MCCh 2019 (08) May 15

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MCCh 2019 (08) May 15

Post by Otisredding » Wed May 15, 2019 8:13 am

The best albums of 2019 (update May 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:
Craig Finn: I Need A New War

45 - Devin Townsend: Empath - 74,9 (78,9 / 9)
Highlights: Spirits Will Collide - Genesis - Hear Me
Progressive Metal
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44 - Lizzo: Cuz I Love You – 74,9 (75,9 / 18)
Highlights: Jerome - Tempo - Soulmate
Pop Soul
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43 - La Dispute: Panorama - 74,9 (78,6 / 10)
Highlights: Rhodonite and Grief - Anxiety Panorama - Fulton Street I
EMO
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42- Sleaford Mods: Eton Alive – 75,2 (75,5 / 20)
Highlights: Kebab Spider - Flipside - O.B.C.T.
Post-Punk
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41 - 2 Chainz: Rap Or Go To The League - 75,2 (79,9 / 7)
Highlights: Wip - Momma I Hit a Lick - Forgiven
Trap Rap
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40 - Karen O & Danger Mouse: Lux Prima - 75,3 (73,6 / 26)
Highlights: Turn the Light - Leopard's Tongue - Woman
Art Rock
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39 - Desperate Journalist: In Search Of The Miraculous - 75,3 (80,0 / 7)
Highlights: Murmuration - Jonatan - Black Net
Indie Rock
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38 - PUP: Morbid Stuff - 75,4 (76,7 / 17)
Highlights: Kids - Full Blown Meltdown - City
Pop Punk
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37 - Spellling: Mazy Fly - 75,0 (77,6 / 13)
Highlights: Hard to Please (Reprise) - Haunted Water - Under the Sun
Minimal Synth
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36 - Lambchop: This (Is What I Wanted to Tell You) - 75,6 (76,2 / 19)
Highlights: Crosswords, or What This Says About You - The Air Is Heavy and I Should Be Listening to You - Everything for You
Sophisti-Pop
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35 - Bob Mould: Sunshine Rock - 75,7 (76,0 / 20)
Highlights: Western Sunset - Sunshine Rock - Send Me a Postcard
Alternative Rock
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34 - Orville Peck: Pony - 75,8 (79,2 / 11)
Highlights: Hope to Die - Buffalo Run - Dead of Night
Alt- Country
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33 - Self Esteem: Compliments Please - 75,9 (79,9 / 9)
Highlights: Girl Crush - The Best - Steady I Stand
Electropop
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32 - Jayda G: Significant Changes – 75,9 (78,9 / 12)
Highlights: Leave Room 2 Breathe - Sunshine in the Valley - Stanley's Get Down (No Parking on the DF)
Deep House
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31 - Sunn O))): Life Metal – 76,1 (78,1 / 15)
Highlights: Novae (album with 4 tracks)
Drone Metal
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30 - Beth Gibbons & the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra: Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) – 76,2 (78,2 / 15)
Highlights: Lento, Cantabile-Semplice (album with 3 tracks)
Modern Classical
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29- Foals: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1) – 76,2 (74,2 / 27)
Highlights: In Degrees - Sunday - White Onions
Indie Rock
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28 - Holly Herndon: Proto - 75,1 (77,1 / 15)
Highlights: Eternal - Alienation - Frontier
Glitch Pop
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27 - Káryyn: The Quanta Series – 76,7 (80,7 / 9)
Highlights: Segment & The Line - Ever - Yajna
Ambient Pop
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26 - Jenny Lewis: On The Line – 77,4 (77,0 / 22)
Highlights: Heads Gonna Roll - Red Bull & Hennessy - Dogwood
Pop Rock
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25 - 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
