MCCh 2018 (16) September 15

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MCCh 2018 (16) September 15

Postby Otisredding » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:08 am

The best albums of 2018 (update September 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:
Kadhja Bonet: Childqueen

85 - Khruangbin: Con todo el mundo - 74,1 (77,5 / 11)
Highlights: Evan Finds the Third Room - María también - Lady and Man
Psychedelic Rock



84 - Half Waif: Lavender - 74,1 (77,8 / 10)
Highlights: Back in Brooklyn - Keep it Out - Lilac House
Synthpop



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



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



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



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



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



78 - 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



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



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



75 - 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



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



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



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



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



70 - 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



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



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



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



66 - 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



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



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



63 - Anna Calvi: Hunter - 75,8 (75,2 / 23)
Highlights: Indies or Paradise - Chain - Hunter
Art Rock



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



61 - 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



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



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



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



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



56 - 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



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



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

Alternative R&B



53- 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



46 - 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



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



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



43 - 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



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



41 - Troye Sivan: Bloom – 78,2 (79,5 / 15)
Highlights: My My My! - The Good Side - Bloom
Electropop



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



39 - 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



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



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



36 - Low: Double Negative - 78,5 (80,5 / 15)
Highlights: Disarray - Always Up - Dancing and Blood
Ambient Pop



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



24 - Aphex Twin: Collapse - 79,8 (83,8 / 9)
Highlights: abundance10edit [2 R8's, FZ20m & a 909] - T69 collapse - MT1 t29r2
IDM



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



10 - Spiritualized: And Nothing Hurt - 81,1 (79,1 / 27)
Highlights: A Perfect Miracle - The Morning After - Let’s Dance
Neo-Psychedelia



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



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



07 - Mitski: Be The Cowboy – 82,4 (79,6 / 28)
Highlights: Nobody - Geyser - Two Slow Dancers
Indie Rock



06 - Blood Orange: Negro Swan – 82,4 (80,4 / 27)
Highlights: Charcoal Baby - Chewing Gum - Nappy Wonder
Alternative R&B



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



02 - Kamasi Washington: Heaven & Earth – 85,3 (83,9 / 25)
Highlights: Fists of Fury - Will You Sing - The Invincible Youth
Jazz Fusion



01 - Idles: Joy as an Act of Resistance – 85,5 (84,8 / 23)
Highlights: Colossus - Television - Danny Nedelko
Post-Punk
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Re: MCCh 2018 (16) September 15

