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MCCh 2020 (22) December 31

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The best albums of 2020 (update December 31)

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…
Albums that have obtained new reviews but worsened the score
New entry or Re-entry
Albums that have obtained new reviews and improved the score

Out:
Future Islands: As Long As You Are
Nicolas Jaar: Cenizas
Working Men’s Club: Working Men’s Club
Dream Wife: So When You Gonna…
Declan McKenna: Zeros
Lanterns On The Lake: Spook The Herd
William Basinski: Lamentations


100 - Dehd: Flower Of Devotion – 75,0 (79,0 / 9)
Highlights: Loner – Haha - No Time
Indie Rock



99 - Jessie Reyez: Before Love Came To Kill Us - 75,1 (78,8 / 10)
Highlights: Imported - Figures - Intruders
Trap Rap



98 - Sparks: A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip - 75,1 (76,5 / 17)
Highlights: Self-Effacing - I’m Toast - iPhone
Art Pop


97 - Autechre: Sign - 75,2 (76,2 / 18)
Highlights: M4 Lema - si00 - sch.Mefd 2
Ambient



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



95 - 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



94 - Idles: Ultra Mono – 75,2 (72,9 / 28)
Highlights: Model Village – A Hymn - Grounds
Art Punk



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



92 - Julianna Barwick: Healing Is A Miracle - 75,2 (77,6 / 14)
Highlights: Inspirit - In Light - Nod
Ambient



91 - Bad Bunny: YHLQMDLG - 75,3 (79,6 / 8)
Highlights: Highlights: Safaera – Yo perreo sola - Vete
Reggaeton



90 - The Strokes: The New Anormal – 75,3 (71,7 / 32)
Highlights: Bad Decisions - The Adults Are Talking - Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus
Indie Rock



89 - Jeff Rosenstock: No Dream - 75,3 (80,0 / 7)
Highlights: NODREAM - Nikes [Alt] - State Line
Pop Punk



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



87 - Matt Berninger: Serpentine Prison - 75,4 (72,7 / 29)
Highlights: Silver Springs - Serpentine Prison - Distant Axis
Chamber Pop



86 - Victoria Monét: Jaguar - 75,5 (80,1 / 7)
Highlights: Experience - Ass Like That - Go There with You
R&B



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



84 - Arca: KiCk i – 75,5 (74,8 / 23)
Highlights: KLK – Time - Mequetrefe
Deconstructed Club



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



82 - Mary Lattimore: Silver Ladders - 75,6 (79,6 / 9)
Highlights: Sometimes He’s In My Dreams - Silver Ladders - Til a Mermaid Drags You Under
Ambient



81 - 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



80 - The Soft Pink Truth: Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? – 75,6 (78,9 / 11)
Highlights: We – Shall - Sinning
Ambient



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



78 - Mark Lanegan: Straight Songs Of Sorrow – 75,7 (76,3 / 19)
Highlights: Skeleton Key - This Game of Love - Stockholm City Blues
Singer-Songwriter



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



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



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



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



73 - Bob Mould: Blue Hearts – 75,8 (77,8 / 15)
Highlights: American Crisis - Forecast of Rain - Next Generation
Alternative Rock



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



71 - Bill Callahan: Gol Record - 75,9 (76,5 / 19)
Highlights:
Americana



70 - Bdrmm: Bedroom - 76,3 (80,6 / 8)
Highlights: A Reason to Celebrate - Happy - If…
Dream Pop



69 - Owen Pallet: Island – 76,4 (79,4 / 12)
Highlights: The Sound of the Engines - A Bloody Morning - Paragon of Order
Chamber Folk



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



67 - The Flaming Lips: American Head - 76,6 (75,6 / 24)
Highlights: Dinosaurs on the Mountain – Flowers of Neptune 6 – Will You Return/ When You Come Down
Neo-Psychedelia



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



65 - Shirley Collins: Heart's Ease – 75,5 (78,5 / 12)
Highlights: The Merry Golden Tree - Locked in Ice - Sweet Greens and Blues
Folk



