**VOTE FOR TWO ALBUMS**
Vote for your favourite album and also runner up the album of the month. 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 two mentioned as 1st and 2nd place. Sorry to be a pedant.
Your album of the month will get two points and 2nd placed album one point. If you name only one album I'll give that two points.
I've noticed that on occasions there's a Facebook post of this thread. On a few occasions last year I think the Facebook votes changed the AOTM compared to votes here alone. If it's acceptable I'll only give Facebook people one vote which will only get one point. It's an attempt to weight the scoring heavier in the favour of DiS users that take the time and effort to vote and discuss the albums released rather than just naming/listing artists that I've seen on the FB post. Hopefully, the end result will much more reflect the opinions of actual DiS users.
Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I'll keep this thread open until Bank Holiday Monday 4th May and so you'll have a week to listen to tomorrow's releases before choosing.
Vote now!! (Or later in the week) but make your 1st and 2nd choices clear please.
1. Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp
2. Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer
Cerulean Salt was one of my favourite albums of 2013. I saw her during that tour and also recently at St Pancras Old Church where a lot of the new songs from Ivy Tripp were performed. Perhaps the new record is less melodic than Cerulean Salt but it's nonetheless a brilliant record. One of the best of the year for me so far.
Even though I've put it second, the new Speedy Ortiz is a slight disappointment. It's good enough but after Major Arcana (another great record from 2013) I was hoping for more. Maybe it'll get better with further listens.
A band that I hadn't heard of until a few weeks ago is Pity Sex. Their re-release this month of their 2013 debut album is excellent and I haven't seen it mentioned much. Worth checking out: