- Arab Strap - As Days get Dark
- Skee Mask - Pool
- Mogwai - As the love continues
- Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
- Dry Cleaning - New long leg
6. Cheekface - Emphatically, No
7. Katy Kirby - Cool Dry Place
8. Cassandra Jenkins - An Over of Phenomenal Nature
9. The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Uncommon Weather
10. Lost Girls - Menneskekollektivet
in no particular order:
My favourite album i have just discovered that didn’t come out this year:
Caroline Rose - Loner
No particular order:
Fightmilk - Contender
Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails Over The Countryclub
The Red, The Pinks and The Purples - Uncommon Weather
Greentea Peng - Man Made
Skyway Man - The World Only Ends When You Die
I’ll do a six monthly vote after June’s AOTM thread.
Shit year so far
Been a poor year for me. Haven’t even bought 5 new albums!
The Blips - The Blips
Hold Steady - Open Door Policy
Maximo Park - Nature Always Wins
Richard Youngs (Holograph)
Gazlle Twin & NYX, CHAI, Valerie June, and Norvik all hanging around just outside the top five. Phenomenal year so far.
Tough at this point but probably (not in order):
Lana Del Rey
Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders
Loraine James may well be a contender but I need a little more time with the record.
Desperately waiting on more big pop acts to release albums. While the above albums are excellent, this year hasn’t compared to 2020, which for my money - by even the halfway point - was the best year in my lifetime for great releases.
In no particular order:
Spectral Wound - A Diabolic Thirst
Dinosaur Jr - Sweep it into Space
Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
Black Midi - Cavalcade
The Antlers - Green to Gold
Sorry, not a reply to @tatesmithee my bad
No particular order/ranking…
Floating Points et al
Body in the Thames
off the top of my head and in no order:
loads of albums i need to listen to more times
special mention to the first half of the ghetts album, which is superb. then sheeran turns up and things go downhill rapidly.
1 - Big Brave
2 - Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders
3 - Genesis Owusu
4 - Arab Strap
5 - Bob Vylan
I so want to find more to engage me with The Antlers’ latest - I was so excited at the announcement and have it on lovely green vinyl, for goodness’ sake!
But it just doesn’t quite spark for me and, across the whole piece, is only one flavour. I love the more languid direction that they took with Familiars, but that still had elements to break my heart. Green To Gold, so far at least, just doesn’t. Which annoys me!