MCCh 2018 (11) June 30

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MCCh 2018 (11) June 30

Postby Otisredding » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:28 am

The best albums of 2018 (update June 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:
Anna Von Hausswolff: Dead Magic

60 - Lump: Lump - 74,6 (76,6 / 15)
Highlights: Curse of the Contemporary - Late To The Flight - May I Be the Light
Indie Folk



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



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



57 - 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



56 - 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



55 - Nine Inch Nails: Bad Witch - 75,1 (76,8 / 16)
Highlights: God Break Down the Door - Shit Mirror - Over and Out
Experimental Rock



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



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



52 - 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



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



50 - 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



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



48 - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Hope Downs - 75,9 (77,9 / 15)
Highlights: An Air Conditioned Man - Bellarine - Talking Straight
Indie Rock



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



46- 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



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



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



43 - Serpentwithfeet: Soil – 76,7 (79,0 / 14)
Highlights: Bless Ur Heart - Whisper - Invoice
Alternative R&B



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



41 - 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



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



39 - Oneohtrix Point Never: Age Of - 76,9 (76,6 / 22)
[b]Highlights: Same - The Station - Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

Progressive Electronic



38 - MGMT: Little Dark Age – 77,0 (76,0 / 24)
Highlights: Little Dark Age - When You Die - Me and Michael
Synthpop



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



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



35 - Kids See Ghosts: Kids See Ghosts – 77,7 (77,3 / 22)
Highlights: Feel the Love - Freee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2) - 4th Dimension
Experimental Hip Hop



34 - 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



33 - 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



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



31 - Snail Mail: Lush – 78,2 (77,6 / 23)
Highlights: Pristine - Heat Wave - Let's Find an Out
Indie Rock



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



29 - Angelique Kidjo: Remain In Light - 78,3 (83 / 7)
Highlights: Once in a Lifetime - The Great Curve - Listening Wind
Global



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



05 - Pusha T: Daytona – 81,7 (83,0 / 17)
Highlights: Infrared - If You Know You Know - Santeria
Hip Hop



04 - Sophie: Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides - 82,3 (85,3 / 12)
Highlights: Faceshopping - Immaterial - Is It Cold in the Water?
Post-Industrial



03 - 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



02 - Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer – 83,1 (81,1 / 27)
Highlights: PYNK - Make Me Feel - I Like That
Art Pop



01 - Kamasi Washington: Heaven & Earth - 84,4 (85,1 / 19)
Highlights: Fists of Fury - Will You Sing - The Invincible Youth
Jazz Fusion
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Re: MCCh 2018 (11) June 30

