The Best of 2018!

The Rhythms Readers Poll returns and we have a great incentive for you to vote if you are a subscriber to the magazine.

Courtesy of Warner Music, who had Santa drop in just the other day, we have have 50 (!) copies of Songs For Judy by Neil Young to give way to Rhythms subscribers who vote in the poll. (Prizewinners will receive their disc prior to Christmas). 

Songs For Judy is collection of live acoustic performances culled from Neil’s November 1976 solo tour and features twenty-two songs recorded at various cities along the tour.


Of course, everyone can vote but only subscribers can win a prize!

Winners will be announced on Monday December 10.

Results of the Readers Poll will be published in the January/February edition of Rhythms and online on January 1, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: If your choices are not on the list below then you can add them in the text box at the end of the section. 

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* 1. Australian Album Of 2018 (Choose ONLY 5! Column 1 is your first choice,        Column 2 is your second choice etc) The lists below are guides only feel free to aadd YOUR OWN choices!

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Geoff Achison - Sovereign Town
Augie March - Bootikins
The Bamboos - Night Time People
Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
Andy Baylor - Blues From The Irene Building
Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart - Weeds
Benny & The Fly By Niters - Watch Yourself
Steve Boyd's Rum Reverie - Hoodoo Hipshake
Fiona Boyes - Voodoo In The Shadows
Catherine Britt - Catherine Britt & The Cold Hearts 
John Butler - Home
Cat Canteri - Inner North 
Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples - Campfire
Cold Irons Bound - Don't Lose Your Mind
Collard Greens & Gravy - Luedella
Matt Corby - Rainbow Valley
Tanya Lee Davies - The Duetting Damsel
Dirty Rascal - You Be the King
Tiffany Eckhardt - Found 
James Ellis & The Jealous Guys - At Ain't Texas (But It Ain't Bad)
Family Fold - Ashville Skyline 
Dave Hole - Goin' Back Down 
Even - Satin Returns
Brendan Gallagher - Sing Song
Fraser A Gorman - Easy Dazy
Matt Joe Gow - Break, Rattle & Roll
Halfway - Rain Lover
Tina Harrod - City Of Longing 
Yolanda Ingley II - Woman Got To Cry
Freya Josephine Hollick - Feral Fusion
Gurrumul - Djarimirri
Paul Kelly - Nature
Louis King - Royal Blue Trio
Laura Jean - Devotion
Little Georgia - All The While
Magpie Diaries - Sanctuary 
Perry Keyes - Jim Salmon's Lament
Ben Leece - No Wonder The World Is Exhausted 
Luluc - Sculptor
Mojo Juju - Native Tongue
Sam Newton - Stare Into The Dark
Oh Pep! - I Wasn't Just Thinking About You
Dan Parsons - Sunday Morning Cinema
Jodi Phillis - Becoming 
The Putbacks - The Putbacks
Archie Roach - Dancing With My Spirit 
Ruby Boots - Don't Talk About It
Leah Senior - Summer's On The Ground 
John Schumann & The Vagabond Crew - Ghosts & Memories
Mark Slotez & Jen Mize - Twilight On The Trail
Broderick Smith - Man Out Of Time
Lloyd Spiegel - Backroads 
Mama Kin Spender - Golden Magnetic
Steel City Sue - Boom Town
Strange Tenants - Militant Style 
Tash Sultana - Flow State
Michael Waugh - The Asphalt & The Oval 
Chris Wilson - Chris Wilson
Emily Wurramarra - Milyakburra 

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* 2. International Album Of 2017 (Choose no more than 5 in order)

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Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Downey To Lubbock
Leon Bridges - Good Thing 
David Byrne - American Utopia
Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us
Olivia Chaney - Shelter
Barndi Carlile - By The Way I Forgive You
Neko Case - Hell On
Rosanne Cash - She Remembers Everything
Jon Cleary - Dyna-Mite
Ry Cooder - The Prodigal Son
Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Look Now
Cowboy Junkies - All That Reckoning
David Crosby - Here If You Listen
Rodney Crowell - Acoustic Classics
Roger Daltrey - As Long As I Have You
Ray Davies: Our Country: Americana Act 2
Dawes - Passwords
Alejandro Escovedo - The Crossing
Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer
Marianne Faithfull - Negative Capability
First Aid Kit - Ruins 
Mary Gautheir - Rifles & Rosary Beads
Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive & Well
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite - No Mercy In This Land
Amy Helm - This Too Shall Light
John Hiatt - The Eclipse Sessions
 I'm With Her - See You Around
Jayhawks - Backroads & Abandoned Motels
Damian Jurado -The Horizon Just Laughed
Angelique Kidjo - Remain In Light
Mark Knopfler - Down The Road Wherever
Bettye Lavette - Things Have Changed
Chuck Leavell - Chuck Goes Big
Charles Lloyd & Lucinda Williams - Vanished Gardens
Lera Lynn - Plays Well With Others
Paul McCartney - Egypt Station
Stanton Moore - With You In Mind: The Songs of Allen Toussaint
Mumford & Sons - Delta 
Old Crow Medicine Show - Volunteers
John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness
Punch Brothers - All Ashore
Marc Ribot - Songs of Resistance 1942 - 2018
Van Morrison - The Prophet Speaks
Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco - You're Driving Me Crazy
Boz Scaggs - Out Of The Blues
Paul Simon - In The Blue Light 
Amanda Shires - To The Sunset
Aaron Lee Tasjan - Karma For Cheap
Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers 
Paul Thorne - Don't Let The Devil Ride
Jeff Tweedy - Warm
Kurt Vile - Bottle It In
The War & Treaty - Healing Tide
Kevin Welch - Dust Devil
Andy White - The Guilty & The innocent
Tony Joe White - Bad Mouthin'

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* 3. International Box Set/Compilation Album of The Year (Choose up to 5)

PP Arnold - The Turning Tide
Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once
Bob Dylan - More Blood On The Tracks
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
John Lennon - Imagine
Tom Petty - An American Treasure 
Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
Linda Rondstadt - Simple Dreams
Small Faces - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake 
Neil Young - Songs For Judy

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* 4. Australian Box Set/Compilation/Re-Release of The Year (Choose up to 3)

Steve Connolly & The Usual Suspects
Diesel - 30: The Greatest Hits 
Midnight Oil - Armistice Day: Live At The Domain, Sydney 
Go Records!
Make It Rain: Dashville Skyline 
Take Me To Town: An Australian Alternative Country Compilation

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* 5. Best Gig/Concert/Festival Show of 2018 By An Australian Act

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* 6. Best Gig/Concert/Festival Show of 2018 By An International Act

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* 7. Please enter your details here. For your vote to be eligible you must provide your name and a valid email address (which will remain confidential). ONLY current Rhythms subscribers are eligible to win a prize. You can check the Rhythms website on December 10 for results of prizewinners.