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MCCh 2020 (16) September 15

Post by Otisredding » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:50 am

The best albums of 2020 (updateSeptember 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: Rob makes the top three songs from the album according to Allmusic, Consequence of Sound, Jenesaispop, Plattentests, The Skinny, 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:
No Joy: Motherhood

85 - Ghostpoet: I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep - 74,3 (75,9 / 16)
Highlights: Rats in a Sack - Concret Pony - Nowhere to Hide Now
Art Pop



84 - Bananagun: The True Story of Bananagun - 74,3 (78,3 / 9)
Highlights: She Now - Perfect Stranger - Modern Day Problems
Afrobeat



83 - James Dean Bradfield: Even In Exile - 74,6 (77,9 / 11)
Highlights: The Boy from the Plantation – La Partida – Thirty Thousand Milk Bottles
Alternative Rock



82 - The Beths: Jump Rope Gazers - 74,6 (75,3 / 19)
Highlights: I’m Not Getting Excited - Acrid - Mars, the God of War
Indie Rock



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



80 - Marilyn Manson: We Are Chaos - 74,7 (76,3 / 16)
Highlights: We Are Chaos - Don't Chase The Dead – Paint You With My Love
Alternative Rock



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



78 - Dream Wife: So When You Gonna… - 74,7 (76,7 / 15)
Highlights: Sports! - Hasta la vista - Temporary
Indie Rock



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



76 - Dehd: Flower Of Devotion – 75,0 (79,0 / 9)
Highlights: Loner – Haha - No Time
Indie Rock



75 - Creeper: Sex, Death and The Infinite Void - 75,1 (79,4 / 8)
Highlights: All My Friends – Cyanide - Annabelle
Pop Rock



74 - Jessie Reyez: Before Love Came To Kill Us - 75,1 (78,8 / 10)
Highlights: Imported - Figures - Intruders
Trap Rap



73 - Sparks: A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip - 75,1 (76,5 / 17)
Highlights: Self-Effacing - I’m Toast - iPhone
Art Pop



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



71 - Sonic Boom: All Things Being Equal - 75,2 (78,5 / 11)
Highlights: Just a Little Piece of Me - I Feel a Change Coming On - Things Like This (A Little Bit Deeper)
Neo-Psychedelia



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



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



68 - Julianna Barwick: Healing Is A Miracle - 75,5 (78,2 / 13)
Highlights: Inspirit - In Light - Nod
Ambient



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



66 - Arca: KiCk i – 75,5 (74,8 / 23)
Highlights: KLK – Time - Mequetrefe
Deconstructed Club



65 - Shirley Collins: Heart's Ease – 75,5 (78,5 / 12)
Highlights: The Merry Golden Tree - Locked in Ice - Sweet Greens and Blues
Folk



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



63 - 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



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



61 - Mark Lanegan: Straight Songs Of Sorrow – 75,7 (76,3 / 19)
Highlights: Skeleton Key - This Game of Love - Stockholm City Blues
Singer-Songwriter



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



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



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



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



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



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



54 - Bill Callahan: Gold Record - 75,9 (76,5 / 19)
Highlights: Pigeons – The Mackenzies – Another Song
Americana



53 - The Soft Pink Truth: Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? - 76,1 (79,8 / 10)
Highlights: We – Shall - Sinning
Ambient



52 - Jarv Is: Beyond The Pale – 76,2 (76,2 / 21)
Highlights: Must I Evolve? - House Music All Night Long - Save the Whale
Art Rock



51 - Bdrmm: Bedroom - 76,3 (80,6 / 8)
Highlights: A Reason to Celebrate - Happy - If…
Dream Pop



50 - Owen Pallet: Island – 76,4 (79,4 / 12)
Highlights: The Sound of the Engines - A Bloody Morning - Paragon of Order
Chamber Folk



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



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



47 - Nubya Garcia: Source – 76,7 (80,7 / 9)
Highlights: Pace – Source - La cumbia me está llamando
Jazz



46 - Nadine Shah: Kitchen Sink – 76,7 (78,1 / 17)
Highlights: Ladies for Babies (Goats for Love) - Kitchen Sink - Trad
Art Rock



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



44 - 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



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



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



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



40 - Khruangbin: Mordechai - 77,2 (77,1 / 21)
Highlights: Time (You and I) - So We Won’t Forget - Pelota
Psychedelic Rock



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



38 - Angel Olsen: Whole New Mess – 77,4 (76,7 / 23)
Highlights: Whole New Mess - Waving, Smiling - (New Love) Cassette
Folk



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



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



35 - Kelly Lee Owens: Inner Song – 78,6 (78,9 / 20)
Highlights: On - Melt! - L.I.N.E.
Tech House



34 - Lianne La Havas: Lianne La Havas - 78,7 (79,1 / 20)
Highlights: Paper Thin - Read My Mind - Weird Fishes
Neo-Soul



