DIS 2016 forum album of the year results


#1

Here we go then. Here’s the big list, 5 point for a first place, 4 points for a second place etc etc until 1 point for a 5th place. Winner is David Bowie, by a big margin. He got more than 50% more points than Radiohead and Nick Cave. And nearly 3 times as many points as Car Seat Headrest in 4th place. A comprehensive victory for David.

1 David Bowie - Black Star
2 Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
3 Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree
4 car seat headrest: Teens Denial
5 Frank Ocean - Blond(e)
6 Angel Olsen - My Woman
7 Future of the Left - The Peace & Truce
8 Hammock - Everything & Nothing
=9 Chance the Rapper - Colo(u)ring book
=9 danny brown - atrocity exhibition
11 Preoccupations - Preoccupations
12 Suede - Night Thoughts
=13 Anderson Paak - Malibu
=13 Bon Iver - 22 A Million
=15 Anna Meredith - Varmints
=15 Ian William Craig - Centres
=17 Kanye West - Life of Pablo
=17 Noname - Telefone
=17 parquet courts
20 Nicolas Jaar - Sirens
21 The Hotelier - Goodness
=22 Meilyr Jones - 2013
=22 The Avalanches - Wildflower
=24 Hamilton Leithauser / Rostam - i had a dream that you were mine
=24 Johnny Foreigner - Mono No Aware
=26 Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
=26 Solange - A Seat at the Table
28 Beyonce - Lemonade
=29 Mitski - Puberty 2
=29 Show Me the Body
=29 Underworld - … Barbara
=29 Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
=33 Martha - Blisters in the Pit of My Heart
=33 The 1975 - … i like it when
=35 Tim Hecker - Love Streams
=35 field music - commontime
=35 Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia
=38 Anohni - Hopelessness
=38 DIIV - Is The Is Are
=38 Gold Panda - Good Luck and Do Your Best
=38 Thee Oh Sees: weird Exits
=38 Touche Amore - Stage Four
=43 Radio Dept. - Running out of love
=43 Sleigh Bells Jessica Rabbit
=43 A Tribe Called Quest
=43 Christian Fitness - This Taco Is Not Correct
=43 PUP - The dream is over
=43 The Drones - Feelin Kinda Free
=49 Kedr Livanskiy - January Sun
=49 Steve Gunn - Eyes on the Lines
=51 damien jurado ‚visions of us on the land
=51 Jessy Lanza - Oh No
=51 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS
=51 The Julie Ruin - Hit Reset
=51 Warpaint - Heads Up


Check this list - Radio X ‘Best of British’
The Big 2017 DIS forum user poll
#2

There were 157 lists contributed. 313 different albums were mentioned at least once. And there were a remarkable 91 different favourite albums (but Bowie was the favourite album of nearly 10% of contributors).

Here’s a list of the albums that were mentioned most often in lists, regardless of position:

1 David Bowie - Black Star
2 Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
3 Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree
4 car seat headrest: Teens Denial
5 Angel Olsen - My Woman
6 Frank Ocean - Blond(e)
=7 Future of the Left - The Peace & Truce
=7 Hammock - Everything & Nothing
=7 danny brown - atrocity exhibition
=7 Preoccupations - Preoccupations
11 parquet courts
=12 Chance the Rapper - Colo(u)ring book
=12 Suede - Night Thoughts
=12 Bon Iver - 22 A Million
=15 Anderson Paak - Malibu
=15 The Hotelier - Goodness
=15 Hamilton Leithauser / Rostam - i had a dream that you were
=18 Ian William Craig - Centres
=18 Kanye West - Life of Pablo
=18 Nicolas Jaar - Sirens
=18 Mitski - Puberty 2
=22 Anna Meredith - Varmints
=22 Noname - Telefone
=22 The Avalanches - Wildflower
=22 Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
=22 Gold Panda - Good Luck and Do Your Best
=27 Meilyr Jones - 2013
=27 Solange - A Seat at the Table
=27 Beyonce - Lemonade
=27 Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
=27 Tim Hecker - Love Streams
=27 Anohni - Hopelessness
=27 DIIV - Is The Is Are
=27 Thee Oh Sees: weird exits
=27 Touche Amore - Stage Four
=27 A Tribe Called Quest
=37 Johnny Foreigner - Mono No Aware
=37 Show Me the Body
=37 Underworld - … Barbara
=37 Martha - Blisters in the Pit of My Heart
=37 The 1975 - … i like it when
=37 field music - commontime
=37 Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia
=37 Radio Dept. - Running out of love
=37 Christian Fitness - This Taco Is Not Correct
=37 PUP - The dream is over
=37 Steve Gunn - Eyes on the Lines
=37 Jessy Lanza - Oh No
=37 deftones - gore
=37 PJ Harvey - Hope 6 Demolition Project
=37 Kind Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Nonagon Infinity

As you can see it doesn’t make a significant difference to the top of the table, with a few different names appearing around the peripheries. Bowie appeared somewhere on nearly a third of all lists.


