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by Matski
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Hopes and Fears by Keane has been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic.
by Matski
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 215
Views: 125221

Re: Albums of 2019

...Haven't heard any Xiu Xiu albums aside from Fabulous Muscles , which I like. Seeing it so high on your list makes me want to dig in, for sure! Wish I liked their new album as much as notbrianeno seems to. It's pretty good but it won't likely make my EoY. Despite how I feel about it, I do think X...
by Matski
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Tool and Lana on the same day!
Replies: 2
Views: 1849

Re: New Tool and Lana on the same day!

The last few week's releases have been exciting/punishing for the listening schedule. New records from Missy Elliott, Rapsody, Brockhampton, Raphael Saadiq, Little Brother, Lana Del Rey, Sleater-Kinney, Bon Iver, Tropical Fuck Storm, Oh Sees, King Gizz', Blanck Mass and (finally after thirteen years...
by Matski
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Both Second Annual Report and DOA: Third and Final Report by Throbbing Gristle have been upgraded to 4.0 stars by AllMusic.
by Matski
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: Mercury Music Prize 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1566

Re: Mercury Music Prize 2019

This looks like a pretty strong set of nominees for the Mercury Prize. Black Midi, Cate Le Bon, Idles, Little Simz and Slowthai have all put out some of my favourite albums of the past year. The others weren't bad either. Surprise choice for the token jazz act - I was hoping they'd go for The Comet ...
by Matski
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Did you even bother to check the link above? The site takes snapshots of websites to form a historial archive of the internet. Going back to when it started archiving AllMusic's pages in 2012, the album's rating has remained unchanged. Looking at the album's wikipedia entry shows the same results - ...
by Matski
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 30
Views: 9415

Re: Favorite Albums of the 2010s

The notion of compiling an EoD list while keeping up with all the potential 2019 EoY releases feels like a logistical nightmare. There are so many records from the past decade that I still want to check out (at least 250 by my count) and about as many albums that I loved but lack the time to revisit...
by Matski
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52
Replies: 8
Views: 4560

Re: R.I.P. David Berman Dead at 52

Shocked and saddened. When Berman called it a day with the Silver Jews it felt like he was doing it so he could deal with some of the heavier stuff going on in his life. With the recent formation of Purple Mountains I was hoping that it was a sign that things were finally starting to work out for hi...
by Matski
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Plunge by Fever Ray has been upgraded to 4.5 stars by AllMusic. Here’s some allmusic ratings changes for The Cranberries some good some bad. ... Not sure 'No Need to Argue' ever had such a high rating . Given the tone that Ned Raggett's review conveys, it more likely had a lower rating when it was ...
by Matski
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Kaiser Chiefs - Employment has been upgraded to 4.0 stars on AllMusic.

They have also upgraded Born Sandy Devotional by The Triffids to 5.0 stars.
by Matski
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Silversun Pickups - Carnavas has been downgraded to 3.5 stars on AllMusic.
by Matski
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

There are many older, influential British musicians who are yet to be awarded a five-star studio album, despite gaining more acclaim than Veronica Falls : The Cure , The Fall , New Order , Prefab Sprout , Siouxsie and the Banshees ... we could go on. I love Veronica Falls' debut album. It ended up o...
by Matski
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Oh, I wouldn't say they hated the album but critics that populate those publications usually seemed to place PHM as the band's masterpiece and TDS as a mere 4-star record, whereas the concensus with most NIN fans (at least from the one's I've known) is that TDS is the masterpiece and PHM is merely a...
by Matski
Wed May 29, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Happy for 'The Downward Spiral' fans. Music critics from around Illinois and Michigan (like those at AllMusic and Pitchfork) use to seem weary of the record. It's good to see them finally coming around to it. Their new reviews/ratings of 'The Fragile' suggest that they are also finally warming up to...
by Matski
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Yeah, 'I Am...' is the most poorly reviewed release out of her records. So I'm not surprised it hasn't made AM's list. These changes seem more in-line with Acclaimed Music's collated critical consensus . Based on those, AllMusic possibly could have improved their changes by also upgrading '4' to fou...
by Matski
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

