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MCCh 2019 (14) August 15

Post by Otisredding » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:30 am

The best albums of 2019 (update August 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; 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

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



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



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



72 - Ty Segall: First Taste - 74,9 (74,6 / 22)
Highlights: Taste - Self Esteem - The Arms
Garage Rock



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



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



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



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



67 - 2 Chainz: Rap Or Go To The League - 75,2 (79,9 / 7)
Highlights: Wip - Momma I Hit a Lick - Forgiven
Trap Rap



66 - Faye Webser: Atlanta Milionaires Club – 75,2 (75,9 / 19)
Highlights: Jonny - Kingston - Flowers
Alt-Country



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



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



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



62 - Amyl & The Sniffers: Amyl & The Sniffers - 75,4 (77,7 / 14)
Highlights: Gacked on Anger - GFY - Some Mutts (Can't Be Muzzled)
Garage Punk



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



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



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



58 - 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



51 - 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



50 - Hatchie: Keepsake - 75,9 (74,9 / 24)
Highlights: Without a Blush - Unwanted Guest - Obsessed
Dream Pop



49 - Lizzo: Cuz I Love You – 76,0 (76,0 / 21)
Highlights: Juice - Like a Girl - Tempo
Pop Soul



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



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



46 - 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



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



44 - 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



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



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



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



40 - 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



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



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



37 - 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



36 - 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



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



34 - 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



33 - Marika Hackman: Any Human Friend – 79,0 (81,6 / 13)
Highlights: All Night - Hand Solo - Send My Love
Indie Rock



32 - Slipknot: We Are Not Your Kind - 79,2 (81,2 / 15)
Highlights: Nero Forte - Solway Firth - Unsainted
Alternative Metal



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



30 - Florist: Emily Alone - 79,3 (84,0 / 7)
Highlights: Moon Begins - Time Is a Dark Feeling - Today I'll Have You Around
Indie Folk



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



22 - Bill Callahan: Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest – 80,7 (81,7 / 18)
Highlights: The Ballad of the Hulk – Circles - 747
Singer-Songwriter



21 - Bon Iver: i, i - 80,7 (79,7 / 24)
Highlights: Hey, Ma - Faith - Naeem
Art 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
Spoken Word



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 - 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



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



08 - Purple Mountains: Purple Mountains – 82,7 (83,3 / 19)
Highlights: Margaritas at the Mall - All My Happiness Is Gone - Darkness and Cold
Indie Rock



