MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

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MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

Post by Otisredding » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:48 pm

The best albums of 2018 (update November 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:
Villagers: The Art Of Pretending To Swim
Gwenno: Le Kov
Rolo Tomassi: Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It
Anna Von Hausswolff: Dead Magic
Florence + The Machine: High As Hope
Daniel Avery: Song For Alpha
John Carpenter: Halloween OST


100 - 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
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 359040.jpg[/imgsize]


99 - Tirzah: Devotion - 74,9 (76,2 / 17)
Highlights: Gladly - Holding On - Go Now
Art Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 470079.jpg[/imgsize]


98 - Cloud Nothings: Last Building Burning - 75 (75,6 / 19)
Highlights: Dissolution - Leave Him Now - So Right So Clean
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 483124.jpg[/imgsize]


97 - Hop Along: Bark Your Head Off, Dog - 75,2 (76,8 / 16)
Highlights: How Simple - Prior Things - The Fox in Motion
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 392266.jpg[/imgsize]


96 - Tony Molina: Kill the Lights - 75,2 (79,2 / 9)
Highlights: Nothing I Can Say - Jasper's Theme - When She Leaves
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://exclaim.ca//images/MolinaLights.jpg[/imgsize]


95 - Damien Jurado: The Horizon Just Laughed – 75,3 (77,3 / 15)
Highlights: The Last Great Washington State - 1973 - Lou-Jean
Singer-Songwriter
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 401202.jpg[/imgsize]


94 - Grouper - Grid of Points – 75,3 (76,3 / 18)
Highlights: Parking Lot - Breathing - Thanksgiving Song
Ambient
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 412987.jpg[/imgsize]


93 - Vince Staples: FM! - 75,3 (78,6 / 11)
Highlights: FUN! - Run the Bands - Relay
Hip Hop
[imgsize 200x200]https://exclaim.ca//images/fmvince.jpg[/imgsize]


92 - 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
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 408761.jpg[/imgsize]


91 - Lump: Lump – 75,3 (77,0 / 16)
Highlights: Curse of the Contemporary - Late To The Flight - May I Be the Light
Indie Folk
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 424977.jpg[/imgsize]


90 - Tracyanne & Danny: Tracyanne & Danny – 75,3 (79,3 / 9)
Highlights: Alabama - Cellophane Girl - It Can't Be Love Unless It Hurts
Indie Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 409941.jpg[/imgsize]


89 - Gas: Rausch - 75,4 (78,4 / 12)
Highlights: Rausch 2 - Rausch 5 - Rausch 3
Ambient Techno
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 420812.jpg[/imgsize]


88 - Yo La Tengo: There's a Riot Going On - 75,5 (74,2 / 25)
Highlights: For You Too - Shades of Blue - You Are Here
Ambient Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 373872.jpg[/imgsize]


87 - The Beths: Future Me Hates Me - 75,5 (79,2 / 10)
Highlights: Great No One - Happy Unhappy - Future Me Hates Me
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 470267.jpg[/imgsize]


86 - Behemoth: I Loved You at Your Darkest - 75,6 (79,6 / 9)
Highlights: Sabbath Mater - Bartzabel - Wolves ov Siberia
Death Metal
[imgsize 200x200]https://exclaim.ca//images/behemoth_2.jpg[/imgsize]


85 - Neneh Cherry: Broken Politics – 75,6 (75,6 / 21)
Highlights: Kong - Natural Skin Deep - Faster Than the Truth
Art Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 497297.jpg[/imgsize]


84 - Miya Folick: Premonitions - 75,6 (80,3 / 7)
Highlights: Thingamajig - Deadbody - Freak Out
Indie Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://exclaim.ca//images/miya_folick.jpg[/imgsize]


83 - Nao: Saturn – 75,7 (79,7 / 9)
Highlights: Another Lifetime - If You Ever - Orbit
Alternative R&B
[imgsize 200x200]https://cdn-s3.allmusic.com/release-cov ... 947907.jpg[/imgsize]


82 - Superchunk: What A Time To Be Alive – 75,7 (76,4 / 19)
Highlights: What a Time to Be Alive - Erasure - Black Thread
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 380783.jpg[/imgsize]


81 - Anna Calvi: Hunter - 75,8 (75,2 / 23)
Highlights: Indies or Paradise - Chain - Hunter
Art Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 471898.jpg[/imgsize]


