DiS Users' Vote For The Albums Of The Year So Far (from the AOTM threads)

Even I don’t have the time for a free for all choice for your favourite albums of the year so far as inevitably hundreds of albums would be mentioned. A huge thank you to the DiS-er that does the annual count up.

Here’s a list of the 60+ albums that have made the top 10 in the monthly threads. So many that I like failed to make this list but after all these albums made the list as a result of all our votes.

Vote for up to 10 albums.

I’ll score them accordingly…10 points for your first choice, 9 points for your second choice etc. NO JOINT PLACES. It just makes the scoring such a pain. It’s a bit of fun after all.

Also, just for interest (but won’t be scored) mention your favourite album of the year if it isn’t part of the list.

Actress - AZD
Afghan Whigs - In Spades
Aldous Harding - Party
Alex G (Sandy) - Rocket
Algiers - The Underside Of Power
Alison Cruthfield - Tourist In This Town
Arca - Arca
Austra - Future Politics
Bent Knee- Land Animal
Big Thief - Capacity
Blanck Mass - World Eater
Bonobo - Migration
British Sea Power - Let The Dancers Inherit The Party
Christian Fitness - Slap Bass Hunks
Cigarettes After Sex - S/T
Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sound
Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Elbow - Little Fictions
Forest Swords - Compassion
Future Islands - The Far Field
GAS - Narkopop
Girlpool - Powerplant
Grails - Chalice Hymnal
Grandaddy - Last Place
Idles - Brutalism
Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
Japanoids - NTTWHOL
Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now
Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now
Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
Kelly Lee Owen - S/T
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN
Kevin Morby - City Music
Laura Marling - Semper Femina
Lawrence English - Cruel Optimism
Los Camprsinos! - Sick Scenes
Mac Demarco - This Old Dog
Marika Hackman - I’m Not Your Man
Mew - Visuals
Moon Diagrams - Lifetime Of Love
Moon Duo - Occult Architecture
Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
Mutoid Man - War Moans
Part Chimp - IV
Perfume Genius - No Shape
Peter Silberman - Impermanence
Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now
Richard Dawson - Peasant
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - The French Press
Run The Jewels - RTJ3
Sampha - Process
Slowdive - Slowdive
Sorority Noise - You’re Not As_As You Think
Spoon - Hot Thoughts
Stormy - Gang Signs & Prayer
The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody
The New Year - Snow
The XX - I See You
Thurston Moore - Rock n’Roll Consciousness
Ty Seagall - S/T
Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory

I’ll do the counting sometime later on. No hurry. I’ll leave it open for a few weeks and will give notice of when I’ll tally the numbers.

  1. Big Thief - Capacity
  2. Grandaddy - Last place
  3. Cigarettes After Sex - S/T
  4. Austra - Future Politics
  5. Alison Crutchfield - Tourist In This Town
  6. Slowdive - Slowdive
  7. Spoon - Hot Thoughts
  8. Kelly Lee Owens - S/T
  9. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
  10. Algiers - The Underside Of Power

My current favourite album of the year is Valerie June - The Order Of Time. Just a brilliant listen. Some great tunes and she has an amazing voice. Great fun live also.

lol no thundercat = poll invalid

this is the only really great record here

A solid six for you.

  1. Slowdive - Slowdive
  2. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
  3. Elbow - Little Fictions
  4. Big Thief - Capacity
  5. Blanck Mass - World Eater
  6. Spoon - Hot Thoughts
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I love Thundercat but that new album was WEEEEEEEEAK

Good hustle, @BMS1 :+1: Of this list, I would go…

  1. Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
  2. Gas - Narkopop
  3. Elbow - Little Fictions
  4. Slowdive - Slowdive
  5. Lawrence English - Cruel Optimism

And Julie Byrne is my AOTY at the moment anyway

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I don’t feel totally qualified to pick 10 as I just haven’t listened to enough records enough times this year to have that kind of list, but

  1. Do Make Say Think
  2. Kendrick Lamar
  3. Mount Eerie
  4. Alex G
  5. Julie Byrne
  6. GAS
  7. Forest Swords
  1. Broken Social Scene - Hug of Thunder
  2. Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes
  3. Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart of Life
  4. Jonwayne - Rap Album Two
  5. Johnny Jewel - Windswept
  6. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN
  7. Perfume Genius - No Shape
  8. Frauen - Unreal City
  9. Fiest - Pleasure
  10. Blanck Mass - World Eater

Screamer of the year:

  1. Blanck Mass - World Eater
  2. Kelly Lee Owens - s/t
  3. Future Islands - The Far Field
  4. Kendrick Lamar - Damn
  5. Perfume Genius - No Shape
  6. Moon Diagrams - Lifetime of Love
  7. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory

Really surprised Sacred Paws aren’t on the list. That album is DiS through and through and would be right up there for me. Think I’m the only person who was on board with the Phoenix album as well.

A lot of your top 10 aren’t from the list. If you’re not on the list, you’re not coming in.

  1. Cloud nothings - Life Without Sound

  2. Japandroids - NTTWHOL

  3. Idles - Brutalism

  4. Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes

  5. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

  6. Mac Demarco - This Old Dog

  7. Slowdive - Slowdive

  8. Sorority Noise - You’re Not as _ As You Think

  9. The Courtneys - The Courtneys II

  10. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Damage and Joy


i liked yer Allison Crutchfield.

wtf has come out this year, i need to check again

Ah, well. That’s pish then.

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these are the only ones ive heard so:

  1. Los Campesinos!: Sick Scenes
  2. Laura Marling: Semper Femina
  3. Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound
  4. Blanck Mass: World Eater
  5. Japanoids: NTTWHOL
  6. Elbow: Little Fictions
  1. Idles
  2. Blanck Mass
  3. Grandaddy
  4. Actress
  5. Elbow
  6. Forest Swords
  7. RTJ3
  8. Cloud Nothings

Non-list fave: new USA Nails album

  1. Julie Byrne
  2. Elbow
  3. Los Camp
  4. DMST
  5. Moon Diagrams
  6. GAS
  7. Alex G (Sandy)
  8. Grails
  9. Girlpool
  10. Jesca Hoop

Good work as ever BMS…

From that lot I will go for:

  1. Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
  2. Slowdive - Slowdive
  3. Blanck Mass - World Eater
  4. Forest Swords - Compassion
  5. Arca - Arca
  6. Run The Jewels - RTJ3
  7. Moon Duo - Occult Architecture
  8. Marika Hackman - I’m Not Your Man
  9. Richard Dawson - Peasant
  10. The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody

Surprised to see Laurel Halo missing - that came out in the first half of the year didn’t it?

My favourite not included in the list is probably Children Of Alice…

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Where’s Ibibio Sound Machine and Sinkane?

  1. Moon Duo - Occult Architecture (assuming you’re counting both volumes)
  2. Kevin Morby - City Music
  3. Kelly Lee Owen - S/T
  4. Slowdive - Slowdive
  5. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
  6. Blanck Mass - World Eater
  7. Grandaddy - Last Place
  8. Ty Seagall - S/T
  9. Mac Demarco - This Old Dog
  10. Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology

Thank so for voting for me anyway