2011: Sóley - We Sink
2012: Ghostigital - Division Of Culture & Tourism
2013: Sin Fang - Flowers
I reckon we are pretty good at picking an excellent record, so let's do it again. I'm just about recovered from Airwaves and I'm ready to add up some votes and sometime between Christmas and the end of the year I'll post the top ten Icelandic albums (or EPs) of 2014 decided by you beautiful people.
The rules are the same, email me at markollard AT googlemail DOT com, or dm me at @iceblah on twitter, send me a postcard or buy me a pint and run me through a powerpoint presentation. Any way you like just get me a list of your (up to) five favourite Icelandic records of 2014, they will all get one vote each and I'll do the maths.
Please have a go, the more votes we get the better the outcome. there have been over 60 voters every year so far. Over 30 different albums got a mention last time.
If you need any help or inspriation you can find a couple of excellent lists already on the old interweb. Firstly, the shortlist of 20 for the Kraumur prize is here, and secondly the ever-reliable Dr Gunni has already taken the plunge and named his best releases of the year on his blog here.
And if you are interested in where my money has gone, I think this is what's been added to my modest little Icelandic collection in 2014...
Börn - Börn
FM Belfast - Brighter Days
Grísalappalísa - Rökrétt framhald
Gusgus - Mexico
Hafdis Huld - Home
Kiasmos - Kiasmos
Oyama - Coolboy
Pink Street Boys - Trash from the Boys
Prins Póló - Sorrí
Rökkurró - Innra
Samaris - Silkidrangar
Sindri Eldon - Bitter, Resentful
Singapore Sling - The Tower Of Foronicity
Skakkamanage - Sounds of Merrymaking
Sóley - Krómantík
Þórir Georg - Ræfill
Þórir Georg - Some Shit and Others
Uni Stefson - EP1
Young Karin - Highlands n°1