MCCh 2020 (07) April 30

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MCCh 2020 (07) April 30

Post by Otisredding » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:48 am

The best albums of 2020 (update April, 30)

The numbers presented next to each album title are the weighted average rating, and, in brackets, average and number of ratings (out of 32 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; God Is In The Tv; Load And Quiet; Music OMH; 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:
Moses Boyd: Dark Matter

40 - The Chats: High Risk Behaviour – 74,6 (78,3 / 10)
Highlights: Pub Feed - Identity Theft - Stinker
Garage Punk



39 - Lanterns On The Lake: Spook The Herd – 74,7 (79,0 / 8)
Highlights: Every Atom - Before They Excavate - Swimming Lessons
Dream Pop



38 - Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: Viscerals - 74,8 (78,5 / 10)
Highlights: Halloween Bolson - New Body - Rubbernecker
Stoner Metal



37 - The Weeknd: After Hours – 75,2 (74,6 / 23)
Highlights: Blinding Lights - After Hours - Scared to Live
Alternative R&B



36 - Lucinda Williams: Good Souls Better Angels – 75,3 (78,3 / 12)
Highlights: Big Black Train - Wakin' Up - When the Way Gets Dark
Blues Rock


35 - Hamilton Leithauser: The Loves Of Your Life - 75,4 (77,7 / 14)
Highlights: Here They Come - Don't Check the Score - Isabella
Indie Rock



34 - Jessie Reyez: Before Love Came To Kill Us - 75,4 (79,8 / 8)
Highlights: Imported - Figures - Intruders
Trap Rap



33 - Kvelertak: Splid - 75,5 (79,9 / 8)
Highlights: Bråtebrann - Crack of Doom - Fanden ta dette Hull!
Hardcore Punk



32 - Shabaka And The Ancestors: We Are Sent Here By History - 75,6 (79,6 / 9)
Highlights: The Coming of the Strange Ones - They Who Must Die - We Will Work (On Redefining Manhood)
Jazz



31 - Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts VI: Locusts – 75,6 (78,6 / 12)
Highlights: Run Like Hell - Around Every Corner - The Cursed Clock
Dark Ambient



30 - King Krule: Man Alive! - 75,6 (73,6 / 27)
Highlights: Alone, Omen 3 - Stoned Again - Cellular
Art Rock



29 - Ben Watt: Storm Damage – 75,7 (79,0 / 11)
Highlights: Irene - Balanced on a Wire - Retreat to Find
Alternative Rock



28 - The Strokes: The New Abnormal – 75,7 (72,4 / 31)
Highlights: Bad Decisions - The Adults Are Talking - Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus
Indie Rock



27 - Mac Miller: Circles - 75,8 (77,4 / 16)
Highlights: Good News - Everybody - Complicated
Neo-Soul



26 - Georgia: Seeking Thrills - 75,8 (73,8 / 27)
Highlights: About Work the Dancefloor - Never Let You Go - 24 Hours
Electropop



25 - Keeley Forsyth: Debris – 75,8 (80,1 / 8)
Highlights: Lost - Look to Yourself - Large Oak
Avant-Folk



24 - Grimes: Miss Anthropocene - 76,5 (72,8 / 32)
Highlights: Delete Forever - My Name Is Dark - Violence
Art Pop



23 - Code Orange: Underneath – 76,5 (79,8 / 11)
Highlights: Swallowing the Rabbit Whole - Sulfur Surrounding - You and You Alone
Metalcore



22 - Childish Gambino: 3.15.2020 – 76,7 (76,3 / 22)
Highlights: Algorhythm - Time - 19.10
Neo Soul



21 - BC Camplight: Shortly After Takeoff – 76,7 (81,0 / 8)
Highlights: Arm Around Your Sadness - Back to Work - Ghosthunting
Psychedelic Pop



20 - Bill Fay: Countless Branches – 77,0 (79,6 / 13)
Highlights: Filled With Wonder Once Again - I Will Remain Here - Salt on the Earth
Singer-Songwriter



19 - Sorry: 925 – 77,1 (76,4 / 23)
Highlights: Right Round the Clock - Starstruck - More
Indie Rock



18 - Torres: Silver Tongue – 77,2 (77,1 / 21)
Highlights: Good Grief - Last Forest - Dressing America
Indie Rock



17 - Nicolas Jaar: Cenizas – 77,3 (81,6 / 8)
Highlights: Mud - Garden - Faith Made of Silk
Ambient



16 - Destroyer: Have We Meet – 77,5 (75,8 / 26)
Highlights: Crimson Tide - It Just Doesn't Happen - University Hill
Synthpop



15 - U.S. Girls: Heavy Light – 78,4 (77,4 / 24)
Highlights: 4 American Dollars - Overtime - Woodstock '99
Art Pop



14 - Baxter Dury: The Night Chancers - 79,4 (81,1 / 16)
Highlights: I'm Not Your Dog - Carla's Got a Boyfriend - Slumlord
Synthpop



13 - Makaya McCraven: We’re New Again – A Re-imagining - 79,4 (82,1 / 13)
Highlights: Where Did the Night Go - New York Is Killing Me - I'm New Here
Nu Jazz



12 - Tame Impala: The Slow Rush – 79,5 (75,8 / 32)
Highlights: Lost in Yesterday - Posthumous Forgiveness - Breathe Deeper
Neo-Psychedelia



11 - Laura Marling: Song For Our Daughter – 79,5 (79,5 / 21)
Highlights: Blow by Blow - Alexandra - Strange Girl
Folk



10 - Soccer Mommy: Color Theory – 79,6 (78,2 / 25)
Highlights: Circle the Drain - Bloodstream - Yellow Is the Color of Her Eyes
Singer-Songwriter



