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by Matski
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

The following albums have been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic: Angel Olsen - My Woman Benga - Diary of an Afro Warrior Battles - Mirrored Converge - The Dusk in Us Dan Deacon - America Daniel Avery - Drone Logic Danny Brown - XXX Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolutio...
by Matski
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!
Replies: 67
Views: 9233

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of 2019-Results!

^ Pretty funny typo if it was an accident.

Thanks for all the hard work Holden. Titanic Rising is a fantastic album and a well-deserved winner. Great to see Grey Area in the top ten too. Kudos to mileswide for the informed write-up.
by Matski
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

Love Me Back isn't listed on AM. Reality Show is the only Jazmine Sullivan album even close to charting so far. Too bad that AllMusic didn't choose upgrade that latter release instead.
by Matski
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2019 - LIST THREAD
Replies: 159
Views: 41294

Re: AMF Favorite Albums/Songs of 2019 - LIST THREAD

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by Matski
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Nashville Scene (US)
Replies: 3
Views: 4220

Re: EOY 2019 - Nashville Scene (US)

Apologies Harold, it seems that they've published two different lists. The one above is a 'local album picks' while the following list covers country albums. 20th Annual Country Music Critics’ Poll: The Results 1. Tanya Tucker, While I’m Livin’ (Fantasy) 2. The Highwomen, The Highwomen (Elektra/Low ...
by Matski
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

Two new downgrades on AllMusic:

Algiers - The Underside of Power is now rated at 4.0 stars.
Bill Fay - Life Is People is also now rated at 4.0 stars.
by Matski
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

Seems like someone at AllMusic has been re-evaluating 00s British rock recently. First Coldplay, now Muse:

Muse - Absolution has been upgraded again, this time to 4.0 stars.
Muse - Black Holes & Revelations has been upgraded to 4.5 stars.
by Matski
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Hipersonica (Spain)
Replies: 8
Views: 4885

Re: EOY 2019 - Hipersonica (Spain)

Really? I wouldn't begrudge any decision to leave Hipersonica off the list next year, if they decide to pull this again.
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Kalporz (Italy)
Replies: 3
Views: 2412

EOY 2019 - Kalporz (Italy)

KALPORZ AWARDS - The 20 Best Albums of 2019 20. JUNIUS PAUL, “Ism” 19. THE MURDER CAPITAL, “When I Have Fears” 18. TORO Y MOI, “Outer Peace” 17. ANGEL BAT DAWID, “The Oracle” 16. ANGEL OLSEN, “All Mirrors”” 15. SHARON VAN ETTEN, “Remind Me Tomorrow” 14. PURPLE MOUNTAINS, “Purple Mountains” 13. JAME...
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Sentire Ascoltare (Italy)
Replies: 0
Views: 2063

EOY 2019 - Sentire Ascoltare (Italy)

Migliori album 2019 (Best albums 2019) Logos - Imperial Flood Ultramarine - Signals Into Space These New Puritans - Inside The Rose Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride Big Thief - UFOF Big Thief - Two Hands Bill Callahan - Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain dTHEd ...
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Hipersonica (Spain)
Replies: 8
Views: 4885

Re: EOY 2019 - Hipersonica (Spain)

No worries, I get it. I'd be tempted to write a note at the bottom of column stating something like: 'We moved entries up to correct their error. If you feel the need to be pedantic and complain about it then get lost - we don't care.'
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Hipersonica (Spain)
Replies: 8
Views: 4885

EOY 2019 - Hipersonica (Spain)

Los 51 mejores discos internacionales de 2019 (The 51 best international albums of 2019) Note: They seem to have messed up - there's no #24 on their list. May as well make it a 'Top 50' instead! 51. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Infest the Rats’ Nest 50. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asle...
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - A Closer Listen (US)
Replies: 0
Views: 2153

EOY 2019 - A Closer Listen (US)

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year 1. Caterina Barbieri ~ Ecstatic Computation 2. Matana Roberts ~ COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis 3. Black to Comm ~ Seven Horses for Seven Kings 4. The Caretaker ~ Everywhere at the end of time/everywhere, an empty bliss 5. Sunn O))) ~ Life Metal 6. Dominik E...
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Magnet (US)
Replies: 0
Views: 2133

EOY 2019 - Magnet (US)

