March is probably my favourite month. This year it certainly is because I get to go on a vacation road-trip, but every year it’s a contender because of a little something known as March Madness. I love college basketball, but almost just as much as I enjoy the actual game, I adore a good bracket tournament. Seriously. Look on its beauty.
This is why I’ve decided to create my own March Madness for Albums. I plan to pair all kinds of music (64 albums in total) deemed to be “classic” by several different standards, and from many decades. The top 8 from each region/era will be automatically seeded, (based on average reviews and album sales), while the following 8 will be selected by draw from a larger pot of contenders. That’s where YOU come in – your personal favourites can make it into the tournament – just name them in the comments, and I’ll make sure they enter the draw. Who will make the final four? A long ranked #1 critic favourite? Or a nostalgic album that tugs on everyone’s heartstrings? I will take suggestions for at least a couple days, and then the brackets will be up in live in about a week. Good luck to your favourite album!