VOTE FOR YOUR MOST STUPENDOUS 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. Nilüfer Yanya - PAINLESS
2. The Mysterines - Reeling
3. Matielle - Georgia Gothic
4. My Life As A Moth - Chest Of Dress Up EP
5. Oso Oso - Sore Thumb
I have Nilüfer Yanya’s new one as an early contender for my AOTY and easily the best of the year. I had her debut as 4th in the AOTM thread when released and I must have skimmed listened to it, liked it, intended to have gone back to it but never did. Big mistake on my part as it’s brilliant.
I put her music on shuffle during the tube strikes and loved it. In three days I think I must have heard her stuff for over 10 hours and after seeing her live twice this month I think I’ve spent over a day listening to her stuff in March.
PAINLESS seems effortlessly brilliant. Laid back and there’s a few music genres going on there too. The singles sound great and no fillers. Midnight Sun and anotherlife are two of the best tracks this year for me.
She’s great live and seems like a very down to earth modest person when she signed my CD at Rough Trade East gig. PAINLESS is heads and shoulders above anything released this month for me. The remaining 2nd to 5th positions are stuff I’ve liked but nothing massively.
The Mysterines is a straightforward female fronted rock band. Nothing new to see here but I like the singer’s voice and some good track and they’re probably a good live outfit.
The new Matielle is good. I’ll think whether to seem them live on the back of this album though. I was going to see My Life As A Moth as I liked her EP but the gig was cancelled last minute. Oso oso was an ok listen.
I don’t know what’s out tomorrow apart from Camp Cope. I’m a big fan and love their albums and live shows. Their release from 2018 was my album of the year and so have very high hopes for the new one.
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 3rd 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.