The Big 2017 DIS forum user poll


#1

Here’s the DIS forum user poll. What I need you to do is give your top five albums in this format:

  1. The artist who released your favourite album of 2017 - Name of album
  2. The artist who released your 2nd favourite album of 2017 - Name of album
  3. You get the idea
  4. etc
  5. The artist who released your 5th favourite album of 2017 - 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 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 lists. I’ll start another thread for AOTY discussions.

And at the start of January I’ll crunch the data and we can find out which albums DIS users really liked.

Here’s what happened in the last few years …

David Bowie was 2016:

In 2015 it was Sufjan:

And in 2014 it was Sun Kil Moon:


2017 Album of the year (discussion thread)
What are you listening right now?
#2

I just wanted to say good luck, we’re all counting on you.


2017 Album of the year (discussion thread)
#3

1 tonstartssbandht - sorcerer
2 oxbow - thin black duke
3 pallbearer - heartless
4 protomartyr - relatives in descent
5 jane weaver - modern kosmology


#4

YES! Happy polling, everyone.


#5
  1. Mogwai - every country’s sun
  2. James Holden & the Animal spirits
  3. Sylvan Esso - What now
  4. Four tet - New energy
  5. Kelly lee Owens

#6

That is an awful bad name. Im sure the music is excellent.


#7
  1. Sparks - Hippopotamus
  2. St Vincent - Masseduction
  3. Slowdive - Slowdive
  4. Sufjan Stevens and others - Planetarium
  5. Everything Everything - A Fever Dream

#8
  1. Mount eerie - a crow looks at me
  2. Shilpa ray - door girl
  3. Lorde - melodrama
  4. Sun Kil Moon/Jesu - 30 seconds til…
  5. Phoebe Bridgers - stranger in the alps

#9

5 is too few…would have liked to have given points to Slowdive, Snapped Ankles, Mogwai, Catholic Action, Kevin Morby and Yorkston / Thorne / Khan.

  1. Ibibio Sound Machine - Uyai
  2. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
  3. Sacred Paws - Strike a Match
  4. Moon Duo - Occult Architecture 1 & 2
  5. Sinkane - Life and Livin’ It

#10
  1. John Maus - ‘Screen Memories’
  2. Godspeed You Black Emperor - ‘Luciferian Towers’
  3. Feist - ‘Pleasure’
  4. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - ‘The Nashville Sound’
  5. The Surfing Magazines - ‘The Surfing Magazines’

#11
  1. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
  2. Big|Brave - Ardor
  3. Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
  4. Ex Eye - S/T
  5. Elder - Reflections of a Floating World

#12

Absolutely brilliant year… there’s very little between 1st & 20th on my long list so I’m weighing in favour of what I’ve played most frequently.

  1. LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
  2. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
  3. Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness
  4. Four Tet – New Energy
  5. Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent

#13

Excellent year, at least 20 stand-out records for me to choose from (and there’s still plenty I haven’t heard yet) that all easily could have got into the top 5, not often one gets such luxury.

  1. Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent
  2. Thundercat - Drunk
  3. Converge - The Dusk in Us
  4. Priests - Nothing Feels Natural
  5. Big Thief - Capacity

2017 Album of the year (discussion thread)
#14

Great year for albums :+1:

  1. EMA - Exile In The Outer Ring
  2. Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
  3. Blanck Mass - World Eater
  4. Forest Swords - Compassion
  5. Soulwax - From Dee Wee

Special mentions to Child Of Alice, Slowdive, Laurel Halo, Lana del Rey, R. Missing, LCD, Dead Cross, Black Angels, Fever Ray, probably loads of others that I’ve not had the chance to listen to…


#15

Really tough to pick 5 this year, but here goes:

  1. Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent
  2. Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
  3. Kelly Lee Owens - s/t
  4. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
  5. Big Thief - Capacity

Thanks for doing this!


#16

Look forward to gushing about all my favourites when the discussion thread goes up, but I think I’m pretty concrete on the Top 5 so for now I’m going with…

  1. Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile To The Surface
  2. Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger In The Alps
  3. Jonwayne - Rap Album Two
  4. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
  5. Four Tet - New Energy

Thanks @Prob500, you’re some human!


#17
  1. Phoenix - Ti Amo
  2. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
  3. Blanck Mass - World Eater
  4. Sacred Paws - Strike A Match
  5. John Maus - Screen Memories

#18
  1. Converge - The Dusk In Us
  2. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
  3. Susanne Sundfør - Music For People In Trouble
  4. Ariel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
  5. Christian Fitness - Slap Bass Hunks

Could easily make an alternative top 5 with Protomartyr, Jesca Hoop, Perfume Genius, Big Thief, Wear Your Wounds and Priests all fighting it out for spots


#19

It is up!


#20

These 5 could be in any order, but what they hey. I’ve enjoyed a lot of albums this year, more than the average, but I think it is perhaps circumstance and the situations that these have soundtracked that have led them to making my top 5.

  1. The National - Sleep Well Beast
  2. Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life
  3. Post War Glamour Girls - Swan Songs
  4. Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life
  5. Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger in the Alps