National Album Day - A DIS community experience

First album: Weezer - Blue Album & Nirvana - Greatest Hits (purchased at the same time)
Last album bought: The Fall - Extricate (second hand vinyl copy from a flea market)
Desert island album:The Radio Dept - Clinging To A Scheme
Last Album Listened to: Connan Mockasin - Jassbusters
2018 recommendation(s): Mary Lattimore - Hundreds Of Days / Milo - Budding Ornithologists Are Weary Of Tired Analogies (cheating I know but both of these albums need more mentions)

My First: Michael Jackson - Bad (Cassette, 1989-ish) 8/10
My last: Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (CD, 2015) 9/10
My everything: My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (CD, 2004) 10/10

My current: Paramore - After Laughter (Spotify, 2018) 9/10
My 2018: Let’s Eat Grandma - I’m All Ears (Spotify, 2018) 9/10

First album: Robert Miles - Dreamland
Last album bought: Sleep Party People - Lingering Pt. II
Desert Island album: Old Amica - For A Second
Last album listened to: Babybird - The Lofi Albums
2018 recommendation: Setec - Atrial Flutters (or Raise Yr Hand If Yr Afraid)

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First Album: Blur - The Great Escape
Last Album Bought: Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
Desert Album: Low - Things We Lost In The Fire
Last Alum listened to: Anna St Louis - If Only There Was a River
2018 Recommendation: Sun June - Years

bonus little recommendation: Wished Bone - Cellar Belly

First album bought: Blondie - Parallel Lines
Last album bought: St Vincent - MassEducation
Desert island album: American Music Club - California
Last album listened to: Amber Arcades - European Heartbreak
2018 recommendation- Saba - Care For Me ( on the basis that you all already know about the Low album)

Blimey. That’s one gloomy island.


First bought: Neil Diamond - America
Last bought: Obaa Sima - Ata Kak
Desert: Augie March - Strange Bird
Last listened: Cat Power - Wanderer
2018: Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is My Reptile

First album: Outhere Brothers - Party Album (Not even the cooler rude version)
Last album bought: Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
Desert Island album: Radiohead - In Rainbows/OK Computer can’t decide
Last album listened to: REM - Fables
2018 recommendation: Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy

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First owned: Spice Girls - Spice/First bought: Gorillaz - s/t
Last bought: Brand New - Science Fiction :grimacing:
Desert island: The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is there
Last listened: Jeff Buckley - Grace
2018 rec: Mitski - Be The Cowboy

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First album: Radiohead - Pablo Honey
Last album bought: John Grant - Love Is Magic / Daniel Brandt - Channels
Desert Island album: Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
Last album listened to: Cocteau Twins - Four Calendar Café
2018 recommendation: Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth

First album: The Smurfs - The Smurfs Go Pop!

Last album bought: Christine and the Queens - Chris

Desert Island album: Radiohead - OK Computer

Last album listened to: Xiu Xiu - Knfie Play

2018 recommendation: Noname - Room 25

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In my top 10 favourite albums

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First album bought : Sash! - It’s My Life
Last album bought: Ancient Methods - The Jericho Records
Desert Island Album: Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People
Last Album listened to: REM - Live at the Olympia
2018 recommendation: Container - LP

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First album: Funeral for a Friend - Hours
Last album bought: Haiku Salut - There Is No Elsewhere
Desert Island album: Skies of Arcadia soundtrack
Last album listened to: XIII (Redux) - Dawnwalker
2018 recommendation: Lowering - Collapsule

I think a lot of VG soundtracks would fit the bill for a Desert Island album.

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Is there a way to edit posts? Completely forgot I bought a physical copy of The Vaccines’ Combat Sports. Ah well

First album home taped from a library copy with liner notes photocopied at work by my dad: Meatloaf - Bat Out of Hell II
First album bought with actual money: The Lightning Seeds - Jollification
Last album bought: Rozi Plain - Joined Sometimes Unjoined
Desert Island album: Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid Of You & I Will Beat Your Ass
Last album listened to: Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
2018 recommendation: Phosphorescent - C’est La Vie

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Was between this and Mitski for me, think Be the Cowboy only just pipped it as I’ve had more time with it

on the grounds of variety, length, and quality; this is an extremely good shout


Yeah, my thoughts too! I figured that if you were going to only ever have one soundtrack for the rest of your life, you’d be hard pushed to combine these three factors to better effect.


First: seal s/t
Last: kacey musgraves - golden hr
Desert Island: D’Angelo - voodoo
Last album listened to: lcd - American dream
2018: kacey musgraves or if it has to be different, Burna Boy - outside