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MCCh 2020 (11) June 30

Post by Otisredding » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:53 pm

The best albums of 2020 (update June 30)

The numbers presented next to each album title are the weighted average rating, and, in brackets, average and number of ratings (out of 32 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: Rob makes the top three songs from the album according to Allmusic, Consequence of Sound, Jenesaispop, Plattentests, The Skinny, 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:
Jessie Reyez: Before Love Came To Kill Us
The Chats: High Risk Behaviour
Sparks: A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: Reunions
Damien Jurado: What's New, Tomboy?


60 - Lanterns On The Lake: Spook The Herd – 74,7 (79,0 / 8)
Highlights: Every Atom - Before They Excavate - Swimming Lessons
Dream Pop



59 - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Sideways to New Italy - 74,7 (73,7 / 24)
Highlights: Cameo - She’s There - Cars in Space
Jangle Pop



58 - Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: Viscerals - 74,9 (78,2 / 11)
Highlights: Halloween Bolson - New Body - Rubbernecker
Stoner Metal



57 - Ghostpoet: I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep – 75,0 (77,0 / 15)
Highlights: Rats in a Sack - Concret Pony - Nowhere to Hide Now
Art Pop



56 - Mark Lanegan: Straight Songs Of Sorrow – 75,1 (76,1 / 18)
Highlights: Skeleton Key - This Game of Love - Stockholm City Blues
Singer-Songwriter



55 - Jessie Ware: What's Your Pleasure? - 75,1 (77,1 / 15)
Highlights: Spotlight - Save a Kiss - Remember Where You Are
Dance Pop



54 - Code Orange: Underneath – 75,2 (78,2 / 12)
Highlights: Swallowing the Rabbit Whole - Sulfur Surrounding - You and You Alone
Metalcore



53 - Sonic Boom: All Things Being Equal - 75,2 (78,5 / 11)
Highlights: Just a Little Piece of Me - I Feel a Change Coming On - Things Like This (A Little Bit Deeper)
Neo-Psychedelia



52 - The Weeknd: After Hours – 75,2 (74,6 / 23)
Highlights: Blinding Lights - After Hours - Scared to Live
Alternative R&B



51 - Hamilton Leithauser: The Loves Of Your Life - 75,4 (77,7 / 14)
Highlights: Here They Come - Don't Check the Score - Isabella
Indie Rock



50 - Lady Gaga: Chromatica - 75,5 (74,8 / 23)
Highlights: Stupid Love - Sine from Above - Rain on Me
Dance Pop



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



48 - Shabaka And The Ancestors: We Are Sent Here By History - 75,6 (79,6 / 9)
Highlights: The Coming of the Strange Ones - They Who Must Die - We Will Work (On Redefining Manhood)
Jazz



47 - Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts VI: Locusts – 75,6 (78,6 / 12)
Highlights: Run Like Hell - Around Every Corner - The Cursed Clock
Dark Ambient



46 - Ben Watt: Storm Damage – 75,7 (79,0 / 11)
Highlights: Irene - Balanced on a Wire - Retreat to Find
Alternative Rock



45 - The Strokes: The New Anormal – 75,7 (72,4 / 31)
Highlights: Bad Decisions - The Adults Are Talking - Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus
Indie Rock



44 - Nadine Shah: Kitchen Sink - 75,8 (79,1 / 11)
Highlights: Ladies for Babies (Goats for Love) - Kitchen Sink - Trad
Art Rock



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



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



41 - Keeley Forsyth: Debris – 75,8 (80,1 / 8)
Highlights: Lost - Look to Yourself - Large Oak
Avant-Folk



40 - King Krule: Man Alive! - 75,8 (73,5 / 28)
Highlights: Alone, Omen 3 - Stoned Again - Cellular
Art Rock



39 - Owen Pallet: Island – 76,0 (79,4 / 11)
Highlights: The Sound of the Engines - A Bloody Morning - Paragon of Order
Chamber Folk



38 - Arca: KiCk i - 76,5 (78,1 / 16)
Highlights: KLK – Time - Mequetrefe
Deconstructed Club



37 - Grimes: Miss Anthropocene - 76,5 (72,8 / 32)
Highlights: Delete Forever - My Name Is Dark - Violence
Art Pop



36 - Khruangbin: Mordechai - 76,6 (77,9 / 17)
Highlights: Time (You and I) - So We Won’t Forget - Pelota
Psychedelic Rock



35 - Childish Gambino: 3.15.2020 – 76,7 (76,3 / 22)
Highlights: Algorhythm - Time - 19.10
Neo Soul



34 - BC Camplight: Shortly After Takeoff – 76,9 (80,9 / 9)
Highlights: Arm Around Your Sadness - Back to Work - Ghosthunting
Psychedelic Pop



33 - 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



32 - Sorry: 925 – 77,1 (76,4 / 23)
Highlights: Right Round the Clock - Starstruck - More
Indie Rock



31 - Lucinda Williams: Good Souls Better Angels – 77,1 (78,4 / 17)
Highlights: Big Black Train - Wakin' Up - When the Way Gets Dark
Blues Rock



