MCCh 2020 (10) June 15

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MCCh 2020 (10) June 15

Post by Otisredding » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:07 pm

The best albums of 2020 (update June 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:
Moses Boyd: Dark Matter
Empress Of: I'm Your Empress Of


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



54 - Damien Jurado: What's New, Tomboy? - 74,1 (78,1 / 9)
Highlights: Birds Tricked into the Trees - Ochoa - The End of the Road
Indie Folk



53 - Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: Reunions - 74,2 (76,6 / 14)
Highlights: What've I Done to Help - Overseas - Dreamsicle
Americana



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



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



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



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



48 - Owen Pallet: Island - 74,9 (78,9 / 9)
Highlights: The Sound of the Engines – A Bloody Morning – Paragon of Order
Chamber Folk



47 - Ghostpoet: I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep – 75,0 (77,0 / 15)
Highlights: Rats in a Sack - Concret Pony - Nowhere to Hide Now
Art Pop



46 - Mark Lanegan: Straight Songs Of Sorrow – 75,1 (76,1 / 18)
Highlights: Skeleton Key – This Game of Love – Stockholm City Blues
Singer-Songwriter



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



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



43 - Sonic Boom: All Things Being Equal - 75,2 (78,9 / 10)
Highlights: Just a Little Piece of Me – I Feel a Change Coming On – Things Like This (A Little Bit Deeper)
Neo-Psychedelia



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



41 - Lady Gaga: Chromatica - 75,5 (74,8 / 23)
Highlights: Stupid Love – Sine from Above – Rain on Me
Dance Pop



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



39 - 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



31 - Jehnny Beth: To Love Is To Live - 76,2 (76,9 / 19)
Highlights: I’m the Man – French Countryside – Flower
Art Pop



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



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



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



27 - 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



19 - Hayley Williams: Petals For Armor - 78,9 (80,2 / 17)
Highlights: Simmer - Dead Horse - Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris
Art Pop



18 - Hinds: The Prettiest Curse - 78,9 (79,6 / 19)
Highlights: Good Bad Times – Riding Solo – Come Back and Love Me <3
Indie Rock



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



16 - 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



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



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



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



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



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



10 - Thundercat: It Is What It Is – 80,8 (79,8 / 24)
Highlights: Dragonball Durag - Black Qualls - Innerstellar Love
Nu Jazz



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



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



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



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



05 - Moses Sumney: græ – 83,7 (85,1 / 17)
Highlights: Polly - Virile - Neither/Nor
Art Pop



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



03 - Run The Jewels: RTJ4 - 86,8 (85,2 / 26)
Highlights: walking in the snow – yankee and the brave (ep. 4) – JU$T
Hip Hop



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 (10) June 15

Post by Otisredding » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:13 pm

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

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Re: MCCh 2020 (10) June 15

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