To coincide with the release of the new live album that seems to wowing critics, AllMusic have rejiged some of their ratings for Beyoncé's discography. Here are the changes that affect AM's list:

B'Day has been downgraded to 4 stars.
Lemonade has been upgraded to 4.5 stars.
by Matski
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 215
Views: 125221

Re: Albums of 2019

I'm sure many here have already heard it but just in case; anyone that loves lushly-orchestrated folk-pop may want to check out the new Weyes Blood album, Titanic Rising. It's already fully availble to stream on NPR this week.
by Matski
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Unfortuntely, it looks like Immortal don't have any entries on the AM's list. Feel free to double-check the metal genre list here or for the band alphabetically here.

Shame AllMusic didn't make more changes to Immortal's discography. I'm not sure they've got those ratings quite right yet...
by Matski
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Movie Scores of All Time (2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 8782

Re: Pitchfork - The 50 Best Movie Scores of All Time (2019)

Composers like John Williams are probably too passé for Pitchfork and while The Chariots of Fire title theme is arguably Vangelis' most ubiquitous piece, the rest of the record doesn't quite match its gravitas. The Blade Runner soundtrack would likely be favoutite soundtrack and electronic record if...
by Matski
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD
Replies: 76
Views: 24329

Re: AMF EOY Best Albums of 2018 -- RESULTS THREAD

Do need to revisit these (especially with all the 'Album of the Decade' lists incoming within the next year) but as they stand..: 1) 2015 | Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly 2) 2011 | PJ Harvey - Let England Shake 3) 2007 | LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver 4) 2009 | Animal Collective - Merriweat...
by Matski
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Keith Flint
Replies: 3
Views: 4180

Re: R.I.P. Keith Flint

The goofiness of Big Beat was my jam as a teenager and out of all those popular 90s acts and The Prodigy were the act most often on rotation. Though the genre may seem antiquated now, Music for the Gilted Generation will always be top of the list whenever I choose to return to it. Cheers for the mus...
by Matski
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. Mark Hollis
Replies: 6
Views: 5784

Re: R.I.P. Mark Hollis

Devastating news. His left behind an amazingly consistent set of records. Within the next day or two, I'll set a side some time to listen to his beautiful solo album again. Thank you for all the wonderful music Mark.
by Matski
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 137
Views: 66169

Re: AMF - Favorite Albums/Songs of 2018: LIST THREAD

...and just albums from me. Idles was my pick this year - an incredible record and one that it I found hard to resist putting in the top spot. I think I've also fallen head-over-heels for Julia Holter - she's the only artist to make it into my EoY top five three times this decade! https://s3-eu-west...
by Matski
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 69334

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

... The current USA #1 album is Golden Hour , surprisingly enough (finishing at #1 in the Uproxx aggregate poll didn't hurt). Strikingly, Joy as an Act of Resistance is #1 for the other two categories - if it had done just a little bit better with U.S. critics (truthfully, I have absolutely no idea...
by Matski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 15671

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

Oops. Let's just sweep those reposted threads under the rug... :whistle:
by Matski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Rumore (Italy)
Replies: 0
Views: 3143

EOY 2018 - Rumore (Italy)

Rumore Top 50 of 2018 Rumore #323 | Dicembre 2018 1. Low - Double Negative 2. Daniel Blumberg - Minus 3. Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance 4. Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli 5. Tirzah - Devotion 6. Riccardo Sinigallia - Ciao Cuore 7. Yves Tumor - Safe in the Hands of Love 8. Shame - Song of Praise 9. Sle...
by Matski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Blow Up (Italy)
Replies: 0
Views: 3065

EOY 2018 - Blow Up (Italy)

