DiS Users' August 2019 Album Of The Month The Results


I’ve often wanted to award points to my 4th and 5th favourites especially on strong months for releases and wasn’t able due to my own rules and they end up as honourable mentions.

Vote for your favourite five albums. Make your selections clear please as it makes tallying up the scores easier. If you list a whole bunch of albums without making your selections clear I’ll take the first five mentioned as 1st, 2nd,3rd, 4th and 5th. No joint positions please. Sorry to be a pedant.

Your album of the month will get five points, 2nd placed album four points, 3rd placed album three points, 4th placed album two points and 5th one point. If you name only one album I’ll give that five points. If you name two albums I’ll score them with five and four points etc. You get the message.

Always a lot of great recommendations from you guys about albums that I’ve missed or overlooked.

My choices:
1. Taylor Swift - Lover
2. Press Club - Wasted Energy
3. Sleater Kinney - The Centre Won’t Hold
4. Marika Hackman - Any Human Friend
5. Esther Rose - You Made It This Far

  1. Black Belt Eagle Scout - At The Party With My Brown Friends
  2. Ride - This Is Not A Safe Place
  3. Shannon Lay - August
  4. Lillie Mae - Other Girls

I’m a fan of Taylor Swift’s new one. Perhaps a few songs too long but think it’s brilliant overall. Easily in my personal top five of the year.

Press Club’s new one starts where their previous left off. Sounds a bit more melodic than their previous too. All good.

Sleater Kinney was the surprise of the month for me. I’m a fan of their 90s stuff and never really liked their last few but the new album is brilliant. It’s the least SK sounding album and it’s excellent stuff.

Marika Hackman. Great pop album.

Esther Rose. Great country folk album.

Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I’ll keep this thread open until Sunday 8th September and so you’ll have over a week to listen to tomorrow’s releases before choosing.

Vote now!! (Or later in the week) but make your choices clear please.

4 King Gizzard - infest the rat’s nest
3 press club - wasted energy
2 follakzoid - I
1 Blanck mass - animated violence

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Gonna wait until after friday, but this month has been ridiculous

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  1. Oso Oso - Basking in the Glow
  2. Proper. - I Spent the Winter Writing Songs about Getting Better
  3. The Hold Steady - Thrashing Thru the Passion
  4. Bon Iver - i,i
  5. Clairo - Immunity
  1. Pijn & Conjurer - Curse These Metal Hands
  2. Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
  3. Blanck Mass - Animated Violence Mild
  4. Russian Circles - Blood Year
  1. Press Club - Wasted Energy
  2. The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears
  3. Jay Som - Anak Ko
  4. Pijn & Conjurer - Curse These Metal Hands
  5. Tropical Fuck Storm - Braindrops
  6. Marika Hackman - Any Human Friend

What a month! So gutted Marika Hackmsn had to be relegated outside of a point position. Album deserves more

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1- New Model Army- From Here
2- Modern Nature - How To Live
3- Marika Hackman - Any Human Friend
4- Ride - This Is Not A Safe Place
5- The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears

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  1. The Murder Capital
  2. Bon Iver
  1. New Model Army - From Here
  2. Press Club - Wasted Energy
  3. The Hold Steady - Thrashing Thru The Passion
  4. Nerija - Blume

1 Loscil - Equivalents
2 Blanck Mass - Animated Violence Mind

Not sure if the Midsommar soundtrack was released this month or last month

  1. Andy Votel - Archipelagogo
  2. Ami Dang - Parted Plains
  3. Mica Levi - Monos OST
  4. Jason Lytle - Arthur King Presents
  5. V/A - Seitō: In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun

Random order tbh, more a reflection of how much chance I’ve had to listen to each.

Also enjoyed giving a listen to the HTRK album and need to check out Jay Som.

  1. Rapsody - Eve
  2. Sleater Kinney - The Centre Cannot Hold
  3. The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears
  4. Horsebeach - The Unforgiving Current

Probably loads I’ve missed because I’ve been away. Surprised no other votes for Rapsody yet - an album of the year contender.

I think Jay Som might be right up your street m7

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Great to see some NMA love on these boards👍

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Been a fan since T&C, and seen them a stupid amount of times! Early days with the new one so far, but it sounds better than the last couple so far. I’ve got two more shows lined up on the autumn tour.

I’ll give it a listen. Lots of stuff to catch up on.

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  1. Rapsody - Eve
  2. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rat’s Nest
  3. Hanne Hukkelberg - Birthmark
  4. Nerija - Blume

Been away a lot this month so not paying as much attention as usual. Absolutely love Eve and can see that being one of my favourites of the year, but the other three are more impressed-on-first-listen votes.

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  1. Blanck Mass
  2. Press Club
  3. Rapsody
  4. Lana Del Ray
  5. Jay Som

Bon iver
Tropical Fuck Storm

  1. The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears
  2. Ezra Furman - Twelve Nudes
  3. Pijn, Conjurer - Curse These Metal Hands
  4. Oso Oso - basking in the glow
  5. Shannon Lay - August

Ridiculous month, I could have had a top 15 not even including those I still need to listen to!

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  1. The Murder Capital
  2. Blanck Mass
  3. Bon Iver