I know that the whole idea of rating art is potentially contentious but considering the purpose of this site specifically, I think I’m safe to float this idea here. I also know that the fact that every publication uses a slightly different rating scale is potentially problematic, but AOTY makes it work and so I am going to roll with it.
The British press are often portrayed as being more prone to hysteria, over-inflation of scores, and fits of critical pique and so I thought I’d take a look at which of the sites used on AOTY have given out the most 100% ratings to albums this year. Without further ado, here is your leaderboard for number of perfect scores given this year:
The Skinny - 22 (British)
The Guardian - 19 (British)
The Independent - 19 (British)
AV Club - 17 (American)
DIY - 15 (British)
Guess that seals the deal then. Thoughts? Peace,