MCCh 2020 (01) January 31

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MCCh 2020 (01) January 31

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The best albums of 2020 (update January 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; NME: 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

10 - Pinegrove: Marigold - 72,3 (74,6 / 14)
Highlights: Marigold - The Alarmist - Endless
Indie Rock



09 - Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot - 72,7 (73 / 20)
Highlights: Will-O-the-Wisp - Burning the Heather - Happy People
Synthpop



08 - Wire: Mind Hive - 72,7 (76 / 11)
Highlights: Cactused - Off the Beach - Primed and Ready
Post-Punk


07 - Kiwi Jr.: Football Money - 73,6 (77,6 / 9)
Highlights: Comeback Baby - Leslie - Nothing Changes
Indie Rock



06 - Dan Deacon: Mystic Familiar - 73,7 (77 / 11)
Highlights: Become a Mountain - Sat by a Tree - Fell Into the Ocean
Neo-Psychedelia



05 - Mac Miller: Circles - 74,7 (77,1 / 14)
Highlights: Good News - Everybody - Complicated
Neo-Soul



04 - Destroyer: Have We Meet - 74,9 (76,2 / 17)
Highlights: Crimson Tide - It Just Doesn't Happen - University Hill
Synthpop



03 - Georgia: Seeking Thrills - 75,2 (73,5 / 26)
Highlights: About Work the Dancefloor - Never Let You Go - 24 Hours
Electropop



02 - Torres: Silver Tongue - 75,9 (77,9 / 15)
Highlights: Good Grief - Last Forest - Dressing America
Indie Rock



01 - Bill Fay: Countless Branches - 76,4 (79,7 / 11)
Highlights: Filled With Wonder Once Again - I Will Remain Here - Salt on the Earth
Singer-Songwriter
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*Insert annual comment about 70 and over albums here.*

Also, the images seem to be broken.
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All that time spent pounding the refresh button paid off! Thank you otisredding. Looking forward to diving into these. :music-listening:
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I'm amazed how low these scores are! I was expecting several of these to be well up into the 80s.
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Hmm, number 1 would fit into the mid 60s in last years list...
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Bang Jan wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:54 pm *Insert annual comment about 70 and over albums here.*
11 - Halsey: Manic - 72,1 (72,0 / 21)
12 - Andy Shauf: The Neon Skyline - 71,6 (74,6 / 12)
13 - Bombay Bicycle Club: Everything Else Has Gone Wrong - 70,5 (70,5 / 21)
14 - The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do - 70,3 (72,3 / 15)
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Any hope of the song highlights appearing before the new list hits? I would really like to start the playlist.
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