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MCCh 2019 (13) July 31

Post by Otisredding » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:01 pm

The best albums of 2019 (update July 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; DIY; Drowned In Sound; God Is In The Tv; Load And Quiet; NME: The 405; The Guardian; The Line Of Best Fit; The Skinny
USA + Canada: Allmusic; Consequence Of Sound; Earbuddy; Exclaim!; Nothern Transmissions; Paste; Pitchfork; Popmatters; Rolling Stone; Spectrum Culture; 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:
None

70 - Faye Webser: Atlanta Milionaires Club - 74,8 (75,8 / 18)
Highlights: Jonny - Kingston - Flowers
Alt-Country



69 - Martha: Love Keeps Kicking - 74,9 (78,2 / 11)
Highlights: Love Keeps Kicking - Mini Was a Preteen Arsonist - Orange Juice
Power Pop



68 - Charly Bliss: Young Enough - 74,9 (76,9 / 15)
Highlights: Young Enough - Chatroom - Capacity
Power Pop



67 - Devin Townsend: Empath - 74,9 (78,9 / 9)
Highlights: Spirits Will Collide - Genesis - Hear Me
Progressive Metal



66 - La Dispute: Panorama - 74,9 (78,6 / 10)
Highlights: Rhodonite and Grief - Anxiety Panorama - Fulton Street I
EMO



65 - Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars - 75,1 (73,4 / 26)
Highlights: Hello Sunshine - Western Stars - Tucson Train
Americana



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



63 - Anderson .Paak: Ventura - 75,2 (74,5 / 23)
Highlights: King James - Come Home - Make It Better
R&B



62 - 2 Chainz: Rap Or Go To The League - 75,2 (79,9 / 7)
Highlights: Wip - Momma I Hit a Lick - Forgiven
Trap Rap



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



60 - Amyl & The Sniffers: Amyl & The Sniffers - 75,3 (77,9 / 13)
Highlights: Gacked on Anger - GFY - Some Mutts (Can't Be Muzzled)
Garage Punk



59 - The Raconteurs: Help Us Stranger - 75,3 (72,9 / 28)
Highlights: Help Me Stranger - Bored and Razed - Sunday Driver
Blues Rock



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



57 - Chai: Punk – 75,4 (77,7 / 14)
Highlights: Choose Go! - Wintime - Curly Adventure
Dance Punk



56 - Craig Finn: I Need A New War - 75,4 (77,1 / 16)
Highlights: Holyoke - Blankets - A Bathtub In the Kitchen
Singer-Songwriter



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



54 - 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



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



52 - Flying Lotus: Flamagra - 75,7 (75,0 / 23)
Highlights: Thank U Malcolm - More - Takashi
Nu Jazz



51 - Mark Ronson: Late Night Feelings – 75,8 (74,8 / 24)
Highlights: True Blue - Late Night Feelings - Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
Dance Pop



50 - Hatchie: Keepsake - 75,8 (75,1 / 23)
Highlights: Without a Blush - Unwanted Guest - Obsessed
Dream Pop



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



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



47 - PUP: Morbid Stuff - 75,9 (76,9 / 18)
Highlights: Kids - Full Blown Meltdown - City
Pop Punk



46 - 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



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



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



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



42 - Rhiannon Giddens: There Is No Other - 76,4 (80,8 / 8)
Highlights: Gonna Write Me a Letter - He Will See You Through - Wayfaring Stranger
Folk



41 - Sunn O))): Life Metal – 76,5 (78,2 / 16)
Highlights: Novae (album with 4 tracks)
Drone Metal



40 - 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



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



38 - Tyler, The Creator: Igor – 76,7 (77,1 / 20)
Highlights: Earfquake - Are We Still Friends? - I Think
Neo-Soul



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



36 - 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



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



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



33 - Various: Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit's 'The Midnight Organ Fight' - 77,9 (82,6 / 7)
Highlights: The Twist (Wintersleep) - The Modern Leper (Biffy Clyro) - Floating in the Forth (The Twilight Sad)
Indie Rock



32 - 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



31 - Kevin Morby: Oh My God – 78,6 (76,9 / 26)
Highlights: Hail Mary - No Halo - Piss River
Singer-Songwriter



30 - 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



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



28 - Holly Herndon: Proto – 79,6 (79,0 / 23)
Highlights: Eternal - Alienation - Frontier
Glitch Pop



