Sunday, November 20, 2016

Uncut Top 75 Albums of 2016



Info: Uncut is a monthly magazine based in London, launched in 1997, focused on music, movies and books.
Source: Uncut magazine
Date of publication: Uncut - January 2017 issue
Spotify playlist latest update: 20th december 2016
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP
(end-of-2016 playlist series)




Full List

Strikethrough albums (5/75) are not available on Spotify. Some albums may be not available in all countries. 

1. David Bowie - Blackstar
2. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
4. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
5. Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
6. PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
7. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth
8. Anohni - Hopelessness
9. Teenage Fanclub - Here
10. Beyonce - Lemonade
11. Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits
12. Brian Eno - The Ship
13. Drive-By Truckers - American Band
14. Bon Iver - 22, A Million
15. Wilco - Schmilco
16. Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like A Levee
17. Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Void Beats/Invocation Trex
18. Solange - A Seat At The Table
19. Lambchop - Flotus
20. Angel Olsen - My Woman
21. William Tyler - Modern Country
22. The Avalanches - Wildflower
23. Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
24. Paul Simon - Stranger To Stranger
25. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
26. Cate Le Bon - Crab Day
27. Shirley Collins - Lodestar
28. Case/Lang/Veirs - Case/Lang/Veirs
29. Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
30. Frank Ocean - Blonde
31. Cass McCombs - Mangy Love
32. 75 Dollar Bill - Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock
33. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
34. Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts Of Highway 20
35. Eleanor Friedberger - New View
36. Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch
37. Tim Hecker - Love Streams
38. Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - The Rarity Of Experience
39. Shovels & Rope - Little Seeds
40. Lets Eat Grandma - I, Gemini
41. Anna Meredith - Varmints
42. Brigid Mae Power - Brigid Mae Power
43. Roisin Murphy - Take Her Up To Monto
44. Okkervil River - Away
45. King - We Are King
46. Swans - The Glowing Man
47. Handsome Family - Unseen
48. Skepta - Konnichiwa
49. Christine & The Queens - Chaleur Humaine
50. Kevin Morby - Singing Saw
51. Underworld - Barbara Barbara We Face A Shining Future
52. Various Artists - Day Of The Dead
53. Hinds - Leave Me Alone
54. Robbie Fulks - Upland Stories
55. Soundwalk Collective W/Jessi Paris Smith & Patti Smith - Killer Road
56. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
57. Maxwell - BlackSUMMERS'night
58. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Ears
59. Billy Bragg & Joe Henry - Shine A Light
60. Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger
61. John Cale - MFans
62. Ian William Craig - Centres
63. Richmond Fontaine - You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing To Go Back To
64. Gruff Rhys - Set Fire To The Stars
65. Emma Pollock - In Search Of Harperfield
66. Charles Bradley - Changes
67. Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines
68. The Coral - Distance Inbetween
69. Allen Tousaint - American Tunes
70. Kiran Leonard - Grapefruit
71. The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits
72. Oren Ambarchi - Hubris
73. Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion
74. Melt Yourself Down - Last Evenings On Earth
75. Psychic Temple - III

Mojo Top 50 Albums of 2016


Info: One of the greatest magazines in the world devoted to classic & modern rock, Mojo is a British monthly launched in 1993. Its 2016 albums chart awards David Bowie as #1, Michael Kiwanuka as #2 and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds as #3. 
Source: Mojo 278 magazine
Date of publication: Mojo 278 - January 2017 issue
Spotify playlist latest update: 20th november 2016
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP





Full list

Strikethrough albums (4/50) are not available on Spotify. Some albums may be not available in all countries

1. David Bowie - Blackstar
2. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
4. Lambchop - Flotus
5. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
6. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
7. Frank Ocean - Blonde
8. Paul Simon - Stranger To Stranger
9. PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
10. Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion
11. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
12. Beyonce - Lemonade
13. Teenage Fanclub - Here
14. Charles Bradley - Changes
15. The Cult - Hidden City
16. Bon Iver - 22, A Million
17. Dinosaur Jr - Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
18. Syd Arthur - Apricity
19. Modern Studies - Swell To Great
20. Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels
21. Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
22. Solange - A Seat At The Table
23. Kevin Morby - Singing Saw
24. Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial
25. Skepta - Konnichiwa
26. Cass McCombs - Mangy Love
27. Case/Lang/Veirs - Case/Lang/Veirs
28. Angel Olsen - My Woman
29. Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits
30. The Monkees - Good Times!
31. Fat White Family - Songs For Our Mothers
32. The Still - The Still
33. Suede - Night Thoughts
34. David Crosby - Lighthouse
35. Field Music - Commontime
36. Wilco - Schmilco
37. James Blake - The Colour In Anything
38. William Bell - This Is Where I Live
39. White Denim - Stiff
40. Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book
41. Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines
42. Anohni - Hopelessness
43. Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Epic Jammers And Fortunate Little Ditties
44. Meilyr Jones - 2013
45. Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
46. Christine & The Queens - Chaleur Humaine
47. Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing
48. The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits
49. Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are
50. The Divine Comedy - Foreverland

