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MCCh 2018 (08) May 15

Post by Otisredding » Tue May 15, 2018 8:07 am

The best albums of 2018 (update May 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; 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:
Khruangbin: Con todo el mundo
Rae Morris: Someone Out There


45 - Soccer Mommy: Clean - 74,3 (75,6 / 17)
Highlights: Cool - Last Girl - Your Dog
Indie Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 363271.jpg[/imgsize]


44 - Camp Cope: How To Socialise & Make Friends - 74,3 (77,0 / 13)
Highlights: The Opener - Anna - I’ve Got You
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 388848.jpg[/imgsize]


43 - Field Music: Open Here - 74,4 (77,1 / 13)
Highlights: Time in Joy - Count it Up - Open Here
Progressive Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 357395.jpg[/imgsize]


42 - Daniel Avery: Song For Alpha - 74,4 (75,8 / 17)
Highlights: Projector - Slow Fade - Citizen//Nowhere
Ambient Techno
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 391904.jpg[/imgsize]


41 - 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
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 388837.jpg[/imgsize]


40 - Grouper - Grid of Points - 74,6 (75,9 / 17)
Highlights: Parking Lot - Breathing - Thanksgiving Song
Ambient
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 412987.jpg[/imgsize]


39 - Rolo Tomassi: Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It - 74,6 (79,3 / 7)
Highlights: Aftermath - The Hollow Hour - Contretemps
Mathcore
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 348883.jpg[/imgsize]


38 - Gwenno: Le Kov - 74,6 (79,3 / 7)
Highlights: Tir Ha Mor - Eus Keus? - Hy a Skoellyas Lyf a Dhagrow
Indieronica
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 363060.jpg[/imgsize]


37 - 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
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 359040.jpg[/imgsize]


36 - Hop Along: Bark Your Head Off, Dog - 75,2 (76,8 / 16)
Highlights: How Simple - Prior Things - The Fox in Motion
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 392266.jpg[/imgsize]


35 - 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
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 373872.jpg[/imgsize]


34 - Superchunk: What A Time To Be Alive – 75,7 (76,4 / 19)
Highlights: What a Time to Be Alive - Erasure - Black Thread
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 380783.jpg[/imgsize]


33 - Confidence Man: Confident Music For Confident People – 76,0 (80,0 / 9)
Highlights: Boyfriend (Repeat) - Don't You Know I'm in a Band - Out the Window
Alternative Dance
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 408761.jpg[/imgsize]


32- 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
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 357202.jpg[/imgsize]


31 - First Aid Kit: Ruins - 76,4 (74,1 / 28)
Highlights: It's a Shame - Hem of Her Dress - Rebel Heart
Indie Folk
[imgsize 200x200]https://cdn-s3.allmusic.com/release-cov ... 812584.jpg[/imgsize]


30 - The Breeders: All Nerve – 76,6 (74,0 / 29)
Highlights: Wait in the Car - All Nerve - MetaGoth
Alternative Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 388857.jpg[/imgsize]


29 - 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
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 332487.jpg[/imgsize]


28 - No Age: Snares Like a Haircut – 76,9 (78,2 / 17)
Highlights: Send Me - Cruise Control - Soft Collar Fad /b]
Noise Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 357019.jpg[/imgsize]


27 - MGMT: Little Dark Age – 77,0 (76,0 / 24)
Highlights: Little Dark Age - When You Die - Me and Michael
Synthpop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cdn-s3.allmusic.com/release-cov ... 843664.jpg[/imgsize]


26 - Screaming Females: All At Once - 77,3 (80,6 / 10)
Highlights: Black Moon - Agnes Martin - Deeply
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 385324.jpg[/imgsize]


25 - Dream Wife: Dream Wife – 77,6 (78,9 / 17)
Highlights: Let's Make Out - Hey! Heartbreaker - Fire
Alternative Rock
[imgsize 220x220]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 359022.jpg[/imgsize]


24 - 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
[imgsize 220x220]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 359120.jpg[/imgsize]


23 - Ought: Room Inside The World – 78,0 (78,4 / 20)
Highlights: Desire - Disaffectation - Disgraced in America
Post-Punk
[imgsize 220x220]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 353780.jpg[/imgsize]


22 - Rival Consoles: Persona – 78,6 (81,9 / 11)
Highlights: Persona - Hidden - Phantom Grip
Microhouse
[imgsize 220x220]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 408733.jpg[/imgsize]