64- Nadine Shah: Kitchen Sink – 76,7 (78,1 / 17)
Highlights: Ladies for Babies (Goats for Love) - Kitchen Sink - Trad
Art Rock



63 - Jarv Is: Beyond The Pale – 76,8 (76,4 / 22)
Highlights: Must I Evolve? - House Music All Night Long - Save the Whale
Art Rock



62 - Another Sky: I Slept On The Floor - 76,8 (81,4 / 7)
Highlights: The Cracks - Fell in Love With the City - Brave Face
Art Pop



61 - Paul McCartney: McCartney III - 76,9 (76,5 / 22)
Highlights: Long Tailed Winter Bird - Find My Way - Winter Bird / When Winter Comes
Pop Rock



60 - Nubya Garcia: Source – 76,9 (80,6 / 10)
Highlights: Pace – Source - La cumbia me está llamando
Jazz



59 - 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



58 - Angel Olsen: Whole New Mess – 77,0 (75,3 / 26)
Highlights: Whole New Mess - Waving, Smiling - (New Love) Cassette
Folk



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



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



55 - BC Camplight: Shortly After Takeoff – 77,1 (80,8 / 10)
Highlights: Arm Around Your Sadness - Back to Work - Ghosthunting
Psychedelic Pop



54 - Sault: Untitled (Black Is) - 77,1 (80,8 / 10)
Highlights: Wildfires – Bow - Eternal Life
Neo-Soul



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



52 - Khruangbin: Mordechai - 77,2 (77,1 / 21)
Highlights: Time (You and I) - So We Won’t Forget - Pelota
Psychedelic Rock



51 - Napalm Death: Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism – 77,3 (81,3 / 9)
Highlights: Fuck the Factoid - Backlash Just Because - Amoral
Grindcore



50 - Doves: The Universal Want – 77,3 (77,0 / 22)
Highlights: Prisoners - Cathedrals of the Mind - Broken Eyes
Indie Rock



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



48 - Megan Thee Stallion: Good News - 77,8 (78,15 / 19)
Highlights: Freaky Girls – Savage Remix - Body
Trap Rap



47 - Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist: Alfredo -78,0 (81,7 / 10)
Highlights: 1985 - Baby $hit - Frank Lucas
Hip Hop



46 - Clipping.: Visions of Bodies Being Burned – 78,2 (79,2 / 18)
Highlights: Say the Name - ’96 Neve Campbell - Check the Lock
Horrorcore



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



44 - Kelly Lee Owens: Inner Song – 78,6 (78,6 / 21)
Highlights: On - Melt! - L.I.N.E.
Tech House



43 - The Avalanches: We Will Always Love You - 78,6 (77 / 26)
Highlights: Running Red Lights - We Will Always Love You – Interstellar Love
Neo-Psychedelia



42 - Lianne La Havas: Lianne La Havas - 78,7 (79,1 / 20)
Highlights: Paper Thin - Read My Mind - Weird Fishes
Neo-Soul



41 - J Hus: Big Conspiracy – 78,8 (82,1 / 11)
Highlights: Must Be - No Denying - Play Play
Hip Hop



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



39 - Bruce Springsteen: Letter to You – 78,8 (77,8 / 24)
Highlights: One Minute You’re Here – House of a Thousand Guitars – Janey Needs a Shooter
Heartland Rock



38 - Deftones: Ohms – 78,8 (78,1 / 23)
Highlights: Error – Ohms - Genesis
Alternative Metal



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



36 - Jehnny Beth: To Love Is To Live – 79,0 (77,0 / 27)
Highlights: I’m the Man - French Countryside - Flower
Art Pop



35 - Sufjan Stevens: The Ascension – 79,1 (74,4 / 26)
Highlights: Video Game – America - Make Me An Offer I Can’t Refuse
Indietronica



34 - Hayley Williams: Petals For Armor – 79,2 (80,2 / 18)
Highlights: Simmer - Dead Horse - Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris
Art Pop