Top Albums 2018 - Blow up Magazine #247 [dicembre 2018] 1. Low - Double Negative 2. Ryley Walker - Deafman Glance 3. Ry Cooder - The Prodigal Son 4. Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt 5. Marianne Faithfull - Negative Capability 6. Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic 7. Autechre - NTS Sessions 1-4 8. Anna...
by Matski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Sentire Ascoltare (Italy)
Replies: 0
Views: 3003

EOY 2018 - Sentire Ascoltare (Italy)

Sentire Ascoltare - The Top 50 Essential Albums of 2018 Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile Julia Holter – Aviary Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch Demdike Stare – Passion Richard Youngs – Belief CupcakKe – Ephorize Vessel – Queen of Golden Dogs Sophie – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’s UN-INSIDES Neneh Cherry –...
by Matski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Dagsavisen (Norway)
Replies: 0
Views: 3021

EOY 2018 - Dagsavisen (Norway)

Dagsavisen Top 40 Albums of 2018 1. Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour 2. Christine And The Queens: Chris 3. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Hope Downs 4. Shame: Songs Of Praise 5. Robyn: Honey 6. Emilie Nicolas: Tranquile Emile 7. Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Look Now 8. Father John Misty: God’s Fav...
by Matski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 15671

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

Have been doing a bit of a search through all the magazines/websites outside of the US. Haven't found any articles yet for Monkeybuzz, Porcys, Rockerilla, Screenagers or Songwriting. A Voir A Lire have only published a top ten best rap albums ( here ) I have located lists for Blow Up Magazine (Top 1...
by Matski
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Irish Times
Replies: 0
Views: 2907

EOY 2018 - Irish Times

Irish Times: The best rock and pop music of 2018: A furious revolution 1 Dirty Computer – Janelle Monáe 2 Sweetener – Ariana Grande 3 Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves 4 Heaven & Earth – Kamasi Washington 5 Bloom – Troye Sivan Note: They also published a top five tracks of 2018 on the same page: 1 Thank...
by Matski
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EoY 2018 - Digital Fix (UK)
Replies: 1
Views: 2441

EoY 2018 - Digital Fix (UK)

Music @ The Digital Fix choose our nine favourite albums of 2018 As they state on the page, Digital Fix have decided not to do a traditional list this year. Instead, each writer picked their three favourite albums of the year to form the list. Not sure if that means it's still elligible. These are ...
by Matski
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY Albums: Sources
Replies: 30
Views: 15671

Re: EOY Albums: Sources

According to this site, State Magazine (Ireland) closed down in March last year, so we are unlikely to see anymore lists from them.
by Matski
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Popmatters (US)
Replies: 2
Views: 2634

Re: EOY 2018 - Popmatters (US)

60. St. Vincent - "Fast Slow Disco" 59. Silk City and Dua Lipa - "Electricity" 58. Denzel Curry – “Black Balloons” 57. Ash - “Confessions in the Pool” 56. Young Thug - "High (feat. Elton John)" 55. Charli XCX - "Focus" 54. Tami Nelson - "Stay Outta My Business" 53. Okzharp and Manthe Ribane - "Kubon...
by Matski
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Quietus (UK)
Replies: 8
Views: 4577

Re: EOY 2018 - The Quietus (UK)

50. Denzel Himself - 'Melty ft. KEYAH/BLU' 49. Virginia Wing - 'The Second Shift' 48. ILL - 'Stuck On A Loop' 47. Grouper - 'Parking Lot' 46. Janelle Monae - 'I Like That' 45. Baxter Dury, Etienne De Crécy & Delilah Holliday - 'White Coats' 44. Chromatics - 'Black Walls' 43. Bruce - 'What' 42. Julia...
by Matski
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Resident Advisor (UK)
Replies: 1
Views: 2285

EOY 2018 - Resident Advisor (UK)

