Vote for your favourite five albums. Make your selections clear please as it makes tallying up the scores easier. If you list a whole bunch of albums without making your selections clear I’ll take the first five mentioned as 1st, 2nd,3rd, 4th and 5th. No joint positions please. Sorry to be a pedant.
Your album of the month will get five points, 2nd placed album four points, 3rd placed album three points, 4th placed album two points and 5th one point. If you name only one album I’ll give that five points. If you name two albums I’ll score them with five and four points etc. You get the message.
Always a lot of great recommendations from you guys about albums that I’ve missed or overlooked.
1. Melkbelly - PITH
2. Jackie Lynn - Jacqueline
3. Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters
4. Stay Inside - Viewing
5. Hamilton Leithauser - The Loves Of Your Life
Melkbelly ticks all my boxes of 90s female indie rock. I can hear some influences of Throwing Muses a lot of The Breeders but ironically not Belly. Excellent album and I’ve really enjoyed putting it on during my commute to work and back home. Melkbelly is my joint top with Jackie Lynn. Tossed a coin and they won.
Jackie Lynn. I didn’t realise that she’s Circuits Dea Yeux. Love this album. Wispy, mellow, soulful, ethereal electro-pop. The album crosses quite a few genres. Brilliant.
The Fiona Apple record is very good. Heard it through three or four times and enjoyed it. Actually it’s an unyielding masterpiece. No music has ever sounded quite like it (except TuneYards).
Stay Inside. Very apt named band for current times. For fans of Trail Of Dead and Idlewild, that sort of thing.
Hamilton Leithauser. In the absence of The Walkmen this is the next best thing.
I’ll adjust/add to my choices after tomorrow’s releases maybe. Indigo Girls and Braids out tomorrow. Loved Braids with their debut album but then again I haven’t listened to them again for maybe 10 years.
Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I’ll keep this thread open until Sunday 3rd May and so you’ll have over a week to listen to tomorrow’s releases before choosing.
Vote now!! (Or later in the week) but make your choices clear please.