Best album (s) you’ve discovered this year NOT released this year - 2018 Edition



just listening to ‘Autumn Bird Songs’ by Jason Molina and feeling afresh how great the loss of his voice and his words was to music.

there’s a lightness and warmth to this that I haven’t really heard in anything else he did. @Bamnan do you know this record?


yeah man it’s maybe one of the saddest albums ever made


My daughter is called Matilda (after the Scott Walker version of the Brel song, I wasn’t quite pretentious enough to go with the French spelling) and then my son Frederick after the Patti Smith song.


Great record, only slightly compromised by the dated production. Have you investigated the other Triffids records? They are a brilliant and unfairly forgotten band. I really love In The Pines which is the complete opposite of BSD in production (and actually includes the rather wonderful song that gives BSD its title).


Ice Age - Plowing Into The Field Of Love… can’t believe I missed this at the time, saw them live this year in a tiny venue… just fantastic
Mount Eerie - Lost Wisdom… continuing to discover the treasures within Phil Elverum’s catalog
Miles Davis - Miles Smiles… There’s always another Miles album to find isn’t there
Silver Jews - Bright Flight… Highlight from the gems I discovered when Drag City gave into the streaming services
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor… Again, how did I not hear this??? It’s not as if they’ve not been mentioned on here lol
Lawrence English - The Peregrine… From the electronic/ambient listening club
The Black Dog - Bytes… see above (TBF I had this sometime back, but hadn’t listened to it in ages, really rinsed it this year though)
Richard H Kirk - Virtual State… okay, that electronic listening club is the business isn’t it, seriously this one is absolutely classic


Cannot explain just how much I love this record. Absolutely beautiful and flawless.




yep all of this^ … I’m a month behind myself. I’ve been lurking in the hip hop version of this thread as well this year. Both threads have been full of cracking stuff and have re energized my listening habits in both areas >>>> Classics / Canon edition of the DiS Hip-Hop Listening Club

A rediscovery for me this year has been The Beatles White album, it really clicked with me this year. The recently released super deluxe version is ridiculous.


Their early stuff is brilliant. Seance is probably my fave, but Blurred Crusade and Hey Day are excellent too. The Hindsight compilation is a cracker.


Mitski — Bury Me at Makeout Creek
Queen Kwong — Get a Witness


Dirt Poor Robins - The Raven Locks Act 3
Dirt Poor Robins - The Raven Locks Act 2
Dirt Poor Robins - The Raven Locks Act 1
Dirt Poor Robins - The Cage
Dirt Poor Robins - The Last Days of Leviathan
The Spent Poets - The Spent Poets
Barock Project - Detachment
King Bathmat - Overcoming the Monster
Dada - Puzzle
Mals Totem - Mals Totem
Ninet - Paper Parachutes


The Disintergration Loops saw somebody mention it somewhere (genuinely can’t remember where) in March been a weekly listen for most of the year. Mainly at 4 on a Saturday Morning.


couple more from me

Giant Squid - Minoans (doomy Bronze Age metal with nicely melancholy cello throughout)

The Wildhearts - Earth vs The Wildhearts (lord knows how I missed out on this - it’s exactly the combination of chunky hard rock riffs and killer pop hooks that is so far up my street it’s practically knocking on the front door)


Buhloone Mind State - de La Soul from 1993.


Some Vague Desire is the album. Favourite post-punk band at the moment.

I’ve loved Washed Out for years, but hadn’t heard the High Times album until it was reissued this month. The tune this samples is also a banger.

Not a massive rap fan but love his beats on this album so much. Come to Life it’s called.


I haven’t actually! Recording doesn’t put me off mind


Scott Tuma - Hard Again

I was trying to remember an album he did with another dude from a few years back that placed high in that year’s Boomkat albums chart, but stumbled across this.

I didn’t realise he was in Boxhead Ensemble. really want to get deeper into that band’s records, spend more time with them, along with this guy’s solo stuff. I’m also looking forward to checking out Souled American.

loose, fragile, spectral sprawls of acoustic and electric guitar tangle, tinselled with luminous organ, harmonium, and other sounds I’m not certain of. aching with emotion once you open yourself up to its gentle unfolding.


Was it Taradiddle with Mike Weis of Zelienople?

Check the Good Stuff House album from 2013. Draws out the sprawls even further.


yeah it was! beautiful place to get lost in, that album.

thanks for the rec, I’ll be checking that out for sure :slight_smile:


Hard to remember as I’m always going through stuff I’ve missed on Spotify, from 2017 though I’ve been enjoying Declan McKenna’s debut - Brazil will end up being one of my most listened to tracks this year. Quite liked Gang of Youths’ Go Farther in Lightness as well