The DIS 2020 album of the year polling thread.

  1. Dogleg - Melee
  2. Laura Marling - Songs for our daughter
  3. Deftones - Ohms
  4. Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song
  5. Jeff Parker - Suite for Max Brown
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Alright, this was really tough.

  1. Sault - Untitled (Black Is) / Untitled (Rise)
  2. Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud
  3. Armand Hammer - Shrines
  4. Boldy James - The Price of Tea in China
  5. Duval Timothy - Help

Also can’t separate the Sault albums. IMO they should counted together (like a few publications are doing), but if not give the points to Black Is!

Thanks for doing this as always :+1:

3 Likes
  1. Run The Jewels - RTJ4
  2. Rina Sawayama - SAWAYAMA
  3. Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
  4. Taylor Swift - Folklore
  5. Ariana Grande - Positions

Wasn’t sure which way round to put 3 and 4 and might regret this down the line but ultimately I think Folklore is poorly structured. The start and end are too grinding, which makes it a chore to listen to as an album, even though its highs are much higher than Fetch The Bolt Cutters

4 Likes
  1. Soccer Mommy - Color Theory
  2. Jesu - Terminus
  3. Bill Fay - Countless Branches
  4. Kestrels - Dream or No Dream
  5. Andy Bell - The view from halfway down

Thanks as ever for collating @Prob500

Guitar based top 5 for me but top 100 is more eclectic in terms of electronica, ambient and jazz aditions mainly…made a top 100 tracks playlist on Spotify too

  1. Sault - Untitled (Black is…)
  2. Waxahatchee- Saint Cloud
  3. The Avalanches- We Will Always Love You
  4. Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
  5. Protomartyr- Ultimate Success Today
4 Likes
  1. Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today
  2. Deftones - Ohms
  3. Young Jesus - Welcome to Conceptual Beach
  4. Touché Amoré - Lament
  5. Empty Country - Empty Country
1 Like
  1. Lomelda - Hannah
  2. Adrienne Lenker - Songs
  3. Diet Cig- Do You Wonder About Me?
  4. 2nd Grade - Hit to Hit
  5. Mary Lattimore - Silver Ladders
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Lots of good albums this year - well done 2020 in that regard at least :+1:

  1. Avalanches - We Will Always Love You
  2. Craven Faults - Erratics & Unconformities
  3. Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song
  4. Working Men’s Club - Working Men’s Club
  5. Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic
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Overall top 5 then, a combination of my black and non black metal lists (I could have made three or four totally different but equally deserving top 5s but this was the first off the top of my head!);

  1. Run The Jewels - RTJ4
  2. Akhlys - Melinoë
  3. Aesop Rock - Spirit World Field Guide
  4. Borgne - Y
  5. bow church - The Spirits In This Forest Are Older Than Your Gods
4 Likes
  1. Svalbard - When I Die, Will I get Better?
  2. Microphones - Microphones in 2020 (knocked out by Svalbard)
  3. Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher (knocked out by Svalbard)
  4. Lianne La Havas - S/T (knocked out by Svalbard)
  5. A . A. Williams - Forever Blue (knocked out by Phoebe Bridgers)
6) Post Louis - Descender (knocked out by Svalbard)
7) Adrienne Lennker - Songs/Instrumentals (knocked out by Lianne La Havas)
8) Run The Jewels - RTJ4 (knocked out by Microphones)
9) Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today (knocked out by Lianne La Havas)
10) Armand Hammer - Shrines (knocked out by Phoebe Bridgers)
11) Mitochondrial Sun - S/T (knocked out by Protomartyr)
12) Mary Lattimore - Silver Ladders (knocked out by Phoebe Bridgers)
13) Denzel Curry - Unlocked (knocked out by Mitochondrial Sun)
14) Bell Witch - Stygian Bough (knocked out by Mary Lattimore)
15) Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension (knocked out by Lianne La Havas)
16) Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song (knocked out by Sufjan Stevens)
17) Ghost Halo - Chemical Rain (knocked out by Sufjan Stevens)
18) Daughters of Reykjavik - Soft Spot (knocked out by Mitochondrial Sun)
19) Sevadliza - Shabrang (knocked out by Adrienne Lennker)
20) Open Mike Eagle - Anime, Trauma and Divorce (knocked out by Sevdaliza)
6 Likes
  1. Beatrice Dillon - Workaround
  2. Autechre - Sign
  3. Armand Hammer - Shrines
  4. Perfume Genius - Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
  5. The Soft Pink Truth - Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?
4 Likes
  1. Lyra Pramuk - Fountain
  2. Sarah Davachi - Cantus, Descant
  3. Soccer Mommy - Colour Theory
  4. Perfume Genius - Set Fire to My Heart
  5. Adam & Elvis - Pub Grub
2 Likes
  1. Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
  2. Young Jesus - Welcome to Conceptual Beach
  3. Christian Lee Hutson - Beginners
  4. Empty Country - Empty Country
  5. Loma - Don’t Shy Away
3 Likes
  1. Charli XCX — How I’m Feeling Now
  2. Nation of Language — Introduction, Presence
  3. Jack River — Stranger Heart (mini album, doesn’t count)
  4. The Wants — Container
  5. Thick — 5 Years Behind
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  1. Childish Gambino - 3.15.20
  2. Bob Dylan - Rough & Rowdy Ways
  3. Anna Von Hausswolff - All Thoughts Fly
  4. Sex Swing - Type II
  5. Jeff Parker - Suite For Max Brown
3 Likes

boldy james - the price of tea in china
touche amore - lament
taylor swift - folklore
79rs gang - expect the unexpected
deftones - ohms

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1 Young Jesus - Welcome to conceptual Beach
2 Warmth - Life
3 Bow Church - The Spirits In This Forest Are Older Than Your Gods
4 36 / Zake - Stasis Sounds for Long-Distance Space Travel
5 Nation of Language - Introduction, Presence

The 36 and Warmth albums have helped to calm my mind in these crazy times and are just beautiful pieces of music. The Young Jesus album by a mile though, bloody love it.

1 Like
  1. The Microphones - Microphones in 2020
  2. Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today
  3. Phoebe Bridges - Punisher
  4. Waxahatchee - St Cloud
  5. Adrienne Lenker - Songs/Instrumentals
3 Likes
  1. Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
  2. Porridge Radio - Every Bad
  3. Loma - Don’t Shy Away
  4. Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
  5. Taylor Swift - Folklore
  1. Protomartyr – Ultimate Success Today
  2. Daniel Avery & Allesandro Cortini – Illusion of Time
  3. Georgia – Seeking Thrills
  4. Holy Fuck – Deleter
  5. SAULT – Untitled (Rise)
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