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MCCh 2015 (09) May 31

Post by Otisredding » Sun May 31, 2015 8:09 am

The best albums of 2015 (update May 31)

The numbers presented next to each album title are the weighted average rating and the number of reviews (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; Jenesaispop; Laut; LesInrocks; Mondosonoro; Music-story; Musikexpress; Nojesguiden; Ondarock; Plattentests; Playgroundmag; Sentire Ascoltare; The Music
UK: DIY; Drowned In Sound; The Guardian; Music OMH; NME; The Line Of Best Fit; The Skinny; The 405
USA + Canada: Allmusic; AV Club; Consequence Of Sound; Exclaim!; Paste; Pitchfork; Popmatters; Rolling Stone; Spin; Tinymixtapes

Highlights: These are the top three songs from the album according to Allmusic, Consequence of Sound, Jenesaispop, Plattentests, Gaffa.dk, Gaffa.se, The Irish Times, The Independent, Digital Spy, BostonGlobe, 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:
Blanck Mass: Dumb Flesh
Róisín Murphy
José González: Vestiges & Claws
Spectres: Dying


50 - My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall – 73,5 (26)
Highlights: Only Memories Remain - Like A River - In Its Infancy (The Waterfall)
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 858401.jpg[/imgsize]

49 - The Decemberists: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World – 73,7 (25)
Highlights: Cavalry Captain - A Beginning Song - Lake Song
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 824129.jpg[/imgsize]

48 - Colin Stetson And Sarah Neufeld: Never Were The Way She Was - 73,8 (15)
Highlights: The Rest of Us - With the Dark Hug of Time - In the Vespers
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 848281.jpg[/imgsize]

47 - East India Youth: Culture Of Volume – 74,1 (19)
Highlights: Carousel - End Result - Entirety
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 847210.jpg[/imgsize]

46 - Lonelady: Hinterland – 74,2 (14)
Highlights: Bunkerpop - Into the Cave - Groove It Out
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 848136.jpg[/imgsize]

45 - Paul Weller: Saturns Pattern - 74,3 (15)
Highlights: Going My Way - These City Streets - I'm Where I Should Be
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 861307.jpg[/imgsize]

44 - Earl Sweatshirt: I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside – 74,3 (19)
Highlights: Grief - Faucet - Wool
[imgsize 200x200]http://exclaim.ca/images/earl21.jpg[/imgsize]

43 - Bassekou Kouyaté And Ngoni Ba: Ba Power - 74,3 (7)
Highlights: Waati - Ayé Sira Bla - Bassekouni
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 838327.jpg[/imgsize]

42 - Ryley Walker: Primrose Green - 74,5 (13)
Highlights: Primrose Green - Sweet Satisfaction - Summer Dress
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 833753.jpg[/imgsize]

41 - Faith No More - Sol Invictus – 74,5 (25)
Highlights: Cone of Shame - Matador - Motherfucker
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 860082.jpg[/imgsize]

40 - Laura Marling: Short Movie - 74,5 (25)
Highlights: Short Movie - False Hope - Gurdjieff's Daughter
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 833746.jpg[/imgsize]

39 - Drake: If You're Reading This It's Too Late - 74,5 (21)
Highlights: Know Yourself - Energy - You & The 6
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 837700.jpg[/imgsize]

38 - Bill Fay: Who Is The Sender? - 74,8 (7)
Highlights: The Geese Are Flying Westward - Who Is the Sender? - How Little
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 826849.jpg[/imgsize]

37 - Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: After - 74,8 (8)
Highlights: Violet Clementine - Sunday Shoes - Penny Licks
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 818515.jpg[/imgsize]

36 - Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? - 74,9 (24)
Highlights: Need You Now - Huarache Lights - Love Is the Future
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 851919.jpg[/imgsize]

35 - Jim O’Rourke: Simple Songs - 74,9 (10)
Highlights: End of the Road - Friends With Benefits - Half Life Crisis
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 866528.jpg[/imgsize]

