MCCh 2018 (09) May 31

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MCCh 2018 (09) May 31

Postby Otisredding » Thu May 31, 2018 8:11 am

The best albums of 2018 (update May 31)

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:
Field Music: Open Here
Camp Cope: How To Socialise & Make Friends
Soccer Mommy: Clean


50 - Daniel Avery: Song For Alpha - 74,4 (75,8 / 17)
Highlights: Projector - Slow Fade - Citizen//Nowhere
Ambient Techno



49 - Anna Von Hausswolff: Dead Magic - 74,5 (76,5 / 15)
Highlights: Ugly and Vengeful - The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra - The Truth, the Glow, the Fall
Darkwave



48 - Rolo Tomassi: Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It - 74,6 (79,3 / 7)
Highlights: Aftermath - The Hollow Hour - Contretemps
Mathcore



47 - Gwenno: Le Kov - 74,6 (79,3 / 7)
Highlights: Tir Ha Mor - Eus Keus? - Hy a Skoellyas Lyf a Dhagrow
Indieronica



46 - Everything Is Recorded: Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell - 74,9 (78,2 / 11)
Highlights: Close But Not Quite - Mountains of Gold - Cane
Alternative R&B



45 - Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: Landfall - 74,9 (78,9 / 9)
Highlights: Everything Is Floating - Nothing Left But Their Names - We Learn to Speak Yet Another Language
Modern Classical



44 - Damien Jurado: The Horizon Just Laughed - 74,9 (78,3 / 11)
Highlights: Over Rainbows and Rainer - Allocate - Percy Faith
Singer-Songwriter



43 - Hop Along: Bark Your Head Off, Dog - 75,2 (76,8 / 16)
Highlights: How Simple - Prior Things - The Fox in Motion
Indie Rock



42 - Grouper - Grid of Points – 75,3 (76,3 / 18)
Highlights: Parking Lot - Breathing - Thanksgiving Song
Ambient



41 - Confidence Man: Confident Music For Confident People – 75,3 (79,0 / 10)
Highlights: Boyfriend (Repeat) - Don't You Know I'm in a Band - Out the Window
Alternative Dance



40 - Yo La Tengo: There's a Riot Going On - 75,5 (74,5 / 24)
Highlights: For You Too - Shades of Blue - You Are Here
Ambient Pop



39 - Gas: Rausch - 75,6 (78,9 / 11)
Highlights: Rausch 2 - Rausch 5 - Rausch 3
Ambient Techno



38 - Superchunk: What A Time To Be Alive – 75,7 (76,4 / 19)
Highlights: What a Time to Be Alive - Erasure - Black Thread
Indie Rock



37- Ezra Furman: Transangelic Exodus - 76,4 (78,4 / 15)
Highlights: Maraschino-Red Dress $ 8.99 at Goodwill - Suck the Blood from My Wound - Compulsive Liar
Indie Rock



36 - First Aid Kit: Ruins - 76,4 (74,1 / 28)
Highlights: It's a Shame - Hem of Her Dress - Rebel Heart
Indie Folk



35 - Tracyanne & Danny: Tracyanne & Danny - 76,6 (81,3 / 7)
Highlights: Alabama - Cellophane Girl - It Can't Be Love Unless It Hurts
Indie Pop



34 - The Breeders: All Nerve – 76,6 (74,0 / 29)
Highlights: Wait in the Car - All Nerve - MetaGoth
Alternative Rock



33 - tUnE-YaRdS: I Can feel You Creep Into My Private Life – 76,8 (75,5 / 25)
Highlights: Heart Attack - ABC 123 - Look at Your Hands
Art Pop



32 - No Age: Snares Like a Haircut – 76,9 (78,2 / 17)
Highlights: Send Me - Cruise Control - Soft Collar Fad /b]
Noise Pop



31 - MGMT: Little Dark Age – 77,0 (76,0 / 24)
[b]Highlights: Little Dark Age - When You Die - Me and Michael

Synthpop



30 - Screaming Females: All At Once - 77,3 (80,6 / 10)
Highlights: Black Moon - Agnes Martin - Deeply
Indie Rock



29 - Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks: Sparkle Hard – 77,3 (76,3 / 24)
Highlights: Bike Lane - Middle America - Solid Silk
Indie Rock



