MCCh 2019 (09) May 31

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MCCh 2019 (09) May 31

Postby Otisredding » Fri May 31, 2019 9:21 am

The best albums of 2019 (update May 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:
Devin Townsend: Empath
La Dispute: Panorama


50- Sleaford Mods: Eton Alive – 75,2 (75,5 / 20)
Highlights: Kebab Spider - Flipside - O.B.C.T.
Post-Punk



49 - 2 Chainz: Rap Or Go To The League - 75,2 (79,9 / 7)
Highlights: Wip - Momma I Hit a Lick - Forgiven
Trap Rap



48 - Karen O & Danger Mouse: Lux Prima - 75,3 (73,6 / 26)
Highlights: Turn the Light - Leopard's Tongue - Woman
Art Rock



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



46 - PUP: Morbid Stuff - 75,4 (76,7 / 17)
Highlights: Kids - Full Blown Meltdown - City
Pop Punk



45 - Charly Bliss: Young Enough - 75,4 (77,7 / 14)
Highlights: Young Enough - Capacity - Blown to Bits
Power Pop



44 - Spellling: Mazy Fly - 75,0 (77,6 / 13)
Highlights: Hard to Please (Reprise) - Haunted Water - Under the Sun
Minimal Synth



43 - Flying Lotus: Flamagra - 75,5 (75,5 / 21)
Highlights: Thank U Malcolm - More - Takashi
Nu Jazz



42 - 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



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



40 - Orville Peck: Pony - 75,8 (79,2 / 11)
Highlights: Hope to Die - Buffalo Run - Dead of Night
Alt- Country



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



38 - 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



37 - Tyler, The Creator: Igor – 76,0 (77,6 / 16)
Highlights: Earfquake - Are We Still Friends? - I Think
Neo-Soul



36 - Sunn O))): Life Metal – 76,1 (78,1 / 15)
Highlights: Novae (album with 4 tracks)
Drone Metal



35 - Carly Rae Jepsen: Dedicated - 76,1 (74,8 / 25)
Highlights: Julien - Too Much - Want You in My Room
Dance Pop



34 - Lizzo: Cuz I Love You – 76,1 (76,5 / 20)
Highlights: Juice - Like a Girl - Tempo
Pop Soul



33 - Rhiannon Giddens: There Is No Other - 76,2 (80,9 / 7)
Highlights: Gonna Write Me a Letter - He Will See You Through - Wayfaring Stranger
Folk



32- Foals: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1) – 76,2 (74,2 / 27)
Highlights: In Degrees - Sunday - White Onions
Indie Rock



31 - Beth Gibbons & the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra: Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) – 76,7 (78,3 / 16)
Highlights: Lento, Cantabile-Semplice (album with 3 tracks)
Modern Classical



30 - Káryyn: The Quanta Series – 76,7 (80,7 / 9)
Highlights: Segment & The Line - Ever - Yajna
Ambient Pop



29 - Jenny Lewis: On The Line – 77,4 (77,0 / 22)
Highlights: Heads Gonna Roll - Red Bull & Hennessy - Dogwood
Pop Rock



28 - 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



27 - Pedro The Lion: Phoenix - 77,7 (80,0 / 14)
Highlights: Yellow Bike - Circle K - Clean Up
Indie Rock



26 - The Japanese House: Good At Falling – 77,7 (78,4 / 19)
Highlights: Lilo - Everybody Hates Me - You Seemed so Happy
Indietronica



25 - 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



24 - Kevin Morby: Oh My God – 78,1 (76,8 / 25)
Highlights: Hail Mary - No Halo - Piss River
Singer-Songwriter



23 - Holly Herndon: Proto – 78,3 (78,6 / 20)
Highlights: Eternal - Alienation - Frontier
Glitch Pop



22 - Cate Le Bon: Reward - 78,6 (79,6 / 18)
Highlights: Daylight Matters - The Light - Magnificent Gestures
Arp Pop



21 - 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



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



19 - Vampire Weekend: Father of the Bride - 79,7 (76,0 / 32)
Highlights: Harmony Hall - This Life - Unbearably White
Indie Pop



18 - Jessica Pratt: Quiet Signs – 79,8 (78,1 / 26)
Highlights: This Time Around - Fare Thee Well - Poly Blue
Folk



17 - American Football: American Football – 79,8 (80,5 / 19)
Highlights: Uncomfortably Numb - I Can't Feel You - Doom in Full Bloom
EMO



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



15 - Nilüfer Yanya: Miss Universe – 80,6 (79,9 / 23)
Highlights: Heavyweight Champion of the Year - Angels - In Your Head
Indie Pop



14 - Aldous Harding: Designer – 81.1 (78,7 / 28)
Highlights: Weight of the Planets - The Barrel - Zoo Eyes
Singer-Songwriter



13 - Billie Eilish: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – 81,5 (79,8 / 26)
Highlights: Xanny - I Love You - Bad Guy
Electropop



12 - The National: I Am Easy To Find – 81,5 (77,9 / 32)
Highlights: I Am Easy to Find - Rylan - You Had Your Soul With You
Chamber Pop



11 - Dave: Psychodrama - 81,8 (86,4 / 7)
Highlights: Black - Lesley - Psycho
Hip Hop



10 - Solange: When I Get Home – 82,1 (81,1 / 24)
Highlights: Almeda - Binz - Stay Flo
Neo-Soul



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



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



07 - Stella Donnelly: Beware of the Dogs – 82,5 (80,5 / 27)
Highlights: Beware of the Dogs - Lunch - Old Man
Indie Folk



06 - Jamila Woods: Legacy! Legacy! - 83,1 (84,1 / 18)
Highlights: Zora - Muddy - Basquiat
Alternative R&B



05 - Slowthai: Nothing Great About Britain – 83,7 (85,4 / 16)
Highlights: Doorman - Inglorious - Dead Leaves
Hip Hop



04 - Little Simz: Grey Area – 83,9 (84,6 / 19)
Highlights: Flowers - Offence - 101 FM
Hip Hop



03 - Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising - 85,3 (82,6 / 29)
Highlights: Everyday - A Lot's Gonna Change - Andromeda
Art Pop



02 - Fontaines D.C.: Dogrel – 85,5 (85,5 / 21)
Highlights: Boys in the Better Land - Too Real - Big
Post-Punk



01 - Big Thief: U.F.O.F. – 86,7 (85,4 / 25)
Highlights: U.F.O.F. - Jenni - Cattails
Indie Pop
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Re: MCCh 2019 (09) May 31

Postby Otisredding » Fri May 31, 2019 9:26 am

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


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

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Re: MCCh 2019 (09) May 31

Postby Otisredding » Fri May 31, 2019 9:28 am

Hello, Rob

Changes in Lizzo and The National highlights

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Re: MCCh 2019 (09) May 31

Postby Jirin » Fri May 31, 2019 1:49 pm

Women still killing it this year.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (09) May 31

Postby Daneman52 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:49 pm

UFOF gets better every listen as the subtleties come through.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (09) May 31

Postby Rob » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:34 pm

Otisredding wrote:Hello, Rob

Changes in Lizzo and The National highlights


Thanks. I did notice a mistake, though: Cate Le Bon has one song named as a highlight twice.

Also, someone asked last update if live albums are not included, as the Beyoncé album is not included, despite massive acclaim. I can't see European critics hating it that much that it complete doesn't appear, so I'm curious as well.

Anyway, here is the updated playlist:


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Re: MCCh 2019 (09) May 31

Postby Otisredding » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:53 am

Rob wrote:Cate Le Bon has one song named as a highlight twice.]


Ok

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