The 2018 DIS forum user album of the year DISCUSSION THREAD


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Speaking of car seat headrest…

Glad that’s that cleared up then.


Right. I’m repeating what I did last year: choosing a top 64 and then pairing them off randomly and making them slug it out head to head to get through to the next round. Eventually one winner will be victorious (hopefully before Christmas / the extinction of life on Earth). Stay tuned to find out who is going through from this lot! (I’ve actually done most of the head to heads on this round; it takes forever):

2018 Listen off groupings:

Group #1
competitor #1: 8 Holly Miranda
competitor #2: 9 Screaming Females
Group #2
competitor #1: 20 The Body
competitor #2: 16 Svalbard
Group #3
competitor #1: 43 Mitski
competitor #2: 28 Author and Punisher
Group #4
competitor #1: 6 Car Seat Headrest
competitor #2: 27 Daniel Avery
Group #5
competitor #1: 36 Idles
competitor #2: 19 Courtney Barnett
Group #6
competitor #1: 29 Hot Snakes
competitor #2: 56 Cat Power
Group #7
competitor #1: 53 Olafur Arnulds
competitor #2: 3 Yo La Tengo
Group #8

competitor #1: 58 Spiritualized
competitor #2: 23 Jon Hopkins
Group #11
competitor #1: 61 Emma Ruth Rundle
competitor #2: 12 Hop Along
Group #12
competitor #1: 44 Tomberlin
competitor #2: 45 Steve Hauschildt
Group #13
competitor #1: 14 Tropical Fuck Storm
competitor #2: 18 St Vincent
Group #14
competitor #1: 10 Grouper
competitor #2: 35 Preoccupations
Group #15
competitor #1: 48 Big Red Machine
competitor #2: 22 Belly
Group #16
competitor #1: 46 Deafheaven
competitor #2: 11 Dylan Carlson
Group #17
competitor #1: 40 Will Oldham
competitor #2: 39 Young Jesus
Group #18
competitor #1: 30 Mount Eerie (now Only)
competitor #2: 42 The Beths
Group #19
competitor #1: 4 Nihls Frahm
competitor #2: 57 Marissa Nadler
Group #20
competitor #1: 49 Pig Destroyer
competitor #2: 59 Tim Hecker
Group #21
competitor #1: 38 Papa M
competitor #2: 7 Loma
Group #22
competitor #1: 5 Daughters
competitor #2: 34 Rolo Tomassi
Group #23
competitor #1: 24 Adrienne Lenker
competitor #2: 25 Sleep
Group #24
competitor #1: 33 The Breeders
competitor #2: 60 Noname
Group #25
competitor #1: 63 Sarah Davachi
competitor #2: 62 Oliver Coates
Group #26
competitor #1: 17 Mary Lattimore
competitor #2: 13 Wye Oak
Group #27
competitor #1: 54 Lyla Foy
competitor #2: 47 Micah Templeton Wolfe
Group #28
competitor #1: 21 Beach House
competitor #2: 50 Anna Calvi
Group #29
competitor #1: 64 Dilly Dally
competitor #2: 15 Father John Misty
Group #30
competitor #1: 26 War on Women
competitor #2: 55 Hotel Neon
Group #31
competitor #1: 51 Low
competitor #2: 2 J Mascis
Group #32
competitor #1: 32 Anna Von Hauswolff
competitor #2: 37 Let’s Eat Grandma
Group #33
1 lucy Dacus
52 The Ocean

Group #34

Jonny Greenwood

Hermit and The Recluse

Not sure what’s happened to the formatting at the end there. It’s copied across from the website where I do the random pairings.


Parquet Courts down at number 9, I told y’all the tide was turning! :wink:

Poll options should be:
The five albums you like the best .
The five albums you want people to know that you like.

Was reading through the votes and thinking to myself, “I really do not belong here”, when:




I still love this album, I probably won’t get to vote for it though unfortunately. Still no idea why it’s being rated so lowly, the whole thing is great.

  1. The Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.
  2. The Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.
  3. The Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.
  4. The Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.
  5. The Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.

Why would you do this?

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These are easily two of my top 5 I could never choose one over the other

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It was the algorithm! It’s done randomly! It’s the one big drawback to this system: your second favourite lp of the year can go out in the first round if its drawn against your favourite.


*tension and drama not guaranteed. Your statutory rights are unaffected.


My man :+1:

I’ve got the extended version of this plus the remix album and it is all great :+1::+1:

Plus, one of my gig of the year :+1::+1::+1:

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This feels a touch early as I reckon the 1975 will be up there. Still here goes:

P.S I’m including EPs because there’s been a couple this year that deserve to be held up there:

  1. Wild Pink - Yolk in the Fur
  2. Fucked Up - Dose your Dreams
  3. Typhoon - Offerings
  4. Boygenius - Boygenius
  5. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
  6. Foxing - Nearer my God
  7. Janelle Monae - Dirty Conputer
  8. The Spielberg’s - Distant Star
  9. Wye Oak-The Louder I Call
  10. Restorations - LP 5000
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Most of the pundits are talking up their side as being the easier half of the draw with the big hitters of Low and Let’s Eat Grandma on the other side. You could be OK!

Great to see someone else liking the wild pink and restorations records

I made a playlist of stuff I’ve loved that’s been released this year (be it singles, album tracks or songs from EPs). A few mates I’ve shared it with have loved it so I thought I’d put it on here too because to be honest a fair bit of this I wouldn’t have known about if it wasn’t for this messageboard. ITS THE CIRCLE OF LIIIIIIIFEEEEE


They are both so great. The Reatorations LP has so much focus, every track just lands perfectly.

I’m actually fairly surprised that Wild Pink isn’t on more lists here, it seemed like people where listening at the time, tbh I’ve put it on 3-4 a week even since. There’s just something about how low key and expansive it is gets me every time.

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I won’t submit my list until nearer the end of the month, but the below are the ten that I’m most likely considering. Unless I find some additional new (or unheard by me) albums over the next month.

Hannah Epperson – Slowdown
Setec – Atrial Flutters (or Raise Yr Hand If Yr Afraid)
Sam Vance-Law – Homotopia
Jonathan Bree – Sleepwalking
Get Well Soon – The Horror
Laura Gibson – Goners
Soap&Skin – From Gas To Solid / You Are My Friend
TV Girl – Death Of A Party Girl
Low – Double Negative
Kathryn Joseph – From When I Wake The Want Is

Good list this @bugduv

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