34 - Jessica Pratt: On Your Own Love Again – 75,0 (18)
Highlights: Back, Baby - Game That I Play - Moon Dude
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 808446.jpg[/imgsize]

33 - Ghost Culture: Ghost Culture – 75,1 (14)
Highlights: Glass - Guidecca - Mouth
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 828341.jpg[/imgsize]

32 - Mikal Cronin: MCIII – 75,2 (18)
Highlights: ii) Gold - Made My Mind Up - Turn Around
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 860852.jpg[/imgsize]

31 - Thee Oh Sees: Mutilator Defeated At Last – 75,2 (10)
Highlights: Web - Sticky Hulks - Turned Out Light
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_40 ... 853145.jpg[/imgsize]

30 - Django Django: Born Under Saturn – 75,5 (21)
Highlights: First Light - Giant - High Moon
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 845561.jpg[/imgsize]

29 - Metz: Metz II - 75,6 (19)
Highlights: Kicking A Can Of Worms - Acetate - The Swimmer
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 860545.jpg[/imgsize]

28 - Belle And Sebastian: Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance – 75,7 (32)
Highlights: Play For Today - Nobody's Empire - Ever Had A Little Faith?
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 817963.jpg[/imgsize]

27 - Pond: Man It Feels Like Space Again – 75,9 (22)
Highlights: Elvis' Flaming Star - Waiting Around For Grace - Zond
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 830040.jpg[/imgsize]

26 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love – 75,9 (22)
Highlights: Multi-Love - Necessary Evil - Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
[imgsize 200x200]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 852004.jpg[/imgsize]

25 - Ibeyi: Ibeyi – 76,2 (23)
Highlights: Mama Says - River - Stranger / Lover
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 831095.jpg[/imgsize]

24 - Holly Herndon: Platform – 76,2 (19)
Highlights: Chorus - An Exit - Interference
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 851943.jpg[/imgsize]

23 - Lightning Bolt: Fantasy Empire – 76,2 (15)
Highlights: Snow White (& the 7 Dwarves Fans) - The Metal East - Horsepower
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 844554.jpg[/imgsize]

22 - Shamir: Ratchet - 76,7 (19)
Highlights: On the Regular - Call It Off - In for the Kill
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 851937.jpg[/imgsize]

21 - Speedy Ortiz: Foil Deer - 77,0 (16)
Highlights: Raising the Skate - The Graduates - My Dead Girl
[imgsize 220x220]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 837205.jpg[/imgsize]

20 - Matthew E. White: Fresh Blood – 77,1 (22)
Highlights: Take Care My Baby - Tranquility - Rock & Roll Is Cold
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 828852.jpg[/imgsize]

19 - Hop Along: Painted Shut - 77,4 (10)
Highlights: Buddy in the Parade - Horseshoe Crabs - Waitress
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 845522.jpg[/imgsize]

18 - Tobias Jesso Jr.: Goon – 77,6 (26)
Highlights: Hollywood - Without You - How Could You Be
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 829250.jpg[/imgsize]

17 - Bob Dylan: Shadows in the Night – 77,8 (24)
Highlights: That Lucky Old Sun - Full Moon and Empty Arms - I'm a Fool to Want You
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 819408.jpg[/imgsize]

16 - Waxahatchee: Ivy Tripp – 77,8 (25)
Highlights: Air - Under a Rock - Summer of Love
[imgsize 240x240]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 847462.jpg[/imgsize]

15 - Alabama Shakes: Sound And Colour – 77,9 (27)
Highlights: Gimme All Your Love - Don’t Wanna Fight - Guess Who
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 838484.jpg[/imgsize]

14 - Torres: Sprinter – 78,5 (21)
Highlights: Sprinter - Strange Hellos - Cowboy Guilt
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 845517.jpg[/imgsize]

13 - Natalie Prass: Natalie Prass – 79,1 (20)
Highlights: My Baby Don't Understand Me - Violently - Bird Of Pray
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 825167.jpg[/imgsize]

