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MCCh 2019 (19) October 31

Post by Otisredding » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:07 am

The best albums of 2019 (update October 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:
2 Chainz: Rap Or Go To The League
Faye Webser: Atlanta Milionaires Club


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



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



98 - Shura: Forevher - 75,3 (75,0 / 22)
Highlights: Side Effects - The Stage - Forever
Sophisti-Pop



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



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



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



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



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



92 - 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



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



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



89 - (Sandy) Alex G: House of Sugar - 75,7 (75,7 / 21)
Highlights: Hope - Gretel - Southern Sky
Indie Folk



88 - Pharmakon: Devour – 75,7 (79,4 / 10)
Highlights: Self Regulating System - Spit It Out - Pristine Panic/Cheek by Jowl
Death Industrial



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



86 - Ty Segall: First Tate – 75,8 (74,8 / 24)
Highlights: Taste - Self Esteem - The Arms
Garage Rock



85 - Anna Meredith: Fibs - 75,8 (78,8 / 12)
Highlights: Inhale Exhale - Paramour - Ribbons
Glitch Pop



84 - Mahalia: Love And Compromise - 75,8 (80,4 / 7)
Highlights: I Wish I Missed My Ex - Simmer - Do Not Disturb
R&B



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



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



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



80 - 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



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



78 - Wilco: Ode To Joy - 75,9 (74,6 / 25)
Highlights: Bright Leaves - An Empty Corner - Love is Everywhere (Beware)
Indie Rock



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



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



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



74 - Young Thug: So Much Fun – 76,3 (79,0 / 13)
Highlights: I'm Scared - Hot - What's the Move
Trap Rap



73 - Blanck Mass: Animated Violence Mild – 76,4 (76,8 / 20)
Highlights: Death Drop - House vs House - Love Is a Parasite
Electro-Industrial



72 - DIIV: Deceiver - 76,5 (75,5 / 24)
Highlights: Blankenship - Like Before You Were Born - Skin Game
Shoegaze



71 - Teebs: Anicca - 76,5 (81,1 / 7)
Highlights: Black Dove - Studie - Daughter Callin'
Downtempo



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



69 - 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



68 - Floating Points: Crush - 76,7 (77,3 / 19)
Highlights: LesAlpx - Last Bloom - Sea-Watch
IDM



67 - Ezra Furman: Twelve Nudes – 76,7 (75,3 / 25)
Highlights: I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend - In America - Transition From Nowhere to Nowhere
Indie Rock



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



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



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



63 - Kim Gordon: No Home Record – 76,8 (74,5 / 28)
Highlights: Murdered Out - Air BnB - Hungry Baby
Indie Rock



62 - Vagabon: Vagabon - 76,9 (78,9 / 15)
Highlights: Water Me Down - Home Soon - Every Woman
Indie Pop



61 - Jenny Hval: The Practice Of Love - 77,3 (77,6 / 20)
Highlights: Ashes to Ashes - Accident - High Alice
Art Pop



60 - Charli XCX: Charli - 77,3 (75,3 / 27)
Highlights: Gone - Cross You Out - 1999
Electropop



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



58 - 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



57 - Jay Som: Anak Ko – 77,6 (77,0 / 23)
Highlights: Tenderness - Superbike - If You Want It
Dream Pop



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



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



54 - Marika Hackman: Any Human Friend – 77,8 (79,5 / 16)
Highlights: All Night - Hand Solo - I'm Not Where You Are
Indie Rock



53 - 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



52 - Sleater-Kinney: The Center Won't Hold – 78,0 (75,3 / 29)
Highlights: The Center Won't Hold - Hurry on Home - Reach Out
Indie Rock



51 - Tool: Fear Inoculum - 78,0 (78,0 / 21)
Highlights: 7empest - Pneuma - Descending
Progressive Metal



50 - 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



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



48 - Slipknot: We Are Not Your Kind – 78.6 (79.3 / 19)
Highlights: Nero Forte - Solway Firth - Unsainted
Alternative Metal



47 - Chelsea Wolfe: Birth Of Violence – 78,7 (79,3 / 19)
Highlights: Deranged For Rock & Roll - American Darkness - The Mother Road
Singer-Songwriter



