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    We are approaching the end of 2020 so expecting a lot of year-end lists in upcoming weeks. I’ll use two sources (AOTY and Metacritic) although I prefer the former since Metacritic’s methodology is quite ridiculous and unfair.

    AOTY’s methodology :

    • 1st place: 10 points
    • 2nd place: 8 points
    • 3rd place: 6 points
    • Top 10: 5 points
    • Top 25: 3 points
    • Other/unranked list: 1 point

    Metacritic’s methodology :

    • 1st place: 3 points
    • 2nd place: 2 points
    • 3rd-10th/unranked list of 10 or fewer albums: 1 point
    • Unranked list of 11-20 albums: 0.5 point
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    For you consideration :

    Album of the year : folklore
    Record of the year : Don't Start Now
    Song of the year : cardigan
    Best new artist : Phoebe Bridgers

    Best pop vocal album : folklore
    Best rap album : Alfredo
    Best alternative music album : Fetch the Bolt Cutters
    Best R&B album : Ungodly Hour

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    We are approaching the end of 2020 so expecting a lot of year-end lists in upcoming weeks. I’ll use two sources (AOTY and Metacritic) although I prefer the former since Metacritic’s methodology is quite ridiculous and unfair.

    What is metacritics methodology and why it it unfair?

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    Recordstore’s Albums of the Year 2020

    50. Pallbearer – Forgotten Days
    49. Thundercat – It Is What It Is
    48. Everything Everything – Re-Animator
    47. NZCA Lines – Pure Luxury
    46. Idles – Ultra Mono
    45. Khruangbin – Mordechai
    44. U.S. Girls – Heavy Light
    43. Dizzee Rascal – E3 AF
    42. Tiña – Positive Mental Health Music
    41. The Cool Greenhouse – The Cool Greenhouse
    40. Happyness – Floatr
    39. Jeff Parker – Suite for Max Brown
    38. Melanie C – Melanie C
    37. Angel Olsen – Whole New Mess
    36. Porridge Radio – Every Bad
    35. Girls In Synthesis – Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future
    34. Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways
    33. Songhoy Blues – Optimisme
    32. The Streets – None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive
    31. Ghostpoet – I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep
    30. Will Butler – Generations
    29. Keeley Forsyth – Debris
    28. Adrianne Lenker – instrumentals/songs
    27. Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
    26. Doves – The Universal Want
    25. Islet – Eyelet
    24. Total Wkts – Running Tracks
    23. Moses Sumney – græ
    22. Sports Team – Deep Down Happy
    21. Mentrix – My Enemy, My Love
    20. Nadine Shah – Kitchen Sink
    19. LYR – Call in the Crash Team
    18. Aoife Nessa Frances – Land of No Junction
    17. Jeremy Tuplin – Violet Waves
    16. Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu – Renegade Breakdown
    15. El Goodo – Zombie
    14. Ultraísta – Sister
    13. Zara McFarlane – Songs of an Unknown Tongue
    12. Laura Fell – Safe from Me
    11. White Stones – Kuarahy
    10. Keleketla! – Keleketla!
    09. JARV IS… – Beyond the Pale
    08. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
    07. Bright Eyes – Down in the Weeds Where the World Once Was
    06. Nubya Garcia – Source
    05. Delmer Darion – Morning Pageants
    04. Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
    03. Kelly Lee Owens – Inner Song
    02. bdrmm – Bedroom
    01. Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter

    For you consideration :

    Album of the year : folklore
    Record of the year : Don't Start Now
    Song of the year : cardigan
    Best new artist : Phoebe Bridgers

    Best pop vocal album : folklore
    Best rap album : Alfredo
    Best alternative music album : Fetch the Bolt Cutters
    Best R&B album : Ungodly Hour

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    MOJO January 2021

    THE BEST OF 2020 The 75 best new albums, 20 best reissues, best music films, books and events from a singular year, plus cameos from Cornershop, Paul Weller, Moses Sumney, Laura Marling, Mark Lanegan, Taylor Swift, Bob Dylan, Prince and more!

    Can someone decipher the list? I’m not their subscriber.

