MCCh 2018 (15) August 31

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MCCh 2018 (15) August 31

Postby Otisredding » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:03 pm

The best albums of 2018 (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; 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:
None

80 - Tirzah: Devotion - 74,3 (76,0 / 16)
Highlights: Gladly - Holding On - Go Now
Art Pop



79 - Camp Cope: How To Socialise & Make Friends - 74,3 (77,0 / 13)
Highlights: The Opener - Anna - I’ve Got You
Indie Rock



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



77 - Daniel Avery: Song For Alpha - 74,4 (75,8 / 17)
Highlights: Projector - Slow Fade - Citizen//Nowhere
Ambient Techno



76 - Kadhja Bonet: Childqueen - 74,4 (78,1 / 10)
Highlights: Mother Maybe - Another Time Lover - Delphine
Psychedelic Soul



75 - Florence + The Machine: High As Hope - 74,5 (72,5 / 27)
Highlights: Big God - Hunger - Sky Full of Song
Art Pop



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



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



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



71 - 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



70 - Troye Sivan: Bloom - 75,1 (78,1 / 12)
Highlights: My My My! - The Good Side - Bloom
Electropop



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



68 - Tony Molina: Kill the Lights - 75,2 (79,2 / 9)
Highlights: Nothing I Can Say - Jasper's Theme - When She Leaves
Indie Rock



67 - Damien Jurado: The Horizon Just Laughed – 75,3 (77,3 / 15)
Highlights: The Last Great Washington State - 1973 - Lou-Jean
Singer-Songwriter



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



65 - 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



64 - Lump: Lump – 75,3 (77,0 / 16)
Highlights: Curse of the Contemporary - Late To The Flight - May I Be the Light
Indie Folk



63 - Tracyanne & Danny: Tracyanne & Danny – 75,3 (79,3 / 9)
Highlights: Alabama - Cellophane Girl - It Can't Be Love Unless It Hurts
Indie Pop



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



61 - Yo La Tengo: There's a Riot Going On - 75,5 (74,2 / 25)
Highlights: For You Too - Shades of Blue - You Are Here
Ambient Pop



60 - The Beths: Future Me Hates Me - 75,5 (79,2 / 10)
Highlights: Great No One - Happy Unhappy - Future Me Hates Me
Indie Rock



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



58 - Nine Inch Nails: Bad Witch – 76,3 (76,3 / 21)
Highlights: God Break Down the Door - Shit Mirror - Over and Out
Experimental Rock



57 - Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: Landfall – 76,3 (80,0 / 10)
Highlights: Everything Is Floating - Nothing Left But Their Names - We Learn to Speak Yet Another Language
Modern Classical



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



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



54 - Oneohtrix Point Never: Age Of - 76,8 (76,1 / 23)
Highlights: Same - The Station - Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen
Progressive Electronic



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



52 - 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



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



50 - Serpentwithfeet: Soil – 76,9 (78.9 / 15)
[b]Highlights: Bless Ur Heart - Whisper - Wrong Tree

Alternative R&B



49- Ezra Furman: Transangelic Exodus – 77.0 (78,6 / 16)
Highlights: Suck the Blood from My Wound - Maraschino-Red Dress $ 8.99 at Goodwill - Love You So Bad
Indie Rock



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



47 - Helena Hauff: Qualm – 77,0 (78,0 / 18)
Highlights: Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg - Lifestyle Guru - No Qualms
Electro



46 - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Hope Downs – 77,1 (78,4 / 17)
Highlights: An Air Conditioned Man - Bellarine - Talking Straight
Indie Rock



45 - Dirty Projectors: Lamp Lit Prose – 77,1 (74,8 / 28)
Highlights: Right Now - That's a Lifestyle - I Feel Energy
Art Pop



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



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



42 - Kids See Ghosts: Kids See Ghosts – 77,7 (77,0 / 23)
Highlights: Feel the Love - Freee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2) - 4th Dimension
Experimental Hip Hop



41 - Travis Scott: Asroworld – 77,7 (78,7 / 18)
Highlights: Stargazing - Sicko mode - Butterfly Effect
Trap Rap



40 - The Internet: Hive Mind - 77,7 (77,4 / 22)
Highlights: Come Over - La Di La - Roll (Burbank Funk)
Neo-Soul



39 - 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



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



37 - Let's Eat Grandma: I'm All Ears – 78,2 (76,5 / 26)
Highlights: Falling Into Me - Hot Pink - Donnie Darko
Art Pop