80 - Adrianne Lenker: Abysskiss – 76,2 (78,2 / 15)
Highlights: Terminal Paradise - 10 Miles - Cradle
Indie Folk
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 481366.jpg[/imgsize]


79 - Nine Inch Nails: Bad Witch – 76,3 (76,3 / 21)
Highlights: God Break Down the Door - Shit Mirror - Over and Out
Experimental Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 442675.jpg[/imgsize]


78 - Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: Landfall – 76,3 (80,0 / 10)
Highlights: Everything Is Floating - Nothing Left But Their Names - We Learn to Speak Yet Another Language
Modern Classical
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 382997.jpg[/imgsize]


77 - First Aid Kit: Ruins - 76,4 (74,1 / 28)
Highlights: It's a Shame - Hem of Her Dress - Rebel Heart
Indie Folk
[imgsize 200x200]https://cdn-s3.allmusic.com/release-cov ... 812584.jpg[/imgsize]


76 - The Breeders: All Nerve – 76,6 (74,0 / 29)
Highlights: Wait in the Car - All Nerve - MetaGoth
Alternative Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 388857.jpg[/imgsize]


75 - Amanda Shires: To The Sunset - 76,7 (81,0 / 8)
Highlights: Break Out the Champagne - Leave It Alone - Take on the Dark
Americana
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 430999.jpg[/imgsize]


74 - Marie Davidson: Working Class Woman – 76,7 (79,0 / 14)
Highlights: Work It - So Right - Day Dreaming
Tech House
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 491297.jpg[/imgsize]


73 - Kurt Vile: Bottle It In – 76,7 (74,1 / 29)
Highlights: Bassackwards - Loading Zones - One Trick Ponies
Folk Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 481219.jpg[/imgsize]


72 - Oneohtrix Point Never: Age Of - 76,8 (76,1 / 23)
Highlights: Same - The Station - Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen
Progressive Electronic
[imgsize 200x200]https://exclaim.ca//images/AgeOfOPN.jpg[/imgsize]


71 - Saba: Care For Me - 76,8 (81,4 / 7)
Highlights: Life - Logout - Prom/King
Hip Hop
[imgsize 200x200]https://exclaim.ca//images/Saba.jpg[/imgsize]


70 - 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
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 332487.jpg[/imgsize]


69 - No Age: Snares Like a Haircut – 76,9 (78,2 / 17)
Highlights: Send Me - Cruise Control - Soft Collar Fad /b]
Noise Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 357019.jpg[/imgsize]


68 - Serpentwithfeet: Soil – 76,9 (78.9 / 15)
Highlights: Bless Ur Heart - Whisper - Wrong Tree
Alternative R&B
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 430296.jpg[/imgsize]


67- Ezra Furman: Transangelic Exodus – 77.0 (78,6 / 16)
Highlights: Suck the Blood from My Wound - Maraschino-Red Dress $ 8.99 at Goodwill - Love You So Bad
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 357202.jpg[/imgsize]


66 - MGMT: Little Dark Age – 77,0 (76,0 / 24)
Highlights: Little Dark Age - When You Die - Me and Michael
Synthpop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cdn-s3.allmusic.com/release-cov ... 843664.jpg[/imgsize]


65 - Helena Hauff: Qualm – 77,0 (78,0 / 18)
Highlights: Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg - Lifestyle Guru - No Qualms
Electro
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 467303.jpg[/imgsize]


64 - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Hope Downs – 77,1 (78,4 / 17)
Highlights: An Air Conditioned Man - Bellarine - Talking Straight
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 435052.jpg[/imgsize]


63 - Dirty Projectors: Lamp Lit Prose – 77,1 (74,8 / 28)
Highlights: Right Now - That's a Lifestyle - I Feel Energy
Art Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 455262.jpg[/imgsize]


62 - Screaming Females: All At Once - 77,3 (80,6 / 10)
Highlights: Black Moon - Agnes Martin - Deeply
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 385324.jpg[/imgsize]


61 - Dream Wife: Dream Wife – 77,6 (78,9 / 17)
Highlights: Let's Make Out - Hey! Heartbreaker - Fire
Alternative Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 359022.jpg[/imgsize]


60 - Kids See Ghosts: Kids See Ghosts – 77,7 (77,0 / 23)
Highlights: Feel the Love - Freee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2) - 4th Dimension
Experimental Hip Hop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 433620.jpg[/imgsize]


