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MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby Otisredding » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:55 am

The best albums of 2018 (update June 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:
Damien Jurado: The Horizon Just Laughed
Daniel Avery: Song For Alpha


55 - 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



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



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



52 - 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



51 - Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: Landfall - 74,9 (78,9 / 9)
Highlights: Everything Is Floating - Nothing Left But Their Names - We Learn to Speak Yet Another Language
Modern Classical



50 - Kids See Ghosts: Kids See Ghosts – 75,1 (76,4 / 17)
Highlights: Freee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2) - Kids See Ghosts - Cudi Montage
Experimental Hip Hop



49 - Hop Along: Bark Your Head Off, Dog - 75,2 (76,8 / 16)
Highlights: How Simple - Prior Things - The Fox in Motion
Indie Rock



48 - Grouper - Grid of Points – 75,3 (76,3 / 18)
Highlights: Parking Lot - Breathing - Thanksgiving Song
Ambient



47 - Confidence Man: Confident Music For Confident People – 75,3 (79,0 / 10)
Highlights: Boyfriend (Repeat) - Don't You Know I'm in a Band - Out the Window
Alternative Dance



46 - Gas: Rausch - 75,4 (78,4 / 12)
Highlights: Rausch 2 - Rausch 5 - Rausch 3
Ambient Techno



45 - 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



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



43 - Tracyanne & Danny: Tracyanne & Danny - 76,2 (80,5 / 8)
Highlights: Alabama - Cellophane Girl - It Can't Be Love Unless It Hurts
Indie Pop



42 - Serpentwithfeet: Soil – 76,3 (78,9 / 13)
Highlights: Bless Ur Heart - Whisper - Invoice
Alternative R&B



41- 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



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



39 - Oneohtrix Point Never: Age Of - 76,4 (76,8 / 20)
Highlights: Same - The Station - Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen
Progressive Electronic



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



37 - Saba: Care For Me - 76,8 (81,4 / 7)
Highlights: Life - Logout - Prom/King
Hip Hop



36 - 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



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



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

Synthpop



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



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



31 - 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



30 - Snail Mail: Lush – 77,8 (77,5 / 22)
Highlights: Pristine - Heat Wave - Let's Find an Out
Indie Rock



29 - Father John Misty: God's Favorite Customer - 77,8 (75,5 / 28)
Highlights: Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All - Hangout at the Gallows - Just Dumb Enough to Try
Chamber Pop



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



27 - Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks: Sparkle Hard – 78,3 (76,7 / 26)
Highlights: Bike Lane - Middle America - Solid Silk
Indie Rock



26 - DJ Koze: Knock Knock - 78,4 (79,4 / 18)
Highlights: Pick Up - Bonfire - Lord Knows
Deep House



25 - Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy – 78,6 (78,2 / 22)
Highlights: Bodak Yellow - I Do - I Like It
Trap Rap



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



23 - Rival Consoles: Persona – 78,8 (81,8 / 12)
Highlights: Persona - Hidden - Phantom Grip
Microhouse



22 - Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel – 79,0 (76,7 / 28)
Highlights: Need a Little Time - Nameless, Faceless - Charity
Indie Rock



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



14 - Jon Hopkins: Singularity – 80,1 (78,5 / 26)
Highlights: Emerald Rush - Everything Connected - Singularity
Microhouse



13 - Iceage: Beyondless – 80,3 (79,9 / 22)
Highlights: Catch It - Pain Killer - Beyondless
Post-Punk



12 - Kali Uchis: Isolation - 80,3 (80,9 / 19)
Highlights: After the Storm - Miami - Tyrant
Neo-Soul



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



10 - Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour – 80,6 (84,3 / 10)
Highlights: High Horse - Space Cowboy - Slow Burn
Country Pop



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



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



07 - Neko Case: Hell-On - 80,9 (80,9 / 21)
Highlights: Curse of the 1-5 Corridor - Sleep All Summer - Winnie
Singer-Songwriter



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



05 - Beach House: 7 – 81,1 (78,4 / 29)
Highlights: Dive - Lemon Glow - Dark Spring
Dream Pop



04 - Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar – 81,1 (80,4 / 23)
Highlights: In My View - Toy - Wow
Neo-Soul



03 - Pusha T: Daytona – 81,3 (83,3 / 15)
Highlights: Infrared - If You Know You Know - Santeria
Hip Hop



