DiS Users' May 2018 Album Of The Month

  1. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
  2. Half Man Half Biscuit - No One Cares About Your Creative Hub so Get Your Fuckin’ Hedge Cut
  3. DJ Koze - Knock Knock

Shout outs to Iceage and Courtney Barnett. A very good month.

I really don’t know how to order my favourite releases from this month, but here’s an incorrect attempt:

  1. Thomas Bartlett & Nico Muhly - Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music
  2. Slow Skies - Realign
  3. Wished Bone - Cellar Belly
  4. TV Girl - Death Of A Party Girl
  5. Babybird - KON3
  6. Beach House - 7
  7. Örvar Smárason - Light Is Liquid
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  1. Jon Hopkins - Singularity
  2. Kamaal Williams - The Return
  3. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
  1. Skee Mask - Compro.

  2. Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - Rare Dreams

  3. Jon Hopkins - Singularity

Skee Mask is the winner by a mile, almost certainly going to be one of my top records of the year. Pretty thin pickings otherwise - the Chris Forsyth is really only an EP (only three songs, but it is nearly 40 minutes long), but it is highly recommended for fans of non wanky guitar heroics (think Television and Michael Rother). Jon Hopkins is okay, but I’m not sure I’ll still be listening in six months.

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  1. Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids
  2. Arctic Monkeys
  3. Courtney Barnett
  4. Jon Hopkins
  5. Parquet Courts

Great month.

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  1. Joe Armon-Jones - Starting Today
  2. Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids - An Angel Fell
  3. Leon Bridges - Good Thing

Joe Armon-Jones wins by a whisker thanks to his excellent album launch gig the other night where I jazz danced my ass off.

Also really love Courtney Barnett, Ry Cooder, Daniel Blumberg, Stephen Malkmus, and Arctic Monkeys releases from this silly month.

  1. Skee Mask - Compro
  2. DJ Koze - Knock Knock
  3. GAS - Rausch
  4. Jon Hopkins - Singularity
  5. Hotel Neon - Means Of Knowing
  6. Beach House - 7
  7. Halftribe - For the Summer, Or Forever (thanks @stoneinfocus for this tip!)

Great month. It’s still Skee Mask by fucking miles though. Incredible.

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Good month…

  1. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
  2. Jon Hopkins - Singularity
  3. Tropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death In Meatspace

There are a lot of non metal records I still need to hear from this month (eg. Parquet Courts, Beach House, Iceage) but for me;

  1. Raven Throne - I Miortvym Snicca Zolak
  2. Mesarthim - The Density Parameter
  3. Half Man Half Biscuit - No-one Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin’ Hedge Cut

Still debating. I know Parquet Courts will be #1 and Iceage will probably be #2, but Courtney Barnett, Tropical Fuck Storm, Stephen Malkmus, and Beach House are all fighting for #3. Hoping to find something last minute that blows them all out of the water like last month.

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Yeah I’m struggling to order those top 2 as well

I think Parquet Courts is going to take it for me on account of the lyrics and the general yelling about politics. He’s on fire on this one.

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True but by that logic this is also Elias’s best performance lyrically/vocally

Struggling to order my 3 from Jon Hopkins, SM&TheJicks, Iceage, Parquet Courts and Beach House. Might have to tactically vote to prevent AM winning (no I haven’t heard it).

Fuck it:

  1. Iceage - Beyondless
  2. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
  3. Jon Hopkins - Singularity

A lot to enjoy this month…

  1. Gas - Rausch
  2. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
  3. Skee Mask - Compro
  4. uon - untitled
  5. Jon Hopkins - Singularity
  6. DJ Koze - Knock Knock
  7. Iceage - Beyondless

Also enjoyed the Beach House, Malkmus, Sea and Cake, Frog Eyes and the Dustin Wong + Takako Minekawa + Good Willsmith LPs. So all in a pretty good month.

Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
Stephen Malkmus - Sparkle Hard

Honourable mentions go to Beach House, Lawn, Sea and Cake and Remember Sports. A month full of good albums but nothing that blew me away completely.

  1. Beach House - 7
  2. Stephen Malkmus - Sparkle Hard
    3 - Skee Mask - Compro

Ridiculous month, any of the following could have easily gone in there too:
Iceage, Gas, Jon Hopkins, Courtney Barnett, Parquet Courts

Nonsense month. Some stuff I need to delve deeper into… tbf the top 3 I need to delve deeper into! Really need to give Courtney Barnett a shout seeing as it’s getting so much love.

  1. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
  2. Pusha T
  3. Jon Hopkins
  4. Slow Mass
  5. Ash
  6. Beach House
  7. Parquet Courts
  1. Tropical Fuck Storm- A Laughing Death in Meatspace
  2. Iceage- Beyondless
  3. Beach House- 7
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