As the year draws to a close it’s time for a bit of fun and choose a Forum Album of the Year. Post your favourite album or albums and towards the end of December I will count up the top 10 albums and put them to a formal vote so we can crown a winner. New albums only please so those of you about to type ‘Revolver’ or ‘Animals’ can put your itchy fingers away. It would be helpful if you could say why you chose your favourite album. Remember it’s just a bit of fun.
My favourites of the year are:
Loyle-Carner - hugo
Arctic Monkeys - The Car
Bill Callahan - Reality
Peter Jablonski - Chopin: Complete Mazurkas Vol 1
Beth Orton - Weather Alive
Steve Lacey - Gemini Rights
Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive
black midi - Hellfire
Brian Jackson - This is Brian Jackson
Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful
Alt-J - The Dream
Hellfire - black midi. This is very marmite and I’m sure won’t make the Top 10 let alone win outright. This record is hard to classify but the reason I’ve chosen this as my favourite is that I became obsessed by it and kept on playing it on repeat. For making me feel like a teenager again this is my winner
Thanks for kicking this off for this year. I really like many of your suggestions- although I’m afraid your choice this year was indeed the wrong side of marmite for me!
My album of the year 2022 is Jack White- Entering Heaven Alive-why?
I enjoyed this much more than his previous recent album.
Sound quality and mastering on vinyl excellent. Priced as all new vinyl should ie low £20’s