02 - Parquet Courts: Wide Awake! – 82,6 (81,3 / 25)
Highlights: Freebird II - Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience - Total Football
Art Punk



01 - Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer – 83,1 (81,1 / 27)
Highlights: PYNK - Make Me Feel - I Like That
Art Pop
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Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby Otisredding » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:59 am

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


56 - Damien Jurado: The Horizon Just Laughed - 74,5 (77,2 / 13)
57 - Daniel Avery: Song For Alpha - 74,4 (75,8 / 17)
58 - Field Music: Open Here - 74,4 (77,1 / 13)
59 - Lump: Lump - 74,4 (76,7 / 14)
60 - Camp Cope: How To Socialise & Make Friends - 74,3 (77 / 13)
61 - Caroline Rose: Loner - 74,2 (78,9 / 7)
62 - Half Waif: Lavender - 74,1 (77,8 / 10)
63 - Khruangbin: Con todo el mundo - 74,1 (77,5 / 11)
64 - Rae Morris: Someone Out There - 73,9 (77,9 / 9)
65 - Joan As Police Woman: Damned Devotion - 73,8 (75,4 / 16)
66 - Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread OST - 73,8 (78,4 / 7)
67 - Laura Veirs: The Lookout - 73,7 (75,7 / 15)
68 - Wye Oak: The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs - 73,6 (74,9 / 17)
69 - Tracey Thorn: Record - 73,5 (74,5 / 18)
70 - John Prine: The Tree Of Forgiveness - 73,5 (78,1 / 7)
71 - Essaie Pas: New Path - 73,4 (76,4 / 12)
72 - Superorganism: Superorganism - 73,4 (72,7 / 23)
73 - Soccer Mommy: Clean - 73,2 (74,2 / 18)
74 - Flasher: Constant Image - 73,1 (77,7 / 7)
75 - Goat Girl: Goat Girl - 73,0 (73,7 / 19)
76 - The Soft Moon: Criminal - 73,0 (74,0 / 18)
77 - Kimbra: Primal Heart - 73,0 (77,0 / 9)
78 - Hinds: I Don't Run - 72,9 (72,6 / 22)
79 - Kadhja Bonet: Childqueen - 72,8 (76,8 / 9)
80 - Son Lux: Brighter Wounds - 72,7 (76 / 11)
81 - Ghost: Prequelle - 72,6 (77,3 / 7)
82 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Sex and Food - 72,4 (72,1 / 22)
83 - The Spook School: Could It Be Different? - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
84 - Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
85 - Ben Howard: Noonday Dream - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
86 - Gruff Rhys: Babelsberg - 72,2 (75,5 / 11)
87 - Brian Eno: Music For Installations - 71,9 (76,3 / 8)
88 - Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
89 - Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino - 71,7 (69,7 / 27)
90 - Frankie Cosmos: Vessel - 71,6 (73,6 / 15)
91 - Rhye: Blood - 71,6 (70,6 / 24)
92 - Jack White: Boarding House Reach - 71,5 (69,1 / 28)
93 - Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing - 71,3 (76,0 / 7)
94 - Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats: - 71,3 (74,3 / 12)
95 - Jorja Smith: Lost & Found - 71,2 (73,2 / 15)
96 - La Luz: Floating Features - 71,1 (75,1 / 9)
97 - Jenny Hval: The Long Sleep - 70,9 (74,9 / 9)
98 - Django Django: Marble Skies - 70,8 (69,2 / 26)
99 - Shopping: The Official Body - 70,8 (73,8 / 12)
100 - Natalie Prass: The Future And The Past - 70,3 (71,0 / 19)
101 - Speedy Ortiz: Twerp Verse - 70,3 (72,3 / 15)
102 - The Go! Team: Semicircle - 70,2 (69,9 / 22)
103 - Loma: Loma - 70,2 (74,2 / 9)
104 - Leon Bridges: Good Thing - 70,1 (72,1 / 15)
105 - David Byrne: Amercian Utopia - 70,1 (67,8 / 28)
106 - Lily Allen: No Shame - 70,1 (71,1 / 18)

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Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby Harold » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:34 am

As of this writing, you seem to have moved Daytona to #3 but without changing its rank or rating (#10, 80.3) from its debut last time - please fix this.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby Henrik » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:33 pm

Kids See Ghosts barely in the top 50 and no Kanye even among the bubbling unders!!!
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Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby Rob » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:08 pm

Henrik wrote:Kids See Ghosts barely in the top 50 and no Kanye even among the bubbling unders!!!


