VOTE FOR YOUR TOP FIVE ALBUMS!!
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.
1. The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Uncommon Weather
2. Du Blonde - Homecoming
3. Francis Of Delirium - Wading EP
4. Dinosaur Jr. - Sweep It Into Space
The Reds, Pinks and Purples is as twee indie as a band name can be. It’s a solo project (I think) from a bloke called Glenn Donaldson and the sound matches what you’d expect from his moniker; melodically woozy and melancholy slacker pop. A lot of the songs sound similar but it’s a strength here as the voice and music go for sunny afternoon listening whilst walking around semi-aimlessly as I’ve been doing. It probably won’t make anyone else’s top five but I’ve enjoyed it a lot over the last couple of weeks.
Seen Du Blonde quite a few times live as well as when the artist went under the name Beth Jeans Houghton. Always was a big fan. This one is probably their best album. Just big fun guitars and excellent pop songs and there’s a brilliant ballad too. A few guest vocalists like Shirley Manson and Ezra Furman here too.
The Francis Of Delirium EP is great. For fans of Sleater Kinney, Tsunami (Jenny Toomey) and Camp Cope to name a few. Worth a listen.
I liked Dinosaur Jr. too. Nothing amazing but definitely a good album.
I thought I’d start the ball rolling before tomorrow’s releases. Not sure what’s out tomorrow but Girl In Red will be my first download and will see what you guys recommend too.
Always a lot of great recommendations from you guys about albums that I’ve missed or overlooked.
Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I’ll keep this thread open until Sunday 9th May 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.