EOY 2015 - Mojo (UK)

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EOY 2015 - Mojo (UK)

Postby Borntorun73 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:10 pm

50. Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Going Down
49. Ibeyi - Ibeyi
48. David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock
47. Deerhunter - Fading Frontier
46. Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon
45. The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness
44. Ryley Walker - Primrose Green
43. Mark Ronson - Uptown Special
42. Boz Scaggs - A Fool To Care
41. Kasami Washington - The Epic
40. Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
39. Keith Richards - Crosseyed Heart
38.Lonelady - Hinterland
37. Promised Land Sound - For Use And Delight
36. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
35. The Libertines - Anthems For Doomed Youth
34. Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free
33. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday
32. Jamie XX - In Colour
31. Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People
30. Bill Fay - Who Is The Sender?
29. Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside
28. Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood
27. Leon Bridges - Coming Home
26. Wilco - Star Wars
25. Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern
24. Gaz Coombes - Matador
23. John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
22. Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too
21. Richard Thompson - Still
20. Dungen - Allas Sak
19. Joanna Newsom - Divers
18. Blur - The Magic Whip
17. Hooton Tennis Club - Highest Point In Cliff Town
16. D'Angelo - Black Messiah
15. Richard Dawson - Nothing Important
14. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
13. Low - Ones An Sixes
12. Courtney Barnet - Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit
11. Bob Dylan - Shadows In The Night
10. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
9. Sleaford Mods - Key Markets
8. Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa
7. Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile
6. Bill Ryder-Jones - West Kirby County Primary
5. Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs
4. Tame Impala - Currents
3. New Order - Music Complete
2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
1. Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness

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Re: EOY 2015 - Mojo (UK)

Postby Pierre » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:46 pm

Thanks Borntorun73! Do you have a link to the list on Mojo's website?

Fans of Julia Holter will certainly be pleased to see her take a headstart. On the other hand, fans of Sufjan Stevens may take his (very good) #10 ranking as a travesty :D

VERY annoyed not to see Grimes, but that's unsurprising since Mojo has apparently not reviewed her album. It seems the fact that the physical release for her album will only occur on December 11 might hurt her ranking, just like for D'Angelo and Beyoncé these last years, as some critics are apparently waiting for it to make their review. What with those early EOY lists, dang? :angry-banghead:

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Re: EOY 2015 - Mojo (UK)

Postby Borntorun73 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:53 pm

Don't think the website's been updated as yet, Pierre. I got the list from the magazine this morning. It's not actually due out until 24th November. Perks of being a subscriber, I guess!

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Postby Pierre » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:58 pm

Borntorun73 wrote:Don't think the website's been updated as yet, Pierre. I got the list from the magazine this morning. It's not actually due out until 24th November. Perks of being a subscriber, I guess!


Yes, I guess :D That's just because it's usually better for everyone to back a list with a checkable link - we'll just have to wait in that case. Thanks anyway!

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Re: EOY 2015 - Mojo (UK)

Postby notdarkyet » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:24 pm

I'm amused by this list because looking back at the albums I tracked during the year they pretty much gave 4/5 to almost everything. In 27 out of 33 albums I tracked which they scored they gave 4/5. Appropriately Julia Holter did have 5/5 and so did Sleater-Kinney. Courtney Barnett who charted EOY higher than SK they scored a 3/5 when it came out. Guess it grew on them some throughout the year. The other three non-4s were Lightning Bolt 5/5, Bob Dylan 5/5 & Alabama Shakes 3/5.

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Re: EOY 2015 - Mojo (UK)

Postby Harold » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:23 pm

Interesting to see Black Messiah here at #16. As I speculated last year, I wonder how many other 2015 EOY lists will include it to make up for last year's lists being compiled too early.

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Postby bootsy » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:22 pm

Harold wrote:Interesting to see Black Messiah here at #16. As I speculated last year, I wonder how many other 2015 EOY lists will include it to make up for last year's lists being compiled too early.

I hope a lot of them do because the album deserves to be praised. I'm just hoping some of these don't forget about it altogether for this year and last year because of the release date.

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Re: EOY 2015 - Mojo (UK)

Postby Jeff » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:44 pm

You know Kendrick's going to dominate this year if even Mojo puts him in the top 2.

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Re: EOY 2015 - Mojo (UK)

Postby charliepanayi » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:44 am

Pierre wrote:VERY annoyed not to see Grimes, but that's unsurprising since Mojo has apparently not reviewed her album. It seems the fact that the physical release for her album will only occur on December 11 might hurt her ranking, just like for D'Angelo and Beyoncé these last years, as some critics are apparently waiting for it to make their review. What with those early EOY lists, dang? :angry-banghead:


The album has been out digitally for a few weeks now, so maybe they just didn't like it that much. This is Mojo after all, Grimes isn't really their wheelhouse.

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Re: EOY 2015 - Mojo (UK)

Postby Pierre » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:55 am

charliepanayi wrote:
Pierre wrote:VERY annoyed not to see Grimes, but that's unsurprising since Mojo has apparently not reviewed her album. It seems the fact that the physical release for her album will only occur on December 11 might hurt her ranking, just like for D'Angelo and Beyoncé these last years, as some critics are apparently waiting for it to make their review. What with those early EOY lists, dang? :angry-banghead:


The album has been out digitally for a few weeks now, so maybe they just didn't like it that much. This is Mojo after all, Grimes isn't really their wheelhouse.


Yeah, and I've said elsewhere that I was wary of European critics' opinions of the album, because given some of the early ones that appeared (namely The Observer and The Guardian) I'm afraid they're going to shoot down this great album. However, in this particular case Mojo (and Uncut, for that matter) have not reviewed it yet, and I know some critics only review the albums when they have been physically released, so I hope it's the reason.


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