Monday, 19 December 2011

'Scott Walker - Scott 4' - My favourite albums of 2011

Apologies for dragging this competition into another week but I've had a cold and couldn't get this illustration finished last week. So today is your last day to leave your favourite album in the comments section for a chance to win an illustration from me. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday.

'Scott 4' was released in 1969 so some of the more observant amongst you may see a flaw in my choice but I make the rules and as you may be aware most of the records I buy are old ones anyway. I've picked up a lot of Scott Walker albums over the years and I've always enjoyed them but it took 'Scott 4' for him to properly click for me. A kind soul sent me a battered copy just because he felt I needed to remedy the void in my record collection and it's hard to imagine how I'd got this far in life without it. I've played it virtually every day since I got it - it is without a shadow of doubt my album of 2011.

"A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened." Albert Camus

That's what it says on the back of the lp sleeve and with that in mind behold my cack-handed Scott 4! It's borderline sacrilege is what is...

I'm having a competition all this week - if you leave a comment in any of this weeks blogs telling me your favourite album of 2011 you will be automatically entered into a lucky dip. The winner of the lucky dip will receive their very own cack-handed black and white illustration of their favourite album by me. And just to clear things up if you win it can be any album from any year but your comment must be a 2011 album.

7 comments:

anders said...

I can't really think!

The Thundercat album or maybe the Radiohead one?

Mat Pringle said...

Did the Thundercats do an album? Snarf...

CK said...

It's a toss up between The Antlers and Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat... I think the Antler's cover is more of a challenge for you though - so I'll say The Antlers - Burst Apart.

Mat Pringle said...

Interesting that you choose to challenge my artistic muscle over your actual choice of record after I think I've proved conclusively throughout the week I should probably stick to drawing Absurd Balloons etc! ;)

Richard G said...

Has any smartarse bagsied the White Album yet? If not...

Mat Pringle said...

Nope - you are said smart arse Richard. Kudos.

├ůsa said...

little dragon's latest album, no doubt the best this year