The DIS 2021 album of the year polling thread.

As December is nearly here guess it’s time to start this again. Doesn’t time fly, barely seems any time since the last one.

So in this thread please provide your top 5 albums of 2021 in the following format:

  1. Name of artist who released your favourite album of 2021: Name of album.
  2. Name of artist who released your 2nd favourite album of 2021: Name of album.
  3. Etc
  4. And so on
  5. Name of artist who released your 5th favourite album of 2021: Name of album

Please only provide it in this format, and I’ll only use the first contribution provided (anything else makes my life difficult). I’ll keep this thread open until at the earliest the first weekend of January (1st/2nd) so plenty of time to wait until you have the perfect list.

And any discussion of your lists to go in the DIScussion thread to keep this one unclogged of chat:

Last year’s results are here:

And if you wanted to see last year’s poll it is here:

which also has a link to the 2019 results (and if you keep following the similar links you can find all the previous years of results if you are really bored).

Good luck everyone!

  1. Halsey: If I Can’t Have Love I Want Power
  2. Self Esteem: Prioritise Pleasure
  3. Tyler the Creator: Call Me If You Get Lost
  4. Manchester Orchestra: The Million Masks of God
  5. Mick Jenkins: Elephant in the Room
  1. Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders - Promises
  2. Big Brave - Vital
  3. Emma-Jean Thackray - Yellow
  4. Genesis Owusu - Smiling With No Teeth
  5. Arab Strap - As Days Go Dark

Going to wait on this as two of the best albums of last year, were released in December.

  1. Promises - Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders/LSO
  2. Shade - Grouper
  3. New Long Leg - Dry Cleaning
  4. As Days Get Dark - Arab Strap
  5. Colourgrade - Tirzah
  1. Du Blonde - Homecoming
  2. TORRES - Thirstier
  3. Self Esteem - Prioritise Pleasure
  4. Weezer - OK Human
  5. Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
  1. Cassandra Jenkins An Overview on Phenomenal Nature

  2. Loraine James Reflection

  3. Mustafa When Smoke Rises

  4. Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders Promises

  5. Sault 9

  1. Hayley Williams: Flowers for Vases / Descansos
  2. Olivia Rodrigo: SOUR
  3. Hannah Peel: Fir Wave
  4. Cassandra Jenkins: An Overview on Phenomenal Nature
  5. Low: Hey What
  1. King Woman - Celestial Blues
  2. Big Brave - Vital
  3. Low - Hey what
  4. Les conches velasques - Celebración Del Trance Profano
  5. Part Chimp - Drool
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  1. HTRK - Rhinestones
  2. Low - HEY WHAT
  3. Lana - Chemtrails
  4. The Bug - Fire
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  1. Cassandra Jenkins - An overview…
  2. Self Esteem - Prioritise Pleasure
  3. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - Carnage
  4. The Hold Steady - Open Door Policy
  5. Kate Kirby - Cool, Dry Place
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I’m not sure I’m prepared for the mental anguish that will result in picking only 5. I probably will have liked my AOTY only a bit more than my number 30.

  1. Alice Phoebe Lou - Glow
  2. Rosie Tucker - Sucker Supreme
  3. Black Marble - Fast Idol
  4. Porches - All day gentle hold!
  5. Bleachers - Take the sadness out of Saturday Night
  1. Julien Baker - Little Oblivions
  2. Peter Gregson - Patina
  3. Marine Eyes - idyll
  4. Elori Saxl - The Blue of Distance
  5. Fortitude Valley - Fortitude Valley
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I thought I was au fait with most 2021 releases, but have not heard of 9 of the last 10 in the previous 2 posts :smiley:

  1. Low - Hey What
  2. Self Esteem - Prioritise Pleasure
  3. The Coral - Coral Island

Can’t think of anything else I’ve liked very much. And I only half liked that Coral album.

  1. Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
  2. Torres - Thirstier
  3. Kiwi Jr - Cooler Returns
  4. Joan As Policewoman, Tony Allen, Dave Okumu - The Solution Is Restless
  5. Matt Maltese - Good Morning, It’s Now Tomorrow

tough to whittle down!

also loved these

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000
Lael Neale - Acquainted With Night
Greentea Peng - Man Made
St Vincent - Daddy’s Home
Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, John Randall - The Marfa Tapes
Anthony Joseph - The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running For Their Lives
Faye Webster - I Know I’m Funny haha
Tyler The Creator - Call Me If You Get Lost
Xenia Rubinos - Una Rosa


Tayls: Have You Ever? I’ve Always
Elohim: Journey to the Center of Myself
Lil Nas X: Montero

  1. The Red, Pinks and Purples - Uncommon Weather
  2. Fightmilk - Contender
  3. Self Esteem - Prioritise Pleasure
  4. Torres - Thirstier
  5. Amyl and The Sniffers - Comfort To Me