MCCh 2020 (08) May 15

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MCCh 2020 (08) May 15

Post by Otisredding » Fri May 15, 2020 9:02 pm

The best albums of 2020 (update May, 15)

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:
None

45 - Ghostpoet: I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep - 74,3 (76,9 / 13)
Highlights: Rats in a Sack - Concret Pony - Nowhere to Hide Now
Art Pop



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



43 - Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: Reunions - 74,7 (78,7 / 9)
Highlights: What've I Done to Help - Overseas - Dreamsicle
Americana



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



41 - Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: Viscerals - 74,9 (78,2 / 11)
Highlights: Halloween Bolson - New Body - Rubbernecker
Stoner Metal



40 - Code Orange: Underneath – 75,2 (78,2 / 12)
Highlights: Swallowing the Rabbit Whole - Sulfur Surrounding - You and You Alone
Metalcore



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



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



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



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



35 - 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



25 - BC Camplight: Shortly After Takeoff – 76,9 (80,9 / 9)
Highlights: Arm Around Your Sadness - Back to Work - Ghosthunting
Psychedelic Pop



24 - 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



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



22 - Lucinda Williams: Good Souls Better Angels – 77,1 (78,4 / 17)
Highlights: Big Black Train - Wakin' Up - When the Way Gets Dark
Blues Rock



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



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



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



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



17 - Hayley Williams: Petals For Armor - 78,9 (80,6 / 16)
Highlights: Simmer - Dead Horse - Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris
Art Pop



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



15 - 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



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



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



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



11 - Laura Marling: Song For Our Daughter – 79,9 (79,5 / 22)
Highlights: Blow by Blow - Alexandra - Strange Girl
Folk



10 - Rina Sawayama: Sawayama – 80,0 (80,3 / 20)
Highlights: Comme des Garçons (Like the Boys) - XS - Dinasty
R&B



09 - Thundercat: It Is What It Is – 80,4 (79,7 / 23)
Highlights: Dragonball Durag - Black Qualls - Innerstellar Love
Nu Jazz



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



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



06 - Porridge Radio: Every Bad - 82,2 (81,8 / 22)
Highlights: Lilac - Sweet - Born Confused
Indie Rock



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



04 - Moses Sumney: græ - 82,5 (86,9 / 8)
Highlights: Polly - Virile - Neither/Nor
Art Pop



03 - Yves Tumor: Heaven To A Tortured Mind – 83,9 (81,9 / 27)
Highlights: Kerosene! - Gospel for a New Century - Romanticist
Nu Jazz



02 - Perfume Genius: Set My Heart On Fire Immediately - 85,8 (86,4 / 19)
Highlights: Describe - On the Floor - Without You
Art Pop



01 - Fiona Apple: Fetch The Bolt Cutters – 94,3 (92,6 / 26)
Highlights: Shameika - I Want You to Love Me - Under the Table
Art Pop
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Re: MCCh 2020 (08) May 15

Post by Otisredding » Fri May 15, 2020 9:06 pm

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

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Re: MCCh 2020 (08) May 15

Post by Rob » Sat May 16, 2020 3:03 pm

You're probably aware of it, Otisredding, but the highlights from last update are also still missing, alongside the new ones.

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Re: MCCh 2020 (08) May 15

Post by TheLastEnemy » Sat May 16, 2020 3:44 pm

Just wanted to say a big thank you for continuing to do this. I always look forward to it for a few days beforehand and enjoy it when it comes!
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Re: MCCh 2020 (08) May 15

Post by Daneman52 » Mon May 18, 2020 4:02 pm

Thank you Otis!!!

Time for this to be pinned back to the front page though.

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Re: MCCh 2020 (08) May 15

Post by Edre Peraza » Mon May 18, 2020 4:38 pm

surprised EOB isnt here. Also I dont get why people like the Hayley Williams album
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Re: MCCh 2020 (08) May 15

Post by Wisnu Tirta Aji » Mon May 18, 2020 7:06 pm

Edre Peraza wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 4:38 pm
Also I dont get why people like the Hayley Williams album
According to my theory (although I finally like Hayley Williams not only because of her album but also her voice in her band, Paramore), why peoples like the Hayley Williams album because peoples still thinking of Paramore, a Alternative/Punk-turn-to-Pop-Rock band that pull so much listeners because of their popular songs in their mind.
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Re: MCCh 2020 (08) May 15

Post by Henrik » Tue May 19, 2020 7:33 am

Daneman52 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 4:02 pm
Thank you Otis!!!

Time for this to be pinned back to the front page though.
Well that was late...but now there’s finally a link on the AM home page. Sorry for the delay, Otisredding!!
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