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Festive Cock 50 2013

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jim, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Jim

    Jim Computer stained fingers

    The festive cock 50 has started. Please send me a list of your favourite albums of the year and I will collate them into one chart by 31st December

    I look forward to hearing what you've been listening to...

    Thanks
    James

    Submissions to: jfel2@yahoo.co.uk
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Computer stained fingers

    These are the full details as sent to the email list:


    Dear All
    About time we started the Festive Cock 50 for 2013 don't you think? Life is chaotic. Incredible things happen in all of our lives - but some things must stay the same surely? I think this is the eighth year of the the Festive 50. I've met up with quite a few of you this year - but not enough.... Perhaps next year we should have a Stormcock meet that isn't just before a Roy/Nick gig. Be good to spend more time with such a good group of interesting people. There are not enough of us left.

    Anyhow - you know the rules - if you don't, they are below. I look forward to hearing from you. I really do....

    Please email me your votes directly jfel2@yahoo.co.uk don't tell anyone who you are voting for or it's not as exciting!
    Last year's chart to follow.....

    Much love
    James

    PS? I'm only really interested in what album is going to be second in the chart - because we already know what?will be?number one, don't we?

    These are the rules:

    ?Any album released in any format in 2013 can be included.

    This DOES include reissues.

    You send me your top 20 or top 10 or top 7 or top 3 or whatever for the year. You do not have to have bought it- it might be a Spotify job - but you should have at least listened to it a few times or why would you vote for it? I write your votes down and I add up all the votes & work out the top 50ish using a really complicated mathematical formular. Final Chart published on the mailing list on 31st December. Usually an album will need 2 or 3 votes to get into the bottom of the charts. The best thing is that it starts a conversation. We all get to chat about what people have voted for & we get to listen to stuff we had never thought of listening to. Lots of people email me to say that the chart really affects what they listen to throughout the year. We haven't all got the same taste - but we are certainly not a dull lot. And we all have a love of interesting music... As I always say- I promise you our communal taste is damn good.

    SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE 28th DECEMBER 2013 (allowing for
    Xmas present last minute votes)
    CHART ANNOUNCED 31st DECEMBER 2013

    We all live happily ever after & the world is a better place etc

    Please email me your votes on jfel2@yahoo.co.uk

    Looking forward to it

    Thanks

    James
     
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  3. Jim

    Jim Computer stained fingers

    This is last year's chart out of interest...

    Festive Cock 50 (well 34 really) 2012
    #17= Anais Mitchell - Young Man In America
    Grizzly Bear – Shields
    Muse - The 2nd Layer
    Lau - Race the Loser
    Patti Smith – Banga
    Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
    Roy Harper - Live in Concert at Metropolis Studio
    Simone Felice - Simon Felice
    Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited 2
    Comus - Out of the Coma
    Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Big Moon Ritual
    Kate Rusby – 20
    Bob Dylan – Tempest
    Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
    Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day
    Peter Hammill – Consequences
    The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
    Martyn Joseph - Songs For The Coming Home
    #16 Mumford & Sons - Babel
    #15 Alt-J (∆) - An Awesome Wave
    #10= Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky's Edge
    Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
    King Crimson – Larks Tongues in Aspic (40th Anniversary edition)
    Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick (reissue)
    Dexys - One Day I'm Going To Soar
    #6= Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls
    Neil Young - Americana
    Show of Hands - Wake The Union
    The XX – Coexist
    #4= Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
    Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
    #3 First Aid Kit: The Lion's Roar
    #2 Roy Harper – HQ (re-mastered)
    #1 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
     
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  4. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    *cough*Riven?*cough* :cool::rolleyes:
     
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  5. spiderdlb

    spiderdlb a choice with no voice

    ooh, I should get that cough looked at, I think it might be contageous!
     
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  6. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    In this case, I hope so! :D
     
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  7. Jim

    Jim Computer stained fingers

    Well the early votes are in and it is a cracker already. Oddly just received an almost identical top 5 from two separate people. What is going on? Match fixing?

    I'm really confused by the number of Steve C's now and who does the radio show and who lives on an island and who is from the south north west or east.

    Apart from that - all is going quite smoothly:)

    James
     
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  8. Johnbarkeriom

    Johnbarkeriom Computer stained fingers

    I live on an island but haven't voted yet if that helps.....
     
  9. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Aha, my "Theory of Steve" strikes again.... (leans back in chair stroking chin) ;)
     
  10. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Last edited: Dec 13, 2013
  11. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Well I know James doesn't necessarily need our lists to be in any particular order; but just for my sake, I thought I'd list my 15 in the order of best to worse ( though obviously there aren't any bad ones in the list, otherwise I wouldn't have suggested them ! ) and surprisingly to me (?) Roy's new CD is not top of the list .... though it is a very close second after JW's new one ( such a superb album ) and Nick's was moved to the 4th position ... to make way for Jimi Hendrix ( so I hope he'll not be too upset ! ) !?
     
  12. Jim

    Jim Computer stained fingers

    Thanks to everyone - this is it:


    FESTIVE COCK 49 for 2013
    1 Roy Harper - Man and Myth
    2 Nick Harper – Riven
    3 Jonathan Wilson - - Fanfare
    4 Laura Marling - Once I was an eagle
    5 David Bowie – The Next Day
    6= Richard Thompson - Electric
    Linda Thompson - 'Won't Be Long Now'
    8= The Island Years, John Martyn
    Midlake - 'Antiphon'
    Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer Child Ballads,
    11= Wolf People - Fain
    Chris Wood- None The Wiser
    Billy Bragg - Tooth & Nail
    14 Villagers - Awayland
    15= The National - 'Trouble Will Find Me'
    Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
    Phosphorescent – Muchacho
    18= Bob Dylan - Another Self Portrait
    Steve Earle - The Low Highway
    20= Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red
    James Blake - Overgrown
    John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
    23 John Smith - Great lakes
    24 Artic Monkeys – AM
    25 = Nik Turner - Space Gypsy
    Martin Simpson - Vagrant Stanzas
    Justin Currie - Lower reaches
    Mavis Staples - One True Vine
    Eleanor Friedberger - Personal Record -
    Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
    31= Lisa Knapp – Hidden Seam
    Johnny Marr - The Messenger
    Lorde - Pure Heroine
    Laura Veirs - Warp & Weft
    Savages – Silence Yourself
    Bella Hardy - Battleplan
    Steve Mason - Monkey minds in the devil's time
    Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo - Dear River
    Thea Gilmore - Regardless
    Lucy Ward - Single Flame
    Iron & Wine - Ghost on Ghost
    David Byrne & St Vincent – Love This Giant
    43= Valerie June - Pushin' Against a Stone
    KT Tunstall - Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon
    Purson – The Circle and the Blue Door
    The Beatles - On Air - Live At The BBC Vol 2
    King Crimson - The Road To Red
    Jethro Tull - Benefit
    Eels - 'Wonderful, Glorious'
     
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  13. Jim

    Jim Computer stained fingers

    Just out of interest - ignoring the top 3 that more or less everyone voted for - My favourites of the year were:

    Villagers (not an easy listen but absolutely magnificent - also frightening live)
    Phosphorescent (opening for Neil Young in Hyde Park in the Summer- not to be missed) and
    Midlake (wasn't expecting such a strong solo effort - really impressive)

    But most importantly, I have listened to a lot of new stuff that I never knew about eg Lisa Knapp, The Anais Mitchell one, Lucy Ward and Chris Wood (who was heading for #4 until his votes dried up in the last week!) - thanks for the recommendations.
     

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