46 - Girl Band: The Talkies - 78,7 (78,4 / 22)
Highlights: Shoulderblades - Going Norway - Laggard
Noise Rock



45 - Danny Brown: Uknowhatimsayin¿ - 78,7 (77,0 / 26)
Highlights: Dirty Laundry - Combat - Shine
Abstract Hip Hop



44 - Kano: Hoodies All Summer - 78,8 (83,1 / 8)
Highlights: Teardrops - Class of Deja - Trouble
Grime



43 - 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



42 - Richard Dawson: 2020 - 79,1 (83,1 / 9)
Highlights: Civil Servant - Fulfilment Centre - Jogging
Art Rock



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



40 - Caroline Polachek: Pang - 79,3 (81,6 / 14)
Highlights: So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings - Ocean of Tears - Hit Me Where It Hurts
Art Pop



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



38 - Holly Herndon: Proto – 79,6 (78,6 / 24)
Highlights: Eternal - Alienation - Frontier
Glitch Pop



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



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



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



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



33 - Brittany Howard: Jaime – 80,2 (81,8 / 16)
Highlights: Georgia - Goat Head - Stay High
Psychedelic Soul



32 - The Murder Capital: When I Have Fears – 80,2 (82,6 / 14)
Highlights: Don't Cling To Life - Feeling Fades - Green & Blue
Post Punk



31 - Baroness: Gold & Grey – 80,4 (81,4 / 18)
Highlights: Throw Me an Actor - Front Toward Enemy - Seasons
Stoner Metal



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



23 - Bon Iver: i, i – 81,5 (78,2 / 31)
Highlights: Hey, Ma – iMi - Faith
Art Pop



22 - 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



21 - Opeth: In Cauda Venenum – 81,8 (84,8 / 12)
Highlights: Heart in Hand - Dignity - All Things Will Pass
Progressive Rock



20 - JPEGMAFIA: All My Heroes Are Cornballs – 82,1 (84,4 / 14)
Highlights: All My Heroes Are Cornballs - Papi I Missed U - Free the Fail
Experimental Hip Hop



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



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



17 - Kate Tempest: The Book Of Traps And Lessons – 82,2 (82,6 / 20)
Highlights: Hold Your Own - Firesmoke - Holy Elixir
Spoken Word



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



15 - 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



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



13 - Purple Mountains: Purple Mountains – 83,0 (83,3 / 20)
Highlights: Margaritas at the Mall - All My Happiness Is Gone - Darkness and Cold
Indie Rock



12 - Lana Del Rey: Norman Fucking Rockwell – 83,0 (81,7 / 25)
Highlights: The Greatest - Mariners Apartment Complex - Venice Bitch
Art Pop



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



10 - Slowthai: Nothing Great About Britain – 83,7 (85,1 / 17)
Highlights: Dead Leaves - Inglorious - Doorman
Hip Hop



09 - Freddie Gibbs and Madlib: Bandana – 83,8 (83,5 / 22)
Highlights: Fake Names - Flat Tummy Tea - Cataracts
Hip Hop



08 - Michael Kiwanuka: Kiwanuka - 83,9 (88,6 / 7)
Highlights: Piano Joint (This Kind of Love) - Hero - Solid Ground
Psychedelic Soul



07 - Big Thief: Two Hands – 84,1 (83,1 / 24)
Highlights: Not - Forgotten Eyes - Shoulders
Indie Folk



06 - Little Simz: Grey Area – 84,5 (84,9 / 20)
Highlights: Venom - Offence - 101 FM
Hip Hop



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



04 - Fontaines D.C.: Dogrel – 85,8 (85,1 / 23)
Highlights: Too Real - Boys in the Better Land - Big
Post-Punk



03 - Big Thief: U.F.O.F. – 86,7 (85,4 / 25)
Highlights: U.F.O.F. - Jenni - Cattails
Indie Pop



02 - Angel Olsen: All Mirrors - 88,9 (85,9 / 30)
Highlights: Lark - All Mirrors - Summer
Art Pop



01 - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: Ghosteen - 91,4 (89,7 / 26)
Highlights: Ghosteen - Hollywood - Bright Horses
Singer-Songwriter
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Re: MCCh 2019 (19) October 31

