It’s time for The AfterWord to select its Album Of The Year!
I will spend the next month collating shedloads and bucketfuls of entries into a spreadsheet the size of Antarctica (which even in these Climate Change days is pretty damn big, let me tell you).
92.37% of the nominations will bear names only three people have ever heard of but in the end, and is our way, a motley collection of old blokes and at least two, maybe even three, young (?) women will hand over the trophy to whichever white, ancient rocker has summoned up enough creative energy to release something “new and exciting” this year.
Go on , I dare you all to prove me Wrong!
Usual Rules apply:
Albums released in 2021
Re-releases, remasterings etc are not allowed (polled separately, if Dai can be arsed?)
Previously undiscovered , unreleased and unheard masterpieces which have never seen the light of day before Jan 1st 2021 are allowed
Taylor Swift’s “Red” is definitely allowed
You can list as many records as you like but only 20 will actually count.
20 points to your first choice, all the way down to 1 for your last
You don’t have to list 20, just as many as you think deserve it (if ,for instance, you only list two, then that’s twenty and nineteen points respectively)
Artist names first, followed by album title – PLEASE!
You can change your mind and resubmit at any point but I would appreciate a PM saying “Hey, Wrongness! No idea why I chose that obscure jazz noodling nonsense (ok, I was trying to impress Tigger), can I substitute Chemtrails instead?”
Polling opens NOW and closes midnight 31st December.
Best of luck everyone!