33 - Adrianne Lenker: Instrumentals - 79,4 (80,7 / 17)
Highlights: Music for Indigo - Mostly Chimes *(Album with only two song)
Ambient



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



31 - 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



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



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



28 - Crack Cloud: Pain Olympics – 79,9 (83,9 / 9)
Highlights: Post Truth (Birth of a Nation) - The Next Fix (A Safe Space) - Ouster Stew
Post-Punk



27 - Róisín Murphy: Roisin Machine – 80,0 (79,6 / 22)
Highlights: Simulation – Murphy’s Law – Kingdom Ends
Nu-Disco



26 - Laura Marling: Song For Our Daughter – 80,2 (79,6 / 23)
Highlights: Blow by Blow - Alexandra - Strange Girl
Folk



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



24 - The Microphones: Microphones in 2020 – 80,3 (83,0 / 13)
Highlights: The Microphones in 2020 *(Album with only one song)
Singer-Songwriter



23 - Taylor Swift: Evermore - 80,5 (78,5 / 27)
Highlights: Marjorie – Willow - No Body, No Crime
Folk Pop



22 - Bright Eyes: Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was – 80,6 (78,3 / 28)
Highlights: Dance and Sing - One and Done - Persona Non Grata
Indie Folk



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



20 - Jessie Ware: What's Your Pleasure? – 80,8 (79,5 / 25)
Highlights: Spotlight - Save a Kiss - Remember Where You Are
Dance Pop



19 - Neil Young: Homegrown – 81,2 (81,6 / 20)
Highlights: Separate Ways - Try - Vacancy
Singer-Songwriter



18 - Sault: Untitled (Rise) – 82,0 (86,0 / 9)
Highlights: Free - Fearless – Little Boy
Neo-Soul



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



16 - Protomartyr: Ultimate Success Today – 82,1 (80,5 / 26)
Highlights: Bridge & Crown - Processed by the Boys - Worm in Heaven
Post-Punk



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



14 - Fontaines D.C.: A Hero's Death – 82,3 (79,6 / 29)
Highlights: I Don’t Belong - A Lucid Dream - A Hero’s Death
Post-Punk



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



12 - Haim: Women In Music Pt. III – 82,8 (79,4 / 31)
Highlights: The Steps - Up for a Dream - Summer Girl
Indie Pop



11 - Fleet Foxes: Shore – 82,8 (79,8 / 30)
Highlights: Maestranza - Can I Believe You - Sunblind
Indie Folk



10 - Porridge Radio: Every Bad - 82,8 (82,2 / 23)
Highlights: Lilac - Sweet - Born Confused
Indie Rock



09 - Adrianne Lenker: Songs – 83,1 (82,8 / 22)
Highlights: Anything - Dragon Eyes – Zombie Girl
Folk



08 - Taylor Swift: Folklore - 83,9 (80,9 / 30)
Highlights: The Last Great American Dynasty - Cardigan - Exile
Singer-Songwriter



07 - Moses Sumney: græ – 84,2 (84,6 / 20)
Highlights: Polly - Virile - Neither/Nor
Art Pop



06 - Yves Tumor: Heaven To A Tortured Mind – 84,2 (81,9 / 28)
Highlights: Kerosene! - Gospel for a New Century - Romanticist
Nu Jazz



05 - Phoebe Bridgers: Punisher - 85,9 (82,9 / 30)
Highlights: Kyoto - Garden Song - I Know the End
Singer-Songwriter



04 - Run The Jewels: RTJ4 – 87,7 (85,7 / 27)
Highlights: Walking in the Snow - Yankee and the Brave (ep. 4) – JU$T
Hip Hop



