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.
1. Belly - Dove
2. Beach House - 7
3. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard
A Belly reformation a few years back was brilliant news for a middle aged indie kid like me. They’re one of my favourite bands and their new album can sit with their previous two as brilliant indie pop rock records. Perhaps coincidental but great to have Belly, The Breeders and Kristen Hersh playing London shows in the new few weeks; they’re 4AD big hitters for me. Luckily I’ve tickets to their gigs.
The new Beach House album is stunning and will get better with repeated listens no doubt. The last few Stephen Malkmus albums have been ok but nothing too special. This one is excellent. Not as good as his debut but then few albums are.
Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I’ll keep this thread open until Sunday 3rd June and so you’ll have over a week to listen to today’s releases before choosing.
Vote now!! (Or later in the week) but make your choices clear please