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MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

Post by Otisredding » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:37 am

The best albums of 2019 (update March 31)

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:
Beirut: Gallipoli
Robert Forster: Inferno
The Delines: The Imperial


30 - 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
[imgsize 200x200]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... XXB1I=&f=5[/imgsize]


29 - Hand Habits: Placeholder - 74,5 (77,5 / 12)
Highlights: The Book on How to Change, Pt. 2 - Jessica - Can't Calm Down
Singer-Songwriter
[imgsize 200x200]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... _CLs0=&f=6[/imgsize]


28 - Jayda G: Significant Changes - 74,7 (78,4 / 10)
Highlights: Leave Room 2 Breathe - Sunshine in the Valley - Stanley's Get Down (No Parking on the DF)
Deep House
[imgsize 200x200]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... pAJWo=&f=5[/imgsize]


27 - Karen O & Danger Mouse: Lux Prima - 74,9 (74,2 / 23)
Highlights: Turn the Light - Leopard's Tongue - Woman
Art Rock
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26 - Sleaford Mods: Eton Alive – 75,2 (75,5 / 20)
Highlights: Kebab Spider - Flipside - O.B.C.T.
Post-Punk
[imgsize 200x200]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... 2-yAg=&f=5[/imgsize]


25 - Desperate Journalist: In Search Of The Miraculous - 75,3 (80,0 / 7)
Highlights: Murmuration - Jonatan - Black Net
Indie Rock
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24 - Orville Peck: Pony - 75,6 (79,6 / 9)
Highlights: Hope to Die - Buffalo Run - Dead of Night
Alt- Country
[imgsize 220x220]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... _CLs0=&f=5[/imgsize]


23 - Bob Mould: Sunshine Rock - 75,7 (76,0 / 20)
Highlights: Western Sunset - Sunshine Rock - Send Me a Postcard
Alternative Rock
[imgsize 220x220]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... IBuB4=&f=5[/imgsize]


22 - Self Esteem: Compliments Please - 75,9 (79,9 / 9)
Highlights: Girl Crush - The Best - Steady I Stand
Electropop
[imgsize 220x220]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... wcKNY=&f=6[/imgsize]


21 - Spellling: Mazy Fly - 75,9 (79,3 / 11)
Highlights: Hard to Please (Reprise) - Haunted Water - Under the Sun
Minimal Synth
[imgsize 220x220]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... IBuB4=&f=5[/imgsize]


20- Foals: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1) – 76,1 (74,4 / 26)
Highlights: In Degrees - Sunday - White Onions
Indie Rock
[imgsize 240x240]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... 2-yAg=&f=5[/imgsize]


19 - Jenny Lewis: On The Line - 76,1 (76,8 / 19)
Highlights: Heads Gonna roll - Dogwood - Red Bull & Hennessy
Pop Rock
[imgsize 240x240]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... x15tU=&f=5[/imgsize]


18 - Lambchop: This (Is What I Wanted to Tell You) - 76,9 (78,6 / 16)
Highlights: Crosswords, or What This Says About You - The Air Is Heavy and I Should Be Listening to You - Everything for You
Sophisti-Pop
[imgsize 240x240]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... IBuB4=&f=5[/imgsize]


17 - The Japanese House: Good At Falling – 77,3 (78,3 / 18)
Highlights: Lilo - Everybody Hates Me - You Seemed so Happy
Indietronica
[imgsize 240x240]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... XXB1I=&f=5[/imgsize]


16 - 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
[imgsize 240x240]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... AXRBU=&f=5[/imgsize]


15 - Pedro The Lion: Phoenix - 77,7 (80,0 / 14)
Highlights: Yellow Bike - Circle K - Clean Up
Indie Rock
[imgsize 260x260]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... oO-nA=&f=5[/imgsize]


14 - Chai: Punk - 77,7 (80,7 / 12)
Highlights: Choose Go! - This Is Chai - Wintime
Indie Pop
[imgsize 260x260]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... x15tU=&f=5[/imgsize]


13 - American Football: American Football – 78,0 (79,4 / 17)
Highlights: Uncomfortably Numb - I Can't Feel You - Doom in Full Bloom
EMO
[imgsize 260x260]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... x15tU=&f=5[/imgsize]


12 - 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
[imgsize 260x260]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... 2-yAg=&f=5[/imgsize]


11 - 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
[imgsize 260x260]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... AXRBU=&f=5[/imgsize]


10 - Billie Eilish: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – 79,0 (81,3 / 14)
Highlights: Xanny - I Love You - Bad Guy
Electropop
[imgsize 280x280]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... _CLs0=&f=5[/imgsize]