Resident Advisor - 2018's Best Albums Autechre - NTS Sessions 1-4 Julia Holter - Aviary Fatima - And Yet It's All Love Leon Vynehall - Nothing Is Still Lucrecia Dalt - Anticlines Various - 15 Years Of The Bunker Varg - Nordic Flora Series Pt. 5: Crush Sarah Davachi - Gave In Rest Various - Don't Me...
by Matski
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 4466

Re: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)

TREBLE (US) The 100 Songs of 2018 100. Serpentwithfeet – “Bless ur heart” 99. Car Seat Headrest – “Bodys” 98. Daughters – “The Reason They Hate Me” 97. Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All the Stars” 96. Laurel Halo – “Raw Silk Uncut Wood” 95. Hot Snakes – “Six Wave Hold-Down” 94. Voivod – “Obsolete Beings”...
by Matski
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Mondosonoro (Spain)
Replies: 3
Views: 2878

Re: EOY 2018 - Mondosonoro (Spain)

You can relax Dave. The duo jokingly named themselves after the meme . No harm intended. ;) I'm surprised that Tropical Fuck Storm have even made it onto a list from outside of their home country. They have a decent following online but their wider media coverage has been close to zero. Here's hopin...
by Matski
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 118
Views: 69334

Re: EOY 2018 Albums Spreadsheet Updates

Unsurpringly, his recent political statements seem to have been the last straw with the media. If it's irreparable, I wonder how badly it will affect his 2010s releases in the AOTD polls. Fans of albums like MDTF could end up frustrated by the fallout.
by Matski
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 24720

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

From my understanding, it was released only as a movie in 2016 and wasn't actually released as an album until this year. Regardless, there are plenty of other choices I'm mulling over putting forward.
by Matski
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!
Replies: 53
Views: 24720

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of 2018: Nominations!

Quick question: does the full release of Frank Ocean's 'Endless' in April (as opposed to the visual-only release back in 2016) make it eligible for nomination? :D
by Matski
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 4466

Re: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)

TREBLE (US) The 10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2018

10. JPEGMAFIA - Veteran
9. Joey Purp - QUARTERTHING
8. Smino - Noir
7. Vince Staples - FM!
6. Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy
5. Brockhampton - iridescence
4. Mac Miller - Swimming
3. Noname - Room 25
2. Pusha T - Daytona
1. Saba - Care For Me
by Matski
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 4466

Re: EOY 2018 - Treble (US)

TREBLE (US) - Top 10 Electronic Albums of 2018 10. Kelly Moran - Ultraviolet 9. Gas - Rausch 8. Meat Beat Manifesto - Impossible Star 7. Low - Double Negative 6. Lotic - Haunted 5. Neneh Cherry - Broken Politics 4. Aphex Twin - Collapse 3. Robyn - Honey 2. Against All Logic - 2012-2017 1. Yves Tumo...
by Matski
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: How "Strange Fruit" Killed Billie Holiday
Replies: 3
Views: 4276

Re: How "Strange Fruit" Killed Billie Holiday

Poor Billie. Decades ahead of her time. Thanks for the article, Hymie.
by Matski
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 135248

Re: Albums of 2018

Excellent news. Looking forward to it notbrianeno.
by Matski
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: EOY 2018
Topic: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)
Replies: 30
Views: 12695

Re: EOY 2018 - The Skinny (UK)

With any luck, they'll be thoughful enough to post a date alongside and/or give the full title.
by Matski
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 135248

Re: Albums of 2018

Just to check, is anyone going to be running a 2018 Best Albums/Songs poll for the forum in January? For once, I seem to be on top on the year's releases and may even have a list ready by the new year. Only have the new albums by Anderson Paak, Rosalía, Daughters and Julia Holter to catch up on. Hop...
by Matski
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 69534

Re: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017

Up until last weekend, Los Ángeles had actually been downgraded to 3.5 stars but someone at AMG must have thought that was too harsh. Giving it such a low grade looked silly next to all the praise Mariano Prunes had given it in the review. I didn't realise that the album had made it onto the AM data...