MAGNET’s Top 25 Albums Of 2019 1) Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka 2) Fontaines DC - Dogrel 3) Big Thief - U.F.O.F. & Two Hands 4) The Minus 5 - Stroke Manor 5) Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising 6) Angel Olsen - All Mirrors 7) Guided By Voices - Zeppelin Over China | Warp And Woof | Sweating The Plague 8) Ma...
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Nashville Scene (US)
Replies: 3
Views: 4220

EOY 2019 - Nashville Scene (US)

Year in Music 2019: Top Local Albums Critics’ Poll 10. Petty - How Low We In 9. Twen - Awestruck 8. Kelsey Waldon - White Noise / White Lines 7. Faux Ferocious - Pretty Groovy 6. Miranda Lambert - Wildcard 5. Adia Victoria - Silences 4. Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury 3. Brittany Howard - Jaime 2. ...
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - XLR8R (US)
Replies: 0
Views: 2081

EOY 2019 - XLR8R (US)

XLR8R's Best of 2019: Releases Teebs - Anicca Mabe Fratti - Pies Sobre La Tierra Loscil - Equivalents James Massiah - Natural Born Killers Mutant Joe - Home Invasion Anthems Barker - Utility Rian Treanor - ATAXIA TNGHT - TNGHT II Shuta Hasunuma - Oa Clever Austi - Pareidolia Ras_G & The Afrikan Spa...
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Gigwise (UK)
Replies: 0
Views: 2158

EOY 2019 - Gigwise (UK)

Gigwise 51 Best Albums of 2019 51. JAWS - The Ceiling 50. Liz Lawrence - Pity Party 49. The S.L.P. - The S.L.P 48. Pip Blom - Boat 47. King Nun - MASS 46. Tyler, The Creator - IGOR 45. Babymetal - Metal Galaxy 44. Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes - End Of Suffering 43. Rex Orange County - Pony 42. (...
by Matski
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - Kerrang! (UK)
Replies: 2
Views: 2709

EOY 2019 - Kerrang! (UK)

Hotter than Hell! - 50 Greatest Albums of the Year [2019] (pg.10 / #1083 / 14th December, 2019) 50. Torche - Admission 49. Ithaca - The Language of Injury 48. Press Club - Wasted Energy 47. Perry Farrell - Kind Heaven 46. Gatecreeper - Deserted 45. Dawn Ray'd - Behold Sedition Plainsong 44. I Preva...
by Matski
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor has been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic.

horacewimp10538 wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:12 pm
Allmusic: Mercury Rev - All Is Dream is upgraded from 4 to 4.5 stars
Welcome to the forum horacewimp10538. Sorry to say but I already beat you to the punch on this one - see above. ;)
by Matski
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

Deerhunter - Microcastle has been upgraded to 4.5 stars on AllMusic.
by Matski
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

A number of changes to album ratings on AllMusic: M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts has been downgraded to 4.0 stars M83 - Saturdays = Youth has been upgraded to 4.5 stars Mercury Rev - All Is Dream has been upgraded to 4.5 stars Sufjan Stevens - Michigan has been upgraded to 4.5 stars Tame ...
by Matski
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

Mentioned this in another thread but End of Year/Decade articles were something AllMusic didn't start doing until 2008 and even then that was as retrospectives . It's taken them many years to embrace it the way outlets like Pitchfork always have. When the end of 2009 rolled around, they never would ...
by Matski
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: EOY 2019
Topic: EOY 2019 - AllMusic (US)
Replies: 0
Views: 1275

EOY 2019 - AllMusic (US)

AllMusic Best of 2019 | AllMusic 2019 in Review 440 / Juan Luis Guerra / Juan Luis Guerra y 440 - Literal A-Wa - Bayti Fi Rasi Aldous Harding - Designer Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom / Allison Miller - Glitter Wolf Altin Gün - Gece Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet Angel Olsen - All Mirrors Ariana ...
by Matski
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

Seems like they chose Yeezus over My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy . That may seem like an odd choice from the outside but AllMusic have never seemed to bow to the zeitgeist surrounding the album. I wonder if their editorial team even noticed it's the only Kanye album users have given a full five-s...
by Matski
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

Really disappointed that I missed so many updates off that post last weekend. Some of my favourite albums this decade too! Oh well, here's another update from AllMusic - it seems Coldplay's discography is undergoing a ratings overhaul: Coldplay - X&Y and Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends hav...
by Matski
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

More changes on AllMusic:

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Let Love In has been upgraded to a full five-stars.

