DiS Users' December 2021 Album Of The Month - THE RESULTS


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.

I’ve got nothing this month. I’ll do this one for completion and it’ll be open until Sunday 9th January.

  1. Ekin Fil - Feelings
  2. V/A - Essiebons Special 1973-1984
  3. Nils Frahm - Old Friends, New Friends
  4. GAS - Der Lange Marsch
  5. Felicia Atkinson - Un Hiver En Plein Été
  1. Deep Throat Choir - In Order To Know You
  2. Alice Phoebe Lou - Child’s Play
  1. Tout Bleu - Otium
  2. Meitei - Kofu II
  3. Deep Throat Choir - In Order To Know You
  4. Thomas Feiner & Anywhen - The Opiates Revisited
  5. Edward Sikorski - Basic Colours

The Cradle - Half A Double Life
Gabriels - Bloodline EP
San Fermin - In This House EP
Ekin Fil - Feelings
Odd Nosdam & Rayon - From Nowhere To North EP
Gyda Valtysdottir - Ox
Alice Phoebe Lou - Child’s Play
Mario Batkovic - Introspecto

Assuming I haven’t jumped the gun with all of the new releases tomorrow!

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Not a bad month. My favourites were:

  1. Nancy Kerr - The Poor Shall Wear the Crown: Songs by Leon Rosselson
  2. Mario Batkovic - Introspectio
  3. Samia - Before The Baby
  4. Penelope Trappes - Penelope Three (Mother’s Blood Edition)
  5. Jeffrey Lewis - 2021 Tapes (Suddenly It’s Been Too Late for a Long Time)

Also good stuff from Deep Throat Choir, Christian Fitness, Team Dreams, Kathryn Williams, Meitei, EERA and the Analog Africa Essiebons Special Ghana one.

Any more votes?

Probably won’t do a count up if there’s so few votes. But will thanks those that have posted for some albums for me to check out.

I’ve not really listened to much from December yet as I’ve been doing a really deep dive into the releases from every month in 2021 since the start of December and I’m still in May.

So for now, my votes would be:

Mario Batkovic - Introspectio
Arca - iii
Mach-Hommy - Balens Cho (Hot Candles)
Spell Songs - Spell Songs II: Let the Light In
GAS - Der Lange Marsch

I’m expecting to like a few of Boldy James & The Alchemist, Meitei, Jeff Parker, Jamire Williams, Milan Ring, Majid Soula, Big Boi, Chief Keef, Nas, Vic Spencer and that’s just what I had on my radar, haven’t been through other people’s suggestions yet. But I can’t expect you to keep the thread open until April when I might reach them, so I’ll stick with the five above!

Don’t think I’ll have 5 but will stick up a vote in a couple of hours if that’s ok. But no probs obvs if you have the chance to count up before that.

Only one ‘album’ in December for me - Observayory by Aeon Station (which was pretty great, to be fair).

My favourite music released in the month was the three Tierra Whack eps, Rap? Pop? and R n B? which are all absolutely fantastic.

Not quite sure how to fit that into the normal AOTM voting.

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  1. Mach-Hommy - Balens Cho
  2. Boldy James & The Alchemist - SUPER TECHMO BO
  3. Jamire Williams - But Only After You Have Suffered

Considering it’s December, I obviously don’t have enough for a top 5. Pretty sure there’s some I missed, but this is all I have.

  1. Alice Phoebe Lou - Child’s Play
  2. Jeff Parker - Forfolks
  3. Ekin Fil - Feelings
  4. Jon Dwyer - Gong Splat
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  1. Ekin Fil - Feelings
  2. Penelope Trappes - Mother’s Blood Edition
  3. Mario Batkovic - Introspecto
  4. Klara Lewis - Live in Berlin
  5. Hany Mehanna - Music for Airplanes.

Honorable mention as it’s an E.P.

Satomimagae - Colloid

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This marks the first year of writing my blog :slight_smile: Kinda proud of that.


I’ve really enjoyed Meitei’s Kofu ii, found via the new release thread. A lovely listen.
That’s it though.

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  1. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Barn
  2. Fleet Foxes - A Very Lonely Solstice
  3. Meitei - Kofu II
  4. Shay Hazan - Reclusive Rituals

That’s yer lot

I’ve only listened to 1 album released in December, so far. Surprised it hasn’t been mentioned yet.

  1. Failure - Wild Type Droid
  1. Christian Fitness - Hip Gone Gunslingers
  2. So Hideous - None But a Pure Heart Can Sing
  3. The Physics House Band - Incident On 3rd
  4. Failure - Wild Type Droid
  5. Ustalost - Before the Glinting Spell Unvests

Also enjoyed Novere, Marissa Paternoster and Alice Phoebe Lou


The Results

1st Ekin Fil - Feelings 13 points

2nd Mario Batkovic - Introspectio 12 points

3rd Alice Phoebe Lou - Child’s Play 9 points

Joint 4th Deep Throat Choir - In Order To Know You
Mach-Hommy - Balens Cho (Hot Candles) both on 8 points

Joint 6th Failure - Wild Type Droid
Meitei - Kofu II both on 7 points

8th Penelope Trappes - Mother’s Blood Edition (6)

Joint 9th. Albums by Aeon Station, Christian Fitness, Nancy Kerr, Neil Young and Tout Bleu all on 5 points.