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



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



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



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



23 - Bill Callahan: Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest – 80,6 (81,9 / 17)
Highlights: The Ballad of the Hulk - Son of the Sea - Circles
Singer-Songwriter



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



21 - Thom Yorke: Anima – 80,6 (78,0 / 29)
Highlights: Dawn Chorus - Last I Heard (...He Was Circling the Drain) - Traffic
Glitch Pop



20 - Dave: Psychodrama - 80,8 (85,1 / 8)
Highlights: Black - Lesley - Psycho
Hip Hop



19 - Cate Le Bon: Reward – 80,9 (79,6 / 25)
Highlights: Daylight Matters - Home to You - Magnificent Gestures
Arp Pop



18 - Black Midi: Schlagenheim – 81,4 (79,8 / 26)
Highlights: Near DT,MI - bmbmbm - Reggae
Experimental Rock



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



16 - 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



15 - Kate Tempest: The Book Of Traps And Lessons – 81,7 (83,3 / 16)
Highlights: Hold Your Own - Firesmoke - Holy Elixir
Hip Hop



14 - Baroness: Gold & Grey – 80,9 (83,2 / 17)
Highlights: Throw Me an Actor - Front Toward Enemy - Seasons
Stoner Metal



13 - Aldous Harding: Designer – 82.1 (79,4 / 29)
Highlights: Weight of the Planets - The Barrel - Zoo Eyes
Singer-Songwriter



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



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



10 - Purple Mountains: Purple Mountains – 82,3 (83,3 / 18)
Highlights: Margaritas at the Mall - All My Happiness Is Gone - Darkness and Cold
Indie Rock



09 - 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



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



07 - Jamila Woods: Legacy! Legacy! - 83,4 (83,7 / 20)
Highlights: Zora - Muddy - Basquiat
Alternative R&B



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



05 - Freddie Gibbs and Madlib: Bandana – 83,8 (83,5 / 22)
Highlights: Fake Names - Flat Tummy Tea - Cataracts
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 – 85,7 (85,3 / 22)
Highlights: Too Real - Boys in the Better Land - 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 (13) July 31