You expected it to be?

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Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby Harold » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:24 pm

Rob wrote:
Henrik wrote:Kids See Ghosts barely in the top 50 and no Kanye even among the bubbling unders!!!


You expected it to be?


I'm a little surprised at how low Kids See Ghosts is, too - I'm expecting it to climb higher next time (although I could be wrong). Not at all surprised that YE is nowhere to be found here, though. The consensus seems to be that West lavished a lot of time and effort on Daytona and KSG but basically tossed off his own album by comparison. There are going to be two more West-produced releases in this cycle (Nas today, and Teyana Taylor next week), and it'll be interesting to see where they all end up, both on Mega-Critic and in the EOY lists.

I'm more surprised that Father John Misty and Oneohtrix Point Never landed as low as they did.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby Henrik » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:33 pm

Rob wrote:
Henrik wrote:Kids See Ghosts barely in the top 50 and no Kanye even among the bubbling unders!!!


You expected it to be?

Well, I know that YE has been bashed by many critics, but I have mostly followed RYM recently, where it actually almost has the same rating as TLOP. And KSG might be in RYM’s top 5 of 2018 in their next chart update.

If ye doesn’t make it onto AM after the eoy lists, then I will be very surprised.
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Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby Harold » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:56 pm

Henrik wrote:
Rob wrote:
Henrik wrote:Kids See Ghosts barely in the top 50 and no Kanye even among the bubbling unders!!!


You expected it to be?

Well, I know that YE has been bashed by many critics, but I have mostly followed RYM recently, where it actually almost has the same rating as TLOP. And KSG might be in RYM’s top 5 of 2018 in their next chart update.


All three albums (I'm including Pusha T) are already in the top 12 for 2018 (and the all-time top 10K) on BestEverAlbums as well.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby PlasticRam » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:30 pm

Harold wrote:
Rob wrote:
Henrik wrote:Kids See Ghosts barely in the top 50 and no Kanye even among the bubbling unders!!!


You expected it to be?


I'm a little surprised at how low Kids See Ghosts is, too - I'm expecting it to climb higher next time (although I could be wrong). Not at all surprised that YE is nowhere to be found here, though. The consensus seems to be that West lavished a lot of time and effort on Daytona and KSG but basically tossed off his own album by comparison. There are going to be two more West-produced releases in this cycle (Nas today, and Teyana Taylor next week), and it'll be interesting to see where they all end up, both on Mega-Critic and in the EOY lists.

I'm more surprised that Father John Misty and Oneohtrix Point Never landed as low as they did.

Yeah I'm pretty disappointed that the lyrics of Ye came around just a couple of weeks before the release. It's like the work from all those previous months was for nothing.
I feel like that

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Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby Styrofoam Boots » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:14 am

Glad to see Wide Awake! so high, but Little Dark Age is waaaay underranked. Hopefully climbs at year end

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Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby Rob » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:45 am

Henrik wrote:
Rob wrote:
Henrik wrote:Kids See Ghosts barely in the top 50 and no Kanye even among the bubbling unders!!!


You expected it to be?

Well, I know that YE has been bashed by many critics, but I have mostly followed RYM recently, where it actually almost has the same rating as TLOP. And KSG might be in RYM’s top 5 of 2018 in their next chart update.


I think in RYM the difference between 3,22 and 3,35 is actually rather big.

If ye doesn’t make it onto AM after the eoy lists, then I will be very surprised.


I really hope not. I thought that critics were way too generous with Life of Pablo, in a way they wouldn't have been with any other artist. Likely Kids See Ghosts may steal it's thunder.

And yet another topic has been hijacked by Kanye West.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby Otisredding » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:11 pm

Harold wrote:As of this writing, you seem to have moved Daytona to #3 but without changing its rank or rating (#10, 80.3) from its debut last time - please fix this.


I have done it. Thank you.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby Dealy_Stan » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:32 am

To continue the theme of being pernickety:

46 - Gas: Rausch - 75,7 (78,4 / 12)
45 - Yo La Tengo: There's a Riot Going On - 75,5 (74,5 / 24)


Regardless, awesome work again, OtisRedding.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (10) June 15

Postby Rob » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:30 am

The updated playlist:



So Neko Case enters very high. Hell-On is y favorite song of the year up til now, so I'm excited to give the album a spin.

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