DiS Users January to June 2018 Favourite Album Vote (from the AOTM threads)


#1

Vote for your top 10 albums that have made the top 10 from this year’s AOTM threads.

Basically, vote for your top 10 from these albums:

A Place To Bury Strangers - Pinned
A.A.L. - 2012-2017
Amen Dunes - Freedom
Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Beach House - 7
Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
Christian Fitness - Nuance
Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
Daniel Avery - Songs For Alpha
Dawnwalker - Human Ruins
DJ Koze - Knock Knock
Django Django - Marble Skies
Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus
Field Music - Open Here
Goat Girl - Goat Girl
Grouper - Grid Of Points
Hilary Woods - Colt
Hookworms - Microshift
Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
Iceage - Beyondless
Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Jeff Rosenstock - POST
Jon Hopkins - Singularity
Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
Let’s Eat Grandma - I’m All Ears
Loma - S/T
Lykke Li - So Sad, So Sexy
Melody’s Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
Mount Eerie - Now Only
Nils Frahm - All Melody
No Age - Snares Like a Haircut
Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
Ought - Room Inside the World
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
Rae Morris - Someone Out There
Rival Consoles - Persona
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs
Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It
Saba - Care For Me
Salad Boys - This Is Glue
Sarah Davachi - Let Night Come On Bells End The Day
Self Defense Family - Have You Considered Punk Music
Shopping - The Official Body
Skee Mask - Compro
Soccer Mommy - Clean
SOPHIE – Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard
The Breeders - All Nerve
The Go! Team - Semicircle
The Orielles - Silver Dollar Moment
The Voidz - Virtue
The Wave Pictures
Tropical Fuck Storm - ALDIM
Tune-Yards I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life
Ty Segall - Freedom’s Goblin
U.S Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food
Virginia Wing - Ecstatic Wing
Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
Yo La Tengo - There’s a Riot Going On
Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar

I’ll give your first choice ten points, second choice nine points etc. also please don’t give any joint firsts, seconds etc. either as it’ll make scoring easier if each choice has a set position. Maybe it’s a blood out of stone thread but it’ll be interesting to see which albums are still in favour from thoses mentioned in the AOTM threads.

I unfortunately simply don’t have the time to count up the hundreds of albums that would be mentioned if I did a free for all six monthly vote; just those albums above please. After all it’s you guys that voted them up there. If this thread takes off I’ll do the counting in a couple of weeks. I’ll post nearer to the time to when I’ll be doing the counting and you’ll hopefully get a chance to get your votes in.

Up to ten choices please.

My choices:

  1. The Breeders - All Nerve
  2. U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
  3. Beach House - 7
  4. Virginia Wing - Ecstatic Wing
  5. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard
  6. The Go! Team - Semicircle
  7. Shopping - The Official Body
  8. Loma - S/T
  9. Soccer Mommy - Clean
  10. Tune-Yards I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life

#2
  1. Skee Mask- Compro
  2. Jon Hopkins - Singularity
  3. Rival Consoles - Persona
  4. A.A.L. - 2012-2017
  5. Let’s Eat Grandma - I’m All Ears
  6. Hilary Woods - Colt
  7. Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
  8. Arctic Monkeys - Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino
  9. Melody’s Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
  10. Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth

I liked the Skee Mask album when I first heard it, but It’s been a slow and steady burn to now, when I’m slightly obsessed by it. Session Add is my track of the year so far, but the whole album is a wonderful mix of ambient and breakbeat. I’ll be listening to this for a very long time. Utter class.

Hopkins is an odd one. Hearing it on quality headphones and the full album is still an incredible listen. However, the tracks really lose something when you take them out of context.
“Not as good as Immunity” isn’t the worst criticism in the music world.

Nils Frahm is the album that surprised me most with its lack of longevity. After initial excitement
I don’t think I’ve been back to it after the first few weeks. In fairness it may have been affected by seeing him again in Manchester on the worst night of snow. After taking hours to get into town, we then had to stand near the creaking doors amongst a load of Chatter Twats listening to a pretty lifeless gig.


#3
  1. Saba
  2. Kamasi Washington
  3. Lykke Li
  4. Ty Segall
  5. Nils Frahm
  6. Hilary Woods
  7. Hot Snakes
  8. The Wave Pictures
  9. The Breeders
  10. Amen Dunes

#4
  1. Skee Mask - Compro
  2. Daniel Avery - Songs For Alpha
  3. Yo La Tengo - There’s a Riot Going On
  4. A.A.L. - 2012-2017
  5. Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
  6. Jon Hopkins - Singularity
  7. Rival Consoles - Persona
  8. Ought - Room Inside the World
  9. Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus
  10. Hookworms - Microshift

#5

1 Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
2 U.S Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
3 Saba - Care For Me
4 Rae Morris - Someone Out There
5 Melody’s Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
6 Tune-Yards I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life
7 Lykke Li - So Sad, So Sexy
8 Let’s Eat Grandma - I’m All Ears
9 Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
10 Soccer Mommy - Clean

How the Hell Didn’t they Make the Shortlist?! (And their would-be-position)

  • Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden (6)
  • Jean Grae and Quelle Chris - Everything’s Fine (9)
  • Pusha T - DAYTONA (10)

#6
  1. Hookworms - Microshift
  2. Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
  3. The Voidz - Virtue
  4. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
  5. Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  6. Amen Dunes - Freedom
  7. Field Music - Open Here
  8. Let’s Eat Grandma - I’m All Ears
  9. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard
  10. Wye Oak - The Louder It Calls The Faster I Run

Makes me seem like standard indie rock nob but then maybe I am


#7

I think I can answer your question. I may have miscounted but I think there are four albums on that list (out of sixty something) by non-white artists. DiS (or this thread) is increasingly a white indie ghetto.


