DiS Users' September 2019 Album Of The Month - The Results


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.

Quite a few excellent albums released this month. Main ones for me were Madder Rose, Bethlehem Steel, The Highwomen and Charli XCX. There’s new releases from The New Pornographers and Tegan and Sara tomorrow and I’ll wait until I’ve listened to those before posting my choices.

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 6th October 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.

  1. Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love
  2. (Sandy) Alex G - House of Sugar
  3. Bat For Lashes - Lost Girls
  4. Frankie Cosmos - Close It Quietly
  5. Men I Trust - Oncle Jazz
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Yep. I forgot about Jenny Hval and Bat For Lashes.

  1. M83 - DSVII

There is maybe a new Kanye album tomorrow so can’t pull the trigger on Jenny Hval yet

  1. Metronomy - Metronomy Forever
  2. M83 - DSVII
  3. Bat for Lashes - lost girls
  4. Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love
  5. Barker - Utility
  1. Erinome “Low Priest”
  2. Various Artists " Disintegrated Deviations"
  3. M83 “DSVII”
  4. Floating Spectrum “A Point Between”
  5. Alaskan Tapes “Views From Sixteen Stories”
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  1. Devendra Banhart - Ma
  2. Joe Armon-Jones - Turn To Clear View
  3. Squid - Town Centre
  4. One True Pairing - s/t
  5. Ashley Henry - Beautiful Vinyl Hunter

Good month!

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The new Devendra Banhart is wonderful! Really nice expansion on where he left off with Ape in Pink Marble.

Try Long Beard too @BMS1 if you haven’t already, I’m sure it’ll be up your street.

  1. JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs
  2. Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love
  3. Jogging House - When

Two great records. Quiet month for me.

1 Metronomy - Metronomy Forever
2 Charlie XCX - Charlie
3 Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love
4 Tove Lo - Sunshine Kitty
5 Pixies - Beneath the Eyrie

  1. Girl Band
  2. Charlie XCX

Don’t think I listened to anything else new that was any cop.

  1. Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love
  2. Leila Bordreuil - Headflush
  3. Iona Fortune - Tao of I ii
  4. Clarice Jenson - Drone Studies
  5. Adam Green - Engine of Paradise

Also really enjoyed but haven’t given enough time to and never quite know if compilations of old stuff should count:
V/A - Strain Crack & Break: Volume 1

Holding fire on this as literally just picked up new Girl Band and waiting on 65dos to be delivered. Another strong month though…

Cheers. I’ve given that a listen too. It’s good.

Quite a few albums to check out and re-listen for me this month.

  1. Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen
  2. Cult Of Luna - A Dawn To Fear
  3. Bat For Lashes - Lost Girls
  4. Pixies - Beneath The Eyrie
  5. (Sandy) Alex G - House Of Sugar

Need to give 65DoS, Girl Band and Opeth more of a listen so this might change a bit, don’t think Blut Aus Nord will move from the top though

  1. Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love (by an absolute mile)

  2. Bat for Lashes - The Lost Girls

  3. Girl Band - The Talkies

  4. Metronomy- Metronomy Forever

I really want to like Girl Band more but for some reason it doesn’t quite click with me. Early days though.

Metronomy would be higher if it was 20 minutes shorter.

Can everyone love Alex G to a more appropriate level? Thanks in advance

  1. Alex G - House of Sugar
  2. Charli XCX - Charli
  3. Long Beard - Means to Me
  4. Bat for Lashes - Lost Girls
  5. L’Epee - Diabolique

Girl Band
Jenny Hval

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