MCCh 2019 (03) February 28

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MCCh 2019 (03) February 28

Postby Otisredding » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:01 pm

The best albums of 2019 (update February 28)

The numbers presented next to each album title are the weighted average rating, and, in brackets, average and number of ratings (out of 34 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: Clash (new); DIY; Drowned In Sound; God Is In The Tv (new); Load And Quiet (new); NME: The 405; The Guardian; Music OMH (out) ; The Line Of Best Fit; The Skinny
USA + Canada: Allmusic; AV Club (out); Consequence Of Sound; Earbuddy; Exclaim!; Nothern Transmissions (new); Paste; Pitchfork; Popmatters; Rolling Stone; Spectrum Culture (new); 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:
Tiny Ruins: Olympic Girls

20 - Boy Harsher: Careful - 72,7 (76,0 / 11)
Highlights: LA - Lost - Face the Fire
Darkwave



19 - Tim Presley & White Fence: I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk - 72,7 (75,0 / 14)
Highlights: I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk - Forever Chained - Phone
Psychedelic Pop



18 - William Tyler: Goes West - 72,9 (77,3 / 8)
Highlights: Fail Safe - Rebecca - Alpine Star
American Primitivism



17 - Cass McCombs: Tip Of The Sphere - 73,5 (72,8 / 23)
Highlights: Sleeping Volcanoes - Absentee - Tying Up Loose Ends
Singer-Songwriter



16 - Steve Gunn: The Unseen Inbetween - 73,9 (74,5 / 19)
Highlights: Vagabond - New Moon - Morning Is Mended
Folk Rock



15 - Beirut: Gallipoli – 73,9 (71,9 / 27)
Highlights: Gallipoli - Landslide - We Never Lived Here
Indie Pop



14 - Sleaford Mods: Eton Alive – 74,0 (75,0 / 18)
Highlights: Kebab Spider - Flipside - O.B.C.T.
Post-Punk



13 - Steve Mason: About The Light - 74,5 (77,8 / 11)
Highlights: America is Your Boyfriend - Stars Around My Heart - Walking Away from Love
Singer-Songwriter



12 - Spellling: Mazy Fly - 75,1 (79,1 / 9)
Highlights: Hard to Please (Reprise) - Haunted Water - Under the Sun
Minimal Synth



11 - Desperate Journalist: In Search Of The Miraculous - 75,3 (80,0 / 7)
Highlights: Murmuration - Jonatan - Black Net
Indie Rock



10 - Bob Mould: Sunshine Rock - 75,7 (76,0 / 20)
Highlights: Western Sunset - Sunshine Rock - Send Me a Postcard
Alternative Rock



09 - Pedro The Lion: Phoenix - 77,3 (80,0 / 13)
Highlights: Yellow Bike - Circle K - Clean Up
Indie Rock



08 - James Blake: Assume Form – 77,5 (75,2 / 28)
Highlights: Where's the Catch? - Can’t Believe the Way We Flow - Assume Form
Alternative R&B



07 - The Twilight Sad: It Won't Be Like This – 78,1 (76,4 / 26)
Highlights: I/m Not Here (Missing Face) - VTr - Auge/Maschine
Post-Punk



06 - Ariana Grande: thank u, next – 78,5 (78,1 / 22)
Highlights: thank u, next - ghostin - bloodline
R&B



05 - Better Oblivion Community Center: Better Oblivion Community Center – 78,9 (77,6 / 25)
Highlights: Dylan Thomas - I Didn't Know What I Was in For - Forest Lawn
Folk Rock



04 - Jessica Pratt: Quiet Signs – 79,8 (78,4 / 25)
Highlights: This Time Around - Fare Thee Well - Poly Blue
Folk



03 - Julia Jacklin: Crushing - 80,1 (79,8 / 22)
Highlights: Body - Comfort - Good Guy
Singer-Songwriter



02 - Sharon Van Etten: Remind Me Tomorrow - 82,3 (78,6 / 32)
Highlights: Seventeen - Comeback Kid - No One’s Easy to Love
Indie Pop



01 - Deerhunter: Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? – 82,5 (78,5 / 33)
Highlights: Death in Midsummer - No One's Sleeping - What Happens to People?
Indie Rock
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Re: MCCh 2019 (03) February 28

Postby Otisredding » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:05 pm

JohnnyBGoode wrote:Not sure if anyone's ever asked this before, but any others above 70 ...? :whistle:


21 - Maggie Rogers: Heard It In A Past Life - 72,4 (70,8 / 26)
22 - Tiny Ruins: Olympic Girls - 72,3 (74,3 / 15)
23 - Blood Red Shoes: Get Tragic - 72,1 (76,1 / 9)
24 - Du Blonde: Lung Bread For Daddy - 72,0 (76,4 / 8)
25 - Dawn: New Breed - 71,7 (76,0 / 8)
26 - Spielbergs: This Is Not the End - 71,6 (74,2 / 13)
27 - Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary - 71,1 (70,4 / 23)
28 - Mercury Rev: Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited - 71,0 (73,4 / 14)
29 - Teeth Of The Sea: Wraith - 70,3 (74,6 / 8)

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Re: MCCh 2019 (03) February 28

Postby DadHasADD » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:29 pm

#12: The band name should have three Ls in it: Spellling. Thank you for all your hard work on this list. I look forward to it.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (03) February 28

Postby JohnnyBGoode » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:13 pm

DadHasADD wrote:#12: The band name should have three Ls in it: Spellling. Thank you for all your hard work on this list. I look forward to it.


I see what they've done there...

Yes thanks Otisredding

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Re: MCCh 2019 (03) February 28

Postby Pierre » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:55 pm

So, that's confirmed, exit Taylor Swift, we've entered the era of Ariana Grande being the new pop critical darling. Do we have to expect reappraisal for her first three albums in the years to come?

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Re: MCCh 2019 (03) February 28

Postby Otisredding » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:32 am

DadHasADD wrote:#12: The band name should have three Ls in it: Spellling. Thank you for all your hard work on this list. I look forward to it.


OK!

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Re: MCCh 2019 (03) February 28

Postby Otisredding » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:36 am

Hello, Rob

Changes in The Twilight Sad highlights

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Re: MCCh 2019 (03) February 28

Postby Rob » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:18 am

Yay, new update!



With the Julia Jacklin and Spellling album we got two albums whose cover art contains a photo with bad lighting. I guess the idea is that this is so ugly that it is hip. Please don't let this become a trend.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (03) February 28

Postby PlasticRam » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:50 am

Pierre wrote:So, that's confirmed, exit Taylor Swift, we've entered the era of Ariana Grande being the new pop critical darling. Do we have to expect reappraisal for her first three albums in the years to come?

I think Dangerous Woman is her best album, so maybe.
I feel like that

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