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The best albums of 2012 (update January, 31)
“The ratings come from a formula that includes a) average of ratings from different sources and b) numbers of magazines that rated the album.
The magazines I used for the ratings were:
USA: All Music Guide; AV Club; BeatsPerMinut; Cokemachineglow; Consequence Of Sound; Pitchforkmedia; Popmatters; Rolling Stone; Slant; Spin; Tinymixtapes
UK: Drowned In Sound, The Guardian, Music OMH, NME, No Ripcord
EUR: Gaffa; Humo; Jenesaispop; Mondosonoro; Nojesguiden; Plattentests; Playgroundmag; Sentire Ascoltare; Stroria Della Musica
The final numbers is the average rating and number of reviews in brackets (over 25)
10 - Diagrams: Back Light - 66,1 (8)
09 - Wiley: Evolve Or Be Extinct - 67,8 (7)
08 - Porcelain Raft: Strange Weekend - 70,2 (11)
07 - Laura Gibson: La Grande - 71,6 (11)
06 - The 2 Bears: Be Strong - 72,9 (8)
05 - Cate Le Bon: CYRK - 74,3 (7)
04 - Chairlift: Something - 75,1 (18)
03 - First Aid Kit: The Lion's Roar - 77,0 (15)
02 - Cloud Nothings: Attack On Memory - 79,8 (16)
01 - Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas - 80,8 (18)
Thanks for doing this again, Otisredding!
I love the first mega-critic of the year. The quality isn't ever great, but it's all new. thanks Otis
Thanks Otis. Looking forward to another year of this.