar – 80,8 (80,5 / 22)
Highlights: In My View - Toy - Wow
Neo-Soul



03 - Hot Snakes: Jericho Sirens – 80,8 (82,5 / 16)
Highlights: Death Camp Fantasy - I Need a Doctor - Six Wave Hold-Down
Garage Punk



02 - U.S. Girls: In A Poem Unlimited – 81,0 (80,3 / 23)
Highlights: Velvet 4 Sale - M.A.H. - Rosebud
Neo-Psychedelia



01 - Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour - 83,0 (87,0 / 9)
Highlights: High Horse - Space Cowboy - Slow Burn
Country Pop
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Re: MCCh 2018 (07) April 30

Postby Otisredding » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:29 am

Bang Jan wrote:I'll just ask for above 70 albums before anyone else does again...


41 - Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: Landfall - 74,0 (78,4 / 8)
42 - Daniel Avery: Song For Alpha - 73,9 (75,9 / 15)
43 - Joan As Police Woman: Damned Devotion - 73,8 (75,4 / 16)
44 - Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread OST - 73,8 (78,4 / 7)
45 - Kimbra: Primal Heart - 73,8 (78,4 / 7)
46 - Tracey Thorn: Record - 73,5 (74,5 / 18)
47 - John Prine: The Tree Of Forgiveness - 73,5 (78,1 / 7)
48 - Essaie Pas: New Path - 73,4 (76,4 / 12)
49 - Superorganism: Superorganism - 73,4 (73,0 / 22)
50 - Wye Oak: The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs - 73,3 (74,9 / 16)
51 - Laura Veirs: The Lookout - 73,0 (75,4 / 14)
52 - The Soft Moon: Criminal - 73,0 (74 / 18)
53 - Hinds: I Don't Run - 72,9 (72,6 / 22)
54 - Goat Girl: Goat Girl - 72,9 (73,9 / 18)
55 - Son Lux: Brighter Wounds - 72,7 (76,0 / 11)
56 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Sex and Food - 72,4 (72,1 / 22)
57 - The Spook School: Could It Be Different? - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
58 - Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
59 - Grouper - Grid of Points - 71,9 (76,3 / 8)
60 - Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
61 - Frankie Cosmos: Vessel - 71,7 (74,1 / 14)
62 - Rhye: Blood - 71,6 (70,6 / 24)
63 - Speedy Ortiz: Twerp Verse - 71,6 (74,2 / 13)
64 - Half Waif: Lavender - 71,5 (76,1 / 7)
65 - Jack White: Boarding House Reach - 71,5 (69,1 / 28)
66 - Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats: - 71,3 (74,3 / 12)
67 - Django Django: Marble Skies - 70,8 (69,2 / 26)
68 - Shopping: The Official Body - 70,8 (73,8 / 12)
69 - The Go! Team: Semicircle - 70,2 (69,9 / 22)
70 - Loma: Loma - 70,2 (74,2 / 9)
71 - David Byrne: Amercian Utopia - 70,1 (67,8 / 28)

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Re: MCCh 2018 (07) April 30

Postby Henrik » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:57 am

Thanks Otisredding!

Weird that Kacey Musgraves still only has 9 ratings. The 22 other sources avoid country pop, or what?
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Re: MCCh 2018 (07) April 30

Postby Nassim » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:19 pm

Henrik wrote:Thanks Otisredding!

Weird that Kacey Musgraves still only has 9 ratings. The 22 other sources avoid country pop, or what?


I'd guess only 1 or 2 reviews in the UK and none in the rest of Europe !
Don't know why a couple US would skip it though

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Re: MCCh 2018 (07) April 30

Postby Honorio » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:05 pm

Sorry for being a pain in the a... for bringing here again and again the same subject but right now we have a higher percentage of albums from female acts than from male acts, exactly 52,5% (21/40). 57,74% (41/71) if we include the whole list.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (07) April 30

Postby Otisredding » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:20 pm

Nassim wrote:
Henrik wrote:Thanks Otisredding!

Weird that Kacey Musgraves still only has 9 ratings. The 22 other sources avoid country pop, or what?


I'd guess only 1 or 2 reviews in the UK and none in the rest of Europe !
Don't know why a couple US would skip it though


Kacey Mugraves. Ratings:
EUR + Australia: Humo (90); Jenesaispop (85); Mondosonoro (80)
UK: The Guardian (100)
USA + Canada: Allmusic (90); Consequence Of Sound (91); Earbuddy (80); Pitchfork (87); Rolling Stone (80)

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Re: MCCh 2018 (07) April 30

Postby Rob » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:03 pm

Three albums return and three are new. This playlist, though, remains the same yet keeps changing:



Surprise of the update is that Laura Veirs didn't place. I expected her to.

Also, I keep reading the band name Hop Along as part of the album name, which actually improves the title: "Hop Along, Bark Your Head Off, Dog".

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