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.
- Run The Jewels - RTJ4
- Momma - Two Of Me
- City Girls - City On Lock
- Braids - Shadow Offering
- Coach Party - Party Food EP
Honourable mentions to Jehnny Beth, Drab City and Jockstrap.
I’ve checked out each RTJ album after each has had critical acclaim. The others for some reason just haven’t clicked with me. The new one has. You all probably have heard it too. It’s brilliant and good to have Mavis Staples featuring on a track.
I have to thank @rainforest for bringing the Momma album to my attention. Female fronted woozy indie rock and reminds me of Hospitality in parts. Really enjoyed this.
City Girls are a female rap duo. Hadn’t heard of them before this release. The last few days’ weather has been great and the album has been fun summer music.
Hadn’t heard much of Braids for a few years. Saw them live a few times but that was a long time ago when their debut came out. The new one might be their best and most consistent.
The Coach Party EP is pretty good. A six song EP but they should have omitted the first track from it. It would have been a far stronger release otherwise. Jangley female indie pop. Probably an 7.5/10 for me (as I listen to it without listening to the first song).
I’ll adjust/add to my choices after tomorrow’s releases maybe. Not sure what’s out tomorrow apart from Nadine Shah and Nana Grizol. Loved Nadine Shah’s sets earlier this year at The Moth Club and The Roundhouse. The album could well be a very strong one. The tracks I’ve heard of Nana Grizol are pretty good; kind of a cross between Stephen Malkmus and Okkervil River.
Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I’ll keep this thread open until Sunday 5th 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.
I usually do an album of the year from Jan to June from the top 10s of the monthly votes. I’ll do that after counting up June’s votes