Post by Otisredding » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:16 am

JohnnyBGoode wrote:Not sure if anyone's ever asked this before, but any others above 70 ...? :whistle:
101 - Faye Webster: Atlanta Milionaires Club - 75,2 (75,9 / 19)
102 - 2 Chainz: Rap Or Go To The League - 75,2 (79,9 / 7)
103 - Anderson .Paak: Ventura - 75,2 (74,5 / 23)
104 - Sleaford Mods: Eton Alive - 75,2 (75,5 / 20)
105 - Bat For Lashes: Lost Girls - 75,1 (73,5 / 26)
106 - Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars - 75,1 (73,4 / 26)
107 - Clipping.: There Existed an Addiction to Blood - 75,0 (77,4 / 14)
108 - La Dispute: Panorama - 74,9 (78,6 / 10)
109 - Devin Townsend: Empath - 74,9 (78,9 / 9)
110 - Charly Bliss: Young Enough - 74,9 (76,9 / 15)
111 - Show Me The Body: Dog Whistle - 74,8 (79,1 / 8)
112 - Hand Habits: Placeholder - 74,5 (77,5 / 12)
113 - Steve Mason: About The Light - 74,5 (77,8 / 11)
114 - Lightning Bolt: Sonic Citadel - 74,5 (78,4 / 9)
115 - Chromatics: Closer To Grey - 74,4 (74,8 / 20)
116 - The Delines: The Imperial - 74,3 (79,0 / 7)
117 - Fennesz: Agora - 74,3 (78,0 / 10)
118 - Alex Cameron: Miami Memory - 74,3 (75,6 / 17)
119 - Sigrid: Sucker Punch - 74,2 (73,5 / 23)
120 - The Comet Is Coming: Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery - 74,1 (78,1 / 9)
121 - Robert Forster: Inferno - 74,1 (77,1 / 12)
122 - Cass McCombs: Tip Of The Sphere - 74,1 (73,1 / 24)
123 - Priests: The Seduction Of Kansas - 74,1 (74 / 21)
124 - Black Belt Eagle Scout: At The Party With My Brown Friends - 74,0 (76,3 / 14)
125 - Ada Lea: What We Say In Private - 74,0 (76,6 / 13)
126 - Fat White Family: Serfs Up! - 74,0 (74,9 / 18)
127 - Denzel Curry: ZUU - 73,9 (77,3 / 11)
128 - Hot Chip: A Bath Full of Ecstasy - 73,9 (72,6 / 25)
129 - Lucy Rose: No Words Left - 73,9 (77,3 / 11)
130 - Kedr Livanskiy: Your Need - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
131 - Joan Shelley: Like The River Loves The Sea - 73,9 (77,9 / 9)
132 - Drab Majesty: Modern Mirror - 73,9 (76,5 / 13)
133 - Steve Gunn: The Unseen Inbetween - 73,9 (74,5 / 19)
134 - Beirut: Gallipoli - 73,8 (71,5 / 28)
135 - Injury Reserve: Injury Reserve - 73,8 (78,1 / 8)
136 - Ezra Collective: You Can't Steal My Joy - 73,8 (78,1 / 8)
137 - Life: A Picture Of Good Health - 73,8 (78,1 / 8)
138 - Martha: Love Keeps Kicking - 73,7 (76,7 / 12)
139 - Foals: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 2) - 73,6 (73,2 / 22)
140 - Helado Negro: This Is How You Smile - 73,5 (76,5 / 12)
141 - The Mountain Goats: In League With Dragons - 73,4 (75,7 / 14)
142 - Jesca Hoop: Stonechild - 73,3 (76,0 / 13)
143 - Damien Jurado: In The Space Of A Storm - 73,3 (75,3 / 15)
144 - A. A. Bondy: Enderness - 73,3 (78,0 / 7)
145 - King Princess: Cheap Queen - 73,2 (76,9 / 10)
146 - Bedouine: Bird Songs of a Killjoy - 73,2 (77,5 / 8)
147 - Rozi Plain: What a Boost - 73,0 (77,4 / 8)
