A few weeks ago, a member of the DiS message-boards thought it’d be fun to find out what our community’s favourite album is. The voting happened, here in a thread full of the usual irreverent ‘banter’, and now the results are in.

A lot of the records in the list (My Bloody Valentine, Radiohead, The National) were somewhat predictable. It was hardly a shock to see The Beatles and The Smiths made it either. I was quite surprised, given the communities love of electronic music that the genre wasn’t really represented, but then again, I think a lot of people posted lists to show off their electric tastes and to turn people on to smaller releases, whilst others opted for tactical votes. Everyone had a different idea of what they were voting for, and why they were doing it, which perhaps leads to a predictable answer, but nonetheless, it was interesting to see what the voting spat out. 

I found it a little surprising how few of my picks (below) made it onto the list, but then it’s hardly surprising to discover that some popular stuff rose to the top. I never set out to run a site that only appeals to people with the same taste as me, and the diversity and knowledge of the DiS community is what makes it such a vibrant place. 

DiS users favourite albums - The Full Results

11 The Cure - Disintegration 

12 The National - Boxer 

13 Joanna Newsom - Ys 

13= Pixies - Doolittle 

13= Weezer - Blue 

16 Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible 

16= The Wrens - Meadowlands 

18 Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#OO 

19 The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds 

20 Nirvana - In Utero 

20= Radiohead - In Rainbows 

20= The Beatles - White Album 


My votes went to…

1. Weezer - Pinkerton 

2. Deftones - White Pony 

3. The National - Boxer 

4. M83 - Saturdays=Youth 

5. dEUS - The Ideal Crash 

6. Bjork - Vespertine 

7. At the Drive-in - Relationship of Command 

8. Elliott Smith - Figure 8 

9. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights 

10. Bright Eyes - Lifted…

…needs more Burial, Daft Punk, Justice, Luke Abbott, Aphex, Wild Beasts, Bloc Party, etc…and kinda avoided albums pre-DiS (2000). Anyone remember the top 66 of the first six years of DiS list that we did?

My pre-DiS list would probably be something like…

1. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 

2. Carole King - Tapestry 

3. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love 

4. Bjork - Debut 

5. Prince - The Hits 

6. David Bowie - Low 

7. Brian Eno - Music for Airports 

8. Sonic Youth - Dirty 

9. Pixies - Doolittle 

10. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
10. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
10. Mansun - Six

…and so many more.  

  1. brokensocialsheen reblogged this from drownedinsoundcloud and added:
    This is worthy.
  2. drownedinsoundcloud reblogged this from seaninsound and added:
    In case you’re wondering who topped our poll…
  3. seaninsound posted this