59 - 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
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 359120.jpg[/imgsize]


58 - Ought: Room Inside The World – 78,0 (78,4 / 20)
Highlights: Desire - Disaffectation - Disgraced in America
Post-Punk
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 353780.jpg[/imgsize]


57 - Travis Scott: Astroworld – 78,1 (78,7 / 19)
Highlights: Stargazing - Sicko mode - Coffee Bean
Trap Rap
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 469405.jpg[/imgsize]


56 - Architects: Holy Hell - 78,2 (82,9 / 7)
Highlights: Hereafter - Doomsday - Death Is Not Defeat
Metalcore
[imgsize 200x200]https://exclaim.ca//images/holyhell.jpg[/imgsize]


55 - Let's Eat Grandma: I'm All Ears – 78,2 (76,5 / 26)
Highlights: Falling Into Me - Hot Pink - Donnie Darko
Art Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 420168.jpg[/imgsize]


54 - Gazelle Twin: Pastoral – 78,2 (82,2 / 9)
Highlights: Glory - Little Lambs - Better In My Day
Post-Industrial
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 475785.jpg[/imgsize]


53 - Father John Misty: God's Favorite Customer – 78,3 (75,6 / 29)
Highlights: Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All - Hangout at the Gallows - Just Dumb Enough to Try
Chamber Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 425415.jpg[/imgsize]


52- Cat Power: Wanderer – 78,3 (75,3 / 30)
Highlights: Woman - Stay - In Your Face
Singer- Songwriter
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 492767.jpg[/imgsize]


51 - DJ Koze: Knock Knock - 78,4 (79,4 / 18)
Highlights: Pick Up - Bonfire - Lord Knows
Deep House
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 415111.jpg[/imgsize]


50 - Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy – 78,6 (78,2 / 22)
Highlights: Bodak Yellow - I Do - I Like It
Trap Rap
[imgsize 200x200]https://cdn-s3.allmusic.com/release-cov ... 876603.jpg[/imgsize]


49 - Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks: Sparkle Hard – 78,6 (76,6 / 27)
Highlights: Bike Lane - Middle America - Solid Silk
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 420818.jpg[/imgsize]


48 - The Internet: Hive Mind – 78,6 (77,3 / 25)
Highlights: Come Over - Roll (Burbank Funk) - La Di La
Neo-Soul
[imgsize 200x200]https://cdn-s3.allmusic.com/release-cov ... 899229.jpg[/imgsize]


47 - Troye Sivan: Bloom – 78,7 (79,3 / 18)
Highlights: My My My! - The Good Side - Bloom
Electropop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 437496.jpg[/imgsize]


46 - Amen Dunes: Freedom - 78,7 (79,4 / 14)
Highlights: Blue Rose - Believe - Miki Dora
Neo-Psychedelia
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 403193.jpg[/imgsize]


45 - Rival Consoles: Persona – 78,8 (81,8 / 12)
Highlights: Persona - Hidden - Phantom Grip
Microhouse
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 408733.jpg[/imgsize]


44 - Snail Mail: Lush – 79,0 (77,6 / 25)
Highlights: Pristine - Heat Wave - Let's Find an Out
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://exclaim.ca//images/snail_2.jpg[/imgsize]


43 - Julia Holter: Aviary – 79,0 (77,7 / 25)
Highlights: I Shall Love 2 - Les Jeux to You - Turn the Light On
Progressive Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 498036.jpg[/imgsize]


42 - Hookworms: Microshift – 79,1 (79,7 / 19)
Highlights: Negative Space - Static Resistance - Ullswater
Neo-Psychedelia
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 373676.jpg[/imgsize]


41 - Lucy Dacus: Historian – 79,2 (79,5 / 20)
Highlights: Addictions - Night Shift - Nonbeliever
Singer-Songwriter
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 388819.jpg[/imgsize]


40- Nils Frahm: All Melody – 79,3 (78,3 / 24)
Highlights: Sunson - Kaleidoscope - My Friend the Forest
Ambient
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 370292.jpg[/imgsize]


39 - Aphex Twin: Collapse - 79,3 (80,3 / 18)
Highlights: abundance10edit [2 R8's, FZ20m & a 909] - T69 vollapse - MT1 t29r2
IDM
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 483130.jpg[/imgsize]