03 - Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways – 88,3 (88,0 / 22)
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 – 94,9 (92,6 / 28)
Highlights: Shameika - I Want You to Love Me - Under the Table
Art Pop
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Bang Jan wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:54 pm *Insert annual comment about 70 and over albums here.*
101 - Future Islands: As Long As You Are - 75,0 (73,0 / 27)
102 - Nicolas Jaar: Cenizas - 74,8 (78,2 / 11)
103 - Working Men’s Club: Working Men’s Club - 74,8 (77,5 / 13)
104 - Dream Wife: So When You Gonna… - 74,7 (76,7 / 15)
105 - Declan McKenna: Zeros - 74,7 (77,4 / 13)
106 - Lanterns On The Lake: Spook The Herd - 74,7 (79,0 / 8)
107 - The Chats: High Risk Behaviour - 74,6 (78,3 / 10)
108 - Jay Electronica: A Written Testimony - 74,6 (79,3 / 7)
109 - The Beths: Jump Rope Gazers - 74,6 (75,3 / 19)
110 - James Dean Bradfield: Even In Exile - 74,6 (77,9 / 11)
111 - Gorillaz: Song Machine, Season One: Strange - 74,5 (74,2 / 22)
112 - Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: Viscerals - 74,5 (77,5 / 12)
113 - Creeper: Sex, Death and The Infinite Void - 74,3 (78,3 / 9)
114 - Bananagun: The True Story of Bananagun - 74,3 (78,3 / 9)
115 - Ghostpoet: I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep - 74,3 (75,9 / 16)
116 - Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: Reunions - 74,2 (76,6 / 14)
117 - Empress Of: I'm Your Empress Of - 74,2 (76,2 / 15)
118 - Kate NV: Room For The Moon - 74,2 (78,5 / 8)
119 - William Basinski: Lamentations - 74,2 (78,5 / 8)
120 - Ela Minus: Acts of Rebellion - 74,1 (76,4 / 14)
121 - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Sideways to New Italy - 74,1 (72,8 / 25)
122 - Illuminati Hotties: Free I.H: This Is Not the One You've Been Waiting For - 74,1 (78,7 / 7)
123 - Marilyn Manson: We Are Chaos - 74,0 (75,4 / 17)
124 - Moses Boyd: Dark Matter - 73,9 (77,3 / 11)
125 - Andy Shauf: The Neon Skyline - 73,9 (75,9 / 15)
126 - Boniface: Boniface - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
127 - Dvsn: A Muse In Her Feelings - 73,9 (78,6 / 7)
128 - Beabadoobee: Fake It Flowers - 73,8 (73,5 / 22)
129 - Dan Deacon: Mystic Familiar - 73,8 (73,8 / 21)
130 - Bonny Light Horseman: Bonny Light Horseman - 73,7 (77,4 / 10)
131 - The Cribs: Night Network - 73,7 (76,0 / 14)
132 - Westerman: Your Hero Is Not Dead - 73,6 (76,2 / 13)
133 - Kiwi Jr.: Football Money - 73,6 (77,6 / 9)
134 - Lido Pimienta: Miss Colombia - 73,5 (76,8 / 11)
135 - Nap Eyes: Snapshot of a Beginner - 73,5 (76,8 / 11)
136 - Jessy Lanza: All The Time - 73,5 (74,4 / 18)
137 - Damien Jurado: What's New, Tomboy? - 73,4 (77,1 / 10)
138 - Margo Price: That's How Rumors Get Started - 73,4 (75,7 / 14)
139 - Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow The Rules - 73,4 (73,0 / 22)
140 - Halsey: Manic - 73,4 (71,7 / 26)
141 - Wire: Mind Hive - 73,3 (76,3 / 12)
142 - Muzz: Muzz - 73,2 (77,2 / 9)
143 - Buscabulla: Regresa - 73,2 (76,2 / 12)
144 - Bambara: Stray - 73,2 (76,2 / 12)
145 - Nothing: The Great Dismal - 73,1 (76,5 / 11)
146 - Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts V: Together - 73,1 (76,1 / 12)
