Will be surprised to see any record store or indie loving publication’s list without the Julie Byrne album - a quiet album full of big feelings. Was voted July’s album of the month over PJ Harvey and Blur. One for fans of Nick Drake, epic vistas full of mist, Elliott Smith’s gentlest songs with soaring bits, and modern sad-songers like Tomberlin, Sufjan Stevens and Mitski.
Guess my secondary Q is can you guess what DiS community will vote album of the year?
Sofia Kourtesis probably. Feels like it’s in that sweet spot of accessible for those who don’t listen to huge amounts of dance music and interesting enough for those that do.
My reference point here is Kelly Lee Owens (but better)
Boygenius of course
Maybe Romy, Young Fathers, +1 for Sofia Kourtesis (though it might have come a little late for some lists, might be perfect timing for others)
Chemical Brothers one is a career highlight for me.
Slowdive are going to be everywhere, I hope.
Might have to relisten! Personally was pretty disappointed by it but only span it once
CMAT feels like this year’s Self Esteem. Big with the 6Music Dads.
I think Lana Del Rey will be on most record store/publication lists.
DiS AOTY: boygenius and billy woods are in with a shout.
The Collab we’ve all been calling for.
Mandy, Indiana will be on loads.
(Quite rightly, I should be clear. Maybe Nabihah Iqbal, too? Possibly Yves Tumour)
not that many albums/artists like this anymore are there? Or maybe I’m just disconnected from it. Think everyone who’s heard Rozi Plain - Prize has enjoyed it. Water From Your Eyes - Everyone’s Crushed could sneak onto a lot of lists too, reckon that has wide appeal
It took about a week to click with me and it’s pure gold.
I suspect the James Holden album will (rightly) appear on lots of lists. Should also be popular with the DiS community, though not quite as much as Mandy, Indiana if the Neptune voting is anything to go by.
I am this person you describe and have just listened and … Yep. Shouldn’t be surprised they’re on Ninja Tune.
Mitski, Boygenius, Sufjan.
Amazed no one said Caroline Polachek yet, critics were falling all over themselves about it when it came out, reckon its goot a good shout to win the CUMULATIVE AOTY 2023
Lana, Sufjan, Sofia Kouresis will do well across the board. But prob be a year with 15 diff number 1 albums.