It's DIS Poll time! ... Your Albums of the Decade please

This is my favourite by a mile. Really didn’t enjoy 2 and don’t think I’ve listened to 3 at all.

1 Future Of The Left - How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
2 IDLES - Brutalism
3 Jeff Rosenstock - -POST
4 Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
5 Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
6 Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
7 The Weeknd - House of Balloons
8 Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
9 Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
10 Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

Brockhampton - iridescence
Ariana Grande - sweetener
Kamasi Washington - heaven and earth
The Weekend - house of balonz
The 1975 - a brief enquiry into online relationships
Tame Impala - lonerism
Janelle Monae - the archandroid
Car seat headrest - teens of denial
Fka twigs - lp1




I would rather not run the decade poll alongside the usual end of year poll. Given this thread has largely morphed into another chat thread I think the best option is to retire this now, put all chat back in the chat thread, and resurrect the decade poll in the new year with a new thread.

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Thank you for being understanding and for putting the effort into this.


They’re all great in their own ways, but IMO 3 is just about the best. Very hard to pick between them, though.

At the moment I would go with this. Maybe ATCQ or some Protomartyr/Big Thief could get in there.

Tempted to swap the top two but even after so long, LES still sounds amazing every time I listen.

  1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
  2. David Bowie - Blackstar
  3. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
  4. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
  5. Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else
  6. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
  7. Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
  8. The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace is there
  9. Slowdive - Slowdive
  10. Low - Double Negative

Edit: replaced Be the Cowboy with Slowdive.


I hope that @Prob500 isn’t feeling put out by the response in this thread. Must be a massive amount of work and it’s always interesting to see the results.

Personally feel like there will be nothing released in the final sixtieth of the decade that will be able to crack my top 10. Not even Big Thief. Let’s face it, all of the websites and magazines will be doing their lists before christmas, as they did back in 2009, as far as I remember. Why should we be any different? Part of the joy of these threads (and the AOTY ones too) is looking back on them and seeing/appreciating how your opinion has changed because of seeing things differently or having missed albums the first time around.

Maybe if the thread could be kept open until the end of November? That might appease most people?


Fixed that for me! (agree with your point about this poll though!)

Just discovered that Born Like This was released in 2009 so I’m back to the drawing board again.

Going early on this list with apologies to September-December 2019. Taken me a day to go through this, but here’s 10 I’d go to bat for:

  1. The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
  2. Low - Double Negative
  3. Evening Hymns - Spectral Dusk
  4. The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There
  5. Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle
  6. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
  7. Kathryn Joseph - From When I Wake The Want Is
  8. Planning for Burial - Desideratum
  9. Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
  10. Matt Christensen - A Cradle In The Bowery

totally forgotten this, what a great record

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  1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
  2. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  3. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
  4. Frank Ocean - Blonde
  5. 65daysofstatic - Wild Light
  6. Noname - Telefone
  7. Young Fathers - Tape One &Two
  8. The Hotelier - Home Like Noplace Is There
  9. Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost
  10. Self Esteem - Compliments Please

Really struggle to put things in order but here goes.

1 - Half Free - U.S. Girls
2 - Pull My Hair Back - Jessy Lanza
3 - Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
4 - Let England Shake - PJ Harvey
5 - Slowdive - Slowdive
6 - Have One On Me - Joanna Newsom
7 - Carrie and Lowell - Sufjan Stevens
8 - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
9 - Pom Pom - Ariel Pink
10 - WIXIW - Liars

  1. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
  2. D’angelo - black messiah
  3. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
  4. Julia Holter - Have You in my wilderness
  5. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs
  6. Beyonce- Beyonce
  7. Lambchop - Flotus
  8. Jlin - Black Origami
  9. Kendrick Lamar - TPAB
  10. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
  1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  2. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid MAAD City
  3. Nicolas Jaar - Space is Only Noise
  4. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
  5. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic
  6. Holly Herndon - Proto
  8. Bee Mask - Vapourware / Scannops
  9. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
  10. Tropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death in Meatspace
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  1. Neon Indian - Vega Intl Night School
  2. Kendrick - TPAB
  3. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
  4. Tame Impala - Currents
  5. Disclosure - Settle
  6. Caribou - Swim
  7. Thundercat - Apocalypse
  8. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
  9. Joakim - Nothing Gold
  10. Factory Floor - s/t

Oooft, those Factory Floor and Thundercat albums are great calls.


I had my reservations about posting my top 10 this soon but having given it a lot of thought and seeing some other lists I’m gonna go for what I think right now. The end of this year may throw up some brilliant albums but will they click enough to edge into the top 10? Not sure. Here goes…

  1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
  2. Twilight Sad - Nobody wants to be here…
  3. Tame Impala - Currents
  4. The Avalanches - Wildflower
  5. Brainwaltzera - Brainwaltzera
  6. Meilyr Jones - 2013
  7. Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
  8. Everything Everything - Get to Heaven
  9. James Holden - The animal spirits
  10. Aphex Twin - Syro
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Can’t believe i didn’t make anybody’s top ten albums of the decade