09 - Ariana Grande: thank u, next – 79,3 (78,3 / 24)
Highlights: thank u, next - ghostin - bloodline
R&B
[imgsize 280x280]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... pAJWo=&f=5[/imgsize]


08 - Nilüfer Yanya: Miss Universe - 79,4 (80,4 / 18)
Highlights: Heavyweight Champion of the Year - Angels - In Your Head
Indie Pop
[imgsize 280x280]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... wcKNY=&f=5[/imgsize]


07 - Jessica Pratt: Quiet Signs – 79,8 (78,4 / 25)
Highlights: This Time Around - Fare Thee Well - Poly Blue
Folk
[imgsize 280x280]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... x15tU=&f=6[/imgsize]


06 - Julia Jacklin: Crushing – 79,8 (78,5 / 25)
Highlights: Body - Comfort - Good Guy
Singer-Songwriter
[imgsize 280x280]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... pAJWo=&f=5[/imgsize]


05 - Stella Donnelly: Beware of the Dogs - 81,8 (80,4 / 25)
Highlights: Beware of the Dogs - Lunch - Old Man
Indie Folk
[imgsize 300x300]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... oO-nA=&f=5[/imgsize]


04 - Solange: When I Get Home – 82,1 (81,1 / 24)
Highlights: Almeda - Binz - Stay Flo
Neo-Soul
[imgsize 300x300]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... XXB1I=&f=5[/imgsize]


03 - Sharon Van Etten: Remind Me Tomorrow - 82,3 (78,6 / 32)
Highlights: Seventeen - Comeback Kid - No One’s Easy to Love
Indie Pop
[imgsize 300x300]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... xGXts=&f=5[/imgsize]


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
[imgsize 300x300]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... x15tU=&f=5[/imgsize]


01 - Little Simz: Grey Area – 83,8 (85,1 / 17)
Highlights: Flowers - Offence - 101 FM
Hip Hop
[imgsize 300x300]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... IBuB4=&f=5[/imgsize]
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Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

Post by Otisredding » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:41 am

JohnnyBGoode wrote:Not sure if anyone's ever asked this before, but any others above 70 ...? :whistle:
31 - The Delines: The Imperial - 74,3 (79,0 / 7)
32 - Ex Hex: It's Real - 74,2 (76,6 / 14)
33 - Beth Gibbons & the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra: Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) - 74,2 (77,5 / 11)
34 - Cass McCombs: Tip Of The Sphere - 74,1 (73,1 / 24)
35 - Beirut: Gallipoli - 73,9 (71,9 / 27)
36 - Steve Gunn: The Unseen Inbetween - 73,9 (74,5 / 19)
37 - Lucy Rose: No Words Left - 73,2 (77,2 / 9)
38 - Helado Negro: This Is How You Smile - 73,1 (77,1 / 9)
39 - Robert Forster: Inferno - 73,0 (76,7 / 10)
40 - Sigrid: Sucker Punch - 73,0 (73,0 / 21)
41 - William Tyler: Goes West - 72,9 (77,3 / 8)
42 - La Dispute: Panorama - 72,7 (77,0 / 8)
43 - Boy Harsher: Careful - 72,7 (76,0 / 11)
44 - Maggie Rogers: Heard It In A Past Life - 72,4 (70,8 / 26)
45 - These New Puritans: Inside The Rose - 72,4 (73,1 / 19)
46 - Gary Clark Jr.: This Land - 72,3 (77,0 / 7)
47 - Tiny Ruins: Olympic Girls - 72,3 (74,3 / 15)
48 - Blood Red Shoes: Get Tragic - 72,1 (76,1 / 9)
49 - Ibibio Sound Machine: Doko Mien - 71,8 (75,5 / 10)
50 - Dawn: New Breed - 71,7 (76,0 / 8)
51 - Amanda Palmer: There Will Be No Intermission - 71,6 (73,9 / 14)
52 - Spielbergs: This Is Not the End - 71,6 (74,2 / 13)
53 - Strand Of Oaks: Eraserland - 71,5 (74,8 / 11)
54 - Sasami: Sasami - 71,5 (72,4 / 18)
55 - Du Blonde: Lung Bread For Daddy - 71,4 (75,1 / 10)
56 - Tim Presley & White Fence: I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk - 71,3 (73,3 / 15)
57 - Avey Tare: Cows on Hourglass Pond - 71,2 (74,2 / 12)
58 - Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary - 71,1 (70,4 / 23)
59 - Teeth Of The Sea: Wraith - 70,7 (74,7 / 9)
60 - Pond: Tasmania - 70,2 (72,6 / 14)
61 - Rustin Man: Drift Code - 70,2 (71,9 / 16)
62 - Andrew Bird: My Finest Work Yet - 70,2 (73,5 / 11)
63 - Stephen Malkmus: Groove Denied - 70,1 (70,0 / 21)

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Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

Post by luvulongTIM » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:18 am

Wow! Ain’t it strange how actual the 17 year old looks younger than the woman who ranks one notch above her?
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Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

Post by STEFAN » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:37 pm

I am missing Dave with 'Psychodrama' ?