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



29 - Nicolas Jaar: Cenizas – 77,3 (81,6 / 8)
Highlights: Mud - Garden - Faith Made of Silk
Ambient



28 - Destroyer: Have We Meet – 77,5 (75,8 / 26)
Highlights: Crimson Tide - It Just Doesn't Happen - University Hill
Synthpop



27 - U.S. Girls: Heavy Light – 78,4 (77,4 / 24)
Highlights: 4 American Dollars - Overtime - Woodstock '99
Art Pop



26 - Jehnny Beth: To Love Is To Live – 78,5 (76,8 / 26)
Highlights: I’m the Man - French Countryside - Flower
Art Pop



25 - Charli XCX: how i'm feeling now - 78,8 (77,4 / 25)
Highlights: Forever - Claws - Anthems
Bubblegum Bass



24 - Hayley Williams: Petals For Armor - 78,9 (80,2 / 17)
Highlights: Simmer - Dead Horse - Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris
Art Pop



23 - Hinds: The Prettiest Curse - 78,9 (79,6 / 19)
Highlights: Good Bad Times – Riding Solo – Come Back and Love Me <3
Indie Rock



22 - Baxter Dury: The Night Chancers - 79,4 (81,1 / 16)
Highlights: I'm Not Your Dog - Carla's Got a Boyfriend - Slumlord
Synthpop



21 - Makaya McCraven: We’re New Again – A Re-imagining - 79,4 (82,1 / 13)
Highlights: Where Did the Night Go - New York Is Killing Me - I'm New Here
Nu Jazz



20 - Tame Impala: The Slow Rush – 79,5 (75,8 / 32)
Highlights: Lost in Yesterday - Posthumous Forgiveness - Breathe Deeper
Neo-Psychedelia



19 - Soccer Mommy: Color Theory – 79,6 (78,2 / 25)
Highlights: Circle the Drain - Bloodstream - Yellow Is the Color of Her Eyes
Singer-Songwriter



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



17 - Laura Marling: Song For Our Daughter – 79,9 (79,5 / 22)
Highlights: Blow by Blow - Alexandra - Strange Girl
Folk



16 - Rina Sawayama: Sawayama – 80,0 (80,3 / 20)
Highlights: Comme des Garçons (Like the Boys) - XS - Dinasty
R&B



15 - Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist: Alfredo - 80,3 (85 / 7)
Highlights: 1985 - God Is Perfect - Something to Rap About
Hip Hop



14 - Neil Young: Homegrown - 80,7 (81,4 / 19)
Highlights: Separate Ways - Try - Vacancy
Singer-Songwriter



13 - Thundercat: It Is What It Is – 80,8 (79,8 / 24)
Highlights: Dragonball Durag - Black Qualls - Innerstellar Love
Nu Jazz



12 - Haim: Women In Music Pt. III - 82 (80,6 / 25)
Highlights: The Steps - Up from a Dream - FUBT
Indie Pop



11 - Caribou: Suddenly – 82,1 (79,4 / 29)
Highlights: You and I - Home - Never Come Back
Indietronica



10 - Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia – 82,1 (80,8 / 25)
Highlights: Physical - Break My Heart - Don’t Start Now
Dance Pop



09 - Porridge Radio: Every Bad - 82,2 (81,8 / 22)
Highlights: Lilac - Sweet - Born Confused
Indie Rock



08 - Waxahatchee: Saint Cloud – 82,4 (79,7 / 29)
Highlights: Lilacs - Can't Do Much - Fire
Singer-Songwriter



07 - Moses Sumney: græ – 83,7 (85,1 / 17)
Highlights: Polly - Virile - Neither/Nor
Art Pop



06 - Yves Tumor: Heaven To A Tortured Mind – 83,9 (81,9 / 27)
Highlights: Kerosene! - Gospel for a New Century - Romanticist
Nu Jazz



05 - Phoebe Bridgers: Punisher - 85,6 (83,3 / 28)
Highlights: Kyoto - Garden Song - Chinese Satellite
Singer-Songwriter



04 - Run The Jewels: RTJ4 - 86,8 (85,2 / 26)
Highlights: Walking in the Snow - Yankee and the Brave (ep. 4) – JU$T
Hip Hop



03 - Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways - 87,4 (87,8 / 20)
Highlights: I Contain Multitudes - Murder Most Foul - Goodbye Jimmy Reed
Singer-Songwriter



02 - Perfume Genius: Set My Heart On Fire Immediately – 90,2 (87,2 / 30)
Highlights: Describe - On the Floor - Without You
Art Pop



01 - Fiona Apple: Fetch The Bolt Cutters – 94,3 (92,6 / 26)
Highlights: Shameika - I Want You to Love Me - Under the Table
Art Pop
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Re: MCCh 2020 (11) June 30