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24 - Pedro The Lion: Phoenix - 77,7 (80,0 / 14)
Highlights: Yellow Bike - Circle K - Clean Up
Indie Rock
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23 - The Japanese House: Good At Falling – 77,7 (78,4 / 19)
Highlights: Lilo - Everybody Hates Me - You Seemed so Happy
Indietronica
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22 - Kevin Morby: Oh My God – 77,9 (77,3 / 23)
Highlights: Hail Mary - No Halo - Piss River
Singer-Songwriter
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21 - 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
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20 - 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
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19 - Ariana Grande: thank u, next – 79,3 (78,3 / 24)
Highlights: thank u, next - ghostin - bloodline
R&B
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18 - Vampire Weekend: Father of the Bride - 79,7 (76,0 / 32)
Highlights: Harmony Hall - This Life - Unbearably White
Indie Pop
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17 - Jessica Pratt: Quiet Signs – 79,8 (78,1 / 26)
Highlights: This Time Around - Fare Thee Well - Poly Blue
Folk
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16 - American Football: American Football – 79,8 (80,5 / 19)
Highlights: Uncomfortably Numb - I Can't Feel You - Doom in Full Bloom
EMO
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15 - Julia Jacklin: Crushing – 79,8 (78,5 / 25)
Highlights: Body - Comfort - Good Guy
Singer-Songwriter
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14 - Nilüfer Yanya: Miss Universe – 80,6 (79,9 / 23)
Highlights: Heavyweight Champion of the Year - Angels - In Your Head
Indie Pop
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13 - Aldous Harding: Designer – 80,7 (78,7 / 27)
Highlights: Weight of the Planets - The Barrel - Zoo Eyes
Singer-Songwriter
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12 - Billie Eilish: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – 81,5 (79,8 / 26)
Highlights: Xanny - I Love You - Bad Guy
Electropop
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11 - Dave: Psychodrama - 81,8 (86,4 / 7)
Highlights: Black - Lesley - Psycho
Hip Hop
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10 - Solange: When I Get Home – 82,1 (81,1 / 24)
Highlights: Almeda - Binz - Stay Flo
Neo-Soul
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09 - Sharon Van Etten: Remind Me Tomorrow - 82,3 (78,6 / 32)
Highlights: Seventeen - Comeback Kid - No One’s Easy to Love
Indie Pop
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08 - 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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07 - Stella Donnelly: Beware of the Dogs – 82,5 (80,5 / 27)
Highlights: Beware of the Dogs - Lunch - Old Man
Indie Folk
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06 - Jamila Woods: Legacy! Legacy! - 83,4 (85,1 / 16)
Highlights: Zora - Muddy - Basquiat
Alternative R&B
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05 - Little Simz: Grey Area – 84,4 (85,4 / 18)
Highlights: Flowers - Offence - 101 FM
Hip Hop
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04 - The National: I Am Easy To Find - 85,1 (89,7 / 7)
Highlights: Rylan - Light Years - The Pull of You
Chamber Pop
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03 - Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising - 85,3 (82,6 / 29)
Highlights: Everyday - A Lot's Gonna Change - Andromeda
Art Pop
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02 - Big Thief: U.F.O.F. - 85,4 (85,8 / 20)
Highlights: U.F.O.F. - Jenni - Cattails
Indie Pop
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01 - Fontaines D.C.: Dogrel – 85,5 (85,5 / 21)
Highlights: Boys in the Better Land - Too Real - Big
Post-Punk
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Re: MCCh 2019 (08) May 15

