And now we come to probably my favourite time of the whole selection process, and that is where I listen to albums so far given a grade of 8, seeing which of them will join those receiving 9 (and sometimes 10) in the last phase (Top 20) of the selection.
39 more albums have fallen by the wayside now, with all the albums receiving a grade of 7 out of the reckoning. For those interested in those there is a link here of the 36 Grade 7s that were left behind this week.
Of the 39, three of those not making it to Stage Two actually dropped out of the 7s too and into the mire of the 6 or belows, they were: Kasabian’s West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Prodigy’s Invaders Must Die and Anathallo’s Canopy Glow. After serious listening last week it was decided these really didn’t cut the mustard.
You’ll notice some noticable artists in this list (if you go have a lookie) but those who know me will notice even more significant artists missing from the cut, meaning they are in the running for a top 20 spot.
Especially as there are a mere 21 albums left!