12 - Viet Cong: Viet Cong – 79,3 (28)
Highlights: Continental Shelf - Death - Silhouettes
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 826763.jpg[/imgsize]

11 - Blur: The Magic Whip - 79,8 (28)
Highlights: Lonesome Street - There Are Too Many of Us - Go Out
[imgsize 260x260]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 856679.jpg[/imgsize]

10 - Young Fathers: White Men Are Black Men Too – 79,8 (21)
Highlights: Shame - Nest - Sirens
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 850364.jpg[/imgsize]

09 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress – 79,8 (26)
Highlights: Piss Crowns Are Trebled - Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light! - Asunder, Sweet
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 848082.jpg[/imgsize]

08 - Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper – 80,5 (27)
Highlights: Mr. Noah - Boys Latin - Tropic Of Cancer
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 817921.jpg[/imgsize]

07 - Jamie xx: In Colour - 81,4 (12)
Highlights: I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) - Girl - Gosh
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 868744.jpg[/imgsize]

06 - Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit - 85,3 (29)
Highlights: Pedestrian at Best - Depreston - Elevator Operator
[imgsize 280x280]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 835922.jpg[/imgsize]

05 - Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear – 86,3 (28)
Highlights: I Love You, Honeybear - Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins) - The Ideal Husband
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 834125.jpg[/imgsize]

04 - Sleater-Kinney: No Cities To Love – 86,7 (30)
Highlights: Bury Our Friends - No Cities To Love - No Anthems
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 822345.jpg[/imgsize]

03 - Björk: Vulnicura – 86,7 (31)
Highlights: Black Lake - Stonemilker - Atom Dance
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 828436.jpg[/imgsize]

02 - Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell – 91,3 (31)
Highlights: Fourth Of July - No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross - Should Have Known Better
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 829258.jpg[/imgsize]

01 - Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly – 94,2 (29)
Highlights: The Blacker the Berry - Mortal Man - Wesley's Theory
[imgsize 300x300]http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_50 ... 846021.jpg[/imgsize]
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Re: MCCh 2015 (09) May 31

Post by Otisredding » Sun May 31, 2015 8:18 am

Setherex wrote:I also hope the 70.0 "honorable mentions" list will continue as a feature in coming weeks, too!
51 - Spectres: Dying - 73,4 (8)
52 - José González: Vestiges & Claws - 73,4 (24)
53 - Pile: You're Better Than This - 73,3 (7)
54 - Róisín Murphy: Hairless Toys - 73,3 (16)
55 - Screaming Females: Rose Mountain - 73,3 (12)
56 - Blanck Mass: Dumb Flesh - 73,1 (15)
57 - John Carpenter: Lost Themes - 73,0 (14)
58 - Joanna Gruesome: Peanut Butter - 72,9 (17)
59 - Drenge: Undertow - 72,9 (11)
60 - Dan Deacon: Gliss Riffer - 72,8 (24)
61 - Punch Brothers: The Phosphorescent Blues - 72,7 (11)
62 - Evans The Death: Expect Delays - 72,5 (9)
63 - Napalm Death: Apex Predator – Easy Meat - 72,4 (12)
64 - Polar Bear: Same As You - 72,3 (9)
65 - BC Camplight: How to Die in the North - 72,3 (12)
66 - The Phantom Band: Fears Trending - 72,3 (8)
67 - Mount Eerie: Sauna - 72,2 (9)
68 - Mark Ronson: Uptown Special - 72,2 (24)
69 - Villagers: Darling Arithmetic - 72,1 (24)
70 - Calexico: Edge of the Sun - 72,0 (18)
71 - Chilly Gonzales: Chambers - 71,8 (9)
72 - Tuxedo: Tuxedo - 71,7 (8)
73 - Errors: Lease Of Life - 71,6 (10)
74 - Built to Spill: Untethered Moon - 71,5 (14)
75 - The Amazing: Picture You - 71,4 (11)
76 - Nadine Shah: Fast Food - 71,3 (12)
77 - The Mountain Goats: Beat the Champ - 71,3 (16)
78 - Chastity Belt: Time To Go Home - 71,3 (11)
79 - Lower Dens: Escape From Elvis - 71,2 (20)
80 - Mourn: Mourn - 71,2 (12)
81 - The Dodos: Individ - 71,1 (15)
82 - Gaz Coombes: Matador - 71,1 (15)
83 - The Tallest Man On Earth: Dark Bird Is Home - 71,0 (22)
84 - Swervedriver: I Wasn't Born To Lose You - 71,0 (13)
85 - Florence And The Machine: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful - 70,8 (10)
86 - Braids: Deep in the Iris - 70,8 (14)
87 - THEESatisfaction: EarthEE - 70,7 (17)
88 - The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015 - 70,7 (9)
89 - Zun Zun Egui: Shackles Gift - 70,6 (10)
90 - Du Blonde: Welcome Back To Milk - 70,6 (10)
91 - Stornoway: Bonxie - 70,6 (7)
92 - A$AP Rocky: At.Long.Last.A$AP - 70,6 (9)
93 - Pinkshinyultrablast: Everything Else Matters - 70,3 (7)
94 - Modest Mouse: Strangers to Ourselves - 70,3 (30)
95 - Torche: Restarter - 70,2 (11)