Post by Otisredding » Wed May 15, 2019 8:19 am

JohnnyBGoode wrote:Not sure if anyone's ever asked this before, but any others above 70 ...? :whistle:
46 - Chai: Punk - 74,9 (77,5 / 13)
47 - Craig Finn: I Need A New War - 74,9 (76,9 / 15)
48 - Martha: Love Keeps Kicking - 74,9 (78,2 / 11)
49 - Show Me The Body: Dog Whistle - 74,8 (79,1 / 8)
50 - Charly Bliss: Young Enough - 74,7 (78,0 / 11)
51 - Anderson .Paak: Ventura - 74,6 (74,3 / 22)
52 - Hand Habits: Placeholder - 74,5 (77,5 / 12)
53 - Steve Mason: About The Light - 74,5 (77,8 / 11)
54 - The Delines: The Imperial - 74,3 (79,0 / 7)
55 - Fennesz: Agora - 74,3 (78,0 / 10)
56 - Sigrid: Sucker Punch - 74,2 (73,5 / 23)
57 - The Comet Is Coming: Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery - 74,1 (78,1 / 9)
58 - Robert Forster: Inferno - 74,1 (77,1 / 12)
59 - Cass McCombs: Tip Of The Sphere - 74,1 (73,1 / 24)
60 - Priests: The Seduction Of Kansas - 74,1 (74,0 / 21)
61 - Ezra Collective: You Can't Steal My Joy - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
62 - Steve Gunn: The Unseen Inbetween - 73,9 (74,5 / 19)
63 - Lucy Rose: No Words Left - 73,8 (77,5 / 10)
64 - Beirut: Gallipoli - 73,8 (71,5 / 28)
65 - Helado Negro: This Is How You Smile - 73,5 (76,5 / 12)
66 - The Mountain Goats: In League With Dragons - 73,4 (76,1 / 13)
67 - Kelsey Lu: Blood - 73,3 (76,0 / 13)
68 - Damien Jurado: In The Space Of A Storm - 73,3 (75,3 / 15)
69 - Fat White Family: Serfs Up! - 73,3 (74,6 / 17)
70 - Rozi Plain: What a Boost - 73,0 (77,4 / 8)
71 - The Chemical Brothers: No Geography - 73,0 (73,0 / 21)
72 - William Tyler: Goes West - 72,9 (77,3 / 8)
73 - Boy Harsher: Careful - 72,7 (76,0 / 11)
74 - Ex Hex: It's Real - 72,6 (73,9 / 17)
75 - Maggie Rogers: Heard It In A Past Life - 72,4 (70,8 / 26)
76 - Strand Of Oaks: Eraserland - 72,4 (74,7 / 14)
77 - Gary Clark Jr.: This Land - 72,3 (77,0 / 7)
78 - These New Puritans: Inside The Rose - 72,3 (72,3 / 21)
79 - Tiny Ruins: Olympic Girls - 72,3 (74,3 / 15)
80 - Marvin Gaye: You're The Man - 72,2 (76,9 / 7)
81 - Avey Tare: Cows on Hourglass Pond - 72,2 (73,2 / 18)
82 - Blood Red Shoes: Get Tragic - 72,1 (76,1 / 9)
83 - Drahla: Useless Coordinates - 72,0 (76,7 / 7)
84 - Andrew Bird: My Finest Work Yet - 72,0 (73,3 / 17)
85 - Pom Poko: Birthday - 71,9 (76,3 / 8)
86 - Sasami: Sasami - 71,9 (72,6 / 19)
87 - Drugdealer: Raw Honey - 71,7 (74,1 / 14)
88 - Dawn: New Breed - 71,7 (76,0 / 8)
89 - Ibibio Sound Machine: Doko Mien - 71,7 (75,0 / 11)
90 - Amanda Palmer: There Will Be No Intermission - 71,6 (73,3 / 16)
91 - Spielbergs: This Is Not the End - 71,6 (74,2 / 13)
92 - Du Blonde: Lung Bread For Daddy - 71,4 (75,1 / 10)
93 - Tim Presley & White Fence: I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk - 71,3 (73,3 / 15)
94 - Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary - 71,1 (70,4 / 23)
95 - SOAK: Grim Town - 71,0 (72,6 / 16)
96 - Teeth Of The Sea: Wraith - 70,7 (74,7 / 9)
97 - Bibio: Ribbons - 70,7 (72,0 / 17)
98 - Loyle Carner: Not Waving, But Drowning - 70,6 (73,9 / 11)
99 - Pond: Tasmania - 70,4 (72,4 / 15)
100 - Rustin Man: Drift Code - 70,2 (71,9 / 16)

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Re: MCCh 2019 (08) May 15

Post by spiritualized » Wed May 15, 2019 10:43 am

Excellent ! I thought Big Thief's new album was sensational upon my first listen...

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Re: MCCh 2019 (08) May 15

Post by Rob » Thu May 16, 2019 8:04 am

Go go, super playlist:



So, there is only one National song there, as their album officially releases tomorrow. I will update it then.

Craig Finn took a sharp drop off the list. So after Chai this really is a thing now.

Also want to plug Proto here. That Holly Herndon album is amazing!

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Re: MCCh 2019 (08) May 15

Post by Sketch » Fri May 17, 2019 9:56 am

Rob wrote:So, there is only one National song there, as their album officially releases tomorrow. I will update it then.
Now playing. Me likey.

Thanks to you and Otis for your ongoing efforts.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (08) May 15

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