DiS Users' November 2021 Album Of The Month - THE RESULTS

VOTE FOR YOUR TOP FIVE ALBUMS!!

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.

My choices:

1. ABBA - Voyage

2. Sloppy Jane - Madison

3. Converge and Chelsea Wolfe - Bloodmoon: I

4. Penelope Isles - Which Way To Happy

5. Pip Blom - Welcome Break

The ABBA album seemed to have received mixed reviews and few glowing ones. I really enjoyed it and even like their St Winifred choir Christmas song. Ticks all the ABBA boxes for me and it’s great that a group in their 70s can produce a fun pop album as this. None of the songs on here would perhaps be good enough to be on their Gold album but then Gold is one of the best best of’s ever.

I was thinking that the Sloppy Jane album went largely unnoticed but then saw that Pitchfork reviewed it a few days ago and gave them 7.5. It’s a brilliant theatrical album and has a musical/soundtrack vibe. Apparently recorded within a cave. I’d be lying if I said that I can hear that come across in the recording but it’s a great album and they’re a brilliant live act too. Definitely worth checking out.

Those two are my main picks of the month. I enjoyed the other three on my top five but not enough to trouble ABBA and Sloppy Jane.

I’ll be interested to see what’s out tomorrow and if anything will change my current top five.

Always a lot of great recommendations from you guys about albums that I’ve missed or overlooked.

Please forgive any shameless bumps of this thread during the week. I’ll keep this thread open until Sunday 5th December 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.

Only got 2 so:

  1. Converge & Chelsea Wolfe - Bloodmoon: I
  2. IDLES - CRAWLER
  1. Nation of Language — A Way Forward
  1. Bev Lee Harling - Little Anchor
  2. Pejzaz - Noce i Dnie
  3. Krakow Loves Adana - Fllow The Voice
  4. Ben LaMar Gay - Open Arms To Open Us
  5. NOUS - Circle Of Celebration

Kissed Her Little Sister - Sleeping Giant
Nesles - Arsenic
Pat Kelly - Bored Mortician
Houeida Hedfi - Fleuves de l’Ame
Sylvie Kreusch - Montbray
Penelope Isles - Which Way To Happy
Dino Brandao - Bouncy Castle EP
NNAMDI - Are You Happy EP

None. First month in a long time where nothing grabbed me.

  1. Stormkeep - Tales of Othertimes
  2. Dauþuz - Vom Schwarzen Schmied
  3. Aesop Rock & Blockhead - Garbology
  4. Maybeshewill - No Feeling Is Final
  5. Pye Corner Audio - Entangled Routes
1 Like
  1. Various Artists - 10 years of Double Double Whammy
  2. Snail Mail - Valentine
  3. MUNYA - Voyage to Mars
  4. Julie Doiron - I Thought of You
  5. Admiral Fallow - The Idea of You

Biggest disappointment of the year probably goes to Converge and Chelsea Wolfe

2 Likes

Lush month

  1. Joan as Policewoman, Tony Allen, Dave Okumu - The Solution Is Restless
  2. Aesop Rock and Blockhead - Garbology
  3. Ausecuma Beats - Musso
  4. Courtney Barnett - These Things Take Time, Take Time
  5. Eivind Opsvik - Emotional Switches

RAP Ferreira just missing out due to newness but probably will listen to it a million times and end up loving it more than all these

  1. Ovlov
  2. Aesop Rock
  3. IDLES
  4. Callum Easter
  5. Weakened Friends
1 Like

I’ve got one!

Pye Corner Audio.

6 Likes
  1. Holy Other - Lieve
  2. Pye Corner Audio - Entangled Routes
  3. Abba - voyage
  4. Jake Muir - Mana
1 Like

1. Parcels - Day / Night
2. Jon Hopkins - Music for Psychedelic Therapy
3. Daniel Casimir - Boxed In
4. Emma Ruth Rundle - Engine of Hell
5. Jessica Moss - Phosphenes

1 Like

A few really good albums released this month

  1. Blankenberge - Everything
  2. Springtime - Springtime
  3. Curtis Harding - If Words Were Flowers
  4. Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain
  5. Elbow - Flying Dream 1

Blankenberge is an album of gorgeous shimmering shoegaze. Springtime a sort of Aussie supergroup from musicians operating outside the mainstream (Drones, Necks, Dirty Three). Harding is not normally my thing but is done so well I find it lovely. Not completely convinced by Albarn or Elbow but they have warmed to me with each listen.

Courtney Barnett and Snail Mail were my big disappointments. Neither is bad but I wanted so much more.

2 Likes

A really strong November to my ears…

  1. Ben LaMar Gay - Open Arms to Open Us
  2. Color of Time - Color of Time
  3. Sarah Davachi & Sean McCann - Mother of Pearl
  4. Jake Muir - Mana
  5. Avorane - Reihen

Only listened to Richard Dawson + Circle and Pye Corner Audio albums once, but liked them a lot too.

3 Likes
  1. Silk Sonic - An Evening With Silk Sonic
  1. Aesop Rock
  2. IDLES
  3. Deap Valley
  4. Ovlov
  5. The Darkness
  1. Mary Lattimore & Growing - Gainer
  2. Resina - Speechless
  3. Sarah Davachi and Sean McCann - Mother of Pearl
  4. Jessica Moss - Phosphenes
  5. Pye Corner Audio - Entangled Routes
1 Like
  1. Nation of Language - A Way Forward
  2. Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time
  3. IDLES - Crawler
  4. ABBA - Voyage
  5. Damon Albarn - The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
  1. Modeselektor - EXTLP
  2. IDLES - Crawler
  3. Kessler & AK SPORT - Club Glow vol 3
  4. Saaaz - Mood
  5. Portico Quartet - Monument
1 Like