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rough Trade Top 99 Albums of 2016


Info: Rough Trade record shops website is the usual opener of the end-of-year charts season. Its list of Top 100 albums of 2016 awards Iggy Pop (#1), Anderson Paak (#2) and Margo Price (#3). 
Source: Rough Trade
Date of publication: 15th November 2016
Spotify playlist latest update: 15th November 2016
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP
(end-of-2016 playlist series)





Full list

Strikethrough albums (3/100) are not available on Spotify. Some albums may be not available in all countries.

1. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
2. Anderson .Paak - Malibu
3. Margo Price - Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
4. Mark Pritchard - Under the Sun
5. Charles Bradley - Changes
6. Anohni - Hopelessness
7. Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits
8. Angel Olsen - My Woman
9. Powell - Sport
10. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
11. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
12. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
13. Tindersticks - The Waiting Room
14. David Bowie - Blackstar
15. D D Dumbo - Utopia Defeated
16. Christine and the Queens - Chaleur Humaine
17. Michael Kiwanuka - Love and Hate
18. Hinds - Leave Me Alone
19. Unloved - Guilty of Love
20. Cavern of Anti Matter - void beats / invocation trex
21. Black Mountain - IV
22. Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - The Soft Bounce
23. Be - One
24. Lost Under Heaven - Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing
25. Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos
26. Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony
27. Suuns - Hold / Still
28. Kevin Morby - Singing Saw
29. Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
30. Minor Victories - Minor Victories
31. Factory Floor - 25 25
32. Glass Animals - How To Be a Human Being
33. The Julie Ruin - Hit Reset
34. Yann Tiersen - Eusa
35. Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions - Until the Hunter
36. Lowtide - Lowtide
37. Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure
38. Savages - Adore Life
39. Band of Horses - Why Are You OK
40. Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow
41. Brian Eno - The Ship
42. Gøggs - Gøggs
43. Bill Baird - Earth Into Aether
44. Nicolas Jaar - Sirens
45. Allah-las - Calico Review
46. S U R V I V E - RR7349
47. Wild Beasts - Boy King
48. Lambchop - Flotus
49. Public Access TV - Never Enough
50. Schoolboy Q - Blank Face
51. Bon Iver - 22, A Million
52. Savoy Motel - Savoy Motel
53. Max Jury - Max Jury
54. Martha - Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart
55. Woods - City Sun Eater In The River Of Light
56. The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You’ve Come To Expect and The Dream Synopsis
57. Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness
58. Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
59. Bat For Lashes - The Bride
60. Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia
61. Swans - The Glowing Man
62. Skepta - Konnichiwa
63. Drive-By Truckers - American Band
64. Cat's Eyes - Treasure House
65. Mica Levi and Oliver Coates - Remain Calm
66. John Moreland - High On Tulsa Heat
67. Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future
68. Daniel Romano - Mosey
69. Damien Jurado - Visions of Us on the Land
70. Nao - For All We Know
71. Gold Panda - Good Luck and Do Your Best
72. Teenage Fancub - Here
73. Mitski - Puberty 2
74. BadBadNotGood - IV
75. Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch
76. Kaytranada - 99.9%
77. The Avalanches - Wildflower
78. Kadhja Bonet - The Visitor
79. Fat White Family - Songs For Our Mothers
80. The Goon Sax - Up To Anything
81. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
82. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
83. Amber Arcades - Fading Lines
84. Fumaça Preta - Impuros Fanáticos
85. Julia Jacklin - Don’t Let the Kids Win
86. Daughter - Not To Disappear
87. Blossoms - Blossoms
88. Not Waving - Animals
89. Cate Le Bon - Crab Day
90. Karl Blau - Introducing Karl Blau
91. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailors Guide To Earth
92. The Coral - Distance Inbetween
93. Andy Stott - Too Many Voices
94. Belbury Poly - New Ways Out
95. Warpaint - Heads Up
96. Neurosis - Fires Within Fires
97. Meilyr Jones - 2013
98. Imarhan - Imarhan
99. Mothers - When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Metacritic 75 (best rated 2001 new albums)


Info:  «Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs, and formerly, books. For each product, a numerical score from each review is obtained and the total is averaged» (from Wikipedia). Metacritic 75 is a series of playlists collecting all new albums (no reissues, anthologies, live albums) that get a 75+ aggregated score generated by at least 15 reviews. On running years, the playlist is periodically updated and closed on January of the following year. This playlist collects new albums published in 2001.
Source: Metacritic
Date of publication: 2001
Spotify playlist latest update: 17th August 2016
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP


Full list

Strikethrough albums (4/36) are not available on Spotify. Some albums may be not available in all countries.

