On the new boards.
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.
A very strong month for me album-wise. I’m really getting into the Flock Of Dimes album (Jenn Wasner from Wye Oak). The unscheduled album release from Petite Meller was great fun; brilliant pop. Tomorrow Jenny Hval’s new album is coming out. Her last album was great and her gig/performance art show at Cafe Oto was very memorable. My top three:
- Angel Olsen - My Woman
- Beach Slang - A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings
- The Wedding Present - Going, going…
Angel Olsen’s new one is a stunning follow up to her last. No song on it comes close to her favourite of mine “Windows” but overall it’s such a brilliant album. She’s probably my artist of the month too. I saw her gig at Webster Hall when I went to New York a few weeks ago and I also had the opportunity to say a quick hello and get a photo with her at her Rough Trade NYC album signing.
The Beach Slang album title captures their music for me. A fun rock album that reminds me of the stuff I’d love in the 90s when I was a teenager. Definitely worth checking out.
The Wedding Present, ever consistent, do it again with another great release.
My choices may change after listening to the Jenny Hval album but I thought I’d get this thread started and posted.
Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I’ll keep this thread open until Sunday 9th October and so you’ll have over a week to listen to yesterday’s releases before choosing.
Vote now!! (Or later in the week) but make your choices clear please.