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



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



31 - Jehnny Beth: To Love Is To Live – 79,0 (77,0 / 27)
Highlights: I’m the Man - French Countryside - Flower
Art Pop



30 - Hayley Williams: Petals For Armor – 79,2 (80,2 / 18)
Highlights: Simmer - Dead Horse - Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris
Art Pop



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



28 - 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



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



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



25 - J Hus: Big Conspiracy - 79,7 (83,4 / 10)
Highlights: Must Be - No Denying - Play Play
Hip Hop



24 - Bright Eyes: Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was - 79,8 (78,1 / 26)
Highlights: Dance and Sing - One and Done - Persona Non Grata
Indie Folk



23 - Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist: Alfredo - 80,0 (84,4 / 8)
Highlights: 1985 - Baby $hit - Frank Lucas
Hip Hop



22 - Laura Marling: Song For Our Daughter – 80,2 (79,6 / 23)
Highlights: Blow by Blow - Alexandra - Strange Girl
Folk



21 - The Microphones: Microphones in 2020 – 80,3 (83,3 / 12)
Highlights: The Microphones in 2020 *(Album with only one song)
Singer-Songwriter



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



19 - Crack Cloud: Pain Olympics - 80,7 (85,0 / 8)
Highlights: Post Truth (Birth of a Nation) - The Next Fix (A Safe Space) - Ouster Stew
Post-Punk



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



17 - Jessie Ware: What's Your Pleasure? – 80,8 (79,5 / 25)
Highlights: Spotlight - Save a Kiss - Remember Where You Are
Dance Pop



16 - Neil Young: Homegrown – 81,2 (81,6 / 20)
Highlights: Separate Ways - Try - Vacancy
Singer-Songwriter



15 - Protomartyr: Ultimate Success Today - 81,8 (80,5 / 25)
Highlights: Bridge & Crown - Processed by the Boys - Worm in Heaven
Post-Punk



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



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



12 - Fontaines D.C.: A Hero's Death – 82,3 (79,6 / 29)
Highlights: I Don’t Belong - A Lucid Dream - A Hero’s Death
Post-Punk



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



10 - Haim: Women In Music Pt. III – 82,7 (79,7 / 30)
Highlights: The Steps - Up for a Dream - Summer Girl
Indie Pop



09 - Porridge Radio: Every Bad - 82,8 (82,2 / 23)
Highlights: Lilac - Sweet - Born Confused
Indie Rock



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



07 - Taylor Swift: Folklore - 83,9 (80,9 / 30)
Highlights: The Last Great American Dynasty - Cardigan - Exile
Singer-Songwriter



06 - Moses Sumney: græ – 84,1 (84,8 / 19)
Highlights: Polly - Virile - Neither/Nor
Art Pop



05 - Phoebe Bridgers: Punisher - 85,9 (82,9 / 30)
Highlights: Kyoto - Garden Song - I Know the End
Singer-Songwriter



04 - Run The Jewels: RTJ4 – 87,7 (85,7 / 27)
Highlights: Walking in the Snow - Yankee and the Brave (ep. 4) – JU$T
Hip Hop



03 - Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways – 88,3 (88,0 / 22)
Highlights: I Contain Multitudes - Murder Most Foul - Goodbye Jimmy Reed
Singer-Songwriter



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 (92,3 / 27)
Highlights: Shameika - I Want You to Love Me - Under the Table
Art Pop
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Re: MCCh 2020 (16) September 15