Post by Otisredding » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:57 pm

Bang Jan wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:54 pm
*Insert annual comment about 70 and over albums here.*
61 - Jessie Reyez: Before Love Came To Kill Us - 74,7 (78,7 / 9)
62 - The Chats: High Risk Behaviour - 74,6 (78,3 / 10)
63 - Sparks: A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip - 74,6 (76,3 / 16)
64 - Kate NV: Room For The Moon - 74,3 (79,0 / 7)
65 - Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: Reunions - 74,2 (76,6 / 14)
66 - Damien Jurado: What's New, Tomboy? - 74,1 (78,1 / 9)
67 - Empress Of: I'm Your Empress Of - 74,0 (76,6 / 13)
68 - Moses Boyd: Dark Matter - 73,9 (77,3 / 11)
69 - Andy Shauf: The Neon Skyline - 73,9 (75,9 / 15)
70 - Boniface: Boniface - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
71 - Banangun: The True Story of Bananagun - 73,8 (78,1 / 8)
72 - Dan Deacon: Mystic Familiar - 73,8 (73,8 / 21)
73 - Bonny Light Horseman: Bonny Light Horseman - 73,7 (77,4 / 10)
74 - Kiwi Jr.: Football Money - 73,6 (77,6 / 9)
75 - Lido Pimienta: Miss Colombia - 73,5 (76,8 / 11)
76 - Nap Eyes: Snapshot of a Beginner - 73,5 (76,8 / 11)
77 - Halsey: Manic - 73,4 (71,7 / 26)
78 - Wire: Mind Hive - 73,3 (76,3 / 12)
79 - Bambara: Stray - 73,2 (76,2 / 12)
80 - Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts V: Together - 73,1 (76,1 / 12)
81 - Frances Quinlan: Likewise - 73,0 (75,3 / 14)
82 - Sløtface: Sorry For The Late Reply - 72,9 (76,6 / 10)
83 - Westerman: Your Hero Is Not Dead - 72,9 (75,9 / 12)
84 - The Soft Pink Truth: Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? - 72,9 (77,6 / 7)
85 - Blake Mills: Mutable Set - 72,9 (77,6 / 7)
86 - Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot - 72,9 (72,9 / 21)
87 - Ohmme: Fantasize Your Ghost - 72,6 (77,3 / 7)
88 - Katie Von Schleicher: Consummation - 72,6 (77,3 / 7)
89 - Buscabulla: Regresa - 72,5 (75,8 / 11)
90 - Pearl Jam: Gigaton - 72,3 (71,3 / 24)
91 - Deerhoof: Future Teenage Cave Artists - 72,3 (75,3 / 12)
92 - Jade Hairpins: Harmony Avenue - 72,1 (76,1 / 9)
93 - Tennis: Swimmer - 72,0 (75,7 / 10)
94 - Swamp Dogg: Sorry You Couldn't Make It - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
95 - Pantha Du Prince: Conference of Trees - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
96 - Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling - 71,7 (74,4 / 13)
97 - Pinegrove: Marigold - 71,5 (73,1 / 16)
98 - ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: X: The Godless Void and Other Stories - 71,4 (74,4 / 12)
99 - Pottery: Welcome To Bobby's Motel - 71,4 (74,7 / 11)
100 - Orlando Weeks: A Quickening - 71,3 (75,6 / 8)
101 - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: The Mosaic Of Transformation - 71,2 (74,5 / 11)
102 - 070 Shake: Modus Vivendi - 71,2 (72,8 / 16)
103 - The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do - 71,2 (72,8 / 16)
104 - Squarepusher: Be Up A Hello - 71,0 (71,9 / 18)
105 - Katie Gately: Loom - 70,9 (75,3 / 8)
106 - Bombay Bicycle Club: Everything Else Has Gone Wrong - 70,8 (70,5 / 22)
107 - Car Seat Headrest: Making a Door Less Open - 70,7 (71,7 / 18)
108 - Stephen Malkmus: Traditional Techniques - 70,7 (70,3 / 22)
109 - Cornershop: England Is A Garden - 70,3 (75,0 / 7)
110 - Disq: Collector - 70,2 (74,2 / 9)

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Re: MCCh 2020 (11) June 30

Post by Rob » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:22 pm

So, as many of you probably noticed there hadn't been an updated playlist since the half of April, because highlights kept missing in the overview above. It turned out that OtisRedding didn't have time to find all the highlights anymore, so I have offered to take over this part. So it went and although OtisRedding has yet to add the highlights to his post, here you already have the playlist containing all the songs:



If all goes according to plan the playlist should be updated every half month again.

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Re: MCCh 2020 (11) June 30

Post by Otisredding » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:04 am

Rob wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:22 pm
So, as many of you probably noticed there hadn't been an updated playlist since the half of April, because highlights kept missing in the overview above. It turned out that OtisRedding didn't have time to find all the highlights anymore, so I have offered to take over this part. So it went and although OtisRedding has yet to add the highlights to his post, here you already have the playlist containing all the songs:

Thank you, Rob!

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Re: MCCh 2020 (11) June 30

Post by Henrik » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:35 am

Thank you so much for your dedicated work, both Otisredding and Rob! :obscene-drinkingcheers:
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Re: MCCh 2020 (11) June 30

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