148 - The Chemical Brothers: No Geography - 73,0 (73,0 / 21)
149 - Elbow: Giants Of All Sizes - 72,9 (74,9 / 15)
150 - William Tyler: Goes West - 72,9 (77,3 / 8)
151 - Vivian Girls: Memory - 72,8 (75,5 / 13)
152 - Crumb: Jinx - 72,7 (77,0 / 8)
153 - Boy Harsher: Careful - 72,7 (76,0 / 11)
154 - Ex Hex: It's Real - 72,6 (73,9 / 17)
155 - The Highwomen: The Highwomen - 72,6 (76,6 / 9)
156 - Maggie Rogers: Heard It In A Past Life - 72,4 (70,8 / 26)
157 - Strand Of Oaks: Eraserland - 72,4 (74,7 / 14)
158 - Gary Clark Jr.: This Land - 72,3 (77,0 / 7)
159 - Stef Chura: Midnight - 72,3 (74,6 / 14)
160 - Whitney: Forever Turned Around - 72,3 (71,0 / 25)
161 - These New Puritans: Inside The Rose - 72,3 (72,3 / 21)
162 - Tiny Ruins: Olympic Girls - 72,3 (74,3 / 15)
163 - Carla Dal Forno: Look Up Sharp - 72,2 (75,9 / 10)
164 - Sheer Mag: A Distant Call - 72,2 (75,5 / 11)
165 - Marvin Gaye: You're The Man - 72,2 (76,9 / 7)
166 - Palehund: Black Friday - 72,2 (76,5 / 8)
167 - Avey Tare: Cows on Hourglass Pond - 72,2 (73,2 / 18)
168 - Blood Red Shoes: Get Tragic - 72,1 (76,1 / 9)
169 - Drahla: Useless Coordinates - 72,0 (76,7 / 7)
170 - Sam Fender: Hypersonic Missiles - 72,0 (74,0 / 15)
171 - Andrew Bird: My Finest Work Yet - 72,0 (73,3 / 17)
172 - Pom Poko: Birthday - 71,9 (76,3 / 8)
173 - Sasami: Sasami - 71,9 (72,6 / 19)
174 - Oh Sees: Face Stabber - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
175 - Hiss Golden Messenger: Terms Of Surrender - 71,9 (75,9 / 9)
176 - Kelsey Lu: Blood - 71,8 (74,1 / 14)
177 - Drugdealer: Raw Honey - 71,8 (73,8 / 15)
178 - Dawn: New Breed - 71,7 (76,0 / 8)
179 - Ibibio Sound Machine: Doko Mien - 71,7 (75,0 / 11)
180 - Amanda Palmer: There Will Be No Intermission - 71,6 (73,3 / 16)
181 - Spielbergs: This Is Not the End - 71,6 (74,2 / 13)
182 - Skepta: Ignorance Is Bliss - 71,5 (73,5 / 15)
183 - Du Blonde: Lung Bread For Daddy - 71,4 (75,1 / 10)
184 - Tim Presley & White Fence: I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk - 71,3 (73,3 / 15)
185 - Tropical Fuck Storm: Braindrops - 71,3 (73,3 / 15)
186 - Mavis Staples: We Got By - 71,2 (73,8 / 13)
187 - Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary - 71,1 (70,4 / 23)
188 - Pip Blom: Boat - 71,0 (75,0 / 9)
189 - SOAK: Grim Town - 71,0 (72,6 / 16)
190 - Rex Orange County: Pony - 70,8 (74,5 / 10)
191 - Sacred Paws: Run Around The Sun - 70,8 (74,1 / 11)
192 - Hayden Thorpe: Diviner - 70,8 (73,8 / 12)
193 - Muna: Saves the World - 70,7 (74,7 / 9)
194 - Teeth Of The Sea: Wraith - 70,7 (74,7 / 9)
195 - Bibio: Ribbons - 70,7 (72,0 / 17)
196 - Sturgill Simpson: Sound & Fury - 70,6 (73,3 / 13)
197 - Loyle Carner: Not Waving, But Drowning - 70,6 (73,9 / 11)
198 - Pond: Tasmania - 70,4 (72,4 / 15)
199 - Rustin Man: Drift Code - 70,2 (71,9 / 16)
200 - Steve Lacy: Apollo XXI - 70,1 (73,8 / 10)

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Re: MCCh 2019 (19) October 31