38 - Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel – 79,3 (76,6 / 29)
Highlights: Need a Little Time - Nameless, Faceless - Charity
Indie Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 420803.jpg[/imgsize]


37 - Tim Hecker: Konoyo – 79,4 (81,4 / 15)
Highlights: In Mother Earth Phase - This Life - Keyed Out
Ambient
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 488459.jpg[/imgsize]


36 - Angelique Kidjo: Remain In Light – 79,5 (83,9 / 8)
Highlights: Once in a Lifetime - The Great Curve - Listening Wind
Global
[imgsize 200x200]http://dis.resized.images.s3.amazonaws. ... 05642.jpeg[/imgsize]


35 - Ty Segall: Freedom's Goblin – 79,7 (79,0 / 23)
Highlights: My Lady's on Fire - Fanny Dog - She
Garage Rock
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 370319.jpg[/imgsize]


34 - Shame: Songs Of Praise – 79,8 (78,8 / 24)
Highlights: Tasteless - Concrete - One Rizla
Post-Punk
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 346066.jpg[/imgsize]


33 - Kendrick Lamar: Black Panther: The Album OST – 79,9 (80,5 / 19)
Highlights: All the Stars - King’s Dead - Pray for Me
Hip Hop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 379895.jpg[/imgsize]


32 - Marianne Faithfull: Negative Capability - 79,9 (83,9 / 9)
Highlights: The Gypsy Faerie Queen - In My Own Particular Way - No Moon in Paris
Singer-Songwriter
[imgsize 200x200]https://rovimusic.rovicorp.com/image.jp ... wcKNY=&f=6[/imgsize]


31 - Jon Hopkins: Singularity – 80,1 (78,5 / 26)
Highlights: Emerald Rush - Everything Connected - Singularity
Microhouse
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 415396.jpg[/imgsize]


30 - Neko Case: Hell-On - 80,2 (79,6 / 23)
Highlights: Curse of the 1-5 Corridor - Sleep All Summer - Winnie
Singer-Songwriter
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 425029.jpg[/imgsize]


29 - Iceage: Beyondless – 80,3 (79,9 / 22)
Highlights: Catch It - Pain Killer - Beyondless
Post-Punk
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 415107.jpg[/imgsize]


28 - Mount Eerie: Now Only – 80,3 (81,3 / 18)
Highlights: Now Only - Tintin in Tibet - Distortion
Singer-Songwriter
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 398274.jpg[/imgsize]


27 - Kali Uchis: Isolation - 80,3 (80,9 / 19)
Highlights: After the Storm - Miami - Tyrant
Neo-Soul
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_4 ... 407863.jpg[/imgsize]


26 - Jeff Rosenstock: Post- - 80,3 (83,3 / 12)
Highlights: USA - Let Them Win - TV Stars
Power Pop
[imgsize 200x200]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 355833.jpg[/imgsize]


25 - Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour – 80,6 (84,3 / 10)
Highlights: High Horse - Space Cowboy - Slow Burn
Country Pop
[imgsize 220x220]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 391880.jpg[/imgsize]


24 - Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy – 80,7 (79,7 / 24)
Highlights: Beach Life-in-Death - Cute Thing - Nervous Young Inhumans
Indie Rock
[imgsize 220x220]https://exclaim.ca//images/CarTF.jpg[/imgsize]


23 - Hot Snakes: Jericho Sirens – 80,8 (82,5 / 16)
Highlights: Death Camp Fantasy - I Need a Doctor - Six Wave Hold-Down
Garage Punk
[imgsize 220x220]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 373874.jpg[/imgsize]


22 - U.S. Girls: In A Poem Unlimited – 81,0 (80,3 / 23)
Highlights: Velvet 4 Sale - M.A.H. - Rosebud
Neo-Psychedelia
[imgsize 220x220]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 380754.jpg[/imgsize]


21 - Yves Tumor: Safe In The Hands Of Love – 81,0 (84,0 / 12)
Highlights: Lifetime - Noid - Licking an Orchid
Post-Industrial
[imgsize 220x220]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 482663.jpg[/imgsize]


20 - Beach House: 7 – 81,1 (78,4 / 29)
Highlights: Dive - Lemon Glow - Dark Spring
Dream Pop
[imgsize 240x240]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 405033.jpg[/imgsize]