Postby Otisredding » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:13 am

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


86 - Jorja Smith: Lost & Found - 74,1 (74,0 / 21)
87 - Kadhja Bonet: Childqueen - 74,0 (77,4 / 11)
88 - Ross From Friends: Family Portrait - 74,0 (76,0 / 15)
89 - Caroline Rose: Loner - 73,9 (78,3 / 8)
90 - Virginia Wing: Ecstatic Arrow - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
91 - Rae Morris: Someone Out There - 73,9 (77,9 / 9)
92 - Leon Vynehall: Nothing Is Still - 73,9 (76,5 / 13)
93 - Joan As Police Woman: Damned Devotion - 73,8 (75,4 / 16)
94 - Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread OST - 73,8 (78,4 / 7)
95 - Lotic: Power - 73,7 (76,1 / 14)
96 - Years & Years: Palo Santo - 73,7 (75,7 / 15)
97 - Laura Veirs: The Lookout - 73,7 (75,7 / 15)
98 - Wye Oak: The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs - 73,6 (74,9 / 17)
99 - Tracey Thorn: Record - 73,5 (74,5 / 18)
100 - John Prine: The Tree Of Forgiveness - 73,5 (78,1 / 7)
101 - Essaie Pas: New Path - 73,4 (76,4 / 12)
102 - Superorganism: Superorganism - 73,4 (72,7 / 23)
103 - The Carters: Everything Is Love - 73,3 (72,9 / 22)
104 - Soccer Mommy: Clean - 73,2 (74,2 / 18)
105 - Muncie Girls: Fixed Ideas - 73,2 (77,9 / 7)
106 - Mac Miller: Swimming - 73,0 (76,4 / 11)
107 - Goat Girl: Goat Girl - 73,0 (73,7 / 19)
108 - Gorillaz: The Now Now - 73,0 (69,7 / 31)
109 - The Soft Moon: Criminal - 73,0 (74,0 / 18)
110 - Kimbra: Primal Heart - 73,0 (77,0 / 9)
111 - Hinds: I Don't Run - 72,9 (72,6 / 22)
112 - Gruff Rhys: Babelsberg - 72,9 (74,9 / 15)
113 - RP Boo: I'll Tell You What - 72,7 (77,0 / 8)
113 - Son Lux: Brighter Wounds - 72,7 (76,0 / 11)
115 - Big Red Machine: Big Red Machine - 72,4 (73,8 / 17)
116 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Sex and Food - 72,4 (72,1 / 22)
117 - Oh Sees: Smote Reverser - 72,3 (74,6 / 14)
118 - The Spook School: Could It Be Different? - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
119 - Ben Howard: Noonday Dream - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
120 - Gaika: Basic Volume - 72,3 (75,3 / 12)
121 - Flasher: Constant Image - 72,1 (75,1 / 12)
122 - Brian Eno: Music For Installations - 71,9 (76,3 / 8)
123 - Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
124 - Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden - 71,9 (75,9 / 9)
125 - Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino - 71,7 (69,7 / 27)
126 - Luluc: Sculptor - 71,6 (73,6 / 15)
127 - Frankie Cosmos: Vessel - 71,6 (73,6 / 15)
128 - Rhye: Blood - 71,6 (70,6 / 24)
129 - Tunng: Songs You Make At Night - 71,6 (75,6 / 9)
130 - Jack White: Boarding House Reach - 71,5 (69,1 / 28)
131 - Jim James: Uniform Distortion - 71,4 (72,4 / 18)
132 - Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing - 71,3 (76,0 / 7)
133 - Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats: - 71,3 (74,3 / 12)
134 - Natalie Prass: The Future And The Past - 71,2 (70,2 / 24)
135 - Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood: With Animals - 71,1 (74,5 / 11)
136 - La Luz: Floating Features - 71,1 (75,1 / 9)
137 - Death Grips: Year of the Snitch - 71,1 (73,4 / 14)
138 - Bodega: Endless Scroll - 71 (74,7 / 10)
139 - Django Django: Marble Skies - 70,8 (69,2 / 26)
140 - Shopping: The Official Body - 70,8 (73,8 / 12)
141 - Laurel Halo: Raw Silk Uncut Wood - 70,6 (74,3 / 10)
142 - Ghost: Prequelle - 70,6 (74,6 / 9)
143 - Mogwai: Kin - 70,5 (73,5 / 12)
144 - Speedy Ortiz: Twerp Verse - 70,3 (72,3 / 15)
145 - The Lemon Twigs: Go To School - 70,3 (70,7 / 20)
146 - White Denim: Performance - 70,3 (73,6 / 11)
147 - The Go! Team: Semicircle - 70,2 (69,9 / 22)
148 - Loma: Loma - 70,2 (74,2 / 9)
149 - Leon Bridges: Good Thing - 70,1 (72,1 / 15)
150 - David Byrne: Amercian Utopia - 70,1 (67,8 / 28)
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Re: MCCh 2018 (16) September 15

Postby howdoesitfeel » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:46 pm

Hopefully as more reviews for it roll in that Low album will enter the top ten. My AOTY

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Re: MCCh 2018 (16) September 15

Postby Harold » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:38 pm

howdoesitfeel wrote:Hopefully as more reviews for it roll in that Low album will enter the top ten. My AOTY


I'm sure it will go way up in the next update. Keep in mind that it was just released this past Friday, so the fact that it's actually made this chart already is impressive in and of itself. (The same thing occurred with Mitski's album last month.)

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Re: MCCh 2018 (16) September 15

Postby discord » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:29 pm

I can't help but feel most of the top 10 are over-rated. My favourite out of that top 10 is number 10, the Spiritualized album.

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