#3

Nice one pal, thanks very much for collating and organising all this.


#4

Here’s a different (possibly more interesting) list, the average score. Includes only albums with 3+ votes and with an average score of 3 or more. Johnny Foreigner take this year’s Adebishi Shanks award for the album most loved by a few people – every voter for it had it in first place.

1 Johnny Foreigner - Mono No Aware
=2 Anna Meredith - Varmints
=2 Sleigh Bells ‚ Jessica Rabbit
4 Show Me the Body
5 Underworld - … Barbara
6 Meilyr Jones - 2013
=7 Noname - Telefone
=7 Martha - Blisters in the Pit of My Heart
=7 The 1975 - … i like it when
=7 The Drones - Feelin Kinda Free
11 Solange - A Seat at the Table
12 Chance the Rapper - Colo(u)ring book
13 field music - common time
13 Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia
15 Ian William Craig - Centres
16 Kedr Livanskiy - January Sun
17 Future of the Left - The Peace & Truce
18 Anderson Paak - Malibu
19 Beyonce - Lemonade
20 David Bowie - Black Star
21 The Avalanches - Wildflower
22 Suede - Night Thoughts
23 Kanye West - Life of Pablo
24 Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
25 The Julie Ruin - Hit Reset
=26 Frank Ocean - Blond(e)
=26 Nicolas Jaar - Sirens
28 Hammock - Everything & Nothing
29 Radio Dept. - Running out of love
30 Bon Iver - 22 A Million
31 Tim Hecker - Love Streams
32 Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
33 danny brown - atrocity exhibition
34 Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree
35 Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
=36 car seat headrest
=36 Christian Fitness - This Taco Is Not Correct
=36 PUP - The dream is over
=36 Cavern of Anti Matter - Void Beats / Invocation
=36 Russian Circles - Guidance
=36 White Lung - Paradise
=36 whyte horses - pop or not
=36 Wussy - Forever Sounds


#5

And that is my work done for another year unless anyone has any pressing analytical questions.

Thoughts?

I’m surprised at how high Car Seat Headrest is/are. Not because they aren’t good, but I assumed most people would resist listening to them because of the awful name. It took me months to get around it.

It was interesting to see how few votes some things got that you just assume are really popular due to awards or the amount of press they get. Three as an example - Iggy Pop (rough trades aoty), Skepta (Mercury winner), Christine & the Queens (chuffing everywhere for most of the second half of this year) only got a single vote each.


#6

Thanks so much for doing this, it must have taken hours. Thanks for all your hard work.

I do the album of the month tally and it takes me a bit of time. The AOTY count up must be damn time consuming. A sincere thank you.


#7

Thanks so much for compiling this. Fascinating to see who ranks where.

Especially in comparison to the DIS Top 16


#8

Much better list, this one.


#9

A top 4 of white man indie, well I never!


#10

Love this, top work :smiley:


#11

Agreed, the effort put into compiling this is much appreciated. Lovely to see some of my favourites in the top 50 also


#12

Thanks for the hard work!
Like your I’m surprised to are CSH so high, very ordinary album…


#13

really like the Iggy Pop album myself but not enough for it to make my list - maybe didn’t quite have the sticking power.


#14

Some pretty catchy songs on it though as well as being such a DiS sound and getting a lot of mentions on these forums.

Honestly Moon Shaped Pool is the one the surprises me most. A good album by all means but seems way too high for me. But a lot of publications seem to agree. So probably more to do with taste. Hammock also do very little for me, too clean, but I guess a lot of people on here like drifting ‘shoegaze’ like sound. Was sort of hoping Angel Olsen would top it though she had a good chance too.

The average score list is more interesting as top lists compiled by votes tend to favor music with a wider appeal. Reminds me to check out the Anna Meredith release as well as a few names ive never heard of. Which is why I come on here after all.


#15

Yeah I think Iggy Pop had that issue. A very solid album but not a fantastic one. Same with Cohens. If they were released a bit more recently they wiill probably have popped up a bit more.

Does anyone take Rough Trade end of year lists seriously though? It just seem to be about promoting their exclusives more then anything else


#16

Thought Mitski would be higher but then I only put her album at 4 or 5. Surprised James Blake isn’t on the list at all… I really liked it.


#17

I think this happens because Radiohead have such a wide fanbase where they’ll get a high rating just by virtue of appearing most frequently in people’s lists, even if it’s low down. Like they’re the mode average. Then there’s the die hard fans who will put in their top two spots and together it means we can never escape Radiohead in any year they release an album.

Thanks again for the time and effort you’ve put into this Prob, really cool stuff.


#18

Thanks for compiling this Prob500, slightly surprised at how low the Jessy Lanza record appeared I actually figured it’d be more popular than that.


#19

Fantastic work. Thanks heaps, @Prob500.

Thrilled to see Sleigh Bells poll very high in the list that matters.


#20

Absolutely amazing work. VERY interesting. Thank you so much.