19 - Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar – 81,1 (80,4 / 23)
Highlights: In My View - Toy - Wow
Neo-Soul
[imgsize 240x240]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 379264.jpg[/imgsize]


18 - Christine and the Queens: Chris - 81,4 (79,7 / 26)
Highlights: Girlfriend - The Walker - Doesn’t Matter
Synthpop
[imgsize 240x240]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 481078.jpg[/imgsize]


17 - Spiritualized: And Nothing Hurt - 81,5 (79,1 / 28)
Highlights: A Perfect Miracle - The Morning After - Let’s Dance
Neo-Psychedelia
[imgsize 240x240]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 450363.jpg[/imgsize]


16 - Pusha T: Daytona – 81,8 (82,4 / 19)
Highlights: If You Know You Know - Infrared - The Games We Play
Hip Hop
[imgsize 240x240]https://exclaim.ca//images/PushaDaytona.jpg[/imgsize]


15 - Low: Double Negative – 81,9 (80,9 / 24)
Highlights: Disarray - Always Up - Dancing and Blood
Ambient Pop
[imgsize 260x260]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 471396.jpg[/imgsize]


14 - Deafheaven: Ordinary Corrupt Human Love – 82,0 (80,0 / 27)
Highlights: Honeycomb - Canary Yellow - Glint
Blackgaze
[imgsize 260x260]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 411536.jpg[/imgsize]


13 - Mitski: Be The Cowboy – 82,4 (79,6 / 28)
Highlights: Nobody - Geyser - Two Slow Dancers
Indie Rock
[imgsize 260x260]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 450836.jpg[/imgsize]


12 - Daughters: You Won't Get What You Want – 82,2 (85,5 / 11)
Highlights: Satan in the Wait - Less Sex - Daughter
Noise Rock
[imgsize 260x260]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 493479.jpg[/imgsize]


11 - Boygenius: Boygenius - 82,2 (86,2 / 9)
Highlights: Me & My Dog - Ketchum, ID - Bite the Hand
Singer-Songwriter
[imgsize 260x260]https://exclaim.ca//images/boy_2.jpg[/imgsize]


10 - Blood Orange: Negro Swan – 82,4 (80,4 / 27)
Highlights: Charcoal Baby - Chewing Gum - Nappy Wonder
Alternative R&B
[imgsize 280x280]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 471385.jpg[/imgsize]


09 - Parquet Courts: Wide Awake! – 82,6 (81,3 / 25)
Highlights: Freebird II - Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience - Total Football
Art Punk
[imgsize 280x280]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 409986.jpg[/imgsize]


08 - Fucked Up: Dose Your Dreams – 82,8 (82,8 / 21)
Highlights: None of Your Business Man - I Don't Wanna Live in This World Anymore - Normal People
Art Punk
[imgsize 280x280]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_5 ... 477450.jpg[/imgsize]


07 - Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer – 83,1 (81,1 / 27)
Highlights: PYNK - Make Me Feel - I Like That
Art Pop
[imgsize 280x280]https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1 ... 395225.jpg[/imgsize]


06 - Robyn: Honey - 83,3 (81,3 / 27)
Highlights: Missing U - Honey - Ever Again
Electropop
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05 - Noname: Room 25 – 83,9 (86,9 / 12)
Highlights: Montego Bae - Don’t Forget About Me - Blaxploitation
Hip Hop
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04 - Sophie: Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides – 84,8 (85,1 / 20)
Highlights: Faceshopping - Immaterial - Is It Cold in the Water?
Post-Industrial
[imgsize 300x300]https://exclaim.ca//images/sophie_4.jpg[/imgsize]


03 - Rosalía: El mal querer – 85,0 (89,7 / 7)
Highlights: Pienso en tu mirá (Cap. 3: Celos) - Malamente (Cap. 1: Augurio) - Di mi nombre (Cap. 8: Éxtasis)
Art Pop
[imgsize 300x300]https://cdn-s3.allmusic.com/release-cov ... 950504.jpg[/imgsize]


02 - Kamasi Washington: Heaven & Earth – 85,3 (83,9 / 25)
Highlights: Fists of Fury - Will You Sing - The Invincible Youth
Jazz Fusion
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01 - Idles: Joy as an Act of Resistance – 85,6 (84,6 / 24)
Highlights: Colossus - Television - Danny Nedelko
Post-Punk
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Re: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

