1. Welcome to U2Start's "Album of the Week" thread. Here, we will have one album a week chosen by a member of our community that will be listened to and reviewed over the course of the week by the entire participating fan community.

    To begin, I would like to solicit the help of several other members that would like to help me moderate this thread. Three of us should be good, so please list if you would be willing to help. A moderator will be in charge of checking his/her PMs for the upcoming week's album and posting in the thread weekly to alert followers of our upcoming albums.

    How the process works:

    Please make a post if you are willing to contribute to the thread. All you need to say is "I'm in" or something similar. I will compile all of your names and, using a random generator, create a list that we will use for order of selection. It will be a complete lottery system. If there are quarrels with this, voice them.

    The schedule (list of user names) will be available to everybody on this first post once it has been determined. I will continue to update it.

    The listening period will be Sunday thru Sunday. Let me outline what a typical week in the thread will look like:

    Sunday: Listening period begins
    Monday: Reviews/discussions
    Tuesday: Reviews/discussions
    Wednesday: Next week's album announced
    Thursday: Reviews/discussions
    Friday: Reviews/discussions
    Saturday: Reviews/discussions ending
    Sunday: Next listening period begins

    If you are on the schedule for the FOLLOWING week, the moderators of this thread will need your album suggestion by Tuesday evening of the week beforehand. Announcing the album ahead of time gives people the opportunity to acquire it or prepare themselves for it.

    No band may be chosen more than once every 5 albums.

    If you are not actively participating through other peoples' choices, your name will be bumped a slot down per week until you begin participating. You have to play along with others to get your album in the mix!

    Please comment with suggestions for the thread/process. This shouldn't be too difficult to maintain. I will reserve the post below this just for listing purposes. It will be easier to find schedules and lists in the top posts of the thread, and I'd like to save this one for the rules.

    We can get started next week as long as we get everything figured out/enough people to contribute! Don't forget to let me know if you are in! I will compile a lottery list as soon as I can.
  2. 2014
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    Week: Apr 27 - May 3
    User: EyesWithPrideB3
    Album: Welcome to the Monkey House - The Dandy Warhols

    Week: May 4 - 10
    User: bartajax
    Album: Pocket Revolution - dEUS

    Week: May 11 - 17
    User: KieranU2
    Album: Double Nickels on the Dime - Minutemen

    Week: May 18 - 24
    User: Alvin
    Album: Let Love In - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

    Week: May 25 - 31
    User: LikeASong
    Album: A Funk Odyssey - Jamiroquai

    Week: June 1 - 7
    User: Mr_Trek
    Album: Black Love - The Afghan Whigs

    Week: June 8-14
    User: AidanFormigoni
    Album: The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2 - Joss Stone

    Week: June 15 - 21
    User: RattleandHum1988
    Album: Medusa EP - GEMS

    Week: June 22 - 28
    User: iTim
    Album: We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank - Modest Mouse

    Week: June 29 - July 5
    User: Andrew_C
    Album: Puddinghead - Ball Park Music

    Week: July 6 - 12
    User: patou2
    Album: Transformer - Lou Reed

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    Week: Jan 8 - Jan15
    User: drewhiggins
    Album: Alice Cooper - DaDa

    Week: Jan 15 - Jan 22
    User: LikeASong
    Album: Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones

    Week: Jan 22 - Jan 29
    User: Mr_Trek
    Album: Sinkane - Mean Love

    Week: Jan 29 - Feb 5
    User: iTim
    Album: The Heavy - The House That Dirt Built

    Week: February 21-27
    User: Welsh_Edge
    Album: Hammock - Departure songs

    Week: February 28 - March 5
    User: Alvin
    Album: Euzen - Sequel

    Week: March 6-12
    User: thefly108
    Album: Tonic - Lemon Parade

    Week: March 14-20
    User: NeonTiger64
    Album: Rory Gallagher - Calling Card

    Week: March 28 - April 3
    User: iTim
    Album: UNKLE - Never, Never, Land

    Week: April 4-10
    User: LikeASong
    Album: The Brew - Control

    Week: April 11-17
    User: blueeyedboy

    Week: April 18-24
    User: patou2
  3. I'm in. Great idea so I'm willing to contribute.
  4. I'm happy to assist in the moderation.

  5. Thanks Tim - People will be able to PM you their album selections, so check your mailbox on Tuesdays!
  6. I'm in I could help with moderating if there's a shortage of moderators, but I'm quite busy for about a month, so I would start then which of course wouldn't be ideal.
  7. Honestly the only thing we would need multiple moderators for is if one of us had to take a week off or missed a submission or something, in which case the other one would be able to post that next week's album. Two should cover it for now- if we see we need more in the future, we can pick someone who is dedicated to the thread.

    Thank you for your offering!
  8. I m in !
  9. Any more takers?
  10. I always love a good idea. Count me in I'll try to make it every week.
  11. Definitely in!
  12. Thanks to all who are participating! How much more time do you all think we should allot for more participants?