36 - Father John Misty: God's Favorite Customer – 78,3 (75,6 / 29)
Highlights: Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All - Hangout at the Gallows - Just Dumb Enough to Try
Chamber Pop



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



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



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



32 - Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks: Sparkle Hard – 78,6 (76,6 / 27)
Highlights: Bike Lane - Middle America - Solid Silk
Indie Rock



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



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



29 - Snail Mail: Lush – 79,0 (77,6 / 25)
Highlights: Pristine - Heat Wave - Let's Find an Out
Indie Rock



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



27 - Lucy Dacus: Historian – 79,2 (79,5 / 20)
Highlights: Addictions - Night Shift - Nonbeliever
Singer-Songwriter



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



25 - Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel – 79,3 (76,6 / 29)
Highlights: Need a Little Time - Nameless, Faceless - Charity
Indie Rock



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



23 - Shame: Songs Of Praise – 79,8 (78,8 / 24)
Highlights: Tasteless - Concrete - One Rizla
Post-Punk



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



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



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



19 - Mount Eerie: Now Only – 80,3 (81,3 / 18)
Highlights: Now Only - Tintin in Tibet - Distortion
Singer-Songwriter



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



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



16 - Neko Case: Hell-On - 80,5 (80,1 / 22)
Highlights: Curse of the 1-5 Corridor - Sleep All Summer - Winnie
Singer-Songwriter



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



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



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



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



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



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



09 - Pusha T: Daytona – 81,8 (82,4 / 19)
Highlights: If You Know You Know - Infrared - The Games We Play
Hip Hop



08 - Blood Orange: Negro Swan - 81,9 (80,9 / 24)
Highlights: Charcoal Baby - Chewing Gum - Nappy Wonder
Alternative R&B



07 - Deafheaven: Ordinary Corrupt Human Love – 82,0 (80,0 / 27)
Highlights: Honeycomb - Canary Yellow - Glint
Blackgaze



06 - Mitski: Be The Cowboy – 82,4 (80,4 / 27)
Highlights: Nobody - Geyser - Two Slow Dancers
Indie Rock



05 - 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



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



03 - Idles: Joy as an Act of Resistance - 83,5 (84,8 / 17)
Highlights: Colossus - Television - Danny Nedelko
Post-Punk



02 - Sophie: Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides – 84,2 (84,8 / 19)
Highlights: Faceshopping - Immaterial - Is It Cold in the Water?
Post-Industrial



01 - Kamasi Washington: Heaven & Earth – 85,3 (83,9 / 25)
Highlights: Fists of Fury - Will You Sing - The Invincible Youth
Jazz Fusion
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Re: MCCh 2018 (15) August 31