     

    For you consideration :

    Album of the year : folklore
    Record of the year : Don't Start Now
    Song of the year : cardigan
    Best new artist : Phoebe Bridgers

    Best pop vocal album : folklore
    Best rap album : Alfredo
    Best alternative music album : Fetch the Bolt Cutters
    Best R&B album : Ungodly Hour

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    I would say Metacritic’s method is better, but thanks for compiling this anyway. Critics are early as fuck with year-end lists, as usual.

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    The year ends in November for music critics?

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    I would say Metacritic’s method is better, but thanks for compiling this anyway. Critics are early as fuck with year-end lists, as usual.

    People don’t like it when some of us choose to be a little more discerning and don’t shower every possibility under the sun with at least faint praise. lol

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    Critics are early as fuck with year-end lists, as usual.

    Which is dumb considering the amount of surprise drops we get in November/December. But everyone wants their shit to be seen first. And it seems some publications aim to have any effect on the Grammys.

    I’m expecting Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Run the Jewels 4, Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, Punisher and Forklore to be the top five, in that order. Future Nostalgia, What’s Your Pleasure, and Rough and Rowdy Ways might have a chance to crack the top five as well. Interested in seeing where SAWAYAMA and After Hours end up. Also interested in seeing how many hip-hop and R&B albums are in the top 30. There’s a lot of albums hip-hop and R&B albums with decent acclaim but not sure how many can crack enough top 20’s.

    I’m thinking some publications will “punish” Fetch the Bolt Cutters for getting 98 on MC and that 10 from Pitchfork. But it should still be a pretty safe number 1.

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    Predicting Fiona RTJ and Taylor to be the top three this year

    FYC
    AOTY: After Hours, Fetch The Boltcutters, Folklore, Future Nostalgia, K Bye For Now, Magdalene, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Punisher

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    My prediction when it all said and done :

    01. Fetch the Bolt Cutters – Fiona Apple
    02. folklore – Taylor Swift
    03. Rough and Rowdy Ways – Bob Dylan
    04. Punisher – Phoebe Bridgers
    05. RTJ4 – Run The Jewels
    06. Set My Heart on Fire Immediately – Perfume Genius
    07. Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
    08. The Slow Rush – Tame Impala
    09. Song for Our Daughter – Laura Marling
    10. SAWAYAMA – Rina Sawayama
    11. After Hours – The Weeknd
    12. Women in Music Pt. III – HAIM
    13. Heaven to a Tortured Mind – Yves Tumor
    14. What’s Your Pleasure? – Jessie Ware
    15. Ohms – Deftones
    16. Saint Cloud – Waxahatchee
    17. The Ascension – Sufjan Stevens
    18. Reunions – Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
    19. Græ – Moses Sumney
    20. Shore – Fleet Foxes
    21. YHLQMDLG – Bad Bunny
    22. Miss Anthropocene – Grimes
    23. Gaslighter – The Chicks
    24. A Written Testimony – Jay Electronica
    25. Eternal Atake – Lil Uzi Vert
    26. A Hero’s Death – Fontaines D.C.
    27. Every Bad – Porridge Radio
    28. Ungodly Hour – Chloe x Halle
    29. colour theory – Soccer Mommy
    30. Suddenly – Caribou
    31. It Is What It Is – Thundercats
    32. how I’m feeling now – Charli XCX
    33. Chromatica – Lady Gaga
    34. Róisín Machine – Róisín Machine
    35. Ultra Mono – Idles
    36. Whole New Mess – Angel Olsen
    37. Alfredo – Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
    38. Gigaton – Pearl Jam
    39. Petals for Armor – Hayley Williams
    40. Gold Record – Bill Callahan
    41. KiCk i – Arca
    42. The New Abnormal – The Strokes
    43. 3.15.20 – Childish Gambino
    44. Big Conspiracy – J Hus
    45. A Celebration of Endings  – Biffy Clairo
    46. Circles – Mac Miller
    47. Letter To You – Bruce Springsteen
    48. Good Souls Better Angels – Lucinda Williams
    49. Melee – Dogleg
    50. Heavy Light – U.S. Girl

    I’m excluding Fine Line since it is 2019 release although I’m sure some critics will include the album in their lists.

    For you consideration :

    Album of the year : folklore
    Record of the year : Don't Start Now
    Song of the year : cardigan
    Best new artist : Phoebe Bridgers

    Best pop vocal album : folklore
    Best rap album : Alfredo
    Best alternative music album : Fetch the Bolt Cutters
    Best R&B album : Ungodly Hour

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    I’m doubting Forklore will get into enough top 5’s to end up in the top 3. But I guess I wouldn’t be surprised.

