DiS Users' April 2018 Album Of The Month


#61

Right-o, here we go. Good month (for me). Top three below, with honourable mentions (in no particular order) following. Enjoy NYC, BMS1 (why I say that I don’t know - you clearly are!)

  1. Elina DuniPartir

  2. DRINKSHippo Lite

  3. The Colorist Orchestra & Lisa Hannigans/t

Honourable Mentions:

Paul De JongYou Fucken Sucker

Fenne LilyOn Hold

Tom MischGeography

Martin John HenrySome Evil Ways

Spring OnionI Did My Taxes For Free Online

ExitmusicThe Recognitions

Sing LeafShu Ra


#62
  1. Eels - The Deconstruction
  2. Half Waif - Lavender
  3. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

#63
  1. Rival Consoles
  2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  3. Avery

#64

I’ve tallyed up all the scores on a scrap of paper. I’ll leave it open for another few hours for last minute votes and will release the results.


#65

Just want to plug the Spielbergs EP again last minute:


#66

THE RESULTS:

1st Grouper - Grid Of Points (20 points)
2nd Rival Consoles - Persona (17 points)
3rd Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog (15 points)
4th Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food (14 points)
5th Daniel Avery - Songs For Alpha (13 points)
Joint 6th Albums by: A Place To Bury Strangers, Christian Fitness, Goat Girl and Wye Oak (all on 8 points)
Joint 10th Albums by Janelle Monae and Sarah Davachi (both on 7 points)


#67

April was a weak month for album releases.


#68

I disagree. Some total belters. Could’ve made a top ten easy… completely depends on what you’re after


#69

I didn’t vote for it but surprised that the Christian Fitness album didn’t rank higher?!


#70

Incredible that the Saba album - one of the best hip hop albums of the last five years - can’t even get into the top eleven in a weak month. I’m beginning to think the little lamented @fatty was on to something when he said that DIS is as little interested in non-white music as that awful Radio X list.


#71

Apologies. I missed that on the final count up.


#72

THE AMENDED RESULTS

1st Grouper - Grid Of Points (20 points)
2nd Rival Consoles - Persona (17 points)
3rd Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog (15 points)
4th Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food (14 points)
5th Daniel Avery - Songs For Alpha (13 points)
Joint 6th Albums by: A Place To Bury Strangers, Christian Fitness, Goat Girl and Wye Oak (all on 8 points)
Joint 10th Albums by Janelle Monae, Saba and Sarah Davachi (all on 7 points)


#73

Thanks. Still woefully low though. As a matter of interest how many of the 40 or so albums that have made the monthly top tens this year are by non-white artists?


#74

totally missed it this month but I’d have gone Grouper, Hop Along and Daniel Avery with U.M.O and Mastersystem just outside them


#75

Super late but here are mine anyway, not that they would have affected the results in the slightest. My album of the month is a cracker though and I highly recommend checking them/her out:

  1. Queen Kwong - Love me to Death
  2. TesseracT - Sonder
  3. Awooga - Conduit
  4. A perfect circle - Eat the Elephant
  5. Skindred - Big Tings

Other good stuff; 30 seconds to mars, Haggard Cat, Cancer Bats, Desperate Journalist


#76

Hey, thanks for mentioning Queen Kwong. I’ve had me a look and I likes what I hears!


#77

Madness, that


#78

No problem. I’m surprised they haven’t been mentioned around here before actually. I read a good live review of them too so will keep a look out for when they next tour the UK.


#79

Indeed. This thread is increasingly depressing I’m afraid.


#80

it’s literally fine