Postby Otisredding » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:07 pm

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


81 - Protomartyr: Consolation - 74,2 (77,5 / 11)
82 - Half Waif: Lavender - 74,1 (77,8 / 10)
83 - Khruangbin: Con todo el mundo - 74,1 (77,5 / 11)
84 - Jorja Smith: Lost & Found - 74,1 (74,0 / 21)
85 - Ross From Friends: Family Portrait - 74,0 (76,0 / 15)
86 - Caroline Rose: Loner - 73,9 (78,3 / 8)
87 - Virgina Wing: Ecstatic Arrow - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
88 - Rae Morris: Someone Out There - 73,9 (77,9 / 9)
89 - Leon Vynehall: Nothing Is Still - 73,9 (76,5 / 13)
90 - Joan As Police Woman: Damned Devotion - 73,8 (75,4 / 16)
91 - Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread OST - 73,8 (78,4 / 7)
92 - Lotic: Power - 73,7 (76,1 / 14)
93 - Years & Years: Palo Santo - 73,7 (75,7 / 15)
94 - Laura Veirs: The Lookout - 73,7 (75,7 / 15)
95 - Wye Oak: The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs - 73,6 (74,9 / 17)
96 - Tracey Thorn: Record - 73,5 (74,5 / 18)
97 - John Prine: The Tree Of Forgiveness - 73,5 (78,1 / 7)
98 - Essaie Pas: New Path - 73,4 (76,4 / 12)
99 - Superorganism: Superorganism - 73,4 (72,7 / 23)
100 - The Carters: Everything Is Love - 73,3 (72,9 / 22)
101 - Soccer Mommy: Clean - 73,2 (74,2 / 18)
102 - Muncie Girls: Fixed Ideas - 73,2 (77,9 / 7)
103 - Mac Miller: Swimming - 73,0 (76,4 / 11)
104 - Goat Girl: Goat Girl - 73,0 (73,7 / 19)
105 - Gorillaz: The Now Now - 73,0 (69,7 / 31)
106 - The Soft Moon: Criminal - 73,0 (74 / 18)
107 - Kimbra: Primal Heart - 73,0 (77,0 / 9)
108 - Hinds: I Don't Run - 72,9 (72,6 / 22)
109 - Gruff Rhys: Babelsberg - 72,9 (74,9 / 15)
110 - RP Boo: I'll Tell You What - 72,7 (77,0 / 8)
110 - Son Lux: Brighter Wounds - 72,7 (76,0 / 11)
112 - Anna Calvi: Hunter - 72,5 (74,8 / 14)
113 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Sex and Food - 72,4 (72,1 / 22)
114 - Oh Sees: Smote Reverser - 72,3 (74,6 / 14)
115 - The Spook School: Could It Be Different? - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
116 - Ben Howard: Noonday Dream - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
117 - Gaika: Basic Volume - 72,3 (75,3 / 12)
118 - Flasher: Constant Image - 72,1 (75,1 / 12)
119 - Brian Eno: Music For Installations - 71,9 (76,3 / 8)
120 - Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
121 - Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden - 71,9 (75,9 / 9)
122 - Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino - 71,7 (69,7 / 27)
123 - Luluc: Sculptor - 71,6 (73,6 / 15)
124 - Frankie Cosmos: Vessel - 71,6 (73,6 / 15)
125 - Rhye: Blood - 71,6 (70,6 / 24)
126 - Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood: With Animals - 71,5 (75,2 / 10)
127 - Jack White: Boarding House Reach - 71,5 (69,1 / 28)
128 - Jim James: Uniform Distortion - 71,4 (72,4 / 18)
129 - Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing - 71,3 (76,0 / 7)
130 - Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats: - 71,3 (74,3 / 12)
131 - Natalie Prass: The Future And The Past - 71,2 (70,2 / 24)
132 - La Luz: Floating Features - 71,1 (75,1 / 9)
133 - Death Grips: Year of the Snitch - 71,1 (73,4 / 14)
134 - Bodega: Endless Scroll - 71,0 (74,7 / 10)
135 - Django Django: Marble Skies - 70,8 (69,2 / 26)
136 - Shopping: The Official Body - 70,8 (73,8 / 12)
137 - Laurel Halo: Raw Silk Uncut Wood - 70,6 (74,3 / 10)
138 - Ghost: Prequelle - 70,6 (74,6 / 9)
139 - Speedy Ortiz: Twerp Verse - 70,3 (72,3 / 15)
140 - White Denim: Performance - 70,3 (73,6 / 11)
141 - The Go! Team: Semicircle - 70,2 (69,9 / 22)
142 - Loma: Loma - 70,2 (74,2 / 9)
143 - Leon Bridges: Good Thing - 70,1 (72,1 / 15)
144 - David Byrne: Amercian Utopia - 70,1 (67,8 / 28)

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Re: MCCh 2018 (15) August 31

Postby Harold » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:30 pm

Thanks, Otisredding!

Wow, three new entries in the top 10. Glad to see IDLES debut so high - that album is a knockout. To go directly from the sarcastic humor of "Love Song" ("I fucking love you / I really love you/ Look at this card I bought! / It says 'I love you' ") to the almost unbearably touching "June" (an elegy to frontman Joe Talbot's stillborn daughter) and still have everything sound all of a piece is quite a feat.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (15) August 31

Postby Otisredding » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:30 am

Hello, Rob

Changes in Serpentwithfeet highlights

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Re: MCCh 2018 (15) August 31

Postby Rob » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:10 pm

Otisredding wrote:Hello, Rob

Changes in Serpentwithfeet highlights


Thanks, I changed them.

Here is the playlist:


Is Kill the Lights by Tony Molina the shortest MegaCritic addition ever? It's an album of only 14 minutes.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (15) August 31

Postby thefilth999 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:01 pm

Thank you very much for your continued hard work on this.

I'm surprised Ariana Grande's new album hasn't shown up anywhere, given that it has a received a fair amount of critical acclaim. As a fan of the album, I'm hoping it shows up in the next update.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (15) August 31

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