Post by Otisredding » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:05 pm

JohnnyBGoode wrote:Not sure if anyone's ever asked this before, but any others above 70 ...? :whistle:
71 - Show Me The Body: Dog Whistle - 74,8 (79,1 / 8)
72 - Hand Habits: Placeholder - 74,5 (77,5 / 12)
73 - Ada Lea: What We Say In Private - 74,5 (77,8 / 11)
74 - Steve Mason: About The Light - 74,5 (77,8 / 11)
75 - The Delines: The Imperial - 74,3 (79 / 7)
76 - Fennesz: Agora - 74,3 (78 / 10)
77 - Sigrid: Sucker Punch - 74,2 (73,5 / 23)
78 - The Comet Is Coming: Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery - 74,1 (78,1 / 9)
79 - Robert Forster: Inferno - 74,1 (77,1 / 12)
80 - Cass McCombs: Tip Of The Sphere - 74,1 (73,1 / 24)
81 - Priests: The Seduction Of Kansas - 74,1 (74 / 21)
82 - Fat White Family: Serfs Up! - 74 (74,9 / 18)
83 - Denzel Curry: ZUU - 73,9 (77,3 / 11)
84 - Hot Chip: A Bath Full of Ecstasy - 73,9 (72,6 / 25)
85 - Lucy Rose: No Words Left - 73,9 (77,3 / 11)
86 - Kedr Livanskiy: Your Need - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
87 - Steve Gunn: The Unseen Inbetween - 73,9 (74,5 / 19)
88 - Beirut: Gallipoli - 73,8 (71,5 / 28)
89 - Injury Reserve: Injury Reserve - 73,8 (78,1 / 8)
90 - Ezra Collective: You Can't Steal My Joy - 73,8 (78,1 / 8)
91 - Helado Negro: This Is How You Smile - 73,5 (76,5 / 12)
92 - The Mountain Goats: In League With Dragons - 73,4 (75,7 / 14)
93 - Damien Jurado: In The Space Of A Storm - 73,3 (75,3 / 15)
94 - A. A. Bondy: Enderness - 73,3 (78 / 7)
95 - Bedouine: Bird Songs of a Killjoy - 73,2 (77,5 / 8)
96 - Jesca Hoop: Stonechild - 73,1 (76,1 / 12)
97 - Rozi Plain: What a Boost - 73 (77,4 / 8)
98 - The Chemical Brothers: No Geography - 73 (73 / 21)
99 - Drab Majesty: Modern Mirror - 73 (76 / 12)
100 - William Tyler: Goes West - 72,9 (77,3 / 8)
101 - Palehund: Black Friday - 72,8 (77,4 / 7)
102 - Crumb: Jinx - 72,7 (77 / 8)
103 - Boy Harsher: Careful - 72,7 (76 / 11)
104 - Ex Hex: It's Real - 72,6 (73,9 / 17)
105 - Maggie Rogers: Heard It In A Past Life - 72,4 (70,8 / 26)
106 - Strand Of Oaks: Eraserland - 72,4 (74,7 / 14)
107 - Gary Clark Jr.: This Land - 72,3 (77 / 7)
108 - Stef Chura: Midnight - 72,3 (74,6 / 14)
109 - These New Puritans: Inside The Rose - 72,3 (72,3 / 21)
110 - Tiny Ruins: Olympic Girls - 72,3 (74,3 / 15)
111 - Marvin Gaye: You're The Man - 72,2 (76,9 / 7)
112 - Avey Tare: Cows on Hourglass Pond - 72,2 (73,2 / 18)
113 - Blood Red Shoes: Get Tragic - 72,1 (76,1 / 9)
114 - Drahla: Useless Coordinates - 72 (76,7 / 7)
115 - Andrew Bird: My Finest Work Yet - 72 (73,3 / 17)
116 - Pom Poko: Birthday - 71,9 (76,3 / 8)
117 - Sasami: Sasami - 71,9 (72,6 / 19)
118 - Kelsey Lu: Blood - 71,8 (74,1 / 14)
119 - Drugdealer: Raw Honey - 71,8 (73,8 / 15)
120 - Dawn: New Breed - 71,7 (76 / 8)
121 - Ibibio Sound Machine: Doko Mien - 71,7 (75 / 11)
122 - Amanda Palmer: There Will Be No Intermission - 71,6 (73,3 / 16)
123 - Spielbergs: This Is Not the End - 71,6 (74,2 / 13)
124 - Skepta: Ignorance Is Bliss - 71,5 (73,5 / 15)
125 - Du Blonde: Lung Bread For Daddy - 71,4 (75,1 / 10)
126 - Tim Presley & White Fence: I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk - 71,3 (73,3 / 15)
127 - Mavis Staples: We Got By - 71,2 (73,8 / 13)
128 - Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary - 71,1 (70,4 / 23)
129 - Pip Blom: Boat - 71 (75 / 9)
130 - SOAK: Grim Town - 71 (72,6 / 16)
131 - Sacred Paws: Run Around The Sun - 70,8 (74,1 / 11)
132 - Hayden Thorpe: Diviner - 70,8 (73,8 / 12)
133 - Teeth Of The Sea: Wraith - 70,7 (74,7 / 9)
134 - Bibio: Ribbons - 70,7 (72 / 17)
135 - Loyle Carner: Not Waving, But Drowning - 70,6 (73,9 / 11)
136 - Calexico And Iron & Wine: Years To Burn - 70,5 (71,4 / 18)
137 - Pond: Tasmania - 70,4 (72,4 / 15)
138 - Rustin Man: Drift Code - 70,2 (71,9 / 16)
139 - Steve Lacy: Apollo XXI - 70,1 (73,8 / 10)

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Re: MCCh 2019 (13) July 31

Post by acroamor » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:41 pm

Very happy to see Faye Webster's album finally appear! One of my favorites of the year.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (13) July 31

Post by discord » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:45 pm

No new entries in the top 30 and the only new entry in the top 60 is a various artists tribute album.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (13) July 31

Post by Rob » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:46 am

Am I the only one who can't see the images?

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Re: MCCh 2019 (13) July 31

Post by Henrik » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:52 am

Rob wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:46 am
Am I the only one who can't see the images?
Otisredding, from now on you need to put an = between imgsize and 200x200.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (13) July 31

Post by Otisredding » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:33 pm

Henrik wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:52 am

Otisredding, from now on you need to put an = between imgsize and 200x200.

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Sorry, yesterday I didn't notice the problem.

Now it is solved

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Re: MCCh 2019 (13) July 31

Post by Otisredding » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:35 pm

discord wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:45 pm
No new entries in the top 30 and the only new entry in the top 60 is a various artists tribute album.
Normally July and August are months with few new albums.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (13) July 31

Post by Jap123 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:19 pm

Surprised Caligula isn't on yet - surely it managed seven reviews

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