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.
Easily the best month worth of releases in many years for me. Very little to pick between my top 4 at all. My top 4 are all more or less equal top picks but I’ll abide by my own rules and will rank them.
- Valerie June - The Order Of Time
- Desperate Journalist - Grow Up
- Grandaddy - Last Place
- The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoirs
- Adia Victoria - How It Feels
- Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
- Kelly Lee Owens - S/T
There’s still Goldfrapp for me to check out tomorrow. Their new three songs are great as were those I heard earlier in the week at The Roundhouse.
Valerie June’s record is a plain and simple beautiful soulful and folk record. Nothing avant garde about it; just brilliant melodies with a stunning voice.
The Desperate Journalist album is brilliant follow up to their debut and EP; they’re probably the best British indie band around currently for me.
I hadn’t heard any Grandaddy for years but loved the new one.
The Magnetic Fields’ album will probably come into its own after many listens. 50 songs like their 69 Love Songs will take me many months and years to get into and enjoy; I loved what I got into so far.
Adia Victoria’s cover album is excellent too. Worth checking all her stuff out. Such a underrated artist.
Mount Eerie’s album could not be anymore depressing. But brilliant. Not one for a morning’s commute on the tube on the earphones. I heard it whilst pottering around the flat. It’s all about the lyrics. I’ll give it another few listens with a cup of coffee or something stronger whilst sat down on a kitchen chair.
Kelly Lee Owen’s album is just a great, fun album. I liked the songs released earlier but this debut is excellent.
An absolutely brilliant month for me and I hope to get some more recommendations from you guys as usual.
Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I’ll keep this thread open until Sunday 9th March 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.