09 - J Hus: Big Conspiracy - 79,8 (83,8 / 9)
Highlights: Must Be - No Denying - Play Play
Hip Hop



08 - Rina Sawayama: Sawayama - 79,9 (81,2 / 17)
Highlights: Comme des Garçons (Like the Boys) - XS - Dinasty
R&B



07 - Thundercat: It Is What It Is – 80,1 (79,7 / 22)
Highlights: Dragonball Durag - Black Qualls - Innerstellar Love
Nu Jazz



06 - Caribou: Suddenly – 82,1 (79,4 / 29)
Highlights: You and I - Home - Never Come Back
Indietronica



05 - Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia – 82,1 (80,8 / 25)
Highlights: Physical - Break My Heart - Don’t Start Now
Dance Pop



04 - Waxahatchee: Saint Cloud – 82,4 (79,7 / 29)
Highlights: Lilacs - Can't Do Much - Fire
Singer-Songwriter



03 - Porridge Radio: Every Bad - 82,9 (82,9 / 21)
Highlights: Lilac - Sweet - Don't Ask Me Twice
Indie Rock



02 - Yves Tumor: Heaven To A Tortured Mind – 83,4 (81,7 / 26)
Highlights: Kerosene! - Gospel for a New Century - Romanticist
Nu Jazz



01 - Fiona Apple: Fetch The Bolt Cutters - 93,1 (92,1 / 24)
Highlights: Shameika - I Want You to Love Me - Under the Table
Art Pop
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Re: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30

Post by Otisredding » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:52 am

Bang Jan wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:54 pm
*Insert annual comment about 70 and over albums here.*
41 - Moses Boyd: Dark Matter - 73,9 (77,3 / 11)
42 - Andy Shauf: The Neon Skyline - 73,9 (75,9 / 15)
43 - Boniface: Boniface - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
44 - Lido Pimienta: Miss Colombia - 73,8 (77,5 / 10)
45 - Dan Deacon: Mystic Familiar - 73,8 (73,8 / 21)
46 - Bonny Light Horseman: Bonny Light Horseman - 73,7 (77,4 / 10)
47 - Kiwi Jr.: Football Money - 73,6 (77,6 / 9)
48 - Nap Eyes: Snapshot of a Beginner - 73,5 (76,8 / 11)
49 - Halsey: Manic - 73,4 (71,7 / 26)
50 - Wire: Mind Hive - 73,3 (76,3 / 12)
51 - Bambara: Stray - 73,2 (76,2 / 12)
52 - Empress Of: I'm Your Empress Of - 73,1 (76,1 / 12)
53 - Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts V: Together - 73,1 (76,1 / 12)
54 - Frances Quinlan: Likewise - 73,0 (75,3 / 14)
55 - Sløtface: Sorry For The Late Reply - 72,9 (76,6 / 10)
56 - Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot - 72,9 (72,9 / 21)
57 - Brian Fallon: Local Honey - 72,7 (77,0 / 8)
58 - Pearl Jam: Gigaton - 72,3 (71,3 / 24)
59 - Tennis: Swimmer - 72,0 (75,7 / 10)
60 - Swamp Dogg: Sorry You Couldn't Make It - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
60 - Pantha Du Prince: Conference of Trees - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
62 - Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling - 71,7 (74,4 / 13)
63 - Pinegrove: Marigold - 71,5 (73,1 / 16)
64 - ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: X: The Godless Void and Other Stories - 71,4 (74,4 / 12)
65 - 070 Shake: Modus Vivendi - 71,2 (72,8 / 16)
65 - The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do - 71,2 (72,8 / 16)
67 - Squarepusher: Be Up A Hello - 71,0 (71,9 / 18)
68 - Katie Gately: Loom - 70,9 (75,3 / 8)
69 - Bombay Bicycle Club: Everything Else Has Gone Wrong - 70,8 (70,5 / 22)
70 - Stephen Malkmus: Traditional Techniques - 70,7 (70,3 / 22)
71 - Cornershop: England Is A Garden - 70,3 (75,0 / 7)
72 - Disq: Collector - 70,2 (74,2 / 9)

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Re: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30

Post by Rob » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:41 am

I'm shocked, shocked!, to see Fiona Apple at #1!

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Re: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30

Post by Jackson » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:44 pm

How does 93.1 compare to the highest scores ever in this MCCH ranking?

EDIT: I just found the links to the archived rankings. Looks like Fetch the Bolt Cutters is second in the history of the chart to To Pimp a Butterfly's 94.2 score.

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Re: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30

Post by prosecutorgodot » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:24 pm

Hey, maybe with the high ranking people will finally stop sleeping on Rina?

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Re: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30

Post by Jackson » Fri May 01, 2020 3:10 pm

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:24 pm
Hey, maybe with the high ranking people will finally stop sleeping on Rina?
I just discovered her earlier this year and like this album. It's interesting to see someone putting a modern twist on late 90s/early 00s pop after a decade of pop that was heavily focused on revisiting the 80s.

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Re: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30

Post by prosecutorgodot » Fri May 01, 2020 5:26 pm

Jackson wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 3:10 pm
prosecutorgodot wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:24 pm
Hey, maybe with the high ranking people will finally stop sleeping on Rina?
I just discovered her earlier this year and like this album. It's interesting to see someone putting a modern twist on late 90s/early 00s pop after a decade of pop that was heavily focused on revisiting the 80s.
Nice! Yeah, it's refreshing to hear a different set of influences.

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Re: MCCh 2020 (07) April 30

Post by discord » Fri May 15, 2020 8:38 pm

Dude where's the new one?

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