147 - 100 Gecs: 1000 gecs and The Tree of Clues - 73,0 (77,4 / 8)
148 - Pearl Jam: Gigaton - 73,0 (71,7 / 25)
149 - Frances Quinlan: Likewise - 73,0 (75,3 / 14)
150 - Sløtface: Sorry For The Late Reply - 72,9 (76,6 / 10)
151 - Blake Mills: Mutable Set - 72,9 (77,6 / 7)
152 - Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot - 72,9 (72,9 / 21)
153 - Touché Amoré: Lament - 72,8 (75,1 / 14)
154 - Pottery: Welcome To Bobby's Motel - 72,8 (74,8 / 15)
155 - Elvis Costello: Hey Clockface - 72,8 (74,8 / 15)
156 - Jason Molina: Eight Gates - 72,7 (75,4 / 13)
157 - Loma: Don't Shy Away - 72,6 (77,3 / 7)
158 - Katie Von Schleicher: Consummation - 72,6 (77,3 / 7)
159 - Coriky: Coriky - 72,5 (76,9 / 8)
160 - Courtney Marie Andrews: Old Flowers - 72,5 (73,8 / 17)
161 - Keleketla!: Keleketla! - 72,5 (77,1 / 7)
162 - Fenne Lily: Breach - 72,3 (75,6 / 11)
163 - Kylie Minogue: Disco - 72,2 (72,2 / 21)
164 - Deerhoof: Future Teenage Cave Artists - 72,2 (74,5 / 14)
165 - Bully: Sucareg - 72,1 (73,5 / 17)
166 - Metz: Atlas Vending - 72,1 (74,1 / 15)
167 - Jade Hairpins: Harmony Avenue - 72,1 (76,1 / 9)
168 - Tennis: Swimmer - 72,0 (75,7 / 10)
169 - Cabaret Voltaire: Shadow Of Fear - 72,0 (75,4 / 11)
170 - Ohmne: Fantasize Your Ghost - 71,9 (75,6 / 10)
171 - Swamp Dogg: Sorry You Couldn't Make It - 71,9 (76,6 / 7)
172 - The Chicks: Gaslighter - 71,7 (74,1 / 14)
173 - Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling - 71,7 (74,4 / 13)
174 - Jeff Tweedy: Love Is The King - 71,5 (73,5 / 15)
175 - Pinegrove: Marigold - 71,5 (73,1 / 16)
176 - ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: X: The Godless Void and Other Stories - 71,4 (74,4 / 12)
177 - Orlando Weeks: A Quickening - 71,3 (75,6 / 8)
178 - Throwing Muses: Sun Racket - 71,3 (75,6 / 8)
179 - Shamir: Shamir - 71,3 (75,6 / 8)
180 - Deradoorian: Find The Sun - 71,3 (75,6 / 8)
181 - NZCA Lines: Pure Luxury - 71,3 (75,6 / 8)
182 - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: The Mosaic Of Transformation - 71,2 (74,5 / 11)
183 - Thurston Moore: By The Fire - 71,2 (73,2 / 15)
184 - 070 Shake: Modus Vivendi - 71,2 (72,8 / 16)
185 - The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do - 71,2 (72,8 / 16)
186 - Kamaal Williams: Wu Hen - 71,1 (75,1 / 9)
187 - The Streets: None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive - 71,1 (70,8 / 22)
188 - Kathleen Edwards: Total Freedom - 71,1 (75,7 / 7)
189 - Laura Veirs: My Echo - 71,0 (75,4 / 8)
190 - Squarepusher: Be Up A Hello - 71,0 (71,9 / 18)
191 - Katie Gately: Loom - 70,9 (75,3 / 8)
192 - Paul Weller: On Sunset - 70,9 (71,6 / 19)
193 - The Mountain Goats: Getting Into Knives - 70,8 (74,8 / 9)
194 - Car Seat Headrest: Making a Door Less Open - 70,7 (71,7 / 18)
195 - Stephen Malkmus: Traditional Techniques - 70,7 (70,3 / 22)
196 - The Killers: Imploding the Mirage - 70,5 (70,2 / 22)
197 - Public Enemy: What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? - 70,4 (73,1 / 13)
198 - Everything Everything: Re-Animator - 70,3 (72,3 / 15)
199 - Cornershop: England Is A Garden - 70,3 (75,0 / 7)
200 - Disq: Collector - 70,2 (74,2 / 9)
201 - Braids: Shadow Offering - 70,1 (74,1 / 9)
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Re: MCCh 2020 (22) December 31