28 - Dream Wife: Dream Wife – 77,6 (78,9 / 17)
Highlights: Let's Make Out - Hey! Heartbreaker - Fire
Alternative Rock



27 - Marlon Williams: Make Way for Love – 77,8 (78,1 / 20)
Highlights: Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore - Love Is a Terrible Thing - Come to Me
Chamber Folk



26 - Ought: Room Inside The World – 78,0 (78,4 / 20)
Highlights: Desire - Disaffectation - Disgraced in America
Post-Punk



25 - DJ Koze: Knock Knock - 78,4 (79,4 / 18)
Highlights: Pick Up - Bonfire - Lord Knows
Deep House



24 - Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy – 78,6 (78,2 / 22)
Highlights: Bodak Yellow - I Do - I Like It
Trap Rap



23 - Amen Dunes: Freedom - 78,7 (79,4 / 14)
Highlights: Blue Rose - Believe - Miki Dora
Neo-Psychedelia



22 - Rival Consoles: Persona – 78,8 (81,8 / 12)
Highlights: Persona - Hidden - Phantom Grip
Microhouse



21 - Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel – 79,0 (77,0 / 27)
Highlights: Need a Little Time - Nameless, Faceless - Charity
Indie Rock



20 - Lucy Dacus: Historian – 79,1 (79,7 / 19)
Highlights: Addictions - Night Shift - Nonbeliever
Singer-Songwriter



19 - Hookworms: Microshift – 79,1 (79,7 / 19)
Highlights: Negative Space - Static Resistance - Ullswater
Neo-Psychedelia



18- Nils Frahm: All Melody – 79,3 (78,3 / 24)
Highlights: Sunson - Kaleidoscope - My Friend the Forest
Ambient



17 - Shame: Songs Of Praise – 79,4 (78,7 / 23)
Highlights: Concrete - One Rizla - Tasteless
Post-Punk



16 - Ty Segall: Freedom's Goblin – 79,7 (79,0 / 23)
Highlights: My Lady's on Fire - Fanny Dog - She
Garage Rock



15 - Kendrick Lamar: Black Panther: The Album OST – 79,9 (80,5 / 19)
Highlights: All the Stars - King’s Dead - Pray for Me
Hip Hop



14 - Mount Eerie: Now Only – 80,0 (81,4 / 17)
Highlights: Now Only - Tintin in Tibet - Distortion
Singer-Songwriter



13 - Jon Hopkins: Singularity – 80,1 (78,5 / 26)
Highlights: Emerald Rush - Everything Connected - Singularity
Microhouse



12 - Iceage: Beyondless – 80,3 (79,9 / 22)
Highlights: Catch It - Pain Killer - Beyondless
Post-Punk



11 - Kali Uchis: Isolation - 80,3 (80,9 / 19)
Highlights: After the Storm - Miami - Tyrant
Neo-Soul



10 - Pusha T: Daytona – 80,3 (83,6 / 11)
Highlights: Infrared - If You Know You Know - Santeria
Hip Hop



09 - Jeff Rosenstock: Post- - 80,3 (83,3 / 12)
Highlights: USA - Let Them Win - TV Stars
Power Pop



08 - Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour – 80,6 (84,3 / 10)
Highlights: High Horse - Space Cowboy - Slow Burn
Country Pop



07 - Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy – 80,7 (79,7 / 24)
Highlights: Beach Life-in-Death - Cute Thing - Nervous Young Inhumans
Indie Rock



06 - Hot Snakes: Jericho Sirens – 80,8 (82,5 / 16)
Highlights: Death Camp Fantasy - I Need a Doctor - Six Wave Hold-Down
Garage Punk



05 - U.S. Girls: In A Poem Unlimited – 81,0 (80,3 / 23)
Highlights: Velvet 4 Sale - M.A.H. - Rosebud
Neo-Psychedelia



04 - Beach House: 7 – 81,1 (78,4 / 29)
Highlights: Dive - Lemon Glow - Dark Spring
Dream Pop



03 - Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar – 81,1 (80,4 / 23)
Highlights: In My View - Toy - Wow
Neo-Soul