21 - DJ Koze: Knock Knock - 78,6 (79,9 / 17)
Highlights: Pick Up - Bonfire - Lord Knows
Deep House
[imgsize 220x220]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 415111.jpg[/imgsize]


20 - Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy – 78,6 (78,6 / 21)
Highlights: Bodak Yellow - I Do - I Like It
Trap Rap
[imgsize 240x240]https://cdn-s3.allmusic.com/release-cov ... 876603.jpg[/imgsize]


19 - Amen Dunes: Freedom - 78,7 (79,4 / 14)
Highlights: Blue Rose - Believe - Miki Dora
Neo-Psychedelia
[imgsize 240x240]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 403193.jpg[/imgsize]


18 - Lucy Dacus: Historian – 79,1 (79,7 / 19)
Highlights: Addictions - Night Shift - Nonbeliever
Singer-Songwriter
[imgsize 240x240]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 388819.jpg[/imgsize]


17 - Hookworms: Microshift – 79,1 (79,7 / 19)
Highlights: Negative Space - Static Resistance - Ullswater
Neo-Psychedelia
[imgsize 240x240]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 373676.jpg[/imgsize]


16- Nils Frahm: All Melody – 79,3 (78,3 / 24)
Highlights: Sunson - Kaleidoscope - My Friend the Forest
Ambient
[imgsize 240x240]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 370292.jpg[/imgsize]


15 - Shame: Songs Of Praise – 79,4 (78,7 / 23)
Highlights: Concrete - One Rizla - Tasteless
Post-Punk
[imgsize 260x260]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 346066.jpg[/imgsize]


14 - Ty Segall: Freedom's Goblin – 79,7 (79,0 / 23)
Highlights: My Lady's on Fire - Fanny Dog - She
Garage Rock
[imgsize 260x260]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 370319.jpg[/imgsize]


13 - Jon Hopkins: Singularity - 79,7 (78,4 / 25)
Highlights: Emerald Rush - Everything Connected - Singularity
Microhouse
[imgsize 260x260]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 415396.jpg[/imgsize]


12 - Iceage: Beyondless - 79,8 (79,8 / 21)
Highlights: Catch It - Pain Killer - Beyondless
Post-Punk
[imgsize 260x260]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 415107.jpg[/imgsize]


11 - Kendrick Lamar: Black Panther: The Album OST – 79,9 (80,5 / 19)
Highlights: All the Stars - King’s Dead - Pray for Me
Hip Hop
[imgsize 260x260]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 379895.jpg[/imgsize]


10 - Beach House: 7 – 79,9 (77,9 / 27)
Highlights: Dive - Lemon Glow - Dark Spring
Dream Pop
[imgsize 280x280]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 405033.jpg[/imgsize]


09 - Mount Eerie: Now Only – 80,0 (81,4 / 17)
Highlights: Now Only - Tintin in Tibet - Distortion
Singer-Songwriter
[imgsize 280x280]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 398274.jpg[/imgsize]


08 - Kali Uchis: Isolation - 80,3 (80,9 / 19)
Highlights: After the Storm - Miami - Tyrant
Neo-Soul
[imgsize 280x280]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_4 ... 407863.jpg[/imgsize]


07 - Jeff Rosenstock: Post- - 80,3 (83,3 / 12)
Highlights: USA - Let Them Win - TV Stars
Power Pop
[imgsize 280x280]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 355833.jpg[/imgsize]


06 - Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour – 80,6 (84,3 / 10)
Highlights: High Horse - Space Cowboy - Slow Burn
Country Pop
[imgsize 280x280]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 391880.jpg[/imgsize]


05 - Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy – 80,7 (79,7 / 24)
Highlights: Beach Life-in-Death - Cute Thing - Nervous Young Inhumans
Indie Rock
[imgsize 300x300]https://exclaim.ca//images/CarTF.jpg[/imgsize]


04 - Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar – 80,8 (80,5 / 22)
Highlights: In My View - Toy - Wow
Neo-Soul
[imgsize 300x300]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 379264.jpg[/imgsize]


03 - Hot Snakes: Jericho Sirens – 80,8 (82,5 / 16)
Highlights: Death Camp Fantasy - I Need a Doctor - Six Wave Hold-Down
Garage Punk
[imgsize 300x300]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 373874.jpg[/imgsize]


