MCCh 2018 (02) February 15

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MCCh 2018 (02) February 15

Postby Otisredding » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:25 pm

The best albums of 2018 (update February 15)

The numbers presented next to each album title are the weighted average rating, and, in brackets, average and number of ratings (out of 31 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: 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; Earbuddy; Exclaim!; Paste; Pitchfork; Popmatters; Rolling Stone; 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:
The Spook School: Could It Be Different?
Shopping: The Official Body


15 - Field Music: Open Here - 72,5 (76,2 / 10)
Highlights: Time in Joy - Count it Up - Open Here
Progressive Pop



14 - Khruangbin: Con Todo El Mundo - 72,9 (76,9 / 9)
Highlights: Evan Finds the Third Room - María también - Lady and Man
Psychedelic Rock



13 - The Soft Moon: Criminal - 72,9 (74,2 / 17)
Highlights: Choke - Burn - Like a Father
Darkwave



12 - MGMT: Little Dark Age - 73,7 (75,1 / 17)
Highlights: Little Dark Age - When You Die - Me and Michael
Synthpop



11 - Rae Morris: Someone Out There - 74,8 (79,4 / 7)
Highlights: Do It - Atletico (The Only One) - Lower the Tone
Electropop



10 - Ezra Furman: Transangelic Exodus - 76,3 (78,9 / 13)
Highlights: Maraschino-Red Dress $ 8.99 at Goodwill - Suck the Blood from My Wound - Compulsive Liar
Indie Rock



09 - First Aid Kit: Ruins - 76,6 (74,6 / 27)
Highlights: It's a Shame - Hem of Her Dress - Rebel Heart
Indie Folk



08 - No Age: Snares Like a Haircut - 76,6 (78,6 / 15)
Highlights: Send Me - Cruise Control - Soft Collar Fad
Noise Pop



07 - tUnE-YaRdS: I Can feel You Creep Into My Private Life - 77,2 (77,5 / 23)
Highlights: Heart Attack - ABC 123 - Look at Your Hands
Art Pop



06 - Dream Wife: Dream Wife – 77,5 (79,5 / 15)
Highlights: Let's Make Out - Fire - Hey! Heartbreaker
Alternative Rock



05 - Jeff Rosenstock: Post- - 78,2 (82,9 / 7)
Highlights: USA - Yr Throat - Let Them Win
Power Pop



04 - Hookworms: Microshift - 78,6 (79,6 / 18)
Highlights: Negative Space - Static Resistance - Ullswater
Neo-Psychedelia



03 - Shame: Songs Of Praise - 79 (78,6 / 22)
Highlights: Concrete - One Rizla - Tasteless
Post-Punk



02 - Ty Segall: Freedom's Goblin – 79,2 (79,1 / 21)
Highlights: My Lady's on Fire - Fanny Dog - She
Garage Rock



01 - Nils Frahm: All Melody – 79,3 (78,3 / 24)
Highlights: Sunson - Kaleidoscope - My Friend the Forest
Ambient
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Re: MCCh 2018 (02) February 15

Postby Otisredding » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:31 pm

Bang Jan wrote:I'll just ask for above 70 albums before anyone else does again...


16 - Joan As Police Woman: Damned Devotion - 72,5 (74,8 / 14)
17 - The Spook School: Could It Be Different? - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
18 - Son Lux: Brighter Wounds - 71,9 (76,3 / 8)
19 - Rhye: Blood - 71,6 (70,6 / 24)
20 - Django Django: Marble Skies - 70,8 (69,2 / 26)
21 - Shopping: The Official Body - 70,8 (73,8 / 12)
22 - The Go! Team: Semicircle - 70,2 (69,9 / 22)

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Re: MCCh 2018 (02) February 15

Postby Otisredding » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:49 am

Hello, Rob

Changes in tUnE-YaRdS highlights

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Re: MCCh 2018 (02) February 15

Postby Rob » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:04 am

The second update:



Albums not on Spotify:

Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin
Fanny Dog
She
My Lady's On Fire

No Age - Snares Like a Haircut
Cruise Control is not separately on YouTube, but the whole album is and it is the first track:Full Album
Send Me
Soft Collar Fad


So, Nils Frahm is currently our number one. Not the type of music I expect to top a critic's list, regardless of the album's quality. We'll see how long that will last.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (02) February 15

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