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Albums of the Year

The results (of our public vote)

By • Jan 4th, 2018 • Category: Feature

The votes have been cast, the results totted up, and we finally have the results of the is this music? poll for Album of 2017.


And sneaking in front by a handful of percentage points, is Marnie, with her album ‘Strange Words and Weird Wars’. 

Released last June, the sophomore effort from the former Ladytron frontwoman followed up her 2013 solo debut ‘Crystal  World’.

The ten track effort, on the Disco Pinata label, was produced at Chem19 by Jonny Scott (drummer for The Kills and is the ‘button pusher’ with Bdy_Prts).

Conveniently, one of our writers, Carrie Marshall, nominated the album to be put to the public vote, and gave us these words on it:

“You may know Glasgow’s Helen Marnie from Ladytron. I know her from a glorious Electric Fields set in the beautiful sunshine of a late summer afternoon, gem after gem of shimmering synth-pop where a heartbreaking ‘Heartbreak Kid’ was the highest of many high points. I’d never heard her before. I haven’t stopped listening since.”


That Top 10 in full:

1. Marnie – Strange Words and Weird Wars (15.5%)
2. Stephen Solo – Pii2 (13.8%)
3. Dawnings – Dawnings (12.6%)
4. Colin’s Godson – In Silicon Heaven (10.1%)
5. Ultras – Ultras (7.1%)
6. The Vintage Calvinos (5.0%)
7.= Sweeney Straddles The Sun – Tarantula (4.6%)
7.= Annie Booth – An Unforgiving Light (4.6%)
9. Immigrant – Wounded Healer (4.2%)
10. The Just Joans – You Might Be Smiling (3.8%)

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