DiS Users' March 2018 Album Of The Month

Vote for your favourite album and also your second and third choices. 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 three mentioned as 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. No joint positions please. Sorry to be a pedant.

Your album of the month will get three points, 2nd placed album two points and 3rd placed album one point. If you name only one album I’ll give that three points. If you name two albums I’ll score them with three and two points accordingly.

1.Camp Cope - How to Socialise and Make Friends
2.The Breeders - All Nerve
3.Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile

4.Soccer Mommy - Clean
5.Habibi - Cardamom Garden
6.Essaie Pas - New Path

I’d never heard of Camp Cope before this release. A brilliant record. On first listen I thought it was brash in parts and the “same old stuff”. Glad I proved myself wrong with repeated listens and it turns out to be a very heartfelt, intelligent album with brilliant lyrics. The tunes are great too. Easily my top pick. I’d absolutely love to see them live.

Last Splash is one of my favourite all time albums. I’m old enough to have Last Splash as a soundtrack of my teenage and uni years. I’ve never really warmed to Pod or their other albums much unfortunately. I really liked All Nerve. It’s a short album with some brilliant songs and it sounded great on my crap commute home earlier. I think I heard it three times on repeat on my way home yesterday.

The Sons Of Kemet album is out tomorrow but I’ve heard the two songs released plenty of times. They’re long tracks; both around six minutes and so I get a sense of their sound and style. Really loved them and even if the rest of the album turns out to be crap (which I 100% doubt) it’ll easily be in my top 3. I’ll see if it makes it to my second pick after a proper listen.

Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I’ll keep this thread open until Sunday 8th April 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

Yeah, thought exactly the same about Camp Cope on first listen, but it’s really great. That and The Breeders will most likely be in my top 3 behind Hot Snakes, although a few others still in the mix.

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1. Hot Snakes - Jericho Silence
2. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
3. Yo La Tengo - There’s a Riot Going On

very, very strong top 3, all could go the distance

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  1. Anna Van Hausswolff

  2. The Breeders

  3. Hot Snakes

  4. Soccer Mommy

  5. Gwenno

  6. Young Fathers

  7. Yo La Tengo

  8. Park Jihi

Ridiculously strong month. My top three are my top three of the year so far.

1. Amen Dunes - Freedom

The rest will be incredibly difficult. March was crazy.

  1. YLT
  2. Anna Von Hausswolff
  3. Lucy Dacus

But this month was insane for good releases

  1. Andrew WK
  2. The Breeders

1. Hot Snakes - Jericho Silence
2. Amen Dunes - Freedom
3. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar

1 . judas priest - firepower
2. hot snakes - Jericho sirens
3. anna von hausswolff - dead magic

great month.

  1. Green Druid - Ashen Blood

  2. The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing - Double Negative

  3. The Messthetics - s/t

Green Druid is an amazing slice of psychedelic doom, really slow, really heavy, really good. TMTWNBBFN’s new one is quite the opposite, a short (29 minutes!) sharp kick to the balls. They’ve ditched most of the comedy Victoriana and put out a brutally angry album. They might be railing against injustices from a hundred years ago, but it still feels depressingly timely.
The Messthetics just pips Lucy Dacus, and is here for the pleasure of hearing the greatest rhythm section in the world…ever! playing together again.

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Haven’t listened to much new stuff this month, apart from young fathers which i think will be right up there in my records of the year. So:
1 - Young Fathers - cocoa sugar

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  1. Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
  2. Drudkh - They Often See Dreams About The Spring
  3. Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
  4. Sojourner - The Shadowed Road
  5. Conjurer - Mire
  6. The Breeders - All Nerve
  1. Breeders - All Nerve
  2. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
  3. Gwenno - Le Kov

Was a bit surprised by how much I enjoyed The Breeders album, the opening five track run is genuinely brilliant.

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  1. David Byrne - American Utopia
  2. Of Montreal - White is relic/Irrealis mood
  3. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Black Times

expecting to love Amen Dunes and Sons of Kemet based on the singles

1 Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It
2 Conjurer - Mire

Not had too much time to dig into anything else this month, but these 2 are potential AOTY contenders for me. Yes, I know 2018 is only 3 months old…

  1. Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It
  2. Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
  3. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
  4. Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden
  5. The Breeders - All Nerve
  6. Soccer Mommy - Clean
  1. Yo La Tengo - There’s a Riot Going On
  2. Hot Snakes - Jericho Silence
  3. The Breeders - All Nerve

Honorable mention to the Kraus album, but it didn’t quite make the leap from the prior one I was hoping for and expecting.

1 Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
2 Mount Eerie - Now only
3 Buffalo Tom - Quiet and peace
4 Decemberists - I’ll be your girl
5 Jack White - Boarding house reach

I didn’t know Habibi had a new one out - love their first album.

Soccer Mommy didn’t impress me much on first listen but has made a strong push from the back.

  1. Amen Dunes
  2. Soccer Mommy
  3. Hot Snakes
  4. Cavern of Anti-matter