Welcome to the September 2023 Monthly Charts!

Thank you to the fabulous @berserkboi as always for hosting last month! I know I personally appreciated your commentary on the reveals and I am going to try to do better (and pray I have the time) about doing the same this month! Y'all know the drill, but if you don't:

  1. Send a chart of your 10 favorite songs and 5 to 10 favorite albums (using the format below) in a PM to @boom bazooka joe
  2. You can choose to send only songs or albums if you wish.​
  3. The songs can be singles, album tracks, demos, or anything you want.​
  4. The albums can be full length, EP, compilations, and even unreleased albums.​
  5. You cannot submit a ballot entirely full of K-pop. There is an equally fabulous K Chart run by @Slice of Life
  6. You must vote for at least one non K-pop song (a K-pop song for the Japanese/Chinese/etc market is treated the same as a release for Korean audiences). I would encourage you to vote for at least one non K-pop album, but it is not required.​
  7. The songs and albums can be released whenever, but releases within the past 6 months or so have the best chance to make the charts.​
  8. The charts should be what you've been listening to in the past month.​
  9. Your favorite song/album gets 10 points, scaling all the way down to 1 point.
    The total points earned builds the chart.​
  10. An album or song must have a minimum of two voters to chart.​
  11. Ties are broken by number of voters, then by highest vote, by quality of vote, then lowest score. If we still can't break parity the entries remain tied.​
  12. The top five songs each month make the PJ Chart Rate, a modified Eurovision Style contest that runs once a year.​

Please use the following template when voting.

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If you are only voting for five albums, stop at 6 points.

When submitting a specific entry PLEASE use the following formats

Song (Feature Artist) - Main Artist
Album - Artist

If a song has two artists, but neither is featured, please submit accordingly

Song - Main Artist 1 & Main Artist 2

**New Rule - I will enforce this rule and ask you to reform your ballot if you send me one in a different format.

Voting Deadline Sunday October 8th 11:59 PM PST
watch2gether Sunday 01/10 5PM BST
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As mentioned in the August thread there have already been a ton of great albums released this month, and there are even more coming next week! Here are some that haven’t been mentioned yet:

Firstly, the album from PJSC alumna Kah-Lo is bop central. Hit after hit!

Then there’s Corinne Bailey Rae’s newest album, which is a mix of experimental R&B and the sort of proggy pop St Vincent was making at her peak.

Tirzah’s latest album is really interesting. The same drumbeat is used on each song but it’s coloured with different toplines and production flourishes. It creates a claustrophobic, hazy atmosphere.

Cleo Sol who is part of SAULT has a new record out. It’s more of her gorgeous, feather-light R&B. Great for early mornings.

And Ama Lou released her debut album of accomplished, London-sounding R&B.