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Re: MCCh 2015 (09) May 31

Post by Dealy_Stan » Sun May 31, 2015 12:07 pm

Waiting with bated breath for the top 7.
Or at least a Eurovision-related prank a la last year.

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Re: MCCh 2015 (09) May 31

Post by Otisredding » Sun May 31, 2015 1:40 pm

Welcome Dealy_Stan

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Re: MCCh 2015 (09) May 31

Post by Nick » Sun May 31, 2015 2:18 pm

Looks like a couple album covers got switched around towards the top of the list.

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Re: MCCh 2015 (09) May 31

Post by Dealy_Stan » Sun May 31, 2015 2:37 pm

Thx Otis :) Love your work

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Re: MCCh 2015 (09) May 31

Post by Otisredding » Sun May 31, 2015 4:08 pm

Nick wrote:Looks like a couple album covers got switched around towards the top of the list.
Could you write this sentence differently?

It is that my translator does not understand this sentence

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Re: MCCh 2015 (09) May 31

Post by Nick » Sun May 31, 2015 4:43 pm

Otisredding wrote:
Nick wrote:Looks like a couple album covers got switched around towards the top of the list.
Could you write this sentence differently?

It is that my translator does not understand this sentence
No problem, Otis!

All I meant was that a couple albums in your post have the wrong cover art. For example, the Kendrick Lamar album or the Jamie xx album.

It's certainly not a big deal, I just thought I would bring it up in case it was something you would have wanted to fix.

Thanks for the MCCh update though!

EDIT: Nevermind, I guess you fixed it!

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Re: MCCh 2015 (09) May 31

Post by Otisredding » Sun May 31, 2015 4:56 pm

Nick wrote:
Otisredding wrote:
Nick wrote:Looks like a couple album covers got switched around towards the top of the list.
Could you write this sentence differently?

It is that my translator does not understand this sentence
No problem, Otis!

All I meant was that a couple albums in your post have the wrong cover art. For example, the Kendrick Lamar album or the Jamie xx album.

It's certainly not a big deal, I just thought I would bring it up in case it was something you would have wanted to fix.

Thanks for the MCCh update though!

EDIT: Nevermind, I guess you fixed it!
Ok, now I understand. But actually, I have not changed anything.

To clear everything definitely: are all covers right?

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Re: MCCh 2015 (09) May 31

Post by Nick » Sun May 31, 2015 4:58 pm

Otisredding wrote:
Ok, now I understand. But actually, I have not changed anything.

To clear everything definitely: are all covers right?
Hmmmm I guess there was something wrong on my end when I first viewed the page. I was viewing this page on my phone, so maybe that was part of the reason? I truly cannot explain.

Anyway, yes, everything looks great!

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Re: MCCh 2015 (09) May 31

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