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lufc1304 wrote:Benjamin Clementine on the basis that he's the only one of the 5 I've listened to (thanks for the rec, Leon :tup: )
Pleasure Nick :tup:
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ALBUM OF THE YEAR - GRAND FINAL

The winning albums of each category who go through to the GRAND FINAL are :

PLEASE GIVE EACH ALBUM A LISTEN

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE ALBUM

Beirut - No No No - 1 (Ges)

Bill Fay - Who Is The Sender - 1 (Mrs 64)

Adele - 25 - 1 (BB)

Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now - 2 (Genghers, 1304)

Max Richter - Sleep - 1 (Durly)

Abstained - Faaip, John
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14/06/15 - you heard it hear first

Sublime.....album of the year



22/07/15 - posted up on my playlist

Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now - a unique refreshing beautiful stunning soulful album - ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Bill Fay & Max Richter are up there with the best albums of 2015 but there was never any doubt in my mind as Clementine came up with something different compared to the rest. Who'd have thought a soulful album would be the album of the year on MOT :shock:
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ALBUM OF THE YEAR - GRAND FINAL

The winning albums of each category who go through to the GRAND FINAL are :

PLEASE GIVE EACH ALBUM A LISTEN

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE ALBUM

Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now - 3 (Genghers, 64, 1304)

Adele - 25 - 1 (BB)

Beirut - No No No - 1 (Ges)

Bill Fay - Who Is The Sender - 1 (Mrs 64)

Max Richter - Sleep - 1 (Durly)

Abstained - Bob, Faaip, John
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ABRACADABRA!!!!

First you don't see it... then you do...

David Gilmour sneaks in does he Leon??

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1964white wrote:14/06/15 - you heard it hear first

Sublime.....album of the year



22/07/15 - posted up on my playlist

Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now - a unique refreshing beautiful stunning soulful album - ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Bill Fay & Max Richter are up there with the best albums of 2015 but there was never any doubt in my mind as Clementine came up with something different compared to the rest. Who'd have thought a soulful album would be the album of the year on MOT :shock:
What you call soulful ..... I call dirge... sorry Leon, I was looking for the razor blades after hearing that. (the whole album that is).. :shock:

For me at the moment Beirut and Bill Fay are the top 2 candidates... though as an aside.... If I take up hypnotherapy as a profession again..... Max will be handy... :-D :-D
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hector wrote:
What you call soulful ..... I call dirge... sorry Leon, I was looking for the razor blades after hearing that. (the whole album that is).. :shock:

For me at the moment Beirut and Bill Fay are the top 2 candidates... though as an aside.... If I take up hypnotherapy as a profession again..... Max will be handy... :-D :-D
Sorry Hector what am i doing as the Gilmour album was eliminated in the preliminary round

So what is your choice Beirut, Bill or Max ?
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Think Beirut just gets the vote.....
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ALBUM OF THE YEAR - GRAND FINAL

The winning albums of each category who go through to the GRAND FINAL are :

PLEASE GIVE EACH ALBUM A LISTEN

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE ALBUM

Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now - 3 (Genghers, 64, 1304)

Adele - 25 - 1 (BB)

Beirut - No No No - 2 (Ges, Hector)

Bill Fay - Who Is The Sender - 1 (Mrs 64)

Max Richter - Sleep - 1 (Durly)

Abstained - Bob, Faaip, John
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MOT's ALBUM OF THE YEAR

At Least For Now - Benjamin Clementine

The astonishing range of Benjamin's voice, from deeply soulful to soaring wonder is mesmerising. His keyboard work is simply beautiful (echoes of Glass or Richter perhaps?) & hypnotic, driving the song ominously along; yet at others, gentle & crystalline. The music embraces a richly melodic sound-world, and is also lyrically strong. Deeply-felt, committed performances ensures this is an album to touch both heart & soul. A stunning piece of work 8-)
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I think that was fairly predictable. Good album but wouldn't be in my top 10 if I'm honest.
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Durly wrote:I think that was fairly predictable. Good album but wouldn't be in my top 10 if I'm honest.
All down to tastes Durly

Nick & I are big soul fans, was surprised Genghers voted for Clementine although he admired the album so much so he went to one of BC's concerts

I really thought the Rock nominations were average at best

Some great singer/songwriter albums from Billl Fay, Natalie Prass & the magnificent Julia Holter album that everyone seems to have ignored, even my Mrs is enjoying this gorgeous piece of work. Won Mojo's album of the year & was in other top fives in the media.

Max Ritcher & Kemasi Washington are also rightly up there as the best albums of the year imo
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1964white wrote:
All down to tastes Durly

Nick & I are big soul fans, was surprised Genghers voted for Clementine although he admired the album so much so he went to one of BC's concerts

I really thought the Rock nominations were average at best

Some great singer/songwriter albums from Billl Fay, Natalie Prass & the magnificent Julia Holter album that everyone seems to have ignored, even my Mrs is enjoying this gorgeous piece of work. Won Mojo's album of the year & was in other top fives in the media.

Max Ritcher & Kemasi Washington are also rightly up there as the best albums of the year imo
Oh aye, I like BC, don't get me wrong. When I first saw him on Jools Holland (2, maybe even 3 years ago?) I thought it was one of the best performances I'd seen on there for years. I remember thinking "blimey, this bloke is exceptional. He really has that something". Reminded me of a young, male Nina Simone. I was just a bit disappointed in the album compared to how much I thought I was going to like it but that's just me. I think it's a good album, I really do, just not as good as I hoped it would be. As you say though, it's all down to personal taste. Clearly it has a lot of admirers and, as a singer-songwriter, he has a uniqueness that the vast majority don't have. He also seems like a really nice fella.

I'll be honest, I can't get past how great the Kamasi album is. It shows an ambition and a breadth of style and influence I haven't heard from anyone in a long time. It's a very difficult album to sit and listen to all the way through if you're not really, really into jazz though. Almost 3 hours long with a lot of cutting loose on the tenor sax. Not to everyone's taste.

I agree about the rock output from last year though. 2015 really wasn't a vintage year for great rock albums. I struggled to think of 2 that I really loved and the fact that my favourite was probably the Killing Joke one says a lot about (in my opinion) the dearth of decent stuff that was released.
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Durly wrote:

I agree about the rock output from last year though. 2015 really wasn't a vintage year for great rock albums. I struggled to think of 2 that I really loved and the fact that my favourite was probably the Killing Joke one says a lot about (in my opinion) the dearth of decent stuff that was released.
One sadly missed legend has already shown the rock artists of 2015 how to make a great album. Just waiting to hear the new Suede album in full, hopefully that one has also kicked off 2016 with a bang 8-)
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