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. ABBA - Voyage
2. Sloppy Jane - Madison
3. Converge and Chelsea Wolfe - Bloodmoon: I
4. Penelope Isles - Which Way To Happy
5. Pip Blom - Welcome Break
The ABBA album seemed to have received mixed reviews and few glowing ones. I really enjoyed it and even like their St Winifred choir Christmas song. Ticks all the ABBA boxes for me and it’s great that a group in their 70s can produce a fun pop album as this. None of the songs on here would perhaps be good enough to be on their Gold album but then Gold is one of the best best of’s ever.
I was thinking that the Sloppy Jane album went largely unnoticed but then saw that Pitchfork reviewed it a few days ago and gave them 7.5. It’s a brilliant theatrical album and has a musical/soundtrack vibe. Apparently recorded within a cave. I’d be lying if I said that I can hear that come across in the recording but it’s a great album and they’re a brilliant live act too. Definitely worth checking out.
Those two are my main picks of the month. I enjoyed the other three on my top five but not enough to trouble ABBA and Sloppy Jane.
I’ll be interested to see what’s out tomorrow and if anything will change my current top five.
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 5th December 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.