Saturday felt like a Sunday, Sunday felt like a Saturday. So today is Monday, right? And what does the first Monday in January mean? It means The AfterWord Album of 2021 results are in!
After a long night’s toil, Little Gary is exhausted. But enough of Little Gary and his sordid adventures, let’s get going, shall we?
(Usual disclaimers – mistakes, mishaps and misspellings may well have occurred (92.37% probability) and the “old but new” debate lumbers on. But, hey, we’re friends, right? Right?)
No less than 565 separate albums were nominated (no wonder Little Gary is tired). One album led from the the first week of voting and was only overhauled in the final furlong between Christmas and New Year.
As is the time-honoured (?) tradition (?) let’s starts with those poor wee albums nominated by just one person giving it one measly vote
Alan Vega- Mutator
Brian Setzer – Gotta Have The Rumble
Ches Smith And All We break – Path of Seven Colours
Decemberists – Live Home Library
Drinking Boys And Girls Choir – Marriage License
Elton John – Regimental Sgt Zippo
Gnod – La Mort Du Sens
Isaiah Rashad – The House Is Burning
John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Julian & Gyan -Gnosis: The Inner Light
King Crimson – Music Is Our Friend
Thiago Franca & Espactular Charanga -The Importance of Being Espactular
Willy Mason – Already Dead
Surely The Drinking Boys & Girls Choir deserved better? Magnificent!
I’m off for a stroll round the vineyards. More later.
Stay safe, y’all