VOTE FOR YOUR TOP FIVE ALBUMS!!
Vote for your favourite five 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.
1. Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails Over The Countryclub
2. Valerie June - The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers
3. Painted Shrines - Heaven and Holy
4. Middle Kids - Today We’re The Greatest
5. The Anchoress - The Art Of Losing
I won’t bother repeating my opinions of the LDR album but Norman Fucking Rockwell is probably my favourite of the last five years and this is a brilliant follow up.
Valerie June’s previous was my AOTY in 2017 and again an excellent follow up. Really love the fuller and woozy sound she has on this. If anyone liked this one definitely check out The Order Of Time.
Painted Shrines had some brilliant moments of woozy folk pop and enjoyed this a lot. Liked Middle Kids and probably need a few more listens to this and The Anchoress was good also.
I thought I’d start the ball rolling before tomorrow’s releases. Tune-Yards is the big release for me tomorrow and First Aid Kit have a live album which I probably will check out at some point. Tune-Yards almost certainly will change my top 5.
Always a lot of great recommendations from you guys about albums that I’ve missed or overlooked.
Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I’ll keep this thread open until Sunday 4th April 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.