Post by Edre Peraza » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:35 am

Even though I am not surprised, its so fucking infuriating to see Nick Cave at the top
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Re: MCCh 2019 (19) October 31

Post by Otisredding » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:38 pm

Hello, Rob

Changes in highlights: Nick Cave

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Re: MCCh 2019 (19) October 31

Post by Rob » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:53 pm

We finally hit the magic 100! What does this mean? That from now on we get more drop-offs. Basically if you have favorite in, say, the last 15 you better say goodbye to them while you can, because they are on the chopping block. Still, there is time to enjoy their company:


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Re: MCCh 2019 (19) October 31

Post by Cold Butterfly » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:56 pm

Edre Peraza wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:35 am
Even though I am not surprised, its so fucking infuriating to see Nick Cave at the top
Agreed. Yes, there are artists who I think are overrated. But when it comes to Nick Cave, i will say that I have yet to enjoy a single album by him. I don’t get the charm, all of his albums are just him elaborately groaning over failed attempts at noir-esque production. That might be too harsh, but seriously, i don’t get the hype for any of his releases.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (19) October 31

Post by Edre Peraza » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:49 pm

Cold Butterfly wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:56 pm
Edre Peraza wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:35 am
Even though I am not surprised, its so fucking infuriating to see Nick Cave at the top
Agreed. Yes, there are artists who I think are overrated. But when it comes to Nick Cave, i will say that I have yet to enjoy a single album by him. I don’t get the charm, all of his albums are just him elaborately groaning over failed attempts at noir-esque production. That might be too harsh, but seriously, i don’t get the hype for any of his releases.
Exactly. But even if I put aside his music, there are ton of new and up and coming artists this year that got snubbed.
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Re: MCCh 2019 (19) October 31

Post by Jackson » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:57 am

85 - Anna Meredith: Fibs - 75,8 (78,8 / 12)

How in the world is this album so low?!?

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Re: MCCh 2019 (19) October 31

Post by PlasticRam » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:46 am

Cold Butterfly wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:56 pm
Edre Peraza wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:35 am
Even though I am not surprised, its so fucking infuriating to see Nick Cave at the top
Agreed. Yes, there are artists who I think are overrated. But when it comes to Nick Cave, i will say that I have yet to enjoy a single album by him. I don’t get the charm, all of his albums are just him elaborately groaning over failed attempts at noir-esque production. That might be too harsh, but seriously, i don’t get the hype for any of his releases.
I agree. Didn't listen to the newest album and will not cos of this feedback.
I feel like that

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Re: MCCh 2019 (19) October 31

Post by Rob » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:40 pm

Time for another perspective.

The music world is extremely focused on young artists (and young audiences), in a way that you don't find in any other arts. Only few make it past 40 with full attention in tact; not always deservedly so. Having a guy in his sixties being on top of this list is totally unheard off (Bowie came close with Blackstar, but didn't top this list in the end; he was the year-end favorite though, but his album had a huge backstory and in a way cultural meaning, incomparable to Ghosteen). So I think it is awesome that Nick Cave has been able to remain in a certain spotlight and kept his creative juices flowing for so long. There is enough appreciation for the young (see most else of this list) and that is cool, but having this One Old Man Who Could here is simply awesome to me. It is also of interest to note that he seems more popular in recent years. He was always something of an outsider/ cult figure, but nowadays he sells out big stadiums - without having had a truly big hit, no less! When I grow up I want to be Nick Cave!

Also, don't interpret this list wrongly. Critics didn't snub other albums in favor of Ghosteen. This was not a considered vote; critics rated it on it's own, not in comparison with other albums. That's why the MegaCritic list tends to be so different that the eventual Year-end-lists; it is another thought process. And although I expect Ghosteen to do fine at the year-end-lists it will very likely not end at #1. Younger artists will.

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Re: MCCh 2019 (19) October 31

Post by mileswide » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:39 pm

Jackson wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:57 am
85 - Anna Meredith: Fibs - 75,8 (78,8 / 12)

How in the world is this album so low?!?
Haven't seen any other reviews on FIBS but The Guardian bafflingly called it an "unsatisfyingly structured racket" in a 2-star review. Did they even listen to the album?
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