MCCh 2020 (03) February 29

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MCCh 2020 (03) February 29

Post by Otisredding » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:09 pm

The best albums of 2020 (update February 29)

The numbers presented next to each album title are the weighted average rating, and, in brackets, average and number of ratings (out of 34 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: Clash; DIY; God Is In The Tv; Load And Quiet; Music OMH; The Guardian; The Line Of Best Fit; The Skinny
USA + Canada: Allmusic; Consequence Of Sound; Earbuddy; Exclaim!; Nothern Transmissions; Paste; Pitchfork; Popmatters; Rolling Stone; Spectrum Culture; 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:
Halsey: Manic
Sløtface: Sorry For The Late Reply


20 - Kiwi Jr.: Football Money - 73,6 (77,6 / 9)
Highlights: Comeback Baby - Leslie - Nothing Changes
Indie Rock



19 - Dan Deacon: Mystic Familiar - 73,8 (73,8 / 21)
Highlights: Become a Mountain - Sat by a Tree - Fell Into the Ocean
Neo-Psychedelia



18 - Boniface: Boniface - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
Highlights: Oh My God - Ghosts - Dear Megan
Indie Rock



17 - Andy Shauf: The Neon Skyline - 73,9 (75,9 / 15)
Highlights: Try Again - Things I Do - Neon Skyline
Chamber Pop



16 - Bonny Light Horseman: Bonny Light Horseman – 74,2 (78,2 / 9)
Highlights: Mountain Rain - Deep in Love - The Roving
Folk



15 - Ben Watt: Storm Damage - 74,5 (78,9 / 8)
Highlights: Irene - Balanced on a Wire - Retreat to Find
Alternative Rock



14 - Kvelertak: Splid - 75,5 (79,9 / 8)
Highlights: Bråtebrann - Crack of Doom - Fanden ta dette Hull!
Hardcore Punk



13 - King Krule: Man Alive! - 75,6 (73,6 / 27)
Highlights: Alone, Omen 3 - Stoned Again - Cellular
Art Rock



12 - Mac Miller: Circles - 75,8 (77,4 / 16)
Highlights: Good News - Everybody - Complicated
Neo-Soul



11 - Georgia: Seeking Thrills - 75,8 (73,8 / 27)
Highlights: About Work the Dancefloor - Never Let You Go - 24 Hours
Electropop



10 - BTS: Map of the Soul: 7 - 76,4 (80,8 / 8)
Highlights: On - [Ugh!] - Black Swan
K-Pop



09 - Grimes: Miss Anthropocene - 76,6 (74,0 / 29)
Highlights: Delete Forever - My Name Is Dark - Violence
Art Pop



08 - Bill Fay: Countless Branches – 77,0 (79,6 / 13)
Highlights: Filled With Wonder Once Again - I Will Remain Here - Salt on the Earth
Singer-Songwriter



07 - Torres: Silver Tongue – 77,2 (77,1 / 21)
Highlights: Good Grief - Last Forest - Dressing America
Indie Rock



06 - Destroyer: Have We Met – 77,2 (75,9 / 25)
Highlights: Crimson Tide - It Just Doesn't Happen - University Hill
Synthpop



05 - Soccer Mommy: Color Theory - 78,3 (79,0 / 19)
Highlights: Circle the Drain - Bloodstream - Yellow Is the Color of Her Eyes
Singer-Songwriter



04 - Makaya McCraven: We’re New Again – A Re-imagining - 78,7 (82,0 / 11)
Highlights: Where Did the Night Go - New York Is Killing Me - I'm New Here
Nu Jazz



03 - Tame Impala: The Slow Rush – 79,1 (75,8 / 31)
Highlights: Lost in Yesterday - Posthumous Forgiveness - Breathe Deeper
Neo-Psychedelia



02 - J Hus: Big Conspiracy - 79,8 (83,8 / 9)
Highlights: Must Be - No Denying - Play Play
Hip Hop



01 - Caribou: Suddenly - 79,9 (80,3 / 20)
Highlights: You and I - Home - Never Come Back
Indietronica
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Re: MCCh 2020 (03) February 29

Post by Otisredding » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:13 pm

Bang Jan wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:54 pm
*Insert annual comment about 70 and over albums here.*
21 - Halsey: Manic - 73,4 (71,7 / 26)
22 - Wire: Mind Hive - 73,3 (76,3 / 12)
23 - Moses Boyd: Dark Matter - 73,2 (77,2 / 9)
24 - Frances Quinlan: Likewise - 73,0 (75,7 / 13)
25 - Bambara: Stray - 72,9 (76,3 / 11)
26 - Sløtface: Sorry For The Late Reply - 72,9 (76,6 / 10)
27 - Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot - 72,9 (72,9 / 21)
28 - Tennis: Swimmer - 72,2 (76,5 / 8)
29 - Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling - 71,7 (74,4 / 13)
30 - Pinegrove: Marigold - 71,5 (73,1 / 16)
31 - ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: X: The Godless Void and Other Stories - 71,4 (74,4 / 12)
32 - Real State: The Main Thing - 71,4 (74,4 / 12)
33 - The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do - 71,2 (72,8 / 16)
34 - Squarepusher: Be Up A Hello - 71,0 (71,9 / 18)
35 - Katie Gately: Loom - 70,9 (75,3 / 8)
36 - 070 Shake: Modus Vivendi - 70,9 (73,2 / 14)
37 - Bombay Bicycle Club: Everything Else Has Gone Wrong - 70,8 (70,5 / 22)

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Re: MCCh 2020 (03) February 29

Post by Holden » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:01 pm

Out of curiosity what is the formula used for this?
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Re: MCCh 2020 (03) February 29

Post by Jirin » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:13 am

BTS in top ten, that’s unusual.

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Re: MCCh 2020 (03) February 29

Post by Rob » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:30 pm

Otisredding wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:09 pm
Highlights:
The third update of the year, but there are still no highlights. Any chance of this appearing soon, Otisredding? I want to start the playlist.

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Re: MCCh 2020 (03) February 29

Post by Edre Peraza » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:38 pm

Jirin wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:13 am
BTS in top ten, that’s unusual.
It’s a great album
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Re: MCCh 2020 (03) February 29

Post by Otisredding » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:44 pm

Rob wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:30 pm
Otisredding wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:09 pm
Highlights:
The third update of the year, but there are still no highlights. Any chance of this appearing soon, Otisredding? I want to start the playlist.
Hi Rob.

Sorry for the delay. The selection of hightlights requires a lot of time.

We are waiting for "A Taste of MegaCritic 2020"!

Thank you

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Re: MCCh 2020 (03) February 29

Post by Rob » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:02 pm

Otisredding wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:44 pm
Rob wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:30 pm
Otisredding wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:09 pm
Highlights:
The third update of the year, but there are still no highlights. Any chance of this appearing soon, Otisredding? I want to start the playlist.
Hi Rob.

Sorry for the delay. The selection of hightlights requires a lot of time.
Yes, no problem. I was just worrying you might have abandoned it, but luckily not.

Here is the 2020's first edition of A Taste of MegaCritic:



Warning: might contain music that changes you life!

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