Vote for your favourite album and also your second and third choices. 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 three mentioned as 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. No joint positions please. Sorry to be a pedant.
Your album of the month will get three points, 2nd placed album two points and 3rd placed album one point. If you name only one album I’ll give that three points. If you name two albums I’ll score them with three and two points accordingly.
Tomorrow’s a big day for releases. The War On Drugs seems to be the big one for most. I’m looking forward to EMA, Nadine Shah, Iron & Wine and Widowspeak. Susanne Sundfor’s is delayed unfortunately. Other ones out tomorrow include Liars, QOTSA, Oh Sees, PVRIS and Brand New. I’ve probably missed some others and that’s just tomorrow alone.
I’ve enjoyed hugely The Districts’ album and Soccer Mommy was very good. She was great live also at Visions.
I’ll extend my usual cut off for when I do the count. It’s usually the a Sundau week but I’ll extend it to Wednesday 6th September this time as there’s so many strong albums out tomorrow.
Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. You’ll have over a week and a half ro make your choices this time. I won’t extend it much further as the thread would lose its (vague slight) relevance .
Vote now!! (Or later in the week) but make your choices clear please.
Really looking forward to listening to some great releases tomorrow.
Been so hyped for the Everythings and it’s surpassed my very high expectations. AOTY contender for sure. “Shame about your neighbourhoo-oo-ood”
Hammock album is much more restrained than last year’s offering, but for good reason given the background against which they were composing. And it’s beautiful.
Grizzly Bear sounds decent - imagine it will reveal its intricacies over the coming months.
The Bodies Of Water album is possibly my favourite album of the year so far. It’s just so warm and catchy and darn-listenable.
Jones is Stephen Jones/Babybird chap. I get a bit overwhelmed with everything he releases on Bandcamp, never quite getting enough time to sit down and listen to which ones are good and which ones are less so. This one seems really quite nice so far. Have even splashed out for one of the limited edition cds.
Matthew Bourne is some instrumental piano/string section type sounds.