02 - U.S. Girls: In A Poem Unlimited – 81,0 (80,3 / 23)
Highlights: Velvet 4 Sale - M.A.H. - Rosebud
Neo-Psychedelia
[imgsize 300x300]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 380754.jpg[/imgsize]


01 - Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer – 82,8 (81,1 / 26)
Highlights: PYNK - Make Me Feel - I Like That
Art Pop
[imgsize 300x300]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 395225.jpg[/imgsize]
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Re: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15

Post by Otisredding » Tue May 15, 2018 8:13 am

Bang Jan wrote:I'll just ask for above 70 albums before anyone else does again...
46 - Half Waif: Lavender - 74,1 (77,8 / 10)
47 - Khruangbin: Con todo el mundo - 74,1 (77,5 / 11)
48 - Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: Landfall - 74,0 (78,4 / 8)
49 - Rae Morris: Someone Out There - 73,9 (77,9 / 9)
50 - Joan As Police Woman: Damned Devotion - 73,8 (75,4 / 16)
51 - Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread OST - 73,8 (78,4 / 7)
52 - Laura Veirs: The Lookout - 73,7 (75,7 / 15)
53 - Wye Oak: The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs - 73,6 (74,9 / 17)
54 - Tracey Thorn: Record - 73,5 (74,5 / 18)
55 - John Prine: The Tree Of Forgiveness - 73,5 (78,1 / 7)
56 - Essaie Pas: New Path - 73,4 (76,4 / 12)
57 - Superorganism: Superorganism - 73,4 (72,7 / 23)
58 - Goat Girl: Goat Girl - 73,0 (73,7 / 19)
59 - The Soft Moon: Criminal - 73,0 (74,0 / 18)
60 - Kimbra: Primal Heart - 73,0 (77,0 / 9)
61 - Hinds: I Don't Run - 72,9 (72,6 / 22)
62 - Son Lux: Brighter Wounds - 72,7 (76,0 / 11)
63 - Damien Jurado: The Horizon Just Laughed - 72,4 (76,1 / 10)
64 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Sex and Food - 72,4 (72,1 / 22)
65 - The Spook School: Could It Be Different? - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
66 - Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
67 - Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
68 - Frankie Cosmos: Vessel - 71,7 (74,1 / 14)
69 - Rhye: Blood - 71,6 (70,6 / 24)
70 - Jack White: Boarding House Reach - 71,5 (69,1 / 28)
71 - Simian Mobile Disco: Murmurations - 71,3 (74,6 / 11)
72 - Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats: - 71,3 (74,3 / 12)
73 - Django Django: Marble Skies - 70,8 (69,2 / 26)
74 - Shopping: The Official Body - 70,8 (73,8 / 12)
75 - Speedy Ortiz: Twerp Verse - 70,3 (72,3 / 15)
76 - The Go! Team: Semicircle - 70,2 (69,9 / 22)
77 - Loma: Loma - 70,2 (74,2 / 9)
78 - La Luz: Floating Features - 70,2 (74,5 / 8)
79 - Leon Bridges: Good Thing - 70,1 (72,1 / 15)
80 - David Byrne: Amercian Utopia - 70,1 (67,8 / 28)

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Re: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15

Post by Rob » Tue May 22, 2018 8:10 pm

Otisredding wrote:The best albums of 2018 (update May 15)
Hate to ask, but any chance that we could get the song highlights soon?

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Re: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15

Post by sixfeetaboveme » Tue May 22, 2018 8:29 pm

And that is the correct #1 <3

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Re: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15

Post by Otisredding » Wed May 23, 2018 12:35 pm

Rob wrote:
Otisredding wrote:The best albums of 2018 (update May 15)
Hate to ask, but any chance that we could get the song highlights soon?
:text-imsorry: Rob.

Sometimes I can not do this at the moment of publishing the MCCh update.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15

Post by Rob » Wed May 23, 2018 2:45 pm

Otisredding wrote:
Rob wrote:
Otisredding wrote:The best albums of 2018 (update May 15)
Hate to ask, but any chance that we could get the song highlights soon?
:text-imsorry: Rob.

Sometimes I can not do this at the moment of publishing the MCCh update.
Yes, I should be the one who is sorry. I totally get this and it is just my impatience getting the better of me. Sorry.

Here is the updated playlist:


A good month for dance/ electronic/ ambient music, which together form almost all new additions.
Also a good month for Janelle Monáe, who made a gigantic leap to the first place. Didn't know such a jump was even possible.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (08) May 15

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