DiS Users' February 2023 Album Of The Month - The Results

1: Kelela - Raven
2: Caroline Polacheck - Desire, I Want To Turn Into You
3: The Necks - Travel
4: Yo La Tengo - This Stupid World
5: Kassem Mosse - Workshop 32

Baffled by the lack of love for Kelela. An incredible record.

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  1. Pest Control - Don’t Test The Pest
  2. Model/Acrtiz - Dogsbody
  3. The Go! Team - Get Up Sequences Part 2
  4. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - The Future Is Your Past
  5. Rebecca Black - Let Her Burn
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shit, managed to forget RB was this month - added to my playlist!

  1. Andy Shauf - Norm
  2. David Brewis - The Soft Struggles
  3. Pearla - Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming
  4. Runnner - like dying stars, we’re reaching out
  5. Anna B Savage - inFLUX

Honourable mentions to MF Tomlinson, Gabrielle Shonk & Voyou. Enjoyed lots that were recommended in the Friday threads but Andy Shauf was on repeat for most of the month.

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  1. Young Fathers - Heavy Heavy
  2. Kelela - Raven
  3. Elskavon - Origins
  4. Lowly - Keep Up The Good Work
  5. Yo La Tengo - This Stupid World
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Yassss!

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  1. Algiers - Shook
  2. ZA! - ZA! & la TransMegaCobla
  3. Wax Tailor - Fishing For Accidents
  4. Anna B Savage - in|FLUX
  5. Hamish Hawk - Angel Numbers

Algiers an astonishingly good record that I wouldn’t have listened to had it not been recommended so highly on the weekly new release threads. Za! is Catlan freak psych folk and I love it. Wax Tailor’s French electro hip-hop album reminds me of Avalanches, then two stunning vocalists rounding off the top 5.

The Go! Team, Mhaol and Lisa O’Neill all just missing out. And I loved about half of the tracks on Orbital, The Waeve and Quasi’s albums.

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  1. Yo La Tengo - This Stupid World
  2. Black Belt Eagle Scout - The Land, The Water, The Sky
  3. Lisa O’Neill - All of This is Chance
  4. En Attendant Ana - Principia
  5. Regal Cheer - Cans
More
  1. Young Fathers - Heavy Heavy
  2. Beat Awfuls - PAWS
  3. the GOLDEN DREGS - On Grace & Dignity
  4. Lowly - Keep Up The Good Work
  5. Mi Mye - My Name’s Wimp
  6. Runnner - like dying stars, we’re reaching out
  7. Swim Camp - Steel Country
  8. LLC - LLC
  9. David Brewis - The Soft Struggles
  10. Mountain Range - Blue Light Choir
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:fist_right::fist_left:

So good

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  1. Young Father - Heavy Heavy
  2. M(h)aol - Attachment Styles
  3. Kelela - Raven
  4. Yo La Tengo - This Stupid World
  5. Skins - Never Cursed
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Bit behind on my listening but I am loving them following:

  1. Yo La Tengo - This Stupid World
  2. The Necks - Travel
  3. Young Fathers - Heavy Heavy
  4. Caroline Polacheck - Desire, I Want To Turn Into You
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  1. Algiers – SHOOK
  2. Pile – All Fiction
  3. shame – Food for Worms
  4. Young Fathers – Heavy Heavy
  5. New Pagans – Making Circles of Our Own
6-20
  1. Black Belt Eagle Scout – The Land, The Water, The Sky
  2. Index For Working Musik – Dragging the Needlework for The Kids at Uphole
  3. Anna B Savage – in|FLUX
  4. Beat Awfuls – PAWS
  5. Choncy – Community Chest
  6. Andy Shauf – Norm
  7. Narrow Head – Moments of Clarity
  8. M(h)aol – Attachment Styles
  9. Screaming Females – Desire Pathway
  10. Lisa O’Neill – All Of This Is Chance
  11. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Land of Sleeper
  12. A Culture of Killing – Dissipation of Clouds, The Barrier
  13. Yo La Tengo – This Stupid World
  14. Regal Cheer – Cans
  15. No Spill Blood – Eye of Night

Only had one run through of Model/Actriz so can’t really include it but there’s potential there

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Thin month to my ears. A clear top 2 who will be around come year end considerations. 3-5 some way behind, but enjoyable.

  1. Chasms - Glimpse of Heaven
  2. Anna B Savage - InFlux
  3. Lowly - Keep Up The Good Work
  4. Caroline Polachek - Desire, I Want To Turn Into You
  5. Golden Dregs - On Grave & Dignity
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  1. Narrow Head - Moments Of Clarity
  2. New Pagans - Making Circles Of Our Own
  3. dEUS - How To Replace It
  4. Screaming Females - Desire Pathway
  5. Paramore - This Is Why

  1. Skrillex - Quest For Fire / Don’t Get Too Close
  2. Death Pill - Death Pill
  3. Hundred Reasons - Glorious Sunset
  4. You Me At Six - Truth Decay
  5. Slotface - Awake/Asleep

Other good stuff: Pink, U.S.Girls, Graphic Nature, Kelela, Yo La Tengo

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  1. Young Fathers - Heavy Heavy
  2. Narrow Head - Moments Of Clarity
  3. M(h)aol - Attachment Styles
  4. Chasms - Glimpse of Heaven
  5. Khotin - Release Spirit
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  1. Yo La Tengo - This Stupid World
  2. Kosmischer Läufer - The Secret Cosmic Music of the East German Olympic Program 1972-83, Vol. 5
  3. Paramore - This Is Why
  4. The Necks - Travel
  5. Nappy Nina - Morning Due

Felt like Yo La Tengo were always going to top this month and they won me over with the first listen. I love everything about that record and just want to listen to it over and over again. The Kosmischer Läufer album just scratches that psych itch really well. A wicked comeback from Paramore, chocked full of hooky hooks.The Necks latest is a real stunner, just takes you somewhere else completely for another hour. Nappy Nina is total new discovery for me but she nails the exact kind of hop hop that I’m into so yep a real winner.

Just missing out were the new ones from Pigs x7 and Caroline Polachek plus M(h)aol who were another cool new find.

Also enjoyed the Loscil & Lawrence English, Pest Control, Evita Manji,Young Fathers and John Dwyer albums too.

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Got things on earlier in the day and so I’ll count these up late afternoon tomorrow. I’ll call the cut off as 3pm.

Get your choices in before then

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Ah, I don’t know how to order this month. lots of great stuff, many of which I’d happily have in my top five. An attempt of an order:

  1. Anna B Savage - in|FLUX
  2. Forever Pavot - L’idiophone
  3. Lowly - Keep Up The Good Work
  4. Nand - Wie Es Ist
  5. Hamish Hawk - Angel Numbers

Otay:Onii - Dream Hacker
La Tene - Ecorcha / Taillée
Pearla - Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming
Kelora - Gloomerald
Krakow Loves Adana - Oceanflower
Al Joshua - At The Feast
Thomas Azier - The Inventory Of Our Desire
The Golden Dregs - On Grace & Dignity
Laboratorium Pieśni - Hé Oyáte
The Go! Team - Get Up Sequences Part Two
Miss Grit - Follow The Cyborg
Die Wild Jagd - Ophio
Faten Kanaan - Afterpoem
Mui Zyu - Rotten Bun For An Eggless Century
Hansan - Blod Eller Black

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  1. Model/Actriz - Dogsbody
  2. Kelela - Raven
  3. Caroline Polachek - Desire, I Want to Turn into You
  4. The WAEVE - S/T
  5. Miss Grit - Follow The Cyborg
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