Low - Thing We Lost On Fire (87)
Stephen Malkmus - Stephen Malkmus (82)
Tortoise - Standards (78)
Spoon - Girls Can Tell (85)
Arab Strap - The Red Thread (75)
Kristin Hersh - Sunny Border Blue (81)
Black Box Recorder - The Facts of Life (82)
Guided By Voices - Isolation Drills (83)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part (79)
Mogwai - Rock Action (76)
Tool - Lateralus (75)
R.E.M. - Reveal (76)
Missy Elliott - Miss E... So Addictive (89)
Radiohead - Amnesiac (75)
Rufus Wainwright - Poses (82)
Basement Jaxx - Rooty (82)
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells (86)
Tindersticks - Can Our Love... (81)
Built To Spill - Ancient Melodies of the Future (80)
Beta Band - Hot Shots II (77)
Björk - Vespertine (88)
Sparklehorse - It's a Wonderful Life (81)
The Charlatans - Wonderland (75)
Ben Folds - Rockin' the Suburbs (75)
Mercury Rev - All Is Dream (80)
Bob Dylan - Love and Theft (93)
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - How I Long To Feel That Summer In My Heart (79)
Ryan Adams - Gold (78)
Death Cab For Cutie - The Photo Album (75)
Strokes - Is This It? (91)
Le Tigre - Feminist Sweepstakes (78)
Fugazi - The Argument (87)
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions - Bavarian Fruit Bread (75)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (89)
Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance (81)
De La Soul - AOI: Bionix (77)


Metacritic 75 (best rated 2002 new albums)


Info:  «Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs, and formerly, books. For each product, a numerical score from each review is obtained and the total is averaged» (from Wikipedia). Metacritic 75 is a series of playlists collecting all new albums (no reissues, anthologies, live albums) that get a 75+ aggregated score generated by at least 15 reviews. On running years, the playlist is periodically updated and closed on January of the following year. This playlist collects new albums published in 2002.
Source: Metacritic
Date of publication: 2002
Spotify playlist latest update: 17th August 2016
Spotify direct links: URI / HTTP


Full list

Strikethrough albums (4/54) are not available on Spotify. Some albums may be not available in all countries.

Elbow - Asleep in the Back (82)
Felix Da Housecat - Kittenz and the Glitz (78)
Cornelius - Point (82)
Boards of Canada - Geogaddi (84)
Lambchop - Is a Woman (79)
... And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes (85)
Clinic - Walking With Thee (79)
N.E.R.D. - In Search Of... (Second Version) (80)
Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World (86)
Cornershop - Handcream For A Generation (78)
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (87)
Paul Westerberg - Stereo (76)
Luna - Romantica (76)
Elvis Costello - When I Was Cruel (76)
Badly Drawn Boy - About A Boy (Soundtrack) (79)
Tom Waits - Blood Money (84)
Tom Waits - Alice (90)
Bryan Ferry - Frantic (77)
Eminem - The Eminem Show (75)
DJ Shadow - The Private Press (81)
Doves - The Last Broadcast (85)
Guided By Voices - Universal Truths and Cycles (76)
Sonic Youth - Murray Street (82)
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (84)
Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band - The Rising (82)
Bright Eyes - Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground (77)
Sleater-Kinney - One Beat (85)
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (81)
Spoon - Kill The Moonlight (88)
Liars - They Threw Us In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top (77)
Neko Case - Blacklisted (82)
Pulp - We Love Life (84)
Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head (80)
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf (89)
Steve Earle - Jerusalem (78)
Beck - Sea Change (79)
The Soft Boys - Nextdoorland (79)
Jurassic 5 - Power In Numbers (76)
Röyksopp - Melody A.M. (81)
Amon Tobin - Out From Out Where (75)
The Streets - Original Pirate Material (90)
Foo Fighters - One By One (75)
Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk (76)
Sigur Ros - () (82)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O. (80)
Badly Drawn Boy - Have You Fed The Fish? (77)
Missy Elliott - Under Construction (81)
Talib Qweli - Quality (79)
FC/Kahuna - Machine Says Yes (77)
Out Hud - S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D. (84)
George Harrison - Brainwashed (77)
The Roots - Phrenology (87)
Common - Electric Circus (80)
Nas - God's Son (81)