MCCh 2020 (09) May 31

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MCCh 2020 (09) May 31

Post by Otisredding » Sun May 31, 2020 6:23 pm

The best albums of 2020 (update May 31)

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:
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: Reunions

50 - Moses Boyd: Dark Matter - 73,9 (77,3 / 11)
Highlights: Shades of You - Only You - 2 Far Gone
Nu Jazz



49 - Empress Of: I'm Your Empress Of – 74,0 (76,6 / 13)
Highlights: Give Me Another Chance - Void - Love is a Drug
Electropop



48 - Sparks: A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip – 74,0 (76,0 / 15)
Highlights: Self-Effacing - I’m Toast - iPhone
Art Pop



47 - Mark Lanegan: Straight Songs Of Sorrow - 74,6 (75,9 / 17)
Highlights: Skeleton Key - This Game of Love - Stockholm City Blues
Singer-Songwriter



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



45 - Jessie Reyez: Before Love Came To Kill Us – 74,7 (78,7 / 9)
Highlights: Imported - Figures - Intruders
Trap Rap



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



43 - Damien Jurado: What's New, Tomboy? - 74,8 (79,1 / 8)
Highlights: Birds Tricked into the Trees - Ochoa - The End of the Road
Indie Folk



42 - Ghostpoet: I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep - 74,8 (77,1 / 14)
Highlights: Rats in a Sack - Concret Pony - Nowhere to Hide Now
Art 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 - Kvelertak: Splid - 75,5 (79,9 / 8)
Highlights: Bråtebrann - Crack of Doom - Fanden ta dette Hull!
Hardcore Punk



36 - 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



29 - King Krule: Man Alive! - 75,8 (73,5 / 28)
Highlights: Alone, Omen 3 - Stoned Again - Cellular
Art Rock



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



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



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



25 - 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



18 - Charli XCX: how i'm feeling now - 78,8 (77,4 / 25)
Highlights: Forever - Claws - Anthems
Bubblegum Bass



17 - Hayley Williams: Petals For Armor - 78,9 (80,2 / 17)
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 – 80,8 (79,8 / 24)
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 – 83,7 (85,1 / 17)
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 – 90,2 (87,2 / 30)
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 (09) May 31

Post by Otisredding » Sun May 31, 2020 6:28 pm

Bang Jan wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:54 pm
*Insert annual comment about 70 and over albums here.*
51 - Andy Shauf: The Neon Skyline - 73,9 (75,9 / 15)
52 - Boniface: Boniface - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
53 - Dan Deacon: Mystic Familiar - 73,8 (73,8 / 21)
54 - Bonny Light Horseman: Bonny Light Horseman - 73,7 (77,4 / 10)
55 - Kiwi Jr.: Football Money - 73,6 (77,6 / 9)
56 - Lido Pimienta: Miss Colombia - 73,5 (76,8 / 11)
57 - Nap Eyes: Snapshot of a Beginner - 73,5 (76,8 / 11)
58 - Halsey: Manic - 73,4 (71,7 / 26)
59 - Wire: Mind Hive - 73,3 (76,3 / 12)
60 - Buscabulla: Regresa - 73,2 (76,9 / 10)
61 - Bambara: Stray - 73,2 (76,2 / 12)
62 - Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts V: Together - 73,1 (76,1 / 12)
63 - Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: Reunions - 73,0 (76,0 / 12)
64 - Frances Quinlan: Likewise - 73,0 (75,3 / 14)
65 - Sløtface: Sorry For The Late Reply - 72,9 (76,6 / 10)
66 - The Soft Pink Truth: Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? - 72,9 (77,6 / 7)
67 - Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot - 72,9 (72,9 / 21)
68 - Deerhoof: Future Teenage Cave Artists - 72,3 (76,0 / 10)
69 - Pearl Jam: Gigaton - 72,3 (71,3 / 24)
70 - Tennis: Swimmer - 72,0 (75,7 / 10)
71 - Swamp Dogg: Sorry You Couldn't Make It - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
72 - Pantha Du Prince: Conference of Trees - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
73 - Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling - 71,7 (74,4 / 13)
74 - Pinegrove: Marigold - 71,5 (73,1 / 16)
75 - ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: X: The Godless Void and Other Stories - 71,4 (74,4 / 12)
76 - 070 Shake: Modus Vivendi - 71,2 (72,8 / 16)
77 - The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do - 71,2 (72,8 / 16)
78 - Squarepusher: Be Up A Hello - 71,0 (71,9 / 18)
79 - Katie Gately: Loom - 70,9 (75,3 / 8)
80 - Bombay Bicycle Club: Everything Else Has Gone Wrong - 70,8 (70,5 / 22)
81 - Jess Williamson: Sorceress - 70,7 (75,0 / 8)
82 - Car Seat Headrest: Making a Door Less Open - 70,7 (71,7 / 18)
83 - Stephen Malkmus: Traditional Techniques - 70,7 (70,3 / 22)
84 - Cornershop: England Is A Garden - 70,3 (75,0 / 7)
85 - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: The Mosaic Of Transformation - 70,3 (74,0 / 10)
86 - Disq: Collector - 70,2 (74,2 / 9)

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Re: MCCh 2020 (09) May 31

Post by Jackson » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:20 am

The Mcch Debut for the Charli XCX album is way too low! Should be an easy top ten.

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Re: MCCh 2020 (09) May 31

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