Postby Otisredding » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:33 am

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


61 - Anna Von Hausswolff: Dead Magic - 74,5 (76,5 / 15)
62 - Damien Jurado: The Horizon Just Laughed - 74,5 (77,2 / 13)
63 - Daniel Avery: Song For Alpha - 74,4 (75,8 / 17)
64 - Field Music: Open Here - 74,4 (77,1 / 13)
65 - Leon Vynehall: Nothing Is Still - 74,3 (78,0 / 10)
65 - Camp Cope: How To Socialise & Make Friends - 74,3 (77,0 / 13)
67 - Caroline Rose: Loner - 74,2 (78,9 / 7)
68 - Half Waif: Lavender - 74,1 (77,8 / 10)
69 - Khruangbin: Con todo el mundo - 74,1 (77,5 / 11)
70 - Rae Morris: Someone Out There - 73,9 (77,9 / 9)
71 - Joan As Police Woman: Damned Devotion - 73,8 (75,4 / 16)
72 - Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread OST - 73,8 (78,4 / 7)
73 - Laura Veirs: The Lookout - 73,7 (75,7 / 15)
74 - Let's Eat Grandma: I'm All Ears - 73,6 (76,3 / 13)
75 - Protomartyr: Consolation - 73,6 (77,3 / 10)
76 - Wye Oak: The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs - 73,6 (74,9 / 17)
77 - Tracey Thorn: Record - 73,5 (74,5 / 18)
78 - John Prine: The Tree Of Forgiveness - 73,5 (78,1 / 7)
79 - Essaie Pas: New Path - 73,4 (76,4 / 12)
80 - Superorganism: Superorganism - 73,4 (72,7 / 23)
81 - The Carters: Everything Is Love - 73,2 (73,9 / 19)
82 - Soccer Mommy: Clean - 73,2 (74,2 / 18)
83 - Goat Girl: Goat Girl - 73,0 (73,7 / 19)
84 - The Soft Moon: Criminal - 73,0 (74,0 / 18)
85 - Kimbra: Primal Heart - 73,0 (77,0 / 9)
86 - Hinds: I Don't Run - 72,9 (72,6 / 22)
87 - Kadhja Bonet: Childqueen - 72,8 (76,8 / 9)
88 - Jorja Smith: Lost & Found - 72,7 (73,7 / 18)
89 - Son Lux: Brighter Wounds - 72,7 (76,0 / 11)
90 - Gruff Rhys: Babelsberg - 72,6 (75,3 / 13)
91 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Sex and Food - 72,4 (72,1 / 22)
92 - The Spook School: Could It Be Different? - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
93 - Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
94 - Ben Howard: Noonday Dream - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
95 - Brian Eno: Music For Installations - 71,9 (76,3 / 8)
96 - Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
97 - Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino - 71,7 (69,7 / 27)
98 - Flasher: Constant Image - 71,7 (75,4 / 10)
99 - Frankie Cosmos: Vessel - 71,6 (73,6 / 15)
100 - Rhye: Blood - 71,6 (70,6 / 24)
101 - Jack White: Boarding House Reach - 71,5 (69,1 / 28)
102 - Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing - 71,3 (76,0 / 7)
103 - Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats: - 71,3 (74,3 / 12)
104 - Natalie Prass: The Future And The Past - 71,1 (71,5 / 20)
105 - La Luz: Floating Features - 71,1 (75,1 / 9)
106 - Jenny Hval: The Long Sleep - 70,9 (74,9 / 9)
107 - Django Django: Marble Skies - 70,8 (69,2 / 26)
108 - Shopping: The Official Body - 70,8 (73,8 / 12)
109 - Ghost: Prequelle - 70,6 (74,6 / 9)
110 - Lily Allen: No Shame - 70,5 (70,1 / 22)
111 - Speedy Ortiz: Twerp Verse - 70,3 (72,3 / 15)
112 - The Go! Team: Semicircle - 70,2 (69,9 / 22)
113 - Loma: Loma - 70,2 (74,2 / 9)
114 - Leon Bridges: Good Thing - 70,1 (72,1 / 15)
115 - David Byrne: Amercian Utopia - 70,1 (67,8 / 28)

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Re: MCCh 2018 (11) June 30

Postby Otisredding » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:18 am

Hello, Rob

Changes in Kids See Ghosts highlights
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Re: MCCh 2018 (11) June 30

Postby Rob » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:07 pm

Otisredding wrote:Hello, Rob

Changes in Kids See Ghosts highlights


Thanks, I replaced them.

Here is the playlist:



So, this is the list we got after half a year. Any thoughts?

It seems #1's don't last. Several of the list-toppers have already left the top 10, including the Kacey Musgraves album, that kept the spot for several updates. Others victims are Car Seat Headrest, Shame and Nils Frahm (all the way down to #21 already), with Hot Snakes barely holding on to the tenth place (is anybody, anywhere talking about this album?).

Also, this update we see a complete cover of the classic album Remain in Light ranking quite high. Curious about that one.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (11) June 30

Postby Setherex » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:39 pm

Rob wrote:Also, this update we see a complete cover of the classic album Remain in Light ranking quite high. Curious about that one.

Did you listen to it? Because it's one of the delightfully off-the-wall coolest projects out this year.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (11) June 30

Postby Rob » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:41 pm

Setherex wrote:
Rob wrote:Also, this update we see a complete cover of the classic album Remain in Light ranking quite high. Curious about that one.

Did you listen to it? Because it's one of the delightfully off-the-wall coolest projects out this year.


Not yet, too busy with my top 1000 songs and the Moderately Acclaimed Albums game. I should have time to catch up in a couple of weeks.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (11) June 30

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