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head has been upgraded to 4.5 stars.
by Matski
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review
Replies: 4
Views: 3579

Re: AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review

They don't seem to have a list for the 00s overall. Their staff did upload a series of retrospective annual reviews a while ago, going all the way back to the 50s. You can still find it as part of the 'AllMusic Loves...' series here . The 'Album of the Year' article concept is something I feel AllMu...
by Matski
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review
Replies: 4
Views: 3579

AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review

The AllMusic Decade in Review Beach House - Teen Dream Actress - Splazsh Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid Harvey Milk - A Small Turn of Human Kindness Jonathan Nott / Bamberger Symphoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today Kode9 - DJ-Kicks Arcade Fire - The Suburb...
by Matski
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

Seeming as they just upgraded ' Yeezus ', I doubt it will happen for some time. It would also make Kanye the only hip-hop act with more than three five-star studio albums! At best, any upgrade in the next few years would likely involve switching the ratings between MBDTF and one of Kanye's three fiv...
by Matski
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

Ugh, how did I miss those three off... Especially ' Old ', which was the album that initially alerted me to the changes. ' Post ' was upgraded earlier in the year, along with several other 90s releases . That's right, AllMusic have gone on two five-star upgrading sprees in a year! I don't expect it ...
by Matski
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

AllMusic have made another huge change to many of their ratings. All of the following albums were released in the 2010s and have been awarded a full five-star rating. It's a long list so here goes...: Adele - 21 Alvvays - Alvvays Anderson .Paak - Malibu Aphex Twin - Syro Arca - Arca Arctic Monkeys -...
by Matski
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

EricMackAttacks wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 10:47 am
...
The Fragile - now 4 (used to be 3)
...
Bad Witch - still 3.5
...
Seems like AllMusic were unhappy with those changes:

The Fragile has been further upgraded to 4.5 stars.
Bad Witch has been downgraded to 3 stars. (boo!)
by Matski
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

Monster by R.E.M. has been upgraded to 3.0 stars by AllMusic.
by Matski
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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

Some unnecessary changes to Nick Cave's discography:

Your Funeral... My Trial has been upgraded to 4.5 stars
Henry's Dream has been downgraded to 3.5 stars.
by Matski
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Cleveland.com (US) 100 greatest albums of the 2010s
Replies: 2
Views: 4750

Re: Cleveland.com (US) 100 greatest albums of the 2010s

Huh, saw this on indieheads/r earlier today and wondered if it would be elligible. I hope it is. While I may disagree with a few things on it, overall I actually prefer it to Pitchfork's list!
by Matski
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 25
Views: 12370

Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

Better get use to it. US/UK cultural journalism in general has been heading down this path for a while now. On a different note, apparently Pitchfork have said them will create an addendum for all the music released in the next few months that should have made this list. It's a somewhat satisfactory...
by Matski
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 25
Views: 12370

Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s Kendrick Lamar: “Alright” (2015) Grimes: “Oblivion” (2012) Robyn: “Dancing on My Own” (2010) Beyoncé: “Formation” (2016) Frank Ocean: “Thinkin Bout You” (2012) Azealia Banks: “212” (2011) Mitski: “Your Best American Girl” (2016) Solange: “Cranes in t...
by Matski
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 248742

Re: Albums of 2019

Any upcoming releases planned for this December? :D To be serious, London's Calling is good example of why publications should hold off releasing their lists so early. Rushed EoD lists (like Gorilla vs. Bear's) could have at least waited until the end of January. Most readers wouldn't have minded wa...
by Matski
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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: 270
Views: 248742

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: 5376

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: 141
Views: 130039

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: 8532

Re: Mercury Music Prize 2019

A strong set of nominees for the Mercury Prize. Black Midi, 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 thought they'd go for The Comet Is Coming. Still, ' Driftglass ' is the...
by Matski
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Updated lists
Topic: Rating changes (Allmusic, Scaruffi, etc.) - Update 2017
Replies: 141
Views: 130039

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: 32
Views: 24696

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: 7657

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: 141
Views: 130039

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 ...