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
- Big Thief - Capacity
- Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex
- Pixx - The Age Of Anxiety
4th Algiers - The Underside Of Power
5th Laurel Halo - Dust
I hadn’t heard of Big Thief before the great reviews. Reminds of early Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten. Some amazing tracks on the album with Shark Smile and Mythological Beauty being my favourites. Looking forward to checking out their album Masterpiece.
Cigarettes After Sex is up there with the shittest name for a band. I didn’t realize that they had all those YouTube views etc. again before reading the reviews. I was sort of hoping to hate it due to their crap band name. Actually, is a brilliant sweet record and I bought a ticket for their Roundhouse gig on the back of the album.
The album by Pixx is excellent too. I didn’t like her stuff that I’d heard before but this debut deserves checking out. I saw her at The Courtyard a few days after the release. She’s great live too.
I’ll check out tomorrow’s releases to see if there’s anything that will change my choices. The Beach House rarities/b-sides compilation will be interesting. Not sure that else is released tomorrow.
Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I’ll keep this thread open until Sunday 9th July 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.