    Despite its 89 on MC, SAWAYAMA really struggled in the mid-year lists, which is why I’m intrigued by where it will land.

    RTJ4 was easily 2nd in the mid-year lists. And it’s the only obvious hip-hop album for critics to choose from. It’s also overtly political, which may make a difference in the lists this year. I feel pretty confident in FTBC and RTJ4 being 1 and 2.

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    Just some thoughts:

    I feel like folklore could end up between 4-10. Don’t see it much higher or lower. Fiona will be number 1 and RTJ should easily be top 3. Hoping Phoebe and Rina can make top 10 (doubtful for the latter, unfortunately). Abel will also probably be top 10, Dua around 12-9?

    FYC:

    folklore: AOTY, BPVA
    cardigan: SOTY
    exile: BPDGP

    Don't Start Now: ROTY, BPSP

    Ungodly Hour: BPR&BA
    Do It: BR&BS
    Wonder What She Thinks Of Me: BTR&BP

    Phoebe Bridgers: BNA
    Punisher: Alt. A
    Kyoto: BRS, BRP

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    After Hours will be interesting. It doesn’t seem like a critical fave this year. And it only appeared on a few mid-year lists. But its success may make a difference.

    Dua will crack a decent amount of top 10s, probably not many top 5’s outside of a few super mainstream publications. I could see her between 4-9. But I do think she’ll manage to be in the top 10.

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    50. Pallbearer – Forgotten Days
    49. Thundercat – It Is What It Is
    48. Everything Everything – Re-Animator
    47. NZCA Lines – Pure Luxury
    46. Idles – Ultra Mono
    45. Khruangbin – Mordechai
    44. U.S. Girls – Heavy Light
    43. Dizzee Rascal – E3 AF
    42. Tiña – Positive Mental Health Music
    41. The Cool Greenhouse – The Cool Greenhouse
    40. Happyness – Floatr
    39. Jeff Parker – Suite for Max Brown
    38. Melanie C – Melanie C
    37. Angel Olsen – Whole New Mess
    36. Porridge Radio – Every Bad
    35. Girls In Synthesis – Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future
    34. Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways
    33. Songhoy Blues – Optimisme
    32. The Streets – None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive
    31. Ghostpoet – I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep
    30. Will Butler – Generations
    29. Keeley Forsyth – Debris
    28. Adrianne Lenker – instrumentals/songs
    27. Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
    26. Doves – The Universal Want
    25. Islet – Eyelet
    24. Total Wkts – Running Tracks
    23. Moses Sumney – græ
    22. Sports Team – Deep Down Happy
    21. Mentrix – My Enemy, My Love
    20. Nadine Shah – Kitchen Sink
    19. LYR – Call in the Crash Team
    18. Aoife Nessa Frances – Land of No Junction
    17. Jeremy Tuplin – Violet Waves
    16. Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu – Renegade Breakdown
    15. El Goodo – Zombie
    14. Ultraísta – Sister
    13. Zara McFarlane – Songs of an Unknown Tongue
    12. Laura Fell – Safe from Me
    11. White Stones – Kuarahy
    10. Keleketla! – Keleketla!
    09. JARV IS… – Beyond the Pale
    08. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
    07. Bright Eyes – Down in the Weeds Where the World Once Was
    06. Nubya Garcia – Source
    05. Delmer Darion – Morning Pageants
    04. Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
    03. Kelly Lee Owens – Inner Song
    02. bdrmm – Bedroom
    01. Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter

    Thanks for your work. This will be probably be one of my favourite lists once it’s over.

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    Fetch The Bolt Cutters is easily going to top the overall aggregate. I’d be very, very surprised if she doesn’t.

    1. Fetch The Bolt Cutters, Fiona Apple
    2. Rough and Rowdy Ways, Bob Dylan
    3. RTJ4, Run the Jewels
    4. Folklore, Taylor Swift
    5. Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers
    6. Set My Heart on Fire Immediately, Perfume Genius
    7. Women in Music, PT. III, HAIM
    8. græ, Moses Sumney
    9. Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa
    10. Letter To You, Bruce Springsteen

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