MCCh 2019 (04) March 15

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MCCh 2019 (04) March 15

Postby Otisredding » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:51 am

The best albums of 2019 (update March 15)

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:
Steve Gunn: The Unseen Inbetween
Cass McCombs: Tip Of The Sphere
William Tyler: Goes West
Tim Presley & White Fence: I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk
Boy Harsher: Careful


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



24 - Robert Forster: Inferno – 74,0 (78,4 / 8)
Highlights: One Bird in the Sky - Crazy Jane and the Day of Judgement - Inferno (Brisbane in Summer)
Singer-Songwriter



23 - The Delines: The Imperial - 74,3 (79,0 / 7)
Highlights: Holly the Hustle - The Imperial - Where Are You Sonny?
Alt-Country



22 - 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



21 - Hand Habits: Placeholder - 74,8 (78,5 / 10)
Highlights: The Book on How to Change, Pt. 2 - Jessica - Can't Calm Down
Singer-Songwriter



20 - Sleaford Mods: Eton Alive – 75,1 (75,8 / 19)
Highlights: Kebab Spider - Flipside - O.B.C.T.
Post-Punk



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



18 - Self Esteem: Compliments Please - 75,5 (79,9 / 8)
Highlights: Girl Crush - The Best - Steady I Stand
Electropop



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



16 - Spellling: Mazy Fly - 75,9 (79,3 / 11)
Highlights: Hard to Please (Reprise) - Haunted Water - Under the Sun
Minimal Synth



15 - The Japanese House: Good At Falling - 76,9 (78,2 / 17)
Highlights: Lilo - Everybody Hates Me - You Seemed so Happy
Indietronica



14 - Foals: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1) – 77,0 (76,0 / 24)
Highlights: In Degrees - Sunday - White Onions
Indie Rock



13 - Chai: Punk - 77,1 (80,8 / 10)
Highlights: Choose Go! - This Is Chai - Wintime
Indie Pop



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



11 - 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



10 - 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



09 - 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



08 - Ariana Grande: thank u, next – 79,3 (78,3 / 24)
Highlights: thank u, next - ghostin - bloodline
R&B



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



06 - Julia Jacklin: Crushing – 79,8 (78,5 / 25)
Highlights: Body - Comfort - Good Guy
Singer-Songwriter



05 - Stella Donnelly: Beware of the Dogs - 81,6 (80,9 / 23)
Highlights: Beware of the Dogs - Lunch - Old Man
Indie Folk



04 - Solange: When I Get Home - 81,8 (81,2 / 23)
Highlights: Almeda - Binz - Stay Flo
Neo-Soul



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



02 - 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



01 - Little Simz: Grey Area - 84,2 (86,6 / 14)
Highlights: Flowers - Offence - 101 FM
Hip Hop
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Re: MCCh 2019 (04) March 15

Postby Otisredding » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:59 am

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


26 - Steve Gunn: The Unseen Inbetween - 73,9 (74,5 / 19)
27 - Cass McCombs: Tip Of The Sphere - 73,5 (72,8 / 23)
28 - Sigrid: Sucker Punch - 73,3 (73,7 / 20)
29 - Helado Negro: This Is How You Smile - 73,1 (77,1 / 9)
30 - Karen O & Danger Mouse: Lux Prima - 72,9 (76,3 / 11)
31 - William Tyler: Goes West - 72,9 (77,3 / 8)
32 - Boy Harsher: Careful - 72,7 (76,0 / 11)
33 - Maggie Rogers: Heard It In A Past Life - 72,4 (70,8 / 26)
34 - Tiny Ruins: Olympic Girls - 72,3 (74,3 / 15)
35 - Blood Red Shoes: Get Tragic - 72,1 (76,1 / 9)
36 - Du Blonde: Lung Bread For Daddy - 72,0 (76,4 / 8)
37 - Dawn: New Breed - 71,7 (76,0 / 8)
38 - Spielbergs: This Is Not the End - 71,6 (74,2 / 13)
39 - Amanda Palmer: There Will Be No Intermission - 71,3 (74,3 / 12)
40 - Tim Presley & White Fence: I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk - 71,3 (73,3 / 15)
41 - Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary - 71,1 (70,4 / 23)
42 - Sasami: Sasami - 71,1 (72,8 / 16)
43 - Teeth Of The Sea: Wraith - 70,7 (74,7 / 9)
44 - Pond: Tasmania - 70,2 (72,6 / 14)
45 - Rustin Man: Drift Code - 70,2 (71,9 / 16)

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Re: MCCh 2019 (04) March 15

Postby Rob » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:05 pm

Man, the cover of that Chai album stands out. But does it do so musically? Find out on this updated playlist:



Sad to see the William Tyler album go. That is not just on of the year's highlights for me, but also something you don't get a lot on this list: American primitivism.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (04) March 15

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