Post by Otisredding » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:55 am

Bang Jan wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:54 pm
*Insert annual comment about 70 and over albums here.*
86 - Doves: The Universal Want - 74,2 (76,6 / 14)
87 - Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: Reunions - 74,2 (76,6 / 14)
88 - Empress Of: I'm Your Empress Of - 74,2 (76,2 / 15)
89 - Kate NV: Room For The Moon - 74,2 (78,5 / 8)
90 - Declan McKenna: Zeros - 74,2 (77,2 / 12)
91 - Damien Jurado: What's New, Tomboy? - 74,1 (78,1 / 9)
92 - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Sideways to New Italy - 74,1 (72,8 / 25)
93 - Illuminati Hotties: Free I.H: This Is Not the One You've Been Waiting For - 74,1 (78,7 / 7)
94 - Moses Boyd: Dark Matter - 73,9 (77,3 / 11)
95 - Andy Shauf: The Neon Skyline - 73,9 (75,9 / 15)
96 - Boniface: Boniface - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
97 - Dan Deacon: Mystic Familiar - 73,8 (73,8 / 21)
98 - Bonny Light Horseman: Bonny Light Horseman - 73,7 (77,4 / 10)
99 - The Flaming Lips: American Head - 73,6 (74,6 / 18)
100 - Westerman: Your Hero Is Not Dead - 73,6 (76,2 / 13)
101 - Kiwi Jr.: Football Money - 73,6 (77,6 / 9)
102 - Lido Pimienta: Miss Colombia - 73,5 (76,8 / 11)
103 - Nap Eyes: Snapshot of a Beginner - 73,5 (76,8 / 11)
104 - Jessy Lanza: All The Time - 73,5 (74,4 / 18)
105 - Margo Price: That's How Rumors Get Started - 73,4 (75,7 / 14)
106 - Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow The Rules - 73,4 (73,0 / 22)
107 - Halsey: Manic - 73,4 (71,7 / 26)
108 - Wire: Mind Hive - 73,3 (76,3 / 12)
109 - Muzz: Muzz - 73,2 (77,2 / 9)
110 - Buscabulla: Regresa - 73,2 (76,2 / 12)
111 - Bambara: Stray - 73,2 (76,2 / 12)
112 - Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts V: Together - 73,1 (76,1 / 12)
113 - 100 Gecs: 1000 gecs and The Tree of Clues - 73,0 (77,4 / 8)
114 - Pearl Jam: Gigaton - 73,0 (71,7 / 25)
115 - Frances Quinlan: Likewise - 73,0 (75,3 / 14)
116 - Sløtface: Sorry For The Late Reply - 72,9 (76,6 / 10)
117 - Blake Mills: Mutable Set - 72,9 (77,6 / 7)
118 - Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot - 72,9 (72,9 / 21)
119 - Pottery: Welcome To Bobby's Motel - 72,8 (74,8 / 15)
120 - Jason Molina: Eight Gates - 72,7 (75,4 / 13)
121 - Katie Von Schleicher: Consummation - 72,6 (77,3 / 7)
122 - Coriky: Coriky - 72,5 (76,9 / 8)
123 - Courtney Marie Andrews: Old Flowers - 72,5 (73,8 / 17)
124 - Keleketla!: Keleketla! - 72,5 (77,1 / 7)
125 - Deerhoof: Future Teenage Cave Artists - 72,2 (74,5 / 14)
126 - Jade Hairpins: Harmony Avenue - 72,1 (76,1 / 9)
127 - Tennis: Swimmer - 72,0 (75,7 / 10)
128 - Swamp Dogg: Sorry You Couldn't Make It - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
129 - Pantha Du Prince: Conference of Trees - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
130 - Bully: Sucareg - 71,9 (74,2 / 14)
131 - The Chicks: Gaslighter - 71,7 (74,1 / 14)
132 - Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling - 71,7 (74,4 / 13)
133 - Ohmne: Fantasize Your Ghost - 71,7 (75,7 / 9)
134 - Pinegrove: Marigold - 71,5 (73,1 / 16)
135 - Kamaal Williams: Wu Hen - 71,4 (75,8 / 8)
136 - ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: X: The Godless Void and Other Stories - 71,4 (74,4 / 12)
137 - Orlando Weeks: A Quickening - 71,3 (75,6 / 8)
138 - Throwing Muses: Sun Racket - 71,3 (75,6 / 8)
139 - NZCA Lines: Pure Luxury - 71,3 (75,6 / 8)
140 - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: The Mosaic Of Transformation - 71,2 (74,5 / 11)
141 - 070 Shake: Modus Vivendi - 71,2 (72,8 / 16)
142 - The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do - 71,2 (72,8 / 16)
143 - The Streets: None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive - 71,1 (70,8 / 22)
144 - Kathleen Edwards: Total Freedom - 71,1 (75,7 / 7)
145 - Squarepusher: Be Up A Hello - 71,0 (71,9 / 18)
146 - Katie Gately: Loom - 70,9 (75,3 / 8)
147 - Paul Weller: On Sunset - 70,9 (71,6 / 19)
148 - Car Seat Headrest: Making a Door Less Open - 70,7 (71,7 / 18)
149 - Stephen Malkmus: Traditional Techniques - 70,7 (70,3 / 22)
150 - The Killers: Imploding the Mirage - 70,5 (70,2 / 22)
151 - Cornershop: England Is A Garden - 70,3 (75,0 / 7)
152 - Disq: Collector - 70,2 (74,2 / 9)
153 - Braids: Shadow Offering - 70,1 (74,1 / 9)

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Re: MCCh 2020 (16) September 15

Post by Rob » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:45 pm

Here is the updated playlist:



The Microphones in 2020 is still not on Spotify. Here it is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7BkabF31ak

It isn't the most exciting update, with not just most new entries being at the bottom (and probably leaving again soon), but also three of the six entries are re-entries. The Chats seem to have a talent of falling in and out of the list.

Surprised to not see The Flaming Lips make it. However, I wouldn't be surprised to see it bounce in next update.

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Re: MCCh 2020 (16) September 15

Post by Jackson » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:49 pm

Microphones in 2020 is surprisingly low here.

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Re: MCCh 2020 (16) September 15

Post by Krurze » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:08 am

Jackson wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:49 pm
Microphones in 2020 is surprisingly low here.
Is it really? It's number 20 for 2020 on Metacritic and number 15 for the last six months on anydecentmusic? (I didn't find a chart for 2020). If anything, it's vastly overrated on RYM for some reason.

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