Saturday, 21 February 2015

An audience with...?

Here are the runners and riders for the next @lpgrp vote. The theme is "I've Seen Them Play That Live!"

The listening session will be 9pm, Sunday 8th March.

You can vote for five albums by sending the numbers (not names!) of your choices to the @lpgrp Twitter account (via a direct message or an ordinary tweet mentioning @lpgrp).

You are allowed to vote for the albums you nominated.

The deadline for voting is 9pm, Sunday 1st March.

Baader Meinoff – Baader Meinhoff
2 Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
3 Biffy Clyro – Puzzle
4 Billy Bragg – Life’s A Riot
5 Breeders – Last Splash
7 Kate Bush – Hounds of Love
8 Camel – Snow Goose
9 Chamelons – Script of the Bridge
10 Cocteau Twins – Victoria Land
11 The Decembrists – Hazards of Love
12 Deerhoof – Milkman
13 Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
14 Deerhunter – Microcastle
15 Dinosaur Jr  Bug
16 Dirty Three – Horse Stories
17 Echo and the Bunnymen – Crocodiles
18 Echo and the Bunnymen – Heaven Up Here
19 Echo and the Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
20 Fairport Convention – Babbacombe Lee
21 Father John Misty – Honeybear
22 Flaming Lips – Soft Bulletin
23 Green on Red – Gas Food Lodging
24 Heather Peace – The Thin Line
25 I Like Trains – Progress Reform
26 Jane’s Addiction – Nothings Shocking
28 Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick
29 Lambchop – Nixon
30 Lemonheads – It’s A Shame About Ray
31 Manic Street Preachers – Journal for Plague Lovers
32 Meat Puppets – Meat Puppets II
33 Mega City Four – Who Cares Wins
34 Mercury Rev – Deserters Songs
35 Anais Mitchell – Hadestown
36 Bob Mould – Workbook
37 Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff and Early Singles
38 Muse – Origin of Symmetry
39 Nirvana – Bleach
40 Lee Perry - Battle of Armagideon
41 Pixies – Surfer Rosa
42 Presidents of USA – Presidents of USA
43 Lou Reed – Berlin
44 Todd Rundgren – A Wizard A True Star
45 Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
46 Screaming Lord Sutch – Live Manifesto
47 Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
48 Siouxsie and the Banshees – Nocturne
49 Six Organs of Admittance – Ascent
50 Slint – Spiderland
51 Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
52 Sparks – Hello Young Lovers
53 Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
54 Sunday Drivers – The End of Maiden Trip
55 Teenage Fanclub – Bandwagonesque
56 Twilight Sad – 14 Autumns and 15 Winters
57 The Wedding Present – Bizarro
58 The Wedding Present – Seamonsters
59 Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life
60 The Who – Quadrophenia
61 Yes – Close to the Edge

Sunday, 25 January 2015


Evening all...

Sorry there's been such little activity emanating from LP Group recently. Without going into details, I've had other stuff to think about and I needed time away from Twitter generally. I'm happy to be back as @coleser (I have so many lovely friends who I'd missed) but I'm not sure I'm up to organising monthly polls for the foreseeable future.

Is there anyone who'd like to take over the reins for a bit? If a few people offered to organise a month each, that would be jolly. I'd love there to be a Best Album of 2014 vote - I'd be very curious as to what would win! Is anybody interested in masterminding the 2014 poll?

Future months? There are only three more themes left to tick off (see here). What about the rest of the year? There are a few years that could be done (1968 was a recent success) and a few record labels we haven't tackled (I always like those polls). I did think that @lpgrp stalwarts could have a month each. Each stalwart could produce a shortlist of 25 albums and we all vote from that list. There's life in the old dog yet I reckon. Sadly, I  can't devote myself to it any longer but would love to join in with future sessions.

Views, offers of advice, opinions - all welcome!

Lots of love