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Post by Jirin » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:46 pm

Female artists are killing it this year so far.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

Post by jamieW » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:50 pm

I'm glad to see Billie Eilish getting a little love. I had no idea how the critics would respond, but the first time I heard her I thought she might've created a new genre: Gothic teeny-bopper. (Maybe only because my 11 year old daughter loves her.)

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Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

Post by Otisredding » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:17 am

STEFAN wrote:I am missing Dave with 'Psychodrama' ?
Dave only has 6 ratings, but on April 15 he will enter the list

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Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

Post by Illiniq » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:57 pm

Hey Otis, appreciate all you do here but I am curious as to what's different in your aggregating calculations that's allowing Deerhunter to still hold down the #2 spot here when it's dropped out of the top 30 on Metacritic in its 7 review min aggregate list, and just barely cling to top-30 status with a 10 review minimum on Album Of The Year.

It's number 2 placement here is confusing given how good-not-great most of the reviews have been (not to mention how good-not-great the album actually is). Is it tracking way better in Europe in periodicals/websites AOTY/Metacritic typical ignore?

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Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

Post by Rob » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:01 pm

New update time:


This update I mourn the fall of Beirut. That one has grown on me.

I don't think I ever saw as big a difference between this list and RYM as with Billie Eilish. Here she ranks top 10, while the community of Rate Your Music in general seems to deeply hate her. I haven't gotten around her yet, so I still have to decide who is right.
luvulongTIM wrote:Wow! Ain’t it strange how actual the 17 year old looks younger than the woman who ranks one notch above her?
Isn't that the normal thing, people looking younger than people who are older then them? Or do I miss the point of what you are saying?

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Post by luvulongTIM » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:22 pm

D’oh! !!!I meant OLDER :( How did I not see that. OMG I’m losing it.
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Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

Post by Otisredding » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:21 am

Illiniq wrote:Hey Otis, appreciate all you do here but I am curious as to what's different in your aggregating calculations that's allowing Deerhunter to still hold down the #2 spot here when it's dropped out of the top 30 on Metacritic in its 7 review min aggregate list, and just barely cling to top-30 status with a 10 review minimum on Album Of The Year.

It's number 2 placement here is confusing given how good-not-great most of the reviews have been (not to mention how good-not-great the album actually is). Is it tracking way better in Europe in periodicals/websites AOTY/Metacritic typical ignore?

Hello, Illiniq.

Certainly, the same question you can ask Metacritic and AOTY: How is it possible that Deerhunter is so low on the list of the year if McChart places him at number 2?

Well, there are several explanations. McChart does not take into account the ratings of websites that have given few points to the album (Sputnik, TinyMixTapes, Crack ...). These media do not have the features to enter our chart.

On the other hand, the album has received good reviews in Europe (Gafffa-sw, Mondosonoro, Musikexpress, Nojesguiden ...)

Sorry for the mistakes. I do not know how to write in English.

I hope you understand what I meant.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (05) March 31

Post by Illiniq » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:59 pm

Otisredding wrote:
Illiniq wrote:Hey Otis, appreciate all you do here but I am curious as to what's different in your aggregating calculations that's allowing Deerhunter to still hold down the #2 spot here when it's dropped out of the top 30 on Metacritic in its 7 review min aggregate list, and just barely cling to top-30 status with a 10 review minimum on Album Of The Year.

It's number 2 placement here is confusing given how good-not-great most of the reviews have been (not to mention how good-not-great the album actually is). Is it tracking way better in Europe in periodicals/websites AOTY/Metacritic typical ignore?

Hello, Illiniq.

Certainly, the same question you can ask Metacritic and AOTY: How is it possible that Deerhunter is so low on the list of the year if McChart places him at number 2?

Well, there are several explanations. McChart does not take into account the ratings of websites that have given few points to the album (Sputnik, TinyMixTapes, Crack ...). These media do not have the features to enter our chart.

On the other hand, the album has received good reviews in Europe (Gafffa-sw, Mondosonoro, Musikexpress, Nojesguiden ...)

Sorry for the mistakes. I do not know how to write in English.

I hope you understand what I meant.
Thanks Otis,

I do understand what you mean. Appreciate the response

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