Post by Otisredding » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:55 pm

Bang Jan wrote:I'll just ask for above 70 albums before anyone else does again...
101 - Villagers: The Art Of Pretending To Swim - 74,7 (75,4 / 19)
102 - The Joy Formidable: AAARTH - 74,6 (79,3 / 7)
103 - Gwenno: Le Kov - 74,6 (79,3 / 7)
104 - Rolo Tomassi: Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It - 74,6 (79,3 / 7)
105 - Anna Von Hausswolff: Dead Magic - 74,5 (76,5 / 15)
106 - Florence + The Machine: High As Hope - 74,5 (72,5 / 27)
107 - Daniel Avery: Song For Alpha - 74,4 (75,8 / 17)
108 - Field Music: Open Here - 74,4 (77,1 / 13)
109 - Camp Cope: How To Socialise & Make Friends - 74,3 (77,0 / 13)
110 - Half Waif: Lavender - 74,1 (77,8 / 10)
111 - Khruangbin: Con todo el mundo - 74,1 (77,5 / 11)
112 - Jorja Smith: Lost & Found - 74,1 (74,0 / 21)
113 - Kadhja Bonet: Childqueen - 74,0 (77,4 / 11)
114 - Caroline Rose: Loner - 73,9 (78,3 / 8)
115 - The Field: Infinite Moment - 73,9 (76,9 / 12)
116 - Virginia Wing: Ecstatic Arrow - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
117 - Rae Morris: Someone Out There - 73,9 (77,9 / 9)
118 - Leon Vynehall: Nothing Is Still - 73,9 (76,5 / 13)
119 - Jon Hassell: Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume One) - 73,8 (78,1 / 8)
120 - Joan As Police Woman: Damned Devotion - 73,8 (75,4 / 16)
121 - Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread OST - 73,8 (78,4 / 7)
122 - Lotic: Power - 73,7 (76,1 / 14)
123 - Laura Veirs: The Lookout - 73,7 (75,7 / 15)
124 - Jlin: Autobiography - 73,7 (77,7 / 9)
125 - Wye Oak: The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs - 73,6 (74,9 / 17)
126 - Tracey Thorn: Record - 73,5 (74,5 / 18)
127 - John Carpenter: Halloween OST - 73,5 (76,8 / 11)
128 - John Prine: The Tree Of Forgiveness - 73,5 (78,1 / 7)
129 - Essaie Pas: New Path - 73,4 (76,4 / 12)
130 - Superorganism: Superorganism - 73,4 (72,7 / 23)
131 - Ross From Friends: Family Portrait - 73,3 (75,0 / 16)
132 - Phosphorescent: C'est La Vie - 73,3 (74,6 / 17)
133 - The Carters: Everything Is Love - 73,3 (72,9 / 22)
134 - Soccer Mommy: Clean - 73,2 (74,2 / 18)
135 - Muncie Girls: Fixed Ideas - 73,2 (77,9 / 7)
136 - Mac Miller: Swimming - 73,0 (76,4 / 11)
137 - Goat Girl: Goat Girl - 73,0 (73,7 / 19)
138 - Gorillaz: The Now Now - 73,0 (69,7 / 31)
139 - The Soft Moon: Criminal - 73,0 (74,0 / 18)
140 - Kimbra: Primal Heart - 73,0 (77,0 / 9)
141 - Hinds: I Don't Run - 72,9 (72,6 / 22)
142 - Gruff Rhys: Babelsberg - 72,9 (74,9 / 15)
143 - Years & Years: Palo Santo - 72,8 (74,4 / 16)
144 - Mudhoney: Digital Garbage - 72,7 (74,7 / 15)
145 - Oh Sees: Smote Reverser - 72,7 (74,7 / 15)
146 - RP Boo: I'll Tell You What - 72,7 (77,0 / 8)
146 - Son Lux: Brighter Wounds - 72,7 (76,0 / 11)
148 - Dilly Dally: Heaven - 72,6 (76,3 / 10)