02 - Parquet Courts: Wide Awake! – 82,7 (81,7 / 24)
Highlights: Freebird II - Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience - Total Football
Art Punk



01 - Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer – 83,1 (81,1 / 27)
Highlights: PYNK - Make Me Feel - I Like That
Art Pop
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Re: MCCh 2018 (09) May 31

Postby Otisredding » Thu May 31, 2018 8:19 am

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


51 - Field Music: Open Here - 74,4 (77,1 / 13)
52 - Camp Cope: How To Socialise & Make Friends - 74,3 (77,0 / 13)
53 - Soccer Mommy: Clean - 74,3 (75,6 / 17)
54 - Caroline Rose: Loner - 74,2 (78,9 / 7)
55 - Half Waif: Lavender - 74,1 (77,8 / 10)
56 - Khruangbin: Con todo el mundo - 74,1 (77,5 / 11)
57 - Rae Morris: Someone Out There - 73,9 (77,9 / 9)
58 - Joan As Police Woman: Damned Devotion - 73,8 (75,4 / 16)
59 - Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread OST - 73,8 (78,4 / 7)
60 - Laura Veirs: The Lookout - 73,7 (75,7 / 15)
61 - Wye Oak: The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs - 73,6 (74,9 / 17)
62 - Tracey Thorn: Record - 73,5 (74,5 / 18)
63 - John Prine: The Tree Of Forgiveness - 73,5 (78,1 / 7)
64 - Essaie Pas: New Path - 73,4 (76,4 / 12)
65 - Superorganism: Superorganism - 73,4 (72,7 / 23)
66 - Goat Girl: Goat Girl - 73,0 (73,7 / 19)
67 - The Soft Moon: Criminal - 73,0 (74,0 / 18)
68 - Kimbra: Primal Heart - 73,0 (77,0 / 9)
69 - Hinds: I Don't Run - 72,9 (72,6 / 22)
70 - Son Lux: Brighter Wounds - 72,7 (76,0 / 11)
71 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Sex and Food - 72,4 (72,1 / 22)
72 - The Spook School: Could It Be Different? - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
73 - Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
74 - Brian Eno: Music For Installations - 71,9 (76,3 / 8)
75 - Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
76 - Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino - 71,7 (69,7 / 27)
77 - Frankie Cosmos: Vessel - 71,6 (73,6 / 15)
78 - Rhye: Blood - 71,6 (70,6 / 24)
79 - Jack White: Boarding House Reach - 71,5 (69,1 / 28)
80 - Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing - 71,3 (76,0 / 7)
81 - Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats: - 71,3 (74,3 / 12)
82 - Django Django: Marble Skies - 70,8 (69,2 / 26)
83 - Shopping: The Official Body - 70,8 (73,8 / 12)
84 - Rae Sremmurd: SR3MM - 70,5 (74,2 / 10)
85 - Jenny Hval: The Long Sleep - 70,3 (75,0 / 7)
85 - Speedy Ortiz: Twerp Verse - 70,3 (72,3 / 15)
87 - The Go! Team: Semicircle - 70,2 (69,9 / 22)
88 - Loma: Loma - 70,2 (74,2 / 9)
89 - La Luz: Floating Features - 70,2 (74,5 / 8)
90 - Leon Bridges: Good Thing - 70,1 (72,1 / 15)
91 - David Byrne: Amercian Utopia - 70,1 (67,8 / 28)

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Re: MCCh 2018 (09) May 31

Postby Daneman52 » Thu May 31, 2018 3:57 pm

You are a King amongst men - Thank you Otis!

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Re: MCCh 2018 (09) May 31

Postby acroamor » Thu May 31, 2018 4:09 pm

52 - Camp Cope: How To Socialise & Make Friends - 74,3 (77,0 / 13)
53 - Soccer Mommy: Clean - 74,3 (75,6 / 17)
54 - Caroline Rose: Loner - 74,2 (78,9 / 7)

funny seeing three of my favorite albums of the year all next to each other

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Re: MCCh 2018 (09) May 31

Postby Rob » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:47 pm

Here's the new list. With 50 albums and 150 songs we are halfway there!



Damien Jurado's album isn't actually on Spotify for some reason, except for three songs, which happen to be the three highlights. Lucky us.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (09) May 31

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