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And here is the last update of the playlist for 2020:



The Microphones in 2020 is still not on Spotify. Here it is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7BkabF31ak

Things were enlivened this time mostly thanks to some catching up, with SAULT and Bad Bunny making late entries, despite releasing their albums much earlier.

Anyway, that's it! See you again for a playlist of 2021.
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Re: MCCh 2020 (22) December 31

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I always like to do a comparison of the last EOY list spreadsheet of the year final versus the megacritic chart.

Albums with the closest overall ranking:

1 1 Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters
4 3 Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways
3 4 Run the Jewels: RTJ4
7 8 Taylor Swift: folklore
12 12 HAIM: Women in Music Pt. III
27 26 Laura Marling: Song For Our Daughter
83 82 Mary Lattimore: Silver Ladders

Albums with the biggest spread (only including albums placing on both):

1458 164 Deerhoof: Future Teenage Cave Artists
1479 167 Jade Hairpins: Harmony Avenue
1648 186 Kamaal Williams: Wu Hen
1817 198 Everything Everything: Re-Animator
1930 126 Boniface: Boniface

Highest ranking albums on Megacritic but not on EOY lists:

106 - Lanterns On The Lake: Spook The Herd
122 - Illuminati Hotties: Free I.H: This Is Not the One You've Been Waiting For
133 - Kiwi Jr.: Football Money
147 - 100 Gecs: 1000 gecs and The Tree of Clues
158 - Katie Von Schleicher: Consummation

Highest ranking albums on EOY lists but not on Megacritic:

42 Bartees Strange: Live Forever
43 Chloe x Halle: Ungodly Hour
49 Lil Uzi Vert: Eternal Atake
56 The 1975: Notes on a Conditional Form
59 Jeff Parker: Suite for Max Brown

I'm always curious to know the Megacritic score for these albums appearing so high on the year end lists.

Thank you very much OtisRedding for another great Megacritic year!
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Thank you so much OtisRedding and Rob! Your work is hugely appreciated by so many. Any chance, for completeness, of the highlights for the latest new entries being added?
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Re: MCCh 2020 (22) December 31

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SpunaroundSaturn wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:53 pm Thank you so much OtisRedding and Rob! Your work is hugely appreciated by so many. Any chance, for completeness, of the highlights for the latest new entries being added?
I initially forgot to send them to Otisredding. I did so a few days ago, so I expect they will be added in the coming days.
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Re: MCCh 2020 (22) December 31

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Hi Rob
My completeness OCD is crying - in the absence of the list being updated, is there any chance at all you could just post the highlights of the most recent new entries in this chat thread? Thank you!
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Sure, here you go:

Bad Bunny: YHLQMDLG
Highlights: Safaera - Si Veo a Tu Mamá - Vete

Paul McCartney : McCartney III
Highlights: Long Tailed Winter Bird - Find My Way - Winter Bird / When Winter Comes

SAULT: Untitled (Black Is…)
Highlights: Wildfires – Sorry Ain’t Enough - Bow

The Avalanches: We Will Always Love You
Highlights: Running Red Lights - We Will Always Love You – Interstellar Love

Taylor Swift: Evermore
Highlights: marjorie – willow – no body, no crime

SAULT: Untitled (Rise)
Highlights: Strong – Free - Son Shine
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Re: MCCh 2020 (22) December 31

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Thank you - you rock!
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No more rankings for 2021?
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androve wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:08 pm No more rankings for 2021?
January 15th is always skipped
"The better a singer's voice, the harder it is to believe what they're saying."
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Re: MCCh 2020 (22) December 31

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Holden wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:10 pm
androve wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:08 pm No more rankings for 2021?
January 15th is always skipped
Phew... Great, thanks. :)
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