149 - High on Fire: Electric Messiah - 72,6 (77,3 / 7)
150 - Big Red Machine: Big Red Machine - 72,4 (73,8 / 17)
151 - The Spook School: Could It Be Different? - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
152 - Ben Howard: Noonday Dream - 72,3 (76,6 / 8)
153 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Sex and Food - 72,2 (71,6 / 23)
154 - Swearin': Fall into the Sun - 72,2 (75,9 / 10)
155 - John Grant: Love Is Magic - 72,2 (72,6 / 20)
156 - Flasher: Constant Image - 72,1 (75,1 / 12)
157 - Lala Lala: The Lamb - 72,0 (76,4 / 8)
158 - Brockhampton: Iridescence - 72,0 (74,7 / 13)
159 - Brian Eno: Music For Installations - 71,9 (76,3 / 8)
160 - Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
161 - Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden - 71,9 (75,9 / 9)
162 - Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood: With Animals - 71,9 (74,5 / 13)
163 - Marissa Nadler: For My Crimes - 71,8 (72,2 / 20)
164 - Thom Yorke: Suspira OST - 71,8 (71,5 / 22)
165 - Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino - 71,7 (69,7 / 27)
166 - Luluc: Sculptor - 71,6 (73,6 / 15)
167 - Frankie Cosmos: Vessel - 71,6 (73,6 / 15)
168 - Rhye: Blood - 71,6 (70,6 / 24)
169 - Tunng: Songs You Make At Night - 71,6 (75,6 / 9)
170 - Jack White: Boarding House Reach - 71,5 (69,1 / 28)
171 - Paul Weller: True Meanings - 71,4 (74,4 / 12)
172 - Gaika: Basic Volume - 71,4 (74,1 / 13)
173 - Jim James: Uniform Distortion - 71,4 (72,4 / 18)
174 - Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing - 71,3 (76,0 / 7)
175 - J Mascis: Elastic Days - 71,3 (73,3 / 15)
176 - St Vincent: MassEducation - 71,3 (74,6 / 11)
177 - Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats: - 71,3 (74,3 / 12)
178 - Death Grips: Year of the Snitch - 71,2 (73,2 / 15)
179 - Oliver Coates: Shelley’s on Zenn-La - 71,2 (75,9 / 7)
180 - Natalie Prass: The Future And The Past - 71,2 (70,2 / 24)
181 - La Luz: Floating Features - 71,1 (75,1 / 9)
182 - The Lemon Twigs: Go To School - 71,1 (71,1 / 21)
183 - Django Django: Marble Skies - 70,8 (69,2 / 26)
184 - Shopping: The Official Body - 70,8 (73,8 / 12)
185 - Laurel Halo: Raw Silk Uncut Wood - 70,6 (74,3 / 10)
186 - Richard Thompson: 13 Rivers - 70,6 (75,3 / 7)
187 - How to Dress Well: The Anteroom - 70,6 (70,9 / 20)
188 - Mogwai: Kin - 70,6 (73,2 / 13)
189 - Ghost: Prequelle - 70,6 (74,6 / 9)
190 - Lil Peep: Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2 - 70,5 (74,9 / 8)
191 - Speedy Ortiz: Twerp Verse - 70,3 (72,3 / 15)
192 - White Denim: Performance - 70,3 (73,6 / 11)
193 - The Go! Team: Semicircle - 70,2 (69,9 / 22)
194 - Loma: Loma - 70,2 (74,2 / 9)
195 - Leon Bridges: Good Thing - 70,1 (72,1 / 15)
196 - BEAK>: >>> - 70,1 (73,5 / 11)
197 - David Byrne: Amercian Utopia - 70,1 (67,8 / 28)
198 - Bodega: Endless Scroll - 70,1 (73,1 / 12)

