Right then, it is June! Which means at some point in the next few weeks it will be the middle of the year. A lot of June's releases are already online or various tracks from them are, so I thought I'd start the annual half-year thread in earnest (though last year it started in May).
This isn't a 'voting' thread, although maybe it'd be fun to do that at the end of the year, it's more a chance to ramble on about records you've been loving and things you feel more people should have checked out, and maybe should do so when the release schedule calms down a little in the coming weeks. Or share a playlist or link to your blog post with some of your favourites. Or to moan that it hasn't been a very good year for music so far if that's (really?) how you feel.
Here's a re-cap of the DiSsers albums of the month, voted for by you:
January: East India Youth - Total Strife Forever
February: Sun Kil Moon - Benji
March: The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
April: EMA - The Future's Void
May: Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
p.s. rather than just throwing out one big list, perhaps you could pop back every few days with a small cluster of recommendations and an intriguing sentence or two to lure people into listening? Just a thought. There are NO RULES.