The 2019 DIS forum user album of the year POLL THREAD

Guess it’s about time we get this started again. Usual stuff, what I need you to do is give your top five albums in this format:

  1. The artist who released your favourite album of 2019 - Name of album
  2. The artist who released your 2nd favourite album of 2019 - Name of album
  3. You get the idea
  4. etc
  5. The artist who released your 5th favourite album of 2019 - Name of album

Please use this format, anything else just makes my life more difficult than it needs to be. I will also only take the first list provided. So if you post a list up and then decide you want to swap positions 2 and 3, and exchange the 5th one for something else that’s all fine, but it won’t be included in the results so try and get it right first time if you can.

It’s also better if all discussion goes somewhere else so this is just a thread of lists. All discussion into this thread please:

I’ll keep this open until early in the new year so there’s loads of time, and I’ll give plenty of warning when the poll will be closed down.

If you want to see what’s happened in previous years, last year Low smashed it:

And all previous years I’ve done are at the top of this thread:



Usually it’s hard, but this year it actually isn’t at all hard. Honoured to be first out of the gate.

  1. JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs
  2. Yellow Eyes - Rare Field Ceiling
  3. Liturgy - H.A.Q.Q.
  4. Holly Herndon - Proto
  5. Mount Eerie - Lost Wisdom Pt. 2
  1. Self Esteem - Compliments Please
  2. Tyler the Creator - IGOR
  3. Little Brother - May the Lord Watch
  4. FKA Twigs - Magdalene
  5. Sudan Archives - Athena
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btw huge honourable mentions go to Eartheater, Have a Nice Life, Blanck Mass, Blood Incantation, Body meat, Club Night, Consumer, Giant Swan, Richard Dawson, Sean McCann, and Wreck and Reference

  1. Holly Herndon - Proto
  2. These New Puritans - Inside The Rose
  3. Blanck Mass - Animated Violence Mild
  4. International Teachers Of Pop - International Teachers Of Pop
  5. Madonnatron - Musica Alla Putanesca

Listened to loads of ‘good’ albums this year but maybe not as many ‘great’ albums as some other years. Still another good year overall :+1:


There were loads of really good albums but maybe only one or two that I’ll be listening to in 10 years.

Gonna have to think really hard to decide which 5 are better than all the others.

  1. Nathan Micay – Blue Spring
  2. Big Thief – U.F.O.F.
  3. Carly Rae Jepsen – Dedicated
  4. 猫 シ Corp. & t e l e p a t h – Building a Better World
  5. Tyler, The Creator – IGOR
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  1. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell
  2. Taylor Swift - Lover
  3. Desperate Journalist - In Search Of The Miraculous
  4. Press Club - Late Teens
  5. Self Esteem - Compliments Please

wrong thread

I’m messing this up already.

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Sorry, screwed you over there by editing my post :smiley:

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  1. Purple Mountains
  2. Nick Cave
  3. DIIV
  4. W.H Lung
  5. Stephen Malkmus
  1. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
  2. Richard Dawson - 2020
  3. Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love
  4. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
  5. Vanishing Twin - The Age of Immunology

1 and 2 are clear cut, but there are at least another 10 albums that could have taken the other three places. Was hoping to be able to pick a top 10 this year!

  1. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
  2. Ex:Re - Ex:Re
  3. DIIV - Deceiver
  4. Fontaines DC - Dogrel
  5. Mono - Nowhere Now Here

I thought Ex:Re was last year??

Think the digital release was 2018 but the physical release was this year. If it’s not allowed I’ll change it @Prob500


I’ll play

  1. Ashley Henry - Beautiful Vinyl Hunter
  2. Sacred Paws - Run around the Sun
  3. Claude Fontaine - Claude Fontaine
  4. Ezra Collective - You Can’t Steal My Joy
  5. Snapped Ankles - Stunning Luxury
  1. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell
  2. Richard Dawson - 2020
  3. Big Thief - UFOF
  4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
  5. Slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain.

As others have said, got a list of about 20 that are quite interchangeable. All cracking records, but no runaway winner this year.

  1. Petrels - The Dusk Loom
  2. The Twilight Sad - It Won/t Be Like This All The Time
  3. American Football - American Football (III)
  4. Lingua Ignota - CALIGULA
  5. Matana Roberts - COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis

Some great music released this year…

  1. W.H. Lung - incidental music
  2. Petrels - The Dusk loom
  3. Stenny - Upsurge
  4. Hot Chip - A Bath Full of Ecstasy
  5. The Comet is coming - Trust in the Lifeforce…