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Re: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

Post by Rob » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:27 pm

Another new update. So why not an updated playlist? Here is one:



There are quite a few things of note:

- Last time I was surprised to see John Carpenter in a 2018 album list. He is already out again, but now we get Marianne Faithfull! She seemed even less likely.
- I think this is the first time I consciously noticed an EP here: Boygenius. Was there ever one before. I have heard this one a few times already (what with Phoebe Bridgers' Stranger in the Alps being my most listened album of 2017), but came away somewhat dissappointed. These three women have all done better. Odd to see it appear above some of the taste makers of the year, all the way up to #11.
- Speaking about taste makers, remember how Mitski, U.S. Girls, Beach House, Shame, Car Seat Headrest, Young Fathers and even Hot Snakes were the talk of the year. Some of these remained in the top 10 or even at one for really a very long time, but keep on being pushed down. Deserved? I feel some of the albums that came between them got far little notice, but perhaps it is just me. Expect Hot Snakes, which seems to be a sleeper favorite at best.
- Much further down we now have Everything is Recorded, which does actually feel as one of the central records of the year. It will probably leave next update...
- R.I.P. Anna Von Hauswolff...

On a lighter note: Rosalía and Kamasi Washington's album covers make a hilarious pair. It seems Jesus complexes in cover form do well this year. Which might explain why several high ranking artists have their names in CAPITALS on Spotify (IDLES!! ROSALÍA!! SOPHIE!! KIDS SEE GHOSTS!! QUIET DAMMIT!!).

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Re: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

Post by prosecutorgodot » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:48 am

I guess Honorio hit it on the head - Rosalía has an amazing debut on the charts. The album is sure to get a good placement in the EOY spreadsheet.
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Re: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

Post by Harold » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:48 pm

Rob wrote:- I think this is the first time I consciously noticed an EP here: Boygenius. Was there ever one before.
Aphex Twin's Collapse is officially an EP. And, let's get real: there are a significant number of extraordinarily brief entries on the list that are only "albums" because the artists have announced, "Hey, here's my new album!" The ones I know of are Pusha T, Kids See Ghosts, Vince Staples, Grouper, and Tony Molina (the last one clocking in at 14 minutes!). Are there others I'm missing (besides Ye, which is nowhere to be found here but could place in the EOY lists)?

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Re: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

Post by Rob » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:20 pm

Harold wrote:
Rob wrote:- I think this is the first time I consciously noticed an EP here: Boygenius. Was there ever one before.
Aphex Twin's Collapse is officially an EP. And, let's get real: there are a significant number of extraordinarily brief entries on the list that are only "albums" because the artists have announced, "Hey, here's my new album!" The ones I know of are Pusha T, Kids See Ghosts, Vince Staples, Grouper, and Tony Molina (the last one clocking in at 14 minutes!). Are there others I'm missing (besides Ye, which is nowhere to be found here but could place in the EOY lists)?
Oh, I agree. After decades of making particularly long albums (especially during the nineties) hip-hop seems to have taken a step back and delivers very short ones. Odd trend. At least the Tony Molina album actually has the standard amount of 10 songs, but they just don't take very long. I forgot about Aphex Twin, though.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

Post by Future Critic » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:18 am

It only has four reviews so far, but the 1975's new album currently has a 99 on a Metacritic - which includes a 100 from NME, DIY Magazine and Q Magazine. Is it possible that we finally have an album that will give Dirty Computer a run for album of the year?!

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Post by JohnnyBGoode » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:52 am

Or will it be too late to make some lists. Even a lot of the ones we haven't seen are probably being compiled now. Even if some have heard a review copy, maybe won't have had time to fully appreciate even if that good.

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Post by Nassim » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:04 pm

Future Critic wrote:It only has four reviews so far, but the 1975's new album currently has a 99 on a Metacritic - which includes a 100 from NME, DIY Magazine and Q Magazine. Is it possible that we finally have an album that will give Dirty Computer a run for album of the year?!
I dont think so, it's released too late for English lists that tend to be quite early in the year, and if their previous albums are any education, their appeal don't cross the Atlantic much.

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Post by Setherex » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:40 pm

Future Critic wrote:It only has four reviews so far, but the 1975's new album currently has a 99 on a Metacritic - which includes a 100 from NME, DIY Magazine and Q Magazine. Is it possible that we finally have an album that will give Dirty Computer a run for album of the year?!
Not to be the pessimist among all this...
Dan Stubbs, NME wrote:They've only gone and made the millennial answer to 'OK Computer'...
I'm gonna err on the side of hyperbole on this one.

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Re: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

Post by Jap123 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:18 pm

Seeing as its still got a 95 with ten reviews on metacritic, it looks like that 1975 album is going to debut high on this list

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Re: MCCh 2018 (20) November 15

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:55 am

After 1 listen, it's good in my opinion, better than the sum of the singles, last track in particular good among the new non single tracks. Probably too late for a lot of lists, though may compete in mine. Controversially for here perhaps, way better than the new Grimes track (again after only 1 listen, though that in itself may say something) but again IMO I think Funeral, or Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, probably still safe as the millennial answer to 'OK Computer'.

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