Vote for your favourite 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.
Girl Friday - Androgynous Mary
L.A. Witch - Play With Fire
Bully - Sugaregg
Definitely enjoyed Girl Friday. My other two choices were albums that I’ve heard and didn’t mind too much. Probably haven’t heard much this month.
I’ll adjust/add to my choices after tomorrow’s releases maybe. Not sure what’s out tomorrow apart from Angel Olsen and Kelly Lee Owens.
Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I’ll keep this thread open until Sunday 6th September 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.
Lots of good stuff this month. Top of the pile for me is the sprawling, experimental 3 hr, 44 song monster of a release from Matmos, who I’ve been poking at for two decades but never actually clicked with the music until now. Idris Ackamoor and Nubya Garcia both very close behind with probably my top two jazz releases of the year so far (with Art Blakey and Jyoti this month as well it’s been superb for jazz).
Matmos: The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form
Yeah was having this conversation with pals at the weekend - the majority of stuff that’s come out over lockdown has been ready to go prior to it, so there’s for sure a 4+ month drought coming at some point.
Wonder if any/many will skip or fast track the usual PR campaign to get things out quicker
I think Microphones has been covered plenty here. It’s stunning.
Young Jesus is hard to describe… I dunno, proggy acoustic rock? Would normally make me vom but it’s really well done and really interesting. Songs are really strong.
Dark0 is sort of instrumental grime / electronic r’n’b. Reminds me a lot of Mssngno.
Good review on much maligned RA here:
Popcaan is dancehall-y with added Drake now. I lost interest in him a while back, but found this really engrossing. The Soundcloud version is a mixtape and better sequenced, reminds me a bit of Piracy Funds Terrorism. Far too long at 90 mins mind.