Thanks for doing this thread again @BMS1
Always a great way to pick up on albums that may have went under my radar.
Quiet month for me as work has been in the way of discovering new stuff, so my votes are for albums I had been already looking forward to for a long time and not really had a chance to listen much else.
Top 2 are a long way ahead of #3
Sharon Van Etten
Sensational album… probably would rank it as my favorite of hers now.
Beautiful record. Some of Willy Vlautin’s strongest songs and Amy Boone’s voice left me with goosebumps when I saw them live last week.
I want to love this but it is a patchy album, some really good stuff on here but it’s no Halcyon Digest.
1.A.A.Williams. Again thanks to @Olivarez for pointing me to this. It’s the best debut I’ve heard since Hope Of The States back in the day. So excited for this.
3.Sharon Van Etten
Agree with all sentiments above said about the EP. Would have hoped for 2-3 more songs on the EP to get it up past the 19 minute mark, as it flew by and left me hanging, wanting more. Could have been the intent however…
Deerhunter really delivered with this new one, much better than Fading Fronteir in my opinion.
I’m surprised at my relative lack of enthusiasm for the new Sharron Van Etten, given my enthusiasm for her in the past. I think some of the Congleton production errs a bit too close to stuff he has done with St Vincent and there is a lack of memorable songs outside Seventeen.
1 Twilight Sad - It won/t be like this all the time
2 Pedro The Lion - Phoenix
3 A.A. Williams - A.A. Williams
4 James Blake - Assume Form
5 Better Oblivion Community Centre - Better Oblivion Community Centre