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 (14) August 15

Post by Otisredding » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:34 am

JohnnyBGoode wrote:Not sure if anyone's ever asked this before, but any others above 70 ...? :whistle:
76 - Show Me The Body: Dog Whistle - 74,8 (79,1 / 8)
77 - Hand Habits: Placeholder - 74,5 (77,5 / 12)
78 - Steve Mason: About The Light - 74,5 (77,8 / 11)
79 - The Delines: The Imperial - 74,3 (79,0 / 7)
80 - Fennesz: Agora - 74,3 (78,0 / 10)
81 - Sigrid: Sucker Punch - 74,2 (73,5 / 23)
82 - The Comet Is Coming: Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery - 74,1 (78,1 / 9)
83 - Robert Forster: Inferno - 74,1 (77,1 / 12)
84 - Cass McCombs: Tip Of The Sphere - 74,1 (73,1 / 24)
85 - Priests: The Seduction Of Kansas - 74,1 (74,0 / 21)
86 - Ada Lea: What We Say In Private - 74,0 (76,6 / 13)
87 - Fat White Family: Serfs Up! - 74,0 (74,9 / 18)
88 - Denzel Curry: ZUU - 73,9 (77,3 / 11)
89 - Hot Chip: A Bath Full of Ecstasy - 73,9 (72,6 / 25)
90 - Lucy Rose: No Words Left - 73,9 (77,3 / 11)
91 - Kedr Livanskiy: Your Need - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
92 - Steve Gunn: The Unseen Inbetween - 73,9 (74,5 / 19)
93 - Beirut: Gallipoli - 73,8 (71,5 / 28)
94 - Injury Reserve: Injury Reserve - 73,8 (78,1 / 8)
95 - Ezra Collective: You Can't Steal My Joy - 73,8 (78,1 / 8)
96 - Helado Negro: This Is How You Smile - 73,5 (76,5 / 12)
97 - The Mountain Goats: In League With Dragons - 73,4 (75,7 / 14)
98 - Jesca Hoop: Stonechild - 73,3 (76,0 / 13)
99 - Damien Jurado: In The Space Of A Storm - 73,3 (75,3 / 15)
100 - A. A. Bondy: Enderness - 73,3 (78,0 / 7)
101 - Bedouine: Bird Songs of a Killjoy - 73,2 (77,5 / 8)
102 - Sleater-Kinney: The Center Won't Hold - 73,1 (77,7 / 7)
103 - Rozi Plain: What a Boost - 73,0 (77,4 / 8)
104 - The Chemical Brothers: No Geography - 73,0 (73,0 / 21)
105 - Drab Majesty: Modern Mirror - 73,0 (76,0 / 12)
106 - William Tyler: Goes West - 72,9 (77,3 / 8)
107 - Crumb: Jinx - 72,7 (77,0 / 8)
108 - Boy Harsher: Careful - 72,7 (76,0 / 11)
109 - Ex Hex: It's Real - 72,6 (73,9 / 17)
110 - Maggie Rogers: Heard It In A Past Life - 72,4 (70,8 / 26)
111 - Strand Of Oaks: Eraserland - 72,4 (74,7 / 14)
112 - Gary Clark Jr.: This Land - 72,3 (77,0 / 7)
113 - Stef Chura: Midnight - 72,3 (74,6 / 14)
114 - These New Puritans: Inside The Rose - 72,3 (72,3 / 21)
115 - Tiny Ruins: Olympic Girls - 72,3 (74,3 / 15)
116 - Marvin Gaye: You're The Man - 72,2 (76,9 / 7)
117 - Palehund: Black Friday - 72,2 (76,5 / 8)
118 - Avey Tare: Cows on Hourglass Pond - 72,2 (73,2 / 18)
119 - Blood Red Shoes: Get Tragic - 72,1 (76,1 / 9)
120 - Drahla: Useless Coordinates - 72,0 (76,7 / 7)
121 - Andrew Bird: My Finest Work Yet - 72,0 (73,3 / 17)
122 - Pom Poko: Birthday - 71,9 (76,3 / 8)
123 - Sasami: Sasami - 71,9 (72,6 / 19)
124 - Kelsey Lu: Blood - 71,8 (74,1 / 14)
125 - Drugdealer: Raw Honey - 71,8 (73,8 / 15)
126 - Dawn: New Breed - 71,7 (76,0 / 8)
127 - Ibibio Sound Machine: Doko Mien - 71,7 (75,0 / 11)
128 - Amanda Palmer: There Will Be No Intermission - 71,6 (73,3 / 16)
129 - Spielbergs: This Is Not the End - 71,6 (74,2 / 13)
130 - Skepta: Ignorance Is Bliss - 71,5 (73,5 / 15)
131 - Du Blonde: Lung Bread For Daddy - 71,4 (75,1 / 10)
132 - Tim Presley & White Fence: I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk - 71,3 (73,3 / 15)
133 - Mavis Staples: We Got By - 71,2 (73,8 / 13)
134 - Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary - 71,1 (70,4 / 23)
135 - Pip Blom: Boat - 71,0 (75,0 / 9)
136 - SOAK: Grim Town - 71,0 (72,6 / 16)
137 - Sacred Paws: Run Around The Sun - 70,8 (74,1 / 11)
138 - Hayden Thorpe: Diviner - 70,8 (73,8 / 12)
139 - Teeth Of The Sea: Wraith - 70,7 (74,7 / 9)
140 - Bibio: Ribbons - 70,7 (72,0 / 17)
141 - Loyle Carner: Not Waving, But Drowning - 70,6 (73,9 / 11)
142 - Pond: Tasmania - 70,4 (72,4 / 15)
143 - Rustin Man: Drift Code - 70,2 (71,9 / 16)
144 - Steve Lacy: Apollo XXI - 70,1 (73,8 / 10)

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Re: MCCh 2019 (14) August 15

Post by Rob » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:42 am

Again a little, probably needless reminder, Otisredding, but last update there were no highlights added for the new albums, except for the Frightened Rabbit tribute.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (14) August 15

Post by Otisredding » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:10 pm

Rob wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:42 am
Again a little, probably needless reminder, Otisredding, but last update there were no highlights added for the new albums, except for the Frightened Rabbit tribute.
Thanks, Rob. I have not forgotten, but now I have little time. This weekend I will complete it.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (14) August 15

Post by discord » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:28 pm

Slipknot in at 32. It's a good album.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (14) August 15

Post by Otisredding » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:54 am

Hello, Rob

Changes in highlights: Bill Callahan, Purple Mountains and Freddie Gibbs

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Re: MCCh 2019 (14) August 15

Post by Rob » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:38 am

Back on track with the Taste of MegaCritic Playlist, now for the first time featuring Slipknot (and other acts as well):


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Re: MCCh 2019 (14) August 15

Post by Jackson » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:41 pm

It's crazy that Sharon Van Etten fell out of the top ten -- it'll certainly finish higher in the year end critics list (right?). It being one below a forgettable Deerhunter album has looked weird all year to me.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (14) August 15

Post by acroamor » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:03 pm

The MCCh always has different favorites than the end of year lists - usually niche artists that are well-regarded but not highly known or releases from noted artists that get overshadowed by their other releases. Looking back at the past few December MCCh, we see some records that made the top 10 - sometimes the top 3! - there that didn't even make top 20 in the actual EOY spreadsheets:

Julianna Barwick: Nepenthe
Bill Callahan: Dream River
Janelle Monae: The Electric Lady
Laura Marling: Once I Was an Eagle
Mbongwana Star: From Kinshasa
Destroyer: Poison Season
Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 3
Fucked Up: Dose Your Dreams
Noname: Room 25

(The first album there didn't even make it as a bubbler!)

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Re: MCCh 2019 (14) August 15

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