DiS Users' January 2019 Album Of The Month

This thread now into its 6th year proves that I’ve nothing better to do than to count up your choices for over half a decade.



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. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
2. The Delines - The Imperial
3. Sneaks - Highway Hypnosis
4. Twilight Sad - It Won’t Be Like This All The Time
5. TOY - Happy In The Hollow

SVE took me a few listens to get into. Really loving the album now. Seventeen and Comeback Kid are brilliant tracks. Overall not as strong for me as Tramp or her Epic mini album but then she set herself a very very high bar with those.

I loved the first Delines album and the new one was worth the wait. Saw them at Rough Trade East earlier in the week and they were great live and a really nice bunch of people at the signing afterwards.

I’m slumped in my chair at work listening to Sneaks as I type this. Heard it a few times on the way in to work and it’s a step up from It’s a Myth which I really like. She’s worth checking out. She albums aren’t exactly long but excellent nonetheless.

Twilight Sad was pretty good too; a very strong album. I gave TOY a skim listen after midnight and on the way to work just now. Some good tracks on it.

Overall, a very good start to 2019 for me. I look forward to your mentions and albums that I’ve missed this month.

Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I’ll keep this thread open until Sunday 3th February and so you’ll have over a week to listen to today’s releases before choosing.

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


Thanks dude - I’ll guess I’ll kick this off then.

  1. Buke & Gase “Scholars”
    • pure experimentation, but with hooks! Love this.
  2. Swindle “No More Normal”
    • could be wrong - but this sounds like it could be an important UK album this year.
  3. Pom Pom “Untitled II”
    • love the fact that he/she maintains anonymity. Adrenalin rushes of atmospheric techno.
  4. Back to Comm “Seven Horses for Seven Kings”
    • what a beautiful racket.
  5. You Tell Me “s/t”
    • Peter Brewis and Sarah Hayes collab - they sound great together.

Not gonna be many months I have 5

  1. Malibu Ken - s/t
  2. Steve Gunn - The Unseen Inbetween
  3. Big K.R.I.T - TDT

tempted to put Sneaks in at four as I liked some tracks off it but it was too patchy for me to really rate it as an album

A strong final 2 weeks!

  1. Twilight Sad
  2. Better Oblivion…
  3. Sharon Van etten
  4. James Blake
  5. Press Club
  1. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
  2. Deerhunter - Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared
  3. Jorge Velez - Roman Birds
  1. The Twilight Sad
  2. Sharon Van Etten
  3. Deerhunter

Also given a spin to Steve Mason, Steve Gunn and Toy.

  1. Deerhunter - Why hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
  2. James Blake - Assume Form
  1. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
  2. Angelo de Augustine - Tomb
  3. Julia Kent - Temporal
  4. The Twilight Sad - It Won/t Be Like This All The Time
  5. Pedro The Lion - Phoenix
  1. Deerhunter - Why hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
  2. Gavin Miller - 3 Days
  3. Twilight Sad - It Won/t Be Like This All The Time
  4. Sharon van Etten - Remind me Tomorrow
  5. Luna Monk - Silent Odes
  1. Sharon Van Etten- Remind Me Tomorrow
  2. Gavin Miller- 3 days
  3. Mono- Nowhere Now Here
  4. William Tyler- Goes West
  5. Bengalfuel- Rife
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Have always enjoyed reading these threads - my first time actually posting in one so here goes…

  1. Better Oblivion Community Centre - self titled
  2. You Tell Me - self titled
  3. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
  4. Pedro the Lion - Phoenix
  5. Press Club - Late Teens

A pretty good month to start the year - and based on my top 2 a good month for new male/female ‘supergroup’ collaborations!

Top 3 could have been in any order really but Better Oblivion… just shaded it - some of Conor’s best work for a while for me. You Tell Me is a lovely prog-folk record with a sprinkling of Brewis magic and I hope they get some deseved recognition for it. SVE took me a couple of listens but I’ve now decided is great - she’s consistently excellent. Pedro was a nice find having listened on a whim and not heard of them before, and Press Club is just very enjoyable rawcus garage punk.

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1 better Oblivion
2 Malibu Ken
3 Sharon VE
4 twilight sad

Brilliant start to the year

  1. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - De Facto
  2. Khana Bierbood - Strangers From the Far East
  3. The Delines - The Imperial
  4. YMA - Par de Olhos
  5. Tallies - Tallies
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First time voter, long time lurker here…

  1. William Tyler - Goes West
  2. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Tides: Music For Meditation and Yoga
  3. Tim Presley’s White Fence - I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk
  4. The Delines - The Imperial
  5. Steve Gunn - The Unseen In Between

Discovered The Delines thanks to the Alt Country thread here, excellent stuff!

Great to hear more buchla compositions by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (her earliest ones, but newly released) on Tides, and it’s great ambient music for writing as well as the advertised activities.


Fully support the changes to the Album of the Month thread, and well done and thanks (again) @BMS1, for doing this! You truly are a trooper …

January can be a sparse month, but yup I have found (or been guided to) 5 albums I consider worthy of my votes this month. Only 5, so no honourable mentions, and without further ado, off we go:

  1. AA Williams - s/t (with thanks to @Olivarez for the pointer). New to me. Lovely EP.
  2. Better Oblivion Community Center - s/t (unexpected, but a happy happenstance - I prefer it to boygenius, personally)
  3. Angelo de Augustine - Tomb (more loveliness from Angelo).
  4. James Blake - Assume Form (not his best, I accept, but still a pleasant enough listen when you are in the right mood).
  5. Buke & Gase - Scholars (not sure I fully understand the hate from some quarters; personally I found it an interesting listen, but each to their own and all that. They are new to me, so I have no preconceptions. Perhaps that is why?)

Decent January; roll on Feb!

  1. Better Oblivion Community Centre - Self tilted
  2. Press Club - Late Teens
  3. Angelo De Augustine - Tomb
  4. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
  5. Pedro The Lion - Pheonix
  1. Toro Y Moi - Outer Peace
  2. Better Oblivion Community Center
  3. The Twilight Sad - It Won’t Be Like This All The Time
  4. Deerhunter - Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
  5. Pom Pom - Untitled II

Welcome to @Rick1 and @nopicnic

To all lurkers and potential new voters: you’re all welcome. If you like some albums released this month please vote and tell us how much.

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Good work with this thread @BMS1. I like the changes!

I am aiming to submit each month rather than giving up in March… which is what has happen in previous years…

  1. Sharon Van Etten
  2. The Twilight Sad
  3. Better Oblivion Community Center
  4. Mute Branches
  5. William Tyler
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There is hate for Buke & Gase?
…eejuts. That’s a great record.