#8
  1. Wye Oak -The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
  2. Tropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death in Meatspace
  3. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food
  4. Field Music - Open Here
  5. Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus
  6. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
  7. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
  8. Yo La Tengo - There’s A Riot Going On
  9. Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
  10. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard

#9

Not many of these would feature in my actual top 10 from this period, but my choices from the shortlist:

1 The Breeders - All Nerve
2 Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
3 The Go! Team - Semicircle
4 U.S Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
5 Django Django - Marble Skies
6 The Orielles - Silver Dollar Moment
7 Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
8 Shopping - The Official Body
9 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard
10 Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs


#10
  1. Hookworms
  2. Car Seat Headrest
  3. Soccer Mommy
  4. Virginia Wing
  5. Young Fathers
  6. Hop Along
  7. Parquet Courts
  8. Courtney Barnett
  9. No Age
  10. Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever

#11

Thanks for your efforts BSM1!

  1. Amen Dunes - Freedom
  2. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
  3. The Go! Team - Semicircle
  4. Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
  5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food
  6. Let’s Eat Grandma - I’m All Ears
  7. No Age - Snares Like A Haircut
  8. Skee Mask - Compro
  9. U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
  10. Iceage - Beyondless

The only comment I’d make is that I think the threads should be run a week later, as they’re usually up before you get a chance to digest the releases on the last Friday of the month. I’d hope then for example, that DAYTONA would make it to the list.


#12

As always top work @BMS1

  1. Sarah Davachi - Let Night Come On Bells End The Day
  2. Mount Eerie - Now Only
  3. Rival Consoles - Persona
  4. Yo La Tengo - There’s a Riot Going On
  5. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
  6. Grouper - Grid Of Points
  7. Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
  8. Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
  9. Saba - Care For Me
  10. Skee Mask - Compro

Shout out to Jon Hassell, The Ex, Hauli Mergia & Rafael Anton Irisarri x 2, who didn’t make the long list.


#13

Good year so far :+1:

  1. Goat Girl - Goat Girl
  2. A Place To Bury Strangers - Pinned
  3. Shopping - The Official Body
  4. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
  5. The Breeders - All Nerve
  6. Jon Hopkins - Singularity
  7. Daniel Avery - Songs For Alpha
  8. Hookworms - Microshift
  9. Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
  10. The Orielles - Silver Dollar Moment

#14

+1 for this


#15
  1. Hookworms - Microshift
  2. Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
  3. Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
  4. Jeff Rosenstock - POST
  5. Jon Hopkins - Singularity
  6. Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
  7. Soccer Mommy - Clean
  8. Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
  9. Saba - Care For Me
  10. SOPHIE - Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides

There’s lots I haven’t listened to there, and other than my top 4, there’s not much that has really grabbed me.

I’m trying to think what else would definitely make my list. Kacey Musgraves and maybe Father John Misty but that’s possibly it.


#16
  1. Ought - Room Inside the World
  2. Iceage - Beyondless
  3. Soccer Mommy - Clean
  4. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
  5. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
  6. Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog
  7. Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
  8. Ty Segall - Freedom’s Goblin
  9. Beach House - 7
  10. Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

#17

Cheers @BMS1

  1. Sarah Davachi - Let Night Come On Bells End The Day
  2. Beach House - 7
  3. Grouper - Grid Of Points
  4. A.A.L. - 2012-2017
  5. Virginia Wing - Ecstatic Wing
  6. The Breeders - All Nerve
  7. Goat Girl - Goat Girl
  8. Mount Eerie - Now Only
  9. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
  10. Hilary Woods - Colt

#18

My choices from the shortlist would be something like this…

  1. Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It
  2. Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
  3. Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
  4. Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
  5. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
  6. Jon Hopkins - Singularity
  7. Rival Consoles - Persona
  8. Iceage - Beyondless
  9. The Breeders - All Nerve
  10. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar

#19

Undoubtedly. Let’s be honest just about any hip-hop release outside of Kendrick, Kanye, or Killer Mike/RTJ will get the square root of fuck all attention outside of the dedicated thread here. You could even argue that it’s not been a vintage year for rap so far. But Daytona feels like it would be right up the street of the casual rap fans on here.

As someone else noted, maybe an inevitable side effect of the monthly format is that it favours those releases at the start of the month (IIRC Daytona was released after the thread for that particular month had been created).

Baffled by the omission of Haley Heynderickx though, couldn’t really be more DiS if it tried

Big thanks to @BMS1 for doing these. As strange as the results might be, they are worthwhile and must take him a lot of work to do. He will always have my thanks for them.


#20

It depresses me a bit, I have to confess. I personally think that the Saba album is wonderful and I think a lot of people would love it if they took the trouble to listen to it - it’s a moving, deep, clever and touching meditation on life and loss but also packed with memorable tunes and turns of phrase. Anyone who can appreciate Kendrick ought to like it. And yet…in a week month it scraped into tenth place in this poll because me and one other person voted for it (we both put it first). Obviously people don’t have to agree with me about how good a particular record is, but I think the truth is people just hadn’t bothered to listen to it because it is a hip hop record by someone they hadn’t heard of (despite the fact it is not exactly obscure- it got BNM on Pitchfork and lots of good reviews elsewhere).

You’d think that the easy availability of music through streaming would encourage people to investigate a wide range of stuff these days but I don’t see much evidence of that here. It seems people are just retreating further and further into their silos.

I agree with you about Haley Heynderickx too - a brilliant, quirky record that you would think is VERY DiS.